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Dec
9
comment Why does my dishwasher detergent get stuck?
After much trial and error, it does appear the control board was to blame (not putting in too much detergent, as my super assumed). Now awaiting a replacement board. Will let you know how it goes! Thanks for the help.
Mar
18
comment If professionals mount my TV, is it their job to hide the wires?
@BMitch - I'm just wondering about convention here. As I said to NiallC., there was no contract.
Mar
18
comment If professionals mount my TV, is it their job to hide the wires?
@Niall. - No contract, no work order, no paper work -- besides the receipt for the TV & mount. The installation was separate and cash. Clearly this was a bad move on my part.
Dec
27
comment How can I audit my furnace?
This is a great answer, but somewhat useless considering Microsoft Hohm is discontinued. Consider editing it, perhaps.
Nov
21
comment How can I increase the heating efficiency of a forced air system?
Hey @Tester101 - In light of the answers given, would it be appropriate to change the question/question title to be more general ie. "forced air system" > "home heating system"?
Nov
21
comment How to tell if your locks are bump proof?
Hey, it looks like @Rook's answer most directly answers the question you've asked. Consider accepting it?
Oct
25
comment Should I put weather stripping on my unsealed windows and doors?
@shirlock - any product links here?
Oct
3
comment What projects should never be DIY?
@sharptooth - What is a "thunk"?
Aug
7
comment How do I get leftover tape stickiness off of plastic surfaces?
Goo Gone! is great. Though be careful: it took the paint off my red metal filing cabinet. Do test first.
Aug
1
comment What is your top tip for painting?
Any chance you can elaborate upon this? What is a "wet edge?"
Jul
12
comment How best can I discover what is up with my electrical bill?
Microsoft's Hohm and Google's PowerMeter are now discontinued. Any alternatives here? Do these devices work with any other services?
May
8
comment What is the best way to dissolve tape that won't peel off?
This stuff is great, but test it on a surface before you apply it as it can (and will) damage the paint on your furniture.
May
8
comment What should I do with abandoned cinder blocks?
where'd you get these photos from? They're great.
May
7
comment How do you remove paint from hair?
Ever find a solution here?
May
6
comment Can I use a standard extension cord with my refrigerator?
Much thanks for the wisdom here. But a problem: it looks like I've got to go with a long cord (~36 feet) in order to wrap the cord around a room. Any options besides installing a new outlet or moving the fridge?
May
6
comment Can I use a standard extension cord with my refrigerator?
@JayBazuzi - That's the problem. This cord needs to be long (36 feet) because I am trying to wire it around the molding of a room. And yes, this is permanent. What to do!
May
6
comment Can I use a standard extension cord with my refrigerator?
@NiallC. - I'm not sure what i mean!
Apr
17
comment How do you sharpen a knife?
can you be more specific? What kind of cup? What material?
Mar
28
comment My neighbor keeps complaining about my music. How to soundproof my apartment?
Wow. This is deeply informative and, unfortunately, a little discouraging. It looks like I'll have to alter my lifestyle a little bit -- I already have -- but you can be sure I'll get a towel under the sub and brainstorm about what I can get up on my wall (14 feet wide, yikes) that dampens the sound but doesn't make my home look like a recording studio or opium den. A tall task.
Mar
27
comment What are the tools that every Do-it-Yourselfer must own?
I'm giving this a downvote. I don't think every DIYer needs one of these. I have no idea what one of these even does.