• How can I stop forgetting to leave my keys in my front door overnight?

    This happens often and I be having other stuff on my mind coming home. I unlocked the door and walk in my apartment and shut the door, but I forget that I still have the keys in my door and my car keys with it too. This is so dangerous. I just saw my keys in my door this morning. Thank god im still alive but how I... show more
    This happens often and I be having other stuff on my mind coming home. I unlocked the door and walk in my apartment and shut the door, but I forget that I still have the keys in my door and my car keys with it too. This is so dangerous. I just saw my keys in my door this morning. Thank god im still alive but how I stop forget to take my keys out the door once I open my door because this is dangerous !!
    24 answers · 1 day ago
  • 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.
    28 answers · 3 days ago
  • How do I run 360 volts on one outlet for washer dryer.?

    My sister purchased a Kenmore stackable washer and dryer and the dryer runs 240 volts, and I'm not sure what the washer runs but she says its 120 volts. They are wired into the same plug and only go into one outlet. The problem she is having is it won't allow her to run both at the same time. What is a... show more
    My sister purchased a Kenmore stackable washer and dryer and the dryer runs 240 volts, and I'm not sure what the washer runs but she says its 120 volts. They are wired into the same plug and only go into one outlet. The problem she is having is it won't allow her to run both at the same time. What is a solution for her?
    12 answers · 15 hours ago
  • My breaker is over 50 years old and it keeps tripping when I use the microwave and oven(electric) would buying a new breaker help?

    if i am unable to split the two by adding another breaker?
    if i am unable to split the two by adding another breaker?
    16 answers · 2 days ago
  • Should I replace my 24 year old Kenmore washer/dryer set?

    Best answer: I advocate keeping old appliances for as long as possible. It's less wasteful, and frankly, new appliances don't last as long. The average life expectancy of new washers is 11-14 yrs, and less for front loaders. If you're at all handy, try watching some youtube videos on how to repair your dryer. If... show more
    Best answer: I advocate keeping old appliances for as long as possible. It's less wasteful, and frankly, new appliances don't last as long. The average life expectancy of new washers is 11-14 yrs, and less for front loaders. If you're at all handy, try watching some youtube videos on how to repair your dryer. If you have to pay for a service call, it's a gamble unless you KNOW what's wrong. An expensive part plus labor can easily cost as much as a new dryer. OTOH, a simple fix may last for many more years.

    At any rate, unless your washer and dryer are part of your decor, there's no need to have them match. Replace them one at a time, and buy quality. I recommend Speed Queen. They still build them like they used to and you can expect a much longer life from them. (Speed Queen is the company that supplies most laundromats)
    10 answers · 21 hours 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 · 3 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...
    7 answers · 2 days 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.
    21 answers · 7 days 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 · 3 days ago
  • Home Heating Cost per month using Oil . Live in NYC.?

    I live in NYC and have question on heat. If a person ( landlord) sets his thermostat for 70F and his monthly bill is for example $100(using Oil for heating). How much more will he pay extra per month if he increase the temperature from 70F to 72F ?
    I live in NYC and have question on heat. If a person ( landlord) sets his thermostat for 70F and his monthly bill is for example $100(using Oil for heating). How much more will he pay extra per month if he increase the temperature from 70F to 72F ?
    6 answers · 3 days ago
  • Why did my toilet empty itself?

    I heard 3 loud gulp like sounds coming from my toilet and I went to go check it out and there was water all over the floor. Toilet bowl was empty, but tank had water. My other toilet had very low water level in bowl but water in tank and there was a small amount of water on the floor. It seems it drained from the... show more
    I heard 3 loud gulp like sounds coming from my toilet and I went to go check it out and there was water all over the floor. Toilet bowl was empty, but tank had water. My other toilet had very low water level in bowl but water in tank and there was a small amount of water on the floor. It seems it drained from the bottom but what would cause this to happen?
    6 answers · 3 days ago
  • My toilet is full of water and clogged?

    I tried to unclog it with the plunger but it didn't work. Then I tried the dish soap and water method and that didn't work either. I closed the thing on the wall where the water flows and waited for the water to go down to almost nothing, but after a certain point it wouldn't go down anymore so, I had... show more
    I tried to unclog it with the plunger but it didn't work. Then I tried the dish soap and water method and that didn't work either. I closed the thing on the wall where the water flows and waited for the water to go down to almost nothing, but after a certain point it wouldn't go down anymore so, I had the brilliant idea of opening the water flow and flushing. And all that happened was the toilet getting full of water again. At this point, I really don't know what to do, please help. :/ (I don't have any money for the snake thing so that's out of the picture)
    14 answers · 7 days ago