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    A pass-the-buck scam

    A friend told me about a internet scam that leaves Paypal, UPS and credit card companies passing the buck to each other.
    A scam online site accepts a Paypal payment for a product. The scammer ships...
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    Cleaning whisks

    The whisks (meaning the kitchen utensil) that I see for sale at local stores have hollow handles. How are they supposed to be cleaned when food gets inside the handle? Is it standard procedure to...
  3. I'd pay more attention to what is behind the...

    I'd pay more attention to what is behind the finished surface that its cosmetic appearance. Would you and the installer use the same underlayment, installed in the same way? - use the same number...
  4. Returning to the original question, I'd need a 8...

    Returning to the original question, I'd need a 8 inch "start collar" on the trunk line to attach the flex duct to the trunk line, wouldn't I? Or is there some other way to do it?
  5. I don't understand what you are suggesting. In...

    I don't understand what you are suggesting. In looking for register ducting, the largest standard register boot that will fit into the openings for registers is 14x6x8 which ends with an 8 in...
  6. Even if I ran two 10 inch flex duct lines...

    Even if I ran two 10 inch flex duct lines parallel to each other, I wouldn't get airflow equivalent to a 24x8 sheet metal duct. The largest flex duct that would fit in the cavity without mashing it...
  7. I don't have any materials yet. In a house, I...

    I don't have any materials yet. In a house, I have an empty cavity above a hallway ceiling and below the main ceiling joists (the bottoms of roof trusses). The cross section of the cavity is 37 1/2...
  8. Installing start collar to duct of the same size

    There a plenty of online videos about HVAC duct work that show installing a "start collar" to the side of a duct that is wider than the collar. (e.g.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUlRYer9-3Y ) ...
  9. UK vs USA methods of joining rectangular sheet metal ducts

    Methods of joining rectangular sheet metal ducts used in the UK, as shown on http://www.ductstore.co.uk/acatalog/Help_on_rectangular_ducting.html seem simpler than the method using drive cleats still...
  10. I still need to heat and cool the rooms. The old...

    I still need to heat and cool the rooms. The old ducts were rusted through due to being used for 60 years with an evaporative cooler. They need to be replaced with new ducts..

    It easy to find...
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    I like this idea!

    I like this idea!
  12. A good way fo fame around air supply registers?

    Replacing the grill ("diffuser") over an air supply duct in an older home is often a nuisance because the screws that hold it often do into deteriorated wood or sometimes into nothing except plaster...
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    When I use that kind, they leak.

    When I use that kind, they leak.
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    Garden hose repair connectors

    Are there repair connectors for garden hoses that are identical to the original factory installed connectors?

    Repairs connectors that rely on band clamps (pipe clamps) make the connection...
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    Sliding barn door hardware

    What holds a door mounted onto "sliding barn door hardware"? Is it just gravity? Can a random passerby (sufficiently strong) just lift the door off of the track?

    For example:...
  16. Do misting systems get clogged by hard water?

    Do outdoor misting systems get clogged by hard water deposits?
  17. Plumbing access panels for a bathroom

    In a residential bathroom remodel, I'd like to have many access panels over the wall where there is extensive plumbing. What's a good design for panels that are sturdy and easy to maintain? They...
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    As of the past weeks, toilet paper and paper...

    As of the past weeks, toilet paper and paper towels are back in stock at a local Walmart and Albertsons

    When I went to Lowes Hardware, looking for a corded orbital sander, they had six models on...
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    In my location, rooms with gas furnaces must have...

    In my location, rooms with gas furnaces must have a inlet vent for outside air. Air from the attic counts as outside air.
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    Clamps for conduit connectors?

    Some conduit connectors like...
  21. Bug zapper lights - declining popularity?

    Have bug zapper lights declined in popularity?

    Locally, I find no bug zapper lights for sale at hardware stores. Home Depot and Lowes doesn't stock them. Sutherlands and the local Ace Hardware...
  22. Do you have a link to that specification? Is it...

    Do you have a link to that specification? Is it on the Broan website?
  23. NC red slaw recipe - how much sugar?

    The web page https://www.asouthernsoul.com/bbq-red-slaw/ gives a recipe recipe for red slaw that calls for a lot of sugar:

    Ingredients



    4 cups cabbage - finely chopped
    2/3 cup ketchup
    ...
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    Another thing I saw in the 50's were cars where...

    Another thing I saw in the 50's were cars where the finish was discolored around gas tank cap - apparently from gas overflows. I haven't noticed this in modern times. I wonder if this is because...
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    Gasoline overflow in the 50's

    In my childhood, on a hot day sometimes I saw a car with gasoline overflowing from the gas tank. My father's explanation was that people bought a full tank of gas that was cool from being stored...
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