I know many people who don't live in houses but in apartments - empty nesters, young couples with or without children. However, if you were to base your idea of Americans' residences solely on television shows, it would seem that absolutely everybody lives in a house. [more inside]
posted by gregb1007
on Mar 21, 2006 -
Things are starting to disappear from the house. What's your best advice on catching a possible thief who appears trustworthy? [more inside]
posted by terrier319
on Mar 18, 2006 -
When I have my integrated amplifier set on "phono", I get an annoying 60 cycle hum buzzing out my speakers. [more inside]
posted by Ber
on Mar 14, 2006 -
I'm building a small DIY house. Where's my online community? [more inside]
posted by zek
on Mar 8, 2006 -
A few months back NPR had a story about the budget airline Jet Blue using booking agents who work from home. Does anyone know of other companies with employees doing computer work from home? I have a friend in New Jersey who's a single mom with no transportation who's also limited in her job options because of the high cost of child care and limited marketable skills. I'd like to know what home bound job opportunities exist for someone in this predicament. Any other suggestions for job options would be appreciated.
posted by TheManticore
on Feb 28, 2006 -
Might have to do some serious work on my house's foundation. Estimates run to $10,000 or more. What should I be asking or thinking about here? [more inside]
posted by jojopizza
on Feb 19, 2006 -
Is there any aesthetically pleasing way to arrange two computers (and desks, office chairs), a TV (and table), and a big comfy couch in a single room. I'm always embarrassed at the ugliness of my functional apartment when people come over. [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak
on Feb 12, 2006 -
What are some advantages and disadvantages of buying a newly built home? [more inside]
posted by ND¢
on Feb 2, 2006 -
Are there any real, decent, and legit jobs I could work from home on for some extra cash? [more inside]
posted by JPigford
on Jan 21, 2006 -
How thick would a carbon steel plate have to be to roughly approximate the bending & deflection characteristics of 5/8" to 3/4" plywood? [more inside]
posted by true
on Jan 19, 2006 -
I have a large mirror that my former roommates acquired via dumpster diving
. It measures 48" x 36". It has 4 small holes, one drilled in each corner, 5" diagonally from the corners and 3.5" from the sides. It's unframed and quite heavy. How can I hang it without using glue or mastic? [more inside]
posted by Famous
on Jan 17, 2006 -
Should I buy a cheap "feather fill" comforter online? So far I've only ever had lovely Cuddle Down comforters at home, but now am striking out on my own, and don't have the budget for lofty bedding right away. Will I even notice the difference in fill type, or thread count? I will always have a duvet cover over it... or is this a save-for-it item worth the wait? [more inside]
posted by zenigmatic
on Jan 9, 2006 -
Short version: Want to piggy back the audio/video output of my receiver onto my cable TV signal.
Long version: I want to take the output of my receiver which is in RCA plugs (2 audio, 1 video) and somehow put that onto coax that ALSO contains my basic cable channels. I'm sure I stumbled onto something like this while looking at home automation stuff months ago, but I'm not finding it now. Effectively what I want is to be able to put my receiver's output on channel 100 or something on my coax. This would allow me to split that coax and run it to other TV's in my house and have the output from the receiver available on any TV on channel 100, while still having the regular cable channels available as normal. This will allow me to play Xbox on any TV in my house with my wireless controller.
I found this
but it only puts the one signal onto coax, it doesn't add it to coax with an existing set of channels. Not what I want, but its the closest thing I've found.
Is this even possible or am I dreaming that I have seen this before?
posted by gfroese
on Jan 6, 2006 -
What's the best method for removing human semen stains from dark cotton bedsheets? Very hot washing machine cycles don't always work. Thank you.
posted by PenguinBukkake
on Jan 3, 2006 -
My neighbor in the highrise I live in loves to watch TV very loudly and all night! Is there something I can hang on the walls to help cut down on the noise? I have a white noise machine, ear plugs-- but I just want silence really!
posted by psususe
on Jan 2, 2006 -
Home gadgetry. I'm trying to move away from web design and am interested in starting a business related to home technology solutions. [more inside]
posted by masymas
on Dec 31, 2005 -
Who makes a kickass indoor hammock? Who sells a kickass indoor hammock (online or, preferably, in Toronto)? What makes an indoor hammock kickass? What should I look for and what should I avoid? Thanks!
posted by dobbs
on Dec 17, 2005 -
Our (rented) house seems to have been built without insulation. Tips on keeping the house as warm as possible this winter? [more inside]
posted by Wolfie
on Dec 9, 2005 -
I had to buy an air compressor to blow out some outside plumbing for the winter. What are some other fun/useful things I can do with it? Already know about: airbrush painting, snowmaking, inflating tires. Others?
posted by stupidsexyFlanders
on Dec 7, 2005 -
I was looking online into some home based businesses. You know those things you read about..."make millions just packing envelopes?" Well, this one is not quite that. Ever heard of www.assuranceplus.net
? They just called me and basically said that I could try them out and if I don't make the amount of money that I spent getting my business started, than I would get a full refund. Is this legit? If so, why doesn't everyone do this? Anyone ever made money doing this?
posted by JPowers
on Dec 7, 2005 -
How do your organize all your little stuff (ipods, wires, knick knacks, doojobbies, etc.)? [more inside]
posted by oissubke
on Dec 5, 2005 -
I need some advice on how to best break up a seemingly indestructible concrete slab in my backyard. It is about 8 feet by 4 feet by 2 feet deep. I've tried a sledge hammer and also a relatively low-power jackhammer, with little success. [more inside]
posted by krudiger
on Nov 28, 2005 -
Please help me choose a secondary fridge (in the UK) - for an upcoming party and perhaps to keep after that. [more inside]
posted by suleikacasilda
on Nov 26, 2005 -
MediaFilter: Does what I want exist? I want to stream media to my home theater, but... [more inside]
posted by twiggy
on Nov 25, 2005 -
I'd like to help power the house and exercise, both solved with one solution, and need some suggestions. [more inside]
posted by vanoakenfold
on Nov 21, 2005 -