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OT Labor Day -- why bother?

September 1, 2014, 1:16 pm

Over a century ago People worked 12 hour days, six or seven days a year. Eventually, the standard was made 40 hours and the first Monday of September was declared Labor Day, a national holiday.... Read more »

And thanks to people on this list

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August 31, 2014, 3:02 pm

Met Mom for lunch today. She said the garage door didn't act right. I went,looked, after lunch. Door goes up. Only goes down a ways and goes right back up. I fussed with the safety sensors for a ... Read more »

What kind of grease for chain saw internal drive?

August 31, 2014, 1:24 pm

I have a Sears Craftsman/Husqvarna 16 electric chain saw. The plastic gea r that is driven on its inside diameter by the gear on the end of the motor shaft finally wore out and I have a new plast... Read more »

Windows scam call

August 30, 2014, 5:04 pm

I finally got one of the calls from one of the windows scammers telling me my computer is sending error messages. He caught me at a good time when I was taking a break and had time to play. Of ... Read more »

AC routine check up

August 30, 2014, 3:13 pm

It's been a while since the AC for the house has had a routine check up. It is a 5 1/2 ton package unit on a manufactured house of a little over 2000 sq feet in sw Florida. This is only a few mil... Read more »

Just curious whether an attic fan is apropos here

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August 30, 2014, 1:59 am

Here is one of my five attics: https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3895/14893084977_8c670115cf_b.jpg Would an attic fan, of some sort, be feasible in this location? https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5582/... Read more »

Battery-powered chainsaws...

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August 29, 2014, 12:42 pm

Anybody here any experience with same? Use only for the trimming on occasion and can be long intervals between usage. Hence, tend to have difficulties keeping gas going--just last week it start... Read more »

extension ladder operation?

August 29, 2014, 10:30 am

Long ago, we bought a Werner extension ladder (D1536). Mostly, we've used it as split sections. Now, though, I need to do a full extension. The fly rope loops from the (top) pulley, around the b... Read more »

How to stop washing machine discharge splashing - OT Sorta -OnT sorta

August 29, 2014, 10:21 am

For years the discharge from our washing machine splashed on the floor arou nd the laundry tub into which the discharge occurred via a hose with a buil t-in hook on the end that discharged the wate... Read more »

air conditioner running timeframe

August 28, 2014, 8:33 pm

I have my home facing north and south plus double paned windows and tint on windows...home is 1088 sq ft, two rooms with high ceilings have fans...and use standing fan to circulate air. i have been i... 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 »


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 »


Plus 90 Heat Exchanger

I have a Bryant Plus 90 which has a clogged heat exchanger. Bryant is refusing to replace it since they say it was caused by bad gas. Anyone else having this problem with Bryant not honoring their wa... Read more »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


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 »


Ceiling electrical box depth

Hi, I'm installing an electrical box in an open ceiling. Should the depth be such the the electrical box is flush with the finished drywall? Many thanks in advance, Aaron Read more »


Exterior house color and insects

Hello, We live in Sw Idaho where it's hot and dry. Our house is painted a very light yellow, and it seems to attract lots of bugs; yellow jacket nest, spiders, flies, and THOUSANDS of cutter bees swa... Read more »