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06-16-08, 04:15 PM
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Posted By XS6DFG0

Rain Water Taking Dirt to my Neighbor's House

Hi everyone, I need some help because I just ain't sure what to do here.

The short story is that my 22 year old house had neglected landscaping. Really it was just a few overgrown bushes/shrubs...
04-17-08, 06:54 PM
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Views: 1,176
Posted By XS6DFG0

Bleach Drips On Carpet

Hi everyone,

My wife pulled the toilet brush out of the toilet and let some drips get on the hallway carpet.

I guess the toilet cleaner had bleach in it because now we have white dots on the...
04-14-08, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 107,327
Posted By XS6DFG0

This exact thing happened to my sister-in-law. ...

This exact thing happened to my sister-in-law. She and her husband moved into a brand new home and approx. a year later, the interconnected smoke alarms (no CO sensor) started going off. They ended...
04-03-08, 12:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,344
Posted By XS6DFG0

These are the kind I purchased.........Cooper...

These are the kind I purchased.........Cooper brand, I believe. You tighten the screw and it acts as a pressure plate and squeezes the wire. They seemed pretty beefy and they work well.
04-02-08, 06:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,344
Posted By XS6DFG0

I discovered the same thing when I moved into my...

I discovered the same thing when I moved into my home. I ended up spending a few days correcting the problem at each receptacle. I actually replaced all the receptacles. Partially because my wife...
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Views: 1,795
Posted By XS6DFG0

My wife has a normal hair dryer and on high it...

My wife has a normal hair dryer and on high it consumes 1875 watts alone. She also plugs in a curling iron (wattage unknown) at the same time to heat up while she is drying her hair.

I'm sure...
03-12-08, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 8,088
Posted By XS6DFG0

I learn something new each time I come on here. ...

I learn something new each time I come on here. I had no idea that your panel could be outside the building. Around here you have a panel inside, wire goes from the panel and punches through the...
02-19-08, 12:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,086
Posted By XS6DFG0

This is just my opinion: If I was selling, I...

This is just my opinion:

If I was selling, I wouldn't do anything. I'm not sure you have to disclose that receptacles are not grounded.......hopefully someone on here knows the answer to that...
Replies: 10
Views: 899
Posted By XS6DFG0

where I work, half the office is on PCs and half...

where I work, half the office is on PCs and half are on Macs. All us PC guys are using Office 2007 and the Mac guys use Open Office. They all love it. That said, having used both, I wouldn't trade...
12-20-07, 06:53 AM
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Views: 5,292
Posted By XS6DFG0

Even I know enough to know this isn't a true...

Even I know enough to know this isn't a true statement.
12-11-07, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 933
Posted By XS6DFG0

Was that $200 for you to install or $200 to have...

Was that $200 for you to install or $200 to have them installed by someone else?
12-10-07, 04:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 933
Posted By XS6DFG0

Thank you for all of the responses. My wife...

Thank you for all of the responses.

My wife and I don't particularly like anything, including the color, about our current windows.........so maybe it is time to start saving for some new ones.
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12-10-07, 01:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 933
Posted By XS6DFG0

Thanks! Would this also explain why the...

Thanks!

Would this also explain why the windows feel drafty?
12-10-07, 01:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 933
Posted By XS6DFG0

Windows 101: What is wrong and what can I do?

We moved into a home about 2 years ago (Pittsburgh) and I think it is time to start addressing my window situation. We have a contemporary split-entry with aluminum framed windows.

Our home was...
12-05-07, 06:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 19,088
Posted By XS6DFG0

I'm sure every state/county has it's own rules...

I'm sure every state/county has it's own rules about what Game Wardens are allowed to do. Here in PA, I don't think they are allowed to enter your home without a warrant. I really hope not anyway....
12-03-07, 02:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 19,088
Posted By XS6DFG0

Yes, be careful when commenting on home taxes...

Yes, be careful when commenting on home taxes because it varies wildly depending on where you live.

My home/land/real estate taxes represent 25% of my mortage payment, which is about average for...
11-21-07, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,136
Posted By XS6DFG0

I'm not an expert, but I can tell you what my...

I'm not an expert, but I can tell you what my home inspector did when we were purchasing our house. It was summer time and hot. He turned the switch from AC to heat and cranked it up. He put a...
11-12-07, 06:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 929
Posted By XS6DFG0

We will only be using 12 gauge wire in this...

We will only be using 12 gauge wire in this project on 20 amp breakers.

My house has mixed gauge wire on some circuits and it ticks me off everytime I think about it.
11-12-07, 03:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 929
Posted By XS6DFG0

Thanks. For the sake of my sanity, I think...

Thanks.

For the sake of my sanity, I think I'll see if I can coax him to pick up some 12-3.
11-12-07, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 929
Posted By XS6DFG0

Using spare 12-2 in place of 12-3

Thanks for all the past help.

I'm helping my father-in-law finish his new basement. We are wiring for the receptacles and lights. When we work on the lighting circuits, I know there will be...
11-12-07, 12:05 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,108
Posted By XS6DFG0

Garage Drain

First off, thanks for all the help in the past.

I have a 20 year old house, all PVC waste lines that go out to the street (public sewer).

When we moved in two years ago, I noticed that the...
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Views: 1,014
Posted By XS6DFG0

Thanks for the help. This is my Mom's VCR. ...

Thanks for the help.

This is my Mom's VCR. I mentioned the SAP settings, but she insisted that she changed nothing:wall:

She unplugged the VCR and let it sit for an hour. She went in and did...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,014
Posted By XS6DFG0

VCR Has No Sound

All of the sudden my VCR won't record sound on a particular channel. It does record sound on other channels. No settings were changed. Is it toast?

Thanks.
Replies: 5
Views: 1,387
Posted By XS6DFG0

Kevin, Thanks very much for detailing the...

Kevin,

Thanks very much for detailing the process. I think that is what I'm going to try and do. I'm going to get the four foot fixtures. Now I just need to decide on two tube or four tube.
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Views: 1,387
Posted By XS6DFG0

I have two 100 "watt" CFL bulbs in there...

I have two 100 "watt" CFL bulbs in there currently. They are a big improvement over the 60 watt bulbs that were there when we moved in, but the light is still not enough.

I mean, they are enough...
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