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  • I have just changed 2 rear tires. The shop says I need to go back to their place to be re-torqued.?

    But I am going to road travel tomorrow early in the morning and I cannot go there. It will be 250 miles trip. Is it safe to re-torque after 250 miles drive after new tire installation? My wheels are alloy, so I read a lot of horror stories of people who didn't get re-torqued. Thank you.

    2 AnswersMaintenance & Repairs7 years ago
  • smoke detector went off, and i pulled red wire.?

    Tonight the smoke alarm went off after taking shower. This is the first time to experience this kind of thing. I didn't know how to stop the sound and was upset about the sound and children crying, I finally took the cover and pulled the red wire from the ceiling. The red light on the detector is still on. The brand is Firex FX1020 and I think this is very old. How can I replace this? Because i live in condo, I am really afraid of the loud sound again. Also, how can I find this smoke detector's on/off switch in the electric panel? Thank you.

    3 AnswersMaintenance & Repairs8 years ago
  • remodeling bathroom...subcontractor complain?

    I am in the middle of remodeling bathroom and found out the workers are subcontractors. I asked the contractor whether he was going to use his own men and the owner said he wouldn't subcontract. But this morning the workers were complaining the fee to me and I was surprised they got very few amount of money for what they are doing. They said they are subcontractors. I am paying for the fair amount which the contractor asked. I feel sorry for the subcontracted workers. Is there anything I can do? I am shocked that the contractor told a lie to me about subcontracting.

    Does this kind of thing happen ?

    7 AnswersMaintenance & Repairs8 years ago
  • 5*3 shower room redo----$6000 excluding plumbing and shower fixture, expensive?

    I need to redo 5*3 shower room. I got a quote of $6000 excluding plumbing and shower fixture.$6000 includes demo, tile work(no tiles on ceiling), new shower pan. Is it expensive?

    4 AnswersDecorating & Remodeling8 years ago
  • slow water leak to the neighbor in the condo. Should contact the homeowners insurance company?

    I was told from the owner below our condo unit that the ceiling in her shower room had water damage because of the water leak from our unit. I found out our shower room's tiles were cracked and there were mold. We did not notice until today, but I think the long and slow leaks caused the problem. Does the insurance cover it? Is it better to call to the insurance company at first? or Should I call the plumber like the owner below suggested? Thank you.

    2 AnswersInsurance8 years ago
  • water damage to the ceiling of the owner below in condo?

    I was informed that the ceiling(shower room) of the owner below is damaged. Because the owner below does not use that bathroom, she did not notice it. After I checked my bathroom, there were cracks in the tiles and molds in my shower room. I think that is the problem and the water seeps through. Whom should I call to assess the damage? I bought the condo unit last year, so I think the problem have stayed for long time. I am afraid that I need to cover the tremendous costs ahead. ( our shower room fixed, the ceiling below fixed, the mold, condo structure,.....). Does the home owner insurance cover this? I think the problem is not sudden nature, but long time sitting problem.What should I do the first? How much does it cost to fix? I am in a panic.Thank you.

    3 AnswersMaintenance & Repairs8 years ago
  • Please clarify this meaning?

    "Campers swim twice a week and go on a field trip during the first three sessions. "

    Does this mean campers swim twice a week only during the first three sessions? I plan to have my son enter the camp. The first three sessions has finished and now is in the fourth session. I want to know whether the next session includes the swim or not. I cannot get through to the administration to ask.

    Thank you for your help.

    2 AnswersLanguages8 years ago
  • Is it better to register as a co-owner?

    I have just got the drivers license in maryland. I will use my husband car. Do I need to register as a co-owner for his car? Does it affect the insurance premium?

    1 AnswerInsurance & Registration8 years ago
  • The drip pan under central AC unit is full of water.?

    I live in a condo( top floor). I have own central AC in my bathroom. I noticed the sound of water a few days ago and I found the full of water in the drip pan under the AC unit. It seems like the water is dripping from the place where I change the filter. Do i need to call the professional? What is the problem? Its an old AC, but this is the first time I have a problem because I bought the condo last year. If I ask the pro to help, how much should I expect to pay? Thank you in advance!

    3 AnswersMaintenance & Repairs8 years ago
  • Is it ok to move to the new lender for the refinance?

    We cannot still close our refinance for our home after 40 days have passed. We submitted all the necessary information on the day requested. The delay is lender's fault. The rate has expired once, and the current rate is better, but the lender says they cannot honor because they follow the worst case pricing. The lender says our application is approved and is in the final process. But if I move to another lender, I can get a better rate. Can i move to another lender right before closing ?

    3 AnswersRenting & Real Estate9 years ago
  • Suddenly, the entire house became dusty.?

    I bought a condo 6 month ago. For a few days the bedroom were very dusty and today every single room became dusty. I cannot stop coughing and my eyes became red. My husband has the same reactions. I think the air ducts for AC are the problem. Do I need to ask the air duct cleaning? or I can change the ac filter only (I change every month)? Is there any suggestion I can do to improve the air quality?

    2 AnswersOther - Home & Garden9 years ago
  • Suddenly, the AC does not work properly.?

    Even thought I set the temperature for 60F, the room temperature is 80F. Until yesterday, if I set the temperature for 78, the room temperature became 78F. What kind of problem do you think the AC has? The air from the vent is not cold. The outside temperature is way cooler than yesterday.

    Thank you in advance.

    2 AnswersMaintenance & Repairs9 years ago
  • Frigidaire refrigerator's water dispenser doesn't dispense water.?

    I bought a condo. The former owner installed the new frigidaire refrigerator. Today I tried to use the water dispenser, but it doesn't work. When I press and hold a glass against the dispense paddle,

    I hear the kind of water sound, but no water coming out of the dispenser. I held the glass over 4 minutes. I cannot move the fridge, so I cannot check whether the water line valve open or not.

    Is there any solution? Thank you in advance.

    3 AnswersMaintenance & Repairs10 years ago
  • holes in the duct or plenum ? connected to the forced air furnace(electric)?

    I bought a condo. When i checked the forced air furnace, there is a hole in the each lower duct and upper duct connected to the forced air furnace. Is it common? The seller said the mechanic checked the air conditioning system and there was no problem. The furnace is very old, made in 1985.

    Is it better to fix these holes?

    4 AnswersMaintenance & Repairs10 years ago
  • water back up coverage for the condo. Do i need it?

    I bought a condo on the 4th floor. Do I need to buy water back up coverage?

    Some articles recommend to have it, but I am not sure.Also, the agent recommend the water back up deductibles of $1000. Is it appropriate?

    1 AnswerInsurance10 years ago
  • light colored laminate floor which I don't like. How can I decorate?

    I bought a condo. The seller changed the floor to the light colored laminate for the entire rooms. I love the dark, chocolate like hardwood floor, and all my furniture has dark, chocolate color. I cannot afford to change the flooring. How can i cope with this situation? any suggestions will be appreciated. Thank you.

    3 AnswersDecorating & Remodeling10 years ago
  • worried about lead poisoning. Today I was out, the landlord?

    ordered to drill the wall because there is a flood problem from upper level room. The apartment was built in 1973.When I came home, the dust was everywhere. The room they drilled was the bedroom I and my child sleep. Because that was emergency situation, I didnot get any notice of the drilling. I am 6 month pregnant and my child is 4 years old. I am very worried about lead poisoning.

    2 AnswersRenting & Real Estate10 years ago
  • does bank of america sell the 30 year fixed mortgage for condo to the fannie mae?

    How about other banks? Is there any bank who keeps 30 year fixed mortgage themselves ?

    1 AnswerRenting & Real Estate10 years ago
  • no drain. What does it mean?

    I am in the process of buying condo.I heard there is no drain under the washer. I just can't understand it. If there is no drain, where does the water go from the washer? Do I need to put the hose into the bathroom sink or elsewhere each time I wash?

    3 AnswersMaintenance & Repairs10 years ago
  • no drain under washer.Is there any solution?

    I just heard from the seller there is no drain under the washer. Because the place is on the 4th floor in the condo, the seller said there is no way to drill the concrete and make the drain.I am just really worried about the flooding. Other than putting pan, is there any way I can prevent the flooding?

    2 AnswersMaintenance & Repairs10 years ago