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Jan
22
revised How can I insulate an area without an attic above it?
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Jan
22
answered How can I stop my house from waking my wife up every day in the winter?
Jan
22
comment How can I stop my house from waking my wife up every day in the winter?
STOP! That "barrel in the ceiling" is likely an expansion tank, which is mostly filled with air. If you release the air, it will fill with water and no longer function. Unfortunately, the pinging and popping is likely the plumbing of the heating system expanding. These are normal sounds caused by the expanding metal rubbing, grinding, and straining against itself and other materials.
Jan
22
reviewed No Action Needed Why won't my washer machine motor, gearbox, or inside basket free spin
Jan
22
reviewed Reviewed How do I remove a drill bit that is stuck due to an overtightened chuck?
Jan
22
comment How do I hang a 500lb bed swing?
Didn't the swing come with installation instructions?
Jan
22
revised How do I hang a 500lb bed swing?
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Jan
22
revised How should I insulate behind the last floor joist that runs parallel to the foundation wall?
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Jan
21
comment How do I fix my double tapped outside electric panel?
@0A0D Double tapping may be acceptable, if the terminal is designed for it. Double tapping can lead to arcing, but it more often causes high resistance connections. High resistance connections lead to heating, and a bunch of other dangerous stuff.
Jan
21
revised Are there websites to manage home improvement projects?
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Jan
21
comment Is snow piled against the outer wall likely to cause damp?
In general, piling snow against the foundation is not a good idea. As it melts, water can find its way down along the foundation wall causing all sorts of potential problems. Move the snow as far away from the house as practicable.
Jan
21
revised Is snow piled against the outer wall likely to cause damp?
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Jan
21
revised Can I install a light between two three-way switches?
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Jan
21
comment Can I install a light between two three-way switches?
No. The lights can only be controlled by the common terminal on one of the switches. Connecting the light to one of the travellers, will cause it to only be controlled by a single switch.
Jan
21
comment Are there lightbulb base adapters available?
Asking if something exists, is usually a loophole way of asking a "shop for me" type question. Answers will almost certainly contain links to products on Amazon.
Jan
21
revised How do I determine the origin of a window's leak?
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Jan
21
revised What happens when you test a smoke detector?
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Jan
21
revised What is the cheapest way to stiffen a tube/pipe?
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Jan
21
reviewed Reviewed Is there any significant difference between 5-56 and WD-40?
Jan
21
revised Is there any significant difference between 5-56 and WD-40?
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