• Did I blow out my outlet/switch by plugging in a heater?

    So I just moved into my new house. It has central (electric/heat pump) heat but, living in Florida, I decided to use a space heater instead since it is obviously cheaper to run and the weather doesn t get cold enough to actually require central heating. I ve been plugging it in in my bedroom for the past few weeks... show more
    So I just moved into my new house. It has central (electric/heat pump) heat but, living in Florida, I decided to use a space heater instead since it is obviously cheaper to run and the weather doesn t get cold enough to actually require central heating. I ve been plugging it in in my bedroom for the past few weeks ever since it got cold with no problem, however tonight I decided to try using it in the living room. I plugged it into one of them socket controlled outlets (designed for a lamp to be plugged in and controlled with the wall switch). About 20 minutes after turning it on it went off, the rocker style switch no longer presses correctly, what happened? Did I fry the switch, the outlet, both? Cant get the outlet to work, can t get the switch to properly go in and out. Do I need to replace the switch? Is there honestly a wattage limit on this outlet simply because its controlled by a wall switch?
    12 answers · 2 days ago
  • Could this be the reason that this doughnut machine keeps tripping?

    Could this be the reason that this doughnut machine keeps tripping?

    We bought this Doughnut machine on ebay . Every time we've turned it on the power would trip. We changed the plug but the same problem occurs. My husband has opened it up to see and this is what it looks like. 2 wires seem to connect into the wrong spot. Please have a look at the pic and let me know what you... show more
    We bought this Doughnut machine on ebay . Every time we've turned it on the power would trip. We changed the plug but the same problem occurs. My husband has opened it up to see and this is what it looks like. 2 wires seem to connect into the wrong spot. Please have a look at the pic and let me know what you think. Than You:)
    10 answers · 2 days ago
  • How do you know if the walls of your home have lead?

    It's a very old home. It was flipped some years back and repainted. How sure can I be that there is no lead?
    It's a very old home. It was flipped some years back and repainted. How sure can I be that there is no lead?
    11 answers · 2 days ago
  • Would home depot accept this?

    I lost the key to my bedroom door, but if i take a picture of the key hole of the door with my iphone, do you think theyll be able to make a new copy of the key
    I lost the key to my bedroom door, but if i take a picture of the key hole of the door with my iphone, do you think theyll be able to make a new copy of the key
    19 answers · 4 days ago
  • Freezing pipes burst. Who’s at fault? Please help?

    I’m returning from my two week California vacation. Upon leaving I left the apartment I’m renting at 52 degrees. I walked in the door today to hear waterfalls sounding like it’s coming from everywhere. The 1st floor bathroom was bursting water and flooding the entire bathroom and hallway. I go downstairs to the... show more
    I’m returning from my two week California vacation. Upon leaving I left the apartment I’m renting at 52 degrees. I walked in the door today to hear waterfalls sounding like it’s coming from everywhere. The 1st floor bathroom was bursting water and flooding the entire bathroom and hallway. I go downstairs to the basement to discover the basement is even worse, there’s the same gushing water coming from somewhere else. I couldn’t tell exactly where the water was exactly coming from but it seems like walls and pipes. I called my uncle over to turn off the water to the house immediately afraid to call the landlord right away as I look at the extensive damage, his home and a lot of my belongings as well. I don’t understand how this could’ve happened with the thermostat set on 52 degrees even in negative degree temperatures. I would like to know tomorrow morning when I call my landlord, what am I facing. Who is responsible for the damages and charges. I have included a photo section of my lease where If i’m Understanding correctly, I’m will end up paying the cost. Please give me some advice. Thank you
    7 answers · 17 hours ago
  • My Whirlpool dryer’s drum won’t turn, the machine just hums when I press the power button. What is wrong with my dryer?

    At first, turning the drum manually about 4-5 times and then turning the machine on did the trick but once the cycle ended, the machine wouldn’t turn the drum anymore when pressing the power button again. I took apart the dryer and everything looks intact, and the problem persists after putting it back together... show more
    At first, turning the drum manually about 4-5 times and then turning the machine on did the trick but once the cycle ended, the machine wouldn’t turn the drum anymore when pressing the power button again. I took apart the dryer and everything looks intact, and the problem persists after putting it back together again. Turning the drum manually no longer has an effect on the dryer.
    12 answers · 3 days ago
  • Christians, please pray for me and my family?

    And ask him to stop testing me, I have clearly failed. 10 days of no hot water, no showers no laundry, broken water lines, and when I tried to fix it, I made it worse and now the cold water is also leaking, and I cant turn it off. I don't even know were the main valve is. DON'T tell me to just call a... show more
    And ask him to stop testing me, I have clearly failed. 10 days of no hot water, no showers no laundry, broken water lines, and when I tried to fix it, I made it worse and now the cold water is also leaking, and I cant turn it off. I don't even know were the main valve is. DON'T tell me to just call a plumber, Do you think I would have gone 10 days if that was a option.
    20 answers · 5 days ago
  • Water drips along the sides of my ceiling. Should I have my roof looked at?

    I live in a ranch in a very snowy area. I noticed I have multiple water drips along the sides of the ceiling where it meets the wall. There are no drips in the middle of the ceiling. Should this be something to be concerned about? I cleaned the gutters before winter came. I figured this was due to snow/ice... show more
    I live in a ranch in a very snowy area. I noticed I have multiple water drips along the sides of the ceiling where it meets the wall. There are no drips in the middle of the ceiling. Should this be something to be concerned about? I cleaned the gutters before winter came. I figured this was due to snow/ice build up
    8 answers · 2 days ago
  • As a home owner, does it make sense to get an asbestos company to test your house?

    What if they find asbestos and also find it in the air and you also rent rooms in that house? Can people sue you? How should you go about doing that if you want to check your house for asbestos if your rent rooms?
    What if they find asbestos and also find it in the air and you also rent rooms in that house? Can people sue you? How should you go about doing that if you want to check your house for asbestos if your rent rooms?
    6 answers · 2 days ago
  • Can the space (6" +/- floor joist area) over the first floor ceiling and under the second floor flooring be heated........?

    for the sole purpose of preventing bathroom pipes from freezing? This is the north side of the house and during very low temps, the tub pipes freeze. We installed stop valves and spigots to shut off and remove water from those pipes to prevent freezing/broken pipes, but that is such a hassle to go into the... show more
    for the sole purpose of preventing bathroom pipes from freezing? This is the north side of the house and during very low temps, the tub pipes freeze. We installed stop valves and spigots to shut off and remove water from those pipes to prevent freezing/broken pipes, but that is such a hassle to go into the basement to turn the water off and on. We considered installing a heated floor, but would like to avoid that expense but I am not quite sure codes would allow heat between floors otherwise. Any advise?
    5 answers · 1 day ago
  • Any way of getting rid of this from inside window!?

    Any way of getting rid of this from inside window!?

    The resin/glue from inside the double glazing is starting to drip down the inside very slowly. I can't get the pane out to clean it and the windows are 17 years old. Hope i don't need new ones already but the guarantee was 10 years. Any ideas?
    The resin/glue from inside the double glazing is starting to drip down the inside very slowly. I can't get the pane out to clean it and the windows are 17 years old. Hope i don't need new ones already but the guarantee was 10 years. Any ideas?
    8 answers · 3 days ago