• What will kill mice in the house?

    14 answers · 1 day 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 · 2 days ago
  • Can the heating element and the oven rack touch?

    The top element in my electric oven is drooping down. It still heats just fine but I have to cook a turkey today and I was wondering if it was safe to use the oven rack to hold the heating element up while cooking. Please help I’m trying to surprise my family with a big dinner.
    The top element in my electric oven is drooping down. It still heats just fine but I have to cook a turkey today and I was wondering if it was safe to use the oven rack to hold the heating element up while cooking. Please help I’m trying to surprise my family with a big dinner.
    7 answers · 8 hours 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.
    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?
    5 answers · 21 hours 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.
    12 answers · 4 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?
    13 answers · 5 days ago
  • Is the unit that heats up the apartment called an ac unit?

    The big box that heats or cools the apartment.
    The big box that heats or cools the apartment.
    5 answers · 2 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
    11 answers · 5 days ago
  • Do I really need to have an electrical wiring insurance coverage for my 30 year old house? Or is this a scam?

    Best answer: You need to have home owners insurance no matter what. I would imagine that any home insurance policy is going to cover the risk of fire caused by faulty electrical wiring. Other than that, a home built 30 yrs. ago is going to have VERY safe wiring, so I`d say it`s a scam. Building codes took care of wiring... show more
    Best answer: You need to have home owners insurance no matter what. I would imagine that any home insurance policy is going to cover the risk of fire caused by faulty electrical wiring. Other than that, a home built 30 yrs. ago is going to have VERY safe wiring, so I`d say it`s a scam. Building codes took care of wiring problems a long time ago. I`d only worry about electrical problems if I somehow altered the wiring in my home, and possibly screwed it up. That really is about the only real risk. If you`re unsure of your wiring, just make sure that your fuses are the correct size, or that your circuit breakers are functioning properly. Lastly, all wiring installed in buildings within the last 50 yrs. are grounded, and very safe.
    14 answers · 6 days ago
  • What's the physical differences between 15 and 20 amp outlets?

    I am wiring my garage and I have all 20 amp breakers and #12 wire. Also I have a box of 15 amp breakers. My question is not if it's ok to use these outlets on a 20 amp circuit, I know that ok. What I'm wondering is what is the actual difference between a 15 and 20 amp outlet? Other than the sideways prong... show more
    I am wiring my garage and I have all 20 amp breakers and #12 wire. Also I have a box of 15 amp breakers. My question is not if it's ok to use these outlets on a 20 amp circuit, I know that ok. What I'm wondering is what is the actual difference between a 15 and 20 amp outlet? Other than the sideways prong on the one side.
    4 answers · 1 day ago
  • Refill Hose drips into toilet bowl (PLEASE HELP)?

    Everytime i flush the toilet, the refill hose will drip and run and run again 3 minuets later. And if i shake it, it will make a drip sound and stop. its really frustrating, help please!
    Everytime i flush the toilet, the refill hose will drip and run and run again 3 minuets later. And if i shake it, it will make a drip sound and stop. its really frustrating, help please!
    6 answers · 4 days ago
  • Can you fix it?

    27 answers · 1 week 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.
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • Can sewage contamination close down a store for a day or longer?

    So I work at a retail store that had a sewage backup in the basement of the building in the bathrooms. And also, it soaked up through a carpeted floor in another room. The backup has been fixed and everything works fine again, but everything still needs to be cleaned up tomorrow morning, especially the carpeted... show more
    So I work at a retail store that had a sewage backup in the basement of the building in the bathrooms. And also, it soaked up through a carpeted floor in another room. The backup has been fixed and everything works fine again, but everything still needs to be cleaned up tomorrow morning, especially the carpeted floor. Is it possible that they would shut down the store for a day or even longer to tear up the flooring and carpeting that has been contaminated, even if it’s just in the basement where no one goes?
    4 answers · 2 days ago