• White worm with dark red head on my bed?

    This morning as I was fixing my bed, I found two bodies of some larvae(?). One was dead. The other was alive and clinging onto one of my pillows, when I took it off, it had weird legs that reminded me of anemones because they slowly waved around in random directions. I don t think it s bed bugs because I never get... show more
    This morning as I was fixing my bed, I found two bodies of some larvae(?). One was dead. The other was alive and clinging onto one of my pillows, when I took it off, it had weird legs that reminded me of anemones because they slowly waved around in random directions. I don t think it s bed bugs because I never get bites. If I want to solve the problem, I need to find out what type of bug this could be.
    7 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 1 day ago
  • What do you think of the name Tiger Lily for a girl?

    And should it be hyphenated ? Tiger-Lily ?
    And should it be hyphenated ? Tiger-Lily ?
    11 answers · Garden & Landscape · 6 hours ago
  • Do you think this is a good tool to break up really hard soil also roots?
  • Is it okay to replace a 30A breaker with a 20A breaker?

    With the main breaker at 30 Amps, all the breakers would get hot all the time, and the main itself would fry out and have to be replaced like once a year. With a higher amperage, I'm afraid of the breaker not doing it's job in preventing fire. With a lower amperage, it should just be more likely to trip,... show more
    With the main breaker at 30 Amps, all the breakers would get hot all the time, and the main itself would fry out and have to be replaced like once a year. With a higher amperage, I'm afraid of the breaker not doing it's job in preventing fire. With a lower amperage, it should just be more likely to trip, right? It seems to be holding and nothing is hot, but is that because the old was was f*cked and the replacement was basically new, even if ti's a lower amperage? Is the 20A likely to degrade sooner?
    12 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 2 days ago
  • Poll: Wool or Cotton?

    Best answer: Wool in Autumn and Winter.

    Cotton in Spring and Summer.

    Skin feelings.
    Best answer: Wool in Autumn and Winter.

    Cotton in Spring and Summer.

    Skin feelings.
    21 answers · Cleaning & Laundry · 4 days ago
  • What do painters charge for?

    I have recently hired a painter who gave me a fixed qoute and painted my house. I provided the paint and some masking tape, filler and sanding paper. Although my painter also used some of their own filler, sand paper and masking tape too. At the end of the job he gave me bunch of receipts for a total of £70... show more
    I have recently hired a painter who gave me a fixed qoute and painted my house. I provided the paint and some masking tape, filler and sanding paper. Although my painter also used some of their own filler, sand paper and masking tape too. At the end of the job he gave me bunch of receipts for a total of £70 including £50 of brushes and rollers and £20 of consumables such as adhesive, fillers, etc. The receipt shows that some of the brushes and roller are bought at the beginning of the job some in the middle and a few a day before the job was completed. He told me that he had to bin all the brushes and rollers as they were no good anymore after the painting was done. I understand that I should pay for the consumables such as paint or sanding paper. But my question is should I pay for the £50 brushes and rollers, especially without seeing the remains or getting to keep any? Is it normal for painters to charge for brush and rollers or should that be part of the fixed qoute?
    9 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 1 day ago
  • I just painted a sign for use outdoors and now I need to coat it so it's not ruined when it rains. What should I use and how?

    I'm using a water base paint for a sign. The last one I made ended up running when it rained. Now I'm doing one this time with a protective coating. So I need to have an idea of what I need to do in order to get the best protection. The last experiment was with a coating of varnish and that didn't seem... show more
    I'm using a water base paint for a sign. The last one I made ended up running when it rained. Now I'm doing one this time with a protective coating. So I need to have an idea of what I need to do in order to get the best protection. The last experiment was with a coating of varnish and that didn't seem to work out to well. I now am trying a water soluble sealer. I just painted the board and let it dry to the touch. When I put it on the colors seems to bleed together. So am I using the wrong stuff or is it a matter of letting it dry some more?
    7 answers · Do It Yourself (DIY) · 8 hours ago
  • What is a disc sander?

    6 answers · Do It Yourself (DIY) · 17 hours ago
  • Is my ring worth looking for?

    A couple of years ago I dropped my ring into the shower drain. This drain had no grate and it was just a giant hole. It's been a couple of years now and I wonder if I am able to to hire a plumber to check if I have a chance that my ring could still be down in the S-pipe. I ask because my ring was made of gold... show more
    A couple of years ago I dropped my ring into the shower drain. This drain had no grate and it was just a giant hole. It's been a couple of years now and I wonder if I am able to to hire a plumber to check if I have a chance that my ring could still be down in the S-pipe. I ask because my ring was made of gold and over 100 diamonds so I believe it might be heavy enough to withstand the water. However, I have no idea how much plumbing costs nor the estimates.I also wonder how am I able to find out if my house even has a p-trap or s pipe. It's a fairly old house. Thanks for all the input.
    6 answers · Do It Yourself (DIY) · 18 hours ago
  • Survey: Do you think an unmade bed is disrespectful or is okay? If no one is coming over.?

    Best answer: Disrespectful to whom?
    It sounds like you were raised using "guilt".

    If nobody is coming over??
    Do you bring visitors to your bed?
    Best answer: Disrespectful to whom?
    It sounds like you were raised using "guilt".

    If nobody is coming over??
    Do you bring visitors to your bed?
    38 answers · Do It Yourself (DIY) · 1 week ago
  • I want a sewage pump with both automatic and manual switches, is this possible?

    I am looking for a household sewage pump that has both an automatic switch and a manual override switch. If this isn't available, is it possible to add a manual switch to a pump that has an automatic switch?
    I am looking for a household sewage pump that has both an automatic switch and a manual override switch. If this isn't available, is it possible to add a manual switch to a pump that has an automatic switch?
    10 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 3 days ago
  • Can I put my suede vans in the washing machine?

    I got my suede vans really muddy. I was wondering if it was okay for me to put the shoes in a pillow case and put them in the washing machine. I don't want to damage them because they are nice shoes. Any help would be great!
    I got my suede vans really muddy. I was wondering if it was okay for me to put the shoes in a pillow case and put them in the washing machine. I don't want to damage them because they are nice shoes. Any help would be great!
    8 answers · Cleaning & Laundry · 3 days ago
  • No one cleans the apartment building anymore. Vomit in the hallway since last night, who do I call?

    When my mom and I first moved in, the building was cleaned multiple times a day. Never a speck of dirt on the floor. Now they’ve been slacking. There’s a moldy rotting orange peel on the floor in the garbage room that’s been there for weeks on end. And now no one has cleaned up the vomit in the hallway that’s been... show more
    When my mom and I first moved in, the building was cleaned multiple times a day. Never a speck of dirt on the floor. Now they’ve been slacking. There’s a moldy rotting orange peel on the floor in the garbage room that’s been there for weeks on end. And now no one has cleaned up the vomit in the hallway that’s been there since last night. The orange peel I can deal with but the vomit is disgusting and nearly a biohazard. It smells so bad. I now press the elevator buttons with a tissue instead of my bare hands Bc I’m afraid I’ll catch something. What do I do?
    6 answers · Cleaning & Laundry · 1 day ago
  • Why does the fan blow when I turn the thermostat on, but there s no heat?

    My gas heater doesn t require a flame to be lit, it will simply switch on and off by a switch. It s on, but there is still no heat blowing. Just cold air. And yes, I have the thermostat turned to heat, and auto. Also, the temperature will not go up when I press the buttons to make it go up...
    My gas heater doesn t require a flame to be lit, it will simply switch on and off by a switch. It s on, but there is still no heat blowing. Just cold air. And yes, I have the thermostat turned to heat, and auto. Also, the temperature will not go up when I press the buttons to make it go up...
    7 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 2 days ago
  • How to hang a poster on a glossy concrete wall?

    my dorm has pretty weird walls and I tried hanging a poster with regular tape but it falls off. I even tried hanging my white board with some double sided foam tape it came with but that fell off too. I would try duct tape for the poster but it would ruin the look. My dorm walls are white and I believe theyre made... show more
    my dorm has pretty weird walls and I tried hanging a poster with regular tape but it falls off. I even tried hanging my white board with some double sided foam tape it came with but that fell off too. I would try duct tape for the poster but it would ruin the look. My dorm walls are white and I believe theyre made out of concrete with some type of gloss over it. Any tips? I was thinking of buying this https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00OXVG9FW/ref...
    9 answers · Do It Yourself (DIY) · 3 days ago
  • Why do attics have a weird odor?

    It smells musky, wood and something like dryrot. This is the best that I can describe the odor that attics have. Why do attics have a weird odor? Does it have to do with the fiberglass insulation?
    It smells musky, wood and something like dryrot. This is the best that I can describe the odor that attics have. Why do attics have a weird odor? Does it have to do with the fiberglass insulation?
    7 answers · Maintenance & Repairs · 2 days ago