• How far will tree roots go?

    I am digging, and forking, my garden up and I keep encountering these tough woody roots. I have already done three newer beds that did not have them. The bed I am working now is a couple years older than the first three. But it has always been turned up the same way every winter. The nearest trees are at least 25... show more
    I am digging, and forking, my garden up and I keep encountering these tough woody roots. I have already done three newer beds that did not have them. The bed I am working now is a couple years older than the first three. But it has always been turned up the same way every winter. The nearest trees are at least 25 feet away and not that big.
    6 answers · Garden & Landscape · 23 hours ago
  • How do you paint a wall without leaving brushstrokes?

    first off, please dont try to be cute or funny and tell me to use a paint roller or spray gun. if everybody always took easier alternate routes, there would be no need to ask, right? if you ask how to fix or repair or customize something, and the answer is "screw it get a new one or custom order it or try out... show more
    first off, please dont try to be cute or funny and tell me to use a paint roller or spray gun. if everybody always took easier alternate routes, there would be no need to ask, right? if you ask how to fix or repair or customize something, and the answer is "screw it get a new one or custom order it or try out this thing blah blah blah" then its not getting repaired or customized, or w/e, its being replaced.... but i digress.... can someone please tell me how to use oldschool hand held hair brushes to paint without leaving a smear or brushstroke or streaking? KEEP IN MIND, THIS IS A ROOM, NOT THE MONALISA. i simply dont have the time, and im trying to NOT leave visible layers or obvious strokes/smudges etc
    18 answers · Do It Yourself (DIY) · 2 days ago
  • Just brought a chainsaw the guy didn't have a clue how to start it he put just petrol in the chainsaw he never got it started any suggestion?

    Best answer: It's probably 2 stroke, so you need the right mix of petrol and oil. Have you cleaned the spark plug and filters?
    Best answer: It's probably 2 stroke, so you need the right mix of petrol and oil. Have you cleaned the spark plug and filters?
    18 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 4 days ago
  • Does anyone else place sea salt in the dishwater?

    I don't use a washing machine, rather, I let my dishes soak in the sink. I add 2 teaspoons of salt to since it has cleansing properties. I've never had a problem with the dishes tasting salty since I rinse my dishes clean.
    I don't use a washing machine, rather, I let my dishes soak in the sink. I add 2 teaspoons of salt to since it has cleansing properties. I've never had a problem with the dishes tasting salty since I rinse my dishes clean.
    10 answers · Cleaning & Laundry · 2 days ago
  • Dog chewed a portion of the carpet years ago; can just these small portions be replaced or does the entire carpet need to be replaced?

    When I got my dog as a puppy, he had a few episodes of chewing which included the carpet. Now two years later, I am ready to move on to another residence and I need to address these small holes prior to leaving. As shown in the pictures, just a few spots on around the house. One is roughly 1 foot by 1 foot and the... show more
    When I got my dog as a puppy, he had a few episodes of chewing which included the carpet. Now two years later, I am ready to move on to another residence and I need to address these small holes prior to leaving. As shown in the pictures, just a few spots on around the house. One is roughly 1 foot by 1 foot and the others are less than a few inches in diameter. Thank you! The carpet will be fully cleaned so I can try my best to match the correct color, however, this is something I'm also worried about as it may not be fully exact. And if it would need to be completely replaced, then it wouldn't match the carpet in the other rooms. Thanks for the input. Photo below. https://imgur.com/a/I3gCv
    10 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 2 days ago
  • How to get rid of urine smell?

    I live with 2 men, my bathroom constantly smells like urine and I can't stand it!!! I'm a neat freak and I like my home neat, organized and clean.. I hate odors, especially urine and body odor which is hard to get rid of since I live with 2 grown men. Please help how do I get rid of the smell!
    I live with 2 men, my bathroom constantly smells like urine and I can't stand it!!! I'm a neat freak and I like my home neat, organized and clean.. I hate odors, especially urine and body odor which is hard to get rid of since I live with 2 grown men. Please help how do I get rid of the smell!
    6 answers · Cleaning & Laundry · 10 hours ago
  • How can I get cigarette smoke smell out of a mattress?

    Best answer: Try sprinkling dry baking soda on it as baking soda absorbs scents and breaks up stains. Leave it on for about 20-30 minutes and then vacuum it off. Then if need be mix in a spray bottle 3 parts water 1 part vinegar and 1/2 a teaspoon of dish soap. Spray it on the mattress lightly and then use a cloth to wipe it... show more
    Best answer: Try sprinkling dry baking soda on it as baking soda absorbs scents and breaks up stains. Leave it on for about 20-30 minutes and then vacuum it off.

    Then if need be mix in a spray bottle 3 parts water 1 part vinegar and 1/2 a teaspoon of dish soap. Spray it on the mattress lightly and then use a cloth to wipe it down. Make sure you're not soaking the mattress but only making it lightly damp you don't want the moisture to go into the mattress and mold.

    Other helpful products to consider is febreeze or other oder absorbing sprays. You may find a good fabric furniture cleaner as well.
    17 answers · Cleaning & Laundry · 4 days ago
  • How much does it cost to completely gut and renovate 2600 sq ft house in NJ?

    This 2600 sq ft ranch style foreclosed house in NJ was built in 1960s. It needs complete renovation including 3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, kitchen, and finished basement. I would like hardwood for all floors except tiles for the bathrooms. Kitchen needs new appliances and cabinets. I assume new roof is needed... show more
    This 2600 sq ft ranch style foreclosed house in NJ was built in 1960s. It needs complete renovation including 3 bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, kitchen, and finished basement. I would like hardwood for all floors except tiles for the bathrooms. Kitchen needs new appliances and cabinets. I assume new roof is needed since there is a hole in the roof and some creature probably lives there. Small mold problem along the ceiling and a wall in the basement. Chimney may require some maintenance. Needs new furnace, water boiler, and maybe A/C. It has central air. Exterior walls, doors and windows are in good shape. It's a beautifully built home which was ruined by previous owner. I don't know anything about the swimming pool, so the pool probably needs whole new system. Since, it is being sold for much lower than the market price, I would greatly appreciate if someone can tell me a conservative cost to renovate this house.
    6 answers · Decorating & Remodeling · 20 hours ago
  • Mixed Clorox bleach & Lysol to clean the toilet?

    unaware with the fact that you should NEVER mix bleach & Lysol together made a mistake today & put some Lysol followed by Clorox bleach. inhaled it twice while i was scrubbing the toilet bowl. i thought it's just the regular terrible smell of bleach, i immidiatly opened the bathroom window & close... show more
    unaware with the fact that you should NEVER mix bleach & Lysol together made a mistake today & put some Lysol followed by Clorox bleach. inhaled it twice while i was scrubbing the toilet bowl. i thought it's just the regular terrible smell of bleach, i immidiatly opened the bathroom window & close the door, feeling lazy sluggish n weak on my shoulders. there is a pinching sensation inside my LEFT chest area. HELP!!! what should i do?
    9 answers · Cleaning & Laundry · 3 days ago
  • Would your toilets/ sink still work in a black out?

    Best answer: Went through a natural disaster and we were without power for a month. We did have water and were able to flush toilets. Some however were on city septic as well, our town's system requires electricity from your house in order to run the grinder to eliminate the waste. So those who were only on the... show more
    Best answer: Went through a natural disaster and we were without power for a month. We did have water and were able to flush toilets. Some however were on city septic as well, our town's system requires electricity from your house in order to run the grinder to eliminate the waste. So those who were only on the city's water system but not the septic system were ok.
    9 answers · Other - Home & Garden · 3 days ago
  • Is it worthy to buy slow cooker with timer?

    I need to buy a new pot, I used to have one without timer. Is it worthy to invest and buy new one with timer?
    I need to buy a new pot, I used to have one without timer. Is it worthy to invest and buy new one with timer?
    7 answers · Other - Home & Garden · 2 days ago
  • A/C Air Handler Shorted Out?

    A tenant changed a battery and it caused the A/C handler to short out. What wouldcause this?
    A tenant changed a battery and it caused the A/C handler to short out. What wouldcause this?
    9 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 3 days ago
  • Help me quick, ant-sized flying bug creatures LITERALLY ALL OVER MY ROOM. How to get rid fast?

    Best answer: can you go to another room that is okay?

    If not go to a friends?

    Alternativley try it but you wont clear them all.

    I wish you luck
    Best answer: can you go to another room that is okay?

    If not go to a friends?

    Alternativley try it but you wont clear them all.

    I wish you luck
    12 answers · Other - Home & Garden · 4 days ago