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Home Improvement

OT: Norton 360 installation

posted on 03-28-2020

Just downloaded a 5 user licence of Norton 360, managed to install it on fo ur devices but it does not seem to install on SWAMBOs Kindle Fire HD is the bastardised version of Android used the prob... read more »

Sears Air Compressor Won't Stay Running

posted on 03-28-2020

I have a 10 year old Sears 2HP Air Compressor (model 919-176821) that starts and runs fine when you first start it with no air pressure in the tank. Once it shuts off after coming up to pressure and... read more »

Hair cutting

posted on 03-25-2020

Folk on FB laughed at me last week when I said that I was thinking about cutting my own hair. Well, I guess we’re all gonna be learning hairdressing skills now. Bought myself some clippers on li... read more »

Sink runs when toilet is flushed

posted on 12-31-2019

Bathroom sink runs when toilet is flushed. Stops when toilet is filled. read more »

Home Building

Lathe tread

posted on 03-27-2020

Are the spindle threads the same on all lathes or do they differ by brand? read more »

Concrete core distance

posted on 02-25-2020

Is there a certain distance you have to be away from a Hilti anchor to core a hole through a concrete floor ? read more »

What size beam needed to replace a14' support wall?

posted on 07-03-2019

I have removed support walls before, but this one has a different sort of roof structure. The roof spans the house about 40'. The support wall is dead in the middle and in line with the roof ridge ... read more »

Corrosion on hot water heater pipes

posted on 11-11-2019

Is this hot water heater pipe corrosion normal? (1) Needs to be connected by a nipple, only brass available http://img4.imagetitan.com/img.php?image=20_image6071.jpg (2) Will the new brass nipple ... read more »

Home Climate

How to choose an HVAC company for an install?

posted on 02-19-2020

We're considering replacing a furnace and a/c system. From all that I've r ead the caliber of the installation crew is of great importance. What I'm struggling with is determining how to choose ... read more »

Other Home Topics

Predominantly black specs that bite, on floors, bed, couch, fridge, tables, basically everywhere. Just moved in this year. I can’t live like this anymore!!

posted on 11-01-2019

As u can see in the subject field, I wanted to write so much more. My family thinks I’m seeing things. Even though I had at least 100 containers with this foreign material inside as evidence. ... read more »

Lawn and Garden

Help to ID purple flower

posted on 03-27-2020

Hi all, This purple flower was in a gift bouquet. I think it's an Iris. Does anyone know the species? Thanks for your help. https://imgur.com/a/XaheTa3 read more »

Mealy Bugs

posted on 03-27-2020

My wife keeps her citrus trees in the greenhouse over the winter. This year, they had a really bad infestation of mealy bugs, which leave a powdery white residue on the leaves, as pictured in the lin... read more »

Palm seeds

posted on 03-02-2020

First yr in this house, 3 large palms dropped 20 million seeds all over the yard! Had trees trimmed...more seeds dropped. What is the best way to get them out of the grass?...a rake & shop vac is whe... read more »

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