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Using the wrong insulation correctly

[Klutz Construction Filter] Insulating a daylight basement with the wrong size of insulation, can I safely make it work? [more inside]
posted by KneeDeep on Nov 25, 2006 - 6 answers

caffè nella mia casa canadese

Is there a Canadian program similar to Illy USA's "Illy A Casa" where good quality espresso-grind coffee can be automatically delivered to my home every 4-6 weeks? [more inside]
posted by elkerette on Nov 22, 2006 - 5 answers

OS X Home Security

Recently my bike and some other trivial stuff has been stolen off my porch. My bike was locked. :( I want to bait this thief with another bike (my broken one) and see who this jerk is. I have a mac and want to use a wireless webcam. Infrared is key since I believe he strikes at night. Is there an app for OS X and a compatible webcam for this situation? Ideally, it would not capture footage unless their is activity. -thanks
posted by bloodniece on Nov 13, 2006 - 14 answers

Attn: Networking Gurus - Help me not break my internet connection!

How can I make my computer trust it's wireless connection to get to the internet? I have a Windows XP professional system with a wired connection through a local router to a softmodded Xbox and a wireless connection (USB adapter) that connects to a router in another room and out to the internet. Every time I enable the wired connection, I lose the ability to connect to websites. (Extended details inside) [more inside]
posted by neolith22 on Nov 12, 2006 - 7 answers

Amazing Dryer Balls!

"Amazing Dryer Balls"...anyone use them? Do they work (as a replacement for chemical-y dryer sheets)? [more inside]
posted by tpl1212 on Nov 12, 2006 - 14 answers

What are "green" alternatives to replacing an old shingle home roof?

What are some "green" alternatives when replacing an old shingle home roof (in New England)? [more inside]
posted by chefscotticus on Nov 8, 2006 - 13 answers

How to remove paint from a parquet floor?

How to remove paint from parquet floors? [more inside]
posted by huskerdont on Nov 8, 2006 - 9 answers

Be it ever so humble...

How can I make my house's decor appear sophisticated and interesting? [more inside]
posted by LoriFLA on Oct 28, 2006 - 25 answers

setting up a website/webserver from an apartment

What kind of internet provider and other stuff do I need to run a website out of my apartment? [more inside]
posted by mrkohrea on Oct 25, 2006 - 14 answers

AAAA! I'm in garage door torsion spring hell! AAAAA!

Please help save me from garage door torsion spring hell! [more inside]
posted by bradn on Oct 24, 2006 - 9 answers

Home theater shops in SF?

I'm taking a friend shopping for a home theater tomorrow in San Francisco. She has a very healthy budget, and I want to hit up some of the higher-end boutique stores that can give a good demo. Which ones should we go to? [more inside]
posted by wubbie on Oct 20, 2006 - 12 answers

Elegant trash/recycling bins?

I have little under-cabinet space and and am looking for a somewhat elegant solution to trash/food waste/recycling. Because of the lack of under-counter space, I need something free-standing and preferably with a small footprint. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by Manhasset on Oct 20, 2006 - 10 answers

Home delivery of groceries?

Does anyone have any experience with home grocery delivery in South Orange County? [more inside]
posted by zzztimbo on Oct 19, 2006 - 4 answers

What causes dust build up and how can we keep it to a minimum?

What causes dust build up and how can we keep it to a minimum? [more inside]
posted by JPigford on Oct 17, 2006 - 15 answers

Some help on the Home Projector front.

More home-theater projector questions. This time, it's eBaytastic. Of course, there's [more inside]
posted by thanotopsis on Oct 13, 2006 - 9 answers

What tools does a single person moving out on his own need?

I'm going to be moving out on my own soon. What kinds of tools do I need to keep on hand for basic repairs around the house? [more inside]
posted by JDHarper on Oct 10, 2006 - 27 answers

What's the minimum oil we need?

What's the minimum oil will it take to keep our new apartment warm through the winter? We're in a relatively moderate climate (Pacific Northwest). [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak on Oct 10, 2006 - 3 answers

Olive Oil vs. Unfinished Red oak floor

I spilled olive oil on our new red oak hardwood floor, the day before the contractors are coming to sand, stain and finish it (a small bottle fell off the shelf and the top popped off) . How screwed are we? [more inside]
posted by Scoo on Oct 8, 2006 - 11 answers

Is this an electrical fault ?

I know, I know, light bulbs seem to fail in clusters, but I don't think this is to do with putting a bunch of lights in at the same time. This week for instance, I got up and turned on my kitchen lights (8 x 50w small spots) and one blew and tripped my Ground Floor Light fuse. A day later and I get home and turn on the same lights, another goes and trips the lights circuit again. Later in the week, another goes in my study. I replaced all the bulbs today. I turn them on, everything is fine, I go outside and turn on the porch/side lights (3 x 60w) and two of them blow. I nearly always have an inop light or two. My question is this : Is there an electrical fault which might explain this pattern of failure ? Thanks
posted by matholio on Oct 7, 2006 - 11 answers

Cost ratio of mortgage payment vs. rent?

When you made the jump from paying the rent to paying a mortgage, what was the ratio? [more inside]
posted by woj on Oct 6, 2006 - 36 answers

New neighbors, tell me what you really think about our town!

I'm in the process of buying a house in Chester Springs, PA (a western suburb of Philadelphia). If any MeFites are locals, I've got a few questions about the area . . . [more inside]
posted by galimatias on Oct 6, 2006 - 3 answers

How to get my rescue kitty off wet food?

I'm trying to get my six to nine month old rescue kitten off wet food, but its just not working with the usuals. I've had her for 3 weeks now. Difficulty: 20 year old prima-donna feline housemate who needs wet, but now enjoys kittenchow. [more inside]
posted by verytres on Oct 4, 2006 - 9 answers

Can two Distros share a Home?

Linux Filter: Is it copasetic to use the same home folder on two different installs of Linux? [more inside]
posted by TrueVox on Oct 3, 2006 - 15 answers

Building a single-family outside of code

What are the consequences of building a single-family residence outside of code? [more inside]
posted by Gordion Knott on Oct 3, 2006 - 16 answers

Advice on deck staining & bathtub caulking

Questions about 2nd coats. 1) DECK: Just stained deck two days ago with a semi-transparent latex deck stain ("Weatherbeater" brand). Unfortunately it dried a little unevenly, showing brush marks, so there are lighter and darker patches. Can I apply a second coat, or will that peal once the rain comes? 2) TUB: re-caulked around tub yesterday. Aesthetically it might look better if I could apply another layer of caulk to smooth out edges and make a little thicker (used white silicone bathroom stuff), but will the fresh caulk adhere properly to the 24-hour cured caulk? I had to scrape the bejesus out of the gap to get the old caulk out, and I don't want to risk the new caulk job failing.
posted by _sirmissalot_ on Oct 2, 2006 - 3 answers

Options for Unwanted Kids

Adoption? Foster parents? What are the options for two neglected children of a crack addict mother? [more inside]
posted by dropkick on Sep 30, 2006 - 16 answers

help me get a fair shake.

I am leaving my fiancee, we bought a house together a year and a half ago. What kind of property rights do I have? [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Sep 28, 2006 - 16 answers

Property Line Dispute, with a neighbor who is selling.

Property Line Dispute, with a neighbor who is selling. Should we resolve it now, or hope for the best with the new neighbor? [more inside]
posted by krudiger on Sep 25, 2006 - 24 answers

single bare light bulb seeks cover

Glass globe for my room's ceiling light was crusty and bug-filled -- unscrewed it and put it away for a temporary fix! What options do I have for covering the ugly bare light bulb? [more inside]
posted by milkdropcoronet on Sep 24, 2006 - 18 answers

Looking for interesting floor/table lamps.

Looking for a unique or stylin' a) table lamp and b) floor lamp. Suggestions? [more inside]
posted by You Should See the Other Guy on Sep 23, 2006 - 8 answers

What's a non-crappy home exercise bike?

Is there a worthwhile stationary (preferably recumbent) exercise bike choice available for consumer purchase under $1,000? [more inside]
posted by phearlez on Sep 22, 2006 - 9 answers

water heater pilot light won't stay lit

Our water heater pilot light won't stay lit. Is it time to call a repair man? [more inside]
posted by MrMoonPie on Sep 20, 2006 - 9 answers

Make it from scratch?

What things are worth the time and cost of doing/making myself? For example, tomatoes from the store are miles below the ones I grow in my garden. Fresh-baked bread is amazing. But knitting socks or a sweater seems hardly worth it, despite the fact that I can customize it, because of the high cost of the time and materials. [more inside]
posted by sLevi on Sep 20, 2006 - 48 answers

Green home products

I'm considering opening a retail sustainable home decor shop in Portland. What are some of your favorite green/sustainable/simple home products and where do you get them? [more inside]
posted by strangeleftydoublethink on Sep 19, 2006 - 5 answers

The door won't close.

How do I fix a door that won't close? [more inside]
posted by team lowkey on Sep 15, 2006 - 7 answers

Help me install speaker wire

Help me escape speaker wire installation-purgatory - [more inside]
posted by Fidel Cashflow on Sep 14, 2006 - 12 answers

Home warranty renewal?

Ned Flanders was right. Insurance is a form of gambling. Please help me win the bet with my home warranty. [more inside]
posted by Otis on Sep 14, 2006 - 6 answers

Transplant my Boot HD to new PC?

Advice please on relocating boot hard drive to new home-built PC and any potential issues with all new hardware. [more inside]
posted by Kensational on Sep 8, 2006 - 7 answers

Should I buy a condo conversion?

I'm thinking of buying a condo that was converted from an apartment; am I going to regret it? [more inside]
posted by bbuda on Sep 8, 2006 - 15 answers

Why do my lights spontaneously turn on?

Why do my lights turn on by themselves? Do I have poltergeists? [more inside]
posted by jknecht on Sep 7, 2006 - 8 answers

Water damage on a wood floor--hurry, it's still damp!

I just discovered a bottle of water has leaked onto my hardwood floor. What can I do to minimize the damage while the floor is still damp? [more inside]
posted by werty on Sep 3, 2006 - 10 answers

What's cool to do in a house wired with RG-6 and Cat6?

Home networking wizards: What cool stuff can be done when a house is wired with RG-6 and Cat6? Not just vanilla internet and file sharing. What wired activities and equipment do you love or covet? [more inside]
posted by Dave 9 on Aug 31, 2006 - 8 answers

Damage to home and liability

During construction on the common area of the town home complex I live in, workers may have damaged my water main, possibly causing damage to the interior of my home. They are trying to determine the damage now. Do I need a lawyer? [more inside]
posted by rryan on Aug 31, 2006 - 5 answers

Easy solar for the home?

Are there any easy and inexpensive solar kits for your home? Someone preferably DIY installable. (in the 500-1k range?) [more inside]
posted by mphuie on Aug 28, 2006 - 4 answers

Should we accept an offer with a contingency?

OK, we FINALLY got an offer on our house (after 4 months on the market) and we can't decide if we should accept. [more inside]
posted by SheIsMighty on Aug 27, 2006 - 22 answers

Help mebuntu!

Can I access (hax0r!) my now screen-less xubuntu laptop over my home network? [more inside]
posted by one_bean on Aug 27, 2006 - 16 answers

How to get electricity back?

The power in our downstairs is out but there are no breakers in the fuse panel showing red. Can any electricians out there 'shed some light' (groan....) ???? [more inside]
posted by pman78 on Aug 27, 2006 - 11 answers

Watch your house over the web?

I am looking for products/services where you can install a camera outside your home (maybe on the porch or back deck) and see what's going on via the web while you're at work or away from home anytime? I guess it would have to be some kind of wireless connection signal transmission thingy?
posted by sandra194 on Aug 25, 2006 - 2 answers

How can I save money and energy and still have attractive lighting?

I understand that incandescent light bulbs are antiquated and extremely wasteful, but LED and fluorescent light looks horrible... [more inside]
posted by bradn on Aug 23, 2006 - 24 answers

Normalize My Audio

I want to normalize the audio output of my DVD player within a certain range. Is this possible? [more inside]
posted by escher on Aug 22, 2006 - 15 answers

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