• A flower that smells sweet?

    17 answers · Garden & Landscape · 4 days ago
  • Will a water filter make my water safe to drink?

    I live in a very old apartment, and the landlord let me know the pipes are also very old (but he won’t be replacing them). The problem is the water will come out a light brownish/red color and will leave some stains in places like the tub and sinks. It’s more prominent in my kitchen than bathroom and I tried to... show more
    I live in a very old apartment, and the landlord let me know the pipes are also very old (but he won’t be replacing them). The problem is the water will come out a light brownish/red color and will leave some stains in places like the tub and sinks. It’s more prominent in my kitchen than bathroom and I tried to drink it once but the taste was gross, so I deemed it undrinkable. Recently, I’ve been wondering if a water filter would solve the problem and make the water safe to drink?
    15 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 3 days ago
  • Is releasing a queen ant in my house a good idea?

    Since i like arthropods and reptiles and am lazy, i though tit could be a good idea to use ants to clean my house, like crumbs or other dead insects or scare away other insects from my house. Is it a good idea and will it work as intended?
    Since i like arthropods and reptiles and am lazy, i though tit could be a good idea to use ants to clean my house, like crumbs or other dead insects or scare away other insects from my house. Is it a good idea and will it work as intended?
    6 answers · Cleaning & Laundry · 16 hours ago
  • How does one smuggle a bear into a castle?
  • Away from the World Cup it's Celtic against Alashkert(aye I havnae heard of them either and I know my footy), will Celtic be ready?

    What I mean to ask is will Celtic be ready, fit and focused so early in the season. These kinds of matches are always tricky as the opposing team take these kind of matches as if they were the cup final. But how fit and focused will the Celtic lads be this early in the season, that is the vital question that needs... show more
    What I mean to ask is will Celtic be ready, fit and focused so early in the season. These kinds of matches are always tricky as the opposing team take these kind of matches as if they were the cup final. But how fit and focused will the Celtic lads be this early in the season, that is the vital question that needs to be asked. The opposing team is from Armenia, so Celtic have travelled a long way and we know that teams from that area are quite good technically, even though physically they are usually not the biggest. In addition Celtic will be without several players. Their best defender Boyata is at the World Cup with Belgium today and other important players such as Rogic, Lustig and Gamboa are also not with the team as they have been given extra time off on holiday because they were also at the World Cup and need more time to rest. Leigh Griffiths and Marvin Compper are also out because of injuries and Scott Brown is a doubt, However Celtic do have their best player Moussa Dembele availabe besides the absence of other key players. But football is a team game and one wonders how fit and focused the Celtic lads will be so early in the season. Under usual circumstances we could expect Celtic to bag a few goals past this Armenian team, but these aren't usual circumstances and I think we could see a shock result today. What do you lads think?
    4 answers · Mobile Phones & Plans · 5 days ago
  • Does lowes or home depot cut wood for you?

    I want to make something for my son for his birthday myself like toddler stove and refrig type stuff and if i have measurement for wood. will they cut each piece of wood that length for me?
    I want to make something for my son for his birthday myself like toddler stove and refrig type stuff and if i have measurement for wood. will they cut each piece of wood that length for me?
    9 answers · Do It Yourself (DIY) · 2 days ago
  • Someone told me that I should not use a cordless drill to drill through a steel mower deck, why this would be?

    Best answer: Just yesterday, I used a 14.4v Dewalt cordless to drill a couple of 3/8" holes in my mower deck. I did drill 2 smaller holes and worked up to the 3/8". The advice you quote in "Update #2" isn't about whether a cordless can do the job...it's about avoiding the cost of buying one if you... show more
    Best answer: Just yesterday, I used a 14.4v Dewalt cordless to drill a couple of 3/8" holes in my mower deck. I did drill 2 smaller holes and worked up to the 3/8". The advice you quote in "Update #2" isn't about whether a cordless can do the job...it's about avoiding the cost of buying one if you don't already own one.

    UPDATE: To answer your update, any decent bit made for metal will work, especially for only 4 holes. Lower quality bits will dull faster in metal, but a mower deck is relatively thin metal. Any new drill bit should breeze right through. Don't sweat the finer details...just do it. You'll be fine with what you have. The worst that will happen is that your bits will be dull when you get done.
    6 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 1 day ago
  • Why do people call exterminating companies to come spray their entire yard for mosquitos?

    it seems like such a stupid thing to spend money on...I mean, why not just spray your arms and legs with some mosquito repellant before going outside in the yard for extended periods of time? (if need to. I only do it if outside in yard for a long time and mosquitos are out really bad)
    it seems like such a stupid thing to spend money on...I mean, why not just spray your arms and legs with some mosquito repellant before going outside in the yard for extended periods of time? (if need to. I only do it if outside in yard for a long time and mosquitos are out really bad)
    6 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 20 hours ago
  • How important is “perfect” insulation in your exterior walls?

    I’m replacing the siding on my old home and have found some voids in the insulation. The house currently has shiplap siding sitting over the original tongue and groove redwood. The redwood is proving to be very difficult and time consuming to remove and I would prefer to leave it, saving me sheathing costs and... show more
    I’m replacing the siding on my old home and have found some voids in the insulation. The house currently has shiplap siding sitting over the original tongue and groove redwood. The redwood is proving to be very difficult and time consuming to remove and I would prefer to leave it, saving me sheathing costs and time. However, the voids in the insulation concern me in terms of temperature loss. It’s only a 1-2 inch gap but from what I understand, if it’s not completely stuffed, it serves no purpose. I’m going to guess every third cavity between studs has some sort of air gap. Is it worth removing the original tongue and groove siding to completely fill the wall cavity or will it not make a noticeable difference? I don’t want to waste my opportunity to fix something I won’t have access to later. Thanks!
    6 answers · Do It Yourself (DIY) · 2 days ago
  • Is vacuuming your air conditioning filter as good as replacing it?

    Thanking in advance for any insight.
    Thanking in advance for any insight.
    17 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 5 days ago
  • Can your stove cause an explosion if the gas is turned on but unlit?

    My stove is starting to break down and sometimes won't light up and one time I turned the stove on but didnt notice that the gas was not lit. If that happens again and the stove does turn on will my entire kitchen explode?
    My stove is starting to break down and sometimes won't light up and one time I turned the stove on but didnt notice that the gas was not lit. If that happens again and the stove does turn on will my entire kitchen explode?
    11 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 4 days ago
  • Where can I buy rags for cleaning?

    Best answer: Most paint stores have boxes of rags for sale. They have been cleaned and ready for use. Painters use them for cleaning surfaces, their paint brushes, etc.
    Best answer: Most paint stores have boxes of rags for sale. They have been cleaned and ready for use. Painters use them for cleaning surfaces, their paint brushes, etc.
    4 answers · Cleaning & Laundry · 4 hours ago