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No more OT than most other things here: Driver in Melbourne runs down pedestrians ...

author: Percival P. Cassidy posted 01-20-2017

... and is shot and arrested, and is now in hospital under police guard. > http://www.abc.net.au/news/2017-01-20/car-hits-several-pedestrians-in-melbournes-cbd/8197876 Why do US police have to j... read more »


author: Rick posted 01-17-2017

Their was a buzzing sound than my clock went out on my stove,so I unplugged it and plugged it back in and when I did I heard a buzz again and the lights came on again at the clock. Everything else wo... read more »

How to Deal with Unexpected Plumbing Problems?

author: cynthiamyra posted 11-02-2016

Plumbing probPlumbing issues disturb our normal life so badly that we are left with option none other than calling in a professional. Most of the homeowner’s try to fix plumbing problems on their ... read more »

OT:Astonomy question (8 yr old standard)

author: Moron Watch posted 01-20-2017

Going out of the back door just now (17.12) the sky was clear except for a single solitary star in a SW ish direction. Is this normal and what is the star ? Thank you read more »

Home Building

load bearing wall with single top plate

author: Chfaber posted 12-12-2016

Can an existing partition wall with a single top plate be used as a load bearing wall if strengthened? I was considering inserting 2x4 blocking between each stud (studs are 16 o.c.) and nailing them... 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 »

What kind of nail gun?

author: Michael posted 01-20-2017

I'm taking the flooring out of my front room, laying down 3/4 inch plywood and 1/4 inch cement board, and then tile. I want to use a nail gun to build additional 2 X 4 supports for screwing down ... read more »

all 4 of my Makita lithius batteries refuse to charge.

author: Glenn Magargee posted 12-04-2016

I have 2 lithium 18V batteries and 2 Lithium/ion batteries for 18V. None will charge and they are NOT old. Charger blinks red/green. Book said that meant a bad charger but I bought a new one and i... read more »

Home Climate

Tempstar furnace, pilot light turns on then off in 1 second

author: Ignoramus10081 posted 01-04-2017

I have a Tempstar natural gas furnace. It has electric element for ignition of the pilot. It was working fine all December. Now, it does not work as follows: the draft fan starts and runs correctl... read more »

Other Home Topics

Silver Crest Window Vac

author: Marilyn Robinson posted 09-14-2016

Have lost the battery charger for above, can anyone help? read more »

Lawn and Garden

Racoons and squirrels eating avocados

author: Newgene McMensa posted 01-19-2017

Well, the rascals are back. I don't mind them eating the fruit but there have been some raccoons caught around here with rabies. The squirrels run around like crazy - more than normal - there ... read more »

Lawn tractor thoughts, should i stop it.

author: Fizzgig656 posted 12-01-2016

HI all, First post here so hope its in the right place and the right content. Basically i have a snapper elt140h33abv ride on lawn tractor (14HP front engine) that is in good condition, but i am thi... read more »

Re: How it Is

author: songbird posted 01-18-2017

... not sure how long it takes to nodulate... sweet potatoes are so much better (and the greens too from what i've heard). some year i have to get some sweet tater slips going and see how t... read more »

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