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Attic Insulation

December 18, 2014, 9:16 am

I live in CT, in a 100+ year old house. We have hot summers and COLD winters. I believe that our attic floor was previously insulated, as our house winter temperatures are easily controlled. Still... Read more »

Protecting Heat Tape Insulation under Trailer house

December 18, 2014, 3:54 am

I have an exposed pipe outside that goes into a trailer house. The trailer sits about 5 feet off the ground, and is not skirted. (Didn't get the skirting on before the ground froze). I wrapped ... Read more »

Is the paint on Sawsall Blades toxic?

December 18, 2014, 2:26 am

Sort of off topic!!! I cant seem to find any sawsall blades that are not painted. I want to cut a whole ham into several pieces to make them a more usable size, without thawing the whole ham. I ... Read more »

Rheem furnace schematic doesn't seem to match actual circuit board

December 17, 2014, 10:20 pm

I have a Rheem furnace model number GF801U125AS60. It was installed as a brand new unit 2 years ago. I am now trying to hookup the old humidifier(Aprilaire) to the furnace. The schematic on the fu... Read more »

USA normalizes relations with Cuba

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December 17, 2014, 3:17 pm

I just heard this on the radio today. Barak Obama has announced that his administration will be normalizing relations with Cuba, thereby ending trade sanctions against Cuba that have endured since 1... Read more »

OT - things kids say

December 16, 2014, 5:45 pm

Need to know that Brady is 6 years old. He has red hair, blue eyes, and is probably diagnosed as ADHD. I sense he'll be single for most of his life. =================== My kids might need a litt... Read more »

GE R.O. Water Filter

December 16, 2014, 11:58 am

I installed 3 of the subject GE reverse osmosis water filters about a year ago. (The model number is PXRQ15RBL). My daughter wanted one (because she didn't like Los Angeles city water), so I stal... Read more »

Does cavity in Microwave be rapaired ?

December 16, 2014, 5:53 am

Sir, My microwave oven doesn't work. When technician came he advise that now this oven can't repaired as cavity is gone. Means what ? Read more »

Starting furnace after being off for 3 years

December 16, 2014, 2:08 am

OK, here's my long tail... er, tale.... I'm doing some fix-up work at a house, and learned that the furnace has been off for 3 years. The furnace is in a closet next to the water heater. Both s... Read more »

Elaborate Christmas lights - Power Failures

December 16, 2014, 12:07 am

When seeing some of the Elaborate Christmas lights people are putting on their homes, and noticing more people doing this, I'm wondering what precentage of the population would have to decirate to ... Read more »

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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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Use Urethane Polymer (FloMix) on a Slopping Driveway?

I want to know if I can use urethane polymer (such as FloMix) to repair cracks in an asphalt driveway that is not on a level group. I have many cracks at the bottom of an asphalt driveway where the d... 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 »