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OT, Copper Theft


May 27, 2015, 3:08 pm

Copper and aluminum are stripped out of unoccupied houses in my neighborhood all the time but I wonder who in the hell is insane enough to steal copper wire from here: o_O http://preview.tinyurl.com... Read more »

would a 1 inch hole weaken rim joist?


May 27, 2015, 2:26 pm

An electrician drilled a one-inch diameter hole in my house's rim joist while adding a new circuit. A half inch hole is sufficient to pull the romex through but a larger hole is more convenient f... Read more »

Sorta-OT HP printer problems

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May 26, 2015, 6:59 pm

My HP 3510 printer is giving me fits , keeps throwing a paper jam error even with no paper in it . I've had it almost completely disassembled , after a thorough cleaning it printed exactly one ... Read more »

(OT) Are there any *NEWS* Websites that still post photos?


May 26, 2015, 4:22 pm

I was out and about nearly all of the holiday weekend so I did not spend any time on the computer. I heard from others about all the flooding in the south, mainly Texas and Oklahoma from what I und... Read more »

Those Philips LED two-packs


May 26, 2015, 2:34 pm

I recall the announcement saying they would be available in both cool white and warm white. All I see at my Home Depot store is the warm white (yellow) and not the cool white (white) which is wh... Read more »

Gas power washer from Lowes


May 25, 2015, 11:29 pm

I have a $350 5 year old gas power washer from Lowes. I used it maybe twic e. Whenever I start it, it revs up, but then dies down 10 seconds later. I cleaned out the carborator and changed the... Read more »

zurn-wilkins 975xl 1 inch repair


May 25, 2015, 11:26 pm

I am looking for this test cock https://www.google.com/search?q=wilkins+zurn+18-860 I went to Home Depot and verified that the two ends are : 1/8 Male Thread X 1/4 Female Thread. It disassemble... Read more »

Glad To Be American


May 25, 2015, 7:56 pm

On this Memorial Day, I watched a documentary that made me proud to be an American and grateful for what I have. 8-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CJoQOQHQ8oA [8~{} Uncle American Monster Read more »

Electric pressure washer?


May 25, 2015, 7:41 pm

Are they OK for light use or a waste of money? I'd not use it often so having a gas engine to care of could be a potential PITA. I want to clean siding, outside of gutters sidewalk and steps. ... Read more »

Home thermostats.


May 25, 2015, 6:37 pm

Has anyone ever seen a heat / AC thermost where you set the temperature you want for heat or cool, and the thermosts automatically switches between heat and cool depening oon outdoor temperature? I ... Read more »

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Question about 2 stage AC/Heat Pump


I just moved into a new house with an Amana 2 stage AC/Heat Pump. It is controlled by a Honeywell HZ432 multi-zone controller. For AC it 1st kicks in on stage 1 and if the temperature is not s... Read more »

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Water Softener Setting Equal, Less, or Greater than Actual GPG

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I am wondering what the recommendation is for the grains per gallon (gpg) setting of a water softener. Our city states the gpg is about 23, but a few years ago I had Sears do the water test and the... Read more »

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Backup Sump battery


Hello, I have a Flotec FP2800DCC Backup Sump Pump System. Flotec no longer makes the batteries for this. . According to another site, the replacement is an Exide StowAway marine deep cycle batter... Read more »

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Toilet quality


I just bought a new Toilet from Home Depot and would like to know what the difference is in quality. I paid $79 for Glacier Bay All in One toilet with 1.6 gallons per flush with a 2 Fully Glaced Trap... Read more »

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Circulation function in programmable thermostat


Just wondering if the circulation function in programmable thermostat means that it will turn the fan on 100% of the time when the heat or cooling is on + it will turn the fan on 35% of the time that... Read more »

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Your Opinion Of KVAR Energy Controller


The guy who sold us a whole house generator, a man whom I trust, is now pushing KVAR EC. He purchased two ($650 each) and has saved 3,487 kwH from March-to-March. (He sent photocopies of his electr... Read more »

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Laminate floors that snap together and aren't nailed or glued down


I see that Costco is selling Harmonics laminate floors that aren't nailed or glued down. They basically snap together and just sit there. You leave a gap at each wall to allow for expansion, with ... Read more »

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bathroom fan-light-heat


I'm going to replace my 35 year old bathroom fan-light-heater combo that has been in the house since it was built. The new one is also fan-light-heat. I haven't done this before and am looking fo... Read more »

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Composite versus Vinyl replacement windows


We are in the proceess of replacing windows in our home. One of the sales pitches insisted that vinyl windows which are exposed to prolonged periods of intense sunlight would eventually fail, causing... Read more »

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Brita Or Pur Brand Best For Kitchen Faucet Water Filter ?


Hello: Water at our new place is pretty poor, and have decided to purchase one of those spigot mounted filters for the kitchen faucet. Guess there are 2 primary brands: Pur, and Brita Anyone have an... Read more »