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Will Dimmer Control Speed of AC Motor?

March 21, 2018, 8:53 pm

Will a typical solid state wall mounted dimmer control the speed of a small 120 volt universal motor (with brushes). It was previously controlled with a low resistance wire wound variable resist... Read more »

Alternate to soldering copper pipe

February 20, 2018, 4:40 pm

I have some piping in my shower that appears to have been bonded with somthing other the solder. head does not affect it, almost looks like epoxy. Any suggestions on how to break bond? Read more »

Accessible-height toilet

February 19, 2018, 6:18 pm

I'm looking for an airbnb and I found one that under extra amenities listed this: Accessible-height toilet The toilet seat is no higher than 17-19 inches from the floor Huh? Is that an issue, t... Read more »

Crowbar design

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February 19, 2018, 4:59 pm

Most crowbars are like this, and utterly useless, the long end is always in the way of a wall: http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20081005001132/zombie/images/3/37/Crowbar-angle.jpg Let's say you'r... Read more »

Bankers on Presidents Day

February 19, 2018, 4:56 pm

Thisis the true meaning of the holiday https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QG9odITUUOU Read more »

The Worst Text You Could Ever Receive...

February 19, 2018, 4:04 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HUE9mCN7sek This iPhone bug (Mac OS as well) is rendering aspects of the device useless. It seems that when a specific foreign character is rendered in any app it c... Read more »

Meter socket

February 18, 2018, 4:38 am

The cover on the meter socket is missing. I don't know how long it's been off. The lead seal is missing that shows it hasn't been tampered with. There are tracks in the yard that look like the el... Read more »

Can you teach me more about lug bolts & related tire tools?

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February 18, 2018, 12:48 am

Can you teach me more about lug bolts & related tire tools on this vehicle whose tires I rotated today and which I plan on rotating every 4K miles (6K km). First question is what is the practical ... Read more »

Couple fined 100 Pounds for overstaying at car park because they got stuck ...

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February 17, 2018, 9:39 pm

WTF???? Couple fined ?100 for overstaying at car park because they got stuck in a queue trying to leave A couple was fined for overstaying at a car park because the queue was so long they could... Read more »

writing on oil cans

February 17, 2018, 7:53 pm

What does 10w30 mean on oil cans? Is it 10 winter and 30 what? And how is it determined? Read more »

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20 amp circuit/14-2 wire?

rating: 5

I am planning to have an isolated ceiling fan switch as an end run of a 20 amp circuit. I ran 14-2 wire from the fan...to the new switch...to the receptacle that was 15 amp. As I was preparing to ... Read more »

Basement Water Despite Sump Pump

rating: 5

I have a sump bump in the basement that generally only operates when we get a lot of rain. When we get particularly heavy rains (most recently 2 in 24 hours) I get water in different parts of the bas... Read more »

Soy foods femminizing our boys?

rating: 5

Here is a second article which says much the same thing. http://www.mothering.com/articles/growing_child/food/soy_story.html Summary: Eating soy foods increases estrogen in people. This effect is mos... Read more »

Wood studs eaten by termites

rating: 5

I have found termites in the house. Not new termites but old ones the previous owner already tented and killed, but the damages were hidden. In one room there is an interior wall with 2x6 studs. It... Read more »

Shower/Tub Caulking Failure

rating: 5

The caulking at the top of our fiberglass shower/tub failed with age. By the time I noticed it, water damaged the edge of the drywall. I've cleaned out the old caulk, the damaged mud, and the damag... Read more »

gas furnace igniter glows,no flame

rating: 5

the flame sensor is good and the gas valve seems to be also Read more »

Getting a bigger sump pump

rating: 5
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To AHR, copies to friends Maybe I need a bigger sump pump, so at the Ace Hardware, I looked at the boxes. If I get a Wayne pump, I can get a 1/3 HP that pumps 3800 GPH, or a 1/2 HP ... Read more »

Female Columbia cycling uniform.....

rating: 5

Columbia’s Women’s Cycling Team At the Tour of Tuscany over the weekend, Columbia’s women’s cycling team was the buzz of the cycling world but the attention wasn’t due to the cyclists’ athle... Read more »

wood fence post size - bigger is better?

rating: 5

I asked several contractor to bid on replacing a section of wood fence. Most use the same size fence pressure treated post 4x4, which actually measured 3.5x3.5 inch. However, one of them says they u... Read more »

PVC pipe roof boot

rating: 5

The radon guy is going to punch a hole in my roof for the radon exhaust pipe. I am OK with this. He told me he has a roof boot for the pipe that he can install from the inside of the attic. He do... Read more »

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