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puddled clay

posted on 06-16-2019

Nineteen years ago friend dug a 400m2 1.5 m deep pond on the slope of a chalky hillside and puddled clay as a liner. After two years the water started disappearing during the summer and now it is... read more »

Type of oil

posted on 06-16-2019

My mechanic likes to use Castrol extended and change oil every 5000 miles. I have alway s used Pennzoil 10/30 and changed oil every 3000 miles. which one is right? Or both of us right? Whaddaya think... read more »

my nutone bathroom model 9905-r02

posted on 12-25-2018

my nutone bathroom model 9905-r02 also has a heating element. When the heating element is used, it does blow hot for a minute or two and then blows the circuit breaker. I replaced the heating element... read more »

Is turning off water to outside faucet at 20 degrees okay?

posted on 11-19-2018

I have an out door faucet which is fed from a pipe in my basement. The basement temperature is never less than 70 degrees. The pipe to the outside goes through a concrete block wall to the outside ... read more »

Home Building

Stabilize bark

posted on 06-15-2019

I have a nice walnut slab with significant bark and I want to maintain the bark in the finished piece. What can I use to stabilize it? Thinking of epoxy. read more »

Stove hood

posted on 04-18-2019

Does anybody make a stove hood with a fan and an air filter, for stoves that aren't near an outside wall? I'm hoping one might exist with a washable air filter. Thanks. -- read more »

leadership study program on urban innovations

posted on 05-04-2018

This year’s Leaders Study Program on Urban Innovations is in Vancou ver and scheduled between August 27-30th August .The city’s extraordin ary success meant that the city’s name itself has... read more »

Craftsman P/Molder gears

posted on 04-26-2019

Looking for two gears for Model # 351233831. 30t and 31t read more »

Home Climate

White sheathed wires destination?

posted on 06-07-2019

I have a brown sheath and a white sheath, each containing two copper wires (red & white). The pair in the white sheathing are not connected to anythin g and slipped right out of the AC unit housin... read more »

Other Home Topics

What is the best vacuum cleaner for hardwood floors and carpet?

posted on 01-23-2019

Our very old and faithful Dyson vacuum sadly gave in and stopped working after about 25 years. Our local vacuum cleaner shop would not even look at it. It's time to move on and find a replacement. We... read more »

Lawn and Garden

Angel trumpet

posted on 06-14-2019

3 feet tall with cupping leaves. Is biochar okay to use to amend the soil for Angel trumpet? read more »

Garden Corn

posted on 06-12-2019

We've been having corn-on-the-cob from our garden recently, very unusual fo r mid-June, but we've had a very warm and early spring this year. My wife s tarted the seeds in the greenhouse, moved the... read more »

[SM] the healing power of gardens

posted on 04-20-2019

From the moreso if it's pot department: Title: Oliver Sacks: The Healing Power of Gardens Author: OLIVER SACKS Date: Thu, 18 Apr 2019 09:44:52 -0400 Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/04 read more »

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