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stucco/plaster/mortar for exterior?

July 1, 2015, 4:00 pm

I'm performing maintenance on an old structure (70+ years old). This structure has a type of tile I've never seen before. The idea I have for sealing the outside is to apply something like plaster... Read more »

same prob, diff outcome

July 1, 2015, 3:45 pm

i had exact same prob. so i reversed wires and the cold works but the hot doesn't - now what? Read more »

July 1st

July 1, 2015, 9:42 am

Here in Milwaukee it's 57 degrees all I can say is: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPrtFxd9u9Y Read more »

OT.. Old Beats New

June 30, 2015, 9:28 pm

An F16 fighter from the 70s whips an F35. From the Dail Mail: http://tinyurl.com/qesezrv -- Using Opera's mail client: http://www.opera.com/mail/ Read more »

Gorilla glue

June 30, 2015, 9:06 pm

As for gluing, I feel that nothing beats Gorilla glue. However... When it gets to half full, it always starts to solidify. This occurs despite tight capping. I know it is activated by humidity. ... Read more »

OT How To Use A 'Fake' Credit Card To Protect Yourself From Hackers

June 30, 2015, 7:37 pm

http://www.businessinsider.com/abine-maskme-protects-against-hackers-2014-1 You would think that would cause credit card numbers to be used up pretty fast. Those should come with 5 sets of digits ... Read more »

Toilet tank cleaner tablets

June 30, 2015, 1:23 pm

I was looking at the directions on my The Works' toilet bowl cleaner tablet that is to be put in the tank. Lots of precautions. It makes these seem like very dangerous to handle and use. I checke... Read more »

OT: NBC to trump, You're fired!

June 30, 2015, 11:03 am

I wonder how much more of the Donald we're going to have to see. He got a good dose of his own medicine. And I wonder what becomes of the Miss Universe, Miss America pagents? Hard to imagine an... Read more »

Capacitor spec's, choosing replacements...

June 29, 2015, 5:48 pm

I know there are some electronics guys here; I'm a nukeE by training w/ not much other than a basic circuits kinda' electronics background so am outta' my knowledge area here... Had an old ('69 ... Read more »

F35B does a ski jump

June 29, 2015, 12:27 pm

Hi All, A 40 second video of an F35B taking off on a ski jump. Incredible. https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=P5LdkPaERhI -T Read more »

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Brita Or Pur Brand Best For Kitchen Faucet Water Filter ?

Hello: Water at our new place is pretty poor, and have decided to purchase one of those spigot mounted filters for the kitchen faucet. Guess there are 2 primary brands: Pur, and Brita Anyone have an... Read more »


Hydraulic Radiant Heat

I posted HVAC question recently. I met my architect today and I brought up the question about heatng my new addition with radiant heated floor and possibly baseboard radiator. I started looking for r... Read more »


Composite versus Vinyl replacement windows

We are in the proceess of replacing windows in our home. One of the sales pitches insisted that vinyl windows which are exposed to prolonged periods of intense sunlight would eventually fail, causing... Read more »


How to keep kaids from fawling down staipps

My kaids keep fawling down staipps. How to stop? Read more »


Copper Sulfate effect on Tree

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There is a city tree, an American Elm, that has a diameter of about 4'. It is a source of sewer backups, the roots get into the pipes. This tree is on the tree belt and between two houses. I don'... Read more »


Removing deep-set nails

I need to remove some deep-set nails. They're the type without large heads, and they look like they must have been placed with a nail gun, because the heads are (say) 1/8 into the wood. One metho... Read more »


Resurfacing Inground Pool Black Bottom vs. Pebble Finish Pros & Cons

We are planning to resurfacing our inground pool. We now have Tahoe Blue and we are not real happy with it. We would like to have it resurfaced. Could anyone give us some pros and cons to a black ... Read more »


Crestline or Traco patio doors ?

Hello, I am planning to replace out wood patio doors with Vinyl ones. I have whittled the choices to Crestline or Traco (I am not looking for a pricey door). I have never heard of Traco, but am fam... Read more »


Choices for load bearing columns?

I'm having a closet removed that is a partial load bearing wall for some of the ceiling beams...my contractor is going to install a column to support it. I can't seem to find any good websites f... Read more »


DC Transmission

Awl -- In the thread where the guy was ranting against alternating current in his MB Hydro uses DC for transmission from generator sites to converter stations over hundreds of miles. http://www.hyd... Read more »