• Just brought a chainsaw the guy didn't have a clue how to start it he put just petrol in the chainsaw he never got it started any suggestion?

    Best answer: It's probably 2 stroke, so you need the right mix of petrol and oil. Have you cleaned the spark plug and filters?
    Best answer: It's probably 2 stroke, so you need the right mix of petrol and oil. Have you cleaned the spark plug and filters?
    17 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 2 days ago
  • How can I get cigarette smoke smell out of a mattress?

    Best answer: Try sprinkling dry baking soda on it as baking soda absorbs scents and breaks up stains. Leave it on for about 20-30 minutes and then vacuum it off. Then if need be mix in a spray bottle 3 parts water 1 part vinegar and 1/2 a teaspoon of dish soap. Spray it on the mattress lightly and then use a cloth to wipe it... show more
    Best answer: Try sprinkling dry baking soda on it as baking soda absorbs scents and breaks up stains. Leave it on for about 20-30 minutes and then vacuum it off.

    Then if need be mix in a spray bottle 3 parts water 1 part vinegar and 1/2 a teaspoon of dish soap. Spray it on the mattress lightly and then use a cloth to wipe it down. Make sure you're not soaking the mattress but only making it lightly damp you don't want the moisture to go into the mattress and mold.

    Other helpful products to consider is febreeze or other oder absorbing sprays. You may find a good fabric furniture cleaner as well.
    16 answers · Cleaning & Laundry · 2 days ago
  • How do you paint a wall without leaving brushstrokes?

    first off, please dont try to be cute or funny and tell me to use a paint roller or spray gun. if everybody always took easier alternate routes, there would be no need to ask, right? if you ask how to fix or repair or customize something, and the answer is "screw it get a new one or custom order it or try out... show more
    first off, please dont try to be cute or funny and tell me to use a paint roller or spray gun. if everybody always took easier alternate routes, there would be no need to ask, right? if you ask how to fix or repair or customize something, and the answer is "screw it get a new one or custom order it or try out this thing blah blah blah" then its not getting repaired or customized, or w/e, its being replaced.... but i digress.... can someone please tell me how to use oldschool hand held hair brushes to paint without leaving a smear or brushstroke or streaking? KEEP IN MIND, THIS IS A ROOM, NOT THE MONALISA. i simply dont have the time, and im trying to NOT leave visible layers or obvious strokes/smudges etc
    9 answers · Do It Yourself (DIY) · 15 hours ago
  • Would your toilets/ sink still work in a black out?

    Best answer: Went through a natural disaster and we were without power for a month. We did have water and were able to flush toilets. Some however were on city septic as well, our town's system requires electricity from your house in order to run the grinder to eliminate the waste. So those who were only on the... show more
    Best answer: Went through a natural disaster and we were without power for a month. We did have water and were able to flush toilets. Some however were on city septic as well, our town's system requires electricity from your house in order to run the grinder to eliminate the waste. So those who were only on the city's water system but not the septic system were ok.
    9 answers · Other - Home & Garden · 1 day ago
  • Does anyone else place sea salt in the dishwater?

    I don't use a washing machine, rather, I let my dishes soak in the sink. I add 2 teaspoons of salt to since it has cleansing properties. I've never had a problem with the dishes tasting salty since I rinse my dishes clean.
    I don't use a washing machine, rather, I let my dishes soak in the sink. I add 2 teaspoons of salt to since it has cleansing properties. I've never had a problem with the dishes tasting salty since I rinse my dishes clean.
    7 answers · Cleaning & Laundry · 9 hours ago
  • Help me quick, ant-sized flying bug creatures LITERALLY ALL OVER MY ROOM. How to get rid fast?

    Best answer: can you go to another room that is okay?

    If not go to a friends?

    Alternativley try it but you wont clear them all.

    I wish you luck
    Best answer: can you go to another room that is okay?

    If not go to a friends?

    Alternativley try it but you wont clear them all.

    I wish you luck
    12 answers · Other - Home & Garden · 2 days ago
  • Mixed Clorox bleach & Lysol to clean the toilet?

    unaware with the fact that you should NEVER mix bleach & Lysol together made a mistake today & put some Lysol followed by Clorox bleach. inhaled it twice while i was scrubbing the toilet bowl. i thought it's just the regular terrible smell of bleach, i immidiatly opened the bathroom window & close... show more
    unaware with the fact that you should NEVER mix bleach & Lysol together made a mistake today & put some Lysol followed by Clorox bleach. inhaled it twice while i was scrubbing the toilet bowl. i thought it's just the regular terrible smell of bleach, i immidiatly opened the bathroom window & close the door, feeling lazy sluggish n weak on my shoulders. there is a pinching sensation inside my LEFT chest area. HELP!!! what should i do?
    8 answers · Cleaning & Laundry · 1 day ago
  • Wondering if there are any expanding sealants that will hold up against heat and pressure?

    Trying to temporarily fix the radiator in my car. Since I am low on funds atm. I know where the hole is I just cannot get to it because it is inside the grates on the radiator. So I was wondering if there is any expanding sealants that will hold up again heat and pressure?
    Trying to temporarily fix the radiator in my car. Since I am low on funds atm. I know where the hole is I just cannot get to it because it is inside the grates on the radiator. So I was wondering if there is any expanding sealants that will hold up again heat and pressure?
    8 answers · Do It Yourself (DIY) · 1 day ago
  • Dog chewed a portion of the carpet years ago; can just these small portions be replaced or does the entire carpet need to be replaced?

    When I got my dog as a puppy, he had a few episodes of chewing which included the carpet. Now two years later, I am ready to move on to another residence and I need to address these small holes prior to leaving. As shown in the pictures, just a few spots on around the house. One is roughly 1 foot by 1 foot and the... show more
    When I got my dog as a puppy, he had a few episodes of chewing which included the carpet. Now two years later, I am ready to move on to another residence and I need to address these small holes prior to leaving. As shown in the pictures, just a few spots on around the house. One is roughly 1 foot by 1 foot and the others are less than a few inches in diameter. Thank you! The carpet will be fully cleaned so I can try my best to match the correct color, however, this is something I'm also worried about as it may not be fully exact. And if it would need to be completely replaced, then it wouldn't match the carpet in the other rooms. Thanks for the input. Photo below. https://imgur.com/a/I3gCv
    6 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 10 hours ago
  • A/C Air Handler Shorted Out?

    A tenant changed a battery and it caused the A/C handler to short out. What wouldcause this?
    A tenant changed a battery and it caused the A/C handler to short out. What wouldcause this?
    8 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 2 days ago
  • Is it worthy to buy slow cooker with timer?

    I need to buy a new pot, I used to have one without timer. Is it worthy to invest and buy new one with timer?
    I need to buy a new pot, I used to have one without timer. Is it worthy to invest and buy new one with timer?
    6 answers · Other - Home & Garden · 11 hours ago
  • How to remove old nail polish from carpet?

    I've tried a lot of things scraping it, nail polish remover, window cleaner and nothing it's quite a thick layer and it's now getting old the bottle smashed and before I knew it.. ye so does anyone have any ideas that actually work and they know they do? I've thought about using bleach but I... show more
    I've tried a lot of things scraping it, nail polish remover, window cleaner and nothing it's quite a thick layer and it's now getting old the bottle smashed and before I knew it.. ye so does anyone have any ideas that actually work and they know they do? I've thought about using bleach but I don't want to ruin the carpet anymore than it already is. FYI it's red nail polish on a cream carpet... In case that changes anything thanks.
    7 answers · Cleaning & Laundry · 1 day ago
  • Neighbors ticked off that I planted a living privacy screen.?

    They put up a fence. I planted nice shrubs in front of the fence well inside my property line. They see me planting the shrubs and come out of the house making it their business and acting offended that I planted bushes. Anyone else have neighbors like this? Is it wrong to want privacy in your yard? Now that I... show more
    They put up a fence. I planted nice shrubs in front of the fence well inside my property line. They see me planting the shrubs and come out of the house making it their business and acting offended that I planted bushes. Anyone else have neighbors like this? Is it wrong to want privacy in your yard? Now that I see what types of neighbors they are, I'm glad I planted bushes. Anyone relate? What drives these people to act like it's their business?
    12 answers · Garden & Landscape · 3 days ago
  • How do I catch miscreants setting garbage on fire next to the compound wall of my house?

    The problem is that my house at the end of the block and there's only one gate on the north side. The east side wall doesn't have a gate. So we seldom go around there. Some imbeciles take advantage of this and have started throwing garbage there. And some wicked assholes set it on fire. I'm sick and... show more
    The problem is that my house at the end of the block and there's only one gate on the north side. The east side wall doesn't have a gate. So we seldom go around there. Some imbeciles take advantage of this and have started throwing garbage there. And some wicked assholes set it on fire. I'm sick and tired of this and have literally developed hypertension owing to this. I feel helpless.
    7 answers · Do It Yourself (DIY) · 1 day ago