• How much will electric heat cost per month for ONE room?

    We are buying a house. Most of the house is heated by natural gas but the front office ( it used to be a used car lot) is heated by an electric register on the floor. How much should I expect that electric heat to increase my electric bill in the winter? I live in northern Michigan so it gets cold. Fwiw- The... show more
    We are buying a house. Most of the house is heated by natural gas but the front office ( it used to be a used car lot) is heated by an electric register on the floor. How much should I expect that electric heat to increase my electric bill in the winter? I live in northern Michigan so it gets cold. Fwiw- The entire house has new insulation, energy saving windows and an insulated roof.
    8 answers · 15 hours ago
  • Water leaking both ceiling and fan but parents won t fix it.?

    Best answer: I've lived in a place like that except it didn't have the luxury of a ceiilng fan or light. Yes, it is a hazard and it sucks that it leaks and isn't being fixed. I tied strings to screws I put in the ceiling which led the water into buckets and trashcans so that it wouldn't make dripping noises. show more
    Best answer: I've lived in a place like that except it didn't have the luxury of a ceiilng fan or light. Yes, it is a hazard and it sucks that it leaks and isn't being fixed.
    I tied strings to screws I put in the ceiling which led the water into buckets and trashcans so that it wouldn't make dripping noises.
    8 answers · 1 day ago
  • Will a light bulb explod and shatter if I put petrol in it?

    Best answer: There isn't any oxygen in a light bulb.....so nothing should happen, but there probably will be oxygen in the bulb if you somehow put petrol inside it. If the petrol has ready O2, yes it will ignite and the bulb will probably shatter. Not explode possibly, but it isn't ideal to do indoors, the fuel will... show more
    Best answer: There isn't any oxygen in a light bulb.....so nothing should happen, but there probably will be oxygen in the bulb if you somehow put petrol inside it.

    If the petrol has ready O2, yes it will ignite and the bulb will probably shatter. Not explode possibly, but it isn't ideal to do indoors, the fuel will get everywhere whilst combusting.
    7 answers · 1 day ago
  • Plumbing question?

    My kitchen sink drain is clogged. I snaked it and about 20 for down I found the blockage but my snake isn’t long enough to clear the clog. This off-white substance was on my snake. Does anyone have an idea of what this could be?
    My kitchen sink drain is clogged. I snaked it and about 20 for down I found the blockage but my snake isn’t long enough to clear the clog. This off-white substance was on my snake. Does anyone have an idea of what this could be?
    6 answers · 19 hours ago
  • Does putting your phone inside a freezer damage the whole refrigerator?

    Put my phone inside a freezer, the whole fridge broke next day... Just coincidence?
    Put my phone inside a freezer, the whole fridge broke next day... Just coincidence?
    12 answers · 4 days ago
  • Can someone tell me which wire is what I want to replace this old light switch with a dimmer switch but idk what kind of wire each is?
  • Do I need 20AMP GFCIs for my kitchen outlets? Or are 15AMP ones okay?

    I am getting an electrician to install them, but he is not here until next week, so I wonder if I got the wrong ones. I have 2 kitchen outlets near my sink and was told by the inspector when I bought my house to replace them with GFCI outlets. So I bought some. But now someone online said you need 20AMP ones... show more
    I am getting an electrician to install them, but he is not here until next week, so I wonder if I got the wrong ones. I have 2 kitchen outlets near my sink and was told by the inspector when I bought my house to replace them with GFCI outlets. So I bought some. But now someone online said you need 20AMP ones for the kitchen. Is this true? What about the bathroom? I have a 15AMP one for that too for the electrician to put in. Does it need to be 20AMP?
    5 answers · 16 hours ago
  • HOw much does to install a fire alarm system in a 10,000 square foot building?

    basically one of the churches I go to had a fire inspection last Tuesday and they failed, One of the things they have to do is install a fire alarm system, one of the things they have to do.' the building was built in 1952, has two levels, now they have to cancel Vacation bible school and do a bunch of other... show more
    basically one of the churches I go to had a fire inspection last Tuesday and they failed, One of the things they have to do is install a fire alarm system, one of the things they have to do.' the building was built in 1952, has two levels, now they have to cancel Vacation bible school and do a bunch of other bullcrap. this is in the state of oregon
    5 answers · 16 hours ago
  • What's the best way to kill a tree?

    A massive crack has appeared in the brick wall of my garage and I'm shtting myself it's gonna bring the whole garage crashing down. Two builders have told me that the problem is a nearby tree undermining the foundation with its roots. How do I stop the roots spreading further? help!!
    A massive crack has appeared in the brick wall of my garage and I'm shtting myself it's gonna bring the whole garage crashing down. Two builders have told me that the problem is a nearby tree undermining the foundation with its roots. How do I stop the roots spreading further? help!!
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • What should I do about damaged vinyl flooring in a rental property?

    There is a coin size hole in the thin vinyl flooring of my bedroom. The room is divided in half with 2 sheets of vinyl. I want to only replace half of the room with damage, but i was told if i can't find matching vinyl I have to replace the entire room. Is this normal procedure. what should I do?
    There is a coin size hole in the thin vinyl flooring of my bedroom. The room is divided in half with 2 sheets of vinyl. I want to only replace half of the room with damage, but i was told if i can't find matching vinyl I have to replace the entire room. Is this normal procedure. what should I do?
    9 answers · 4 days ago
  • Why does my garage have a wire coming out of it to the outside wall and hangs on a wood trellis?

    I just got a house and the detached garage has a 240V outlet inside it. On that wall of the outlet, on the outside, there is a wire that is coming out and it is attached to a wood trellis (for flowers). Did they do this to make sure the outlet is grounded? Does this mean that the outlet itself is not a good... show more
    I just got a house and the detached garage has a 240V outlet inside it. On that wall of the outlet, on the outside, there is a wire that is coming out and it is attached to a wood trellis (for flowers). Did they do this to make sure the outlet is grounded? Does this mean that the outlet itself is not a good outlet? Or is it just a precaution, like a back up?
    4 answers · 11 hours ago
  • How much will it cost to build a bed room not connected to the house like it guest house but not a house just a bedroom in the philippines?

    How much will it cost to build a bed room not connected to the house like it guest house but not a house just a bedroom in the philippines?

    so my girlfriend wants to build a bedroom separate from the house I guess out of cinder blocks. do you know how much will it cost maybe not sure on the size with a like feet and inch but here a photo to give the size she say she did like
    so my girlfriend wants to build a bedroom separate from the house I guess out of cinder blocks. do you know how much will it cost maybe not sure on the size with a like feet and inch but here a photo to give the size she say she did like
    4 answers · 1 day ago
  • Very low water pressure in lower level of home only??

    We bought a bilevel when it was 3 years old. The lower level shower never had good pressure, we changed the shower head several times but it didn't help. A couple of months ago our whole lower level water pressure got very low. Are there any plumbers out there that have any ideas what the problem could be and... show more
    We bought a bilevel when it was 3 years old. The lower level shower never had good pressure, we changed the shower head several times but it didn't help. A couple of months ago our whole lower level water pressure got very low. Are there any plumbers out there that have any ideas what the problem could be and how to begin to fix it? Thanks!
    8 answers · 4 days ago
  • How to stop pool from flooding neighbors yard?

    We are new to owning a pool and discovered that when we put water into the pool it will sometimes flood our neighbors backyard. Our backyard will be perfectly fine and the water isn t above the pools edge, but for some reason their yard floods. We feel really awful when it happens, but we don t know how to stop it... show more
    We are new to owning a pool and discovered that when we put water into the pool it will sometimes flood our neighbors backyard. Our backyard will be perfectly fine and the water isn t above the pools edge, but for some reason their yard floods. We feel really awful when it happens, but we don t know how to stop it from happening. Any suggestions would be great or any ideas as to why it is happening.
    15 answers · 6 days ago
  • Why is my ac unit leaking water?

    I've had this ac for a couple years. I noticed about a year ago I could hear some water noises after I shut it off, but didnt think much of it. I moved into a new house. There is another roof below the window I have my ac in. I heard the water sound again, and noticed some water that had ran down the slanted... show more
    I've had this ac for a couple years. I noticed about a year ago I could hear some water noises after I shut it off, but didnt think much of it. I moved into a new house. There is another roof below the window I have my ac in. I heard the water sound again, and noticed some water that had ran down the slanted roof below. I dont think it is installed properly, because its leaning back a little bit. So I took a stick, and propped the back up so its level? Is it normal for ac units to leak water out of the back? If it continues to leak after I propped it up, than I was just gonna put a bucket under it to catch the water. My roof already needs repairing, and I dont want water leaking into it even when it's not raining.
    11 answers · 6 days ago
  • Why is my whirlpool duet dryer not running m?

    Best answer: contacts in the timer may have failed. did you test the input voltage at the relay? does the motor turn if you supply voltage directly? [without going through the timer]

    you have more testing to do in order to find the problem
    Best answer: contacts in the timer may have failed. did you test the input voltage at the relay? does the motor turn if you supply voltage directly? [without going through the timer]

    you have more testing to do in order to find the problem
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • Why does ac unit keep turning off?

    Window unit fairly new very clean stays on for a good while then just turns off completely will turn back on if we push the reset button on plug idk what to do?
    Window unit fairly new very clean stays on for a good while then just turns off completely will turn back on if we push the reset button on plug idk what to do?
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • How hard will it be to install a dryer??

    Best answer: First find out if the old dryer is gas or electric. If it's gas you'll feel safer having someone else install it (qualified of course, not as nervous as you). If it's electric see if it's plugged or wired in. If it's plugged in you're fine to do that yourself. If it's wired and you... show more
    Best answer: First find out if the old dryer is gas or electric. If it's gas you'll feel safer having someone else install it (qualified of course, not as nervous as you). If it's electric see if it's plugged or wired in. If it's plugged in you're fine to do that yourself. If it's wired and you don't feel competent to do it get someone else in, unless one of your parents is good with wiring. (It's not actually hard to do but if you know you're a worrier you may prefer not to.) While you're at it take a look at the exhaust duct hose and see if you want to replace that, it's cheap enough it it's looking worn and dubiously lint filled. If you're doing the installing yourself take pictures before you detach anything so you can refer back to what it looked like before you started and read through the installation instructions, it's no more "tricky" than reading a recipe.

    The brand doesn't really matter. Read the reviews for the models you're interested in from more than one site to get a feel for the quality. Take measurements of the old dryer to make sure the new one will fit the space and think about how you will manoeuvre the old machine out and the new one in.
    7 answers · 4 days ago