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    Toilet stopped up in basement

    Basement toilet is blocked. I tried 6 foot auger 5 times and tried using a plunger a number of times. Neither helped. There is a bathroom sink three feet away that is not clogged and runs and drains...
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    Garage roof puddles

    Is there a fix for a flat garage roof that puddles in the middle other than paying to have the entire roof done over ?
  3. Basement air conditioner installment question.

    Two years ago I had my basement renovated and the contractor installed an air conditioner in the wall that sticks out just above the ground level outside in the backyard. When I run my air...
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    Verification when representing yourself

    In NY when representing yourself in writing a complaint for Supreme Court, is it necessary to have the notarized verification form that the attorney usually attached to the complaint?
  5. First time home buyer receives property from transfer

    I want to take advantage of using a retirement account to purchase a home as a first time home buyer. If a relative transfers a house to me that is already paid for , am I still considered a first...
  6. Question: Pine trees

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    No landscaped yard. Just a small yard with one...

    No landscaped yard. Just a small yard with one tree in it. It's mostly cement and brick.ll
  7. Question: Pine trees

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    Pine trees

    I have a pine tree that I purchased 15 years ago and planted in my small backyard. It has split into two trees and is over 22 feet tall. Can a pine tree be trimmed down to about 10to15 feet and can I...
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    Money from IRA for home repair

    Will an 84 year old who has an IRA be penalized for taking $20,000 out to do a home repair?
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    The contractor goes out of state down south for...

    The contractor goes out of state down south for the winter months. The actual light switch itself feels warm to the touch when it is on for a while and the other switches don't. When it goes off and...
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    Recessed light turn off and on by itself

    I recently remodeled my basement and the contractor installed recessed lighting. There are 14 different recessed lights but one single recessed light turns off and on by itself. When I turn it on it...
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    :D Thank you, Thank you, Thank you-called a...

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    Thank you, Thank you, Thank you-called a plumber. He told me $350 because it was the weekend. I went to Home Depot and bought a 6 foot auger for $49. Fixed it in ten minutes.
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    Toilet won't flush

    Toilet is in the basement. It flushes but it won't drain. The tank is full and it empties but
    The bowl fills up but doesn't flush out. The water in the bowl eventually slowly drains out on its own...
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    Horrible picture on TV

    I just purchased a new SMART Samsung TV and the cable company delivered a cable box. The problem is the picture quality is horrible. The picture looks like the one you get when you watch a sports...
  14. Social security survivors benefits versus own

    If a person is already collecting social security retirement benefits from their own contributions and their husband dies, do they get an increase as a wife's survivor benefits if the husband had...
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    Purchase refrigerator

    I finished renovating my basement and have space between my bar and a wall for a refrigerator. The space is open from floor to ceiling and is 29 and 1/2 inches wide. Does anyone make a refrigerator...
  16. Personal finance software without revealing personal information

    Is there any personal finance software that doesn't require you to put in your personal information.I just need something that I can add and subtract on my own without giving all my personal...
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    Sue for faulty auto repairs

    Who do you sue when a repair shop charges to fix your car and the car is not fixed and they say it is not their problem anymore. I paid a repair shop $3000 to fix my BMW and get it ready to pass an...
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    Power of attorney for mother

    I have power of attorney for my mother and I'm concerned that she is constantly inundated with offers of reverse mortgages and people trying to sell her things. She lives in a house that is hers and...
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    Heat for whirlpool tub

    Is it possible to add a heating system to a whirlpool tub that is already installed?
  20. Question: Shower grouting

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    It is where the wall meets the shower pan and the...

    It is where the wall meets the shower pan and the corners.
  21. Question: Shower grouting

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    Shower grouting

    What is the best material to use to re-grout around the edges of my bathroom shower. The person who installed it used some kind of rubber material that comes apart every time I try to clean the...
  22. Question: Bamboo flooring

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    Bamboo flooring

    Is bamboo flooring a reasonable, practical option for a basement remodel?
  23. Question: No heat from BMW

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    No heat from BMW

    I just changed the thermostat, radiator and hoses in a 2000 BMW 528. The engine doesn't overheat anymore but now I get no heat to defrost the windows. It only blows cold air. What should I look for...
  24. Can computer repair shops download personal information?

    If I take my computer that I use for shopping, personal banking and bill paying to a shop to be repaired, does the technician have access to my credit cards, bank accounts and passwords? Would it...
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    I have a handleset on my house that looks about...

    I have a handleset on my house that looks about 25 years old that is worn out and hard to use with the key. I would like to replace it with something more modern like a fingerprint or number combo...
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    Replace handleset locks

    Can a handleset lock be replaced by a lock other than another handleset lock without making modifications to the hole?
  27. Collection agencies lying to get credit card information

    A collection agency called someone I know who is 84 years old and suffers from memory loss and outright lied to her and stated she owed $40, 000.00 on an American Express bill. The collection agency...
  28. Question: Drywall lifts

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    I'm doing the entire basement and then the...

    I'm doing the entire basement and then the garage. I have full-time responsibilities so I will be taking my time doing the work.
  29. Question: Drywall lifts

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    Drywall lifts

    I'm looking to buy a drywall lift to sheetrock my entire basement. I'm doing it by myself so I figure it may take me a couple of days to a week to finish, so I figure I might as well buy a lift...
  30. Where can I find a front door lock for a two and a half inch thick door?

    Looking for front door lock.
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    Last room to get warm

    I have a problem with my radiator (steam), in my room. I have to crank up the heat high in the whole house just to get my radiator to come on. The rest of the house gets so hot that someone in...
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    Suit for faulty auto repairs

    What do I need to do to sue an auto repair shop for paying to fix my car and the car is still not fixed? My car started overheating while I was out and I called a tow company from the yellow pages to...
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    Test for water pump

    Is there a way to test if a water pump needs replacing? I replaced my radiator, thermostat and hoses and my car still overheats after about 10 minutes of driving. 2000 BMW 5281.
  34. Question: NY state taxes

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    NY state taxes

    If retired from a New York City agency, are the pension benefits subject to New York State taxes?
  35. Computer viruses masking itself as an anti-virus program

    Help! I purchases a laptop for my daughter in May. A Toshiba from Best Buy. Suddenly appearing on the computer is some type of security software from Best Buy that keeps popping up asking for $50. To...
  36. Does the Toyota Prius suffer from the same safety brake issues as the other Toyotas?

    Does the toyota prius suffer from the same brake problems as the other toyotas?
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    Timeshare cancellations

    I purchased a timeshare in Mexico and cancelled the purchase according to Mexican law two days later. The people who own the timeshare stated to me that unless I sign a cancellation agreement...
  38. Question: Hot water heater

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    I have one bathroom now with one shower and a...

    I have one bathroom now with one shower and a bathtub. We are a family of showerers because nobody has time to take baths. My water heater is A.O. Smith model PGXH-50. I guess that means it is a 50...
  39. Question: Boot sequence

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    When I reformatted the drive I used "Wipe Drive"...

    When I reformatted the drive I used "Wipe Drive" to erase the hard drive and then used the re-install disk that came with the computer to reinstall Windows. I thought I would be able to get the...
  40. Question: Hot water heater

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    Hot water heater

    My household is about to increase from three to six. I have a dishwasher in the kitchen and washing machine in the basement. I have to add another bathroom so I was wondering what is the minimum size...
  41. Question: Boot sequence

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    Boot sequence

    I recently reformatted a windows xp computer and now it will only start with the cd in the disk drive. I go to F2 to change the boot sequence to start from the hard drive but it automatically goes...
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    Travel agencies keeping your money

    Is a travel web site, Travelocity to be exact, allowed to keep money for a reservation if you cancel two weeks before the date of the flight? When I cancelled my travel plans they told me my airline...
  43. Question: Golf beginner

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    Golf beginner

    As a beginner just starting playing golf, what are the most important things to practice working on?
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    Does anybody collect passports?

    I am traveling out of the country for the first time with a passport. Is there any instance when someone needs to keep your passport such as a hotel clerk, (like you see in the movies)? Also what do...
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    Filing criminal complaint

    Is there somewhere to go to file a criminal complaint charge against someone who fraudulently claims your dependents on their tax return. My daughters have been living with me continuously since...
  46. Question: Donate tools

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    Donate tools

    Are there any organizations that take hand and power tools for donations? I'm moving from a house to a condo and am giving up my home remodeling to start enjoying my weekends casually. I have a shop...
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    How to gain weight without protein

    I would like to know if it is possible to gain body weight and a little muscle without consuming a lot of protein. I suffer from kidney disease and have been advised by a doctor not to eat more than...
  48. Question: Hypertension

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    I was talking about myself. I take medicine for...

    I was talking about myself. I take medicine for hypertension and get IV's with glutathione from another doctor. I was wondering if would raise my pressure because I am adding extra fluids.
  49. Question: Hypertension

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    Hypertension

    Does getting an intravenious injection of fluids raise your blood pressure and is it safe when you are already being treated for hypertension?
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    Forgot winzip password

    I have forgotten WinZip passwords from files that I encrypted years ago and need to recover. Any suggestions would be welcome.
    Thanks
    WMorg555
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