• I think I was conned by a homeowner :(?

    Hello everyone. A few years back (2016) I purchased a house in a gated community in Pennsylvania. At purchase, no one told me anything was wrong. We had an inspector come check the property, there were no warnings of anything forth coming. Recently, the water heater in my house broke. The entire first floor was... show more
    Hello everyone. A few years back (2016) I purchased a house in a gated community in Pennsylvania. At purchase, no one told me anything was wrong. We had an inspector come check the property, there were no warnings of anything forth coming. Recently, the water heater in my house broke. The entire first floor was flooded. Right after, once we finally got all the water out, we had an inspector come back and he told us that the first floor is basically crawling with mold, and it will cost us 1000 s of dollars to fix. If we don t fix the problem in the next year or 2, the first floor will basically cave on itself. Now, even if we got the water heater replaced, this would not have changed the mold situation. My question is, should we be the ones held accountable for the mold situation in the first floor? I do not intend to resell this house with this horrible mold situation to other tenants, this is a serious hazard. But we don t have the money to get it replaced. My question is, since this problem wasnt disclosed to us and we basically signed my name to the house under false pretenses, is there anything I can do to get this taken care of by either the previous owner or the owner of the gated community? We would sew if we have to. Thank you for reading.
    23 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 1 day ago
  • What does a room without a roof feel like?

    Best answer: It's bad. Leave the lid off the milk and it goes sour. Leave the ragtop off a convertible and you'll get soaked. Leave the **** off a girl and you have something not attractive either. Point is, things need tops. Pherrel didn't think that one through at all.
    Best answer: It's bad. Leave the lid off the milk and it goes sour. Leave the ragtop off a convertible and you'll get soaked. Leave the **** off a girl and you have something not attractive either. Point is, things need tops. Pherrel didn't think that one through at all.
    9 answers · Decorating & Remodeling · 1 day ago
  • Is it normal to own and use furniture from the 90s/ early 2000s?

    So many of my friends lately have been getting newer couches and furniture and I was wondering if any of you guys still use older couches and furniture?
    So many of my friends lately have been getting newer couches and furniture and I was wondering if any of you guys still use older couches and furniture?
    22 answers · Decorating & Remodeling · 4 days ago
  • How exactly does a fire alarm system activate for a school or dormitory?

    Best answer: As others have said, various smoke sensors in sleeping areas, living areas and common areas, report to a control panel, which activates some or all of the alarms and strobes when smoke is detected. That automatic system is supplemented with "manual" pull stations, often near each exit on each floor,... show more
    Best answer: As others have said, various smoke sensors in sleeping areas, living areas and common areas, report to a control panel, which activates some or all of the alarms and strobes when smoke is detected. That automatic system is supplemented with "manual" pull stations, often near each exit on each floor, which will trigger the general evacuation alarm as well, at least for that floor, when someone activates that switch. There are also automatic water-flow sensors in the sprinkler pipes that activate the alarms when a temperature-sensitive sprinkler head opens near a fire. Other possible sensors include heat detectors where normal smoke, fumes or dust could trigger false alarms.

    In very large facilities, there may be a command center manned 24-hours a day, where a trained guard has access to the signals, if not also CCTV monitors, and may override false alarms or trigger alarms before the sensors do.
    10 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 24 hours ago
  • Too heavy for bed what to do?

    I'm rather overweight, I bought a divan off ebay for a couple of hundred pounds. It lasted me a while, but then it dipped. I then bought a divan from a local bed store. This dipped as well, in less time. They came out and replaced it, and now the same thing has happened too. I'm not sure what to do as I... show more
    I'm rather overweight, I bought a divan off ebay for a couple of hundred pounds. It lasted me a while, but then it dipped. I then bought a divan from a local bed store. This dipped as well, in less time. They came out and replaced it, and now the same thing has happened too. I'm not sure what to do as I know if they replace it again the same thing will happen again. What bed would be better suited for my weight? Thank you
    14 answers · Do It Yourself (DIY) · 2 days ago
  • How to fix my really boring lava lamp?

    I ve had it for a few years now, set on a timer to work as a night light. I noticed it s much less lively than other lava lamps. There s one big wax blob at the bottom, one at the top and nothing is ever in the middle. About every hour or 2, they exchange sides which is the most action this lamp ever does. Never... show more
    I ve had it for a few years now, set on a timer to work as a night light. I noticed it s much less lively than other lava lamps. There s one big wax blob at the bottom, one at the top and nothing is ever in the middle. About every hour or 2, they exchange sides which is the most action this lamp ever does. Never forms cool shapes, never even separates into more bubbles. It s always just 2 big blobs. I never cared much until the bulb burned out today. It takes 15w. I thinking of trying a 40w, or buying another lamp altogether. Suggestions? Or if a new lamp then know who makes good ones?
    6 answers · Decorating & Remodeling · 3 days ago
  • If you had no job and needed Money would you work at a nursery planting these palm trees in the ground for 11.25 an hour?

    If you had no job and needed Money would you work at a nursery planting these palm trees in the ground for 11.25 an hour?

    You get a shovel and plant then about 4 feet apart
    You get a shovel and plant then about 4 feet apart
    18 answers · Garden & Landscape · 3 days ago
  • How am I suppose to wash my rain gear if it says not to?

    I just bought some rain gear for a job I'm starting in a few days. They require us to wash our rain gear every day. Well, there is a tag on my rain gear that says "do not wash, hand wash, do not drive clean or use bleach. How the heck am I suppose to wash it? The reason they want us to wash it every day is... show more
    I just bought some rain gear for a job I'm starting in a few days. They require us to wash our rain gear every day. Well, there is a tag on my rain gear that says "do not wash, hand wash, do not drive clean or use bleach. How the heck am I suppose to wash it? The reason they want us to wash it every day is because it is a sea food processing plant, and they don't want bacteria getting all over the place I guess.
    6 answers · Cleaning & Laundry · 6 hours ago
  • Does Canola oil and dish washing soap, make for a good paint hardener?

    Best answer: dish washer soap is a dispersant oil will float on it it will not mix don't experiment unless you work at NASSA OR YOU MAY REACH THE MOON UNWILLINGLY
    Best answer: dish washer soap is a dispersant oil will float on it it will not mix don't experiment unless you work at NASSA OR YOU MAY REACH THE MOON UNWILLINGLY
    6 answers · Do It Yourself (DIY) · 10 hours ago
  • If I use space heater outlet on natural gas hot water tank for hydronic baseboard in my basement, will it work good?

    If I use space heater outlet on natural gas hot water tank for hydronic baseboard in my basement, will it work good?

    I have Bradford White 75 gallon natural gas hot water tank in my basement. Tank very powerful and heat water very good even on medium temperature. But my basement is finished and don't have heating system. If I put closed hydronic baseboard in my basement, and run the water from space heater outlet and return... show more
    I have Bradford White 75 gallon natural gas hot water tank in my basement. Tank very powerful and heat water very good even on medium temperature. But my basement is finished and don't have heating system. If I put closed hydronic baseboard in my basement, and run the water from space heater outlet and return water into the return outlet, will it work good if I were to put on valve and thermostat and increase hot water temperature to the highest setting?
    6 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 21 hours ago
  • Do dips in floors always mean foundational issues?

    My husband and I are searching for a home. We found the perfect one; however, there are two dips in the floor. One was right inside the front door and the other was on the second floor right before the doorway leading to the balcony. He is sure it means foundation issues, and he doesn't want to spend money on... show more
    My husband and I are searching for a home. We found the perfect one; however, there are two dips in the floor. One was right inside the front door and the other was on the second floor right before the doorway leading to the balcony. He is sure it means foundation issues, and he doesn't want to spend money on an inspector. But my heart has been set on this house, so I was wondering if dips always mean major issues with the house.
    20 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 5 days ago
  • I have an ancient furnace in a home I just purchased and I can't figure out where the filter goes. Help.?

    I believe this is the model #williamson deluxe furnace "633-10" But it looks like this one https://hvac-talk.com/vbb/attachment.php...
    I believe this is the model #williamson deluxe furnace "633-10" But it looks like this one https://hvac-talk.com/vbb/attachment.php...
    6 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 10 hours ago
  • How can I keep animals from digging through my compost pile naturally?

    Without adding deterrent chemicals to it that might harm the surrounding tree roots or render the compost useless. No matter how much dirt or sand I cover it up with, animals always find a way to get to it and end up scattering it all over the place, some of it even ends up on the neighbors property and the... show more
    Without adding deterrent chemicals to it that might harm the surrounding tree roots or render the compost useless. No matter how much dirt or sand I cover it up with, animals always find a way to get to it and end up scattering it all over the place, some of it even ends up on the neighbors property and the street. I am looking for an additive that's a natural organic animal deterrent, which won't kill surrounding trees or render the compost useless.
    6 answers · Garden & Landscape · 10 hours ago