• 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
    11 answers · 1 day 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 · 3 days 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 · 5 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 ??
    5 answers · 2 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 · 4 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 · 6 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 · 2 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 · 6 days 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 · 7 days 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 · 7 days ago
  • What is the best way to remove torx security screws?

    I have the right sized torx bit but the knob in the center prevents me from using it. I have had no luck using a flathead, is there any way to grind down the knob somehow or what am I supposed to do?
    I have the right sized torx bit but the knob in the center prevents me from using it. I have had no luck using a flathead, is there any way to grind down the knob somehow or what am I supposed to do?
    14 answers · 6 days ago
  • HVAC system will not start back up after changing wire?

    Yesterday I changed the wiring on my thermostat and at the furnace to work with a NEST. As advised, I switched the fan wire to the common terminal since I have no c wire. Didn't work, so I changed it back to original config with original thermostat, and now will not come on! There is power going to it. The... show more
    Yesterday I changed the wiring on my thermostat and at the furnace to work with a NEST. As advised, I switched the fan wire to the common terminal since I have no c wire. Didn't work, so I changed it back to original config with original thermostat, and now will not come on! There is power going to it. The purge light was on, I reset it. Any ideas?
    6 answers · 3 days ago
  • Should I be held responsible for him having to replace floor tiles?

    I work for a maintenance man at a large housing complex. I clean the empty units while he makes repairs and pains and all that kind of thing. He pays me out of his weekly check for the work. About a week ago..i was cleaning a unit. He had not told me that the pipes under the kitchen sink was not connected. I... show more
    I work for a maintenance man at a large housing complex. I clean the empty units while he makes repairs and pains and all that kind of thing. He pays me out of his weekly check for the work. About a week ago..i was cleaning a unit. He had not told me that the pipes under the kitchen sink was not connected. I emptied a bucket of water down the drain. It splashed on the bottom of the cabinet and quickly disappeared under the wood. I dried up as much as I could, but the rest of the water escaped under the wooden cabinet. I told him that he needed to remove the floor of the cabinet for me to get to the water and finish drying it up. He said it was too much trouble and the water would evaporate. It didn't. It soaked through, causing wood to expand, and pushing tiles up. He had to replace 7 tiles and the wood under it. I couldn't mop the floor while he was working. Plus he had a dishwasher and a hot water tank in the middle of the floor. I went to the unit today to mop, which was all that was left for me to do. He said he had mopped already, and was refusing to pay me. At first he said it was cause I didn't finish the work, and then he said he had to replace the floor cause of me. Can he keep my money?
    6 answers · 4 days ago
  • Water backing up in sink at hotel?!?

    I was using the sink at a hotel I'm staying at when suddenly I heard gurgling sounds and water started backing up from the drain into the sink. It filled about half the sink. The tap had been running for about 2 minutes, then I turned it off when this happened. I pulled the lever for the sink stopper and pushed... show more
    I was using the sink at a hotel I'm staying at when suddenly I heard gurgling sounds and water started backing up from the drain into the sink. It filled about half the sink. The tap had been running for about 2 minutes, then I turned it off when this happened. I pulled the lever for the sink stopper and pushed it downwards again. The water started draining. Now the sink seems to be not draining as well as it did before. Mind that before I used the sink, I had used and flushed the toilet. Also, yesterday, I drained some hairs in the sink. Did I ruin something? And what action should I take?
    8 answers · 5 days ago