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I'm looking for a new upright bag vacuum, around $250 or so. We have an older Panasonic upright bagless vac I have huge problems emptying (dust goes everywhere, including my face) and realized that a bag vacuum might be my solution. I'm quite short and would like something that's easy to use for shorter people. If anyone has any personal recommendations for short type vacuums, please post them. [more inside]
What kind of fly is this, where do they live and how can I clear my backyard of them?
About to sign a new lease but it says that there were bedbugs on the 5th floor within the last year (I'm looking at an apartment on the 2nd floor). Yikes. It says eradication measures were taken. Otherwise, this apartment is pretty good for me. Not perfect, but pretty good. Thoughts?
A few online reviews say the KitchenAid range (dual-fuel double oven) I want to buy makes a humming noise at all times. Is this for real, or did a few people get lemons? [more inside]
I'm buying a house but my mortgage is about to expire and the seller keeps pushing the closing date! What do I do? [more inside]
In construction engineering, can the following be correct? [more inside]
Is there an easy, effective way to supplement my houseplants’ light? [more inside]
I'm looking for someone with the skills and tools to perform some minor home repairs in my 2 BR Manhattan apartment—stuff like replacing some outlet covers, hanging a mirror, some small paint touch-ups, etc. I'm interested either direct recommendations, or sites where I can find someone. (I'm not interested in any DIY tips, though.) Thanks!
I'm tired of having cold toes in the winter. And so is my cat! [more inside]
I really like these drop pendant lights that I saw recently at a Panera restaurant. I have been searching for them (or similar style) online to no avail. Can someone help me find them? Key requirements: brushed nickel finish, dark red/amber color mix, shape as shown in photo.
Weird things found on a deck in Southwestern Ontario. [more inside]
I have very dirty aluminum siding on a house in the Midwest. I've tried many things, none work. Ideas? [more inside]
Redoing a bathroom. There's a single cold water line running to the sink and toilet. Water to the sink works fine, but not the toilet. Have put the water cutoff handle to 0 and 90 degree position to no avail, nothing changes. Here's a photo of the set up. Any ideas? [more inside]
We live in a rental house with a separately rented converted garage. A new tenant in the studio has two small terriers that make a ton of noise and have bitten my wife. Do we have any grounds to force the tenant to get rid of the dogs or to break our lease and move? [more inside]
Questions about good couches have been asked before here but the common favourites (e.g. Macy's, Room & Board, Benchmade, Joybird) won't ship to Canada at all or have ruinous shipping & duties (often paired with impossible return policies). What kind of sofa, available in Canada, would you recommend? [more inside]
We're moving for the first time since we accumulated a lot of stuff. We don't have a place to move into so we need to store stuff. We're overwhelmed by the options, especially since Pods says they can't help us. Help? [more inside]
We bought a house! We're closing on a wonderful house, built in 1936. We want to be wise and diligent owners, but we've never owned a house and we know little about maintaining one. We want to have a manual for things like repairs, maintenance, winterization, common problems, etc. Ideally, it'd have a checklist and we'd just keep going through it. If you live in a well-maintained old home, do you have a go-to guide for it?
I'm contemplating getting a pellet stove insert put into my 40's house with chimney. What should I be considering? [more inside]
I want to garden without buying plants, buying a bunch of stuff, or following finicky propagation procedures. Bonus Human Relations aspect at the end. [more inside]
This is a weird situation, and I genuinely have no idea what do to. Long story short, the bank says that the members of my condo association aren't really the members of my condo association? And the deed is wrong? All we want to do is switch bank accounts for the condo association, damn it. [more inside]