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The Most Expensive Pay Phone Call in History

February 12, 2016, 4:43 am

You'll need a VERY LARGE Wallet to make this call.... (Or a fleet of Semi-Trucks filled with Dimes). http://www.thisisarecording.com/z/248-771-0023.mp3 Read more »

King Trump

February 11, 2016, 3:07 am

He could be the USAs first King ;-) Read more »

(Floor) tile patterns

February 11, 2016, 2:46 am

We're laying tile throughout most of the living areas (not bedrooms, carpet is warmer on bare feet!). I think the tiles are 14 or 16 square (not keen on unwrapping a pallet to measure). I'll be ... Read more »

Drywall taping strategy

February 11, 2016, 2:17 am

What are the relative pros/cons of tackling drywall/taping job in little pieces vs. the whole shebang? E.g., I can hang board, tape, skim coat, sand, etc. in a room-at-a-time before proceeding on... Read more »

OT Good mid-range printer scanner

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February 10, 2016, 11:54 pm

My old HP printer/scanner has died and I need to get a new one. Will be ch ecking Consumer Reports, but also wanted some opinions from this august bod y. I don't need any fancy features such as d... Read more »

National do not call list

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February 10, 2016, 9:45 pm

Does a religious based caller selling a product for profit have to comply with the do not call list? i got a call tonight trying to sell cemetary plots. their caller id was marked private. they call... Read more »

*Sometimes*, you get lucky!

February 10, 2016, 9:31 pm

One of the two incandescent lamps in refrigerator flickering. Tap it (sign of loose/broken filament) yields no change in behavior (i.e., doesn't alter its state). Unscrew bulb, reseat -- no change... Read more »

Is there a way to identify PEX pipe?

February 10, 2016, 6:27 pm

Last summer I was at a farm auction, and bought a whole stack of plastic pipe. Most was rolled up, but a few were unwound and thus messy. No one was very interested, because the stack was pretty me... Read more »

Can stack effect be stopped with negative pressure?

February 10, 2016, 3:07 pm

Is it possible to stop the stack effect (rising up of warm air causing dirty crawlspace air to be sucked into living area) by installing an exhaust fan in the crawlspace (obviously all vents are ... Read more »

Where you old electronics go

February 10, 2016, 12:51 pm

www.wirelessdesignmag.com/news/2016/02/our-thirst-gadgets-has-created-vast-empire-electronic-waste Must see video. bob --- This email has been checked for viruses by Avast antivirus software. ht... Read more »

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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 »


Plaster of Paris slow cure.

I need to reduce or slow the cure or set time of Plaster of Paris for some hobby work. I have heard that instead of using water, a mixture of water and glycerin (glycerol) may be used. Is this corr... Read more »


Something stuck in toilet, Suggestions?

Something is stuck in my toilet. The water goes down slowly and anything other than water will clog it. I have removed the toilet and tried snaking it with a real plumbers snake from both directions.... 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 »


HELP: wall switch sparks when turned off

We have a wall switch -- actually three switches -- thatcovers our combination bathroom light, fan, and heater (and all-in-one ceiling unit). The switches to the light and fan work fine, but with t... Read more »


Any concrete experts? (Different Q)

The other day I noticed a small hole (2 maybe) right in the middle of the concrete driveway. Concrete around it is in good shape. Funny though. Concrete appears to be somewhat thin because dirt app... Read more »


garage door torsion springs

so these springs apparently break about every 5 to 7 years and one of my 2 springs went sproing over the weekend. from scouring sears, home depot and lowes, they sell everything I need, except the ... Read more »


Removing battery corrosion

I have a remote for a VCR that was not being used. The batteries leaked and left corosion on the contacts inside. (Alkaline batteries). The contacts are not deteriorated, but are corroded. What is... Read more »


Burning smell in my home - HELP

I have been having a burning rubber smell coming in the entrance way to my 3rd floor condo. An electrician was out yesterday and checked with no luck finding any electrical issues in my condo and in ... Read more »


Standard location for bathtub drain?

I am in the process of roughing-in the plumbing for my new house. I plan on using a run-of-the-mill 32 bathtub (whatever's on sale) in the least used bathroom. For toilets and sinks, there are wel... Read more »