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Re: 80-year-woman shoots and kills young intruder after he allegedly stabs ...


May 2, 2016, 2:35 pm

Oren posted for all of us... +1 Exactly, it's shyster talk. -- Tekkie Read more »

Electric baseboard: hydronic vs. convection?


May 1, 2016, 11:20 pm

Hi, I'd like some advice. Finishing my basement (one big room of 20x30) and want to use electric base board heat (as a backup to my mini-split heat pump). I've read about the d ifference betw... Read more »

New condo


May 1, 2016, 9:20 pm

Years ago there was an appliance store I used to go to. In the basement they had every part you could possibly need for your old junker. A number of years ago the building was converted to condos ... Read more »

Went from a single capacitor to a dual Capacitor and the fan is now going i...


May 1, 2016, 8:52 pm

Tried to fix my own AC. Had a technician come out and tell me my contactor and capacitor needed to be replaced. He wanted to charge me $500 to do bo th so decided to try it myself. I bought bot... Read more »

(OT) Portable USB drive (makes no sense)


May 1, 2016, 7:31 pm

I just bought one of those portable USB hard drives that plug into a USB port. It's a 1tb made by Western Digital. (Passport Drive). It says its for Windows Vista, 7 and 8. (It was on clearance so ... Read more »

Flashlight temptation

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May 1, 2016, 1:35 pm

I was in Dollar General. The flash light aisle had a one D cell (I know, only one of those one D lights I've ever seen) flash light. LED, looks more like a square Cree emitter than a bubble end L... Read more »

Gun Show Politics


May 1, 2016, 12:22 pm

I met some friends at a local gun show this morning. While making the rounds of the various vendors, I noticed that the only political signs and bumper stickers available were Trump 2016. Paul Read more »

Pretty much solves a major problem


May 1, 2016, 10:22 am

https://www.dropbox.com/s/dmjue94ctt86npa/to23.JPG?dl=0 Read more »

C50-N18L-A3 lawn mower battery


April 30, 2016, 6:22 pm

I have a C50-N18L-A3 lawn mower battery as shown here: http://www.amazon.com/Power-Sonic-C50-N18L-A3-Conventional-Powersport-Battery/dp/B00I1KMJXC As you can see, it has 6 yellow corks, plugs, one... Read more »

What's wrong with Scottie Nell Hughes' eye?


April 30, 2016, 6:10 pm

Does she have a glass eye? I saw her on CBS and her eyes were not normal. Not that I really give a rat's ass, I'm jes curious. ;) nb Read more »

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removing thompson's water seal. rating: 5

I have an old, weathered door that I'm working on, and on which I put a coat of thompson's water seal at my client's request. Now I want to go a different direction. Has anyone successfully taken ... Read more »

Oil primer over latex paint? rating: 5

I've just bought a house that's about 85 years old, and I have just sanded, pressure washed, and TSP-ed the exterior, in that order. I am now ready to prime the house. The problem is, some of the... Read more »

Best clear finish for outdoor wood? rating: 5

I have a door from my kitchen to the deck. It had been an ordinary wood with a clear finish. It opened outwards. When it rained I would leave the door open. For years the finish was fine. Then I upgr... Read more »

Air flow ratings on furnace air filters? rating: 5

I cannot find any real measurements of the airflow through various filters, 3M vs. Accumulair vs. fiberglass filter, etc. I just find discussions about this one being more restrictive than the oth... Read more »

Bathtub refinish in SF bay area - questions about the process and so on rating: 5

Dear all, has anyone in the San Francisco Bay area gotten their old bathtub refinished/reglazed? I have done some research and have narrowed down to two companies: Here is the bathtub that we are try... Read more »

Garage Door opener Jerks ! rating: 5

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Our Garage Door opener Jerks when it opens and closes. Its like the opener does not make an effort to open easily or slowly, its like it just dropped the clutch. does not matter if its up and closi... Read more »

Running wire in finished ceiling on main floor rating: 5

We have a large family/living room area and I want to put two ceiling fans in this area. So the fans will be on the same floor about 25 feet apart or so. I'm going to add a new circuit for these fan... Read more »

Installing door strike plate rating: 5

Is there a foolproof way to do this, other than meticulous measuring? I never seem to get it perfect first time, and then once the screw holes are made it's difficult to reposition. I'm sure someone... Read more »

Chuck keeps falling off Drill Press rating: 5

I have one of those inexpensive small bench top drill presses. It's worked pretty well over the last 2 years since I bought it at a local auction. Yesterday I had to drill a 1/2 hole in some 1/8 st... Read more »

Repairing concrete driveway expansion joints rating: 5

Hi. What's the best way to repair the expansion joints in a concrete driveway, where the fiber board has deteriorated ? I was thinking of using backer rods and regular or roofing caulk in a tub... Read more »

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