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where are the batteries located
That is a wonderful job you did on a dime, I like it! What fun to get creative. Thanks for all the pictures along the journey.
I just tried Goo Gone It doesn't work don't waste your money WD-40 works but it's a lot of scrubbing here's my take on it a lot of scrubbing with WD-40 but it does work
I know this is an old thread but had to comment... never heard this version of the joke. The version I was taught almost 40 years ago is this:
You're walking down the street in your canoe; how many pancakes can you stack on your trunk? None, because ice cream don't have bones.
I wasn't able to show you a good picture of the 150 orange moss rose rootings, so here is a picture of them, now. 60 feet of border for less than $2.
to keep wasps away from feeder plant mint plants near feeder . Wasps dont like mint. I made a solution of peppermint extract and water and put it in a little spray bottle. I spray the plants near the feeder. The wasps don't like it and fly away.
Using a 1950's Sunbeam Mix Master Mixer
I bought a 1950's Sunbeam Mix Master mixer at a thrift shop. It has a juicer attachment set (which includes a bowl with a center hole and a funnel hole, a ceramic juicer cone with a slotted metal rod in the center, and a metal double-pronged clamp-on device). But it seems that the handle of the mixer is in the way of the place you need to hook the juicer up (a hole on the left side next to the handle ).
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newer models are junk and a 623A is about the best I have 5 mint ones and sad the new stuff is junk and the old ones last forever
Excellent helpful hint. My husband was so mad the grandkids got permanent marker on our oak dining room table - tried the toothpaste and it worked!!! Thanks so very much!
to remove baked on scrambled egg, put some soap powder in the pan with water & let it simmer away, wash as usual & its like new. keep an eye on it but cleans within a 30min simmer.
Full disclosure : Catch flies by the liter. We manufacture the Soda Bottle ( Monster ) non toxic Flies be Gone fly trap. Very effective and very economical. The only things you have to replace are the 2 liter soda bottle and the bait. Your satisfaction guaranteed 100 %. Our company has been exhibiting at the National Restaurant Show for eight years.
Full disclosure : We manufacture the Soda Bottle ( Monster ) non toxic Flies be Gone fly trap. Very economical. The only things you have to replace are the 2 liter soda bottle and the bait. Your satisfaction guaranteed 100 %. Our company has been exhibiting a the National Restaurant Show for eight years.
I've learned that the coloring is very bad for hummingbirds. Making your own nectar is simple (1 part sugar to 4 parts water) -- the red coloring is not necessary as most feeders are red anyway.
Finding Walmart's Great Value French Roast Coffee
Walmart recently had sample boxes of their Great Value brand k cups. I really like the french roast. I have been to 5 Walmarts in my area and can not find the french roast. Is there any other place I can find this coffee or will Walmart get it at some time?
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I am going through the same thing. I have called Corporate, and they advise me that this item is in the local distribution center, but I cannot find a store locally that has this item anymore. I have obviously bought it in recent past, but simply cannot find it anymore. Corporate called a local store for them to call me, and advise me when they have it in stock, but of course, that call didn't go very well, when they told me that they didn't have it in stock, and couldn't order it. We have been purchasing the 96 count of the French Roast!! I cannot even find the item on the website to order directly from Walmart.com. If anyone has any further information, please share!!!
This is a lighter thirst quencher for summer! Yum! You have my Vote!
A lighter thirst quencher for summer! You have my vote!
A lighter thirst quencher for summer! Yum!
Remedy for Dog's Itching
My two year dog has been itching and biting her legs and under her stomach. I have taken her to the vet, but he only gives her steroids. It lasts for 2/3 months and she gets it again. What can I do to relieve her from that itching. I've used anti-itch cream, Benadryl, and tea tree oil. What else can I try?
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Probably yeast infection. Very prevalent during humid hot summers. Try probiotics during feeding, stay away from starchy dog food with corn, potatoes, heavy grains and use vinegar/water mix as a rinse. Caused from the gut.
Can I use a rose seem that gas been frozen for 6 weeks?
the second plant looks like a plumeria
Using Diatomaceous Earth to Control Fleas in Carpets
Has anyone heard of using DE this way? I like the idea of using salt also. I do not think boric acid can really be called safe. I think the cat could get really sick from it.The other product, diatomaceous comes from diatoms which I think comes from sea coral. Ground up it becomes silica which slices up the fleas and is safe for pets and humans.
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NEVER introduce silica in the home. Silica particles won't just 'slice up the fleas ' it will slice up your lungs too causing I flammation & scarring, reduced lung function when you inhale it. The smaller the particles the more toxic, the more harm it causes. Particles that cannot be seen by the naked eye are inhaled and are so small that they pass through the alveoli into the bloodstream to any part of the body. The body cannot deal with it or expel it, so it stays buried in lung tissue, etc., to cause problems often decades later. Crystalline silica causes autoimmune diseases & it is group 1 carcinogen & also causes silicosis & other respiratory disease.
Take it to the pound and your problems will be slove.
well not "free" its prepaid
Just buy one of those mops with a sponge on it at dollar tree and, mix 1/4 cup comet cleanser and enough water to make it liquid stir and pour it in a spray bottle. Spray shower with liquid comet after shaking well. While sitting on side of tube scrub shower walls from your sitting position. I have to clean my toilet like that too. I'm having a rough pregnancy so I've had to get creative. Luckily my bathroom is small.
Pour a half a cup of bicarb soda down the drain dry. Then pour 1 cup of vinegar down and leave it for 10 mins.Then pour a full jug of boiling water down last of all. It has always worked for me good luck.Also one of those old fashion rubber plungers are handy to have they work really well too.
Put a half a cup of bicarb soda down the drain dry then tip 1 cup of vinegar down the drain and leave for 10 minutes then pour a jug full of boiling water down the drain.
My mom always hung them by the toes. During hot weather she hung them in pairs.
You are so WRONG. I have not cooked mashed potatoes for Christmas, Thansgiving or any other holiday in years. Sour cream, cream cheese and butter DO NOT separate. I keep twice baked potatoes in the freezer all the time with this recipe for when unexpected company drops by or I am not in the mood to fix potatoes.
You are so WRONG. I not cooked mashed potatoes for Christmas, Thansgiving or any other holiday in years. Sour cream, cream cheese and butter DO NOT separate. I keep twice baked potatoes in the freezer all the time with this recipe for when unexpected company drops by or I am not in the mood to fix potatoes.
If you add some vinegar to the boiling water, it is even easier to remove cooked/burned on food..
Just use a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser
Your question is a little vague. Are you asking if you can leave a package there and have your friend pick it up without paying then no. If your friend lives in the same town, perhaps you can just take it to him? Other than that I can't help.
sometimes this can be arranged but you would have to talk to the postmaster of the delivering city. They should be able to hold it and let your friend pick it up - with proper ID that has the delivering address.
Very little is done with General Delivery anymore so call the postmaster.
Natural Bug Repellents
My girls are going to summer camp soon and I would like to give them a natural way to keep the bugs away. I am really anti-chemical and would like to stay away from the bug repelents that you find in the stores. I know some people may recommend dryer sheets (they seem to work for so many things) but I've read an article that they contain dangerous chemicals.
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1/2 cup Listerine, 1/2 cup water, 2tbs vanilla. Put it in spray bottle extract works great for gnats. Careful spraying on light clothing. I usually spray my skin and hair. I play golf and the gnats can be awful. This keeps them away.
Children's SS Benefits
I adopted my two nephews when their mother and father died at a young age and changed their last names to ours on their birth certificates. I was told I couldn't change it also on the their SS card. If I did I wouldn't be able to receive death benefits, so I didn't change it.
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Many different circumstances could apply to your question/case.
Ask your questions at your SS office so you will know where you stand.
Your children's last name, changed or not, has no effect on their right to SSA survivor benefits.
If your children formally qualified for and were actually receiving survivor benefits BEFORE you legally adopted them, the adoption does not affect their survivor benefits. You do not owe any money received for the entire period of the children's survivor benefits.
If the children were not yet qualified to receive survivor benefits and were not receiving benefits when you legally adopted them, then you may be required to repay part or all of the benefits received.
Make an appointment with your local SSA office to address your concerns and answer your questions.
I am looking for the pattern; would you please send me ASAP!
Name Ideas for a Kindergarten
I am opening up a kindergarten in Africa, help me to choose a nice fancy name from these: Primrose Daycare & Kindergarten, Daisy Day Preschool, Kids R Kids Preschool, Kids R Lilies Preschool, Oakhouse Preschool, Mini Me's Nursery, Sunnybank Kindergarten, and Rainbow Preschool.
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Have you considered choosing a name in the language of the country where you'll open the kindergarten? Their customs are not ours, and vice versa. Why not ask someone who speaks the language to help you choose something which will not only attract but also not offend?
Hister beetles! They may group on windowsills, air conditioners, ledges, etc. They may smell a bit. They bite if you disturb them on your skin. Curl legs under for protection. Different sizes and shapes, but commonly look like little shiny black seeds. They eat bug larva, and dead things from old food to dead mice - which accounts for smell. Live in almost all states in US. Non-toxic people and pet safe sprays with pyrethrins kill them, but it's best to find what they are eating to get rid of them and they eat lots of things.
Repairing Bent Roof Supports on Jayco Popup
Severe winds have bent all 4 support extensions to raise the roof on our '98 Jayco popup, which is causing it to lean to one side and leaving a large gap between the canvas frame and the door. Are these support extensions repairable or replaceable?
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A very simple online search for "Jayco parts" produced many good replies. You can try a search yourself and the Jayco Parts Online catalogue:
A very easy online search for "how to clean porcelain floor" produced many good replies. You can try a search yourself and this always very helpful site:
A POA usually addresses medical and financial issues. You can remove money as your father requests. Note, however, that you, as POA, must eventually be able to support every penny transferred, spent, etc., of your father's money, stocks, etc. If possible, have your father complete a brief note regarding his request and have him sign and date the note.
Eventually, your father may not be able to document his requests or you need to make financial changes yourself. Be certain to document each financial action with receipts, copies of bills and payments, etc.
Temporary Fix for Rotten Egg Smelling Water
I'm visiting a friend with well water that smells like rotten eggs or sulphur. Whenever I've visited in the past, I've tried to tolerate the odor. It's now to the point that I can't even visit because of the strong smell, and the feeling that I have the same odor after bathing or washing my clothes.
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My well water smells like sulphur! How do I eliminate the smell?
Where can I get aplastic replasment dish for my chop wizard?
I agree. I use Head and Shoulders to tone down a brassy dye job. Takes a few washes.
Cockroaches in a Trailer
Hi, I am renting a modular home in Tempe, AZ for a few months and there is a real cockroach problem. I think this is the first time I have ever seen a cockroach in real life. How do you get rid of these critters without calling a bug services? Or can you? Creepy! Thanks, Diane
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Does it really work?
and on down the road prepare to meet up with Mr Botulism:
I would never, ever take a chance on canning in the oven! Pressure canner and water bath are the ONLY SAFE canning methods.
Schnauzer With Digestive Problems
My 4-months-old Schnauzer puppy has digestive problems (diarrhea) every time we try to feed him dry puppy food. He came to us from the breeder with a sample of Eukanuba Small Breed Puppy, and from the first day his poop was soft/liquid and he was gassing profusely (very bad smell).
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My daughter dog did eat like that I bought a slo bowl it did help
Can i use a cooking bag for my te.nderloin pork roast. Thats going to be cooked in my crock pot
Which direction did you roll the rods?
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Which direction did you roll the rods?
From my experience, putting a bunch of people together with food, beverages, good music in a comfortable setting is pretty much all it takes. People start talking, eating, drinking, dancing and - ultimately - entertaining themselves. That said, a good friend of mine just bought a karaoke machine and is having a great time inviting friends over.
Buying a Camera
Does anyone know of a great camera for under $250? I'm going to camp and want to take some really tumblr like pics with my friends. I would love them to be high quality and for it to have a timer, great zoom, and video. Waterproof would be nice, but that's doing more than pushing it.
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Photographer friends have mentioned the quality of cell 'phone pictures. Maybe start doing some research along those lines?
How about making her a coupon book? It will require you to do some thinking about what she'd like, but you can make as many as you want. Here are a few ideas. "This coupon entitles you to one breakfast in bed made by your child, 24 hours notice required." "Present this coupon and the house will be vacuumed without complaint." "With this coupon you will receive a foot massage." Think about all the things that would make your mother's life a little easier and more fun. If you're feeling artistic, you could dress up each coupon with different coloured pens and drawings or make them look like cheques (date, payable to, your signature, et cetera). Use a binder clip to make them into a book. Have fun!
I am sorry we missed it but things take some time on TF to post. If you can, next year you can plan ahead and perhaps google something. I hope she had a good time anyway.
Bald's Balm Finish Restorer. You might have to send away for it. Check Lee Valley Tools.
Foods high in fat can contribute to blackheads: cheese, chocolate, fried foods ....
It's a terrific idea and also adds humidity to the home (important for those of us who live in dry climates).
Getting Rid of Coating on Teeth From Chewing Gum
I am 69 and have chewed gum "all my life", without and with dentures. For almost a year now, when I chew gum, I get a coating on my dentures. Does anyone else have this problem and what do you do about it? I need to chew the gum to help get rid of dry mouth.
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I chew bubble yum
The first time I noticed the tiny holes after 1 wearing, I actually took the shirt back to NY & Co and said it must have been damaged when I bought it or maybe from the sensor! Well about 5 years later practically every one of my summer tee shirts have tiny holes & most end up as rags. Just recently I wore a brand new shirt & took it off that evening & it had holes. That particular day there could have been 3 possible culprits. One, I did drive my car that day. There is a small stopper on the seat belt that could have caused it. Two, I did lean up against my granite counter top several times that day. Finally, I had on jean shorts with a metal snap that could have rubbed up against the seat belt or the counter. I do have some older shirts made of a better cotton that do not have holes. I even noticed that the girl who does my nails also had the holes in her tee shirt. She laughed and said most of her shirts had these holes. I was happy to see so many posts about this issue, as I thought I was the only one!
Keeping Squirrels Out of Fruit Trees
I just landscaped my backyard and added about 5 fruit trees. First I noticed all the pomegranate blossoms and one small fruit on the ground one morning. Then I was admiring the Asian pear on my tree and the next day it was gone. There was a slight hole under the tree like it was dug away.
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Does it effect the taste of the peaches? I have a fig tree so I'm wondering if the hot sauce would effect the taste even if I were to wash them.
You should not use acetone on leather. Acetone is a solvent & will remove color, why do you think they add it to fingernail polish remover!!
Can I buy one of these products? I hate throwing away the end scraps of soap but can't find any way of making them stick together. Years ago I had something called "Soap Sam" that I used very successfully but can't find anything like it online these days.
Thanks. It can be done on a smaller scale too but I had too much to think small!!
good idea, I loved it.
the reverse button is stuck down what can I do to fix it
That is what I am going through right now as fast as I fill my feeder the bees take over within about 5-6 hrs they drain the feeder I am at a loss don't know what to do about it
I have honey bees and hummers. The solution that has worked for me is to use a bee feeder close to Hummer feeder. These can be found at bee supply stores or online. Instead of the recommenced 4 to 1 Hummer mix, the bee feeder uses a 50/50 mix more suited to honey bees and yellow jackets. The design of bee feeder only accommodate insects, thus draws the pest from the Hummer feeders, also water cup or barrier holding water prevents ants from crawling to Hummer feeders.
Locust Making Holes in Window Screens
Small holes appeared in window screens all around the house. They were replaced about a month ago. The holes began appearing again and the culbret was caught in the act! A locust was actually seen cutting away. I have searched the web and can only find where they destroy crops/trees etc. Why window screens and how can this be stopped?
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My screen is under a cover where they are completely dry (no dew) and I still have holes. We had more holes last year when the screen was brand new..this year only one so far. Last year I was told that it was because of the new smell of the fiberglass, obviously not by the grasshoppers, so I think it's pretty much a guess to why they chew perfectly round holes.
Do you get food from farmer's markets or anything like this? I had never seen these bugs before, but one of the local farmers at my church brought in ears of corn for everyone and I found one in the shucks...I put a clear bowl over it until I could find out what it was...just telling you this is where the bugs could have come from...
Can someone please help me I had healthy 1 yr natural hair my girlfriend referred me to a perm called Mizani yesterday my hair is so damaged and came out in patches I'm still crying I can't stop don't no what to do or use do I cut it help or do I try to go bk natural somebody please help me
I have light grey walls dark chocolate couch what color can I use for curtains
I tried Vaseline first ,and it didn't work. Then I tried mint extract and it didn't work ! What should I try next ?
This sounds delicious and easy. I am going to try it today. I have all the the ingredients on hand. I agree making it in my convection toaster oven keeps the house cooler. I will be serving it in a tortilla with salsa and shredded cheese on top. Thanks for recipe.
I live in the UK and we have a disinfectant called Zoflora that I used to do this
Collecting Survivor Benefits for a Minor Child
My daughter just found out that her child's father passed away. He had never seen his daughter, but he did pay support for her through the court. How does my daughter go about getting her child survivor benefits? She has no information on him such as Social Security or death certificate.
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Can I receive my social security benefits even though I am over 18 my brother recirved benefits our father died . Although I didnot
Does Vinegar Work for Fleas and Cats?
Hi everyone- I have been reading about using vinegar for fleas on dogs but what about cats? My daughter has 2 cats and they never go outside, but somehow fleas get in the house on clothes or something. Both cats are older and a little on the chubby side. Thanks.
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Yes, DE FOOD GRADE ONLY!!! is amazing. We discovered it when we got infested with fleas in Florida. I don't like using all those chemicals on my cats. This is natural. I asked a Vet about it once & he kinda avoided talking about it. I thought they would encourage using it.
Thank you very much for sharing. Excellent info!
wow i was soooo happy to come across your answer because I also work at Burger King and I know just which pickle bucket u used and I the degreaser that u used as well. I will absolutely try this and I hope it works thank you so much
I love to create junk mail journals. I love to save my junk mail when it is so pretty. I never thought of saving my magazine packages. Thank you for the wonderful idea.
Hey! Realize I'm late to the game but just reuse bread and bagel bags! They are perfect!!
Yes! After 2 years of using plastic shower caddies in the center of K/1 classroom table pods (for crayons, glue sticks, etc.), and finally just Googling it, Mr. Clean's Magic Eraser did it! They come in a 2 pack and are very inexpensive (such stores such as Target even have a worthy, cheaper version)! Takes a little elbow grease, but does the nice, clean, new year, trick! YAY!
Making a Comforter from a Quilt and Duvet Cover
I can't find any comforters I like. They are all quite old fashioned or just not 'me'. Can I buy a simple quilt like this: http://www.kmart.com.au/product/all-seasons-quilt---queen-bed/582899?cm_vc=PDPZ1 and then purchase any duvet cover and sew it on somehow, to become a comforter? Thanks!
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hey! NO, i want to make an actual comforter from it....I normally tie the doona to each corner inside the cover now, to stop it moving inside, but there is just something about an actual comforter that we love! I want to make heaps of them! Thanks sanyway! Any other suggestions?
Hi.I need bed I just move to Sacramento. And my kids and I .we sleep on the floor ...and I don't have money to buy beds I have 4kids amd me can u plz help me
Tomatoes are self pollinating and do not need your help. Each bloom contains both the male and female and though bees and butterflies mix in, they are not required.
I have a pair of jeans that had bleach in different places down the leg and I monogram different color flowers and I get the most complements on them/
Did you ever fix this Bob? it's the most bizarre thing. Mine works fine when hood open...95% shut...98% shut...but when hood is shut it slows to a dribble. No obvious sign of the hood interfering with tubing. A mystery!
Don't use magic eraser!! I did and it took off the varnish on wood railings
Remedy for Pain from New Dentures
I'm in my mid 30s and had a full extraction done 11 months ago. I just got my permanent dentures. The tops are awesome. The bottoms fit fantastically, but I am so freaking sore by the end of the day and it hurts. I actually cry when I put them in. I've been swishing with salt water and taking Advil.
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Advice for pain after extractions of lower dentures and having to wear them. Had it done this morning 5 lower teeth remaining had them out and a new denture put in, was great until the freezing wore off. I took a sleeping pill and could not sleep the pain was so bad, just took 2 percocets generic and a half of tylenol 3 sure did the trick used my pill cutter just 20 minutes ago and my pain is completely gone. Now I can relax and get some sleep. You really do need powerful pain meds and you can ask your dentist for a couple of days worth.
Coleus Branches Rooting While Attached to Main Stem
I have a coleus that is huge. It is so big that the branches are breaking off from the weight of the branches and foliage. The funny thing is, these large branches, while still attached to the main stem, are growing roots and wrapping those roots around the main stem.
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I have two coleus plants that I started from seeds and they're also HUGE. When I spin them to encourage growth upward (instead of sideways toward the sun in the window) branches often break from their own weight since they had previously been supported by the wall.
It frustrates me so much because they're so pretty but seem so dumb. Why would they let themselves grow so much as to not be able to support themselves hahahah
Not sure what the fix is, why I would love to do, since when they break off there's often a big ugly whole where a large branch used to be.
I took in a dog for a friend who was being evicted, 2 weeks later the dog turned out to be pregnant and 1 week befor she was due she caught parvo. Owner basically washed her hand of the dog, I took the dog to the vet and they said her chances of surviving were very slim especially because she was pregnant. Today the pups are 10 days old, healthy as can be, and mom is a ok! Keep the dog contained and clean. I went to the thrift store and bought sacks of receiving blankets constantly switched them out, remember you only need a little bit of bleach I believe 30:1, disinfect dog with a warm cloth bleached, do not let the dog back on the grass only on concrete if possible and make sure all areas are bleached befor and after she walks threw and relives her self. Hope this helps! Hydrate hydrate hydrate!!
Great unique way to use my garden overflow! Thanks!
My shiatsu is one year old she's been scratching for days I looked in her fur and she has been bleeding what can I bath her in so I can put theatres team on we're skin is not broken
I have not tried the automotive plastic cleaner, but I,m sure it would work. If you or anyone you know is planning a trip to the
United Kingdom, At any automotive of hardware store, pick up a Color Restorer called T-Cut Original. Restores tired car paint to original new look. Also great for removing Anti Reflective junk.
One way to winter over geraniums is at the end of the season when they appear to have quit growing, pull them out with the roots intact. Shake the soil off of the roots, tie them together with a string and hang them upside down in your basement with little light. Over the winter they will look very dead. Come spring they will start to show green and even produce small blooms. After all danger of frost has passed, plant and water them, bringing outside. It takes a bit, but all of a sudden they will look just as wonderful as the previous season.
I have kept them for years this way.
Remember this about growing ivy;
The first year it sleeps.
The second year it creeps.
The third year it leaps.
For the cosmotologist I dyed my hair bright red but I did it myself so it's all on m y scalp my scalp is bright red. Is there anything I can use to get the dye off my scalp without taking the color out of my hair?
I had the same problem after treating my water with a chemical to raise the PH. To fix this, My pool guy added about a quart of hydrocloric acid to my 24ft above ground pool, and within an hour, I could see the difference. I don't want to depend on the acid to clear cloudy water, so I now use Borax to raise the PH and the water stays clear, and it's cheaper.
Will putting mothballs under the ramp and deck chase them out
When my brother and sister-in-law passed away their son needed help getting the house cleaned up and ready for sale. All 3 were smokers and the walls and ceilings were completely coated. I tried many methods then stumbled on the absolute best and EASIEST way to do it. I used WINDEX window cleaner and the swiffer wetcloths. Since the cloths are used with a pole it makes doing the walls and ceilings easy. Just spray a section at a time (make sure to start at the top as the nicotine runs down the wall) and follow with the wetcloths. You do go through a lot of the cloths but I discovered later they can be wrung out and reused a couple of times before having to toss them. The windex and swiffer method took all of the nicotine off and also neutralized most of the smoke smell leaving it smelling clean and fresh.