• Have you ever been stuck on an Elevator?

    48 answers · 23 hours ago
  • Can 10 year old fuel oil stain be removed from concrete basement floor?

    I am currently looking at buying a house but there is one major problem with it. There is a large (about 7 feet x 3 feet) stain on the concrete floor in the basement that smells very strongly like fuel oil. It can be smelled throughout the house and is pretty strong downstairs. The sellers claim that the stain is... show more
    I am currently looking at buying a house but there is one major problem with it. There is a large (about 7 feet x 3 feet) stain on the concrete floor in the basement that smells very strongly like fuel oil. It can be smelled throughout the house and is pretty strong downstairs. The sellers claim that the stain is around 10 years old. They are telling me that it will be an easy fix and can be cleaned with an oil removal product along with some scrubbing. I am thinking it will be a much bigger problem that will most likely result in the removal of the floor. Has anyone ever had any experience with an old oil stain like this and what do you suggest as a removal process to aliviate the smell throughout the house?
    18 answers · 2 days ago
  • Electricity controlled by lamp?

    The electricity for the whole upstairs of my house is being controlled by one cheap lamp that was here when I moved in. When I did first buy the house, the electricity upstairs didn’t work well (went out frequently). Long story short, I hired a man about. A year ago, who was going to fix the electrical work... show more
    The electricity for the whole upstairs of my house is being controlled by one cheap lamp that was here when I moved in. When I did first buy the house, the electricity upstairs didn’t work well (went out frequently). Long story short, I hired a man about. A year ago, who was going to fix the electrical work upstairs, as well as paint the walls and a few other things. He asked for money to purchase supplies, then never came back and won’t answer my phone calls. Besides the point, he tinkered around with something or other, electrical, upstairs, and then the power would go off whenever I unplugged the lamp. He said he would fix it, but you know what happened there. The sensitivity of the power keeps getting worse, and now the power for the whole upstairs only stays on if the cord for the lamp is held at a certain angle (I tape it to the wall, sometimes, but if I shut a door too hard, it surged and the power goes out). If I plug in more than two things at a time, the power goes out. If I plug in the vacuum, the power goes out. If I accidentally stomp my football, the power goes out. Sometimes it goes out for seemingly no reason. I have to sit next to the lamp and use one hand to hold the cord in place, sometimes, just to have power to charge up my cellphone. Is there a cheap/free solution to fix this? Please, I am so desperate, at this point.
    12 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is it dangerous to bypass refrigerator's thermostat?

    by bypass I mean I've removed it permanently and linked the wires together. Its working just fine but I'm afraid its gonna blow up the compressor.
    by bypass I mean I've removed it permanently and linked the wires together. Its working just fine but I'm afraid its gonna blow up the compressor.
    14 answers · 3 days ago
  • Smoke alarm went off once 40 minutes ago and hasn’t gone off since?

    Best answer: FIRST: Read the manual the came with the device before you do anything else - it's a chore but might tell you something - not many people do this. Cooking can cause these to go off - ours use to sound when we made toast. Also if you are a smoker. You have the option to take it back to the shop and tell them it... show more
    Best answer: FIRST: Read the manual the came with the device before you do anything else - it's a chore but might tell you something - not many people do this.

    Cooking can cause these to go off - ours use to sound when we made toast. Also if you are a smoker. You have the option to take it back to the shop and tell them it is going off when it should not and is potentially faulty. Ask for a replacement but a different model as you and your family's safety is at risk. At the shop this will help focus their minds on doing something. If they say no way, just say - OK I will post my findings on Social media and if there is (your God forbid) an accident, you will be culpable and my relatives will no doubt take class action against the manufacturer and the retailer - as I am reporting it to you.

    Another alternative, called the manufacture's support line and ask them why this has happened. Also register the appliance on their website for warranty.
    14 answers · 5 days ago
  • Does my air condition need maintenance? The air is much colder on one side of the vent than the other.?

    Does my air condition need maintenance? The air is much colder on one side of the vent than the other.?

    Best answer: I have an older heavier than most window lower window mounted whirlpool ac,paid nothing for it,retrieved it from the alley I removed the guts from the metal case,, used the shopvac on blow to loosen dust & dirt, then set it on the concrete walkway used the garden hose plus soap to hose it out, also the aluminum... show more
    Best answer: I have an older heavier than most window lower window mounted whirlpool ac,paid nothing for it,retrieved it from the alley
    I removed the guts from the metal case,, used the shopvac on blow to loosen dust & dirt, then set it on the concrete walkway used the garden hose plus soap to hose it out, also the aluminum cooling blades using a comb & small tools to straighten all of them,I let it dry out for a day,the motor had 2 capacitors,one of which had a rusty looking wire attached to the base,I cut the length corroded about an inch and a half,soldered it securely to the cap base,it fired up straightaway, I let it run on every cycle for an hour, pulled the plug,used spray cleaner to reach every inside surface,incl the fan blades,I went through 10 clean rags to clean it up.
    your upper window unit,there sounds like part of the vent to outside that is partly open,it ought to be closed,the unit has to throw water outside,some kind of tube ought to be there that makes the water drain down.
    the insides may need wiping off to clean caked on dirt & mold.
    the fan wheel inside might need a couple drops of light oil,maybe sewing machine oil,the dust filter needs to be clean & able to efficiently let hot room air pass over the cooling coils inside,
    11 answers · 5 days ago
  • Fluctuating water pressure to my kitchen sink?

    I cleaned my aerator (which was super clogged when I first moved here. The sink wouldn’t even run anymore because of it.) this fixed the problem for every other sink in the house, but this one is still messed up. I also tried turning on every sink/tub and flush l toilets because there is the occasional sputtering... show more
    I cleaned my aerator (which was super clogged when I first moved here. The sink wouldn’t even run anymore because of it.) this fixed the problem for every other sink in the house, but this one is still messed up. I also tried turning on every sink/tub and flush l toilets because there is the occasional sputtering at every sink. This did not do anything. I can wash dishes for like 30-40 minutes with the water pressure being really strong, other times it’s damn near a trickle. I was thinking of trying to figure out how to remove and clean the supply line to the sink, idk.... anyone have any ideas?
    5 answers · 16 hours ago
  • Have you ever accidentally broken a window?

    Best answer: When I was a kid, my brother locked me out of the house, so I put my fist through the window pane in the door, and broke it. I got yelled at for breaking it, and my brother got yelled at for locking out of the house.
    Best answer: When I was a kid, my brother locked me out of the house, so I put my fist through the window pane in the door, and broke it. I got yelled at for breaking it, and my brother got yelled at for locking out of the house.
    11 answers · 4 days ago
  • If a plumber needs to rip out a piece of your wall out to replace a shower pipe, does he put new drywall up Or just leave the holes to u?

    Best answer: I am a plumber and I would unless the owner had some other arrangement in mind. I would leave the painting to the owner as they might want to repaint the whole room
    Best answer: I am a plumber and I would unless the owner had some other arrangement in mind. I would leave the painting to the owner as they might want to repaint the whole room
    26 answers · 6 days ago
  • Safe way to keep warm in a basement?

    So I usually cannot sleep unless I have a space heater on, I get waaaay too cold during the night and winter will be here before ya know it! A few years ago I moved into a basement. I used the same space heater I used at my old apartment, and plugged it into the same extension cord (which I later learned was more... show more
    So I usually cannot sleep unless I have a space heater on, I get waaaay too cold during the night and winter will be here before ya know it! A few years ago I moved into a basement. I used the same space heater I used at my old apartment, and plugged it into the same extension cord (which I later learned was more dangerous and should be plugged directly into a wall outlet) I had to throw away the cord because it started to get burn marks and I got so worried about a fire!!!! But I m rearranging my room and I unplugged my space heater from the wall and saw light burn marks and it was even a tad difficult pulling the plug out. SO now I m just paranoid to use my space heater! Especially when I sleep and cant keep an eye on it! So I m wondering if there is a safe way to keep warm in my basement without having to bundle up in a thousand layers each night? Cause I find that way too uncomfortable
    7 answers · 3 days ago
  • Ways to protect tornado damage?

    10 answers · 4 days ago
  • Why do race traitor cucks refuse to acknowledge that we are at war with the Muslim Jews and that nationalists are fighting to save our race?

    Best answer: Did Hannity really say that? HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!! Why doesn't he just get his Nazi armband and brown shirt out now.
    Best answer: Did Hannity really say that? HA HA HA HA HA HA HA!! Why doesn't he just get his Nazi armband and brown shirt out now.
    8 answers · 3 days ago