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Fixing a Leaking Keurig K70 Coffee MakerI have a Keurig K70 used coffee maker that is leaking from the bottom of the reservoir. I usually use it for making hot water for tea. It drips a few drops of hot water, then stops. After about 20 minutes, all the water leaks out of the reservoir.

 

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Pans Safe to Use in Euro-pro Convection Toaster OvenWe just bought a Euro-pro convection toaster oven. I was wondering if anyone else has this type of oven? If so, what are the types of pans you can use for it?

 

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Cleaning the Washing Machine DrumDoes anyone know of a way to clean the inside of a top loading washing machine? The drum inside has a lot of hard water stains in it.

 

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Keeping Ants Out My Dog's Food BowlDoes anyone know how to get rid of the small ants? We have a cat and her food dish is in on the floor. Someone suggested you draw a chalk line around the dish and the ants won't cross it and get in the food.

 

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Litter Box OdorWhat is the best way to get rid of the smell from the cat litter box? I clean out the box at least twice a day and put new litter in. I even added baking soda to the litter, but it doesn't help. Is there anything else I can try....

 

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Detailed Instructions for KB Adjustable Sock LoomDoes anyone have or know where I can find detailed instructions on how to use an adjustable KB sock loom? Any links would be helpful.

 

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How Often to Trim a Cat's Claws?We just took our cat to the vet's a couple weeks ago and had her claws trimmed. How long does it take for them to grow long again and need to be trimmed?

 

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Transplanting Bulbs in the FallIs it possible to dig up my bulbs from another area in the yard and replant them this fall? I have ones that I planted around some flower beds and would like to move them to another area. Thank you.

 

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Substitutions for Ingredients in Crustless Pumpkin PieWith regard to the crustless pumpkin pie: If I don't have the Spenda or Equal can I add more sugar to it or just leave it with the 1/4 cup of regular sugar? Also can I use regular skimmed milk instead of canned? And the egg substitute can I use just the yolk of the egg?

 

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Books on Loom Knitting SocksDoes anyone know where I can find or buy a book on loom knitting called "I Taught Myself to Loom Knit" by Boyle? Or where to buy a loom knitting book on making socks, with easy instructions?

 

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Finding the Correct Sized Organizer Bin to Use as a Cat BoxI recently posted a question about using alternative ideas for litter boxes like huge organizer bins. I tried one and it seems to be working, except it is too high for her. Does anyone have a plastic organizer box that is at least 21L x 14W x 11H inches? Where did you buy it?

 

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Keep Mosquitoes Away With ListerineHas anyone every tried the homemade remedy for repelling mosquitoes using Listerine? If so, does it really work? I tried it and it didn't seem to work. How is it made?

 

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Homemade Groundhog RepellentHow do you get rid of groundhogs that are eating all my veggies in the garden? I'd like a safe way without resulting to trapping or shooting them. Is there a recipe for a home remedy repellent that "really works"?

 

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Making Popcorn in a Halogen OvenHow do you make popcorn in a halogen oven? I have a halogen oven (like the Nu Wave ovens) and want to try to make popcorn in it. The instructions in the book I have said to preheat the oven.

 

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Pet Store Flea Treatments Compared to Veterinary Products Are the flea treatment solutions that are in the pet stores just as good as the ones the vet supplies? It is so expensive to get it at a vet. If so, which ones would you recommend? I'm looking for one that you can use on both fleas and ticks and that is not very expensive.

 

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Best Dry Cat Food to Help Reduce Litterbox OdorWe have a 3 year old indoor cat and were wondering what is the best dry cat food diet we could give her. We have been giving her bulk dry cat food from the grocery store. She seems to be OK with it, except that her litter box odor has gotten kinda of bad.

 

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How Do I Keep Litter From Sticking to Sides of Cat Box?Is there a way to keep the litter from sticking to the sides of a cat box when you scoop it out? Can you spray something in the box? And what can you use that is safe for the cat?

 

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Suggestions for Mosquito Repellent That WorksWe have a lot of mosquitoes around our house and I've tried everything I can think of to repel them, from store bought stuff to homemade remedies. Nothing seems to work. Has anyone used something either natural or store bought that has proven to work for you in repelling mosquitoes?

 

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Getting Rid of Weeds NaturallyI would like to start my veggie garden soon and don't want to have to pull a lot of weeds! Is there something I can use that is not a chemical to keep the weeds at bay from my garden?

 

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Buying a Window Mount Hummingbird FeederI would like to put a hummingbird feeder on my window, but can't seem to find any of these kind of feeders anywhere. It is a small plastic feeder that attaches to a suction cup on the window.

 

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Growing and Harvesting Loose Leaf LettuceI planted some leaf lettuce in my garden and it is doing pretty good. My question is how do I harvest the lettuce and what can I use to take away some of the bitter taste? I've tried it straight from the garden and it tastes kind of bitter. I would like to try to make a salad from it, but don't quite know how to harvest the leaves and how to take the bitter taste out of it.

 

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Homemade Vegetable TrellisesDoes anyone have any ideas on making homemade trellises for the veggies to climb up in my garden?

 

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Plastic Canvas Bowling Pin PatternI would like to make a gift for someone, on plastic canvas, of a bowling pin. I was wondering if anyone can help me find a pattern that I can transfer onto plastic canvas or maybe any cross stitch pattern that I can use. Also any information on where I can get pdf instructions on how to sew on plastic canvas.

 

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Animal Eating My Tomato PlantsWhat animal could be eating our tomato plants? We thought it was a groundhog, but now I am not sure. The plants are eaten off at the top so there is just a stem and no leaves. Could it be a rabbit? What do they usually eat? How do we protect the plants that we have?

 

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Free Wood ChipsDoes anyone know where I can get free wood chips in the Brighton, MI or Livingston Co., MI area? I only need enough for 4 to 5 small flower beds.

 

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Manual for a Fitness Gear 830T 1.5 HP TreadmillI recently got a Fitness Gear treadmill and it didn't have any instructions with it. Does anyone know where I can download an instruction manual for a Fitness Gear 830T 1.5 HP treadmill?

 

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Easy to Make Trellises for Pole BeansI want to make an easy trellis for pole beans. Does anyone have any ideas on how to do that? Also, I need to make supports for zucchini squash. I have heard that you can use tomato cages for this. Will this work?

 

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Making an Adjustable Follower BlockI have quite a bit of DMC floss stored in those floss away bags. I currently am using index card boxes and dividers, but would like something bigger. I would like to store them in a photo box storage. I recently bought 2 from a craft store, but they didn't have the steel adjustable follower block (what you use to make the files stand up straight).

 

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Making a Long Arm Squirrel Proof Bird FeederI would like to make a long arm bird feeder hanger from PVC pipe. First off, is the pipe strong enough to hold a feeder if it's reinforced somehow? Second, how do you make one? I have a bracket from the side of the window on the house, but it doesn't go out far enough and the squirrels can still jump from a small roof to the feeder. I want it to go farther out in front of the window so it is impossible for any squirrels or other critters to get the feeder.

 

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Recipe for Homemade French Fried OnionsI would like to make a green bean casserole and use home made french fried onions like you buy in the can, but make them in the oven. Does anyone have a recipe for this?

 

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Removing Cat Poop and Odor from CarpetI would like to know how to get rid of the smell and residue of cat poop on carpet. Apparently our cat either had some on her paws or a little on her butt when she used the litter box and it all didn't come off in the box. She walked around the house and left some on the bedroom carpet.

 

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Transplanting a Butterfly Weed PlantHow do you transplant a butterfly weed plant? I would like to transplant one that is overgrown to a new area. Is it possible? These are plants that have orange flowers in the summer.

 

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Keeping Cats Out of the Christmas TreeWe have a 2 year old cat. This will be her first Christmas with us. How can we keep her from getting into the tree? I tried one suggestion where you put bells on the branches and the noise is suppose to scare her away. But this didn't work.

 

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Chores for Grade School Age ChildrenI have an 8 year old daughter who wants to earn extra money. What kinds of "jobs" could she do to get extra money?

 

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How Do I Get Rid of Ants in the Kitchen?I have these little brown ants crawling all over my kitchen counters, my sink, etc. and want to get rid of them. I have tried all kinds of things, but nothing works. I would like to know if anyone has a natural home remedy for getting rid of these pesky ants?

 

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Transplanting HibiscusCan you transplant hibiscus and garden flox from one area of a garden to another? If so, when is the best time to do this and how do you do it? If not, can you start plants from stems of these plants?

 

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Alternative Containers to Use as a LitterboxIs anyone else having problems with the covered cat pans from a company called Van Ess? (they latch on the front and back)

 

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Using a Nordicware Eggs 'n Muffin PanI need some help on the Nordicware eggs 'n muffin pan. I lost the instructions for this and have a few questions. How long do you put it in the microwave (800 watt oven)? What power level do you use?

 

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Teaching a Cat to Use the ToiletIs it possible to teach or train a cat to use the toilet and flush it? She likes to go in the bathroom and stick her paw in the toilet. If so, how do you do it? It would save tons of $ on litter and cat pans.

 

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Using Zanfel for Itch from Poison IvyIs there a good cream for the itch from poison ivy? I've had the bad experience of getting poison ivy again, this is the second year. I've never had it before until last year and this year. I've gone to the doctor and was prescribed some pills and cream for the itch and rash.

 

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Keeping Orioles Away from Hummingbird FeederI have both hummingbirds (around 3) and Orioles hanging around my house this year. Yipee! I only had one hummer all last year. Unfortunately the Orioles are feeding out of the hummingbird feeders even though I have put out a big Oriole feeder for them.

 

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Keeping Mice Out of Pop Up CamperWe have had 2 pop up campers in the past 3-4 years, both given to us by my brother-in-law. Every time we store them for the winter and open them up the next year they have been damaged by mice.

 

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Hummingbird Nesting InformationI have a question about hummingbirds. I have a small birdhouse that I put on a branch near our house. I was cleaning it out recently and noticed a nest in it that looked like it was abandoned. It had two tiny white eggs in it. The nest was made of moss, hair, feathers, and lichen.

 

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Starting Perennials IndoorsI would like to start some perennial seeds indoors, basically, carnations, dianthus, poppies, etc. How and when do you start them indoors to plant by next spring?

 

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Protecting Tomato Plants from AnimalsWe had a lot of tomatoes, but they got eaten by some animal. My question is if I plant tomatoes now will they still have fruit on them? How do I protect my plants from being eaten? How high of a fence should I have and what should I use?

 

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Keeping a Cat Off the CounterWe have a 9 year old cat that seems to like to go up on the counter tops at night when we are sleeping. I personally haven't seen her do it, but my husband has woken up early in the a.m. and seen her on top of the counter. What can we use to stop her from going up on the counter? Or at least scare her off of it?

 

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Substitutions for Evaporated Milk in RecipesCan you substitute 2% or any kind of milk for evaporated milk in recipes such as pumpkin pies? If so, how much?

 

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Getting Rid of Poison IvyWill the homemade weed killer work on poison ivy? We have just a few spots around our garden bed and were wondering if it will kill the ivy?

 

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Best Cat Litter for Controlling OdorI would like to know how to get rid of the smell from our cat litter box? I've tried all kinds of powders and different litters that are suppose to control the odor, but none have worked. Is there a special kind of litter out there that is proven to control both the urine and the poop odors?

 

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Making a Hanging Drip Bird BathI would like to know how to make a hanging drip bird bath without a tree? I don't have any trees near my window and would like to make a bird bath that hangs from a tall t-pole, using a 2 liter bottle and some kind of tray. Does anyone know how to do this?

 

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Pattern for Making Tube Socks on Knifty Knitter LoomHow do you attach the leather to the bottom of a tube sock made on the blue Knifty Knitter loom since there is no toe or heel to it? Any links?

 

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Baked Donut RecipeI would like to make donuts baked in the oven using the food processor or bread machine for mixing the ingredients. I recently ordered a donut cutter online and it came with basic instructions for making regular donuts that are fried in grease.

 

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Making a Petmate Crazy Circle Cat ToyI would like to know how to make a copycat of the Petmate Crazy Circle cat toy.

 

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French's Mustard Mac and Cheese RecipeDoes anyone have the recipe for mac and cheese where you put French's mustard in it? I think I saw a commercial on TV for it.

 

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Planting Spring BulbsI recently bought some bulbs to plant. Unfortunately winter came to zone 5 in Michigan and the ground is covered in snow. I'm not sure if the ground is frozen or not. Can I still plant them this year or is it OK to plant them next fall?

 

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