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fluorescent light bulbs
Hot Topics: Hard to Remove Fluorescent Light

The forum helps unstick a tricky fixture.

prehung door on bar
Hot Topics: Prehung Doors in 2x6 Walls

The forum helps out with some standard sizes.

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Hot Topics: Garage Remote Opening Both Doors

The forum troubleshoots a clicky issue.

empty gray termite nest
Hot Topics: Is This a Termite Nest?

The forum examines a pest abode.

wires spliced under a plastic connector
Hot Topics: Can You Splice 6 Gauge Wire?

The forum suggests the best splicing approach.

paint on exterior surface drying near can and brush
Hot Topics: Latex Paint Dry Time

One sunny day should be enough.

A barn swallow perched on the roof, planning a nest in your ductwork.
Hot Topics: There's a Barn Swallow in My Bathroom Vent

This week, the Forum deals with baby birds.

washer and dryer with plug in wall outlet
Hot Topics: Standard Washer and Dryer Outlet Heights

The forum powers up your laundry room.

dark spots on blue wall paint
Hot Topics: Dark Spots on Walls After Painting

The forum helps smooth out a mottled coat.

metal wood stove with door open to fire inside
Hot Topics: Opening at the Bottom of a Fireplace

The forum solves a trap door mystery.

r22 refrigerant gauge
Hot Topics: R22 Gauge Readings

They can measure refrigerant in cooling systems.

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Hot Topics: Using Vivint Security Systems without a Contract

The forum helps a member confront a monthly fee.

Hot Topics: Two Sets of Wires, One Fixture

The forum untangles a lighting mystery.

black fly bathroom wall
Hot Topics: Large Black Flies in Bathroom

The forum confronts a surprise infestation.

chain link and wooden fences in a green yard
Hot Topics: Converting Chain Link Fence to Wood

You might be able to use the metal posts.

transmission belt with pulleys
Hot Topics: Transmission Belt Slipping Pulley

The forum gets a mower back in gear.

hand pressing buttons on dishwasher control panel
Hot Topics: Dishwasher Diagnostic Codes

The forum helps a member speak robo-code.

hands caulking bathroom tile
Hot Topics: Caulking a Wide Bathtub Tile Gap

The forum recommends a combination of molding and sealant.

GFCI outlet with reset button out and test button in
Hot Topics: Garage Fridge Tripping GFCI

The forum recommends some things to check.

a group of colorful wires bound together
Hot Topics: 12-2 vs 12-3 wire

The forum helps a guest untangle their wires.

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Hot Topics: Fixing LED String Lights

The forum gets things glowing again.

furnace wiring with gloved hands giving thumbs up
Hot Topics: Furnace Error Codes 13 and 33

The forum gets the heat back on for good.

exterior stucco wall with bathroom vent covers
Hot Topics: Noisy Bathroom Vent Flap

The forum restores peace to bathroom land.

large garage with three doors
Hot Topics: Adding a Third Stall to a Garage

The DIY forum helps a member expand.

circuit board with wiring inputs
Hot Topics: Wiring a Humidifier To a Furnace Board

The forum helps a member get hooked up.

white and green blocks of polishing wax
Hot Topics: Polishing Compound Colors

A forum member offers a quick explainer.

Hot Topics: Stuck Doorknob in a Door That Won’t Come Out

The forum helps a member out of a sticky situation.

gas fireplace with natural stone surround
Hot Topics: Low Gas Fireplace Flame

The forum heats things up.

A man seeding a lawn with a yellow cart.
Hot Topics: The Bare Minimum of Spring Lawn Care

Is it too late to add grass seed?

Repairing drywall texture
Hot Topics: When a New Repair Needs To Match an Old Texture

Making it match can be harder than making the repair.

An open garage.
Hot Topics: Help! My Garage Door Has a Mind of Its Own!

It can be a huge letdown to see that the door has issues.

The interior view of a dryer with clothes in it.
Hot Topics: How to Vent a Dryer

The connection from dryer to discharge is tight.

cracked wooden post outside
Hot Topics: Vertical Deck Post Splitting with Cracks

It might be a serious issue, or it could be merely cosmetic.

office half in darkness and half light
Hot Topics: Power Out in Half the House

The forum recommends professional support on this one.

brightly colored beach house with white and peach trim
Hot Topics: What Do House and Trim Paint Base Numbers Mean?

Different bases are used to mix different colors.

temperature and humidity sensor with light frame on wood surface
Hot Topics: Humidity Sensor Repair

The forum tackles a tricky tech project.

white dresser with three open drawers
Hot Topics: Removing IKEA Drawers

Our forum has a clever screw solution.

circuit breaker switches in an electrical panel
Hot Topics: What Breaker Types Work with Sylvania Panels?

The forum helps a member find equipment.

Hot Topics: Reversed Polarity on Furnace

The forum helps untangle a wiring issue.

Hot Topics: Lawn Mower Primer Bulb Not Filling

The forum helps you get mowing again.

hands connecting wires in an electrical box
Hot Topics: Mixing 14-Gauge and 12-Gauge Wire

The forum talks electrical connectors.

person on ladder installing over the range microwave between cabinets
Hot Topics: Microwave Fuse Keeps Blowing

The forum goes deep on this technical issue.

red shed with base on concrete
Hot Topics: Stop Rain From Soaking Under a Shed

You might want to consider elevating the structure.