• Is it legal to run your dishwasher and washing machine at the same time?

    Best answer: Legal? Who determines when you are allowed to run the dishwasher or the washing machine, hm?

    In my house, I am the boss. After all I do have the "domestic engineering certificate".
    Best answer: Legal? Who determines when you are allowed to run the dishwasher or the washing machine, hm?

    In my house, I am the boss. After all I do have the "domestic engineering certificate".
    19 answers · Cleaning & Laundry · 1 day ago
  • My cat locked himself in the bathroom. How do I get him out?

    Unfortunately, after looking it up, I can't find a single method to open the bathroom door from the outside that's compatible with my door. There's not a single hole, keyhole or screw on the outside, and the hinges of the door are on the inside of the bathroom. He managed to lock himself in by pushing... show more
    Unfortunately, after looking it up, I can't find a single method to open the bathroom door from the outside that's compatible with my door. There's not a single hole, keyhole or screw on the outside, and the hinges of the door are on the inside of the bathroom. He managed to lock himself in by pushing a button on the side of the doorknob that locks it, and it only unlocks once the door is opened.
    35 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 4 days ago
  • How to get rid of permanent weed smell?

    Moved into a new house/room and it has a permanent weed/marijuana smell. Had the window open for 2 days, the smell is not as noticeable when its open, but after closing the smell is still there. I kind of got used to it, but after leaving the room and coming back in the smell hits pretty bad. Is there a way of... show more
    Moved into a new house/room and it has a permanent weed/marijuana smell. Had the window open for 2 days, the smell is not as noticeable when its open, but after closing the smell is still there. I kind of got used to it, but after leaving the room and coming back in the smell hits pretty bad. Is there a way of getting rid of it?
    16 answers · Cleaning & Laundry · 2 days ago
  • Is it safe to stay inside during eclipse?

    Is it safe to stay inside during eclipse
    Is it safe to stay inside during eclipse
    22 answers · Other - Home & Garden · 4 days ago
  • Slumlord for a landlord?

    I signed a lease on Friday 8/4. I went to the house over the weekend and noticed what I thought was water damage around the air vents. When I unscrewed the vents I found wet (urine soaked) installation and rodent feces. I contact my landlord about this and I was not getting a response. Finally, they sent out... show more
    I signed a lease on Friday 8/4. I went to the house over the weekend and noticed what I thought was water damage around the air vents. When I unscrewed the vents I found wet (urine soaked) installation and rodent feces. I contact my landlord about this and I was not getting a response. Finally, they sent out someone to survey the issue. Come to find out, the infestation is in my attic, car port roof and crawlspace. They also found that my water heater is not up to code (stays hot for 90 seconds). The water heater is under the sink and has caused damage to the cabinets. This also found a leak under the sink that leaks to the kitchen floor. There are several other issues (against code) and my landlord is taking forever to get these things fixed. I cannot stay at the house I am paying for since I cannot shower, do laundry, use the kitchen sink to do dishes (so I cannot cook), or even sleep there due to the health issues that breathing in rodent feces and urine causes. How long does a landlord have to fix these items and what do I do if they don't fix them..??
    8 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 1 day ago
  • Can water seep through glass?

    Best answer: No it is water vapor in the atmosphere condensing on the outside of a cold glass bottle.
    Best answer: No it is water vapor in the atmosphere condensing on the outside of a cold glass bottle.
    10 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 2 days ago
  • Can I use earwax as a candle?

    I want to save money.
    I want to save money.
    15 answers · Decorating & Remodeling · 4 days ago
  • I keep getting maggots on trash bin. 2nd time in 4 weeks I've went to take out trash and bin is covered in maggots WTF?

    I used boiled water last time and give bin a good cleaning. 3 weeks later here they go again. Doubt related to initial infestation since so far between BUT what the heck am I doing wrong!?! I couldn't allow myself to put bin to curb - not looking forward to the morning find
    I used boiled water last time and give bin a good cleaning. 3 weeks later here they go again. Doubt related to initial infestation since so far between BUT what the heck am I doing wrong!?! I couldn't allow myself to put bin to curb - not looking forward to the morning find
    6 answers · Other - Home & Garden · 16 hours ago
  • How many miles does a garden snail do in its lifetime?

    Best answer: None in hot and dry weather, as that's when it has to retreat inside its shell just to last out and stay alive. Also not very many if it is on the garden path and someone steps on it. Large snails seem to have to find a safe hiding place, such as on the cool side of a large rock to return to regularly. ... show more
    Best answer: None in hot and dry weather, as that's when it has to retreat inside its shell just to last out and stay alive. Also not very many if it is on the garden path and someone steps on it. Large snails seem to have to find a safe hiding place, such as on the cool side of a large rock to return to regularly. However, slugs seems to do far more distance travelling than snails, particularly soon after rain, when the garden and plants are wet.
    Both slugs and snails will seek out soft, decaying organic matter to feed on, but that means any soft-fleshed plants such as we grow for food - lettuces, cabbages, spring onions, etc - are vulnerable, and also, they seem to smell out and hunt down any plant that is ailing - wilted then watered, maybe - so any plant you have recently planted is vulnerable. Due to the distance these molluscs can travel, it is no use putting down a few poisonous slug pellets in your garden if your neighbours' gardens provide a haven for them and rain just melts them, adding poisons to the soil. So a gardener needs a way to shorten the lifespan of the largest slugs and snails that have the biggest appetite and are ready to breed...

    Solution:
    Half fill a 2 liter container with water and add two capfuls of methylated spirits and put a lid on it. Then go out at night, when it has been wet, with a torch and collect the blighters and drop them in the methylated spirits water. After a couple of months it will stink something terrible of dead slugs and snails decaying, but emptying it in a hole in the garden will add nitrates to the soil.

    So the garden snail will do less and less miles in its lifetime and will do less damage.
    9 answers · Garden & Landscape · 2 days ago
  • Left my oven on for 9 hrs on accident?

    Best answer: Hard to say, can't really guess the duty cycle. It cycles on and off to maintain temperature. Here is a ballpark maximum, this element says 2,585 watts, that's about 2.6 kw per hour. A kw/h costs about 13ȼ, so 2.6 x 0.13 x 9 hours= $3.042, so considering the duty cycle you are looking at between $1.50... show more
    Best answer: Hard to say, can't really guess the duty cycle. It cycles on and off to maintain temperature.

    Here is a ballpark maximum, this element says 2,585 watts, that's about 2.6 kw per hour. A kw/h costs about 13ȼ, so

    2.6 x 0.13 x 9 hours= $3.042, so considering the duty cycle you are looking at between $1.50 and $3.00.
    6 answers · Do It Yourself (DIY) · 21 hours ago