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RIP - Poem For A Skydiver


April 28, 2017, 7:22 pm

We recently lost a friend in a skydiving accident. The prayer card at the wake contained the following poem. The words describe this person perfectly and I just thought that I would share them w... Read more »

Computer problem solved

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April 28, 2017, 4:46 pm

A few days ago I was commenting that one of the new computers I just built was continuously crashing and having problems . Sent the motherboard back to the vendor , who tested it and found it w... Read more »

Need a smoke machine


April 28, 2017, 3:03 pm

Anyone have a good idea for making a smoke machine? My car is 15 years old, and the buna is getting old and tired but they don't make a single kit of all the rubber parts which would be the easy wa... Read more »

Miele Washing Machine: Anyone Have One ? Getting To English On The Screen ?...


April 27, 2017, 9:52 pm

Hi, Just got a new Miele washing machine. Front loader, the smaller size one. Imagine this is the same for any of their new ones: Everything on the screen is in Spanish. Can't get it to display ... Read more »

Ideal temp for freezer?

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April 27, 2017, 9:52 pm

I aquired an older standup 16 qf freezer. I have the temp steady at zero for a few weeks. I did not get an elec bill yet but ask if 10f would save noticable cash. No numbers to give. Maybe a gibson? ... Read more »

speaker wire to RCA phono connector-- can this be used for power purposes t...


April 27, 2017, 12:56 pm

I see these all over Ebay: http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=p2047675.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xphono+to+screw.TRS0&_nkw=phono+to+screw&_sacat=0 They might be perfect for a project I h... Read more »

OT: Avast


April 26, 2017, 11:34 pm

Been using Avast for many years and finally contemplating buying the updated version. Anyone use the paid version of avast or any other virus software and are you happy with it? Read more »

Lawn mowers moving backwards


April 26, 2017, 8:14 pm

I guess my earlier posting on how to be able to move self-propelled lawn mowers backwards worked as the have not been any new postings on the subject so far this year on how to pull mowers backwards.... Read more »

Windows 10 users - using edge? :)

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April 26, 2017, 1:44 am

MID: http://al.howardknight.net/msgid.cgi?ID=149317113000 You may be using edge without realizing you are, btw. Some software uses html to provide it's gui (Instead of actually having a real one... Read more »

thinking if getting Trex deck


April 25, 2017, 6:53 pm

Excuse me for posting something on topic but I've got a project guy from Lowes coming over tomorrow to give me an estimate on getting existing deck replaced by a Trex one. Know these things are ... Read more »

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cedar fence stain rating: 5

What is a good brand of stain/preservative for a cedar fence? I would like something that would last at least a couple of years. All advice appreciated, thanks. Dave Read more »

How thick should driveway be? rating: 5

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I'm getting ready to replace my driveway. Question - how thick should the concrete be? I think the old concrete is about 4 inches, is this typical? Read more »

Wiring for a well house rating: 5

I am re-wiring my well house. The previous owner had run 12/2 wire (no ground wire) from a 100 amp breaker on the service panel to a 30 amp breaker in the yard on a metal stake, then on to the pump h... Read more »

Replacement hopper vent for glass block window rating: 5

There's a glass block window in my basement that has a 22x8 vent in it. The vent is opened or closed by a crank that operates two glass panes. This is common in older glass block windows. However it... Read more »

Homeowner's Insurance Claim -- use it to repair roof? rating: 5

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There was a hailstorm that came through our area last year, and I got around to filing a claim as I suspected that some damage was sustained to our roof. Just about everyone on our street had suff... Read more »

kitchen stove vent size ? rating: 5

Anyone know if there is a standard and/or minimum diameter size venting for venting the kitchen stove....ie...5 8 10 piping...etc Thanks, Tim Read more »

tub spout shower diverter rating: 5

OK this is not one of your serious life-threatening issues, but it has been bugging me. Installed a new shower hardware set a couple months ago -- valve, tub spout, shower head. It is a mid-range se... Read more »

pancake boxes + junction rating: 5

I read in a NEC summary that a 6 cubic inch pancake box is only good for the end of a 14/2 run, i.e., no outgoing 14/2 allowed. But I also read (somewhere, not specifically in the NEC) that the panc... Read more »

Outdoor water spicket repair rating: 5

Amanda Sisco ------------------------------------- There is a broken water spicket on our front porch. it is spitting water out of and behind the siding, so we had to shut all of our water off. We ... Read more »

What is a "cricket diverter"? rating: 5

I have some water damage to a ceiling. The guy that put a new roof on 5 years ago admits that there were holes in the cricket diverter behind the chimney directly above the damage, but denies liabili... Read more »

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