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Can Anyone Identify an Unknown Plumbing Device?

September 2, 2015, 9:44 pm

Hello, We are on a small farm and have horrible water that we don't drink. It buggers and clogs plumbing something terrible. A couple of years ago, we decided to go the fiberglass pressure tank r... Read more »

Kenmore refrigerator/top freezer

September 2, 2015, 7:30 pm

2001 vintage, model 105.60982991 The door frame where the freezer door gasket seals against when closed is hot. I know this is the defrost cycle, but it stays hot. The fridge works fine. I am as... Read more »

Fire blocking & basement insulation

September 2, 2015, 3:57 pm

I plan to insulate my basement walls. There are several electrical cables (typical BX cables) that are tucked between the floor joists and the foundation wall, against the sill plate. 1. Do I put... Read more »

Reusing computer A/C cords?

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September 2, 2015, 2:25 pm

I have a big bunch of computer type power cords but very few A/C extension cords. Any easy cheap way to convert a few? All I can think of is to cut off the female plug and put on a standard three... Read more »

Final touches on kitchen

September 1, 2015, 10:09 pm

We found a UFO lamp cheap. We loved it but wife did not like color, did not go with the kitchen so she repainted it and I re-wired. Photo of complete lamp also shows one of the cornice's we built... Read more »

Garage door

September 1, 2015, 5:39 pm

Hi, We have a double wide (17'?) *insulated* garage door. As such, the internal structure of the door is largely hidden. Across the length of each of the panels, a metal stiffener is attached. ... Read more »

mower deck rust

September 1, 2015, 1:07 pm

I am servicing/cleaning my riding mower and am seeing rust on the deck..........what can i apply to stop or slow down the rust? Read more »

OT Uber and drunk driving

September 1, 2015, 12:41 pm

Portland Oregon. Daughter's housemate sitting on front porch, 8am. Me, no work today? Her, waiting for my Uber ride. Company party after work yesterday and didn't want to drive thereafter. Left ca... Read more »

Realistic Security Chain ?

September 1, 2015, 10:51 am

Not Fort Knox, just a kayak, stored on the beach in a salt-water environment. Windsurfing shop nearby had a bunch of boards stolen couple years back and the perp used bolt cutters on the cables. ... Read more »

Roof nail extension question

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September 1, 2015, 9:27 am

I'm working with some church guys on a roof shingle project. The compressor is in the garage, at the power socket. There is air hose going to the air nailer, which is in use on the roof. A couple... Read more »

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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 »


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 »


This is the cheapest mansion (not a large house, but a mansion) I've ever ...

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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 »


Grounding conductor to sub panel from main panel & "main grounding...

The whole grounding thing has me a little confused, here's what I think I understand as correct.......(I hope I'm using the correct name for all of these things.) The grounding conductor from the m... Read more »


Installing a shower rod in ceramic tile ...

Hello, I have a bathtub/shower than reaches 82 inches from wall to wall. THe standard tension rod only extends to 72 inches. I really don't want to drill into the ceramic tile for fear of cracking ... Read more »