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Home Improvement

DC generator works OK as a Motor, but does not generate?

posted on 09-15-2019

Afternoon chaps, An old friend of mine who collects scrap and often brings bits round to me for identity and possible sale sold me what said on the label was a DC gene rator of some 110 volts. ... read more »

electric shortage and Acorn stairlift

posted on 09-15-2019

The ads for Acorn Stairlifts, the thing you sit on to go upstairs, refer to having a battery for an electric shortage, not electric outage or failure. What are they referring to and is this a w... read more »

untreated pergola needs quick save!

posted on 09-05-2019

My ex-husband built a large pergola over our patio with untreated (pine?) wood. He was about to finish it and then we divorced. I got the house, so he refused to help or share his plan. 2 years later... 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

Downsizing

posted on 09-13-2019

I don't have as much shop space any more, as my shop now has to share duties with a garage. So between a bandsaw, jointer, planer, RAS, table saw, and circular saw, what tools can be combined to c... read more »

Compacting subbase for paver patio

posted on 09-12-2019

Do it yourself I'm installing paver stone patio and got ahead of myself when putting in limestone sub base. I didn't compact in lifts and have between 9 to 10 inches spread out . will i still be okay... 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 »

Craftsman P/Molder gears

posted on 04-26-2019

Looking for two gears for Model # 351233831. 30t and 31t read more »

Home Climate

Spring location

posted on 09-14-2019

The spring fell off where does it go read more »

Other Home Topics

Red Spots (lol not really)

posted on 07-28-2019

(Use bleach and any detergent to clean). lmao ive read all of these answers and it made me giggle even though it shouldn't have. the reason most of these spots have popped up in the bathroom walls..... read more »

Lawn and Garden

Watermelon spider

posted on 09-01-2019

I was trying to figure out the type of spider that looks like a watermelon on its main body I'll attach a picture. https://www.homeownershub.com/img/ik read more »

Garden Rotation

posted on 09-08-2019

We're going to rotate two of the garden sections for next year. We currentl y have three sections to our vegetable garden, each 25 feet wide and 30 fee t long, all adjacent with a walkway between t... read more »

sears push lawn mower question -

posted on 09-05-2019

I can start lawn mower and begin to cut the grass with a grass catcher. When full the mower is shut off while I empty catcher. When I try to start mower again it won't start .It has to cool down befo... read more »

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