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Learning how to use a Telephone 101

October 21, 2016, 7:26 pm

It always amazes me how incompetent some people are when it comes to using a phone. Particularly when they leave a voicemail. On numerous occasions I have called someone about an ad in the newspap... Read more »

How Does Electrocution Kill You?

October 21, 2016, 6:30 pm

From: http://www.realclearscience.com/blog/2015/02/what_electricity_does_to_your_body.html How Does Electrocution Kill You? We're all conscious of the dangers of electricity. We know that 3-volt ... Read more »

What gauge wire do I need?

October 21, 2016, 8:34 am

I want to go on a 500 mile trip in an electric car. The car's motor draws 42 amps at 120 Volts AC. Therefore I will need 500 miles of extension cords. I'm aware that long cords cause a voltage drop... Read more »

For Fans & Defenders of Cr___s List..

October 21, 2016, 1:35 am

http://www.nj.com/essex/index.ssf/2016/10/bad_craigslist_haircut_prompts_pepper_spray_mayhem.html And WHERE did this customer find this barber? You guessed it! Read more »

Tin condensation on wooden porch

October 20, 2016, 10:29 pm

I have an open wooden back porch with a silver tin roof that has condensation on the underside of the roof. It drips on every piece or furniture and even the wooden floor. How can we fix this the bes... Read more »

Termite treatments

October 20, 2016, 7:46 pm

Saw some little critters dropping down from the eaves and inside near a sliding door. I would prefer spot treatment, but I'm sure there's more that I don't see, and will go with a whole house ro... Read more »

Repairing coal chute in foundation wall above grade.

October 20, 2016, 6:36 pm

I have an older home with a circular hole about two feet in diameter. My id ea is to use plywood on both sides and bolt them together with threaded rod . Th outer side would be open at the top for ... Read more »

Phone Plug Question ?

October 20, 2016, 10:39 am

Hello, Tried to find something suitable at HD and on Amazon, but couldn't. Am hoping someone could point me to the correct item to purchase, preferably via Amazon. Have the typical (sort of flat... Read more »

rfid credit card

October 20, 2016, 10:15 am

I just received a new credit card with the rfid chip. Someone said a bad guy with a scanner can get close to you and get all of the info from the chip. Is this true? How safe are the new cards? Comm... Read more »

Below ground level water meter protection

October 19, 2016, 7:04 pm

My new house has a water meter out front that is about 24 inches below ground level. The problem is that there is little-to-no freeze protection. It is simply at the bottom of a hole dug in the dir... Read more »

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Best washer under $600? rating: 5

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Any opinions about what the best top loading washers for less than $600 are? We have a 15 year old Kenmore that's had a few repairs over the last few years and now the agitator has stopped working,... Read more »

estimated materials cost for 30x50x10h pole barn rating: 5

Any guestimates on a building of such size? Materials only. Should I go with 29ga or 26ga metal? I'd want 1 sliding door and 1 man door. Read more »

water heater and spike in electric bill? rating: 5

What would cause an older 240 waterheater to increase my power bill. I also have electric furnace that regularly gets a new filter each 6 weeks. AC/heater unit (outside) was serviced in late Dec,... Read more »

leveling Intex pool platform with sand rating: 5

I wanted to get one of those Intex 8 foot diameter pools for my backyard like this one: http://www.intexcorp.com/easyset.htm They stress it is important to install on a level surface. I wanted to ins... Read more »

Is RTF grass seed a marketing gimmick or does it actuall look like Fescue &... rating: 5

Anyone with real-life experience with RTF (Rhizome Tall Fescue) grass seed? Is RTF grass seed a marketing gimmick or does it actually work (& look good on a front and back hillside lawn with lots of... Read more »

Running wire to detached garage rating: 5

I'm wiring up my detached garage for 220v/50amps for a TIG Welder and air compressor. The plan is to change the breaker in the main panel for the 220v/30amp to a dryer outlet that is not being used ... Read more »

Two breakers, one circuit rating: 5

Recently, I was changing a light fixture on my back porch and discovered that I had to shut off two breakers to cut the power to the circuit. I take that to indicate that somewhere, somehow the two ... Read more »

When to remove painter's tape? rating: 5

Hi All, I'm about to start painting my bathroom. I covered the door trim and baseboard with the blue painter's tape. Last time, I pulled up the blue tape minutes after the second coat of paint. ... Read more »

Confused on using tandem breaker in Murray 200A/ 40 ckt panel rating: 5

I needed to add a circuit to my Murray 200A panel. The panel was installed 10 years ago. I purchased a Murray twin breaker from Lowes, and I installed in the panel with no problem. Then I did s... Read more »

Wall oven junction box location. rating: 5

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I am replacing my wife's wall oven with the same size oven. (24 inch). The old oven has been there for at least 12 years. The directions with the new oven say to put the oven on 2x4 runners. My ol... Read more »

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