• When did Indiana legalize home fireworks?

    I remember growing up in Illinois which allowed nothing but smoke-making devices. At that time a trip over the state line to Indiana gained access to sparklers but not much more. In recent years though, Indiana has fireworks stands galore, heavily advertised on billboards, selling firecrackers, roman candles, rockets, etc. It's been this way... show more
    I remember growing up in Illinois which allowed nothing but smoke-making devices. At that time a trip over the state line to Indiana gained access to sparklers but not much more. In recent years though, Indiana has fireworks stands galore, heavily advertised on billboards, selling firecrackers, roman candles, rockets, etc. It's been this way for years now. Just curious when that change was.
    2 answers · Law & Ethics · 6 years ago
  • What is the cheapest way to ship boxes chicago to LA?

    My friend has a bunch of books she needs to ship from Chicago to LA. I know USPS has a book rate but is there something cheaper? Can an individual ship with an LTL trucking company like Yellow / Roadway? Speed doesn't matter at all; as long as they eventually show up. Residential pickup & delivery is not required. They could be dropped off... show more
    My friend has a bunch of books she needs to ship from Chicago to LA. I know USPS has a book rate but is there something cheaper? Can an individual ship with an LTL trucking company like Yellow / Roadway? Speed doesn't matter at all; as long as they eventually show up. Residential pickup & delivery is not required. They could be dropped off and picked up at the carrier facility if that's better or cheaper.
    1 answer · Packing & Preparation · 8 years ago
  • Laserjet 6L on XP collating question?

    I'm still running my venerable HP Laserjet 6L which is fine for my needs. I recently had to do a reload of XP (Home) after an unsolveable malware / virus issue. (I had a good run - over 5 years on the prior load so it was due!). Anyway, printing is fine via whatever driver XP has built in but I noticed today it no longer soft-collates the... show more
    I'm still running my venerable HP Laserjet 6L which is fine for my needs. I recently had to do a reload of XP (Home) after an unsolveable malware / virus issue. (I had a good run - over 5 years on the prior load so it was due!). Anyway, printing is fine via whatever driver XP has built in but I noticed today it no longer soft-collates the output.* Not sure how that is set and if it's a driver or XP issue. I can live with it non-collating but it would be nice to go back the way it was. * To clarify "collating:" Back in the W95/W98 days if I printed 2 copies of a 10 page document it would print 1,1, 2, 2, 3, 3 etc. Using the printer on XP it would print 1-10, 1-10. Both made sense for their eras; the first way saves having to retransmit to the printer while the second way is more user friendly now that computers are faster and there is less need for efficiency. Anyway, with the reload it's back to 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3 etc. Is there a way to go back to the way it was? As I said I let XP use whatever driver it had. Trying to run the old install & setup doesn't work as it thinks it's NT and stops.
    1 answer · Printers · 9 years ago
  • Problem with GE Profile side by side refrigerator: Freezer cold, refrigerator side barely cooling.?

    We have a GE Profile side by side (TPX24BIY or maybe TPX24SIY) which is plenty cold in the freezer side but barely cooling on the fridge side. It's running continuously. I know from past experience these models are very touchy when the condensor gets dirty but I gave it a good cleaning about a week back and they normally go back to... show more
    We have a GE Profile side by side (TPX24BIY or maybe TPX24SIY) which is plenty cold in the freezer side but barely cooling on the fridge side. It's running continuously. I know from past experience these models are very touchy when the condensor gets dirty but I gave it a good cleaning about a week back and they normally go back to normal operation within a day or two but not so this time and as I said the freezer is solidly (below-zero) cold. Refrigerator is only 40-50 range. Before I call in the pros I want to check on the defrost system since I've read that a defrost failure can account for this problem. Where is the defrost timer on this model? I don't see it on diagrams. I want to see if there is a problem with the timer or the defrost heater. If nothing checks out there then time for pro help. But where is it located? There are no fancy electronic controls on this model so I'm looking for a simple mechanical timer.
    4 answers · Do It Yourself (DIY) · 10 years ago
  • This is a car question about manual transmissions.?

    I've only driven a manual once, briefly, years ago so there's probably plenty I don't know. A friend of mine was in Korea recently with the service and she described driving some vehicles (civilian, not some military thing) where she was able to come to a stop at a traffic light and just hold the vehicle with the brake like you would... show more
    I've only driven a manual once, briefly, years ago so there's probably plenty I don't know. A friend of mine was in Korea recently with the service and she described driving some vehicles (civilian, not some military thing) where she was able to come to a stop at a traffic light and just hold the vehicle with the brake like you would with an automatic and not have to put it in neutral or put out the clutch. Now, as I recall, with a manual, when stopping you either put out the clutch and shift to neutral OR you put out the clutch and leave it out while stopped. To the best of my knowledge on a regular manual transmission if the engine is running, the clutch is in, and the trans is in gear the wheels have to turn and if you brake it to a halt without going to neutral or at least putting out the clutch you will stall the engine. So what kind of transmission has a manual gear shift and a clutch pedal but has some kind of feature like what I have described. To hear my friend tell it the clutch was only needed while shifting not if you just come to a stop with the brake. I'm sure she is describing what she experienced but my point was that whatever it was it sure wasn't a normal manual transmission. But as I said my experience is extremely limited and long ago but FWIW I have been an observant passenger plenty!. The only thing I can think of is a manual gearbox combined with a torque converter like you have on an automatic but then I don't know why you'd need a clutch at all. But then maybe the clutch wasn't like the clutches I am familiar with. Actually as I think about it it's almost easier to explain a trans that was just the opposite of what she described, in other words one where you didn't need the clutch to shift but did need it to disconnect the power train while stopped with the car in gear. Maybe a CVT or something. But hers was the opposite. Clutch to shift, no clutch while stopped with car in gear. So what was it? Surely not the norm whatever, right?
    4 answers · Other - Cars & Transportation · 10 years ago
  • Is there a list of open Bennigan's restaurants somewhere? ?

    Corporate Bennigan's closed but the franchised locations are still open. But how to find them?
    Corporate Bennigan's closed but the franchised locations are still open. But how to find them?
    3 answers · Other - Dining Out · 1 decade ago
  • A home repair question: I need an ignitor switch for a KitchenAid gas cooktop. It's model KGCS1340?

    I'm also looking for knobs for this unit which is about 20 years old (not that old for a gas cooktop IMHO). Various appliance parts web sites say parts are no longer available. We've already attempted professional repair. I looked up recommended service outlets on the KitchenAid site and had a tech come out. He looked up the model and... show more
    I'm also looking for knobs for this unit which is about 20 years old (not that old for a gas cooktop IMHO). Various appliance parts web sites say parts are no longer available. We've already attempted professional repair. I looked up recommended service outlets on the KitchenAid site and had a tech come out. He looked up the model and said sorry parts are NLA, and left, having the power disconnected internally and us having to start it with matches. (I've since temporarily wire-nutted around the vacant switch position.) So...a hundred bucks was wasted calling in a pro. I'm hoping however that the switch was not unique to this model and is and might be available as a part for some other model or brand and no one bothered to create a cross reference. Or maybe replace the valve / switch entirely. Anyway, here is the switch unit alone: http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/fi...
    1 answer · Maintenance & Repairs · 1 decade ago
  • Motel air conditioner question for pros?

    Can this Amana PTC093B35AM be set for continuous fan? Are there hidden DIP switches or some control panel button sequence that will do this? http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/fi...
    Can this Amana PTC093B35AM be set for continuous fan? Are there hidden DIP switches or some control panel button sequence that will do this? http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y129/fi...
    3 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 1 decade ago
  • AIM Mobile Device buddy list group - how to get rid of it?

    I love the irony of asking about AIM on Yahoo. AIM Version 5.9.6089. I don't use any mobile version and forwarding to cel as was not in use. Last night while AIM was running at home (and "away") I happened to stop by a cel phone store and while trying out some phones that had mobile AIM, I logged into my account from one. On... show more
    I love the irony of asking about AIM on Yahoo. AIM Version 5.9.6089. I don't use any mobile version and forwarding to cel as was not in use. Last night while AIM was running at home (and "away") I happened to stop by a cel phone store and while trying out some phones that had mobile AIM, I logged into my account from one. On the mobile AIM only two buddies came up out of those on my list that should have been online and it gave some kind of error. Hmm..oh well, I thought and I logged back off. When I got home I see that AIM has created a new buddy group called Mobile Device with a list which showed the same two that I saw listed while on that phone. They were also duplicated in my regular list above. How do I get rid of this group?
    1 answer · Software · 1 decade ago
  • Toro Snowthrower S-620 governor?

    The S-620 is one of those old single stagers with the straight blades and the little rubber vanes for directional control and a 2-stroke-cycle engine. What kind of governor do these things have? Is it a little flyweight thing inside the engine or air vane or something else? The reason I ask is because I have one that starts and runs ok but... show more
    The S-620 is one of those old single stagers with the straight blades and the little rubber vanes for directional control and a 2-stroke-cycle engine. What kind of governor do these things have? Is it a little flyweight thing inside the engine or air vane or something else? The reason I ask is because I have one that starts and runs ok but wade into any snow and the speed drops to the point of stalling and seems to be running on a fixed throttle. I took the cover off and tried to watch for any movement of the throttle and there is none so that's kind of confirmed but not the reason why. It's got the spring tugging the throttle in the open direction and the little wire link coming from points unknown. If it's an internal engine part then it's not really worth fixing on such an old machine.
    3 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 1 decade ago