• White worm with dark red head on my bed?

    This morning as I was fixing my bed, I found two bodies of some larvae(?). One was dead. The other was alive and clinging onto one of my pillows, when I took it off, it had weird legs that reminded me of anemones because they slowly waved around in random directions. I don t think it s bed bugs because I never get... show more
    This morning as I was fixing my bed, I found two bodies of some larvae(?). One was dead. The other was alive and clinging onto one of my pillows, when I took it off, it had weird legs that reminded me of anemones because they slowly waved around in random directions. I don t think it s bed bugs because I never get bites. If I want to solve the problem, I need to find out what type of bug this could be.
    8 answers · 2 days ago
  • What do painters charge for?

    I have recently hired a painter who gave me a fixed qoute and painted my house. I provided the paint and some masking tape, filler and sanding paper. Although my painter also used some of their own filler, sand paper and masking tape too. At the end of the job he gave me bunch of receipts for a total of £70... show more
    I have recently hired a painter who gave me a fixed qoute and painted my house. I provided the paint and some masking tape, filler and sanding paper. Although my painter also used some of their own filler, sand paper and masking tape too. At the end of the job he gave me bunch of receipts for a total of £70 including £50 of brushes and rollers and £20 of consumables such as adhesive, fillers, etc. The receipt shows that some of the brushes and roller are bought at the beginning of the job some in the middle and a few a day before the job was completed. He told me that he had to bin all the brushes and rollers as they were no good anymore after the painting was done. I understand that I should pay for the consumables such as paint or sanding paper. But my question is should I pay for the £50 brushes and rollers, especially without seeing the remains or getting to keep any? Is it normal for painters to charge for brush and rollers or should that be part of the fixed qoute?
    12 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is it okay to replace a 30A breaker with a 20A breaker?

    With the main breaker at 30 Amps, all the breakers would get hot all the time, and the main itself would fry out and have to be replaced like once a year. With a higher amperage, I'm afraid of the breaker not doing it's job in preventing fire. With a lower amperage, it should just be more likely to trip,... show more
    With the main breaker at 30 Amps, all the breakers would get hot all the time, and the main itself would fry out and have to be replaced like once a year. With a higher amperage, I'm afraid of the breaker not doing it's job in preventing fire. With a lower amperage, it should just be more likely to trip, right? It seems to be holding and nothing is hot, but is that because the old was was f*cked and the replacement was basically new, even if ti's a lower amperage? Is the 20A likely to degrade sooner?
    13 answers · 3 days ago
  • Moved in to condo which has brand-new furnace but all duct-work interior is insulated w/ fiberglass, do I replace?

    So I moved in to a condo a few months ago. One of the things that I liked was that it had a brand new furnace and AC. But after a few weeks, I decided to peek in to the ducts to contemplate whether an air-duct cleaning was in order (whether through what I could do or get a professional company). Anyway, I noticed... show more
    So I moved in to a condo a few months ago. One of the things that I liked was that it had a brand new furnace and AC. But after a few weeks, I decided to peek in to the ducts to contemplate whether an air-duct cleaning was in order (whether through what I could do or get a professional company). Anyway, I noticed that all the ducts have some kind of insulation on the INTERIOR of them. First it looks a bit yellowish then the most central part is some kind of black/dark furry insulation. It looks to be fiberglass. Should I save my money and plan on replacing the duct-work? It's a small 1-bedroom condo so shouldn't be that expensive and seems to be better than having ducts cleaned and risking all that insulation to get lose (AFTER the company leaves lol). Thx
    5 answers · 7 hours ago
  • Why do attics have a weird odor?

    It smells musky, wood and something like dryrot. This is the best that I can describe the odor that attics have. Why do attics have a weird odor? Does it have to do with the fiberglass insulation?
    It smells musky, wood and something like dryrot. This is the best that I can describe the odor that attics have. Why do attics have a weird odor? Does it have to do with the fiberglass insulation?
    9 answers · 3 days ago
  • Why does the fan blow when I turn the thermostat on, but there s no heat?

    My gas heater doesn t require a flame to be lit, it will simply switch on and off by a switch. It s on, but there is still no heat blowing. Just cold air. And yes, I have the thermostat turned to heat, and auto. Also, the temperature will not go up when I press the buttons to make it go up...
    My gas heater doesn t require a flame to be lit, it will simply switch on and off by a switch. It s on, but there is still no heat blowing. Just cold air. And yes, I have the thermostat turned to heat, and auto. Also, the temperature will not go up when I press the buttons to make it go up...
    8 answers · 3 days ago
  • I want a sewage pump with both automatic and manual switches, is this possible?

    I am looking for a household sewage pump that has both an automatic switch and a manual override switch. If this isn't available, is it possible to add a manual switch to a pump that has an automatic switch?
    I am looking for a household sewage pump that has both an automatic switch and a manual override switch. If this isn't available, is it possible to add a manual switch to a pump that has an automatic switch?
    10 answers · 4 days ago
  • Can I register for a hot water heater warranty that the original owner did not use?

    Does it matter how long ago it was installed? There's a lifetime warranty on some of the components. It's leaking now, so is it even too late to register the warranty?
    Does it matter how long ago it was installed? There's a lifetime warranty on some of the components. It's leaking now, so is it even too late to register the warranty?
    4 answers · 6 hours ago
  • Please can someone explain these reoccurring bangs at night?

    Okay, so recently I have heard loud bangs every night which wake me up. They sound like loud slaps against a solid surface. I thought it was the pipes, wood contracting and expanding or just the house itself. It’s not new but we’ve done a lot of structural work. I also have a wood floor in the bathroom, which is... show more
    Okay, so recently I have heard loud bangs every night which wake me up. They sound like loud slaps against a solid surface. I thought it was the pipes, wood contracting and expanding or just the house itself. It’s not new but we’ve done a lot of structural work. I also have a wood floor in the bathroom, which is where I think the noise is coming from. The other night, I got woken up to a loud bang again, so I thought it was because of the heating. I turned the heating off and programmed it to not come on at night. However, I continue to hear the same noise at gone 12/1am, usually bang on 4:30 and again around 6:30am. I’ve made a conscious effort to note the time when this happens and this seems to be the reoccurring time. Is it the house just being a house, is it just coincidence and my Body is being programmed to wake up at these times and I have this head banging syndrome or is it something else. The previous owner sadly passed away (not in the house) but it was his & his wife’s home for a lot of their lives. This obviously has to be a reason to this which is logic. Uk house
    7 answers · 5 days ago
  • Can you get burn marks off of Wood?

    I already tried sandpaper but it only dulled the color. The burn mark is pretty nasty, dark shade of yellow with brown around it. Scrubbing with thoothpaste didnt work either.
    I already tried sandpaper but it only dulled the color. The burn mark is pretty nasty, dark shade of yellow with brown around it. Scrubbing with thoothpaste didnt work either.
    6 answers · 5 days ago
  • Remove moss on asphalt driveway?

    12 answers · 1 week ago