• Aluminum or copper service wire?

    I'm running a 100 amp sub panel to my exterior building gonna be bout 60 70 feet. I know copper is better conductor but aluminum is much cheaper an is used often looking at 1-1-1-3 aluminum service cable
    I'm running a 100 amp sub panel to my exterior building gonna be bout 60 70 feet. I know copper is better conductor but aluminum is much cheaper an is used often looking at 1-1-1-3 aluminum service cable
    12 answers · 3 days ago
  • How do I know how far to push dowels into holes ? Am trying to assemble DIY cube unit?

    Best answer: Hello hmfa5, If you purchased it as self assembly flat pack then the holes drilled into the pieces to be assembled that need dowels should have been drilled just deep enough for your to insert the dowels and gently tap them down until it reaches the depth the hole was drilled. There should be plenty of room to... show more
    Best answer: Hello hmfa5,

    If you purchased it as self assembly flat pack then the holes drilled into the pieces to be assembled that need dowels should have been drilled just deep enough for your to insert the dowels and gently tap them down until it reaches the depth the hole was drilled.

    There should be plenty of room to fit the other piece to be attached.

    Good luck. I hate making up flat packs.

    Poseidon
    6 answers · 22 hours ago
  • Best state for living off the grid?

    Best answer: Alaska.
    Best answer: Alaska.
    6 answers · 1 day ago
  • First time painting house walls and doors. How do i fix the mistakes :(?

    So ive just started painting. I didn't wash every wall down and im worried itll ruin what ive painted. Also ive noticed that their are a couple of marks kids made after i painted grrr how to fix this? Ive also got paint on some bathroom floor how do u get this off? PLEASE NO BEATING ME UP. I KNOW IM STUPID AND... show more
    So ive just started painting. I didn't wash every wall down and im worried itll ruin what ive painted. Also ive noticed that their are a couple of marks kids made after i painted grrr how to fix this? Ive also got paint on some bathroom floor how do u get this off? PLEASE NO BEATING ME UP. I KNOW IM STUPID AND DIDNT DO IT RIGHT!!@
    7 answers · 2 days ago
  • I need cheap/free fix, if possible.. My toilet flushes, but the TP comes back into the hole at the bottom. Is there something I can try?

    Best answer: It sounds like you've got something hung up down there that isn't quite blocking the outlet. The other guy's statement about pouring some CLR or similar down the tank's overflow tube is a good one. Also consider getting some pipe cleaners and going after the holes with those - run your hand around... show more
    Best answer: It sounds like you've got something hung up down there that isn't quite blocking the outlet.

    The other guy's statement about pouring some CLR or similar down the tank's overflow tube is a good one. Also consider getting some pipe cleaners and going after the holes with those - run your hand around the inside of the rim of the toilet bowl and you will feel them. The mineral accretions in those holes will definitely slow things down and make the toilet work not as well as it should, but the accretions aren't very tough either and you can work them out with pipe cleaners, bamboo kitchen skewers, etc. If you insist on using metal tools, don't use big, sturdy ones - the porcelain is strong, but brittle. Pipe cleaners bend easily and won't damage the toilet.

    DO NOT pour chemicals directly into the bowl. That's a waste of time and money.

    Try the plunger. If you don't have one, get one. If you spend $10 on a plunger, you got robbed. They're cheap and work for years and years.

    If the plunger doesn't get it, get a toilet auger. Yes, I'm telling you to spend more money, but stay with me. It'll make sense in the end.

    A toilet auger is about $25. If there's anything stuck in the trap, the toilet auger should get it out. It'll snag anything: tampon applicators, sanitary pads, poo - you name it.

    If it's poo that comes out, 1) you need more fiber in your diet and 2) just swish the tip of the auger back and forth in the water. It'll work loose eventually.

    The auger WORKS. I'm a handyman in a large homeless shelter and aside from the poos of BIBLICAL proportions we sometimes get here, we also get all manner of foreign object clogs, many of them deliberate. I haven't had to take a toilet off the floor for a clog in over 15 years because the toilet auger gets them all. ALL. I pulled a tampon applicator from the far side of the bend - and causing a similar flush like you describe - with about 15 seconds worth of effort just last Friday. 15 SECONDS. It isn't hard to do: business end into the toilet, turn and push. Keep turning and pushing until the water goes down or you get lots of resistance. Then pull back. Maybe you snagged the clog.

    $25 buys you all the toilet unclogging you will ever need, forever. A toilet auger is a tool that you keep for years, decades. Even in the homeless shelter my oldest auger (I have one in each janitor's closet) is over 10 years old and man, these things get a workout. You spend $25 today but you don't spend any money on unclogging a toilet again, ever. Amortized over all those uses, the toilet auger costs just a few cents per toilet clog.

    Good luck with it.
    10 answers · 4 days ago
  • I just painted a sign for use outdoors and now I need to coat it so it's not ruined when it rains. What should I use and how?

    Best answer: It depends on what paint you used, if it’s acrylic you can use pretty much whatever varnish you think would work. When I use wood I use laqcuer, which does take a while to dry. If I hang it somewhere like on my porch where rain doesn’t hit it as much I usually just use something like clear spray paint.
    Best answer: It depends on what paint you used, if it’s acrylic you can use pretty much whatever varnish you think would work. When I use wood I use laqcuer, which does take a while to dry. If I hang it somewhere like on my porch where rain doesn’t hit it as much I usually just use something like clear spray paint.
    11 answers · 5 days ago
  • Is my ring worth looking for?

    A couple of years ago I dropped my ring into the shower drain. This drain had no grate and it was just a giant hole. It's been a couple of years now and I wonder if I am able to to hire a plumber to check if I have a chance that my ring could still be down in the S-pipe. I ask because my ring was made of gold... show more
    A couple of years ago I dropped my ring into the shower drain. This drain had no grate and it was just a giant hole. It's been a couple of years now and I wonder if I am able to to hire a plumber to check if I have a chance that my ring could still be down in the S-pipe. I ask because my ring was made of gold and over 100 diamonds so I believe it might be heavy enough to withstand the water. However, I have no idea how much plumbing costs nor the estimates.I also wonder how am I able to find out if my house even has a p-trap or s pipe. It's a fairly old house. Thanks for all the input.
    11 answers · 5 days ago
  • Electrician question?

    My house has 3-wire wiring, and I can't tell from diagrams if a 3-wire electrical socket I'd like to try out that requires a "neutral" wire will work in my house. Or if i'm supposed to have a 4-wire wiring set up to get the "neutral" wire... Ordinarily, i'd assume if it's... show more
    My house has 3-wire wiring, and I can't tell from diagrams if a 3-wire electrical socket I'd like to try out that requires a "neutral" wire will work in my house. Or if i'm supposed to have a 4-wire wiring set up to get the "neutral" wire... Ordinarily, i'd assume if it's got 3 wires on it, it'll work in my house, but it "requiring neutral wire" is throwing me. Any suggestions?
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • How do you prevent a pen from rolling off a desk, if the pen doesn't come with a cap?

    Best answer: Tape anything to it, even a paperclip.
    Best answer: Tape anything to it, even a paperclip.
    23 answers · 1 week ago
  • Good materials i could possibly use to make a box (enclosure) easily cut to size etc at home thanks?

    I basically need to know any good materials i could use to make an electrical enclose but a proffesional looking one kind of like a CD players enclosure what are good materials i could use to make this that are cheap easily to mould and attach together thankyou
    I basically need to know any good materials i could use to make an electrical enclose but a proffesional looking one kind of like a CD players enclosure what are good materials i could use to make this that are cheap easily to mould and attach together thankyou
    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • Survey: Do you think an unmade bed is disrespectful or is okay? If no one is coming over.?

    Best answer: Disrespectful to whom?
    It sounds like you were raised using "guilt".

    If nobody is coming over??
    Do you bring visitors to your bed?
    Best answer: Disrespectful to whom?
    It sounds like you were raised using "guilt".

    If nobody is coming over??
    Do you bring visitors to your bed?
    39 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • So i trying to build a DIY deck what size of panels width do i need?

    So i trying to build a DIY deck what size of panels width do i need?

    so her go i trying to build one so i can build on top a big gate my deck need to be 12 feet wide and 22 feet long and i am going to make it ground level as in wood touching the floor i will just use 4 x 4 x 12 to make the frame the reason why I'm using 4 x 4 X 12 because I want the frame to be more solid then i... show more
    so her go i trying to build one so i can build on top a big gate my deck need to be 12 feet wide and 22 feet long and i am going to make it ground level as in wood touching the floor i will just use 4 x 4 x 12 to make the frame the reason why I'm using 4 x 4 X 12 because I want the frame to be more solid then i will add on support pulls lags like metal Plumbing pips on both side. because the ground is not level i really wanted concrete but i do not have 3k to spend and im seeing to make a deck is get up there in price as well and the part that is costing the most is the broads that will be the deck panels so i need to know how wide do thy have to be or does it matter? and is there a wood that not cost big money :(
    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • What is a disc sander?

    5 answers · 5 days ago
  • How to hang a poster on a glossy concrete wall?

    Best answer: Command strips. Blu tak is not very good because it can stain white walls. Duct tape will harden over time and be impossible to get off.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Command-Medium-Picture-Hanging-medium-white/dp/B000OF6X48/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1518688356&sr=8-4&keywords=command+strips
    Best answer: Command strips. Blu tak is not very good because it can stain white walls. Duct tape will harden over time and be impossible to get off.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Command-Medium-Picture-Hanging-medium-white/dp/B000OF6X48/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1518688356&sr=8-4&keywords=command+strips
    9 answers · 1 week ago
  • What is the best drill press for home?

    4 answers · 5 days ago
  • Can you build a corner summerhouse from the inside?

    I want to site the summerhouse close up to a rear fence and there won't be room to get to the back of the summerhouse. Anyone done anything like that? I would need to fix screws etc from within the summerhouse.
    I want to site the summerhouse close up to a rear fence and there won't be room to get to the back of the summerhouse. Anyone done anything like that? I would need to fix screws etc from within the summerhouse.
    7 answers · 1 week ago