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09-15-22, 12:53 PM
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Why is some grass growing horizontal?

Patches of my lawn have grass that's growing sideways as if someone just trampled on it. These grass are long but mowing the lawn doesn't help because they are lying flat so the mower doesn't cut...
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Posted By GroundCurrent

Need to adjust parking brake after brake pads change?

If you replace worn out disc brake pads with new ones, do you have to loosen the parking brake handle cable to prevent brake dragging? Or is the parking brake self-adjusting like the foot brake?
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09-03-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By GroundCurrent

Tricky wasp nest

There's a wasp nest somewhere inside this crawlspace vent. I tried spraying wasp killer but it's useless because the nest may not be in direct line of sight from outside this vent. What would be a...
07-29-22, 04:58 PM
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Views: 109
Posted By GroundCurrent

That's simpler than I thought. Thanks.

That's simpler than I thought.
Thanks.
07-28-22, 07:42 PM
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Views: 109
Posted By GroundCurrent

More efficient windows AC unit?

Are there consumer windows AC that uses the condensate to pre cool incoming air before dripping them outside?
07-25-22, 09:32 AM
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Views: 201
Posted By GroundCurrent

Measuring two hots for 240V is probably the best...

Measuring two hots for 240V is probably the best quick and dirty method, although it only finds half the eligible outlets.
The ethernet over power line is also a neat trick. It reminds me of circuit...
07-25-22, 12:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 201
Posted By GroundCurrent

How to pick 2 outlets for 2 heavy loads?

Let's say I shoot video at a business location and need to use two high power video lights (e.g. 1300W)
I would like to plug them into two outlets that do not share the same breaker to avoid...
07-12-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 285
Posted By GroundCurrent

6V is converted to AC and then to high voltage...

6V is converted to AC and then to high voltage with transformer, like a tesla coil. It's all about conservation of wattage. So 6V 10A can be converted to 60V 1A, or 600V 0.1A, or 6000V 0.01A, etc....
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Views: 164
Posted By GroundCurrent

Simple paver walkway

I want to lay a simple stone pathway from my front yard to the backyard, like this...
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Views: 153
Posted By GroundCurrent

Chimney cap required?

I have a chimney with no cap. Is a chimney cap necessary to prevent rain from entering the chimney?
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Views: 295
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How to remove tight parts without wrench teeth mark?

I'm disassembling a chair to return for refund and need to remove a hydraulic piston from a "multi-tilt" mechanism. They are stuck together by friction

According to the manufacturer's instruction...
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Views: 724
Posted By GroundCurrent

Do cars always turn on A/C when defrosting?

When I direct warm air to the windshield (to melt ice on the windshield, or to remove condensation inside the windshield), my current car (2002 subaru wrx) would turn on the A/C. I hate this feature...
12-05-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 635
Posted By GroundCurrent

I'm not familiar with limit switches but I guess...

I'm not familiar with limit switches but I guess from your diagram when accessory group 1 is powered, it also closes switch LS2 and opens LS1; and when accessory group 2 is powered, it closes switch...
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Views: 298
Posted By GroundCurrent

Perhaps the inverter is getting old and is either...

Perhaps the inverter is getting old and is either slow to respond or is outputting less than 240V. One way to find out is to plug in a traditional (incandescent) light bulb (about 100W) in place of ...
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Views: 221
Posted By GroundCurrent

If ctrl-alt-del doesn't work, then: Some...

If ctrl-alt-del doesn't work, then:

Some laptop would shutdown if you press the power button and let go quickly (within 0.5 second) while the laptop is
already on.

If that doesn't work, then...
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Views: 241
Posted By GroundCurrent

"apple tells me they have no idea who she/i...

"apple tells me they have no idea who she/i was/am"

This sounds too human to be an iphone error message.
Could you quote the message verbatim or provide a screen shot?
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Views: 238
Posted By GroundCurrent

What's on your hard disk? Can you create a file...

What's on your hard disk? Can you create a file on it? Attach the drive to another PC and make sure it has a clean partition, NTFS or FAT.
BTW, windows 7 is obsolete. Your computer will be very...
12-03-21, 03:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 635
Posted By GroundCurrent

I agree with Pjmax's solution if you understand...

I agree with Pjmax's solution if you understand that OUT1 means you put it in series with a power source and a lamp to indicate IN1 is active, and PUMP means you put it in series with a power source...
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Views: 196
Posted By GroundCurrent

Furnace filter with felt-like material?

Several years ago I was able to buy a honeywell 20x20x4 merv 13 filter with felt-like material (like pool table). I like them because they look like they can trap a lot of dust.

They don't seem to...
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Views: 339
Posted By GroundCurrent

Do I need to put coolant directly into radiator?

My car's heater suddenly became less effective. Normally it started to produce warm air when the engine temperature gauge reaches a certain point. Now it takes maybe 5 more minutes after that to...
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Views: 151
Posted By GroundCurrent

Finding LED dusk2dawn wall light fixture?

A fluorescent wall light outside my garage has died. I want to replace it with a LED one that turns on when dark and off when bright automatically (dusk to dawn). I see two choices:

(1) buy a dusk...
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Views: 205
Posted By GroundCurrent

Why stapler gauge is rarely mentioned?

When I look at the specification of this cordless stapler (https://www.homedepot.com/p/RYOBI-ONE-18V-Cordless-Compression-Drive-3-8-in-Crown-Stapler-Tool-Only-P317/307627868), I don't see the gauge...
09-09-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By GroundCurrent

Most bad connection happens at junction boxes or...

Most bad connection happens at junction boxes or fixtures where there are wires being connected to other wires.
So check the fixture where the bad light is, and check the next upstream fixture for...
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By GroundCurrent

More durable gutter strainer?

The gutter strainer (https://www.homedepot.com/p/Amerimax-Home-Products-Universal-Aluminum-Leaf-Strainer-21348/303446742) sold at hardware store tend to become brittle and then break apart after a...
08-20-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 232
Posted By GroundCurrent

Is water meter sensitive enough to detect small leak?

Can you detect small water leak (e.g. one drop every minute) by not using water for a few days and checking the water meter before and after?
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