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Home Improvement

vanity drain leaking

author: yky posted 02-25-2017

Vanity sink drain usually has two openings for overflow water to go into the drain pipe. What prevents the water from going down (leaking) through the thread? I just installed a new drain and it... read more »

granny flat heating and hot water

author: markymark posted 01-28-2017

hi im after some advice, im building a granny flat for my elderly mother at the bottom of my garden, it will only have an electric supply (no gas). its a 35 square meter single storey building, bedro... 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 »

One for the plumbers

author: Tim Lamb posted 02-24-2017

After studying the Osma product guide and the architects bathroom layout I am uncertain how best to go about connecting the various wastes. Chalet bungalow dormer rooms tend to be T shaped with th... 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 »

Hickory Lumber

author: Sonny posted 02-24-2017

Got 2 of the 5 hickory logs milled, 2 thick. Each of the larger boards w eighs about 125 lbs, I suppose, and difficult to handle, readily. One side of all the logs have lightening strike damag... 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

Supply Registers (6" Round)

author: acarcasjr89 posted 02-20-2017

How many supply registers (6 round) can a 5 Ton AC unit have? Specifications: Maximum CFM: 4,046 Cooling BTU's: 59,500 SEER: 16 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

Tunnelling critters

author: Terry Coombs posted 02-11-2017

I got 'em . In my gardens , in the woods , under the house , and other places . I'm not sure what they are , whether ground squirrels , moles , or gophers . I do know my dog (mountain cur) love... 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 »

Too early , wayyyyy too early

author: Terry Coombs posted 02-23-2017

My Red Haven peach tree is already making flowers ... last frost here is not for another 6 weeks , looks like I'll be keeping a close eye on the thermometer . The trees all have a (concrete rei... read more »

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