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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.
One of the most common reason for rattling pipes is loose pipes that needs to be secured to the wood framing with the help of pipe clips. To solve this, rather than cutting through the walls and ceilings, you can access the pipe via an access panel or open area where the pipes are exposed such as ba…
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Code allows your plumber to supply three fixtures using 1/2 tubing. In most bathrooms, you only have three fixtures (tub/toilet/lavatory). So most plumbers only run 1/2 pipe to supply the bathroom. Code allows this. Personally, I find this layout a little short-sighted. Anyways - when someone flush…
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The drop to the trap needs to be the right size so that there is enough water pressure to clear the trap of debris. Another issue may be that the trap aka u-bend underneath the sink has no water to keep the smell out of the room by blocking the smell. If the water evaporates by any means the smell…
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For Moen, there is a part called a "posi temp" and this can be replaced to manage the hot water. You may need a specialized tool called a puller. There is an amusing You Tube with Steven Lavmoniere that shows the process to do this. Maybe. If it is a Moen or other type of single handle shower valv…
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The process takes minimal effort, on your part, and gives amazing results for the time and effort spent. Do not try this on non-porcelain tubs. Plastic tends to be difficult to remove the paper towels from, and the bleach will begin to eat through the plastic very quickly. Step 1: Simply layer th…
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I bought a ceiling fan for my front room for $80 (live in Canada) and that old girl has been going for over 10 years! I wouldn't be without one. Go for the ceiling fan as heat rises and it really circulates the air. Also being as cheap as they are you could have one in almost any room you choose to …
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Sure you can. But why would you? Kinda defeats the purpose of A/C. Actually, at highway speed, a modern car uses less fuel with the A/C on and windows up than with the A/C off, windows down.
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WD-40 and a towel, It will dissolve the remaining glue. If it is a large area, use a paint scraper. Lighter fluid, nail polish remover or lighter fluid will also work as well. Aldi's Royale furniture Polish, lemon fresh on bedroom doors to remove old greasy marks left by the yellow tack and blue t…
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Getting Rid of Ground Bees Given the current bee crisis - and the huge reduction in bee populations across the country - many beekeepers will come get the bees/beehive for you. You just need to call them. The first rule is do not do anything until it is dark, when the bees are back in the hive. T…
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Answer If you get it before it dries, you can use water (for latex or acryllic paint) and scrub it out. Then try a stain remover such as Shout. Follow the instructions. After it dries - I think you're out of luck. You could take fabric paint and paint over it. Make it into a flower or a car or yo…
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I put the candle and holder in the freezer.  You might try warming the vase with a hairdryer to begin to melt the wax around the sides and bottom.  This is opposite the last idea but worked for me. Put the whole thing in the freezer. The vase's material will contract with the cold and…
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Besides having a fireplace insert with blower installed. There is very little you can do to help a wood burning fireplace be an effective heat producer for your home. Here are a couple of items that may help, but keep in mind fireplaces by design tend to leak interior air when they are dormant and a…
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Diluted lemon, soap, and vinegar sprays are all home remedies for eliminating fruit flies and gnats. Their effective cleaning, fresh smell, and no fuss/no muss applications encourage their users to keep home exteriors and interiors clear of the unrepaired crevices and unswept crumbs which draw fruit…
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This always helps me, the night before I have to get up early, I get everything done that I can, (for example, finding the things you need to find, that will give you more time to get ready for something else, I'm not saying to brush your teeth the night before, just to get most of the things done t…
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Destroy a Beehive on Roof Most people see a wasp nest and call it a "Bee hive". If you really do have bees, they will make a nest inside some enclosed area. If that's the case, call a beekeeper or exterminator to remove them. The beekeeper may do it for free. If you have a wasp nest then call an ex…
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at school this is one of my favourite things to do instead of listening to my English teacher. a metal ruler is best but a desk or chair will do fine. you rub and scrape the edge of the scissors against whatever you have and jsut keep at this and eventually it will sharpen. take then to a saw sharp…
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First remove any solids and gently blot up as much liquid as you can. Apply carpet stain cleaner (test on hidden part of carpet), and let sit for a few minutes. Use a clean, white, cloth and 1 teaspoon mild, non-alkali detergent and 1/2 pint lukewarm water to blot up the rest of the stain and cleane…
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At this time to my knowledge there is no such thing as a weed killer that is selective enough not to kill grass. Your best bet is to find a weed killer and spray it directly on weeds while trying to avoid the grass. Pulling out any weeds in your spare time will also help. Killing weeds before they s…
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Since egg stains on vinyl siding are extremely difficult to remove (not even high volume power-washing will take it off) you have nothing to lose by trying this before having to replace that section of vinyl siding: Mix some non-abrasive filler such as sanding dust with an enzyme laundry detergent…
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Prevention is the first step. Make sure that all surfaces in your house are clean and that there is no place for larvae to grow. Bleach the kitchen surfaces, sink overflows and areas where pets eat and rest as well as bathroom areas. Vacuum every room every day and throw out the vacuum bag to remove…
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Answer 2 this answer is right for a fact because it is straigh from the bottle... ingredient: fiber relaxers, water, quality control agents and perfume.
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Homemade insecticidal soap and store-bought deltamethrin or permethrin are ways to rid the home of springtails.
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Rubber Marks CLEANING TOOLS AND AGENTS THAT MAY BE NEEDED. Vacuum Cleaner: A wet/dry vacuum cleaner is ideal for stain removal work. Use a clean, dry white towel as an alternative. If your vacuum cleaner is designed for dry carpet only, do not vacuum the stained area until the removal procedure is …
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firse, find any moister, if u have drywall mold is on the backside usually starting from the bottom.if u have a cinderblock foundation and drywall.90% will have mold find any soft spots and make a hole,look at backside, well...now u know
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There si no such pest but for cricket control out of doors which is where they are most likely coming from there are some very effective broadcast baits you can spread out by hand. they are very safe to use and very fine so other animals should not be a concern.
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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 going…
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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 DetergentsHorticultural OilsExtracts made from PlantsNaturally occurring Minerals such as SulfurCertain B…
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Means, motive, and opportunity are what cause a gnat infestation. The insect in question will infest any area which offers entry points (such as breaks and cracks around doors, roofs, walls, and windows), food sources, protection for environmental stress and natural enemies, and shelter for mating a…
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No, Fuller's Earth isn't toxic to pets. Specifically, it's a safe, non-toxic, naturally occurring clay that's a popular litter choice by kittens and cats. It's famous for its ability to absorb and deodorize. Additionally, it offers the attraction of the natural colors of the earth from which it come…
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Directing a stream of hose water and spraying insecticidal soap are ways to get rid of white bugs on plants. The answer assumes that the white bugs are aphids, cottony scale, mealy bugs, or white-flies. The insecticidal soap may be home-made or store-bought, with the former involving 1 tablespoon of…
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water the part with the rust on it, then use a big knife to get the rust hold it up and hold it down keep on doing it until the rust will disappear? not sure ok... just saw it in others....
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The difference is usually that hand-tools usually refers to manual tools. Things such as hammers, wrenches, rachets, that sort of thing. Equipment is usally referring to anything that is powered by either electricity or by a motor off some sort.
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Believe it or not, OxyClean really seems to work well for many stains. It definitely takes some time though, especially getting the "extra" liquid/solution out of the carpet, but it works. If you have one of those carpet cleaners where it "sucks" up the solution, that would probably help. It isn't …
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Cleaning carpets and floors; eliminating access, food, and hideaways; keeping objects (excluding furniture) off floors; using aerosols, dusts, and sprays; and vacuuming sacs and webs are ways to eliminate black widow spiders (Latrodectus spp). Clutter on floors instead of shelving and debris (such a…
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Call a bee keeper. Bees are not usually a pest but are valuable for continued preservation of the Earth's survival. Without them we will eventually starve. A bee keeper will capture the queen of the hive and take them to a more acceptable place to live. Extermination will likely do more damage to yo…
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You can always find information on a house by going on the auditor website or calling the auditor in your county. You can also ask previous residents, neighbors or previous owners.
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Most of the vinyl floors that are sold currently are called "No Wax Vinyl Floors" this means that the top coating is manufactured so that when you use the floor cleaner suggested it will look as it did when installed- the flooring industry..(like computers) are constantly changing and becoming more …
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I haven't tried it yet, but I was told vinegar and a couple drops of liquid soap would do the trick. I was also told I could use apple cider in place of the vinegar.
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Personally, I will recommend you to take help from a professional belonging to a good pest control company. But if you are still not interested in bees' elimination by a professional pest control exterminator then you have to either use smoke strategy or use organic sprays against the hive. As an or…
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Yes, there are effective nontoxic pesticides and repellents for flies. They may be home-made or store-bought, purchased in-store or on-line. Examples range from mixtures of citronella and eucalyptus oils (2 tablespoons each) in mineral oil (1 cup) and vinegar (2 cups) to those of cedarwood and eucal…
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Drano Max Gel works. It disolves...plus its safe for plastic Better (much safer) answer: Assuming we're talking about the standard kinds of glue left over from labels and such, just use some oily substance. Oil, moisturizer, or even tissues containing moisturizer are often enough to do the job.ANS 3…
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Make sure the door is not broken. The rollers that support the door may be broken or bent, making it hard to move.Make sure the door is properly on the track. Getting one or more of the rollers off track can add some nasty binding to the movement.Make sure the track is clean. Grit and dirt can make …
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Apply Kerosene on the paint stain and rub it with hand and brush, then wash it with soap
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Don't put them in there in the first place!
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Remove Hair Spray by following these steps: Sponge with Drycleaning Solvent.Sponge with Dry Spotter.Keep stain moist and blot occasionally with Absorbent Material.Continue as long as stain is being removed.Flush with Drycleaning Solvent.Repeat above steps until no more stain is removed.Allow to dry …
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Depends on the type and some work in more than one way. For example boric acid is a stomach poison most bugs ingest when they groom, however, dusts can also clog the spiracles (holes in abdomen they breathe through) or dry out their exoskeletons (dessicants) Organophosphates act on their nervous sys…
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Bicarbonate of soda (bread soda) is great for absorbing smells. Sprinkle it into your bin every now and again or if you can one of the toilet scent things that hang on the rim of the toilet put bread soda in it and hang it over the rim of the bin so it is inside it.
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A litre is one thousandth part of a kilolitre.
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Salt and vinegar are what is in homemade weed-killers. Salt deprives weeds of moistures and puts uncomfortable crystals in the ground whereas white distilled vinegar's acetic acid makes the ground far too acidic for weeds to survive.
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Baking soda, distilled white vinegar, and liquid dish detergent are organic ways to kill waterbugs. The insects in question cannot survive if counters and floors are clean, drinks and food get containerized, moisture is monitored, and repairs remove access-points through cracks and fissures and attr…
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If it's a persistent problem frog netting is cheap and very effective. It will keep them off your property altogether.
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Hectoliters are about 100 liters, but less than 1000. So anything in between that is considered a hectoliter.
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Alum is used in vaccines as an adjuvant. Alum is commonly used as a coagulant in water treatment. And its used for domestics water.
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Yes you can. It has no effect what so ever. Unlss you have one line running everything then you cant have more than 2 things on at the same time. Hope it helped.
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A termite is an insect which eats wood and may infest homes. The insect in question numbers among the members of the Isoptera infraorder and seeks for food sources animal dung, leaf litter, and wood on the ground and elsewhere, inside and outdoors.
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Since kilo means  "thousand" then there would be 1/1000th of a kiloliter in one liter or 0.001 kiloliters = 1.0 liters
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Controlling fly populations can be as simple as controlling its ability to feed and breed. Flies eat decomposing organic matter, so don't leave any laying around. Keep garbage in sealed bags inside of covered garbage cans. Store the garbage cans as far away from your home as possible. Other organic …
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No, it is not a good idea to leave a bee hive in an attic. An abandoned hive may attract foraging wildlife (including and other than bees) while a live hive may pose a real danger for domesticated pets and family members.
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use a net and sticky traps.There are many ways and things you can try To get rid of fruit flies. I personally recommend that you use a vinegar trap. It is efficient and not hazard's. All you need to do is to pour some vinegar into a source. Then make a cone out of paper with the one end small enough…
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It is important to regularly clean the iron if you need to have clean and crisp clothes after ironing. Clean the exterior. By keeping the exterior clean will help in preventing unnecessary transmission of dirt that gets to the clothes that you iron. Start by wiping the exterior with a cloth dampened…
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In the American home, the average size of a living room is about 250 to 300 square feet. The room is generally slightly rectangular in shape.
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The average size living room contains approximately 250 square feet.24 by 24220 by 220
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Answer There are a lot of products out there for that purpose. Check with some place like Home Depot to see what they carry.
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I sort through the mail and toss any "spam" directly into the recycle bin. However, you can put yourself on the National Do Not Mail list, which may help as advertisers update their lists.
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You can use several different kinds of smoke to get rid of bees in your attic. One particularly effective method of smoking out bees is using large, concentrated amounts of incense smoke.
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Before you water the plant, add sugar to the water, and heat it just a little so it will mix better. Stir it for about 20 seconds and then water your plant.
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If, by "in your house", you mean in a corner somewhere actually indoors, you can wait until evening (wasps are not active at night- will not fly) and spray it. If you do not want ot use insecticide inside- douse them w/ lots of spray cleaner (409, Clorox clean up- that kind of thing- you'd be surpri…
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how does a toilet cistern lid on a vernon tutbury toilet pedestal get released
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You can use the coffee machine, and not have to turn on the entire house because the whole house is not controlled by one series circuit.
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Interfering with habitat needs is the way to get rid of outdoor gnats. The insects in question need dark shelters, organic debris, and standing water. They will not stay where their eggs are exposed to horticultural oils, their larval and mature stages are subjected to insecticidal soaps or treatmen…
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Detrimental and fatal are the effects of vinegar on plant growth. Specifically, vinegar is acidic. Acetic acid keeps plants from absorbing available nutrients and water. In sufficient amounts, it also lowers soil pH to the point that available nutrients become inaccessible for intake -- for distri…
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When it was drying, it dried unevenly. So, you wash it again and stretch it and anchor it into shape. If it is a large, quality rug, you may want to get more information about having this done professionally. In addition, there may be some problem with the backing.
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Home-made -- as 1 part dish soap to 2 parts water -- or store-bought insecticidal soap allows household members to rid a kitchen of aphids. The insect pest in question (Aphidoidea superfamily) will do the equivalent of drowning or suffocating when sprayed with the effective, environmentally friendly…
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An average double waterbed will weigh about 1,600 pounds when full.
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The average amount is 60 - 70 gallons per day per person for indoor water use only.
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Answer Depends on the type of garage door remote and opener you have. IF it is the older type with dip switches then just match the new number to the motor heads to the remote. If it is not then there are a series of easy steps, but without knowing the correct one it's difficult to determine.
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Diatomaceous earth is a non-poisonous way of controlling sow bugs. Specifically, diatomaceous earth comes from crumbling into powder fossilized water plants. The sharp-edged dust cuts open and therefore dries out the sow bug's outer skeleton (cuticle). If ingested, it will shred the bug's insides.…
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Lemon and vinegar are natural methods by which flies and gnats can be eliminated. It is important to keep food in closed containers and remove crumbs and orts from counters and floors. Cleaning bathroom, kitchen, and pantry areas with lemon and vinegar leaves refreshing smells and serves as effectiv…
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actually sented candles burn slower then non-sented candles The answer above is correct though many people think that is makes no difference. So I suggest you get a lot of answers from people and find the majority.
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The BEST way to clean ceramic floor tile is with VINEGAR, the acid in it will take all dirt, grease and anything on top of the tile off with No GREASY feel afterwards. There are no special ways to clean ceramic tiles floors except don't use anything abrasive.
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In agriculture, as soils often contain acidic solutions and plants usually grow best when the soil is slightly alkaline. In medicine, as your blood has a pH of 7.3 and medicine injections must be exactly the same pH. If someone blood is changed by one pH they would die. In digestion, as the stoma…
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Creative Routes is the best interior design institute in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia also Know as Saudi Skills Institute. You can find their contact information Dial Us.
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To kill ticks in your house you either spray your house with skin protection or I f you have an animal give them tick keep away
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Answer These are probably pill bugs, or more commonly called "roly polys".
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sugar is a covalent compound where as salt is an ionic compound,so salt while dissolving in the water splits. This is mainly dependent of the 'total dissolved partical' concentration (mol/L): Sugar (C6H12O6): 1 mole particles per 180 g (for 1 mole sugar)Salt (NaCl) 2 mole particles per 58.5 g (for …
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My experience with electronic pest repellents is that they do work. I have used them to keep possums and rabbits out of vegetable patches, birds and also kangaroos out of orchards. They emit a sonic type frequency that the target animal doesn't like, it doesn't cause them any harm or to humans eith…
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The introduction of cats is the best way to control mice. Cats serve as dependable, effective, fast hunters. They will leave no mess since their digestive system accepts and breaks down all mice body parts.
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In order to get a yellow stain out of a nylon jacket, simply pre-treat the stain with some baking soda and warm water. You then will want to throw the jacket in the wash as you normally would.
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A white candle burns faster than a colored candle because the coloring slows the burning. Also, see the link below.
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Shutting off the valve doesn't drain anything. You need to open something lower than the faucet and open that faucet to let air take the place of the water.
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lightly spray with hairspray, then, once dry, laminate them to save the texture and to prevent from ripping
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VANILLA! u r such an idiot un scented candlees burn faster that's wut scent
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Citric acid has a chemical property called chelation that allows it to bind easily to minerals and metals. Using this property, minerals can be removed when cleaning. Source: http:/www.wisegeek.com/what-is-citric-acid.htm
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That would depend upon the concentrations of these solutions, but yes, sugar is a less effective anti-freeze than salt is.
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I don't know how well they say it works, but all it does is help bacteria growth in your septic. The bacteria eat the solids in the tank. But if you don't have a septic tank your in good hands.He asked about Riddex not Ridex...
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They don't all works the same way. Most baits are stomach poisons & ingested when they eat it, Some dusts are the same & are ingested when they groom, some act on their nervous systems, some weaken & dry out exoskeletons (dessicants), some also clog up breathing tubes & some simply a…
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