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OT: Car Daytime Running Light Switch


July 23, 2016, 8:22 pm

I want to install a switch to allow me the capability of turning on and off my daytime running lights on my car when needed. The vision I have is using two wires from each side of the where the f... Read more »

Hacksaw blade with less than 18 teeth


July 23, 2016, 1:55 am

Looking for a hacksaw blade with less than 18 teeth. Do they make any ? Read more »

Was it on this group someone was aking about wireless speakers?


July 23, 2016, 12:57 am

Was it on this group someone was aking about wireless speakers? I have a set of RCA Stereo wireless speakers and they are fussy as all getout to get tuned properly, and get interference if you walk... Read more »

Succesful steps to getting mildew off cotton


July 23, 2016, 12:55 am

This is exactly what I did and it worked great on 5 pairs of stinking cotton socks. If you have more, increase the amounts.... Set a 1-2 gallon plastic container in the sink, bathtub or outside. ... Read more »

Oxygen concentrator sound level

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July 22, 2016, 10:32 pm

We now have an oxygen concentrator in our house and it is noisy. What have any of you seen or done to reduce the sound output from one of these machines? www.invacare.com/Platinum_10_Concentrator ... Read more »

Can you use black or clear plastic on ductwork?


July 22, 2016, 4:15 pm

I have a main trunk supply line that is round and 16 inches in diameter. My return line is also that same size. I am thinking about wrapping the ducts with r-13 and using a black or clear plastic... Read more »

Hand cart axle


July 22, 2016, 5:46 am

What is the official name of the washer that prevents the wheel from slipping off the end of the axle? Read more »

OT Shoulder belt doesn't retract

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July 22, 2016, 1:01 am

I have a Toyota front shoulder belt that won't come out any farther and makes no effort to retract. Even with tugging, of course. What are the odds that something's stuck or that something repaira... Read more »

Backflow Valve


July 21, 2016, 6:23 pm

This is a multi-part message in MIME format. _NextPart_000_013F_01D1E342.41EC0AB0-- Read more »

hardboard or mdf or ply


July 21, 2016, 4:44 pm

I need to cover parquet flooring as I need to put a hospital bed and hoist on it. Which is it better to cover it with hardboard mdf or ply -- posted from http://www.homeownershub.com/maintenanc... Read more »

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Wall Outlets with USB connectors rating: 5

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In the electrical dept at a building supply store, I saw for the first time electrical outlets that fit in a standard box, and they contain one regular AC outlet and two USB connectors. The package ... Read more »

Resurface Asphalt Driveway for $1.67/SF - Fair & Reasonable? rating: 5

An asphalt paver in the Northern VA area just gave me a price quote of $5,495 for applying a 2 1/2 inch layer of state approved asphalt on my 20-year old driveway with 3,285 suare feet, and I'm wond... Read more »

Laying Brick Over Concrete Steps? rating: 5

Can anyone point me to DIY sites that can give me some tips and steps for laying half-thick bricks over concrete steps? The stoop on my late 70s house had some small settling over the past few years... Read more »

Microwave oven catches on fire. Repairable? rating: 5

I have a small problem with my Samsung microwave where it occasionally catches on fire. It last occurred when I was heating 2T of margarine in a cup. I heard a bang, then saw the fire coming from beh... Read more »

concrete patch vs. rain rating: 5

hello. yesterday, around 2pm, I patched two huge cracks in my driveway that ran the legnth of the individual pads. It couldn't wait any longer, imo, because they were starting to shift and become li... Read more »

Sump pump Question - No more water? rating: 5

Okay, bear with me on this one..... We had a home built in 2000. The builder installed a sump pump. It used to run constantly. It failed twice (pipe came loose) and we got a little water in the basem... Read more »

gutter downspout adapters rating: 5

While we are talking gutters (previous posting). These new ones I just had done do not have downspout adapters. Aluminum downspout to the cast-iron storm drain tile. In the old days I would just ... Read more »

Need wiring diagram/schematic for NuTone IM-303 Intercom Master Unit rating: 5

I'm trying to repair a NuTone IM-303 Intercom master unit. If anyone has a wiring diagram for this unit, please email - I would greatly appreciate any help anyone is able to give! Thanks! Read more »

Cleaning Range Hood Fan/Motor rating: 5

I have a exhaust range hood that gathers a lot of grease. I have been cleaning the metal filters regularly but the fans and the motors have trapped quite a bit of grease. I can disconnect and remove ... Read more »

Adjusting heat cycle on old thermostat rating: 5

Renting an apartment with boiler/radiator heat. Seems like when the heat goes on, it stays on too long. The old Robertshaw thermostat (can't see a model #) has a longer-shorter sliding switch inside... Read more »

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