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  • Posted in thread: getting rid of mice in an apartment on 09-07-2016 at 10:01 PM
    Hello,We live in an apartment in a city setting. Today my wife and saw a mouse run across the
    floor and under the couch. I wasn't able to find the mouse later, or any obvious hole or
    droppings, but cl...

  • Posted in thread: ADT system looking for a phone line on 08-14-2016 at 12:59 PM
    Hello,We have an ADT security box that's set up to beep when the front door is opened, but it's
    not connected to an actual phone line. In fact, there is no landline, and we are not subscribed
    to ADT s...

  • Posted in thread: replacing or repairing a window screen on 08-14-2016 at 12:28 PM
    Hello,I have a hole in a window screen, and bugs are flying in. The window is ~27x22 inches,
    pretty standard size. The screen is a wire mesh, I don't know what material. The hole isn't
    very big, like ...

  • Posted in thread: water hammer in shower on 01-25-2016 at 10:42 AM
    Thank you for the responses. To answer the questions:- This just started about a week ago.- I
    can't tell if the pipe is loose. Could I find this out without opening up the plumbing?Thanks

  • Posted in thread: water hammer in shower on 01-24-2016 at 07:25 PM
    Hello,When running the shower at home, the pipes make a loud knocking noise (water hammer).
    When the water is set to bathtub (pouring from the faucet below the shower), there is no noise.
    The knocking...

  • Posted in thread: fixing a wooden door that's coming apart at the seams on 11-21-2014 at 06:48 PM
    Thanks for the replies. A neighbor who knows a lot about these things took a look at the door
    and said it definitely needs to be replaced. However, this is where things got complicated.
    After talking ...

  • Posted in thread: fixing a wooden door that's coming apart at the seams on 11-19-2014 at 09:50 PM
    The front door to the apartment that my wife and I own has suddenly started peeling open. I
    think this just happened today, and the seam has come off about half-way down its height. This
    might sound a...

  • Posted in thread: fireproof safes on 10-19-2012 at 07:09 PM
    Hi,I'm looking for a fireproof safe for my home. It should be big enough to fit a few laptops,
    some camera equipment included several cameras and lenses, and other small valuables. If it's
    also theft-...

  • Posted in thread: problem with ceiling light fixture on 09-28-2011 at 05:36 PM
    Thank you for the replies. Is the fixture easy to replace, given that I have pretty much no
    experience in electrical / wiring work?Another thing I've noticed is that the light fixture in
    the living ro...

  • Posted in thread: problem with ceiling light fixture on 09-27-2011 at 02:59 PM
    I have a Keystone ceiling light fixture that uses two concentric circular fluorescent bulbs.
    For a number of years it worked fine, but a year ago both light bulbs burned out. I replaced
    the bulbs, but...