• What tool works best to remove a tight bolt?

    I recently had to switch my Kenmore dryer from a 3 prong cord to a 4 prong cord, but I am having trouble removing one of the bolts on the back off. I’ve tried and wrench and it doesn’t work. I’m not sure what size that bolt is, but it’s green and it contains the grounding wire. Any suggestions? It’s not rusted or... show more
    I recently had to switch my Kenmore dryer from a 3 prong cord to a 4 prong cord, but I am having trouble removing one of the bolts on the back off. I’ve tried and wrench and it doesn’t work. I’m not sure what size that bolt is, but it’s green and it contains the grounding wire. Any suggestions? It’s not rusted or anything just really tight.
    16 answers · 4 days ago
  • Plugged two appliances into same outlet. Outlet stopped working 2min later but breaker didnt go?

    Plugged a mini fridge and mini microwave into the same outlet. The outlet was on it's own circuit with nothing else. They both worked for about 2min and suddenly stopped but the breaker didnt flick. So did I break the outlet then? They are now running perfectly fine in the next outlet over that's... show more
    Plugged a mini fridge and mini microwave into the same outlet. The outlet was on it's own circuit with nothing else. They both worked for about 2min and suddenly stopped but the breaker didnt flick. So did I break the outlet then? They are now running perfectly fine in the next outlet over that's actually a shared circuit with computers. I'm just confused on what happened? My dad said because the fridge and microwave were so low powered they'd be fine in the same outlet and currently are but what happened with the first outlet?
    11 answers · 2 days ago
  • My AC does not blow cool air. Inside unit is running. Filter ok. Thermostat ok. Outside unit is also running .. fan blowing in full speed.?

    Best answer: It sounds like your compressor has shut down and what is running are the fans. In situations like this, the reason why the compressor has shut down is because of low freon. The could be one other reason. And that you coils in the outside unit are so dirty that the unit is getting too hot. You are at peak... show more
    Best answer: It sounds like your compressor has shut down and what is running are the fans. In situations like this, the reason why the compressor has shut down is because of low freon. The could be one other reason. And that you coils in the outside unit are so dirty that the unit is getting too hot. You are at peak temperature days right now, where demand is high and heat transfer is at its maximum. Enough to shut the unit down. So wash off the coils with a garden hose and restart the outside unit with the reset button. Call an AC man.
    7 answers · 2 days ago
  • Electric water heater problem?

    I was wondering who do I call to fix an electric water heater that isn't working an electrician or a plumber. I have an issue where it tripped the breaker and isn't heating the water. So should I call electrican or plumber ?
    I was wondering who do I call to fix an electric water heater that isn't working an electrician or a plumber. I have an issue where it tripped the breaker and isn't heating the water. So should I call electrican or plumber ?
    11 answers · 3 days ago
  • I'm roofing a 10x30 porch and I am doing this by myself, How can I get 4x8 plywood on the roof rafters?

    The plywood is 3/4 OSB and its a lot for one guy to lift. Could I cut it down the middle and install it that way? 2x8 would be much easier to handle
    The plywood is 3/4 OSB and its a lot for one guy to lift. Could I cut it down the middle and install it that way? 2x8 would be much easier to handle
    13 answers · 5 days ago
  • What's wrong when your water won't get hot all of a sudden in your home?

    I haven't had this water heater too long, meaning it's practically almost brand new. All of a sudden last week I got in the shower and the water was so hot it almost burnt me. Usually my water would be just right. It got so so hot. Now a couple of days later, it won't get hot at all. What could be... show more
    I haven't had this water heater too long, meaning it's practically almost brand new. All of a sudden last week I got in the shower and the water was so hot it almost burnt me. Usually my water would be just right. It got so so hot. Now a couple of days later, it won't get hot at all. What could be wrong? BTW I went to the circuit box and and flipped the switch and still no hot water.
    5 answers · 18 hours ago
  • Electric water heater no hot water?

    My electric water heater isn't giving any hot water and I looked at the circuit breaker to see if it was tripped and it looks like it is. There are 4 switches for the water heater on the breaker and the top switch which has a 20 on the switch is halfway between on and off and the other three switches which are... show more
    My electric water heater isn't giving any hot water and I looked at the circuit breaker to see if it was tripped and it looks like it is. There are 4 switches for the water heater on the breaker and the top switch which has a 20 on the switch is halfway between on and off and the other three switches which are marked 40 are fully on should I turn the top switch on and off. In a way I'm kind of nervous to do this because there's a big warning on the breaker lid saying turning on the water heater with no water in it could damage internal parts but I have no way of knowing if there is water currently in the water heater and I don't wanna damage anything. My guess is that there is water in there. This just betelybhappened maybe yesterday or something. Something tripped that breaker I guess because we had hot water just fine before that. What is the Likely hood that there is no water in there? As far as I can see the breaker switch did move should I just move the switch back and not worry about the amount of water currently in the heater. Please help
    9 answers · 4 days ago
  • Can tar from road paving leak into underground water?

    We have well water. Can tar from asphalt road paving leak into underground water?
    We have well water. Can tar from asphalt road paving leak into underground water?
    7 answers · 3 days ago
  • What do you do if your landlord doesn’t make repairs to the property?

    Best answer: Buy your own properry and Move out. The part about landlords and most people in general is that the don't really give a crap about anything that doesn't directly affect them. If you retaliate with legal action it will cause you more problems and you'll look like the dumb one because people will just... show more
    Best answer: Buy your own properry and Move out. The part about landlords and most people in general is that the don't really give a crap about anything that doesn't directly affect them. If you retaliate with legal action it will cause you more problems and you'll look like the dumb one because people will just say you can leave if you don't like it.
    11 answers · 7 days ago
  • What about rats and mice ?

    Best answer: There is a suggestion that rodents do not like the smell of peppermint. I suggest you call in a pest control company to seal the house so the rodents can't get in. I;ve had to do that in the past, it's not too expensive & keeps the critters out.
    Best answer: There is a suggestion that rodents do not like the smell of peppermint. I suggest you call in a pest control company to seal the house so the rodents can't get in. I;ve had to do that in the past, it's not too expensive & keeps the critters out.
    6 answers · 4 days ago
  • I bought a new vacuum cleaner, and was using it and notice a few nicks and scratched on the front, should I be concerned?

    Best answer: Keep it. You will give it more over the years.
    Best answer: Keep it. You will give it more over the years.
    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • Guy comes out to give me attic insulation quote and peeps into the attic and says he sees a dead mouse so he can not give me a quote.?

    Best answer: Find another vendor who's not so squeamish. One mouse shouldn't deter him.
    Best answer: Find another vendor who's not so squeamish. One mouse shouldn't deter him.
    5 answers · 4 days ago
  • What's your choice of 18 v drills?

    7 answers · 5 days ago
  • Flickering electricity and losing power in my mobile home?

    So this problem started a couple weeks ago. I noticed the lights and appliances flickering. But more than flickering. Like almost going off for a brief moment and then coming back on. Sometimes it’s really bad, sometimes it doesn’t happen at all. I sleep with fans on at night and within the last few days I’ve... show more
    So this problem started a couple weeks ago. I noticed the lights and appliances flickering. But more than flickering. Like almost going off for a brief moment and then coming back on. Sometimes it’s really bad, sometimes it doesn’t happen at all. I sleep with fans on at night and within the last few days I’ve noticed between 5am and 7am (not sure if this is just when I’m waking up to notice) the power is cutting off completely. Usually like 30 seconds to a minute and then the fan will come back on. Last night I got up and everything was off and stayed off for about 10 more minutes. And his problem is in the whole house. I had an electrician come in when I first noticed this. He looked at the breaker box and a few light switches and outlets since I’ve had problems with them before and have had some replaced and he came to the conclusion that it’s just been hot and people in the park are running air conditioners and it’s just over loading the parks power. But at night? And last night while everything cut off I looked around and all the neighbors had power. So where do I start here?
    3 answers · 3 days ago