• Help me!! I broke my garage door, I’m only 14 and don’t know how to fix it.?

    the tracks on the side bent and the rollers came off and the bottom and top frames have bent! What do I do??
    the tracks on the side bent and the rollers came off and the bottom and top frames have bent! What do I do??
    7 answers · 5 hours ago
  • Can I make a wooden box watertight?

    If I have a small wooden box, is there a way I can make it water tight? So that it would hold water without it soaking into the wood or leaking from corners?
    If I have a small wooden box, is there a way I can make it water tight? So that it would hold water without it soaking into the wood or leaking from corners?
    7 answers · 1 day ago
  • Will the mice crawl on and around me when I sleep?

    Ive been reading threads about mice only going where the food is. I dodnt eat in my bed and my house isnt cluttered. Couldve sworn i saw one single mouse dropping in my bead a nd a few little ones by the door? In my room, they also dragged and ripped apart my rabbits foot keychain which I believe they attempted to... show more
    Ive been reading threads about mice only going where the food is. I dodnt eat in my bed and my house isnt cluttered. Couldve sworn i saw one single mouse dropping in my bead a nd a few little ones by the door? In my room, they also dragged and ripped apart my rabbits foot keychain which I believe they attempted to mare a nest out of. So now im scared to sleep in my room? Im now sleeping in my livingroom which is between my room and the basement where I think theyre mostly coming from. Sleeping on the couch I'm scared as well. Will these mice crawl on me when im sleeping??? I've se 6 new mouse traps with PB and spread them throughout the house. Am i good?
    12 answers · 3 days ago
  • LARGE Section Of Drywall Paper Peeled Off While Removing Water Damaged Wallpaper, How Do I Fix It?

    LARGE Section Of Drywall Paper Peeled Off While Removing Water Damaged Wallpaper, How Do I Fix It?

    I have started removing old wallpaper from a bathroom, there has been water damage along the bottom of the walls which has caused the drywall paper to completely come off in a big chunk. You can see in the picture that it is loose on the left and right side also. I cannot seem to find instructions on how to fix... show more
    I have started removing old wallpaper from a bathroom, there has been water damage along the bottom of the walls which has caused the drywall paper to completely come off in a big chunk. You can see in the picture that it is loose on the left and right side also. I cannot seem to find instructions on how to fix this particular problem, where there is no actual paper left. (All I have seen is how to patch gouges.) So if anyone can give me instructions and a supplies list or find a link or video, that would be awesome! Thanks for your help
    7 answers · 23 hours ago
  • Where and what type of portable air conditioner should I buy?

    I house is very hot and so is my garage, I’d like a portable air conditioner I can keep it cold in this heat. Anything that’s a good price between $200 and the lov I house is very hot and so is my garage, I’d like a portable air conditioner I can keep it cold in this heat. Anything that’s a good price between $200... show more
    I house is very hot and so is my garage, I’d like a portable air conditioner I can keep it cold in this heat. Anything that’s a good price between $200 and the lov I house is very hot and so is my garage, I’d like a portable air conditioner I can keep it cold in this heat. Anything that’s a good price between $200 and below. What’s a good brand to use ? One that can cover a room like a garage or living room. NOT THE ONES THAT ARE STICK IN A WINDOW.
    5 answers · 15 hours ago
  • Broken A/c unit in apartment?

    a new compressor was installed for my A/C unit in may apartment. And the guy who installed it said it needed to have the coils cleaned. he advised it need to be done so the compressor would not run at such a high rate, the gauge he was using said it was running well over 280 (whatever units it's measured in).... show more
    a new compressor was installed for my A/C unit in may apartment. And the guy who installed it said it needed to have the coils cleaned. he advised it need to be done so the compressor would not run at such a high rate, the gauge he was using said it was running well over 280 (whatever units it's measured in). i am having a profesional come to clean the coils, was i ripped off when the guy said he couldn't clean them when he was already here ?
    11 answers · 5 days ago
  • Mini-fridge?? Compressor hot! Freezer and and fridge cold inside.?

    Best answer: The compressor gets hot for a couple of reasons: 1) There's a motor inside there. Running all the time, it's going to get warm. Running all the time in a warm room, it's going to get warmer. Running constantly trying to cool down a fridge whose door is standing open, it's going to get very warm... show more
    Best answer: The compressor gets hot for a couple of reasons:

    1) There's a motor inside there. Running all the time, it's going to get warm. Running all the time in a warm room, it's going to get warmer. Running constantly trying to cool down a fridge whose door is standing open, it's going to get very warm indeed.

    2) The refrigerator works by pushing heat. Imagine:

    Do you remember pumping up a bicycle tire with a bike pump? And the bottom of the pump got hot? That's because of the compression of the air - the heat energy in the air (there's heat energy everywhere) gets squashed into a smaller space. Taking up less space but having the same energy as it had before means it has to feel hotter.

    Now imagine the propane tank on the gas grill while the grill is on. That tank starts to get pretty cold, right? Even frosty sometimes. It's because the propane inside is boiling into gas - yes, boiling just at room temperature - and carrying heat away. And when heat is carried away, what's had its heat carried away feels cold.

    Refrigerator: same deal. Here's the process:

    1) The compressor squashes the refrigerant into a liquid to squeeze its heat into a smaller space. It now feels very hot.

    2) The hot liquid refrigerant is pushed into lots of small coils with fins, and a fan blows air over the coils. Most of the heat that is hotter than room temperature gets blown away.

    3) Room temperature liquid refrigerant goes inside the fridge and is expanded in the evaporator coils. It expands, boils, and in boiling absorbs a lot of heat from inside the fridge. Its temperature plummets in the coils as it boils and expands, becoming much colder than the inside of the fridge; a fan inside the fridge blows not-cool-enough air over the coils, and the air's heat goes into the boiling liquid.

    4) Expanded, cool refrigerant continues through the refrigerant line back to the compressor, to be squashed back into a hot liquid and have its heat carried away.

    Cycle continues.

    There are lots of materials that can work as refrigerants, including propane, helium, Freon, water and air. They all have their advantages and pitfalls.

    The compressor gets hot because of the motor and it's in the middle of the refrigerant cycle, right there in the middle of the hot part of the refrigerant cycle.
    7 answers · 3 days ago
  • Installing a new kitchen sink faucet?

    Best answer: if you turn the tap upside down there should be two holes ..you can connect flexy pipes to these ...if there is only one hole ..you have bought the wrong tap
    Best answer: if you turn the tap upside down there should be two holes ..you can connect flexy pipes to these ...if there is only one hole ..you have bought the wrong tap
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • Polarity of Lamp Socket is REVERSED, or not?

    I had just replaced the faulty socket of my desk lamp with a new one. The plug for this lamp is polarized (one prong is wide,the other is narrow). I was careful to connect the wires so the polarity was correct throughout. After the job was finished, I used a multimeter to test for correct polarity and... show more
    I had just replaced the faulty socket of my desk lamp with a new one. The plug for this lamp is polarized (one prong is wide,the other is narrow). I was careful to connect the wires so the polarity was correct throughout. After the job was finished, I used a multimeter to test for correct polarity and continuity. When the socket is in the 'off' position, the socket's thread and the wide prong were connected to the multimeter and it was read to be ZERO. If this is the neutral polarity, should there be no continuity (non-ZERO)? Here is a table of multimeter measurements: When the socket is OFF: NEUTRAL: wide prong to thread of socket = 0 continuity HOT: narrow prong to tab of socket = infinity When the socket is ON: NEUTRAL: wide prong to thread of socket: 0 continuity HOT: narrow prong to tab of socket = 0 continuity I also checked for continuity if the polarity of he wires was reversed. In all cases, the continuity is infinity, so I assume my connections for correct polarity is correct. Am I correct to say I had done everything correctly? source for my references: https://www.familyhandyman.com/electrica... https://www.familyhandyman.com/electrica... https://www.familyhandyman.com/electrica...
    9 answers · 5 days ago
  • Is a bolt warped if you get it to finally screw through the hole? how depends?

    Best answer: The threads on the bolt might have been damaged you might have straightened the threads out an it backs out easily or it might have trashed the threads an might be right or break off. What's with people on here putting engines on old lawn mowers? I've looked at mowers you can get all new for bout 50/60... show more
    Best answer: The threads on the bolt might have been damaged you might have straightened the threads out an it backs out easily or it might have trashed the threads an might be right or break off.
    What's with people on here putting engines on old lawn mowers? I've looked at mowers you can get all new for bout 50/60 bucks. Just take the old mower to the scrap yard an take the 2 or 3 bucks in scrap towards a new mower.
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • Stovetop knob shaft fell through oven console. Can I fix it myself?

    Stovetop knob shaft fell through oven console. Can I fix it myself?

    While I was cooking, I went to turn the knob and found that it wasn't staying in place. After attempting to turn it a couple more times, I took the knob off of the shaft and it fell through. In addition, a screw fell out on the bottom, but there was no screw above the shaft (this may have something to do with... show more
    While I was cooking, I went to turn the knob and found that it wasn't staying in place. After attempting to turn it a couple more times, I took the knob off of the shaft and it fell through. In addition, a screw fell out on the bottom, but there was no screw above the shaft (this may have something to do with why it wasn't working before). I would ask our apartment complex to fix it, but they are very slow with repairs. Is this something I can fix myself? If so, then how?
    3 answers · 2 days ago
  • Dryer won’t get hot?

    My Roper dryer just stopped getting hot all of a sudden. It works sometimes and other times will only blow cold air. Was working fine this morning and next time I checked it was cold again. Any ideas on what to check first ?
    My Roper dryer just stopped getting hot all of a sudden. It works sometimes and other times will only blow cold air. Was working fine this morning and next time I checked it was cold again. Any ideas on what to check first ?
    7 answers · 4 days ago
  • Is this a reasonable bill for HVAC maintenance?

    Best answer: HVAC technicians are a rare breed these days, and getting one who is recommended by others is even rarer. I would guess the paperwork gives you the breakdown on the charges. Most likely there is a travel/basic visit fee of up to $100, plus an hourly charge of $80 to $100/hour, plus the freon and some cost for the... show more
    Best answer: HVAC technicians are a rare breed these days, and getting one who is recommended by others is even rarer. I would guess the paperwork gives you the breakdown on the charges. Most likely there is a travel/basic visit fee of up to $100, plus an hourly charge of $80 to $100/hour, plus the freon and some cost for the sealing work supplies. It sounds like you had not had the system checked in awhile, so consider yourself lucky you are not buying a new system. Did you ask about a reduced rate if you sign up for routine checks (probably twice a year, spring and fall)?
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • Two questions regarding welders for anyone who knows about welding?

    1. how do welders cut through hardened steel? ( if need to cut out an area of 1 x 1 1/2 inches through a hardened steel engine deck for a commercial lawn mower) 2. where do they get metal to fill in areas that need more metal? do they use like metal rods or how to add metal to spots that need more metal added?
    1. how do welders cut through hardened steel? ( if need to cut out an area of 1 x 1 1/2 inches through a hardened steel engine deck for a commercial lawn mower) 2. where do they get metal to fill in areas that need more metal? do they use like metal rods or how to add metal to spots that need more metal added?
    5 answers · 3 days ago