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Key operated outside water tap

posted on 05-22-2019

My local hall has an outside tap. To avoid massive water bills through the local miscreants turning it and leaving it running all night/weekend we hav e taken to turning off a valve inside the bui... read more »

water dripping from main inside house valve

posted on 05-22-2019

I just got back from a trip. Had turned off the water and drained the pipes so no chance of pipes freezing. I've done this at least twice before, but this time, when I turned the main house valve... 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

rail and stiles use for outdoor projects?

posted on 05-22-2019

I have been contemplating using rails and stiles for some flower planters and a fence for the back yard. My concern is if they will hold up to rain, and freezing weather. I can see how water ca... 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

Not an expert but last house we rented had this....

posted on 04-19-2019

3600 Sq Foot home, Dual systems. 3.5 ton for one side of the house, 5 ton on the other side. 5 ton unit had frequent plenum leaks. As in there seemed to be so much back pressure the tape seals and ... 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

Hollyhocks - rust

posted on 05-01-2019

Has anybody got a cure for hollyhock rust please? I grew the plants from seed in the hope that it wouldn't happen but I was wrong. I've been picking off the most affected leaves and putting them in... read more »

Pumpkin Patch

posted on 05-20-2019

I planted the pumpkins this morning. Hopefully, they'll do better than last year when all the pumpkin plants got drowned by unusually high rainfall. Paul read more »

OT: I guess things aren't so great at Airbus either....

posted on 05-07-2019

https://simpleflying.com/airbus-a380s-scrap/ The First Airbus A380’s Are Now Being Scrapped And only about ten years old..... read more »

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