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oil spill on concrete, how to remove?
Had a recent motor oil quart slowly leek onto a ribbed concrete surface. Not all of it leaked, but it left a slick about 2 feet in diameter. I have tried to clean it up with materials I had on hand,...
1 week ago 5
 
Heat pumps?
I was watching the Dirty Jobs show with Mike Rowe the other day. He was helping well drillers sink wells for a heat pump system for something like an old folks home. It occurred to me that I haven't...
2 months ago 29
 
NIMA 14-50
Can a NIMA 14-50 receptacle be wired up with #10 wire ? What if you doubled up each wire ? Would that meet code ? what if you found one wired up that way ? Any help appreciated. Thanks Ask your...
3 months ago 46
 
Replacing LEDs in strip lights
I use this sort of thing: When they eventually fail, it's the LEDs that have gone. Isn't it possible to buy a strip of LEDs to slide into it instead of buying a new power supply and chassis aswell?...
3 months ago 6
 
Why they wear masks in Pakistan
Muggles should not travel there I would not object to calling that guy a mask nazi ! The video looks a little faked to me ... but funny just the same. thx Ed. I was just at the liquor store - everyone...
4 months ago 18
 
2008 Lexus Rx 350 rack and pinion steering boot
2008 Lexus Rx 350 150k miles The mechanics who did my oil change found that the rack and pinion boot of my car was torn and recommended to replace it. They said it'll cost $1,500 to replace the...
4 months ago 8
 
GE oven error - bad line, bad outlet
A couple of weeks ago I turned the oven on and the timer. The timer immedia tely went off, and I thought, that was weird and turned it back on and walk ed away. Ten minutes later I checked in it and...
5 months ago 11
 
"Peaceful" protestors run manufacturing company out of town.
Factory Burned In Floyd Riots Will Leave Minneapolis, Owner Says The owner of a manufacturing company based in Minneapolis has decided to move his factory after law enforcement was unable to protect...
5 months ago 1
 
Does opening the window fill the house with humidity?
If it's hot out during the day, and by 8 or 9 it cools off, and I open the window, is it true that the humidity from the outside will fill my house and then next morning, maybe 9 or 10 when the AC is...
6 months ago 13
 
"Drywall"
I was astonished to find Americans actually call plasterboard "drywall" even if it's on a ceiling! So not a wall! Daft in the first place to say "drywall", as all walls are dry, unless made of mud,...
6 months ago 135
 
finding elastic
no question, just a story. I started with 3 N95 masks, but after wearing 2 of them for several 30-minute sessions eaach, one of the rubber bands broke on each. I tied two pieces in a square knot, and...
6 months ago 21
 
Anthony Fauci
The formerly-white house has decreed no bio stories about Fauci, so this article was written without his cooperation, by someone who's known him, for decades I think. The text is only selected parts....
7 months ago 1
 
Sharing a well
I'm purchasing a home with a well that use to be 4 acres with a home and a shop. I'm getting 2 acres along with the well. The purchaser of the other 2 acres wants to pay 25 a month to use my well for...
7 months ago 61
 
What are the best materials for making a DIY ~0.3 micron mask at home to filter in the coronavirus?
Is constructing a ~0.3 micron filtered face mask on-topic for a.h.r? If so, here's my DIY design today based on the suggestions in the NYT: 1. I didn't have hair ties, so I used Costco chicken...
7 months ago 22
 
A finishing start
  Yes , that does make sense , today I painted the first room of the house . It's my wife's craft/sewing room , and the first room to get the drywall finished . Actually looks better than I expected...
7 months ago 2
 
G 1/2"/BSPP 1/2" to NPT 1/2"
I was thinking of installing this handheld bidet in the side of a vanity. The specs say that the inlets are G 1/2", the Asian/European version of FIP, aka BSPP (non-tapered) I have two supply lines...
8 months ago 3
 
An interesting spin on inheritance
I know Trader and J. Joyce think this is some structured thing with every Elvis Plate and Grateful Dead T shirt accounted for but this is a more realistic example of what I see. The kids take a few...
8 months ago 31
 
The Genie screw drive garage door opener four piece rail assembly
The Genie screw drive garage door opener four piece rail assembly sections may separate from each other causing the screw by the header to come off its guide causing the carriage to disengage from the...
8 months ago 4
 
OT: This is something new.... NYC highrise under contruction must remove floors
A lawsuit was filed and a court just decided the developer of a new highrise has to remove some floors, because it violates zoning laws. They have 51 floors so far, on the way to 55. Ouch! Seems the...
9 months ago 29
 
Tile over peel and stick
Have a small bathroom 1951 house. Original diagonal subfloor in great shape, with 1/2 inch plywood over that and almost new peel and stick vinyl tile on that in excellent shape. Wanting to put ceramic...
9 months ago 13