• Dryer vent has water in it?

    I noticed water leaking to my floor during the drying cycle, so I went to the basement to investigate. I live in an old house that I bought, everything probably isn't up to code. Running from the center of my house all the way to the basement wall is the flixible, coiled, dryer snake hose, and it is weighted... show more
    I noticed water leaking to my floor during the drying cycle, so I went to the basement to investigate. I live in an old house that I bought, everything probably isn't up to code. Running from the center of my house all the way to the basement wall is the flixible, coiled, dryer snake hose, and it is weighted down with water. I'm assuming condensation? I'm also assuming that this hose wasn't meant for this and it should be something more solid? It's about 25-30 feet of the hose. Should I bother trying to salvage the in-place system? Or should it be something more sturdy, like the round galvanized duct?
    8 answers · 1 day ago
  • What good are lockwashers?

    7 answers · 17 hours ago
  • What are some ways that you can clean the brick work on your house and make it look newer, without harming the brickwork in any way?

    Best answer: Power anything on old bricks is damaging to them. Takes off what protective layer they have left. You can painstakingly scrub old paint and dirt off of them if you are feeling ambitious.
    Best answer: Power anything on old bricks is damaging to them. Takes off what protective layer they have left. You can painstakingly scrub old paint and dirt off of them if you are feeling ambitious.
    5 answers · 14 hours ago
  • 4 level townhouse with 2 units of AC?

    Hi, my question is about efficiency/cost for a 4 level townhouse with 2 AC units. Will it be more expensive to run 2 units of AC compared to 1?
    Hi, my question is about efficiency/cost for a 4 level townhouse with 2 AC units. Will it be more expensive to run 2 units of AC compared to 1?
    5 answers · 17 hours ago
  • I have a small cabin tiny house I intend to live in I need to add electricity with poll what are the items I will need?

    I am asking for help I know some things I need but not all. This is my first home ever and I am finally moving out from my mothers house to my own tiny house that I put in one acre land. I don't know much about these things and I know I need a poll and electric wiring breaker box and plug boxes and such. But... show more
    I am asking for help I know some things I need but not all. This is my first home ever and I am finally moving out from my mothers house to my own tiny house that I put in one acre land. I don't know much about these things and I know I need a poll and electric wiring breaker box and plug boxes and such. But what are all the items I should get before hiring someone? Thanks so much. Any help will be truly appreciated:)
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • What do painters charge for?

    I have recently hired a painter who gave me a fixed qoute and painted my house. I provided the paint and some masking tape, filler and sanding paper. Although my painter also used some of their own filler, sand paper and masking tape too. At the end of the job he gave me bunch of receipts for a total of £70... show more
    I have recently hired a painter who gave me a fixed qoute and painted my house. I provided the paint and some masking tape, filler and sanding paper. Although my painter also used some of their own filler, sand paper and masking tape too. At the end of the job he gave me bunch of receipts for a total of £70 including £50 of brushes and rollers and £20 of consumables such as adhesive, fillers, etc. The receipt shows that some of the brushes and roller are bought at the beginning of the job some in the middle and a few a day before the job was completed. He told me that he had to bin all the brushes and rollers as they were no good anymore after the painting was done. I understand that I should pay for the consumables such as paint or sanding paper. But my question is should I pay for the £50 brushes and rollers, especially without seeing the remains or getting to keep any? Is it normal for painters to charge for brush and rollers or should that be part of the fixed qoute?
    17 answers · 5 days ago
  • White worm with dark red head on my bed?

    This morning as I was fixing my bed, I found two bodies of some larvae(?). One was dead. The other was alive and clinging onto one of my pillows, when I took it off, it had weird legs that reminded me of anemones because they slowly waved around in random directions. I don t think it s bed bugs because I never get... show more
    This morning as I was fixing my bed, I found two bodies of some larvae(?). One was dead. The other was alive and clinging onto one of my pillows, when I took it off, it had weird legs that reminded me of anemones because they slowly waved around in random directions. I don t think it s bed bugs because I never get bites. If I want to solve the problem, I need to find out what type of bug this could be.
    8 answers · 6 days ago
  • Plastic Pipe under kitchen sink?

    U shaped pipe is leaking out of both ends under sink. Plastic band on each end. One end goes to second sink other end goes into the garbage disposal.No screw on type clamps & the pipes are not threaded - they are just plastic bands so the u shaped pipe is being pushed off by force or heaviness of water after... show more
    U shaped pipe is leaking out of both ends under sink. Plastic band on each end. One end goes to second sink other end goes into the garbage disposal.No screw on type clamps & the pipes are not threaded - they are just plastic bands so the u shaped pipe is being pushed off by force or heaviness of water after I turn on garge disposal it drains but leaking water ! Ive done the drano treatment & it worked for 1 load dishes now back to the same situation.
    7 answers · 3 days ago
  • What can I do about my water being cut off?

    Best answer: Local law/policy will apply. Call the police non-emergency number.
    Best answer: Local law/policy will apply. Call the police non-emergency number.
    5 answers · 1 day ago
  • Whenever I turn on my heat gun the room I have it plugged into goes out of power.?

    Best answer: Nothing is wrong, it is working as it should. Your living room will either be a 15 amp or 20 amp circuit. A 15 amp circuit at 110 volts can only handle 1650 watts maximum before the breaker will trip. A 20 amp circuit at 110 volts can only handle 2200 watts. Most heat guns will pull 1500 watts or more. You are... show more
    Best answer: Nothing is wrong, it is working as it should. Your living room will either be a 15 amp or 20 amp circuit. A 15 amp circuit at 110 volts can only handle 1650 watts maximum before the breaker will trip. A 20 amp circuit at 110 volts can only handle 2200 watts. Most heat guns will pull 1500 watts or more. You are overloading the circuit. Change all the light bulbs on that circuit to LED bulbs and that will more than likely solve your problem. Also if you have other items on that are drawing power turn them off. Otherwise you will have to plug the heat gun into a circuit that is not overloaded.
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • What’s the smell under my sink?

    Best answer: Have you taken out the trash and cleaned the inside of the cabinet? Something nasty could have dribbled in there like raw meat juice... If you have a garbage disposal, you could try grinding up a fresh lemon to freshen up that area. Sink stoppers can get nasty too...a trip through the dishwasher might be in... show more
    Best answer: Have you taken out the trash and cleaned the inside of the cabinet? Something nasty could have dribbled in there like raw meat juice...

    If you have a garbage disposal, you could try grinding up a fresh lemon to freshen up that area.

    Sink stoppers can get nasty too...a trip through the dishwasher might be in order.

    Have you smelled your kitchen sponge/cloth?

    Thoroughly cleaned your sink?

    If you have a double sink make sure you periodically run water in both sides. If one side gets dry, the water in the p-trap evaporates (vapor barrier) and you can get some nasty smells.
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • Why no glass roofs on houses in the N.E. US?

    Best answer: ........we're in Ohio and current building codes prohibit even glass skylights (even side windows must be double or triple glazed - roofing in new construction must meet insulating standards - small skylights and "light tubes" must be unbreakable and meet energy stands. . . . and besides water leaks... show more
    Best answer: ........we're in Ohio and current building codes prohibit even glass skylights (even side windows must be double or triple glazed - roofing in new construction must meet insulating standards - small skylights and "light tubes" must be unbreakable and meet energy stands. . . . and besides water leaks and snow/ice damage - glass would need to be tempered or laminated safety glass for safety reasons . . . . considering how heavy glass is, the entire structure would have to be built like a battleship to support it all.)
    8 answers · 3 days ago
  • Are you going to play rough or nicely?

    4 answers · 16 hours ago
  • Can I register for a hot water heater warranty that the original owner did not use?

    Does it matter how long ago it was installed? There's a lifetime warranty on some of the components. It's leaking now, so is it even too late to register the warranty?
    Does it matter how long ago it was installed? There's a lifetime warranty on some of the components. It's leaking now, so is it even too late to register the warranty?
    7 answers · 4 days ago
  • Need help removing old door knob?

    I need to remove an old door knob. I found the latch that removes the door knob itself, but the metal plate behind it (i believe is called the rose) is where i'm stuck. I can't figure out how to remove this plate. There aren't any indentations I can see, and i've tried twisting it off, but it... show more
    I need to remove an old door knob. I found the latch that removes the door knob itself, but the metal plate behind it (i believe is called the rose) is where i'm stuck. I can't figure out how to remove this plate. There aren't any indentations I can see, and i've tried twisting it off, but it won't move past a millimeter. Any suggestions?
    5 answers · 3 days ago