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Grenfell Tower cause

author: Ed Pawlowski posted 06-25-2017

The cause was a simple fire that should have been easy to contain and stop. We often complain about regulations, but they would have saved lives here. Looks like most of the world does not allow... read more »

Drilling holes in cedar posts

author: Debralb67 posted 06-16-2017

I have purchased some round old unused cedar posts from a rancher. My plan is to use them as line posts for my fence. I want to sink them and then run sucker rod through them, to resemble a 3 rail fe... read more »

bubbling toilet during clothes washing

author: Donn posted 06-09-2017

My house is about 45 yrs old. Over the years I had bubbles come up thru the toilet-no soap. Seemed to stop after replacing toilet w/ pressure flush type.a few years ago. About 7 weeks ago, toilet ove... read more »

Grenfell Tower charity single

author: spuorgelgoog posted 06-25-2017

Well, Elton John could hardly reissue Candle In The Wind this time, could he. Owain read more »

Home Building

Using 2" schedule 40 pipe as support for basketball backboard and hoop

author: Jonb posted 06-08-2017

I wish to put up a basketball hoop, using 2 schedule 40 pipe. Is this pipe sufficient from a strength perspective. I would cement it 4' below ground. read more »

Not sure what this could be...?

author: morganforney posted 04-13-2016

I'm hoping someone can provide some answers on this. I'm actually a little creeped out by it... My husband bought a home years and years before I met him as an investment property. There have been va... read more »

OT - (Slightly) Humorous Spam Folder Situation

author: DerbyDad03 posted 06-25-2017

I sent an email to a hardware supplier inquiring about some hinges. I received an auto-response informing me that if I don't receive an answer by the end of the next business day I should check my ... read more »

Pre mix 50 to 1

author: James posted 06-15-2017

I recently purchased a new Poulan chainsaw that says it needs a 50 to 1 mix. Can I use a can of pre-mixed fuel that I got from my local Echo dealer for my leaf blower? read more »

Home Climate

Ac issue

author: Jim posted 06-19-2017

I have an air exchanger in a walkin crawl space. One of the ac vent feeds about 6 ft. from the exchange has mildew around the outside foil ventilation pipe insulation. What is causing this? How can... read more »

Other Home Topics

Cleaning pillow that had sweat stains on it white again

author: Stained posted 02-26-2017

I have a pillow that is now starting to turn tan with my sons sweat from sleeping.always been line that from the beginning.I have all these stain removers.I just want to wash it once and and be whit... read more »

Lawn and Garden

Melon seeds and hot water.

author: FMurtz posted 06-25-2017

Would inadvertently putting hot water on fresh seeds for 30 seconds or less then cold to clean for saving, cause any viability problems? read more »

Lawn laid in December, new build

author: Pug posted 06-23-2017

Hello, I am after a little advise. I have a new build and the lawn has been laid prior to move in. As we all probably know. The lawn had been laid on top of rocky top soil. Some are the size of my... read more »

Melon seeds and hot water

author: FMurtz posted 06-25-2017

Would inadvertently putting hot water on fresh seeds for 30 seconds or less to clean for saving, cause any viability problems? read more »

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