• What is the best kind of tape?

    i just want to know what the best kind of tape is
    i just want to know what the best kind of tape is
    24 answers · Do It Yourself (DIY) · 2 days ago
  • How do I turn the light off from the bottom of the stairs when the switch is at the top of the stairs?

    I would like to get my Dad something other than a Clapper to for his new house. Are there any good products with easy installation to turn the stairwell light off from the basement?
    I would like to get my Dad something other than a Clapper to for his new house. Are there any good products with easy installation to turn the stairwell light off from the basement?
    12 answers · Decorating & Remodeling · 20 hours ago
  • How do I get a water filter off?

    How do I get a water filter off?

    I've tried a plastic and a metal wrench but all I do is bend the filter assembly. I've tried a hair dryer to heat up the filter with no avail. What else can I try?
    I've tried a plastic and a metal wrench but all I do is bend the filter assembly. I've tried a hair dryer to heat up the filter with no avail. What else can I try?
    9 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 3 days ago
  • Is taping your plug a fire hasard?

    I have a plug in a very inconvenient spot in my house and whatever I plug there keeps falling out. Sadly, it s also the only one close enough for my microwave. Is it safe to tape it to the socket using duct tape? I mean the plug is in the socket and the tape only touches plastic. It s not too hard to pull it out... show more
    I have a plug in a very inconvenient spot in my house and whatever I plug there keeps falling out. Sadly, it s also the only one close enough for my microwave. Is it safe to tape it to the socket using duct tape? I mean the plug is in the socket and the tape only touches plastic. It s not too hard to pull it out either even with the tape.
    13 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 2 days ago
  • 3 prong 240V uses no neutral, is it just a ground wire? I can’t remember.?

    I’ve installed many 240v breakers and ran wiring for outlets many times. But now I can’t completely remember. Is the 3rd prong on a 30 amp L plug just a ground or is it actually a neutral? I remember that it’s ok to run 10/2 nm-b to the outlets, and if I remember right, that technically, things that use those... show more
    I’ve installed many 240v breakers and ran wiring for outlets many times. But now I can’t completely remember. Is the 3rd prong on a 30 amp L plug just a ground or is it actually a neutral? I remember that it’s ok to run 10/2 nm-b to the outlets, and if I remember right, that technically, things that use those outlets can actually run without that third prong, not saying safely, just technically
    14 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 2 days ago
  • Don't ceiling fans without remotes last longer without needing repair?

    Best answer: The remotes probably aren't causal to the rate of failures you may be seeing. If you really want a fan that lasts, get the simplest one from the most reliable brand you can find. The fewer features there are, the fewer things there are to go wrong. It's possible that the interface controlled by the... show more
    Best answer: The remotes probably aren't causal to the rate of failures you may be seeing. If you really want a fan that lasts, get the simplest one from the most reliable brand you can find. The fewer features there are, the fewer things there are to go wrong. It's possible that the interface controlled by the remote is causing difficulties, but the on-fan switch should supersede it.

    My ceiling fans have all been purchased used from thrift stores, and are generally not impressive at all, with the possible exception that they have been extremely reliable. One quit working and needed a new capacitor (did you know that there's a capacitor in there? And that you can fix a fan that quits working for no obvious reason?), but the rest have been working nonstop, one for over 19 years.

    Good luck with it.
    8 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 23 hours ago
  • Can a bar of soap be dirty?

    If you dip a bar of soap in the mud, will it be considered dirty?
    If you dip a bar of soap in the mud, will it be considered dirty?
    9 answers · Cleaning & Laundry · 1 day ago
  • Can a home electrical panel (breaker box) be moved from one location of the home to another? Would this be very difficult to do?

    Best answer: Not that difficult. The existing wires already terminate in the panel. You simply ocnvert the panel into a "junction box", splice all the cables to new ones running to breakers on the new panel. Guessing it would cost well over $1,000, depending upon the circuit specifics. I did something similar when I... show more
    Best answer: Not that difficult. The existing wires already terminate in the panel. You simply ocnvert the panel into a "junction box", splice all the cables to new ones running to breakers on the new panel. Guessing it would cost well over $1,000, depending upon the circuit specifics.

    I did something similar when I upgraded a 60A service (with four fuses) to a 200A panel (with space for 48 circuits). New weatherhead, meter box, new wiring. One of the first steps was to re-home the four existing circuits to the new panel and then have the feed to the old panel disconnected. Eventually, all branch wiring was replaced. The whole job was worth about $5,000. In 1978.
    19 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 4 days ago
  • Is there such thing as an industrial sander for decorating?

    We have just bought our first house and want to decorate before moving in. The previous owners painted gloss and/or vinyl silk type paint over everything; walls, ceilings, woodwork, throughout the whole house. The paint desperately needs sanding back but this will take forever with just paper and sanding blocks.... show more
    We have just bought our first house and want to decorate before moving in. The previous owners painted gloss and/or vinyl silk type paint over everything; walls, ceilings, woodwork, throughout the whole house. The paint desperately needs sanding back but this will take forever with just paper and sanding blocks. I saw something called a drywall sander online, would this work? Or is there something else out there which would make light of this massive job?
    8 answers · Decorating & Remodeling · 18 hours ago
  • How did people do metal forging and blacksmithing, in swamps and deserts, before A/C was made?

    Southern Texas is hot and humid. Bottom of Louisiana by the swamps is super humid like a sauna room. Arizona and Nevada is super hot but dry. So how did people melt and forge metal into railroad tracks, steel girders, water pipes, etc, in the days before air conditioners was made? How was it done without heat... show more
    Southern Texas is hot and humid. Bottom of Louisiana by the swamps is super humid like a sauna room. Arizona and Nevada is super hot but dry. So how did people melt and forge metal into railroad tracks, steel girders, water pipes, etc, in the days before air conditioners was made? How was it done without heat stroke in swampy, humid and desert states?
    13 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 3 days ago
  • Old House, Bad Wire Colors?

    I’m trying to replace a simple light switch and I cannot find any examples online of a switch that has only 1 red and 1 blue wire. If these are both hot wires why are they different colors? Online sources are saying there still might be a white wire in the wall hiding but I have no idea how to find it. The... show more
    I’m trying to replace a simple light switch and I cannot find any examples online of a switch that has only 1 red and 1 blue wire. If these are both hot wires why are they different colors? Online sources are saying there still might be a white wire in the wall hiding but I have no idea how to find it. The light switch I’m attempting to install requires a neutral and the blue is not it.
    12 answers · Do It Yourself (DIY) · 3 days ago
  • Neighbor left branches in my yard from a tree they cut. What can I do?

    So one of my neighbors right next door to me left branches from a tree they trimmed by the road in front of my house. I don't want to be responsible for it or get fined. I am not sure which neighbors did it as we are surrounded by trees and had downed trees/branches from a storm, but the branches definitely... show more
    So one of my neighbors right next door to me left branches from a tree they trimmed by the road in front of my house. I don't want to be responsible for it or get fined. I am not sure which neighbors did it as we are surrounded by trees and had downed trees/branches from a storm, but the branches definitely were not there before. What legally can I do?
    10 answers · Garden & Landscape · 2 days ago
  • Did you know sunflower seeds are from actual sunflowers?

    Best answer: Yeah. All natural. Not the roasted salted kind...those are now dead. I mean, if you wanted to grow some and cross breed it with marijuana or something so the higher they are, the higher you can get.
    Best answer: Yeah. All natural. Not the roasted salted kind...those are now dead. I mean, if you wanted to grow some and cross breed it with marijuana or something so the higher they are, the higher you can get.
    14 answers · Garden & Landscape · 3 days ago
  • Is weed a plant?

    17 answers · Garden & Landscape · 4 days ago