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Putting vinyl over existing floor


July 26, 2014, 9:15 am

I have a linoleum floor that is probably 25 years old. I've chosen a vinyl tile to replace it and have three estimates from reputable flooring stores. Two of them say the Lino needs to be pulled ... Read more »

heat cycle


July 25, 2014, 10:59 pm

I got some chocolate ice cream on the roof of my refrigerator's freezer, and I want to wipe it off during the heat cycle, but how do I know when the heat cycle is? Yes, I know I could just use som... Read more »

stuffing a refrigerator


July 25, 2014, 4:44 pm

I keep reading that you should use things like water bottles and crumpled newspapers to take up space so less air flows in when you open a refrigerator door. I calculate that if you changed the ... Read more »

central air or heat pump


July 25, 2014, 1:18 pm

I currently have a central air condition / gas furnace combination unit tha t is 15 years old. The a coil for the AC has major leaks and cannot be repa ired. Should I replace just the A coil a... Read more »

Painting concrete?


July 25, 2014, 9:19 am

I just had repair the landing of my patio steps. That left the bottom 2 as is, they did not need repair. After the job was done and we had some big r ain storms, I noticed the new concrete sort o... Read more »

Getting a bigger sump pump


July 24, 2014, 11:59 pm

To AHR, copies to friends Maybe I need a bigger sump pump, so at the Ace Hardware, I looked at the boxes. If I get a Wayne pump, I can get a 1/3 HP that pumps 3800 GPH, or a 1/2 HP ... Read more »

Granite or marble? The answer


July 24, 2014, 8:26 pm

Some weeks back I asked about using granite or marble for a bathroom windowsill. I checked out a few places and found a nice piece of marble and that will be what goes in. It is cut to 10.75 x ... Read more »

Tub and tub walls


July 24, 2014, 6:03 pm

Replacing a porcelain steel tub and the ceramic and walls, which are 30+ years old. Undecided on a product from American Standard, which is a material called Americast with porcelain over it, or... Read more »

Launching a Smart Home Gas Detector, Suggestions Needed


July 24, 2014, 5:26 am

Hi Everyone, As we all know, natural gas leaks can be incredibly dangerous, and our team wants to do something to help prevent natural gas tragedies. I am creating a home-use smart gas and carbo... Read more »

Low's Installation Services and Bogus Add-Ons


July 23, 2014, 1:37 pm

Went to the Union City Lowes to buy a door after the Sunnyvale Lowe's store searched the on-line inventory and said that this was one of the only area stores with the door in stock. Very helpful ... Read more »

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Over-the-range microwave vs. a counter top unit on a shelf?


Do all OTR units contain a fan/vent and light? Are they required, specifically the fan/vent? If I want to clear space on my counter, what's wrong with mounting a shelf on the wall over my range and p... Read more »

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Need advice on a good name brand water heater

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I'm going to replace my water heater soon. its a 40 gallon gas, its 30 years old and doing great but getting worried about it because of the age. its a hotpoint. I would like to install a whole hous... Read more »

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Tear out or just pave over asphalt driveway?

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My neighbor's asphalt driveway is getting old and cracked, probably 15 years or more old. He was thinking of tearing it out and then putting down new asphalt. I suggested that since the present dri... Read more »

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Kenmore Electric Range - Oven & Burners Not Working - Repair Guide


This past weekend the oven heating element and stove top burners on our Kenmore electric range stopped working. I did some quick online research and learned that the problem was most likely due to a ... Read more »

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Best Exterior Paint?


Can somebody please tell what the best brand of Exterior paint is? I've heard conflicting reports that Sherman-Williams is and others say that it's a waste of money! So does anyone have any recomme... Read more »

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1.28 GPF Toilet - Must hold handle down

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I just replaced a 1.6 GPF toilet with a American Standard 1.28 GPF toilet. It received a 5 Star (best) flush rating by using a 2-1/8=94 trapway and a 3=94 flush valve. The first thing I noticed is th... Read more »

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Whirpool gas dryer - starts but wont stay running


I've got a Whirlpool gas dryer (Model GGW9878LWW) that wont' stay running. When I press the start button, the tumbler starts spinning, and I can hear the flames ignite (the clothes do get dry too).... Read more »

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Putting in ground anchors ??????


I'm setting a trailer home. I have it on blocks, but need to put those 3 foot screw anchors into the ground. Yea, I know they just screw into the ground, and I need some sort of handle to screw the... Read more »

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What adhesive to glue back concrete chip?


Recently I had my concrete driveway raised up. This caused a 3 chip to come off my garage concrete floor. What is the best adhesive to use to glue this concrete chip back into place? TIA Read more »

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OT: ESTWAY ladder


Does anyone know who made ESTWAY ladder? I have one of those articulated ladders that folds into 4 sections. I am missing a rubber feet and the other three are beginning to split. I've looked over th... Read more »