• The plumber coming tomorrow is a black man, how do I get them to send a white man instead without sounding racist?

    Best answer: Tell them that you know that plumber and have had problems with him in the past, and ask them to send another one.
    Best answer: Tell them that you know that plumber and have had problems with him in the past, and ask them to send another one.
    21 answers · 24 hours ago
  • Why would a refrigerator randomly start making clicking sounds?

    Like the sound when you’re flicking on and off a light switch
    Like the sound when you’re flicking on and off a light switch
    9 answers · 1 day ago
  • Does this count as an extension cord? My refrigerator manual said not to use one?

    The plug/wire for the refrigerator is too short and cannot reach the outlet. Can I use this safely?
    The plug/wire for the refrigerator is too short and cannot reach the outlet. Can I use this safely?
    17 answers · 3 days ago
  • How do make glass shower door repair?

    8 answers · 10 hours ago
  • Bad leak but can't find it?

    So my water bill was high this month and I didn't know why, water company said most likely a leak. I honestly couldn't find one but did notice the shut-off valve for the house did seem wet and a plumber said that it was the case. He fixed it, replaced everything and I thought it was all good. What I noticed... show more
    So my water bill was high this month and I didn't know why, water company said most likely a leak. I honestly couldn't find one but did notice the shut-off valve for the house did seem wet and a plumber said that it was the case. He fixed it, replaced everything and I thought it was all good. What I noticed today while checking the water meter is it was still spinning at a crazy rate. I turned off the valve towards my house and checked again, meter is still spinning at a quick pace. Is it possible the meter is broken? If I shut-off the meter valve it does stop but only when I do that. P.s I did find a small leak in my shower, but idk if it would result in what's happening. Also after the plumber "fixed" the valve, I noticed crazy pressure during my shower. Is that normal?
    8 answers · 18 hours ago
  • Is it normal for maintenance people to be kind of gross?

    I had my apartment maintenance man work on my toilet, and he made a bit of a mess, splashing water on the floor. He also left my apartment still wearing the disposable gloves he used while working on the toilet. He actually touched the toilet, then touched my door handle! Is this common? Are they supposed to... show more
    I had my apartment maintenance man work on my toilet, and he made a bit of a mess, splashing water on the floor. He also left my apartment still wearing the disposable gloves he used while working on the toilet. He actually touched the toilet, then touched my door handle! Is this common? Are they supposed to clean up messes that they make?
    16 answers · 4 days ago
  • Why is my toilet flush so weak (pls read description)? Will it get stronger?

    I had maintenance come and work on the toilet, and he fixed some clogged holes in the bowl so that the water will come in a bit faster. He also snaked the toilet, which did nothing. I can see the water is coming in a bit better, but the flush is still way too weak. The water isn't quickly sucked down the drain... show more
    I had maintenance come and work on the toilet, and he fixed some clogged holes in the bowl so that the water will come in a bit faster. He also snaked the toilet, which did nothing. I can see the water is coming in a bit better, but the flush is still way too weak. The water isn't quickly sucked down the drain like it should be. I need to plunge it every day. It can't handle more than 6 sheets of TP. I'm not sure if it's related, but before the maintenance I had to hold down the handle for it to flush. After the maintenance, I no longer need to hold it down, but now it requires some force, which it didn't before. Is there anything I can do? Does it just need some time? I don't really want the maintenance person to come back because he touched my door knob while still wearing disposable gloves that he used while working on the toilet! And he didn't clean up water that had splashed on the floor. I don't want to have to clean everything again.
    9 answers · 4 days ago
  • Is ok to have an air duct that is just insulation?

    Best answer: No. You want the duct's interior surface to be smooth, preferably. If you have to have flexible duct, your best bet is to have it installed such that it is mostly taut all the way back to the unit, well suspended over its entire length to prevent kinks, and insulated. You should not have bare insulation... show more
    Best answer: No. You want the duct's interior surface to be smooth, preferably. If you have to have flexible duct, your best bet is to have it installed such that it is mostly taut all the way back to the unit, well suspended over its entire length to prevent kinks, and insulated. You should not have bare insulation showing inside your duct, or worse - bare insulation BEING your duct. I recommend you get in there and replace the damaged portion, or replace that half-wit kludge job with the correct material.
    5 answers · 23 hours ago
  • Rat problem via neighbour's drains. I have rats in my cavity walls which are getting in via the neighbour's drains which?

    are broken. I know this because I had the council lift the drain cover and we could see the pipes were cracked and broken. The Environmental health officer from the council said that the drains needed fixing with a bit of mortar. I was skeptical at the time as I thought that the whole drains should have been dug up... show more
    are broken. I know this because I had the council lift the drain cover and we could see the pipes were cracked and broken. The Environmental health officer from the council said that the drains needed fixing with a bit of mortar. I was skeptical at the time as I thought that the whole drains should have been dug up and repaired rather than just patched up with mortar. I seem to be right as we still have rats coming in to the walls and loft. Any thoughts please?
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • If the light bulbs are taken out of a ceiling fan?

    Best answer: Ceiling Fans with a light have two switch-wires inside,,usually a blue or red one for the light & a black one for the fan,so two wires can be installed between the ceiling-box and a double-witch on the wall for independent operation,,, But if the wall-switch isn't wired for dual-switching, both the Fan... show more
    Best answer: Ceiling Fans with a light have two switch-wires inside,,usually a blue or red one for the light & a black one for the fan,so two wires can be installed between the ceiling-box and a double-witch on the wall for independent operation,,,
    But if the wall-switch isn't wired for dual-switching, both the Fan & Light wires inside the fixture are usually connected to the single switch anyway, so that with the switch turned on, the light & fan can be operated independently with the pull-strings.
    So, to answer your question in a word,,YES,,it's perfectly safe to remove the bulbs from the light fixture & simply use a single wall-switch to operate the ceiling fan,,
    though that hardly answers the question of what your going to do for lights in the room unless you happen to have some independently operated table lamps or something,,
    Usually when the wall-switch for a room isn't wired for dual-switching of a ceiling-fan with a light, most people just leave the bulbs in & use the wall-switch for the lights & use the Pull-string for the Fan,,,
    Visa-versa is up to You though, in-witch case there is little point in removing the bulbs at all since you can simply leave the light turned off with the pull-string & use the wall-switch for the fan,,,
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • Is an extension cord with 2 male ends dangerous or illegal? Aside from the electric shock danger is there an ELECTRICAL problem with this?

    I want to use it to plug in a slide out on a mobile home and it only has 2 female outlets.
    I want to use it to plug in a slide out on a mobile home and it only has 2 female outlets.
    12 answers · 6 days ago
  • Can I replace a 9-amp fridge timer with a 15-amp one?

    The 9-amp one is very old; the 15-amp is supposed to be a universal timer to fit the old old fridge. It's running OK... The breaker is 15-amp and only the fridge on the circuit.
    The 9-amp one is very old; the 15-amp is supposed to be a universal timer to fit the old old fridge. It's running OK... The breaker is 15-amp and only the fridge on the circuit.
    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • My ceiling fan uses bulbs with a smaller base. What kind of bulb is this?

    I managed to find some CFL s with this size base last time I needed replacements, but I m trying to figure out what these are "called," and I also really want to LED s if possible. It s a normal scew-type base, but smaller. The bulbs I m finding are all way too dim. I m actually hoping to order them... show more
    I managed to find some CFL s with this size base last time I needed replacements, but I m trying to figure out what these are "called," and I also really want to LED s if possible. It s a normal scew-type base, but smaller. The bulbs I m finding are all way too dim. I m actually hoping to order them online. Any help finding the right thing would be greatly appreciated.
    8 answers · 5 days ago
  • Why is my house getting hotter than the thermostat is set for?

    I keep my thermostat at 68/69 so if it gets colder than that the heater kicks on and my kids don't freeze (I would prefer it cooler). Lately I will wake up at night or walk into my apartment after work and it will be HOT in the house. I will check the temperature and it will say 74 degrees and the heater is... show more
    I keep my thermostat at 68/69 so if it gets colder than that the heater kicks on and my kids don't freeze (I would prefer it cooler). Lately I will wake up at night or walk into my apartment after work and it will be HOT in the house. I will check the temperature and it will say 74 degrees and the heater is still running although it's set to 68. Once it hits about 74 it will turn off and won't go on again until the house is colder than 68. But I don't want it to get to 74 in the first place. Is this normal? Should I call maintenance?
    12 answers · 7 days ago
  • Eletrical help?

    I have exposed wire that is sparking when dryer is turned on. How do I go fixing this? Was probably ruined with condensation from my basement. Dont want to get hurt fixing. Dont want house to catch fire.
    I have exposed wire that is sparking when dryer is turned on. How do I go fixing this? Was probably ruined with condensation from my basement. Dont want to get hurt fixing. Dont want house to catch fire.
    11 answers · 1 week ago
  • Poll: Does your home have a smart meter?

    Poll: Does your home have a smart meter?

    Best answer: I have a smart meter. The only thing it does for me is I can look up my electrical usage every day online, which is more convenient than having to go out to the meter to manually monitor it. Regardless once you develop good energy habits you don't need to worry about the meter anyway.
    Best answer: I have a smart meter. The only thing it does for me is I can look up my electrical usage every day online, which is more convenient than having to go out to the meter to manually monitor it. Regardless once you develop good energy habits you don't need to worry about the meter anyway.
    16 answers · 1 week ago