• What tool works best to remove a tight bolt?

    I recently had to switch my Kenmore dryer from a 3 prong cord to a 4 prong cord, but I am having trouble removing one of the bolts on the back off. I’ve tried and wrench and it doesn’t work. I’m not sure what size that bolt is, but it’s green and it contains the grounding wire. Any suggestions? It’s not rusted or... show more
    I recently had to switch my Kenmore dryer from a 3 prong cord to a 4 prong cord, but I am having trouble removing one of the bolts on the back off. I’ve tried and wrench and it doesn’t work. I’m not sure what size that bolt is, but it’s green and it contains the grounding wire. Any suggestions? It’s not rusted or anything just really tight.
    12 answers · 14 hours ago
  • I'm roofing a 10x30 porch and I am doing this by myself, How can I get 4x8 plywood on the roof rafters?

    The plywood is 3/4 OSB and its a lot for one guy to lift. Could I cut it down the middle and install it that way? 2x8 would be much easier to handle
    The plywood is 3/4 OSB and its a lot for one guy to lift. Could I cut it down the middle and install it that way? 2x8 would be much easier to handle
    12 answers · 2 days ago
  • Electric water heater no hot water?

    My electric water heater isn't giving any hot water and I looked at the circuit breaker to see if it was tripped and it looks like it is. There are 4 switches for the water heater on the breaker and the top switch which has a 20 on the switch is halfway between on and off and the other three switches which are... show more
    My electric water heater isn't giving any hot water and I looked at the circuit breaker to see if it was tripped and it looks like it is. There are 4 switches for the water heater on the breaker and the top switch which has a 20 on the switch is halfway between on and off and the other three switches which are marked 40 are fully on should I turn the top switch on and off. In a way I'm kind of nervous to do this because there's a big warning on the breaker lid saying turning on the water heater with no water in it could damage internal parts but I have no way of knowing if there is water currently in the water heater and I don't wanna damage anything. My guess is that there is water in there. This just betelybhappened maybe yesterday or something. Something tripped that breaker I guess because we had hot water just fine before that. What is the Likely hood that there is no water in there? As far as I can see the breaker switch did move should I just move the switch back and not worry about the amount of water currently in the heater. Please help
    8 answers · 23 hours ago
  • What do you do if your landlord doesn’t make repairs to the property?

    Best answer: Buy your own properry and Move out. The part about landlords and most people in general is that the don't really give a crap about anything that doesn't directly affect them. If you retaliate with legal action it will cause you more problems and you'll look like the dumb one because people will just... show more
    Best answer: Buy your own properry and Move out. The part about landlords and most people in general is that the don't really give a crap about anything that doesn't directly affect them. If you retaliate with legal action it will cause you more problems and you'll look like the dumb one because people will just say you can leave if you don't like it.
    12 answers · 4 days ago
  • What about rats and mice ?

    Best answer: There is a suggestion that rodents do not like the smell of peppermint. I suggest you call in a pest control company to seal the house so the rodents can't get in. I;ve had to do that in the past, it's not too expensive & keeps the critters out.
    Best answer: There is a suggestion that rodents do not like the smell of peppermint. I suggest you call in a pest control company to seal the house so the rodents can't get in. I;ve had to do that in the past, it's not too expensive & keeps the critters out.
    5 answers · 23 hours ago
  • Electric water heater problem?

    I was wondering who do I call to fix an electric water heater that isn't working an electrician or a plumber. I have an issue where it tripped the breaker and isn't heating the water. So should I call electrican or plumber ?
    I was wondering who do I call to fix an electric water heater that isn't working an electrician or a plumber. I have an issue where it tripped the breaker and isn't heating the water. So should I call electrican or plumber ?
    5 answers · 1 hour ago
  • Do I have to be home when the ac guy comes?

    So they said they will call when they will come and didn’t give us a time , but I have to be somewhere at 1 pm. Will they still work on it if I leave the door open? Leave a note ?
    So they said they will call when they will come and didn’t give us a time , but I have to be somewhere at 1 pm. Will they still work on it if I leave the door open? Leave a note ?
    15 answers · 6 days ago
  • Generator electrical output ?

    i have a generator that puts out 1500 running watts. It has two ac outlets on it. The sticker says 12.5 amps. my multimeter says 7.9 amps per outlet. my question is the 12.5 amps split and shared between 2 outlets or should it be 12.5 for one ac plug ??
    i have a generator that puts out 1500 running watts. It has two ac outlets on it. The sticker says 12.5 amps. my multimeter says 7.9 amps per outlet. my question is the 12.5 amps split and shared between 2 outlets or should it be 12.5 for one ac plug ??
    6 answers · 3 days ago
  • How do I ground a 3 prong cord meant for a 4 prong dryer?

    How do I ground a 3 prong cord meant for a 4 prong dryer?

    Hello, I recently bought a used Maytag Atlantis dryer that had 4 prong cord on it. Unfortunately, I have a three prong outlet and saved my 3 prong cord from my old dryer. I'm uncertain how to connect it correctly as my old dryer had a ground built in but this dryer doesn't. How do I ground a 3 prong cord... show more
    Hello, I recently bought a used Maytag Atlantis dryer that had 4 prong cord on it. Unfortunately, I have a three prong outlet and saved my 3 prong cord from my old dryer. I'm uncertain how to connect it correctly as my old dryer had a ground built in but this dryer doesn't. How do I ground a 3 prong cord meant for a 4 prong dryer? Is that what the bonding strip in this pic is for?
    8 answers · 5 days ago
  • How can I transfer heat from my wood stove in my house to my detached garage?

    I have a wood burning furnace ok my house, but someone went through the trouble of insulating the garage. As I m the car repair man of my entire family, and living in northeast Indiana, what would be the best way to store and transfer heat to my garage? I was thinking like a large boiling pot of water or something,... show more
    I have a wood burning furnace ok my house, but someone went through the trouble of insulating the garage. As I m the car repair man of my entire family, and living in northeast Indiana, what would be the best way to store and transfer heat to my garage? I was thinking like a large boiling pot of water or something, but surely others have tried this or have heard of a better solution. What can you give me?
    19 answers · 1 week ago
  • What's your choice of 18 v drills?

    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • Kitchen overflow water damage / insurance company in Florida?

    Kitchen overflow water damage / insurance company in Florida?

    Late Saturday night my kitchen sink valves broke and flooded my Florida villa with about 1 inch of standing water. I was able to get the standing water out in about 5 hours - damage exists to the carpeting (which is still drying) and to two kitchen cabinets. Here is my question. I contacted my homeowners insurance... show more
    Late Saturday night my kitchen sink valves broke and flooded my Florida villa with about 1 inch of standing water. I was able to get the standing water out in about 5 hours - damage exists to the carpeting (which is still drying) and to two kitchen cabinets. Here is my question. I contacted my homeowners insurance company and they seemed lackadaisical. They told me an adjuster would contact me within three business days, did not send over anyone to help dry my place out, and merely sent a letter saying to take all measures "to prevent further damage to my home". They did tell me I was covered. They have made no commitment to pay for anything so far, and I have not hired any service -- I do not see any standing water, and I have my fans blowing. I have been taking photos. Should I be concerned that they are not being cooperative so far?
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • If you put a mini fridge on the coldest setting could it be used as a freezer?

    I'm a dumb college student and I noticed there are no mini freezers on amazon. So I was wondering if I could buy a mini fridge and just crank it up to be a freezer? How cold do they get typically?
    I'm a dumb college student and I noticed there are no mini freezers on amazon. So I was wondering if I could buy a mini fridge and just crank it up to be a freezer? How cold do they get typically?
    15 answers · 1 week ago
  • Electrical power cord question HELP please?

    ***Asking this again in hopes of getting more responses: I have a portable AC unit and have to replace the cord. the original power cord is a : 15 amp 120VAC 1800 watt (CAT No0651515ly) The replacement cord that was sent to me: is 20 amp 240 VAC 4800 watt, Those with experience, is that increase in amp/ VAC... show more
    ***Asking this again in hopes of getting more responses: I have a portable AC unit and have to replace the cord. the original power cord is a : 15 amp 120VAC 1800 watt (CAT No0651515ly) The replacement cord that was sent to me: is 20 amp 240 VAC 4800 watt, Those with experience, is that increase in amp/ VAC and watt ok to replace the old cord? How do you know this information? I don't want to Fry my AC unit or burn my house down.
    14 answers · 1 week ago
  • How hard would it be to repair a copper pipe?

    Assuming I have two years of construction experience (vinyl siding plus small jobs) buy zero experience in plumbing. If I watch a few tutorials, should that be enough? The pipe under my toilet is gushing. We have to turn the water on and off from outside until we fix it.
    Assuming I have two years of construction experience (vinyl siding plus small jobs) buy zero experience in plumbing. If I watch a few tutorials, should that be enough? The pipe under my toilet is gushing. We have to turn the water on and off from outside until we fix it.
    14 answers · 1 week ago