Update on the foul smell from my heat pump: it was a mouse on the heat coils, which was my original suspicion. Only annoying part is that I had to ...
I have the make, model, and year, so I will contact a company trained for that brand. Thanks for the input.
I have a heat pump that started producing a very strong burning odor one morning, after having been in use for the past month or so. I know I need ...
Thank you, I did ask my neighbor who is a firefighter to check things out. He turned the heat back on last evening and within 10 minutes the smell ...
I woke up this morning to a bad smell in the upstairs of my split-entry house. It smelled like burned hair. It does not smell downstairs where the ...
Thank you. I will call an electrician. I was trying to avoid this but I guess I will need to call in the pros.
My oven's lower heating element had a "flash" of flame in one section of it, and I replaced the element with a new one. When I plugged the range ba...
I have an old iron rail on my concrete stoop and stairs. It has rusted on three legs above where it is bolted in, and it is very loose. I would lik...
I am looking to take out old insulation and put in new in my mother's attic. Can anyone give me a quick primer on the different types of insulation...
OK, so sounds like a couple of problems here - 1) ice on indoor coil and 2) drainage problem. So, on #2 I should check the drain line again for a c...
Yes, it's a heat pump. Would ice collecting on the coils cause that much water? And, the ice would form why? Due to a problem with the unit? Or is ...
My garage was awash yesterday with water that can only be coming from my electric furnace. I am baffled as to where it came from and why. This is m...
It looks like the slope at the top of the porch is 2:12, and at the edge it is 1.5:12. No wonder the last roofer used rubber. Plus, at the valley w...
Thank you. I'll go over and measure that today. If the size of shingle is irrelevant, is there a particular method of putting them on that would ma...
Thank you. Can you tell me what you mean by a 3/12? How do I measure this? She had a completely new roof put on a few years ago, standard shing...
My mother just paid a roofing contractor to fix a leak in her roof. She has a small front porch (about 8x8) whose roof was covered with rubber shee...
I just removed a 4-bolt toilet from my mother's house, circa 1950. I had to rip out and replace the subfloor which had rotted due to long-term toil...
I am removing wallpaper and two layers of border from my bathroom. I rented a steamer and the paper came of easily, but the border is another story...
Somehow I tripped the circuit breaker for both of bathrooms' electrical outlets. They were not being used at the time, although I plugged in a spac...
OK, got it. Wasn't sure if the stair rods would be sufficient to hold it in place, but it sounds like they will, plus it will be easier to upgrade ...