• Will the mice crawl on and around me when I sleep?

    Ive been reading threads about mice only going where the food is. I dodnt eat in my bed and my house isnt cluttered. Couldve sworn i saw one single mouse dropping in my bead a nd a few little ones by the door? In my room, they also dragged and ripped apart my rabbits foot keychain which I believe they attempted to... show more
    Ive been reading threads about mice only going where the food is. I dodnt eat in my bed and my house isnt cluttered. Couldve sworn i saw one single mouse dropping in my bead a nd a few little ones by the door? In my room, they also dragged and ripped apart my rabbits foot keychain which I believe they attempted to mare a nest out of. So now im scared to sleep in my room? Im now sleeping in my livingroom which is between my room and the basement where I think theyre mostly coming from. Sleeping on the couch I'm scared as well. Will these mice crawl on me when im sleeping??? I've se 6 new mouse traps with PB and spread them throughout the house. Am i good?
    10 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 19 hours ago
  • I need to know the name of the curved pipe in the image so I can replace it.?

    I need to know the name of the curved pipe in the image so I can replace it.?

    I'd like to know what this pipe would be called in a hardware store so I can find it tomorrow when I buy a new one. If anyone knows, or knows any way of finding out, that'd be great. Thanks!
    I'd like to know what this pipe would be called in a hardware store so I can find it tomorrow when I buy a new one. If anyone knows, or knows any way of finding out, that'd be great. Thanks!
    10 answers · Do It Yourself (DIY) · 1 day ago
  • Is it okay to leave a bug fogger inside overnight?

    I bombed my house around 1pm today. I left immediately and have not fully moved in yet so I have not gone back. Is it okay to leave it overnight and come back tomorrow to open the windows?
    I bombed my house around 1pm today. I left immediately and have not fully moved in yet so I have not gone back. Is it okay to leave it overnight and come back tomorrow to open the windows?
    7 answers · Other - Home & Garden · 1 day ago
  • When renovating a house is it best to use one company for everything or multiple companies?

    I'd like to renovate my house and rent it out. The bathroom and kitchen definitely need replacing, along with a few smaller tasks like replacing faulty light fittings. Budget allowing, I may also decide to replace my very old boiler and tidy up the garden. Just wondering if it would be cheaper / easier / faster... show more
    I'd like to renovate my house and rent it out. The bathroom and kitchen definitely need replacing, along with a few smaller tasks like replacing faulty light fittings. Budget allowing, I may also decide to replace my very old boiler and tidy up the garden. Just wondering if it would be cheaper / easier / faster to ask one company to do everything or to out source the work to multiple companies? (DIY isn't an option).
    8 answers · Decorating & Remodeling · 2 days ago
  • How do I get the rust off of a cast iron pan?

    I have a fairly new cast iron pan that was left in rain and for past month has been rusting. I have tries using vinegar and letting it sit overnight several times but it just doesn't seem to do anything. I am confused because I have used vinegar on rust before and it works pretty well, Maybe its just the... show more
    I have a fairly new cast iron pan that was left in rain and for past month has been rusting. I have tries using vinegar and letting it sit overnight several times but it just doesn't seem to do anything. I am confused because I have used vinegar on rust before and it works pretty well, Maybe its just the surface idk, any ideas on whyt its not working and what I might do differently to save this pan? the rust seems to be spreading pretty quickly.
    8 answers · Cleaning & Laundry · 1 day ago
  • Broken A/c unit in apartment?

    a new compressor was installed for my A/C unit in may apartment. And the guy who installed it said it needed to have the coils cleaned. he advised it need to be done so the compressor would not run at such a high rate, the gauge he was using said it was running well over 280 (whatever units it's measured in).... show more
    a new compressor was installed for my A/C unit in may apartment. And the guy who installed it said it needed to have the coils cleaned. he advised it need to be done so the compressor would not run at such a high rate, the gauge he was using said it was running well over 280 (whatever units it's measured in). i am having a profesional come to clean the coils, was i ripped off when the guy said he couldn't clean them when he was already here ?
    10 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 3 days ago
  • Any advice on how to remove metal conduit tubing and wires?

    I removed a dishwasher in order to make room for a new cabinet. The problem is that the dishwasher's wiring is still there under my counter. It's in a semi-flexible metal tube that goes into the wall, and I need to get rid of it in order to make room for the cabinet. Can I simply cut through the metal... show more
    I removed a dishwasher in order to make room for a new cabinet. The problem is that the dishwasher's wiring is still there under my counter. It's in a semi-flexible metal tube that goes into the wall, and I need to get rid of it in order to make room for the cabinet. Can I simply cut through the metal tubing and wires with a hacksaw, and then cap off whatever bits of exposed wires remain with some wire nuts? (Obviously, I would shut the power off before cutting.) Or is there a better way? I don't have a ton of tools, but I do have a hacksaw. Thanks for any suggestions!
    7 answers · Do It Yourself (DIY) · 12 hours ago
  • Mini-fridge?? Compressor hot! Freezer and and fridge cold inside.?

    Best answer: The compressor gets hot for a couple of reasons: 1) There's a motor inside there. Running all the time, it's going to get warm. Running all the time in a warm room, it's going to get warmer. Running constantly trying to cool down a fridge whose door is standing open, it's going to get very warm... show more
    Best answer: The compressor gets hot for a couple of reasons:

    1) There's a motor inside there. Running all the time, it's going to get warm. Running all the time in a warm room, it's going to get warmer. Running constantly trying to cool down a fridge whose door is standing open, it's going to get very warm indeed.

    2) The refrigerator works by pushing heat. Imagine:

    Do you remember pumping up a bicycle tire with a bike pump? And the bottom of the pump got hot? That's because of the compression of the air - the heat energy in the air (there's heat energy everywhere) gets squashed into a smaller space. Taking up less space but having the same energy as it had before means it has to feel hotter.

    Now imagine the propane tank on the gas grill while the grill is on. That tank starts to get pretty cold, right? Even frosty sometimes. It's because the propane inside is boiling into gas - yes, boiling just at room temperature - and carrying heat away. And when heat is carried away, what's had its heat carried away feels cold.

    Refrigerator: same deal. Here's the process:

    1) The compressor squashes the refrigerant into a liquid to squeeze its heat into a smaller space. It now feels very hot.

    2) The hot liquid refrigerant is pushed into lots of small coils with fins, and a fan blows air over the coils. Most of the heat that is hotter than room temperature gets blown away.

    3) Room temperature liquid refrigerant goes inside the fridge and is expanded in the evaporator coils. It expands, boils, and in boiling absorbs a lot of heat from inside the fridge. Its temperature plummets in the coils as it boils and expands, becoming much colder than the inside of the fridge; a fan inside the fridge blows not-cool-enough air over the coils, and the air's heat goes into the boiling liquid.

    4) Expanded, cool refrigerant continues through the refrigerant line back to the compressor, to be squashed back into a hot liquid and have its heat carried away.

    Cycle continues.

    There are lots of materials that can work as refrigerants, including propane, helium, Freon, water and air. They all have their advantages and pitfalls.

    The compressor gets hot because of the motor and it's in the middle of the refrigerant cycle, right there in the middle of the hot part of the refrigerant cycle.
    7 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 1 day ago
  • Installing a new kitchen sink faucet?

    Best answer: if you turn the tap upside down there should be two holes ..you can connect flexy pipes to these ...if there is only one hole ..you have bought the wrong tap
    Best answer: if you turn the tap upside down there should be two holes ..you can connect flexy pipes to these ...if there is only one hole ..you have bought the wrong tap
    5 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 18 hours ago
  • Is it ok to run an extension cord through PVC pipe?

    My son’s room only has 1 outlet. He needs power to the other side of the room where his night stand is. If we run the cord along the bottom of the wall it will have to cross a doorway. Our idea is to run PVC pipe up the wall, around the room, and down the opposite wall with the pipe attached to the ceiling. Is... show more
    My son’s room only has 1 outlet. He needs power to the other side of the room where his night stand is. If we run the cord along the bottom of the wall it will have to cross a doorway. Our idea is to run PVC pipe up the wall, around the room, and down the opposite wall with the pipe attached to the ceiling. Is this safe? Or is there a fire risk having an extension cord in a PVC pipe? It will not be inside the wall.
    8 answers · Do It Yourself (DIY) · 2 days ago
  • How difficult to drill out a 1 inch x 1 1/2 inch opening through a thick hard steel mower engine deck?

    Best answer: Rather than take it to a welder, go buy a 4 1/2” angle grinder and some .045” cut-off wheels. You’ll be able to cut the hole out in a couple minutes and then you can use the angle grinder to sharpen your blade.
    Best answer: Rather than take it to a welder, go buy a 4 1/2” angle grinder and some .045” cut-off wheels. You’ll be able to cut the hole out in a couple minutes and then you can use the angle grinder to sharpen your blade.
    5 answers · Do It Yourself (DIY) · 1 day ago
  • Why is my cactus dying?

    I've watered my cactus every single day, but it seems like it's dying? I even started to mix lawn fertilizer in with the water and that didn't seem to help? I thought fertilizer was supposed to make things greener?
    I've watered my cactus every single day, but it seems like it's dying? I even started to mix lawn fertilizer in with the water and that didn't seem to help? I thought fertilizer was supposed to make things greener?
    5 answers · Garden & Landscape · 2 hours ago
  • Bed bugs. How to not shrink or ruin clothe?

    So I recently asked what I should do if I had bed bug in my old mattress and if I should wash all my clothes. So I’ve been told to wash everything in hot water and dry on hot. But I don’t want my clothe to shrink so would washing in hot work as well? Or what’s the best option to rid my cloth of bedbugs and keep my... show more
    So I recently asked what I should do if I had bed bug in my old mattress and if I should wash all my clothes. So I’ve been told to wash everything in hot water and dry on hot. But I don’t want my clothe to shrink so would washing in hot work as well? Or what’s the best option to rid my cloth of bedbugs and keep my clothe from shrinking?
    5 answers · Cleaning & Laundry · 1 day ago