• How to unclog a toilet?

    Someone flushed a pad down the toilet and we tried to use a plunger but it’s not working
    Someone flushed a pad down the toilet and we tried to use a plunger but it’s not working
    8 answers · 19 hours ago
  • Bleeding a radiator still cold?

    I have a 3 bed house. The bathroom upstairs aswell as a bedroom is an extension of the house. All my heaters work except the bathroom upstairs. I tried using the radiator key to bleed it, but it didn't work. On my second attempt it still didnt work. The two other heaters in the other room beside it work fine.... show more
    I have a 3 bed house. The bathroom upstairs aswell as a bedroom is an extension of the house. All my heaters work except the bathroom upstairs. I tried using the radiator key to bleed it, but it didn't work. On my second attempt it still didnt work. The two other heaters in the other room beside it work fine. Does anyone know of any tips I could try? I have not had to bleed other heaters in my home so not sure if I done something wrong, or not long enough etc.
    10 answers · 5 days ago
  • Heating Question?

    I live in a small studio apartment which is basically one room, a kitchen, and a bathroom. I noticed last year that the electric bill was very high. I think at one point it reached 120 dollars. I would never set it over 70 and when i left for work i would lower it down to 50. So after last winter i have done some... show more
    I live in a small studio apartment which is basically one room, a kitchen, and a bathroom. I noticed last year that the electric bill was very high. I think at one point it reached 120 dollars. I would never set it over 70 and when i left for work i would lower it down to 50. So after last winter i have done some thinking and i had my door insulated and did some weather proofing around my apartment. Anyways sorry for the long introduction, but i felt it needed some context to my question. My question is would it be cheaper for me to just use a space heater when im home in my studio apartment opposed to turning on my heat? Also would lighting a bunch of candles help? I know i sound like a scrooge, but i really don't want to deal with the electric bills this winter.
    10 answers · 3 days ago
  • Drill bit "made" of glass? Where can I find such a thing? I want one to have as an interesting thing to have?

    specifically like a twist drill bit. even if it costs like 300$ to make I really want to have one. Its not going to be used. just for display. could also be ceramic or similar glass like material
    specifically like a twist drill bit. even if it costs like 300$ to make I really want to have one. Its not going to be used. just for display. could also be ceramic or similar glass like material
    5 answers · 23 hours ago
  • Heating a college dorm room with a water boiler?

    I don't have any control over the heating in my dorm room and it's just slightly too cold. I have a water boiler though, and I was wondering if it would be realistic to try to use that to bring the temperature up a little bit for short times and add a bit of humidity to the air. Initially, I feel like it... show more
    I don't have any control over the heating in my dorm room and it's just slightly too cold. I have a water boiler though, and I was wondering if it would be realistic to try to use that to bring the temperature up a little bit for short times and add a bit of humidity to the air. Initially, I feel like it would work, but I'm also 19 and stupid so it might be good to check.
    5 answers · 1 day ago
  • Whats the name of the small pins that hold the handle of a knife in place?

    Best answer: They are called Tang pins
    Best answer: They are called Tang pins
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • Clogged toilet??

    My brother and I have been house-sitting for our parents while they were out of town. Before he left last night he texted me saying that he had clogged the toilet by flushing paper towels down it, but didn't say how many or which bathroom. Flash forward to an hour ago, I went to the bathroom, the toilet looked... show more
    My brother and I have been house-sitting for our parents while they were out of town. Before he left last night he texted me saying that he had clogged the toilet by flushing paper towels down it, but didn't say how many or which bathroom. Flash forward to an hour ago, I went to the bathroom, the toilet looked completely fine and again, I had never been told which toilet was clogged. I went to the bathroom and sure enough the entire bowl filled with water. I plunged a few times and figured it was good and I began to see old paper towels coming out. I flushed again. Not unclogged, and better yet, this time the bowl completely filled and spilled out onto the floor. I am not sure what to do. The only way to check if it is unclogged is to flush it, but I cannot risk more water splashing onto the floor. Should I wait it out or what should I do??
    23 answers · 1 week ago
  • What brick type is this?

    What brick type is this?

    Building floor plan, have very little experience in the field plus didn't have time to measure the brick type at location. Can any trained eye tell me what type of bricks these are in the photo below? Need some accurate dimensions. In Australia, don't know if that affects the common standard. Cheers
    Building floor plan, have very little experience in the field plus didn't have time to measure the brick type at location. Can any trained eye tell me what type of bricks these are in the photo below? Need some accurate dimensions. In Australia, don't know if that affects the common standard. Cheers
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • Can you hang photos next to a thermostat?

    I want to hang photos next to my wall thermostat but I m worried if it s close the nails will hit wiring. Is there a specific safe distance away I should adhere to?
    I want to hang photos next to my wall thermostat but I m worried if it s close the nails will hit wiring. Is there a specific safe distance away I should adhere to?
    16 answers · 1 week ago
  • How many presents should you put in a package?

    My best friend ever lives in another town, so this year we are exchanging packages. we agreed to both send a package with lots of little presents. How many should i put? I already bought two, and am going to make two more. what other diy things could i make? How many presents should i give her?
    My best friend ever lives in another town, so this year we are exchanging packages. we agreed to both send a package with lots of little presents. How many should i put? I already bought two, and am going to make two more. what other diy things could i make? How many presents should i give her?
    6 answers · 3 days ago
  • Wood cutting?

    Best answer: ask 'em again. they might be able to rip a 2x6 down the middle. otherwise, look for a local handyman [I use craigslist for this] who has a 12 inch table saw with a rip fence -- he'll be able to rip 2x6s down the middle. A radial arm saw that has a good 90 degree turn can do the job also [but they're... show more
    Best answer: ask 'em again. they might be able to rip a 2x6 down the middle.

    otherwise, look for a local handyman [I use craigslist for this] who has a 12 inch table saw with a rip fence -- he'll be able to rip 2x6s down the middle. A radial arm saw that has a good 90 degree turn can do the job also [but they're more dangerous to use].

    i recommend the bigger saw because it'll handle the 2 inch thickness better
    9 answers · 5 days ago
  • How do I fix this hole in the wall?

    How do I fix this hole in the wall?

    Best answer: Easy DIY fix. Scrape off the loose surface. Plug the hole with scrunched up newspaper leaving it 1/2" beneath the surface. Mix up some standard Polyfilla to a thick consistency and spread it into and around the hole with a flat bladed scraper. Don't apply it too thick or it will be a pain to rub down. When... show more
    Best answer: Easy DIY fix. Scrape off the loose surface. Plug the hole with scrunched up newspaper leaving it 1/2" beneath the surface. Mix up some standard Polyfilla to a thick consistency and spread it into and around the hole with a flat bladed scraper. Don't apply it too thick or it will be a pain to rub down. When it's dry (24 hrs) rub it down with 180 grade abrasive paper wrapped around a sanding block. Wear a dust mask! Don't worry about imperfections as you can apply a skim of filler again.Redecorate when you are happy with the result. Don't rush the job as it's just procedural. All the kit is available from any local DIY store, Wickes, Toolstation or Screwfix.
    29 answers · 1 week ago
  • Could one of you guys help me? Is it ok to put fiberglass insulation over 1940's black electric wire in attic floor?

    Could one of you guys help me? Is it ok to put fiberglass insulation over 1940's black electric wire in attic floor?

    Best answer: The picture came out just fine. It is fine, OK, 100%. It is wiring to a light which is very little current even if it is a 6 bulb chandelier. It is copper wiring and the copper does not deteriorate and neither does the covering as it is hidden from the sun by the roof. . I was working in a house 130years old... show more
    Best answer: The picture came out just fine. It is fine, OK, 100%. It is wiring to a light which is very little current even if it is a 6 bulb chandelier. It is copper wiring and the copper does not deteriorate and neither does the covering as it is hidden from the sun by the roof.
    . I was working in a house 130years old so the only reason the wall electrics were updated is because back in those days they maybe had 1 lamp.and no TV or any other electrical devices. So the house lacked electrical outlets everywhere ...so house was gutted and new wiring and plumbing put in just because 130 years it was mostly a kerosene lamp era. Old wiring was just fine in the walls, just not enough of it. So everything was updated. The old wires were no longer in use and just left in walls disconnected from power source. They will come out when the house burns down or is bulldozed over. If the light is going to be reused then the light switch was updated from push button to flick type. Same wire was still O.K. to use. House was reinsulated overtop of the wiring. (after it passed electrical inspection as the whole house was a reno job so city government wants to put in their 2 bits with Inspections to Electrical, plumbing and heating...and insulation.
    . All passed.
    17 answers · 1 week ago
  • What is a tinsman supposed to be?

    Scarecrow is put in field to scare away crows. Lion is an animal. But a tin woodman?
    Scarecrow is put in field to scare away crows. Lion is an animal. But a tin woodman?
    9 answers · 6 days ago
  • What is a good product to use to patch up my ceiling, that was caused by water damage?

    What is a good product to use to patch up my ceiling, that was caused by water damage?

    I already found the source of water from coming in and that's all fixed. It's been dry for 3 years now and been looking to fix this up. But what product would be best to patch up my ceiling and making more presentable? I don't want to hire someone because I don't have the money. What steps and... show more
    I already found the source of water from coming in and that's all fixed. It's been dry for 3 years now and been looking to fix this up. But what product would be best to patch up my ceiling and making more presentable? I don't want to hire someone because I don't have the money. What steps and product would be needed at the hardware store? Anyy knowledgeable/handy person, that knows what would repair this and what steps to make? Thanks in advance.
    12 answers · 1 week ago
  • Where can I get some solid carbide drill bits for drilling holes in hard metals like stainless steel. tool steel. titanium?

    Need to drill lots of holes. but need reliable drill bits. price doesnt matter.
    Need to drill lots of holes. but need reliable drill bits. price doesnt matter.
    9 answers · 1 week ago
  • Best flooring option for room with dog that struggles with urinating on the floor? Linoleum? Vinyl?

    Best answer: A polyvinyl chloride sheet or tile, properly installed, will do the job. Linoleum that is the actual Linoleum is a cork and linseed oil product and it should not be used; however some products called Linoleum incorrectly, are actually polyvinyl chloride sheet. Polyvinyl chloride is often called PVC and vinyl.
    Best answer: A polyvinyl chloride sheet or tile, properly installed, will do the job. Linoleum that is the actual Linoleum is a cork and linseed oil product and it should not be used; however some products called Linoleum incorrectly, are actually polyvinyl chloride sheet. Polyvinyl chloride is often called PVC and vinyl.
    4 answers · 1 week ago