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Home is not only a dwelling with walls and a roof, but home is where the heart is. Our homes and our gardens that we grow and cultivate reflect who we are. In the Home and Garden category, you can ask questions about homeowners' rights and responsibilities, the best plants for your garden, how to do home repairs, and much more.

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You can get sores on the bottoms of your feet just from bobbing up and down on the floor of the pool. The surface seems smooth enough, but over a period of time, it will make the pads of your toes and feet raw. Sitting on the side of the pool can do the same thing...friends have stone along the …
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Answer All chlorine comes from salt weather it is made fresh from a generator or in tab form chlorine or Bromine. You may want to consider Ozone. Or Bromine All salt pools have chlorine in them that is what the salt is for. The small amount of diluted salt is run thru the salt generator and thu…
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Answer My above ground pool is 18" wide and 4" deep. Don't know if that's typical though. A: an inground pool would most likely be 15' x 30' x 8' deep - 3.5' in shallow end. Most typical is a kidney shaped in ground pool - 16' X 32' X 8' deep in center - 3.5' shallow ends
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Answer Bad switch? Bad connection? Bad bulb? The sensor on the back of the fixture is most likely sensing that the light is overheating or you may have a short. Have a qualified pool tech trouble shoot the system. If the light is an older one then the best course is to replace it. Make sure that…
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Answer You don't really add soda ash for cloudy water; in fact depending on the situation it can cause cloudy water. Soda ash increases pH. You have to use large quantities of liquid chlorine 12.5% and 24/7 filtration. Normal run time for filter would be in the neighborhood of 12 hrs depending o…
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Building a pond w/ liner go bother with aquascapes.com kits, the cheapest and the worst looking for the price. If you need help with the amount of stone you need to order i can help has will. I have been building these ponds for 8 years.
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There's probably a model number or serial number on the back of the washer and dryer. Jot it down and call the manufacturer for the information. Many department stores like Sears can probably also help.
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Answer Alage, Alage, Alage, you need to control it, and once you do your pool will be sparkling clean Response to this ridiculously useless answer: First of all, it is "Algae", not "Alage". And last I checked it wasn't a proper noun, so capitalizing each time is not necessary. This answer is hor…
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Start of by scooping out as much as possible hen take care that you don't overfeed the fish as this will keep it going. as for actually killing it without killing the fish I don't know. If the fish pond isn't too big try replacing a large proportion of the water. Get some fish that like to eat that …
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I have not heard of any such company, because the liability would be far too high. But it could very well exist, but I have been in the business for 10 years now and have never heard of such a thing. Normally it is the pest company that did the termite treatment that handles any repairs that aris…
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Yes, you can if you OWN any intest in it. If you have an interest in, let's say a piece of land. you may sell your quit claim deed to anyone for a penny on up. If trying to sell your's for money, you will probabably need to know the fair market value of it. Realtors* do this for free. If it has to …
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4385964.912 pintsMethod:50m length 25m width 2m depth50x25x2=2,500 cubed (3) 1l= 0.001m cubed (3) so 2500x1000 = 2,500,00 LThe volume of 1 pint is 0.47317647361 pint= 0.57 L
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Mosquito Larva, and to get rid of them you empty out the pool, clean it out, refill the pool, and put 1 drop of chlorine per 10 gallons or so every week.
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Answer Chances are the pipe is being constricted somewhere in the line. However, there is also a chance there is a problem with your well pump, water tank, or well itself. It depends on what you mean by "quickly". If the pressure is good right away, but almost seems to "spray" out of the fa…
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Section 8 housing is government subsidized housing for low-income persons. Section 8 Housing is one of two programs: the Voucher program (known as the Housing Choice Voucher Program), and the Public Housing program, which, instead of a voucher, provides a home from a property owned by a Government …
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You could but it won't last long. It's just cheap paint you know. Call your local pool place and ask them what to use. Marine paint maybe?
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We have used a product called Kings Duck Solution that is applied to the area around the pool that the duck likes to frequent. It is all-natural and non toxic and ducks simply hate the stuff and leave...... and they have not returned. Easy. There is a web page ducksolution.com.au Trapping is apparen…
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Chase Bees Away From Salt Water Pool They are not attracted to your salt water pool or any other kind of pool. It is not because the pool happens to have salt in it, either. The salt or the equipment that makes the chlorine ( a salt system) is not the cause. Because bees live in wax combs, though, …
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The Cox Arboretum Metro Park in Dayton, Ohio has a handsome border collie named Zipp that is trained to keep the Canada geese away, but allows the less problematic ducks to stay. It is a safe and humane solution. I would think a border collie with less specialized training would keep the ducks away …
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Call your nearest wildlife rehabilitator and see if they can give the name of an organization that can safely remove the ducks. However, if you have a mother sitting on her nest, it is illegal to remove her.If I was you I'd take advantage of the situation and see if the newspaper will do a story on …
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Do you actually have a pool that is 50 meters long? Over 165 feet. Yes.
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Walgreens sells a product for vinyl repair that works very well when used as directed. it is called POWER POXY.The valve needs to be replaced. Do not attempt to repair the valve. The patch will not last and could be dangerous people if it were to separate into pieces. If the valve were to break whil…
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Answer Call a local pool store and ask what they recommend in lieu of draining the pool.
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Actually no.. quite on the contrary if any. If the farmer grows both cow corn and sweet corn, the way we did it was the sweet corn on the outside 3 or 4 or however many rows, and the cow corn on the inside. It made it easier to pick, and you didn't ruin any cow corn when you tried to harvest it, bec…
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Either you need to install a separate geyser feeding that bathroom or you need to increase the size of piping used from the existing geyser to the bathroom
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Answer I'm not sure what you mean by "bleary" water, but we've had all kinds. If you mean cloudy water, with or without green, you may need to at least backwash, at the most, change your filter sand or element. Our salvation was when we started using a product called "NoPhos". This takes the phos…
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If you are mailing a letter 2-3 days.
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If your pool water turns green after it is shocked with chlorine, it is too basic. Algae can thrive there now and it is green. Add pool acid (it may require several gallons) and check the pH of the water frequently, adding more, if needed. If it gets too acidic, you can add some baking soda (which i…
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spring tailsSpring tails is a general term for about 14 different insects. They live in great numbers, are attracted to wet spaces because they feed on mold and mildew. I read this on an exterminators website. The advice is to remove the source of moisture, dry the area with fans. My question: What …
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Yes you can, however you have to be careful you do not burn the well pump up. run the pump for an hour then shut the hose off let the pump cool down, for about 20 min then repeat the process until the desired level is reached.  Well water for poolYes.
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No. The sperm can not normally live for any significant time outside the body, and the chemicals in the pool will kill them almost immediately!
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Tadpole-Like Creatures in Pool More than likely they are mosquitos. i have them 2 what are they i no for definit they are not mosquitos.
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Answer It may not help, that just might be the water that was laying in the pipes when the filter was shut down,if you have your filter on a timer you need to run your filter more often, or you need to look and see if it is just happening to one of the inlets or too all of the inlets you may have…
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If a bench grinder is not available, take a medium course file, and run the file in a forward motion down one side, then the other side of the blade, till the sharpness is to your satisfaction, drawing the file back after the forward motion will make it shiny, but won't sharpen it. I use a diamond …
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This is my experience. There will be endless opinions on the matter. I had an intex ultra frame pool. Actually, I had 2 pool liners in a 3 year period. I also had a salt system. The salt is very hard on the metal posts & it will begin to rust the first year. The pumps you get with the pool sets…
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First of all call a pool company! Are you sure that you don't have a "mustard" algae problem? The heater needs to be looked at and the only way to get rid of rust particles is to vac to waste. You need to address the real problem because you don't want to swim in the pool the way it is. A pool compa…
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Adavntages of swimmingSwimmming increases your heart rate and makes you fitter. Your upper and lower body strength is improved. Mainly the upper body strength because you are constantly moving your arms and legs in order to get from one end of the pool to another. Its great in summer because when it…
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Try Miniature Melons, most local restaurants will buy them off season
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Only a two cents opinion: Quimical reactions in septic tanks. When rain water gets into the tank its force quimically generate gases out to atmosphere. Considere look after a damaged pipe that links the septic tanks to atmosphere. IMPORTANT: Some of those gases do explode !!! I had this same pro…
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donations You should call the local churches around you,even if you do not attend there all churches will help out in a time of need. Sorry for your misfortune. Another option: Look in the phone book for a goodwill, Salvation army, or another christian based charity. Some are called missions in…
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Repairing a candle use a match/lighter to melt both broken sides and stick them back together. It will probably always be a little weak in that spot, but you may be able to make it look almost 'like-new.'
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Landscaping has become more technological than natural, as few projects begin without bulldozers, lawnmowers, or chainsaws. Different areas have different qualities of plants. Fertilizers are required for this purpose in excess amounts as natural landscaping is done. Some landscapers prefer to use m…
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A popular product, especially where water is hard and contains Iron, is something called ferritabs. They were produced previously by Hydrology Laboratories, a division of Aqua Clear Industries, in packages of 10 per box, and designed for sand filters or de filters. See the photo of the old tabs and …
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Having just wrestled (literally!) with this very problem, let me try to clarify this a bit. On our Kenmore model (#253 707 524 07) at least, once the securing screws have been removed from the top and bottom handles, you have to tilt the handles sideways until the angled return with the 2 screw hol…
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Area of land devoted for the cultivation or Producing animals. la grange
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All kinds of things eat clams like walrus, California otters, elephant seals, seals,starfish, and ray.
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Answer There are 3 capacitors inside the fan, wired to the pull chain switch. one or all of these will be all melted and derformed. replace the damaged capacitors, the values are written right on them. these caps are what control the speed of the fan by limiting voltage to the motor.
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Answer The same as a non-salt system pool. Disregard answer above. The only reading that will remain constant, in the above situation, is the alkalinity =80 - 120 ppm; pH = 7.4 - 7.6 For a salt system pool your conditioner/stabilizer should be slightly higher than a namually fed pool. You shoul…
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Installing a heat pump properly is best accomplished by an experienced person or professional.
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Probably the best way to remove a tree is to cut it down and remove the stump. Herbicides will kill the tree, but you will still need to remove it. Depending on the herbicide, you may affect other plantings nearby or kill other trees at the same time. There are several types of herbicide to el…
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There are five pools that meet all Olympic standards, being 50m by 25m, in Leeds, Sheffield, Cardiff, Glasgow and Sunderland. Four more are under construction inBangor, Birmingham, London and Plymouth. Therre are a number of other 50m pools, but they are not 2m wide.
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Answer if you had lots of algae in your water, then shocked it, it might look that way until the filter can remove all of it, or perhaps if you have a diatomaceous earth filter it is malfunctioning. how can i get rid of the snow? Do you mean foam? Ya gotta be more specific. Just what did you pu…
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Water may leak from the bottom of the refrigerator due to excessive condensation in the catch tray. The drain tube may also be blocked.
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lubrication prevents heat build up I would use any auto engine type oil. Also rest the bit for 1 second every 5 seconds by letting up on the pressure. this helps to break heat build up on the tip. I would not use water, wd 4o,3in1 or that kind of light stuff. You might have to heat the cast iron…
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Answer You can if you want, but you would have to make sure you do not open your eyes underwater by any means or of course "accidentally" drink the water. You're much better off getting a freshwater pool The question related to topping off a pool with water not purchasing a pool. Your pool equip…
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The alienation of modern man This is a very intresting question and can really only be answered by also looking at the way in which womens roles have changed in society too. My general conclusion is one that sees the roles and purpose of men as the 'alpha male', provider and protecter within the fa…
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I live in a one bed Apt and my bill is about $5000
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Orange juice is too acidic and can break down a plant's immune system. Additionally, orange juice can promote the growth of certain types of mold, fungus, and bacteria in the soil which could harm the plant's root system. Water and nutrient rich fertilizer are the best ways to promote the healthy gr…
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Snails are scavengers and will eat most anything at the bottom of the tank, or even algae on the sides. A piece of lettuce will never fail, shrimp pellets, fish flakes, cucumber or zucchini slice and much more.I find that very interesting.
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If a penis has been inserted into your vagina, it doesnt matter if you are in a pool or on Mars, you can get pregnant.
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Answer armstrong sip covers- slip covers by armstrong Answer genuine imitation Naugahide
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www. creativecornicing . com has pre-mitred corner pieces ready for DIY applications. All you need is glue. Fit all the corners first, then simply fill in the spaces with the longer lengths.
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Check inside your homeowners policy. Some companies let you and others will get really annoyed with you and possibly cancel your policy. When you first made the claim you must have gotten estimate for how much the work will cost and that's how they come up with the amount to give you in a check. Now…
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A mile in a 25 yard pool equals 71 lengths or 36 laps (1,760 yards in a mile). A mile in a 25 meter pool equals 66 lengths or 33 laps (1,650 meters in a mile). In a 50 Meter pool, a mile is 1,650 meters, which is 33 lengths or 17 laps of the pool. 2 lengths of a pool equals 1 lap.
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Check your furnace. It may be turned off.  try changeing the thermocoupling but first make sure the pilot stayeds light it my have an electric igniter on it and not a t hermocoupling if that's the case the igniter may be bad. or the thermostat my be set to air and not to heat check to see if b…
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Answer 1 The answer is too long and complicated for providing here. Also, there are several different brands and models of screw openers, and the procedure, may AND PROBABLY DO vary. For safety's sake, the best way to learn how to install ANYTHING is to carefully read, understand, AND FOLLOW the MA…
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Answer 1 I am not a garage door opener technician, only a user for many years. The following answer is based on my experience, and hopefully will be replaced or improved by a professional. Many garage door opener manufacturers, in order to make their product SAFER, have added a circuit in the motor…
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ANSWER:Try eBay under yard ornaments or yard decoration. Also try a local nursury to get them to sell it for you.
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It is a type of algae and or mildew when buying algacide make sure there is mention of pink slime usually 50% or higherIt is good to brush the pink slime off the tiles and add shock and algicide. Run the pump for 24 hours straight and be sure to backwash afterwards.
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gargoyels are stone figureens of any type or style. They were originally built to scare birds off roofs. But now the modern age has used them as ornaments. The styles vary from mickey mouse to mythological dragons. I'd advise not to put them on houses because it doesn't look terrific.
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the advantage of the overalls the advantage of the overalls are if you wear overalls correctly its save your skin from abasion. if you dont wear overalls correctly it may cause you injure or ruin. the disadvantages are some people have got allergy problem. if they wear overalls, they may get pr…
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Water fountains that produce two streams of water allows the customer to drink more water with less air, therefore less burping. Also with two streams there is less spraying.
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Answer What is the floor covered with? Do you have access to the underside of the floor?
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You can only mortgage your own interest in the property. Generally, the lender requires that all owners consent to a mortgage so that in the case of a default, it can take possession of the property by foreclosure. Therefore, it is likely the lender will require that the other owners join in the mo…
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First you need to check with your county codes to see exactly how it should be installed. I know where I grew up you were not allow dry wall the backing had to be some type of stone or brick, you also had to have it off the floor by 6 inches and inside some type of staging area, also made of either…
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Answer The purpose of Section 8 housing assistance is to allow low and/or fixed income, disabled persons and/or families, etc. to obtain suitable housing. There are some homeowner programs (see link), but not sure they would apply to you.
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Is almost the same but not really. the hot tub should have at least one skimmer and that should take care the surface cleaning part Like the pool, but chemicals on the hot tub shoulb be monitoring closely and I mean all chemicals. Ph most be ck at least weekly They sell a very unexpensive kit to tes…
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Before you have a repair guy come in, be sure you aren't over-loading your washing machine and that the clothes inside are balanced and not shifted over to one side. If this happens it can cause the machine to lose either a cycle or a spin cycle. If this doesn't work then get the repair guy in. …
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Answer It's not the candle, but a good wick in the candle. Stay with the soft smells (which you can obviously smell.) Vanilla can be a sickening smell while peony or other softer scents and lime/lemon can have a refreshing smell. Scented candles should never be used around food or while ea…
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Answer I would not do what he just suggested. Overspeeding on a generator will lead to the rotor windings to open up and destroy your alternator. You need to figure out why its overspeeding. It could be one of 2 things. Your controller is malfunctioning or the gas throtlebody is stuck. You should…
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Answer If you want to find the culprits, include some unremovable dye--you will catch them "red handed." Answer Barbed wire! Seriously, try sensor lights. Most people that climb over private walls at night are taken aback by lights going on. If it's during the day there isn't much you ca…
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ANSWER: Most barn wood is made from locally cut oak wood. Many insects can bore through it successfully. If you don't see any borer holes in the wood you should be okay. If in doubt, you can spray the wood with a product called malathion. This will kill any insect that is in it or comes in contac…
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There are many variables in trouble-shooting problems with a septic system. If there is sewage in the house, lift the lid and check the water level. If the water level is lower than the outlet call a plumber. If the water level is higher than the outlet, the problem is the tank.
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AluminumRust is the process that ferric metals, those based on iron, oxidize, or combine with oxygen. Aluminum is not a ferric metal, so it won't rust. But it will oxidize, which results in a skin of aluminum oxide coating the metal, which protects it from further oxidation. This is why an aluminum …
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A predatory subprime mortgage lending practice that occurs when monthly payments do not cover the interest due on the loan. The unpaid interest is then added to the mortgage balance causing the overall amount of the loan to increase.
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possibleTape is often used to hold the glued components in the correct positions while the glue cures, sets or otherwise bonds those pieces together. ANS 2 - There are many dissimilar things that cannot be easily and quickly glued together. Tape, in particular, duct tape and red 'Tuck' tape are very…
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Houseplants with Brown Leaves Leaf tips may turn brown due to too little humidity. Other possible problems are too much or too little water, too much or too little light, or too much fertilizer for the plant in question; rule out some of these and try adjusting the others. ANSWER: Mainly this…
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Yes. Get a volt meter and check the power at the timer. It sounds like you have a switchless motor with a bad run capacitor and a week breaker. That's about a $20 fix.Check power on line 1 line 2 with the meter set at around 500 volts a/c- you should get 230 or so, most pumps are 230 volt. Another t…
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Answer Check your local government ordinances. In Tucson, AZ, 10p.m. is the time when all must be quiet, and the police will ticket occupants when they are too noisy. If the neighbors are military, a call to the base will ensure that they end up in base housing in short order.
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Butterfly bushes (botanical name Buddleja, sometimes spelled Buddleia) produce blooms on their new growth, not last years woody stems. This means they can be pruned back in late winter through early spring to encourage lush new growth and flowering in the summer. When pruning you can cut the stems a…
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Yes you can. Anyone on this Earth can do it. But, do you have the skills as a plumber, an electrician or other trades people? Do you have expert knowledge in the codes and regulations for your state, city or county? Are you qualified to do the math to arrive at proper hydraulics of a swimming pool …
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Dust could come from many things for example dirt, sand,little particles in the air and so on. Fluff is usaually build up from cloths or some type of fabric material. That was easy!!!
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Some suggestions: Keep the faxes, printers, and copiers in good working order so that they produce good copies and don't "eat" copies. Order good quality paper that is the recommended weight for the office machines. Eliminate the confirmation page of the fax by changing the setting. Periodically ask…
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Depending on type of compost, density and moisture content 1 cubic foot of compost will weigh about 10 to 11 pounds.
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Growth rate will depend very much on where you live, drainage, watering and availability of nutrients. Some plants with a reputation for rapid growth are radishes, Russian vine (mile a minute vine) and nasturtiums. Those grow well here in the U.K.
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The California poppy reproduces from seeds, and will reach 12 to 18 inches tall with silky, vibrant flowers extending approx. 2 inches across. Poppies are pollinated by beetles. After pollination, blooms fall way to seed pods that eventually dry and split open, dropping seeds. Seeds will lay dormant…
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Varies on where you live. Also depends on the economy.
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