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06-10-14, 08:29 PM
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Posted By husbus

Is this a fair quote? WWYD

I have an aging/failing upstairs HVAC system that needs replaced. The furnace and blower are apparently in good shape, but we're looking at replacing at least the A/C components. So far I've been...
09-29-13, 07:06 PM
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Posted By husbus

Well I like the argument. I'll go with just the...

Well I like the argument. I'll go with just the mulch. Thanks. :)
09-29-13, 06:35 PM
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Posted By husbus

Well the cardboard would mostly be to provide...

Well the cardboard would mostly be to provide additional light block to help kill the existing grass. How long it lasts after that I don't really care. I'm not a big fan of landscaping fabric, since...
09-22-13, 07:17 PM
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Posted By husbus

Cardboard for weed barrier under playset?

We built a big playset for the kids and will add about 7" of wood chip mulch under it for safety reasons (as recommended for cushion in case of falls).

I was thinking I'd put a layer of cardboard...
07-21-12, 07:52 AM
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Posted By husbus

Thanks what I figured. Thanks!

Thanks what I figured. Thanks!
07-20-12, 05:52 PM
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Posted By husbus

Condenser fan issue

The fan on my condenser unit just stops after running for a while, even though compressor is still going. It seems to stick until it cools down, and then I'm able to push it to get it going again. I...
04-21-10, 03:43 PM
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Posted By husbus

Repair or replace? Safe to operate?

My house has two separate Rheem A/C systems (upstairs/downstairs) that were manufactured in '99.

Today I had an A/C service guy come out to take a look at the downstairs unit (a package system...
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Posted By husbus

What is this in my dishwasher?

The tub of my dishwasher had some big, hard, black, sticky, rubbery-looking pieces of something stuck on it under the door. What could this be? I can't tell there are any seals missing. I don't want...
06-17-09, 08:22 PM
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Views: 1,211
Posted By husbus

Preventive methods -- safe? necessary?

I live in Tennessee and recently saw termite swarmers with and without wings outside the house. While that isn't a sign of infestation of the house itself, it's a reminder that they are in the...
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Views: 1,009
Posted By husbus

Great, thank you for all the info, guys! :)

Great, thank you for all the info, guys! :)
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Posted By husbus

Studded tires are needed to get traction on...

Studded tires are needed to get traction on smooth ice. They won't help you any on snow. Once ice has been roughed up by other people with studded tires, non-studded tires work also. Most important...
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Posted By husbus

Cool thanks. What about the caps over the battery...

Cool thanks. What about the caps over the battery cells? Can I charge it with the caps on? Looks like I can't take them off without disconnecting the battery.



Actually I typed the year wrong....
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Views: 1,009
Posted By husbus

Battery advice?

I have an '07 Honda CR-V, in which the battery for unknown reasons was dead this morning. I measured the voltage and it shows 11.73 V... Is there still hope for being able to charge it?

It looks...
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Views: 1,211
Posted By husbus

FTP uses two connections. Port 21 is the command...

FTP uses two connections. Port 21 is the command connection, which works. In active mode, the data connection is made in the opposite direction, so when you use a router/firewall, it tends to get...
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Posted By husbus

No, formatting your harddrive doesn't have...

No, formatting your harddrive doesn't have anything to do with your router configuration. I take it your desktop is using wired networking and your laptop is using wireless.

Go into your router...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,097
Posted By husbus

I'd recommend you test your memory:...

I'd recommend you test your memory: http://www.memtest86.com/

Download the ISO for the bootable CD, and burn it to a CD. Let it run for a couple of hours and see how it goes.
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Views: 1,097
Posted By husbus

Could be a lot of things: Bad motherboard, bad...

Could be a lot of things: Bad motherboard, bad memory, bad power supply...

However, since reinstalling Windows is the cheapest and a relatively easy option, you may want to try that first.
Replies: 6
Views: 5,526
Posted By husbus

In general, a longer and more random key makes it...

In general, a longer and more random key makes it harder to guess or crack the key. In practice, your home network isn't a big target, so the important part is that you have SOME encryption.
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Posted By husbus

http://www.mythtvtalk.com/ .

http://www.mythtvtalk.com/

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Posted By husbus

Can't yo take your computer over to a buddy's...

Can't yo take your computer over to a buddy's house and hook it up to his monitor to see if it works, before you (potentially) waste money on a new video card?

As far as which one you buy, it...
Replies: 4
Views: 780
Posted By husbus

File sharing should work between Vista and XP,...

File sharing should work between Vista and XP, you probably just haven't shared your files properly on the Vista machine.

There is an upgrade option with the Vista installation, but starting from...
Replies: 19
Views: 1,015
Posted By husbus

How long did you wait before pulling the plug?

How long did you wait before pulling the plug?
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Views: 1,037
Posted By husbus

Well I'm a software developer too, and obviously,...

Well I'm a software developer too, and obviously, if you cut the power in the middle of an important operation, it could leave your data in an inconsistent state. That's why all important computers...
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Views: 1,484
Posted By husbus

I'm not sure you are using the terminlogy...

I'm not sure you are using the terminlogy correctly, so I'm not sure I have a clear picture of your network setup, but I'm not convinced it's right.

Your modem should be connected to the WAN side...
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Views: 1,037
Posted By husbus

Do NOT reformat the hard drive if you want to...

Do NOT reformat the hard drive if you want to keep your photos! If your computer will not start anymore, I would take the harddrive out and connect it to another computer to copy the important files...
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