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Sectional garage door cables

April 18, 2014, 10:16 pm

Hi, Yesterday one of the springs broke due to rusting at the bottom loop. Managed to replace it but came to think about using a stainless steel cable instead of galvanized one. Is there any reason... Read more »

Kitchen Faucet

April 18, 2014, 9:55 pm

How long should one last? I'm not sure how old ours is. We bought this house almost 10 years ago. I have replaced the faucet since, perhaps 8 years ago. Not really sure. Began having problem... Read more »

How'd they do that?

April 18, 2014, 7:41 pm

I was just watching the beginning of a hockey game between the Tampa Bay Lightning and the Montreal Canadians. While the Canadian national anthem was being sung, the entire ice surface looked like a... Read more »

Dropped & cracked toilet tank cover (what are my options?)

April 18, 2014, 7:01 pm

Just broke this, by mistake, while repairing the flap valve: https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3674/13925344103_38e899f260_h.jpg What are the options for repair for a toilet tank cover? Read more »

Time delay relay suggestions?

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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 »

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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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »