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07-10-19, 07:19 AM
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DSL and voice telephone service can and do run on...

DSL and voice telephone service can and do run on the same twisted pair. Did you install DSL filters at the phone jacks that your phone handsets are connected to?

ETA: Looking at the module in the...
06-30-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 801
Posted By SuperSquirrel

For what it's worth, the last time I had my 20+...

For what it's worth, the last time I had my 20+ year old furnace serviced, the tech measured 10 ppm CO in the stack, and 0 CO next to the furnace. He said, "All done, looks good."
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Views: 726
Posted By SuperSquirrel

I would like to say that I can cut in by hand,...

I would like to say that I can cut in by hand, but I can't. I'm just not that steady. So I do use tape. In my experience, you get what you pay for. I got a contractor pack of the store-brand blue...
05-30-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,305
Posted By SuperSquirrel

I found this discussion elsewhere. Opinion seems...

I found this discussion elsewhere. Opinion seems to be it's some kind of moth in a cocoon.

https://biology.stackexchange.com/questions/47912/identify-this-smooth-cocoon-worm-from-southern-india
05-26-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,216
Posted By SuperSquirrel

A gas range's combustion products are...

A gas range's combustion products are room-vented, and they do not produce visible smoke under normal operating conditions.

Do you have individual water heaters for domestic water (showers etc) in...
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Views: 1,404
Posted By SuperSquirrel

I asked my local votech high school once, and was...

I asked my local votech high school once, and was told no, not a chance. The liability was too great. Even if their insurance would let them, they're not set up like a functioning business. The...
Replies: 10
Views: 312
Posted By SuperSquirrel

Search for "automotive upholstery" near you. ...

Search for "automotive upholstery" near you.

The leather is a cover that goes over the metal and foam framework of the seat. The dealer could sell you a new one, but looking online, yes, they want...
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Views: 312
Posted By SuperSquirrel

They may or may not be bonded leather, but they...

They may or may not be bonded leather, but they will almost surely be urethane-coated.
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Views: 312
Posted By SuperSquirrel

A lot of modern automotive leather is bonded...

A lot of modern automotive leather is bonded leather, which doesn't behave or repair like real leather. Many of them also have what amounts to a clear coat on top to increase durability. So standard...
05-04-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By SuperSquirrel

We tend to suffer here more than most from the...

We tend to suffer here more than most from the whims of the inspector. People have asked an inspector "is this OK?," been told yes, and then been failed when a different inspector handled the final...
05-03-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 234
Posted By SuperSquirrel

Required receptacle for a deck

2014 NEC in effect. 210.52(E)(3) requires a receptacle accessible from the deck. I have three semi-related questions, trying to get a feel for the scope of the electrical work associated with a deck...
05-02-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By SuperSquirrel

I'm guessing that the repellency of -thrins is...

I'm guessing that the repellency of -thrins is minimal, though, since I've used them to do perimeter treatment around the house, and ants have walked right up to the spray line before turning around....
05-01-19, 05:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By SuperSquirrel

OK, it's technical question time. The Cutter...

OK, it's technical question time. The Cutter aerosol fogger, as well as their propane fogger solution, contain phenothrin. In a fog form, that would kill airborne insects by contact... but the...
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Views: 398
Posted By SuperSquirrel

Is that decking going to be safe for solvents if...

Is that decking going to be safe for solvents if there's any splashing or overspray?
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Views: 312
Posted By SuperSquirrel

I've seen enough "touchless" tech in public...

I've seen enough "touchless" tech in public restrooms to know that I don't want the technology in my house. The touchless toilet that doesn't flush (or flushes too soon!), the touchless soap...
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Views: 286
Posted By SuperSquirrel

I have been slowly repointing a...

I have been slowly repointing a fieldstone/rubblestone foundation that was originally pointed with lime mortar, circa 1890. I have been using Ecologic Mortar from LimeWorks www.limeworks.us and I...
04-30-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By SuperSquirrel

Our moving water is a major river nearby, which...

Our moving water is a major river nearby, which is what the state is spraying the BT into. Unfortunately, it looks like the flies will travel up to 10 miles from there. Yuck.

I'll see what the...
04-29-19, 08:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By SuperSquirrel

Outdoor black fly (gnat) control

We have a black fly problem here, to the point that the state has started spraying bacillus thuringiensis from helicopters to try to control them. The spraying hasn't made a real difference where I...
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Views: 287
Posted By SuperSquirrel

LED bulb flickers when ceiling fan is switched on or off

As my incandescent bulbs die, I've been replacing them with LED. I have several ceiling fans with the same set-up. The wall switch powers the whole unit, and the fan and light are controlled by their...
04-15-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By SuperSquirrel

Since it seems pretty likely it's pest-related,...

Since it seems pretty likely it's pest-related, maybe PAbugman might have an idea about it. If it is some sort of pest control, you might actually want to keep up on it.

I have to admit, I had...
04-15-19, 08:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 433
Posted By SuperSquirrel

The logo with the spiral O looks like what they...

The logo with the spiral O looks like what they use on this roach bait station too, so I'd say you're right about being some sort of insecticide something....
Replies: 19
Views: 579
Posted By SuperSquirrel

Of course, then the question becomes, what do you...

Of course, then the question becomes, what do you do with the wheels and tires you just pulled? Do you have another car they will fit? Are they desirable enough, and a common enough size, that...
04-08-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 797
Posted By SuperSquirrel

I'm assuming you mean a foreclosure, and the...

I'm assuming you mean a foreclosure, and the property is bank-owned now and vacant?

The reason I ask is, that top picture, the one wall almost looks like the white is in the outline of something...
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