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Smoky house


October 23, 2014, 3:56 pm

I live in NW Washington. It rains a lot here, 69 inches so far this year, so my firewood never gets real dry. Consequently, it produces a lot of smoke. Compounding the problem is the length of the ... Read more »

Ping Danny D


October 23, 2014, 1:24 pm

Is this near you? How's your water situation holding up? http://news.yahoo.com/california-community-suffers-wells-dry-drought-161831033.html California community suffers as wells dry up in drought... Read more »

tracking down harmonic resonance mystery


October 23, 2014, 12:01 pm

we have forced air heat, when the heat runs there is a harmonic whine that resonates through a few parts of the house (which isn't very large at all anyways). i am lucky in that i'm in the offs... Read more »

OT - Shooting in Ottawa


October 23, 2014, 12:40 am

I don't know if you guys heard this or not, but today in Ottawa (the capital city of Canada), a gunman armed with a rifle shot one of the soldiers standing guard at the National War Memorial in Otta... Read more »

OT: Ebola, interesting NBC story on how big business dealt with it

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October 22, 2014, 7:37 am

Ran across this and thought it was interesting. It's about how Firestone in Liberia quickly reacted to a case where one of their worker's spouses contracted Ebola and how they quickly stopped it f... Read more »

Flush up

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October 22, 2014, 7:03 am

Hello there. I want to install one of those flush-up toilets in my basemen t. Plumbing isn't a problem, the pipes run right above where I will instal l it on the wall. My concern is the action i... Read more »

Catholic Teacher 69s


October 21, 2014, 7:45 pm

This ain't rape...it's every teenage boy's dream come true. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/21/megan-mahoney-teacher-sex_n_6022546.html Read more »

How to plug a missing stem?


October 21, 2014, 1:19 pm

How to plug a missing stem? What do people do when they can't get a faucet stem back in the pipe, and they have no time to rip out the wall and replace the whole valve assembly? Are there plugs?... Read more »

Which is better, foam rubber ear plugs or the things that look like headpho...

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October 21, 2014, 1:18 pm

Which is better, that is, which keeps the sound level in one's head lower: foam rubber ear plugs** or the things that look like full-size headphones from the 60's***? **LIke E*A*R Plugs, the y... Read more »

LED bulbs and X-10


October 21, 2014, 5:59 am

I've been changing out bulbs and going to the LED lights. I really like them and have swapped out 9 of them so far. Yesterday though, I ran into a different situation. The outdoor light over my... Read more »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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 »

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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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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 »