• I flushed zucchini down the toilet and now its clogged. What chemicals dissolve zucchini?

    Best answer: I'm asking: How did the zucchini get into the toilet? You're lucky, zucchinis rot in three or four days time, and to speed that up, you can use a stiff metal wire and try to piece up the zucchini. Chemicals rather won't help, and heavy flushing neither will. Use a neighbor's or a public toilet the... show more
    Best answer: I'm asking: How did the zucchini get into the toilet?

    You're lucky, zucchinis rot in three or four days time, and to speed that up, you can use a stiff metal wire and try to piece up the zucchini. Chemicals rather won't help, and heavy flushing neither will. Use a neighbor's or a public toilet the next two days, and ask the zucchini to rot faster by pouring warm water on it two or three times a day.
    8 answers · 1 day ago
  • Why do my light bulbs keep blowing!?

    Ever since I've moved into my new house all the lighbulbs in the ceiling and wall fittings last no longer than a month or two, no matter how expensive or what brand the bulb is, before it blows
    Ever since I've moved into my new house all the lighbulbs in the ceiling and wall fittings last no longer than a month or two, no matter how expensive or what brand the bulb is, before it blows
    8 answers · 1 day ago
  • Electrical wiring at home..electricity dissapeared?

    Hello everyone! Doing at home some diy which include to replace my celling lamp. To do that switched off electricity in that partcular area. That particular lamp has three cables, one is suppyl, the other one goes to switch and third one goes to next lamp. Each of these cables has one red, one black and one earth... show more
    Hello everyone! Doing at home some diy which include to replace my celling lamp. To do that switched off electricity in that partcular area. That particular lamp has three cables, one is suppyl, the other one goes to switch and third one goes to next lamp. Each of these cables has one red, one black and one earth lead. The one which is for switch had this red little thing on it which, just accidently fell off and I didnt know which black lead is for swich so tried all possible options to find it. While I was doing that, electricity for that area dissapeared completely. Obviously, switched electricity back on but it is not there. All three cables are dead after switching on electricity in fuse box. Any idea what could happend there? The only thing what came into my mind was that switch in fuse box could be damaged as i was switching it on and off today quite offten.Thanks in advance!
    6 answers · 5 hours ago
  • Should my neighbor repair damage to my walkway his tree has caused?

    He has finally gotten back to me about the extensive damage his tree has caused the walkway beside my house. He said he would be having his contractors dig up the roots & put in new cement. My question is, how will I know his workers have removed all the roots & the damage will be stopped? In the... show more
    He has finally gotten back to me about the extensive damage his tree has caused the walkway beside my house. He said he would be having his contractors dig up the roots & put in new cement. My question is, how will I know his workers have removed all the roots & the damage will be stopped? In the meantime, the neighbor has bright ideas for me to pay for half of a block wall fence he is wanting to put in. I think he thinks I'm going to go along with this since now he's acting like he's going to pay for the damage. Never once has he even said he's sorry it's happened, or acted like a big deal I had to wait a long time to get any reply back about it. I'm sure his contractors are going to hardly charge him anything extra to fix the problem. I would just as soon pay for it myself, other than pay for 1/2 of a wall I don't want or cannot afford. I'm in amazement he thinks I should pay for half of this. How would you handle this, just say you'd pay for the damage his tree has done. He refuses to remove the tree, and I warned him digging up roots is going to weaken the tree, and asked him how it isn't going to crack his new addition.
    7 answers · 1 day ago
  • Who is financially responsible for replacing a faulty electric meter?

    We had a HVAC tech come charge our central A/C and immediately afterwards we started noticing random unexplained electrical problems. No Breakers tripped. Some random circuits cut out. Called the tech back who also does electrical work and he said it was the electric meter and quoted us $1300 to replace the meter.... show more
    We had a HVAC tech come charge our central A/C and immediately afterwards we started noticing random unexplained electrical problems. No Breakers tripped. Some random circuits cut out. Called the tech back who also does electrical work and he said it was the electric meter and quoted us $1300 to replace the meter. Isn t the electrical company responsible for servicing or replacing the meter and anything before and including your electric meter? I think the tech and his company should be responsible, but doesn t the electric company typically have the responsibility of correcting meter problems ?
    6 answers · 17 hours ago
  • I spilled water on my coffee machines plug while it was plugged in, and it isn't turning on. Is it dead for good, or is it the plug?

    I don't think any water went in the plug, and I dried off the cord... I'm hoping I just have to wait and it will be working again ><
    I don't think any water went in the plug, and I dried off the cord... I'm hoping I just have to wait and it will be working again ><
    5 answers · 15 hours ago
  • Is there a spirit in my room?

    Best answer: If you want to believe it is your friend, by all means do so. Send him good thoughts when you sense his presence and try to hold a specific happy memory of him for the duration of the experience. It hurts no one, but keep it to yourself when you are among people who don't want to believe.
    Best answer: If you want to believe it is your friend, by all means do so. Send him good thoughts when you sense his presence and try to hold a specific happy memory of him for the duration of the experience. It hurts no one, but keep it to yourself when you are among people who don't want to believe.
    9 answers · 3 days ago
  • Can a water damaged ceiling effect the safety of bedroom above it?

    Best answer: is there a third floor above your bedroom? if not, water damage on the ceiling is from a leak in the roof, not the window. if this has been going on for "ten years", then the house is well past due for a new roof. AND, it has gotten worse recently. Time to act, not sit idly by. Without action, part... show more
    Best answer: is there a third floor above your bedroom? if not, water damage on the ceiling is from a leak in the roof, not the window. if this has been going on for "ten years", then the house is well past due for a new roof.

    AND, it has gotten worse recently. Time to act, not sit idly by. Without action, part of the roof may well cave in one day. Probably, the ceiling joists [which are likely on 24 inch centers] will prevent anything truly heavy from crashing onto your bed one 3am. And, it is possible. The joists themselves, after ten years of water damage, may simply give way when the roof lands on them.

    oops.

    hmm ... if your bed is fairly high off the floor, sleeping under it may be safer.

    of course, you could go up into the attic and inspect the area over your bedroom ... maybe get some reassurance that nothing is likely to collapse soon. push on the rafters a bit, see if they flex, are rotted out, or are broken. listen for the joists flexing under your weight as you move around up there.

    you'll probably want to do this while someone else is in the house and knows you're up there -- just so that they can call 911 if you fall through the ceiling.

    Do be careful, eh?
    8 answers · 3 days ago
  • How to remove a dry adhesive from a metal surface?

    There is a piece of dry tape stuck to a metal heating surface. What is the best way to remove it without scratching the surface?
    There is a piece of dry tape stuck to a metal heating surface. What is the best way to remove it without scratching the surface?
    5 answers · 1 day ago
  • Is my A/C supposed to leak so much water?

    The A/C unit to my apartment is leaking copious amounts of water. Even when I m not running it. The grass next to it is completely saturated and bogged out and even the grass on the other side of the side walk is mushy. I m not an a/c technician, but I m pretty sure that s not what s supposed to happen. It also... show more
    The A/C unit to my apartment is leaking copious amounts of water. Even when I m not running it. The grass next to it is completely saturated and bogged out and even the grass on the other side of the side walk is mushy. I m not an a/c technician, but I m pretty sure that s not what s supposed to happen. It also seems to look there is some oil in the water too. And what I believe to be related as well is my water bill. All my neighbors are paying about 30-40 dollars less than me for water. And they have 2-3 person households. I m a single guy who does dishes a couple times a week tops, I shower every other day most times, and I do laundry maybe once a week. Using 1600 gallons in a month seems a lot to me even with 3-4 gallons of water every day or two for the small garden. The complex "handyman" and I use this term lightly says it s fine and it s supposed to do that. I don t see any water from any other unit. Any options on the matter would be appreciated.
    4 answers · 9 hours ago
  • Are Silent Thermostats Available?

    I'm looking for a silent thermostat to control heat and the A/C. The current thermostat clicks on and clicks off. From googling it looks like it's a relay switch that is causing the clicking. So I need a non-relay thermostat? Do you know of any brands? I think mercury thermostats don't click (like the... show more
    I'm looking for a silent thermostat to control heat and the A/C. The current thermostat clicks on and clicks off. From googling it looks like it's a relay switch that is causing the clicking. So I need a non-relay thermostat? Do you know of any brands? I think mercury thermostats don't click (like the old non-digital dome-like Honeywell thermostats), but I bet it'd be next to impossible to find one of those. I saw a suggestion to get a thermostat with remote sensors, but that seems to get into smartphones, alexa, and all that. Suggestions?
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • How much dose a Electrician cost?

    All cloth wiring present in the home will have to be removed. Also, any aluminum wiring will need to be modified with COPALUM wire connectors, “Pig-tailing” or CO/ALR installation. How much might this cost. Please Help.
    All cloth wiring present in the home will have to be removed. Also, any aluminum wiring will need to be modified with COPALUM wire connectors, “Pig-tailing” or CO/ALR installation. How much might this cost. Please Help.
    4 answers · 23 hours ago
  • Leave a/c unit on or turn off while gone?

    Best answer: My brother has his own HVAC company. Set it to the low 80's. If it is off, and the temp reaches 90-95 or whatever, that means everything in the house, including insulation, will be that same temp, costing a buttload of energy to cool it all down when they get home. I set mine for 82. Also, with the shades or... show more
    Best answer: My brother has his own HVAC company. Set it to the low 80's. If it is off, and the temp reaches 90-95 or whatever, that means everything in the house, including insulation, will be that same temp, costing a buttload of energy to cool it all down when they get home. I set mine for 82. Also, with the shades or blinds closed and no one opening doors, it won't cost much to keep it at 82.
    6 answers · 3 days ago
  • Our house was made in the late 50s/early 60s. What the heck was these people thinking?

    the exterior doors were wood with only a door knob. Just a door knob. It had no storm doors, It has a furnace but not an air conditioner, The wash machine could be hooked up in the kitchen, a dryer plug wasn't present, neither dryer exhaust hole. and only had one gas line intended to go to the stove in the... show more
    the exterior doors were wood with only a door knob. Just a door knob. It had no storm doors, It has a furnace but not an air conditioner, The wash machine could be hooked up in the kitchen, a dryer plug wasn't present, neither dryer exhaust hole. and only had one gas line intended to go to the stove in the kitchen. The back side of the house had built onto it a step in shed. The foundation is slab on grate. The windows were metal, grey, casement, only one bedroom and the living room didn't have a casement but standard horizontal. The windows didn't have storm windows on them but were just two glass panes and a grey metallic frame. The door bells were in the doors themselves mechanical. What were these people thinking when they built these house with all of these basic features?
    21 answers · 1 week ago
  • How can I make my wife feel better ?

    Me and my wife were out watering our horses she got mad at me when I sprayed her with the hose. She started it. It's suppose to get up to 90 degrees it's not even noon yet it's already 85 degrees. We were playing around with the hose I sprayed her back she got mad at me. She's really mad at me now.... show more
    Me and my wife were out watering our horses she got mad at me when I sprayed her with the hose. She started it. It's suppose to get up to 90 degrees it's not even noon yet it's already 85 degrees. We were playing around with the hose I sprayed her back she got mad at me. She's really mad at me now. She's the one that started it. I don't know why she got mad. How can I help her feel better ?
    29 answers · 1 week ago
  • I want to replace a bathroom light switch with a combination light switch, & receptacle to run a portable bathroom heater.?

    Best answer: No, if there is just two insulated conductor wires and a ground then all you have is a "switch loop". The hot and neutral are run directly to the lighting j-box, neutral connected to light, and the hot is connected to a wire leading down to the switch, then the other wire from the switch connects to the... show more
    Best answer: No, if there is just two insulated conductor wires and a ground then all you have is a "switch loop". The hot and neutral are run directly to the lighting j-box, neutral connected to light, and the hot is connected to a wire leading down to the switch, then the other wire from the switch connects to the black on the light fixture. No neutral is at the switch.

    If you have a conduit between the light and the switch then you may be able to run a neutral from the light to the combo switch, capacity may be limited due to what else is on that circuit.
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • Is there a way to remove complete power to my fuse panel in apartment like you can with a breaker panel?

    Best answer: There must be a switch to completely isolate your supply; It makes no difference whether there is a fuse board or a breaker panel. If you can't find it ask your landlord. If you don't have a landlord ask someone who knows what he's doing to look at your setup and tell you.
    Best answer: There must be a switch to completely isolate your supply; It makes no difference whether there is a fuse board or a breaker panel. If you can't find it ask your landlord. If you don't have a landlord ask someone who knows what he's doing to look at your setup and tell you.
    4 answers · 2 days ago