Maintenance & Repairs

What do you do about products with 'quirks' in it?

Like I have a vacuum cleaner I just recently bought. The trap door holding the hepa filter keeps coming loose and both the trap door and hepa would keep falling out of the vacuum cleaner intermitte ... show more
0 answer · Maintenance & Repairs · 2 days ago

Is this normal for my house to have screws stuck in the studs?

There was a tv mount I took off the wall and one of the mount screws broke off in the stud of the house. Same thing happened when i took down a cabinet. Some of the nails broke off into the stud. ... show more
9 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 4 days ago

Refrigerator knocking noise?

Every 30 MINS or so I hear a loud knocking noise (usually 5 or 6 fast knocks) and then it goes away. I have opened the freezer thinking it was the fan but it sounds to be coming from the back and more ... show more
11 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 4 days ago

Why is it/could it possibly be dangerous to turn something off in a fuse box that isn't working properly?

I've posted twice already but nobody is answering the question of why it could be dangerous to turn the shower off at the switch in the fuse box.My old electrician advised this as said it would c ... show more
8 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 5 days ago

Garage air unit?

At my friend's house in the garage is the air conditioning unit and this square silver ducting is connected to the a/c nit, I walked near it but not directly on it, I am afraid of insulation, the ... show more
8 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 6 days ago

What do I do?

The foundation under my home is falling apart. We can't afford to fix it but the basement is flooding and it's the dead of winter in Maine. I just don't know what to do. Everything seems to be falling ... show more
10 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 1 week ago

Accidently "Cleaned Off" Paint on New Stove?

I was trying to remove the grease but once I got it off and wiped it away, the paint was off my brand new stove. Can I paint it back or repair it somehow. Please, I'm desperate.
19 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 1 week ago

I am concerned about freezing water lines while traveling in the winter. They aren't insulated and I won't have time to before my trip.Tips?

I am concerned because when I bought this (foreclosed) home it had plumbing damage due to frozen pipes. But I think this happened while the heat was off. I have lived here for about 3 years with ... show more
9 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 1 week ago

Does it make any sense to use a filter in your home RETURN air ducts?

Would that block the air or would it help to prevent dust? Currently I just use the furnace filter as directed by the HVAC company.
12 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 1 week ago

Can a small child's knit glove do this to a toilet?

A small kid's knit glove was accidentally flushed down an upstairs toilet two weeks ago. All's been well so far. It's a 3-bathroom house, two toilets upstairs and one in a far storage r ... show more
9 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 1 week ago

The blender trips up my electricity. Does it mean I need a new blender?

This is the 2nd time it's happened and I refused to buy a new blender as my landlord said. I have to access and reset the breakers everytime. They can't afford an electrician at the moment a ... show more
15 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 1 week ago

Can you run a propane generator off of natural gas?

It s a dual- fuel model meant to run on gasoline or propane, I want to hook it to an unused gas line that s meant for a gas dryer and run the hose outside to the generator
10 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 1 week ago