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Time delay relay suggestions?

April 18, 2014, 8:41 am

I'm looking at changing a 1 HP pool motor to a two speed motor to save energy. A motor running at half speed can move the same amount of water using a lot less electricity. The problem is the sy... Read more »

retrofit 1-gang box that attaches to stud?

April 16, 2014, 4:20 pm

I want to add an electric outlet on the other side of a wall that has an outlet. The wiring would be trivial. However, I don't like the common retrofit box that uses a pair of fly-out plastic ta... Read more »

OT - Neat Math Trick

April 16, 2014, 8:13 am

I love math tricks and this one really works and will only take you about ten seconds. Amazing it really works to reveal my all-time favorite movie. I'm pretty good at math, so I did it in my hea... Read more »

Papa Johns deceptive advertising.......

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April 15, 2014, 1:16 pm

My GF and her son ordered a pizza from Papa Johns online..... Now they are running the double peperoni and bacon pizza for 12 bucks. But the store charged them 16 bucks since the local franchise d... Read more »

OT Mystery #45387

April 15, 2014, 12:50 pm

How do the publishers put those advertising cards in the magazines and catalogs that don't fall out during delivery but IMMEDIATELY start falling out the instant you pick up the publication? -- ... Read more »

Re: How much ROM does a "typical" Android user need for APP STORA...

April 14, 2014, 10:53 pm

I found out the SD card was useless the hard way. I gave the phone to my grandchild as a gift, and that kid returned the phone to me saying something was wrong with it because it was unusable. ... Read more »

Electric Tankless Water Heaters

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April 14, 2014, 11:17 am

Our oil-fired water heater is getting temperamental and may have to be repl aced. (It turns off overnight and needs to be reset but not on warm nights, only on cold nights.) A friend said that the... Read more »

Does anybody know how to get a single pin F96T12 fixture open?

April 14, 2014, 8:45 am

This fixture no longer works. It is screwed to the rafters in my shed from inside the case. The cover to the case (where the wiring and ballast reside) looks like it is crimped on, there are no s... Read more »

Somewhat OT - advice on John Deere Sabre tractor battery install

April 13, 2014, 10:32 pm

Bought this older tractor last fall and it worked fine. Removed the batter y for the winter, and wanted to reinstall. When I looked at the install spot, for the life of me I couldn't recall if t... Read more »

Curling wallpaper

April 13, 2014, 9:23 pm

How can I soften the curled-up edges of my vinyl-coated wallpaper so I can re-glue it to the wall? Read more »

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Faulty water meter?

Last week, when I got my water bill, it was a whopping $185.00. On checking my water meter, it was spinning at the rate of about 3 gallons per minute. I checked for anything leaking in the house a... Read more »


Drilling holes in load bearing beams

I need to run wiring for my home entertainment setup thru an exterior wall. This is obviously a load bearing wall and I assume that it's 2x6 beams, I am not sure what the code is in NJ. This is th... Read more »


quiet inline fans

I've been looking at inline fans, what are the quietest ones? I'm looking at something about 250 or 300 CFM. any idea? Panasonic has really quiet ones, the only problem is that they don't want... Read more »


Need old fricrion wheel for AMF snowblower

I have an old (early 70s?) duo stage snowblower that I have almost restored. It has a Tecumseh 5 hp engine. I believe it is an AMF Snow King, Model 5860-0010. It needs a new friction wheel. I don't ... Read more »


basement insulation questions

I would like to insulate my unfinished basement. Basement foundation is cinderblock. Two of the four walls have cheap wood paneling mounted to thin strips of furring, mounted directly to the cinder... Read more »


Dusty house

My house here in Florida is extremely dusty. I would like to find out why. I've asked local tradesmen, but to no avail. Perhaps some of you might have some ideas. Here are some details: H... Read more »


Owens Corning shingles

Three years ago I had a new roof put on using Owens Corning 25 year shingles and now every time we have a high wind which is all the time in West Texas shingles blow off and need to be replaced. Are ... Read more »


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 »


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 »


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 »