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Inside Plenum insulation


January 19, 2017, 2:10 am

I have a three-year old house. I had the vents cleaned out (was smelling something), and the company said the plenum is insulated with fiberglass. According to the guy, this was stopped in 2001 in Ca... Read more »

Furnace not coming on with programmable thermostat


January 18, 2017, 5:57 pm

The temperature in my house is 70 degrees. On the thermostat: the HEAT-OFF-COOL switch is on the HEAT position the FAN switch is on the AUTO position The thermostat's heat setpoint is 82 d... Read more »

Should we tile under the water heater? If not, will a drip pan be ok sittin...


January 18, 2017, 12:03 am

Our laundry room is currently carpeted. We're having the carpet removed and plan to tile (or vinyl) the entire room. Does the water heater need to be removed/replaced so the flooring can go below it?... Read more »

Decking Material


January 17, 2017, 9:54 pm

I have a small deck (10 by 12) that is going to be up for 2-5 years. I've priced composite decking, and even 2 by 6, but they are costly, and the 2 by 6 is poor quality. I was wondering about 4 ... Read more »

Microwave Temp Cutouts: KSD201 vs KSD301 ??


January 17, 2017, 3:49 pm

My second GE Sensor Microwave oven just bit the big one. This time, I had enough sense to check the fuses and thermostats. Sure enough, found something at the top inside the case called a KSD201/P... Read more »

OT - Super Bowl tickets


January 17, 2017, 1:59 pm

A friend of mine has two tickets for the 2017 Super Bowl, both box seats. He paid $1,700 for each ticket He didn't realize when he bought them that this was going to be on the same day as his w... Read more »

OT: How do(es) Amazon (and USPS) do it?


January 17, 2017, 2:22 am

I have just started a (30-day trial) Amazon Prime subscription and ordered some items on Saturday with free 2-day shipping. The package was delivered today (as promised) by USPS. BUT today is a n... Read more »

Planning for large screen tv wall mount


January 16, 2017, 11:55 pm

Hi, Finishing my basement and chose a wall against which we want to mount a (future funding permitting) large (50+) flat screen tv. 1. How do I plan where I should put an electrical outlet on the... Read more »

Main Cleanout(s)


January 16, 2017, 4:20 pm

This is a sketch showing where the drains are in the house. Typical 60's 3BR tract home. No special reason - just wondering where all the feeders connect to the main. Right now, the washer and... Read more »

Lowes french door threshold help


January 16, 2017, 4:18 pm

I have a reliabilt French door I purchased from Lowes and installed 2 years ago. The side jams even though I primed and painted them before installati on, have rotted at the very bottom next to th... Read more »

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Removing a Hotpoint over-the-range microwave rating: 5

Next debacle, please: Brought home a swanky new microwave today, with all the best intentions of installing it myself (with an extra hand or two when needed). Read the installation instructions, so ... Read more »

wood stove temperature rating: 5

The woodstove at the cottage has an expose flue pipe and I have a magnetic temp guage on the pipe. Keeps me in the safe burn zone which results in 0 pipe buildup. Have a wood burning insert at home w... Read more »

asbestos ceiling tiles? rating: 5

We just moved into a house that was built in 1969. In the corner of the basement is 12 boxes of old ceiling tiles. I want to throw them out, but one of my friends mentioned that they might be asbes... Read more »

Add a motion detector to existing porch lights rating: 5

I replaced my flood lights, so I bought new ones with built in motion detectors. They are smart enough to work with only a hot and neutral. They work because you leave the switch on all the time. ... Read more »

Affixing 3/8" Blueboard and Plaster to an Existing Horsehair Plaster ... rating: 5

I would like to repair a hundred-year-old horsehair plaster ceiling by attaching new 3/8 blueboard and then skim coating over it. The old ceiling has some rather large holes in it (too large to repa... Read more »

Question about water heater element failure rating: 5

Hello, About four months ago, I replaced one of the elements on my water heater (240V / 4500W per element - heater's about 5 or 6 years old). There are two elements on the heater, and the upper e... Read more »

surge protector for a sprinkler controller rating: 5

A couple of weeks ago I plugged a one outlet surge protector into a GFI outlet (well actually the next outlet adjacent to the GFI outlet; I think they are all wired in one series) in my garage and th... Read more »

water temperature driving me crazy rating: 5

hey guys I live in an apartment where there are two water temperatures: ice cold and scalding hot. There is ALWAYS scalding water available, but I need WARM water, which is next to impossible. I sp... Read more »

draft under gas fireplace rating: 5

hello. I have a fairly new home built in 2004. I've noticed that my living room area is colder than the rest of the house. I always thought it was because of the patio door or maybe the vaulted ceil... Read more »

Getting voltage through a flexible conduit rating: 5

Getting shocked and there is voltage in the flexible conduit, the outlet box and junction box are both plastic doesn't seem to have any wires exposed, there is a metal junction box where the main lin... Read more »

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