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Home Improvement

How do I wire up a 2 way rocker switch for outdoors

posted on 12-11-2018

I bought a single outdoor switch 2 way 20AX from BnQ for a light in the garage. I want to put a switch by the door for the light and I am not sure how to connect the live and neutral wires. On t... read more »

Re: OT: Stable genius's "Smocking Gun" tweet

posted on 12-11-2018

Smocking is actually a word. It has to do with embroidery. read more »

Lintel loading and size

posted on 09-23-2018

I need to calculate the loads on a lintel for a 2 m opening in a 10 ( brick cavity 100mm block ) ground floor gable wall through to a sunroom at the side. The opening will start about 1.2 m from th... 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

Recommendation For First Circular Saw

posted on 12-09-2018

Christmas is coming. I'm considering buying a circular saw for my daughter. She's 26. Other than a drill, this will be her first real power tool. I have a Porter Cable 743 left blade which I love.... read more »

Fine Homebuilding magazines available

posted on 07-19-2018

Fine Homebuilding magazines available FREE if you pick them up in Fairfax Virginia or $25 shipping costs if I ship them. Issues 1 thru 145 – missing 4, 75, 82, 86, 93, 112, 124, 138, 139, 142 Al... 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 »

Can I Run 40:1 Oil In 50:1 Equipment?

posted on 07-02-2018

Hello, I was wondering if I could run 40:1 gas ratio in a 50:1 gas ratio, my old string trimmer died and that took 40:1. I have 2 gallons of 40:1 gas. I am getting a new string trimmer and blower tha... read more »

Home Climate

gas furnace Bryant 383kav high limit switch part #

posted on 12-02-2018

Hi everyone! Need original part number for Bryant 383kav024070 gas furnace - high limit switch Just moved in, and got series of furnace problems. Some are solved , but one - code 33, I don't know h... read more »

Other Home Topics

The Story of Lightning Cleaning Products & Orange Pumice Hand Cleaner

posted on 10-26-2018

Lightning Orange Pumice is so versatile it can also be used as a great hard surface cleaner in toilets, laundries, hand basins and taps to remove hard to eliminate staining marks and water level ... read more »

Lawn and Garden

Growing..

posted on 11-27-2018

Cannabis is growing in popularity, and I am happy about it. Because I know in some places it's not yet legalized but in some, it is already. An article 'Starting a Dispensary in California - Marijuan... read more »

for songbird

posted on 11-22-2018

www.wrightsheirlooms.com These folks have over 80 varieties of heirloom beans. Interesting to look at even if you are not buying. Steve read more »

What is this dark orange power dust/dirt found under piles of leaves and needles?

posted on 11-24-2018

http://i.imgur.com/GKiMRAL.jpg from a blurry iPhone 4S. There was a small overnight rain storm a few days ago too in a So(uthern) CA(lifornia). This was in a rural backyard. -- The little ant ... read more »

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