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Whirlpool GSQ9300EQ0 washing machine needs gearcase oil seal.

April 19, 2015, 2:13 pm

I have a Whirlpool GSQ9300EQ0 washing machine. When I replaced a faulty motor coupler, I found a small amount of gearcase oil leaking onto the floor. I did some research and found these diagrams.... Read more »

New decking black blemishes Q?

April 19, 2015, 1:51 pm

Last summer I replaced the decking on my deck with 5/4 x 6 pressure treated something purchased from a reputable lumber yard. All went well. I did NOT put any type of stain or finish on it 'cause... Read more »


April 19, 2015, 1:28 pm

I have a ~ 12 year old Carrier gas furnace. Most recently (at least at the end of the heating) it has failed. It will begin to start, then ~40 seconds later shut down. It does not appear that ther... Read more »

Question about 12 volt auto relays

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April 19, 2015, 2:33 am

Can the contacts of a 12 volt 30 amp auto relay handle 120 volts at about an amp of AC current? Couldn't find a car group that was still active. Read more »

are bathtub drain rings replaceable?

April 19, 2015, 2:19 am

Hi All, The chrome plated brass ring around my bathtub drain is starting to deteriorate/corrode. Are these things easily replaceable? Many thanks, -T Read more »

bathroom shower wands always leak

April 19, 2015, 12:24 am

at the connection between the metal pipe and first plastic fitting. tried everything it always leaks a little. its in the shower so i never cared. my girl friend complains. I was on a trip to new y... Read more »

OT/Remember Net Neutrality

April 18, 2015, 6:26 pm

Remember how Net Neutrality wasn't going to raise prices? http://hotair.com/archives/2015/04/11/remember-how-net-neutrality-wasnt-going-to-raise-prices-yeah-never-mind/?utm_source=hafbp&utm_medium=f... Read more »

OT. Beer can shape.

April 18, 2015, 2:04 pm

Why is the beer/soda can shaped like it is: http://tinyurl.com/ograss9 From Popular Mechanics. Read more »

Buick with leaking head gasket

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April 18, 2015, 1:50 am

This is more of a Sherlock Holmes type mystery than a practical matter. Neighbor has a leaking head gasket in his Buick bad enough so that the engine runs rough all the time. Watch does with it i... Read more »

What did the signs mean?

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April 17, 2015, 10:03 am

I used to lead hikes etc. on weekends, and when I didn't do it other people did, and we needed a good location to meet, near the Xway, both for people arriving and when we were all leaving. We car... 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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »