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OT - Math Trick


February 15, 2019, 11:29 pm

For as long as I can remember, I have loved math tricks. This one really works! It will take you only about ten seconds and, amazingly, it will reveal your all-time favorite movie. ... Read more »

OT: Shingles Vaccine

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February 14, 2019, 7:40 pm

Hi All, I have suspected that the shingles vaccine caused singles for a while now based on my customers that got the vaccine and also got shingles. Those that did not get the vaccine mysteriousl... Read more »

Using my new grill


February 14, 2019, 12:44 am

I mentioned my new grill was delivered. Today we got is assembled and hooked to the gas line. Burned off the oils and made dinner. The potatoes were really good. This morning I made a few sli... Read more »

My new grill came today.

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February 12, 2019, 7:28 pm

On topic since it is a natural gas grill and I will have to hook it up to a gas line on the lanai. I ordered this in early January but it was out of stock and the model I wanted was being update... Read more »

I’m so glad I’m living in The U.S.A.


February 11, 2019, 3:48 am

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLrFyjGZ9NU Read more »

Best kitchen floor surfaces?

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February 10, 2019, 5:44 pm

My house has some sort of modern tongue-in-groove plank-style wooden floor throughout the entryways, breakfast area, and kitchen, installed over the plywood sub-floor. I like the fact that wood... Read more »

Tree removal

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February 9, 2019, 5:48 pm

I was going to hire the guys in the first video, but he is expensive. I can save 50 bucks if I get one of the guys in the second one. > https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TN0bMU3hOzY https://www.y... Read more »

In general, what temperature do you keep your house living areas at during ...

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February 9, 2019, 2:54 am

In general, what temperature do you keep your house living areas at during the winter? I was at a friend's house which was set to 54 degrees F (12 C) which is basically ambient inside temperature ... Read more »

Insulating UNOCCUPIED Attics in Residences


February 8, 2019, 3:46 am

I have always gone by the philosophy that the overhead(roof) rafters should not be batted unless the attic will be fully sheet-rocked, climate-controlled and lived in, and only the attic floo... Read more »

Relative Humidity in the attic???


February 8, 2019, 1:51 am

I have a temp/humidity sensor in the attic. The attic and outside temperatures vary, but the DEW POINT should be the same. Often, they are. But it's been wet this month and they don't always trac... Read more »

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Enabling Comfort-R on a Trane XV80

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My Trane Xv80 and XL19i units were originally installed with Comfort-R disabled, because I live in a dry climate. If I want to try enabling it, do I need to do anything else besides the setting the f... Read more »

how much does galvanized corrugated pipe weigh?

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I need to know how much this pipe weighs per foot. I googled for about an hour with no luck. 12 galvanized corrugated 16 gauge pipe --typically used for culverts --Zeb Read more »

Miele Cannister Vacuum Has No Power

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My Miele Canister Vacuum (S 251i Flamenco II) suddenly stopped functioning. There is no power at all. I looked both in the manual and online to see if there any reference to a fuse that has to be rep... Read more »

Mysterious Bathtub/shower leak

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Hello everyone, I bought a condo in a building that was built in the 1920s within the past year and the head of the condo association brought a leak in the basement to our attention a few months ago... Read more »

The Basement Watchdog sump pump float switch location

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I purchased the The Basement Watchdog combo unit (primary sump pump with backup reassembled), before installing it I have one question, the location of the primary pump float switch on the unit wil... Read more »

I can't get the soil to compact sideways.

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In order to replace a section of cast iron sewer pipe below grade, I had to cut open my concrete slab. The cut is about 10 feet long and two feet wide. I was fairly certain the pipe was directly u... Read more »

Furnace help

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Hi Group I've just moved into a new home that was fitted with a (circa 1982) Gaffers & Sattler / Magic Chef forced air heating system (model # AC13-U80-5!!). Like all new homeowners, I'm strapped for... Read more »

Where is my problem with this flourescent lamp?

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I've got a no-name clamp-on fluorescent lamp that no longer starts when the rocker switch is snapped from the off to the on position. The lamp has a polarized plug with an in-line black brick 7 1/... Read more »

Keeprite EnviroPlus90 power vent water leak

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Hello, I have a 4 year old Keeprite EnviroPlus 90 gas furnace. It is working well, exceppt that it recently developed a condensate/water leak in the exhaust power vent motor assembly. It seems that ... Read more »

Painting Metal Shower Stall

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I'm renovating a small bath in the basement that contains an old sheet metal shower stall. The nit is in good condition (no rust or leaks) but it's an awful grey-beige color. I neither desire nor... Read more »

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