Household Hints

Parent Category: Home & Garden
This category contains questions relating to all the odd or unusual problems that occur during everyday life. These are primarily how-to's or fix it issues pertaining to household tasks.
Pour a solution that is one part vinegar to one part water in. Turn the iron on. Allow it to steam for about four minutes. Drain the iron for an hour, then repeat the process with clean water before you iron any clothing items.
The ancient Romans, along with many other plumbing innovations.
Answer . \nCheck the angle stop or cut off as some people call it. If it is not turned on all the way, the pipes will hammer or vibrate. This is the supply line to the lavatory I'm talking about.
Bon Ami, scotch brite sponge, and lots of water
Depends on what you are doing. soldered is for copper water lines. Threaded can be for water, gas, or anything else.
It doesn't really matter. The old oil based has worked forever, Teflon paste is a little cleaner. Either one will do the job. I use Teflon tape for most everything anymore. Clean and easy to use. Cheap also.
Uranium has no uses at home; sometimes very beautiful glassware are colored with uranium compounds. It is not uncommon for stoneware that is manufactured in the third world to contain radioactive compounds such as uranium or uranium oxides. The only way to be certain of this is to pass a Geiger...
Call an electrician, chances are you have short in the plug or too much load on the circuit.' if everything is unplugged and it still trips then get it fixed it could overheat and cause a fire.
Check air filter is clean , check control board for any diagnosticflash codes.
It is a fungus. The wall is getting moisture in it from somewhere.
To get rid of our bodily waste.
I would think it should be sealed with something. As a test, lick the slate and see if you get a mineral or dirt taste. If so, this could transfer to the cheese. I wonder if mineral oil applied and buffed off might not seal it well enough. You can mix varnish and lacquer thinner 50/50 and rub it on....
Carefully. A gentle brush with a broom covered with an old rag.
You apply ceramic sealer, available at your tile store.
It is just a hand drill for making holes. Hold it in both hands, your primary hand on the center part and your other hand or you can lean against the end for more pressure and crank the center clockwise to screw the bit into what you are drilling. Commonly referred to as a brace and bit. Some do...
Paint your house. :) You can use wall decor where marks are present.
You have to pull a new wire. There is no way to do it with the existing wire, at least no way you should do it and be in code.
Typically alternating current (AC) comes from wall sockets. This article explains why: http://www.wisegeek.com/what-is-the-difference-between-ac-and-dc.htm
Create incisions in the wax. Then heat it up slightly so the wax becomes soft enough that it can be pull off in pieces. But, be sure not to use too much heat so as not to catch the rug on fire. .
Olive oil is one of the best glove cleaners.
Standard Pillow Sizes . Standard Pillow -- 20" x 26" Queen Pillow -- 20" x 30" King Pillow -- 20" x 36" European or Continental Pillow --26" x 26" Boudoir Pillow -- 12" x 16"
If you don't insulate water pipes or protect them in some way from the cold, the water inside the pipes can freeze. This causes you to be without water until the pipes warm up enough to thaw. Also, when the water freezes, it can expand and burst the pipes which will then need to be replaced. Save...
I believe there are ones available that will fit. Same general size, Full, Queen, King, just taller. A little more expensive of course, but they should be available.
There are probably screws around the edge of the inside cover under the seal that runs around the door.
An R - value indicates an insulation's resistance to heat flow. So, thickness will depend on the material used.
They don't have to be super tight, if they are plastic, hand tight is usually enough. For supply lines, use two wrenches, one on the fixture and the other on the supply line nut. Hold the faucet side and tighten the supply side.
concrete: less erosion, easier to clean, harder for blockages toform, susceptible to damage in freezing conditions and groundmovement, less porous then dirt. cut earth irrigation canals:cheaper, faster, more porous, easier for blockages to form, easierto repair or reroute
It depends what kind of state it is in...if it is in a bad one then maybe a bit of lining paper or thick white paint will be fine x
60 bricks per square metre
I found this helpful: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ejFA8gM9Rcs
Once latex paint is frozen, it is no good.
Try gently tapping in. It is best to just replace it. Its cheap and ez to do
There are a limited amount of colours to make any given colour. Red and blue make purple. Different shades of the blue will give different tints of purple.
It doesn't have to. It shouldn't clash too badly with other things, but that can work also if you call attention to it. If you can't hide or match something, call attention to it. It makes it the focal point of the room but that can be a good thing. It's your room or house and what you like is all...
Check out these steps by viewing these photos: http://picasaweb.google.com/ChristopherAndSandraHealy/IceCandles# 1. Put hot water into a bucket with a lid, like the kind of buckets used in cafeterias or commercial kitchens. Cold water will do, but the ice candle will not be as clear. 2. When the...
Tried and True . First, get yourself a plunger made for a toilet, it is bell shaped, sort of, and not the sink kind, bowl shaped. And keep it by the toilet or in a closet in the bathroom. You don't want to walk through the dining room with it to comments about your monster dump. Then: you are...
It depends on the fixture. I have 4 types. One has screws on the outside of the metal frame, so you unscrew those and hold the glass bowl. Another has two big metal clips INSIDE the glass bowl. I have to be brave and just pull to one side until the first side unclips - putting it back on is more...
Hit a rodent with a piece of porcelain will usually kill it. Not sure you have the right term in porcelain.
visit your garage door website and download the manual for yourdoor, or call the number on the body of the door drive and ask
Yes! According to the select comfort sleep number FAQ: Heatedmattress pads and electric blankets can both be used with yourSLEEP NUMBER® bed. Please note that the use of a heated productwith the mattress will cause your SLEEP NUMBER® setting to vary.These variations are completely...
Answer [you guys get the picture i keep losing all of my stuff so anybody no somthing that a idiot could make to put his keys in] Get a small piece of 1 x 3 wood--maybe a foot long. Invest in some screw in hooks and a picture hanger. Hang near the door you usually come into the house in. Put...
Henna (Body art quality) can be used to decorate your skin and nails, it can be worn by anybody regardless what your nationality or religious background is. It has antifugal and antibacterial properties and to this day it is used for medical purposes as well in many countries and in Ayurveda. Henna...
Coming in around a vent pipe possibly. There really shouldn't be anything else in the attic. All plumbing is in the wall.
Dwarf beans, egg plant ,cucumber, chinese broccoli, apricots, beets, carrots, green garlic/garlic scapes, grapefruit, mint, lettuce, turnips, strawberrys AND I LOVE HORSES
i think baking soda but don't use a combination of vinegar and baking soda or else you will get a volcano eruption =) hope this helps Katie xxx
That is a really tough question! Since a farmhouse can be a mansion or a mansion can be a farmhouse. You never know. However, in the most general terms: . A farmhouse may have fewer rooms than a mansion. . A farmhouse may have more humble decor and fixtures than a mansion. . A mansion may have more...
Just two words... HAND SANITIZER! Simply take a paper towel, squirt on some sanitizer, and wipe! Yes... it's that simple! No fancy cleaning products needed! Just go to your local grocery store or drug store and pick up a bottle of hand sanitizer! I recommend "Germ-x"!
Build Responsible is a concept and name of a non profit organization. The concept is to consider all of the issues and facts and make informed and responsible decisions. The name Build Responsible Foundation is a non profit organization providing education to consumers and the building industry...
Watts. Big wattage is measured in kilowatts (watts x 1000). Comment The clue is in the name!
Diamond core bit. Hitachi brand works best.
toggle bolts or variations there of are the best options, i preferthe combo toggle bolt/screw in variety, hit up your local homeimprovement store and tell them you want something that can supportat least 50lbs as people tend to pull on them.
Answer . What i have done was place a old terrycloth towel over the wax, then ran a hot iron over the towel until the wax was absorbed into the towel, and away from the clothes.
no no no no no you can eat corn starch you cannot eat laundry starch
away from your children if you have any. take a hot bath with soothing salts when they are in school or go to a spa. or beach
Remember, there are 195 different countries in the world. You might want to be a bit more precise (although I'm guessing you're from the US)
Fill it with joint compound, level it with a putty knife or a straight edge of some kind. After it dries, gently wipe across it with a damp sponge to smooth it, no dust using a sponge.
Average double about 1,600 pounds when full.
\n. \n USING THE MULTI-FUNCTION DOOR CONTROL:\n. \nEnter a four-digit personal identification number (PIN) of your choice on the keypad. Then press and hold ENTER. While holding the ENTER button, press and hold the LIGHT button on the Multi-Function Door Control. Continue holding the ENTER...
By building them properly with good materials.
make two bunny ears and have them play tag let them chase each other around and then let the one bunny in his cage and pull
Approved chemicals for organic insecticides are rather limited, but usually work quite well on many types of pests if used correctly. They fall generally into the following categories: . Soaps and Detergents . Horticultural Oils . Extracts made from Plants . Naturally occurring Minerals such as...
About 20 x 25 is average where I live
I'm assuming you need this for garden for pests,. You buy a package of plain chewing tobacco, take 2 fingers size of the bag and put in a gallon jug, fill jug with boiling water, let it sit.. You then take 1/2 Cup of this, add to a 1/2 gal. or gallon of water and use a hose end sprayer and spray on...
use ammonia,full strength,be sure to have proper ventilation,as ammonia can harm you if you are in an enclosed area.
it is a chemical designed specifically to remove calcium lime andrust deposits, the three most common stains found in bathrooms,especially those with hard water or older pipes and fittings.
td {border: 1px solid #ccc;}br {mso-data-placement:same-cell;} Youcan ask some shops or even your wood suppliers since they know thequality of your wood, like for example if it is oak timber, so theycan surely recommend a specific brand that goes well with yourfloor. But if you are planning to go...
Acrylic or Plexiglass is bent in different ways-- one way is -- it is molded during fabrication-- and the other way is you can bend it yourself. If you have a flat piece and would like to bend it you can use a hot air blower or you can purchase an electric strap heater. Heat bars are also sold as...
It may be a local blackout, that is, all the power in your street has gone off. This is usually not your fault. If it's just your house, then you have probably overloaded a circuit, that is, plugged too many appliances in one room. Unplug some of them, then replace or reset the fuse or the trip...
Not unless you're baking something in them.
When you take a shower, you're mixing a combination of hot and cold water to make a comfortable temperature for the shower water. A toilet draws only off the cold water system. In older or poorly designed plumbing systems, when you flush the toilet, the cold water is pulled by toilet, so the water...
Good things to check: . breathing. Does it feel tight or restricted? Practice breathing deeply--breathe in through your nose until your lungs are completely full, then exhale slowly through your mouth. Doing that a few times will help your body to settle down. . heart rate. You can check your...
it all depends on the paint, coverage will be printed on the rearlabel of the can
use a semi gloss or high gloss enamel as the hold up to scrubbingvery well
You simply push the pipe firmly into the coupling with the adaptor mounted in the end of the pipe. Then do the same with the other side. What could be easier.
That depends entirely what country you're in - Every country steals a different amount from the price through tax !
Insulators used for high-voltage power transmission are made from glass, porcelain, or composite polymer materials. Porcelain insulators are made from clay, quartz or alumina and feldspar, and are covered with a smooth glaze to shed water. Insulators made from porcelain rich in alumina are used...
Old candles you want to recycle or soy wax if you want to startfrom scratch. Cardboard containers, like a milk carton. Wicks. A pencil. Waterproof Glue. Ice Cubes. Step 1: To recycle an old candle in a glass container, tie it in aplastic grocery bag and smash it till the glass breaks. Thedriveway...
most commonly plastic or flexible silicone
Long webs strung from trees and bushes, from one to another, are the trails left by spider(s) traveling from tree to tree or tree to bush, etc. Since they can't fly, they spin out long threads, hanging from the trail end, waiting for a breeze to take them to a new location. Occasionally, you can see...
take a bucket full of water and use it for flushing then call a plumber for more help
That's not a good idea. The heat of the dryer will melt the wax from the cloth and will fill the interior of the dryer, carried by the water vapor from the wet rags. A waxy film will be deposit throughout the interior of the dryer, even in nooks and crannies you can't see and behind the drum. When...
Moisture causes superglue to dry.
Muriatic acid. -NOTE - wear goggles and gloves, DON'T breath the vapour, be wary, it's very corrosive.