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Welding helmets

posted on 08-15-2018

Hi all, Been thinking it's about time I got one of those auto-darkening helmets. Just a bit concerned about that initial flash that's supposed to trigger the auto-darken feature. I can't see how... read more »

Nikken 1394 particle counter AQM particle size spec?

posted on 08-16-2018

We have a lot of wildfires in Oregon and the TV is warning of seriously bad air quality due to smoke. OK, so I took the Nikken 1394 outside. It registers 2000 particles/liter. The scale is yello... read more »

converting attic

posted on 08-03-2018

Looking at coverting an attic to living space that has full oak 2 by 6 as floor/ ceiling of lower space with a 16 foot span. Just mainly want to put mattresses on floor and clothes up there. Was hopi... read more »

Sewer smell coming from open pipe?

posted on 08-11-2018

Hello! I have a sewer smell that seems to be coming from a pipe between the 1st floor and the roof. The pipe has no cap on the inside. Is this normal? https://www.homeownershub.com/img/fr read more »

Home Building

Tufted Wall Panels

posted on 08-14-2018

They were made & upholstered the way bed head boards are made/upholstered. The second panel/pic was taken through a large window pane, so the image is not as sharp as the other two. Not much ... read more »

Low Electricity Consuming Fans at Affordable Cost

posted on 07-27-2018

When people think about the reducing electricity utilization in their house they focus only upon lights but they forget that fans are also part of the m. Jain Electro Mech Appliances is a leading ... 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

swamp cooler blows black stuff

posted on 08-08-2018

I have a new side draft swamp cooler that blows a very fine black substance, almost like a powder, that makes me think the belt is somehow involved. It isn't mold....the pads aren't black, the water ... read more »

Other Home Topics

Orange Glo power paste

posted on 04-19-2018

Loved the old product...just not on everything. Dawn Platinum foam will clean as well. The packaging on the Orange Glo was a problem. Plastic container that evidently reacted to the cleaner and the b... read more »

Lawn and Garden

Thorny hedge

posted on 08-14-2018

Hello, I am thinking to plant some thorny shrubs along my neighbor's fence. A couple of years ago he replaced his wooden fence but the new one is barely 1.50m high while the older was about 1.80, ... read more »


posted on 08-15-2018

Hi All, Three of my four Choke Berries (not cherries) are thriving. The fourth died on me. I read that Choke Berries can able propagate with clippings. So, I clipped about an eight inch branch of... read more »

Lumpy Grass

posted on 08-11-2018

Greetings! Two years ago I laid down Celebration Bermuda in my lawn. It is healthy and green for the most part but it grows very unevenly. It looks very lumpy . I mow twice a week to keep the faster ... read more »

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