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DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 06-16-2011, 06:25 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,513
Posted By Paul79UF
I think most of ours are the Nvision brand from...

I think most of ours are the Nvision brand from Home Depot.

I love the 9 year warranty. I had one big 26w (100w equiv) bulb burn out prematurely since it was in a clothes closet being switched...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 06-16-2011, 06:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 966
Posted By Paul79UF
TxBuilder is right. Don't mess with it. ...

TxBuilder is right.

Don't mess with it.

I've seen too many American Picker, Pawn Stars, and other shows like that. It seems like most of the time you reduce the value of something old by...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 06-16-2011, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,925
Posted By Paul79UF
That is an odd scenario. The cheapest thing...

That is an odd scenario.

The cheapest thing to replace first in the troubleshooting process would be the run capacitor.

You'll find it inside the condenser unit and it looks like a large...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 06-10-2011, 04:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 4,121
Posted By Paul79UF
It sounds to me like the capacitor has given out....

It sounds to me like the capacitor has given out. It's a very common problem.

The capacitor looks like a large battery and helps the fan motor and/or compressor start up.

Here's what they look...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Green Energy and Sustenance Living 04-26-2011, 02:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,506
Posted By Paul79UF
I live in Florida, but we spent a few months in a...

I live in Florida, but we spent a few months in a vacation rental in a cold climate.

It had an old wood burner for heating the home. So I did some reading about how to best use it and also plenty...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 04-26-2011, 01:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,924
Posted By Paul79UF
I always get the new ones on my Tivo, along with...

I always get the new ones on my Tivo, along with Mythbusters and now I'm starting to become addicted to Swamp People.

Pawn Stars is another guilty pleasure. I can't believe how little money those...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 04-26-2011, 01:55 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 8,096
Posted By Paul79UF
shorts and a t-shirt....It's getting hot here in...

shorts and a t-shirt....It's getting hot here in Florida!
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 03-31-2011, 06:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,512
Posted By Paul79UF
I'd agree with boogeyman. But check...

I'd agree with boogeyman.

But check Craigslist.org or Backpage.com for people actually giving them away for free or selling them for very low prices before buying one from a retail store like...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Pest Control 03-31-2011, 06:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,019
Posted By Paul79UF
We had a horrible cockroach problem in a condo...

We had a horrible cockroach problem in a condo that we rented for a month in the tropics.

The thing that worked the best and longest was this poison gel that looked like peanut butter.

I put...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Pest Control 03-31-2011, 06:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,750
Posted By Paul79UF
You could try getting one of these bee trap...

You could try getting one of these bee trap things that I've seen in Walmart or Target.

http://www.rogerwendell.com/images/insects/bee_trap_close.jpg
DIY Home Repair Forum: Garden and Lawncare 03-31-2011, 06:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,215
Posted By Paul79UF
We had a problem with mice at a vacation home we...

We had a problem with mice at a vacation home we rented recently.

I went out and got one of these "better mouse traps" and baited it with peanut butter in the garage.

It seemed to catch one...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Cleaning 03-31-2011, 06:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,677
Posted By Paul79UF
I would also give the chairs a quick mist of...

I would also give the chairs a quick mist of Febreze after the cleaning for that fresh "just cleaned" scent so people take notice of the work.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 03-31-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,669
Posted By Paul79UF
I had a Red Ryder BB gun like that too. Plus a...

I had a Red Ryder BB gun like that too. Plus a c02 tank powered semi-auto pistol and a c02 powered rifle.

My brother and I used to shoot soda cans all day long in the summer.

But my favorite...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 02-23-2011, 05:21 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,334
Posted By Paul79UF
Nice bike! I had a Yamaha R6 crotch rocket for...

Nice bike! I had a Yamaha R6 crotch rocket for about 9 years. Sold it for extra honeymoon money.

Now I wish I had it back. :(

Same bike as in my avatar -
...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 02-23-2011, 05:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,064
Posted By Paul79UF
I'm in a college town right now, so the most...

I'm in a college town right now, so the most popular yard game is cornhole aka bean bag toss.

Cornhole - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cornhole)
DIY Home Repair Forum: Refrigerators 12-19-2010, 09:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 42,167
Posted By Paul79UF
I had to replace an ice maker recently in a Hot...

I had to replace an ice maker recently in a Hot Point freezer top refrigerator.

You can get relatively cheap replacement units on eBay. Just be sure to double check with the seller about the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 12-19-2010, 09:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,523
Posted By Paul79UF
Don't forget to clean your dryer's exhaust vent,...

Don't forget to clean your dryer's exhaust vent, tube and vent while you're at it.

It's a fire hazard to leave them gunked up with lots of lint.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 12-19-2010, 09:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,751
Posted By Paul79UF
If it's still under warranty, get it replaced. ...

If it's still under warranty, get it replaced.

If not, I'd agree with SJN about throwing it away.

Or an even easier option would be to put it on Craigslist in the "Free" section and say that it...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Pest Control 12-19-2010, 09:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,002
Posted By Paul79UF
We had a problem with mice at a vacation rental...

We had a problem with mice at a vacation rental we stayed at recently.

I bought one of the intruder mouse traps and it killed about 6-7 mice during our short stay.

A little peanut butter was...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Cleaning 12-19-2010, 09:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,678
Posted By Paul79UF
Before I saw it mentioned in Nestor's reply, I...

Before I saw it mentioned in Nestor's reply, I was going to suggest trying some Hydrogen Peroxide since it has a bleaching effect.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Chit-Chat 12-19-2010, 09:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,402
Posted By Paul79UF
I'd be lost without Amazon Prime, especially at...

I'd be lost without Amazon Prime, especially at this time of year. :)

The FedEx and UPS guys seem to get annoyed sometimes though having to visit so often with small and light boxes.
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