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Removing rust from porcelain sink :-)

posted on 07-19-2018

I couldnt resist..........Wife was moaning about a rust mark down the sink caused with a few drips over a couple of years when the tap was turned off which hit the overflow outlet. So told her t... read more »

Buttons or Remote not working

posted on 07-19-2018

The buttons or remote don't work. I have to plug in my a/c to turn it on. Good that it is stuck on good setting. Control panel ? read more »

Swamp Cooler

posted on 07-09-2018

My swamp cooler keeps shutting off and after a while, it will come back on. Also when I turn it on after letting the pump run for a while it makes a squealing sound. I need some help with this one. read more »

Identify this bathtub fixture

posted on 05-20-2018

I have this fixture on a clawfoot tub in a rental.I want to install a hand held shower but not sure what to do with this fitting.There is no spout just what looks like a quick connect fitting https:/... read more »

Home Building

Sketchup Interchange???

posted on 07-19-2018

Am I just missing something or is there no apparent path to interchange a .skp file with anything else??? -- 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

Heat Pump stops while cooling (before reaching temp set on thermostat)

posted on 07-17-2018

My father-inlaw (82) has a heat pump that is behaving badly. If I pull the power, and replace it, after a few minutes, the unit will start to cool. It will run, sometimes for a good amount of tim... 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

Controlling adventitious growth of oleander

posted on 06-24-2018

There is a large (multiple 5 trunks) oleander growing next to a walkway. Some unwanted trunks have been cut, and they produce a dense growth of buds, which intrude on the walkway and have to be la... read more »

OT: posting pictures

posted on 07-19-2018

Hi All, If anyone what to know the web site I used to post picture, it is https://imgbb.com/ -T read more »

Tree stump

posted on 07-16-2018

How can I flatten a palm tree stump to ground level? We cut it with a chain saw but the stump protrudes above the ground by 6 to 8 inches read more »

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