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OT - Super Bowl tickets

author: Frank posted 01-17-2017

A friend of mine has two tickets for the 2017 Super Bowl, both box seats. He paid $1,700 for each ticket He didn't realize when he bought them that this was going to be on the same day as his w... read more »

Wooden paneling.

author: Jdaley06 posted 01-13-2017

Hello all, recently I have decided to do anot aged wood panelling on my kitchen island like the picture that I have attached. They have premade tiles of this stuff that you can put together yourself ... 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 »

Internet access point in the attic

author: JoeJoe posted 01-17-2017

I've been using one of these: http://uk.tp-link.com/products/details/cat-9_TL-WR710N.html, positioned on the landing upstairs, and plugged into a power socket and a cat5e socket connected to a s... 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 »

OT: More Electrical Theory. :-D

author: -MIKE- posted 01-17-2017

So I wake up Sunday morning to a house full of light fixtures that are dim or flickering, fans not starting up, stove and microwave both just humming and displays blinking on and off. Seems like h... 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

Identify Tree?

author: David E. Ross posted 01-15-2017

Location: Southern California, Sunset zone 21, US Department of Agriculture zone 10b Photo: My friend asked me to help her identify this tree. It is growing at the house she recently bought. ... 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 »


author: hubops posted 01-12-2017

Hi All - just a f y i link to the recent Lee Valley gardening newsletter http://www.leevalley.com/en/newsletters/Gardening/2232/newsletter.htm If you haven't heard of Lee Valley - ... read more »

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