• Do electric meters need access?

    I am in process of designing and hiring and getting permits for a carport garage conversion. Meter and breaker box located behind a gate but not locked in a room. Remodel would make it in garage. Is that a issue? I am waiting for city and electricain to contact but just getting you're input. This is in AZ
    I am in process of designing and hiring and getting permits for a carport garage conversion. Meter and breaker box located behind a gate but not locked in a room. Remodel would make it in garage. Is that a issue? I am waiting for city and electricain to contact but just getting you're input. This is in AZ
    8 answers · 18 hours ago
  • My bedroom door opens by itself?

    Best answer: Either adjust the strike plate or buy a doorstop. And stop ranting about ghosts. You're not 12 and t's not exactly rocket science.
    Best answer: Either adjust the strike plate or buy a doorstop. And stop ranting about ghosts. You're not 12 and t's not exactly rocket science.
    15 answers · 3 days ago
  • Which Construction Trade is the hardest to learn?

    Out of Bricklaying, Landscaping, Roofing, Tiling, Flooring, Electrician, Plumbing, Insulation, Plastering, Paving, Glazing, Carpentry and Welding? Which one is the hardest to learn?
    Out of Bricklaying, Landscaping, Roofing, Tiling, Flooring, Electrician, Plumbing, Insulation, Plastering, Paving, Glazing, Carpentry and Welding? Which one is the hardest to learn?
    11 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is it safe to plug a fridge into a power strip?

    My grandma has plugged her fridge into a power strip because she ran out of outlets in her kitchen, right now she only has one other thing on the power strip, like a toaster or something, and then she has I think a coffee maker on the other plug of the outlet, now obviously it's not overloaded with plugs, but... show more
    My grandma has plugged her fridge into a power strip because she ran out of outlets in her kitchen, right now she only has one other thing on the power strip, like a toaster or something, and then she has I think a coffee maker on the other plug of the outlet, now obviously it's not overloaded with plugs, but this is a full size large refrigerator plugged into a probably ten year old power strip, she thinks it's fine but I'm kind of nervous about it, and this is a permanent thing now, is it safe or not so safe?
    13 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is it normal to be nervous about first homeownership? Cause I am?

    Only been a homeowner for a week. Not the handiest guy around, and I am just generally nervous about electrical stuff, plumbing stuff, things going wrong, gutters, ice on driveway, etc. How do you suggest I educate myself better? I am spending a lot of time reading articles online, listening to friends, and... show more
    Only been a homeowner for a week. Not the handiest guy around, and I am just generally nervous about electrical stuff, plumbing stuff, things going wrong, gutters, ice on driveway, etc. How do you suggest I educate myself better? I am spending a lot of time reading articles online, listening to friends, and watching YouTube videos to grow more accustomed to life as a homeowner.
    6 answers · 16 hours ago
  • Electricity out in one room?

    7 answers · 1 day ago
  • How come I hear all this popping and cracking in my house sometimes it sounds like it's coming from the attic?

    I'll be laying in bed in at like 5:30 in the morning I'll hear popping and cracking right near where the return is in the ceiling. It just comes from random spots in the house sometimes usually it sounds like it's coming from the attic.
    I'll be laying in bed in at like 5:30 in the morning I'll hear popping and cracking right near where the return is in the ceiling. It just comes from random spots in the house sometimes usually it sounds like it's coming from the attic.
    7 answers · 2 days ago
  • We broke a KitchenAid glass stovetop, what to do?

    GF and I are renting, somehow cracked this stovetop a couple days ago, I believe it's this one here: I think from a heavy kettle. The burners still work, but now the crack has spread and there's are pieces of glass falling out. Not sure what to do. I'll tell the LL but I assume he'll want us... show more
    GF and I are renting, somehow cracked this stovetop a couple days ago, I believe it's this one here: I think from a heavy kettle. The burners still work, but now the crack has spread and there's are pieces of glass falling out. Not sure what to do. I'll tell the LL but I assume he'll want us to pay for it, and that would suck. A normal stove with metal grilles never would have broken like that ..I hate fragile appliances, we didn't smash anything down on it. Anyhow does anyone have advice for this situation? Thank you.
    5 answers · 18 hours ago
  • Do you let your faucets drip in freezing temps?

    Everyone I know in the south lets their faucets drip in freezing temps. But I've heard you're only suppose to do that if you have exposed pipes. My bf use to live up north and he said they've never done that. So which is it? Let them drip, don't have to, or are there other factors to consider?
    Everyone I know in the south lets their faucets drip in freezing temps. But I've heard you're only suppose to do that if you have exposed pipes. My bf use to live up north and he said they've never done that. So which is it? Let them drip, don't have to, or are there other factors to consider?
    7 answers · 2 days ago
  • Home insulation heat loss need help please help?

    Details: I live in Northeast usa House is 3 bedroom, 2 floors, and basement, 1 bath upstairs, living room, kitchen, dinning room, and I side room with no basement under it. 100 year old house, 2 walls and floor of basement are concrete no cracks, the other 2 walls are field stone with brick onto. There's 2... show more
    Details: I live in Northeast usa House is 3 bedroom, 2 floors, and basement, 1 bath upstairs, living room, kitchen, dinning room, and I side room with no basement under it. 100 year old house, 2 walls and floor of basement are concrete no cracks, the other 2 walls are field stone with brick onto. There's 2 new mini windows and another converted for wash dryer area. The house heat is 2017 on demand propane boiler heater with baseboard, heats house and water for sinks and shower. All hardwood floors with foam insulation then the old floors under that. All windows are new, doors are new with weather stripping. I have a sliding door too. All windows and sliding door I added plastic too it. The side room on ground floor has foam insulation but gets wicked cold to the feet. The outside door is located there the other is out front. Should I close all bedroom doors and bathrooms, seal that side room off? What should I do to increase heat retention ?
    5 answers · 19 hours ago
  • Does flex seal really work to seal leak on pipes?

    Best answer: Depends on what the pipe is made of (i.e. copper, aluminum, PVC, etc). Even then, it's not a permanent fix.
    Best answer: Depends on what the pipe is made of (i.e. copper, aluminum, PVC, etc). Even then, it's not a permanent fix.
    5 answers · 1 day ago
  • Is there a way to pick a key locked door that opens toward you?

    Using something easy and not destructive this is sneaky
    Using something easy and not destructive this is sneaky
    5 answers · 1 day ago
  • How to select a good water heater?

    4 answers · 1 day ago
  • Noises in my wall and don t know what it s coming from?

    Anyone know what these noises are? Here is a video of what s going on. Fixed a pipe in the wall last week for a knocking noise, but this is different. My complex doesn t seem to think that this noise is from the water running. Anyone ever experience this before? https://youtu.be/5TCkKDrNtDs
    Anyone know what these noises are? Here is a video of what s going on. Fixed a pipe in the wall last week for a knocking noise, but this is different. My complex doesn t seem to think that this noise is from the water running. Anyone ever experience this before? https://youtu.be/5TCkKDrNtDs
    4 answers · 2 days ago