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  • What helps clean marijuana out of your blood?

    22 answers 2 days ago Cleaning & Laundry
  • Best way to clean bathroom?

    Hi, I have a problem with my bathroom. It is my kids bathroom and I went in there the other day to get something and notice the tolet was ditry. I tried to clean it with the scrubber but its NOT HELPING. I dont know what it is but boy does it stink, I really need help cause this is not OK in my house. Do you have any idea what it is?
    15 answers 2 days ago Cleaning & Laundry
  • Does heat move to cold or cold move to heat?

    Scenario: My cousin said if its winter and you open the door then cold air doesn't come in, instead the warm air moves out of the house and that's why it gets cold. Is this true or has he just been drinking too much again?
    12 answers 2 days ago Maintenance & Repairs
  • Can a bed be too high from the floor? And what point does it look awkward?

    With the bed frame's height in addition to the box spring and the mattress , can a bed be too high and look weird? How many inches from the floor should the mattress be?
    7 answers 11 hours ago Decorating & Remodeling
  • Why won't some contractors write anything down and only accept cash as payment?

    I've had seven maintenance contractors for various projects and only one wrote an itemized list of the work and the price. The others were only verbal "bottom line" estimates, so I have no idea what they will do or how, and would not accept a personal check. This makes me very wary of those guys.
    9 answers 2 days ago Maintenance & Repairs
  • Why do people keep mowing the grass with gasoline powered lawn mowers during a climate emergency? Are they robots?

    7 answers 13 hours ago Garden & Landscape
  • Have you bought a washing machine within the past five years, and has the washer been reliable? Which brand did purchase?

    19 answers 4 days ago Cleaning & Laundry
  • If i flipped off my breakers to my house and flipped them back on, why would my breakers be going to completely diffrent things than before?

    12 answers 3 days ago Maintenance & Repairs
  • What might happen?

    my mom recently got pretty sick, I could hardly get to her or around her, she has a bad hoproblem issue. 3 days ago she showed me her left foot, it was swollen, bright red, had giant blisters and bleeding in a spot. I told her she needed to go to the hospital but she firmly resisted until the next night. shes now in the hospital, just answered my calls and told me were going to have a home inspection, that someone might call me to talk to me andthey're going to clean house for her.
    8 answers 2 days ago Maintenance & Repairs
  • Help - when I opened a small bag of flour I had in the cupboard, there were small mites crawling around inside. The bag hadn't been?

    Best answer: That bag of flour has probably been in there for a while, yes? Flour beetle eggs can make it through the milling process and hatch out in the bag if it hangs around long enough.

    They were already in there and you didn't realize. You can sift the flour and the bugs won't go through the mesh, or just toss it and get a new bag of flour. It's three bucks, not a big enough deal to raise a stink over, especially if you've had the bag for a long time. Beyond a certain point it's on you, not the store or the manufacturer, to ensure that the food is of good quality, and in my opinion (and my climate) it's anything over about three weeks. Anything longer than that and the other entities involved have had less influence on the food's quality than you have.

    I keep my flour in the freezer until I'm ready to open a new bag, and it stays in an airtight container on the counter.
    10 answers 3 days ago Other - Home & Garden
  • How do you get or prefer to drink your water?

    Do you purchase your water, filter your water, or drink from the tap? If you use a filter do use a simple gravity trickle down system like a Brita, or do you use a tighter compaction filter that requires city water pressure to deliver the water through the filter? And finally, what are your thoughts on distilled water and or reverse osmosis water. Please do not mention any "Alkaline" water systems because they are scams and a total insult to my intelligence" Thank you...
    16 answers 4 days ago Maintenance & Repairs
  • Decluttering my room?

    Do you vacuum and Dust first or do you organized your dresser and closet with clothes?
    7 answers 2 days ago Cleaning & Laundry
  • How to Repair a Broken Sewer Pipe under a Concrete Slab?

    12 answers 4 days ago Maintenance & Repairs
  • How to keep mosquitoes off of me?

    Bug spray doesn't work. Those candles don't work. How can I keep myself from getting hundreds of bites when stepping out of the house for a little bit? It's gotten very out of hand.
    15 answers 5 days ago Cleaning & Laundry
  • Is it okay per National Electrical Code about hooking up 13 light switches and ten outlets to the same breaker/line is to CODE?

    Last Saturday Night, my daughter was vacuuming cleaning the rug in living room and the breaker tripped. Notice my tv, lights in living room, dining room all went out. Went to the electric box and turn to turn breaker back on. This is not the first time this breaker tripped. Decided to make a list on what each breaker controls. Not sure why this one BREAKER as so much hookup up to it . Have 13 light switches and 10 outlets on the same 12/2 wire. My home builder said I don't have nothing to worry about. It's to NEC code. Very worry my Christmas lights will burn the house down, if I don't get this fix. Builder refuses to fix this. Your thoughts?
    7 answers 2 days ago Maintenance & Repairs
  • What's the best way to wipe clean a hard drive ? Could I drop it in a bucket of salt water and through in a few batteries and soak it?

    Best answer: I drive three or four of 1/4 inch holes through them. The holes will damage the platters and the resulting metal pieces will contaminate the insides enough so the data will not be recoverable... add in any dust that gets in there, too, plus the electronics which control the drive will be useless. Add a little water to start the insides oxidizing if you are really paranoid.

    Why? In the hard drive, there are one or more round metal platters coated with iron oxide - similar to the stuff on magnetic tape. To read and write data, an armature moves data head across the platters looking for the appropriate data stored in "sectors". When the case is exposed (because of the drilled holes), dust particles will be attracted to the platter surface. The metal shards from drilling will also stick to the platter surface.

    As an engineer friend used to describe it: The platters spin anywhere from 5400 to 10,000 rotations per minute depending on the hard drive. The armature flies the heads across the surface of the platters to read/write data. The heads cannot touch the surface of the platter - and are VERY close to the platter surface. When all this is going on, if there is a sudden jolt and the head does touch the platter surface, that head crash can scruff a very small area of the platter rendering it useless.

    The analogy: Imagine a supersonic jet flying over a glass-smooth surface at mach 2 (2x the speed of sound) at an altitude of 2 feet... and hits a 3 foot tall rock.

    Yes, dropping the hard drive in water will eventually ruin the drive - if you go this route, get a screw-driver set and open the drive case, first. Dropping batteries won't provide immediate help - they will need to leak their contents to do real damage and the result would technically require hazmat response.
    11 answers 4 days ago Cleaning & Laundry
  • What are some solutions for my yard?

    I have a very small fenced yard and I live in an area that will fine you if you don t maintain it properly. I have no desire whatsoever to hire someone to do this or do it myself and I m looking for solutions. There are worn out stone slabs covering the entire area but it s overgrown with dirt, weeds, etc. Ideally I d just get rid of all of it and have new tiles or something there but I can t spend a fortune. What should I do?
    6 answers 3 days ago Garden & Landscape
  • How do I wash a dog that hates water?

    Best answer: Make the water warm...it will cause a sense of relaxation to the creature and eventually win it over. Avoid scented shampoo! They hate this. Aroma free they love. Massage the dog while your at it. They love to be pampered 🐕 🐕
    4 answers 8 hours ago Cleaning & Laundry
  • Lawn mower ?

    Best answer: A lawn mower gets paid in gasoline and oil. A lawn care specialist gets paid by cash or check.
    8 answers 3 days ago Garden & Landscape