• Why do pools raise insurance rates?

    Who's gonna steal your pool?
    Who's gonna steal your pool?
    10 answers · 8 hours ago
  • Alternatives to heating by electric heater?

    I'm in an old apartment that has two electric heaters. But, I can't use both at once because the bill will get too high for the land lady. So, what alternatives could I heat a couple of rooms with that I don't have to plug into the wall?
    I'm in an old apartment that has two electric heaters. But, I can't use both at once because the bill will get too high for the land lady. So, what alternatives could I heat a couple of rooms with that I don't have to plug into the wall?
    10 answers · 2 days ago
  • Brace to set a fence post?

    Best answer: You're making it more complicated than it is. Dig the hole. Put in the post. Dump in the dry concrete mix. Adjust the post, use a level. Have the hose nearby. Hold the post with one hand, the hose with the other, and run water into the hole on top of the concrete mix. Check again with the level. Done. show more
    Best answer: You're making it more complicated than it is.

    Dig the hole. Put in the post. Dump in the dry concrete mix. Adjust the post, use a level. Have the hose nearby. Hold the post with one hand, the hose with the other, and run water into the hole on top of the concrete mix. Check again with the level. Done.
    7 answers · 1 day ago
  • Help with GFCI outlet installation.?

    I installed a new GFCI outlet and it isn’t working. It’s hot but doesn’t work if I plug in an appliance and the test switch doesn’t “test”. The instructions said something about having to check the line and the load. I don’t know what that means. So for now I have the breaker turned off until I can figure it out.
    I installed a new GFCI outlet and it isn’t working. It’s hot but doesn’t work if I plug in an appliance and the test switch doesn’t “test”. The instructions said something about having to check the line and the load. I don’t know what that means. So for now I have the breaker turned off until I can figure it out.
    6 answers · 19 hours ago
  • Locks for my bedroom door?

    I need a lock for my bedroom. My door has a handle, not a knob. It’s an apartment, so I can’t put a different knob on it, it’s not allowed. Are there any locks I can put on a door handle without damaging the door?
    I need a lock for my bedroom. My door has a handle, not a knob. It’s an apartment, so I can’t put a different knob on it, it’s not allowed. Are there any locks I can put on a door handle without damaging the door?
    9 answers · 4 days ago
  • Should I be concerned about this crack in my ceiling? Any suggestions on how to remedy it if necessary etc? And is it a specific type?

    It’s an oldish house probably 1940/50s? I’m not entirely sure. Above the that ceiling is just the loft/attic.
    It’s an oldish house probably 1940/50s? I’m not entirely sure. Above the that ceiling is just the loft/attic.
    10 answers · 4 days ago
  • Fence gate issue?

    Best answer: Dig a hole next to the post and concrete in a repair spur. Use 'postcrete' cement which needs no mixing and sets in minutes. You can true up the gate post, use coach screws or bolts into the post then add the post mix. See link for guidance.
    Best answer: Dig a hole next to the post and concrete in a repair spur. Use 'postcrete' cement which needs no mixing and sets in minutes. You can true up the gate post, use coach screws or bolts into the post then add the post mix. See link for guidance.
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is it safe to put a power strip inside a shoe box?

    Here’s the deal. I have my power strip plugged in and like 7 cords coming out of it. It’s a complete mess. So what I thought was if I just put it inside a shoe box, still allowing it to be plugged in, and all the cords still able to come out (because there’s those small holes on a shoe box on both sides). All of... show more
    Here’s the deal. I have my power strip plugged in and like 7 cords coming out of it. It’s a complete mess. So what I thought was if I just put it inside a shoe box, still allowing it to be plugged in, and all the cords still able to come out (because there’s those small holes on a shoe box on both sides). All of the cords would be contained in the box and it wouldn’t look messy. But is it safe to have the strip in the box? Can it cause a fire?
    6 answers · 3 days ago
  • Should it be a fire hazard concern to mount a point-of-use tankless water heater on a plywood wall?

    I am just thinking to install a shower in my shed which has plywood walls. The water heater I am going to get is a 5.5kw tankless from Home Depot. The manual says the heater must be installed in a place away from flammable objects. I don't think plywood is flammable, but it is uncoated wood that can be burnt.... show more
    I am just thinking to install a shower in my shed which has plywood walls. The water heater I am going to get is a 5.5kw tankless from Home Depot. The manual says the heater must be installed in a place away from flammable objects. I don't think plywood is flammable, but it is uncoated wood that can be burnt. So I just want to know if it is necessary to get a metal sheet or something in between the heater and the plywood wall. Thank you very much! Don
    8 answers · 4 days ago
  • My Parents have found mold in large parts of their home. Need some help/advice. PLEASE SOS?

    Recently my parents had a leak in their double wide/add on. (its a nice home not just a trailer) During the roof repair we came across mold. They swear up and down that its black mold but don t have the extra cash to have it tested. Further examination they found that its in several other walls of the home. They... show more
    Recently my parents had a leak in their double wide/add on. (its a nice home not just a trailer) During the roof repair we came across mold. They swear up and down that its black mold but don t have the extra cash to have it tested. Further examination they found that its in several other walls of the home. They have been pulling the walls and treating the mold. But it seems that there is no end in site. They are quickly running out of money and are starting to become hopeless. They before the leak were wanting to sell the house anyway and move closer to the city, but now they are fearing they are stuck with this situation permanently. They did look into local services but many cost 30k+ and are not very well reviewed. WHAT SHOULD WE DO PLEASE HELP!
    5 answers · 1 day ago
  • How much do you think it would cost to move the furnace to where the hot water tank is.?

    Looking to move a furnace to where the hot water tank is and install hot water on demand and install a shower for the powder room of the other side of this wall. If it makes any difference I m located in Canada.
    Looking to move a furnace to where the hot water tank is and install hot water on demand and install a shower for the powder room of the other side of this wall. If it makes any difference I m located in Canada.
    7 answers · 4 days ago
  • Is there a 'life-expectancy' with microwaves? We've had ours for a long time now and although it's still working fine, I wonder if I?

    Best answer: No. Like all things they may conk out, but the level of improvement has stopped since 900 to 1000w models came out. Early models with painted interiors do go a bit manky, but the stainless steel ones seem to go on forever. The magnetron has a finite life but many manufacturers offer ten years on that, so it is... show more
    Best answer: No. Like all things they may conk out, but the level of improvement has stopped since 900 to 1000w models came out. Early models with painted interiors do go a bit manky, but the stainless steel ones seem to go on forever.

    The magnetron has a finite life but many manufacturers offer ten years on that, so it is probably the least likely thing to go. Suffice to say if it breaks down it is not worth repairing unless it is something simple like the fuse.
    13 answers · 6 days ago
  • Pull up bar in drywall (with anchors). Will it hold?

    I installed a pull-up bar that is meant to be screwed into a doorframe. Instead, I installed it in the door-less opening of my closet. One side of it was drilled into a stud, but the other side is just drywall. I used 3 screws and anchors on each side. The 3 screws/anchors are about half an inch away from each... show more
    I installed a pull-up bar that is meant to be screwed into a doorframe. Instead, I installed it in the door-less opening of my closet. One side of it was drilled into a stud, but the other side is just drywall. I used 3 screws and anchors on each side. The 3 screws/anchors are about half an inch away from each other. So far it seems to hold fine. Will it eventually come loose, or will the anchors in the drywall do their job?
    6 answers · 4 days ago
  • Wet carpets and empty toilet bowls. Plumbing question please help!!?

    I live in a ground level condo and recently noticed water coming through the carpets in two bedroom closets. Both bedrooms share a wall with a bathroom. I called in my building matience who checked the pipes in the connecting wall and couldn’t find a leak so said that maybe I was splashing water from a bath or... show more
    I live in a ground level condo and recently noticed water coming through the carpets in two bedroom closets. Both bedrooms share a wall with a bathroom. I called in my building matience who checked the pipes in the connecting wall and couldn’t find a leak so said that maybe I was splashing water from a bath or wasted water on the carpets and other things that didn’t make sense. He wet vacuumed the carpets and said it was probably a random leak and should dry by morning. I placed a fan inside of the closets and woke up the next day to carpets soaked again and now the toilet bowls have no water and seem to be backing up. My house also smells like damp and mold. I can’t really afford a consultation fee from a plumber right now, does anyone know what exactly this issue may be?
    5 answers · 3 days ago