Works better than Round Up - kills weeds on 1st application.
The Dawn dish soap strips the weed of its protective oils so the vinegar can work with deadly force. Safe for use in yards used by children and pets!!
Commented on May 11, 2013
I would not take the time to put anything on Dandelions. Get yourself a good old fashion weed
puller. Grandpa's Weeder. The kind you step on. Everyone use to have one when I was a kid... Kind of hard to find now. I got a new one last week at True Value. No mess, no chemicals gone in 2 seconds. And if you have a mouthy teenager.... great punishment aid.
We have 2 large dogs and carpeting in our living room that is less than 2 years old. It smells horrible, like old dogs. This is not a urine smell. i have cleaned the carpet multiple times, the smell comes right back. Help!!!
Commented on Apr 30, 2013
Pet smells are hard to get out. It might not be the carpet, my guess would be the pad under
the carpet. I have had good luck with a product called Spot Out. I found it in the pet department at Walmart. But if it's in the padding I am not sure you will ever be able to get the smell out.
I had planned that those pink tulips were supposed to show halfway through the Daffodils and the start of the grape hyacinths... but timing can be tough when you buy bulbs that just say 'early', lol...
SO... should they be clipped and stuffed into a vases to be enjoyed indoors... or should I leave them alone?
I purchased a house owned by a very elderly couple. They had a rubber mat in the bathtub with holes in it . They apparently could not clean very well.The stains where the holes were I can never remove no matter what I use. Can you help?
Commented on Mar 10, 2013
I had the same problem with my tub, but add black marks from a shower chair. We did a couple
things. Krud Kutter took off most of the stains and marks. Then we soaked the tub in a bleach/ water bath, then scrubbed with a non abrasive cleaning... I think Mr. bubbles, can't remember for sure. There was a few faint stains left. But they soon vanished after normally weekly cleaning in about a month. My tub is cast iron, so keep in mind if yours is too, you don't want to do anything to remove the finish.
When one pops there head into the attic they may see something similar to the first picture & think that hey, I need some more insulation. I have lost count of how many people have simply
seen something on TV or had an "energy audit" done where they recommended more insulation & I get called in later as they are still uncomfortable or having issues.
While I agree that the attic below definitely needs more insulation, there were a few things that need to be dealt with first. You see in order for insulation to work optimally it needs to be enclosed on all six sides which needless to say, doesn't fly when it comes to an attic. That is one reason why the R-Values are nearly doubled or tripled in the attic area when compared to walls. So what happens when you add air-leakage underneath – well it really cuts down on its performance.
While we had to remove the insulation in this area of the house,that is not always the case. If you don't have issues with mice, etc... you can simply move it out of the way & fix the problem areas. Some of the most common spots are;
· Wire & plumbing penetrations – use appropriate foam or caulk
· Drywall edges – foam or caulk
· Chases & soffits – foam board, drywall, or plywood to cap
· Around electrical boxes & exhaust fans - foam or caulk
· Stoves & furnace vents – this is a big "it depends" & sometimes is best left to a professional (especially for fireplaces), but fire rated caulk / foam & Roxul are commonly used
· Recessed lights – is it IC rated or Non-IC rated (http://blog.sls-construction.com/2011/rip-recessed-light)
Is that the end... no as this attic had 2 bathroom vents that simply dumped their moisture in the attic, baffles that were non-existent and a few other items. Alas those are special issues that easily take up a full piece themselves.
This post is a modified version of http://blog.sls-construction.com/2011/air-se... you are considering or having this work done we encourage you to check out the full article & the rest of the http://blog.sls-construction.com/category/ti... series.
Commented on Mar 09, 2013
Wow..great information! Glad I saw this before the guys get here to give me a quote. I was
that person that thought you just blew more insulation in there and call it good. I know I don't have critter problems but I wont be surprised if there are wiring issues. My biggest fear is that what little insulation that is up there is asbestos.
Our house is finally starting to look like a house and not a big cement hole with steps. We are now talking about upgrading to blow in insulation. I have heard that it is great for
energy... but also heard it will sometimes sag and pull walls away. Any knowledge is appreciated as always.
Commented on Mar 09, 2013
I have a company coming this week to give me a quote, I am trying to make this same decision.
Jeanette S can you expanded on why you regret it? Do you have any tips or questions that we should be asking that helps determine these guys know what they are doing? Sorry Lori Gay if I have hijacked your post.... I was just logging on to ask the same question :)
I found a very old hammered solid brass spitoon today at Humane Society thrift shop. I certainly dont want to turn it into a planter. Its about a two gallon size and very cool. Id love some ideas or thoughts on what I might use it for.
Commented on Feb 23, 2013
If you post a picture of it, you might get more suggestions, depending on the shape, it could
hold kindling next to the fireplace. Hide tp in it next to the toilet. LOL