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Getting Your Cat to Stop Scratching Wood

In the middle of the night our cat scratches our doors, open or closed, and also the moulding around the doors. I have tried the sticky tape and it's not working. Is there anything to attach to the wood to keep the cat from scratching? I yell at him and he stops, but it also wakes up the entire house.

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Curtain Colour Advice

What colour curtains will match white walls on top, plum at the bottom, with a black leather suite?

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Value of Porcelain Dolls

I have 5 antique porcelein dolls stamped CHRHF on their neck. Can anyone help me regarding their value? Thanks in advance.

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Food Sticks to Foreman Grilling Plates

When making toasted sandwiches the top slice of bread sticks to the grilling machine plates. How do I avoid this?

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Donating Stuffed Animals
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New Electrical Switch Doesn't Work

My bathroom had one switch that turned on the lights and the fan. I replaced the switch with a double-toggle style switch so the lights and fan could be turned on separately. I can't get the switch to work on the lights or the fan now. The outlets still work. I checked the breakers and every GFCI and nothing was thrown. What do I do to fix this issue?

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Repairing Pants With Oxy 10 Bleach Spot

My favorite pair of khaki pants have a bleached looking spot. I'm guessing I leaned on the edge of the sink where one of my daughters had dropped a little Oxy 10. I figured I should take the color out and try RIT tan dye. I tried RIT color remover, and it did not work. I didn't use hot water. Is that the key? Can I use bleach or peroxide instead?

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Information on Queen Jr Push Mower

I have an old Queen Jr push mower with a wooden handle. It was made by Great States, Shelbyville, Ind. Can you tell me anything about it?

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Daycare Name Ideas

I am looking for a name for a daycare that's located in the back of a house. I would like a name that has the word "house" in it.

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Information on Indian Dolls
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Treating an Older Dog With Worms

My 16 year old German Shepherd/Pit Bull mix has worms. I called the vet and he told me to give him dewormer, but I don't want to give him harsh chemicals because of his age. What should I give him?

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Removing Gasoline Odor from Clothes

How do I get a gasoline odor removed from a sweatshirt?

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Genie Garage Door Opener Not Working Properly

The door will not open all the way on the first try. It starts to open then it stops. It will go up about 12" then stops. I push the button and it will open another 12 to 15" after the 3rd try it will open all the way. It closes all the way every time?

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My House Trained Dog is Regressing
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Recipe Manual for Welbilt ABM3500

Where do I find a Welbilt recipe manual for model ABM350?

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Selling Porcelain Dolls

I need to find a dealer who might buy all of the dolls.

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No Hot Air from Chevy Heater

I have a 1998 Chevy Z71 1500. My heater won't blow hot air unless I am driving it or giving it more throttle.

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Replacement Drip Tray for George Foreman Grill

I need a drip tray for the George Foreman Lean Mean Fat Grilling Machine, model no grp4ptmr. The grill was give to me by a friend and it didn't have the drip tray. I love the grill, but it sure makes a mess without the tray or pan, whatever it is called.

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Getting Rid of Mouse Odor in Car

The car sat for over a year and smells horrible inside. We tried baking soda, shampooing the interior and the trunk with a Rug Doctor machine, even added vinegar to the cleaning solution. Nothing worked. Then we found 3 different mouse nests - 2 in the back speakers, and 1 in the air vent blower below the dash board.

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Repairing a Dodge Ram Heater

I just purchased a 1997 Dodge Ram Sport. The owner informed me that a part was needed on the firewall conected to the two hoses coming from heater core. What part or parts are they?

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Breeding Zebra Finches

I have 3 zebra finches, 1 mum, 1 dad, and their baby boy. The baby is old enough now and has started cuddling up to his mum a lot and chasing the dad away when he gets close to mum. Would the baby mate with his mum as he seems to be ready to mate? I really don't want it to happen.

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Receiving Social Security Supplemental Income

My question is about transferring an underage child's check from one payee to another. Can my husband transfer his daughter's SSI check to his name instead of her grandmother's now that she lives with us in another state? If so how?

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Curtain Colour Advice

Please help me decide the colour of curtain that will fit a black and white wall theme. Each color is on opposite walls. The black wall is a granite wallpaper.I bought "mink print " coloured curtains to install, but it doesn't feel like that was a good choice.

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Pets and Divorce
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Growing Plants With Artificial Lights
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Removing Mats and Tangles from a Dog's...
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Brother Sewing Machine Product Reviews
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Glass Jar Candle Holder Ideas
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Furnishing a Dollhouse
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Finding Christmas Help in Boston

I am a father of a one year old girl who deserves a decent Christmas. I just finished school and haven't found a job yet so I have no income as of right now. Are there any places in Boston that can help?

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Making Macramé Jewelry
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Free Knitting Pattern for a Polo Neck Insert

I'm looking for a free knitting pattern for a polo neck insert. I had one years ago but lost it.

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Bugs in Air Tight Flour Jars

I have what I thought was an air tight LaParfiet jar for my brown bread flour, but sure enough I went to use it the other day and found little black bugs. How did they get in if the jar is airtight?

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Reviving a Dull Laminate Floor

My laminate floor is dull. Please help? I've tried Bono cleaner for laminate floors to no avail. They are clean, but have dull spots. What can I do? I've heard vinegar and water is good, but afraid to try it.

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Using Fresh Pumpkins Frozen in the Field
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Value of 1883 The American Cyclopaedia

What is the value of a complete leather bound 1883 set of The American Cyclopaedia in good condition? If there is value, how might I go about selling it?

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Eligibility for Social Security Survivor Benefits

Can I get any survivor benefits? My husband died in the Philippines November 6, 2014. We were married on December 6, 2010. I haven't been to the USA and I don't have a Social Security number.

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Slogan for Day Care Centre

I am going to start an infants' day care in my home. It will be named " Adonah Daycare " for 6 months to 2.5 years.

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Smoke Detector Won't Stop Chirping

I replaced the batttery to no avail. I removed electric battery backed detector from the ceiling mount. The chirp is coming from inside the ceiling, not the unit. Please help me.

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Finding Free Fabric

I am looking to find free fabric scraps does anyone know where I could find them? I will be making quilts for my church for Christmas.

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Recipes Using Lipton Soup Mix
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Breakfast Pie Recipes
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Gift Ideas for Boyfriend's 19th Birthday

My boyfriend will be 19 in a couple of months and I really don't know what to get him.

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Removing Rust from Refrigerator Door

How do I remove rust off the outside of a fridge door?

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Value of Encyclopedia Britannica
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4 Wheel Drive Not Working on Ford Ranger

I have put 2 new hubs and bearings on my front wheels. Now my 4-wheel drive won't work. Anyone know the answer? It is a 98 Ford Ranger. Thank you.

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Removing Glue from Bathroom Tiles

I have sticky glue on my bathroom tiles that has been there for a long time. It has become very hard in texure. How can I remove it?

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Eligibility for Social Security Survivor Benefits

My father was in the navy during WWII. I am now on Social Security disability. It is difficult to live on a fixed income. I want to know if I, his daughter, can apply for Social Security benefits from my father.

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Pool Party Ideas for 14th Birthday

I am having a pool party for my birthday. Everyone is around the age of 14 and I have not a clue what to do. I mean we have got like party food and cake, but I am not sure as the party goes for 3 hours.

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Home Interior Design Shop Names

I would like suggestions for a name for a home interior decorative shop. Thank you.

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