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Ground Subsidence


July 11, 2020, 7:43 pm

The soil around one corner of my home has subsided for about 12-18 inches. For a length of about 10-15 feet the top of the basement wall is exposed. Is it safe to leave it like this or should I d... Read more »

1/2" Preformed Heater Hose?


July 10, 2020, 10:20 pm

Got a tight fit 90 bend to oil cooler from engine block on little JD utility tractor. It's 1/2 heater hose; about 6 overall length. JD shows nobody w/ the original part no in stock; can't find a l... Read more »

Bill Nye on face masks

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July 9, 2020, 11:47 pm

https://www.cnn.com/2020/07/09/us/bill-nye-face-covering-tiktok-trnd/index.html Read more »

power for a future project


July 9, 2020, 10:53 pm

we have a shed in the back yard that has power run to it for lights and outlets and we're getting ready to build a ground-level floating deck next to the shed. we also have plans to build a w... Read more »

Gardner Bender


July 9, 2020, 8:18 pm

Gardner Bender does not sell replacement blades for its GS-394 wire strippers. Read more »

Survivorship bias


July 9, 2020, 8:05 pm

Of course, it makes sense. Making war planes safer https://imgur.com/gallery/1y0Rkr3 Read more »

Where do you buy all-brass on/off garden hose shut-off valves?


July 9, 2020, 7:49 pm

Where do you buy all-brass on/off garden hose shut-off valves? I need about a dozen tip-of-the-garden-hose shutoff valves, where I used to buy all-brass valves at Home Depot after having given up... Read more »

OT: What is the point in a tracker you take out of your car?


July 9, 2020, 6:55 pm

Just saw on The Grand Tour them mentioning cars where they take the tracker into the house along with the keys. Surely it should stay in the car? Read more »

Click LVT in the basement ...


July 9, 2020, 6:18 pm

We are going to install LVT Click in a basement. Looks like it should be easy to install. Store was trying to sell us underlayment, talked to some experts and they stated that if its a quality LVT ... Read more »

OT: Why are printers constantly redesigned with no improvements?

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July 9, 2020, 12:13 pm

Every time I buy a new printer, it's changed. New stupid quirks, different ink cartridges. But not faster, not better quality, nothing useful. There was no need to make it different. Read more »

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Garage Door Opener Question

rating: 5

I have two 9 foot Raynor Model 170-7 1/3 HP chain-drive garage door openers (both of which are in excellent condition); they were installed in 1994. The receiver/transmitters originally installed we... Read more »

Ok to replace roof in winter?

rating: 5

Hi all, I have an 80 year old house with three layers of asphalt shingles. A few, 2-3, shingles had come loose during the fall and I decided that it would be a good idea to replace the whole thing. ... Read more »

Sealing the ductwork between furnace and A/C coils?

rating: 5

I had a new furnace installed last fall, and it turns out they didn't set the fan to the right level for my A/C so it was blowing the condensed water up into the ducts in the ceiling which was subse... Read more »

sharper image ionic breeze schematic

rating: 5

Does anyone have or know of a source for schematics for the ionic breeze? I have had 2 die after power outages and a new Quadra where the power button stopped working. If anyone knows how to bypass ... Read more »

craftsman self propelled mower 917.377361

rating: 5

------------------------------------- I have a craftsman self propelled mower that worked fine until the batter went dead and would no longer hold a charge. I replaced the battery but when I engage ... Read more »

Deck - can joists be laid flat?

rating: 5

Ground level deck, want to keep the height low to keep from impedeing bulkhead access. Can the joist be laid flat on the strucural beams instead of upright to keep the height down? Thanks, Bluesman Read more »

dirty spots on flocked ceiling

rating: 5

Our house has a white flocked ceiling, which is pretty nice. In the areas right around the ceiling HVAC vents, the flocking has gotten discolored over the years, partly because of dust that can be va... Read more »

Rafters, how strong

rating: 5

How much load can the rafters in your house support? Well maybe not your PERSONAL rafters, but in general, if someone were to say, store their gold bricks up there, or put a safe up there - someth... Read more »

USM HTS 25 Staple gun - Where to get staples?

rating: 5

Anyone heard of this model? I found this staple gun in our house when we bought it. I haven't measured them yet, but the staples are wider than T50, and it only takes 1/4 deep staples. The body of ... Read more »

Driveway Sealant in Smaller Containers?

rating: 5

I would like to seal my driveway before next winter but there is no way I can lift a 5 gallon container of the stuff. I am wondering if anyone here knows where I can obtain driveway sealant in s... Read more »

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