• What will kill mice in the house?

    16 answers · 3 days ago
  • Woke up to no heat yesterday. Was told it'd my automatic ignighter switch. If we have no heat, why do we have hot water?

    Best answer: If you have a combi boiler and you get hot water but no heat then you likely have some type of control issue that a valve(s) is not opening, could be a thermostat, a control board or a stuck valve. If you have separate heating and water then it could be the igniter, but it could also be a failed control valve, a... show more
    Best answer: If you have a combi boiler and you get hot water but no heat then you likely have some type of control issue that a valve(s) is not opening, could be a thermostat, a control board or a stuck valve.

    If you have separate heating and water then it could be the igniter, but it could also be a failed control valve, a failed flame sensor, or a failed thermostat or control board.
    11 answers · 2 days ago
  • What should I do if my kitchen sink won't drain?

    Best answer: Unclog the drain or call a plumber.
    Best answer: Unclog the drain or call a plumber.
    6 answers · 11 hours ago
  • Can the heating element and the oven rack touch?

    Best answer: It is not safe. Electric stove means electricity in that element and so easy to break. Get some heavy gauge and shape it a simple "S" hook; and if you look on the ceiling of the stove when it is cold you can see holes where the clips were. So hook your "S" hook into the hole and also hook it... show more
    Best answer: It is not safe. Electric stove means electricity in that element and so easy to break. Get some heavy gauge and shape it a simple "S" hook; and if you look on the ceiling of the stove when it is cold you can see holes where the clips were. So hook your "S" hook into the hole and also hook it onto the heating element...to be safe. Takes 10 minutes. Might last forever.
    Why chance breaking the element ? That costs money. A pieces of wire is like free.
    7 answers · 2 days ago
  • What are skills I will need for construction?

    When I am older, I plan to start a construction freelance company of my own. I will be self employed. I plan to do a bit of everything, including bricklaying, tarmacing, paving, plastering, caperntey, roofing, fencing, landscaping, insulating, flooring, tiling, carpet laying, painting, decorating, as well as... show more
    When I am older, I plan to start a construction freelance company of my own. I will be self employed. I plan to do a bit of everything, including bricklaying, tarmacing, paving, plastering, caperntey, roofing, fencing, landscaping, insulating, flooring, tiling, carpet laying, painting, decorating, as well as minor plumbing, electrictian, glazing and welding work. What are some general skills I will need to be able to do construction? Measuring, Geometry and basic Arithmetic will be important. What else should I focus my study on? I start College in less than a year so I want to Ben prepeared and have skills required for the course.
    12 answers · 4 days ago
  • Why does water get "wasted" if you let it run from a faucet?

    Best answer: My dad always complains if I leave the water running while I shave or brush my teeth. He never flushes a toilet after a pee. Gotta save water he says. I've seen documentaries on waste water treatment plants. History Channel's Modern Marvels had a very good one. It's my understanding all the waste... show more
    Best answer: My dad always complains if I leave the water running while I shave or brush my teeth. He never flushes a toilet after a pee. Gotta save water he says.

    I've seen documentaries on waste water treatment plants. History Channel's Modern Marvels had a very good one.

    It's my understanding all the waste water from the sinks, showers, toilets etc. Gets processed like this.
    http://ga.water.usgs.gov/edu/wwvisit.html

    I haven't been able to find figures on the efficiency. Is 95%, 90% recovered? 80%? I know some evaporates while it sits in those filtering pools. But, even evaporated water eventually returns as rain.

    How guilty should we really feel for running the tap for 45 seconds while we brush our teeth? Or fill a tub for a bath?
    7 answers · 2 days ago
  • What is your favorite website to purchase power tools from?

    Best answer: If I can't hold it, then I am not about to order it...from a picture.
    Best answer: If I can't hold it, then I am not about to order it...from a picture.
    13 answers · 5 days ago
  • What Oven is this?

    What Oven is this?

    New house - all the markings have rubbed off - anyone have an idea?
    New house - all the markings have rubbed off - anyone have an idea?
    4 answers · 23 hours ago
  • Just finished installing rubber to the paddles of my 2-stage snowblower to increase the throwing distance. I started the blower and engaged?

    the auger and the rubber is real tight against the housing and making a loud noise as it spins. How long will it take to wear this rubber down so that it doesn't make this noise?
    the auger and the rubber is real tight against the housing and making a loud noise as it spins. How long will it take to wear this rubber down so that it doesn't make this noise?
    4 answers · 1 day ago
  • Should I get a wood burning stove installed in my house in case the heat goes out in the winter?

    Best answer: We save almost 6000 dollars annually on our heating bill with our wood stove. We only need the furnace when we wake up in the morning before the fire kicks in. Just make sure to get a stove and not a fireplace. As a furnace heats up faster and has a fan that blows the heat into your house, a fireplace does not.... show more
    Best answer: We save almost 6000 dollars annually on our heating bill with our wood stove. We only need the furnace when we wake up in the morning before the fire kicks in. Just make sure to get a stove and not a fireplace. As a furnace heats up faster and has a fan that blows the heat into your house, a fireplace does not. Wood burning stoves also bring up resale value for your home.
    13 answers · 6 days ago
  • Would anyone be able to tell me what this is on my ceiling?

    I have cleaned and painted over it but it seems to come back after some time. https://ibb.co/i3Mfsm https://ibb.co/n9UByR https://ibb.co/mJsydR https://ibb.co/fdAUk6 I am glad i have actually come to this site to ask as I have had this for awhile and have never really been sure what it is or why it is occurring.... show more
    I have cleaned and painted over it but it seems to come back after some time. https://ibb.co/i3Mfsm https://ibb.co/n9UByR https://ibb.co/mJsydR https://ibb.co/fdAUk6 I am glad i have actually come to this site to ask as I have had this for awhile and have never really been sure what it is or why it is occurring. Do I need to be worried about this?
    14 answers · 6 days ago
  • How can I unclog a sink clogged with grease?

    Best answer: Why would you pour so much grease into your sink that it got completely clogged? Someone must surely have told you, at one time or another, that a sink is not a place to dispose of grease. You pour grease into a can or a bottle, and dispose of it in the trash or garbage. The small amount of residual grease, say... show more
    Best answer: Why would you pour so much grease into your sink that it got completely clogged?

    Someone must surely have told you, at one time or another, that a sink is not a place to dispose of grease.

    You pour grease into a can or a bottle, and dispose of it in the trash or garbage.

    The small amount of residual grease, say at the bottom of your frying pan, should be emulsified using liquid detergent, with the resulting suds washed down the drain with lots of hot water. Cleaning the pans or dishes, before sluicing the residue down the drain, will keep your sink from ever being clogged.

    But it appears you have taken the “easy” way to get rid of your cooking grease — apparently many times over, because now at last the sink has become clogged.

    Possibly you can break the clog by using a caustic-based cleaning product such as Drano.

    If not, perhaps you can remove the drain cover, and push a bottle brush down the pipe, twist it around, and bring up much of the offending grease. You would need to clean the brush a number of times as you work, probably with paper towels that you would toss into the trash (where the grease should have gone originally).

    But it is rather likely that the only way to unclog and clean the drain will be to take it all apart, then either replace some of the pieces or unclog and clean every one. That is not a difficult job, but it is very uncomfortable. It takes some tools that the average homeowner or renter does not have.

    So you have to call a plumber. You will just have to wait, until he gets around to getting there. It will not take him too long, probably less than half an hour, to do the job. He will probably charge you $200 for doing it.

    Plumbers are typically rather taciturn. He probably won’t comment about how or why your sink got clogged. He won’t make you feel bad by telling you how you caused a problem which could readily have been avoided. He will be content to pack his tools, take your money, and go away to await the next time you do the same thing, when he can again bail you out. For $275 the next time.

    There is something to be learned here. It is not to learn how to unclog your sink. It is to learn how not to clog it in the first place.
    6 answers · 3 days ago
  • Furnace not blowing warm air?

    I have a Coleman Evcon DGAT furnace with a Robertshaw 7200DER gas valve. Everything on the furnace seems to be working as it should be but it only blows room temp air not cold but warm or hot. It will shut off at the current room temp but if I raise the temp it will just continually run. Can someone point me in... show more
    I have a Coleman Evcon DGAT furnace with a Robertshaw 7200DER gas valve. Everything on the furnace seems to be working as it should be but it only blows room temp air not cold but warm or hot. It will shut off at the current room temp but if I raise the temp it will just continually run. Can someone point me in the right direction?
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is the unit that heats up the apartment called an ac unit?

    Best answer: If in your building, there is a central boiler to provide hot heating water and a central chiller for AC, but each unit has it's own ductwork, blower and thermostat = your equipment is the "air handler". If in your building each unit is autonomous - completely independent with its own heat source and... show more
    Best answer: If in your building, there is a central boiler to provide hot heating water and a central chiller for AC, but each unit has it's own ductwork, blower and thermostat = your equipment is the "air handler".

    If in your building each unit is autonomous - completely independent with its own heat source and air conditioning system - most would call it the heating/air conditioning system . . . . . or "HVAC" - Heating, Ventilating, Air Conditioning.

    And there are many hybrid versions: central heat, with individual air, etc.

    HVAC covers it all.
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • What is a good brand of kitchen sink faucet?

    Best answer: well, all faucets have a capacity as far as gallons per minute flow ( 1.2 gpm ) typically... so pressure will depend on your home's incoming pressure. brands, here are a few : delta, kohler, american standard, price pfister. stay away from the cheap ones, not worth it in the long run
    Best answer: well, all faucets have a capacity as far as gallons per minute flow ( 1.2 gpm ) typically... so pressure will depend on your home's incoming pressure. brands, here are a few : delta, kohler, american standard, price pfister. stay away from the cheap ones, not worth it in the long run
    12 answers · 7 days ago