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My bathtub drains slowly so I searched the web for natural solutions. Majority says to place baking soda and then vinegar and then hot water. But now the water wouldn't go down. It made it worst! Why did this happen if it's supposed to unclog my drain? And can I still fix it myself without having to call a plumber?
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I’m living in a dorm at college so I can’t really check anything out if there’s something wrong, hoping someone will know how to override or something? My roommate and I don’t agree on the temperature and I just came back from class and saw it was at 71 (she had it set for 76!!).Went to turn it down to 69 which is normally as low as it goes and the perfect temperature for me, and suddenly it won’t go below 72? I can’t imagine my roommate figured out how to override it considering I can’t figure it out. It’s a Schneider electric thermostat, there aren’t that many options. I’ve tried pressing/holding the override button and absolutely nothing happens
3 days
Angle grinder is the obvious way. Even a cheap one will do for small jobs and occasional use. Note that there are different disks depending on the task and materials, principally stone or metal and grinding or cutting. In this case you need a stone grinding disc. Mind your fingers.
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Those switches will work fine, as long as each switch being replaced controls one light or one set of lights, and there's not another switch controlling the same light or set of lights.
Pick up a couple of two-way switches , of the same style, while you're at the store. If the installer needs them, you won't have to run out and get them, in the middle of the job. If they're not used, return them at your leisure.
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Just a little spot lik 10×4. The mold looks like little pin pricks. I scrubbed it away about a month ago, and it's back. I moved into this house a little over a year ago, and its growing on the remnants of old wallpaper that was ripped off. I keep the window open, and cieling fan on after I take showers, so why would mold grow? Especially just in that one spot.
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So I have a small shed with about a two foot brick wall extending up the base of every wall, which goes down about a foot into the ground below. The floor of the inside of the shed is just dirt, however. Can I pour a concrete slab just straight into the center, with some gravel, metal mesh and a weather proofing layer? Or am I going to have to connect the foundation slab to that surrounding brick wall? And if I need to connect it, how would I go about doing so? Thanks a lot.
1 week
Hi. I have a huge collection of papers I have collected, since I have lived at my present residence, over the years. You might say I am a pack rat. I have a lot of papers that I have saved and accumulated for over a decade.My family and I want to move, and I need to focus on going through and throwing a lot of these papers out. I have to do this myself- my family and I are planning on moving, and we don't expect to take a lot of stuff with us. I don't have a paper shredder.What's the fastest and most effective way to go through and get rid of lots of papers you don't want and need, if you don't have a paper shredder?I am open to suggestions. Please help- thank you.
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So I just bought a portable gas generator and it didn’t come with a power cord. I have a 220v 30 amp receptacle in garage that runs off a separate breaker in the panel.In the case of an emergency, I was going to backfeed the generator to that receptacle. I used Romex 10-4 (10 gauge copper, 4 conductors) to hookup the receptacle. The respectable has two hot, one neutral, and no ground. So I grounded the Romex in the panel and also screwed the other end onto the box where the receptacle goes.Now, the old generator power cord has a male end with three prongs. Two for hot and one neutral. However, the new generator that I have will only take l14-30 plug with has four prongs (two hot, one neutral, and one ground). So I was going to pickup a l14-30 plug from homedepot and cut the old plug off with cord and put the new one on. However, the old cord only has three wires. Two hot and neutral. Therefore the new plug I will put on will have no ground wire attached.Please let me know your advice if I can still use the cord and just have the plug with no ground wire attached to it. I don’t think the whole circuit is grounded at all because at the box in the garage the ground wire is just attached to a screw in the box and not actually to the device it powers.
5 days
Face mask and disposable bunny suit?
1 week
Use your hand to reach down the toilet and as far into the U-bend as you can.

Seriously: as long as you have no bad cuts or open sores your skin will protect you and can be washed thoroughlyafterwards.Even domestic bleach isn't a problem if it's diluted in a load of toilet water, but I'd suggest that you use a jug and a bucket to remove as much of the liquid in the toilet bowl and then pour clean water down there to replace it and further dilute the bleach. A toilet bowl nearly full of water will help add pressure to clear the blockage as you reach down and up into the U-bend. Expect to feel some slime on the glazed ceramic surface: that's normal.

I was a plumber for many years and just got used to it: gloves inevitably ended up getting flooded anyway and gauntlets which went right up my arm were often too bulky and reduced any sense of touch to identify what the blockage was.

If that fails, rent a set of drain rods for a few hours and use the plunger head attachment: always turn the rods clockwise as you plunge: that ensures the threaded joints and fittings stay attached. If plunging into the bowl fails, follow the outlet pipe to find the access chamber or access port closest to the toilet and then rod back up the pipe. MAKE ABSOLUTELY SURE that the toilet lid is down and ideally surround the bowl with dirty towels which you were due to launder anyway. If the lid is not down you can end up with a geyser of shitty water shooting out of the toilet and hitting the ceiling. And everything else in the bathroom... (see picture of what I mean).

The hand method will seem gross, but it is fast and VERY effective in many cases. It enabled me to be in and out of a job (or should that be "big jobs"?) in under five minutes including the time to wash my hands. I'd still get my one hour minimum first hour labour fee for the work.
5 days
so im trying to cut out a notch not sure if what you called it but i need to cut out a notch i need to take enough to fit in its place a flat bar see in the photo part 2B
1 week
There is an old adage - measure twice, cut once. Or in your case drill once.

A good idea is to draw the elevations of your room on paper (to scale) to help plan where thing go. Or mark them out on the wall with masking tape to ensure you are happy with them before proceeding.

As you say it isn't the end of the world, you just fill in the holes and touch up the paintwork.
2 weeks
The lock is in the picture below. Don't worry-- it's my house. Any advice would be really appreciated, ty!