• My door doesn't lock I'm 19 old guy?

    I feel unsafe in my parents house with none of the doors able lock besides my parents door
    I feel unsafe in my parents house with none of the doors able lock besides my parents door
    11 answers · 2 days ago
  • Air conditioner is leaking water?

    I have no ideal about air conditioners buts leaking water like it's clogged and making a cracklin sound. Outside I can see it's draining fine. How can I get this stop making this sound? This a window unit and no ideal how to deal with it.
    I have no ideal about air conditioners buts leaking water like it's clogged and making a cracklin sound. Outside I can see it's draining fine. How can I get this stop making this sound? This a window unit and no ideal how to deal with it.
    7 answers · 19 hours ago
  • We found black mold in my house, will the symptoms go away?

    My brother and I have been really congested lately but we thought it was weird because we're not allergic to anything. also I always wake up nauseous and like I don't want to eat I've been very dizzy and tired. I've been waking up with a sore throat. we found black mold in our kitchen floor and... show more
    My brother and I have been really congested lately but we thought it was weird because we're not allergic to anything. also I always wake up nauseous and like I don't want to eat I've been very dizzy and tired. I've been waking up with a sore throat. we found black mold in our kitchen floor and I'm wondering if that could be causing symptoms. will the symptoms go away? should I stay out of my house? I'm really worried now
    12 answers · 3 days ago
  • Would it be a big mistake to insulate plaster walls since there would be no vapor barrier?

    I have heard horror stories of the loose fill insulation collecting moister
    I have heard horror stories of the loose fill insulation collecting moister
    12 answers · 3 days ago
  • Swamp Cooler Squealing and Smells Like Burned Rubber?

    Hey! I have an evaporation (swamp) cooler that has been giving me problems. I recently replaced the belt to it and the thing worked fine for two days. The third day, yesterday, it started squealing. It kept getting louder the longer it went on. I googled the problem and decided to oil the oil wells but after doing... show more
    Hey! I have an evaporation (swamp) cooler that has been giving me problems. I recently replaced the belt to it and the thing worked fine for two days. The third day, yesterday, it started squealing. It kept getting louder the longer it went on. I googled the problem and decided to oil the oil wells but after doing it twice, I decided that wasn't the problem. While I was not paying attention and trying to figure the problem out, my cousin decided to put oil on the belt. When we started it up a few minutes later, it wouldn't go and we discovered what he did. We wiped the oil off of the belt and the wheels the best we could and now the thing won't run at all. It just emits a burned rubber smell and when we check the belt, this black stuff comes off and sticks to our fingers. What should I do to fix this? How much will it cost me and what should I do to fix that damned squealing?
    6 answers · 23 hours ago
  • What can happen by using a gas stove top to heat a small room. I don't think anything will happen, heard on a talkshow about carbonmonoxide?

    Best answer: Carbon monoxide is NOT produced by a properly functioning gas appliance. i.e. if it burns with a blue flame. But burning gas does produce carbon dioxide and water., so you will use up the room's oxygen which will make you sleepy. And the water is likely to cause mould. Put on warmer clothes, it's a lot... show more
    Best answer: Carbon monoxide is NOT produced by a properly functioning gas appliance. i.e. if it burns with a blue flame.
    But burning gas does produce carbon dioxide and water., so you will use up the room's oxygen which will make you sleepy. And the water is likely to cause mould. Put on warmer clothes, it's a lot better.
    15 answers · 4 days ago
  • Microwave runs with door open and won't microwave with door closed?

    My microwave "microwaves" with the door open. When I close it, it stops. But, when I actually want to microwave something, it doesn't do anything except have the timer count down. Got it from Goodwill, which may be where i went wrong, I didn't have the money to buy a new one. Any way to fix it?
    My microwave "microwaves" with the door open. When I close it, it stops. But, when I actually want to microwave something, it doesn't do anything except have the timer count down. Got it from Goodwill, which may be where i went wrong, I didn't have the money to buy a new one. Any way to fix it?
    11 answers · 4 days ago
  • Water heater replacement needed?

    I received a statement back from my property manager about a water heater repair and I m not sure if the issue is worth ditching the current water heater and buying a new one. From what I know couldn t you just replace the gas control valve and the t&p valve? Any tips suggestions help. I was quoted about $1300... show more
    I received a statement back from my property manager about a water heater repair and I m not sure if the issue is worth ditching the current water heater and buying a new one. From what I know couldn t you just replace the gas control valve and the t&p valve? Any tips suggestions help. I was quoted about $1300 for this job. Below is a transcript of the plumbers notes and quote. Needed replacement or is this repairable? All advice is appreciated. "The chimney/flue is clogged and not allowing water heater to vent carbon. It is rolling back into basement and they do have someone sleeping down there. There is no cap at top of chimney so it tells me its clogged both at flue and inside chimney. Water heater is pouring water out of T&P valve. I tried to reset but gas control valve on water heater is bad. It is causing unit to stay fired and over heating and has now damaged the T&P. Only way to fix both issues is replacement - REPLACE WATER HEATER & SERVICE CHIMNEY FLUE - Install A.O. Smith Commercial 40 gallon natural gas water heater, water heater pan, expansion tank to bring up to code. Will install new gas line, t and p valve, di-electric unions. Use of pump to get water out of basement and drain tank Labor\trip: $356 Material: $907.79 Total: $1263.79" Thoughts?
    13 answers · 4 days ago
  • Having electrical problems in one room?

    We moved into our house yesterday and we seem to be having electrical issues in one of the bedrooms. Our room has 3 light switches, one for the recessed lights, one for the ceiling fan and one for the ceiling fan light. The lights have worked fine a couple of times when we were moving in, the other times nothing... show more
    We moved into our house yesterday and we seem to be having electrical issues in one of the bedrooms. Our room has 3 light switches, one for the recessed lights, one for the ceiling fan and one for the ceiling fan light. The lights have worked fine a couple of times when we were moving in, the other times nothing happens with any of the switches. Last night nothing was happening and I guess I left them in the on position. My husband was plugging his phone into one of the outlets in the room and the lights flashed on. He did it a couple more times, same thing. Then he tested outlets in the room and nothing happened. So whatever is happening it appears to be related to this one outlet. Do you think switching out the outlet would fix the issue or do you think its something more complex?
    12 answers · 4 days ago
  • Why do driveways, parking lots etc do this when it rains?

    Best answer: If you design a parking lot or driveway, you're concerned with drainage. You want one side to be a little lower than the other so the water flows off the pavement. Or you want drains in the low areas that carry the water away. You don't want it to sit in puddles because this deteriorates the... show more
    Best answer: If you design a parking lot or driveway, you're concerned with drainage. You want one side to be a little lower than the other so the water flows off the pavement. Or you want drains in the low areas that carry the water away. You don't want it to sit in puddles because this deteriorates the asphalt.

    But asphalt is soft and flexible, and it softens more when the sun is hot. After a while it tends to settle into a 'lumpy' surface that has high and low points, and the low points will hold puddles of water. Asphalt parking lots are re-sealed every few years to waterproof them, otherwise the water soaks in and makes them even lumpier and they deteriorate even faster.

    The advantage of concrete is that it's much harder, it stays flatter, etc. But concrete is a lot more expensive.
    8 answers · 3 days ago
  • Can someone explain what happened to the water pipes...?

    So I went with the family to the Home Depot the other day. There, I went to the restroom to wash my hands, and so I did. But being the germophobe I am, I reopened the water faucet for further cleaning. As the water was running, I suddenly heard noises which seemed to be coming from the wall pipes, and the water... show more
    So I went with the family to the Home Depot the other day. There, I went to the restroom to wash my hands, and so I did. But being the germophobe I am, I reopened the water faucet for further cleaning. As the water was running, I suddenly heard noises which seemed to be coming from the wall pipes, and the water stopped flowing from the faucet altogether.The noise I heard was like successive loud ticking or clunking sounds I think? I slid the faucet's single handle to its "closed" position, and left the bathroom. Did I ruin something in the pipes? Has any of them like exploded within the walls? I may seem a little over-reacting but my OCD can be my scapegoat.
    4 answers · 16 hours ago
  • How long do you have to turn an electric hot water heater off to actually save money?

    I'm sure every day would not make sense, but I work 3 days on and 3 days off 12 hour shifts. They just put in new showers at work and they are nice so I have been showering there. I am not really a cook so no dishes or need for hot water at home the 3 days I am working. It's well insulated so actually it... show more
    I'm sure every day would not make sense, but I work 3 days on and 3 days off 12 hour shifts. They just put in new showers at work and they are nice so I have been showering there. I am not really a cook so no dishes or need for hot water at home the 3 days I am working. It's well insulated so actually it is reasonable warm left for 3 days when it's off. I don't know the size a standard house size what is that like 40 gallons? It is not a newer one. I live alone. Would turning it off for 3 days then on for 3 really save me money? I have not owned the house that long to know what bills average and it has been really hot so I have had to run the AC a lot. If I turn it off the 3 days I work and back on the 3 I am at home will I save money in long run or waste it? I am not in a position to upgrade anything in the house right now.
    13 answers · 6 days ago
  • Power went out for seemingly no reason ?

    Okay I know there IS a reason but the weather is fine. I texted a few people who live close and their power is on still. It's been about an hour and it's still out. How can I know if it's something dangerous such as faulty wiring or anything else that can cause a fire? And how long will by stuff in the... show more
    Okay I know there IS a reason but the weather is fine. I texted a few people who live close and their power is on still. It's been about an hour and it's still out. How can I know if it's something dangerous such as faulty wiring or anything else that can cause a fire? And how long will by stuff in the fridge & freezer be good for?? It's 1am... Everyone's sleeping so I can't really get help right now
    4 answers · 2 days ago