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    Re: Long Distance Moving Ideas

    For instance, I read where one person had not one, but two, vehicles break down, having to load and unload again and again... Then there's the people who show up after making a reservation to find...
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    Re: Long Distance Moving Ideas

    Thank you for your helpful response. I hadn't thought to call USPS and see what the restrictions are. I am sure they would find it irritating, at least, if we were to bring in 30 boxes of media mail...
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    Re: Long Distance Moving Ideas

    The point of my post was to see if there were ways to move and issues I had not thought of. I'm weighing the costs with doing less work. The amount of time it takes the stuff to get there isn't that...
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    Long Distance Moving Ideas

    My household will likely be moving long distance, from one state to another.

    As we are not taking most of our furniture, but do have a lot of books, I've been trying to brainstorm and research the...
  5. How do I get the most dehumidifying from my room AC?

    My old manual through-the-wall AC/heater just quit and the management for my apartment installed a new AC/heater in its place (the instruction manual for it calls it a "room" AC however.) With the...
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    How to clean heater/AC wall unit

    Wondering if there is anything I can do to keep the outside of the unit/the cage it sits in clean? The cage makes it very difficult to do anything as the cage vents are very narrow.

    The heater/AC...
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    Re: Controlling Humidity without HVAC?

    You probably already thought of this, but dehumidifiers take out moisture. There are ones where you set what level you want, they come on when the level is above that, and you can connect them to a...
  8. If I had a leak, wouldn't I know it/ booklice problem

    Last summer I had an infestation of booklice in my apartment. By having a couple of slow leaks under sinks fixed, using dehumidifiers, boric acid, diatomaceous earth, and more patience than a person...
  9. Re: Curious about Central A/C & Heat & Dehumidifying

    The reason I'm asking is because I had a bug problem with some bugs who like humidity. I have to keep the humidity lower than 43% in order to make sure I do not have a problem with them again. Also,...
  10. Re: Curious about Central A/C & Heat & Dehumidifying

    Thanks for the very useful advice! It really is helpful.
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    Re: Leaky sliding window

    Thanks for the tip about cleaning the weep holes. Hadn't thought of that (and now it seems obvious.) I'll check them.
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    Thanks for your response.

    I'm also wondering about times when I wouldn't have to run the AC or heater but when it is too humid...
  13. Curious about Central A/C & Heat & Dehumidifying

    I have a question about central air conditioners/heaters and dehumidification. I live in an apartment right now, but in the future would like to have a house with central air. Do any central air...
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    Leaky sliding window

    How does one fix a leak in a sliding metal window? It slides from side to side and the leak is happening in the bottom corner of the side that moves. I had already caulked all the way around the...
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    Need help with moisture

    I've lately had a problem with book lice (psocids) in my kitchen and bathroom cabinets (though, of course, they are also in many of the hundreds of books my significant other owns.) The man at my...
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    Air conditioner outlet troubles

    I live in an apartment that has an air conditioner wall unit that I would like to plug into a timer. It has an outlet that looks like this one:...
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    Toilet makes horrible noise

    Sometimes my toilet makes a horrible noise after it's already been flushed and the water has stopped filling (and I've washed my hands and left the bathroom.) It's not a sighing or wooshing; it...
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