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For questions relating to the removal of dirt, debris and other unwanted foreign material from various surfaces and porous materials, including methods, tools and supplies, and expected results.

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Take a moderately average car, such as a Honda Civic - roughly 3000 lbs (depending on options, year, etc) Balance it on a US Quarter (0.955 inch diameter, 0.716 square inches) Or: Stick to quarters …
answered Apr 17 '15 by Ecnerwal
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Isopropyl (aka rubbing) alcohol and a paper towel.
answered Apr 27 '14 by Ecnerwal
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Dump a box of baking soda on it, wait a few days, vacuum it up.
answered Jul 14 '14 by Ecnerwal
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Replacement makes the most sense here. You can fuss with steam-cleaning it, but you may not get all the smell out and the cost may exceed the cost of a new rug, per comments above. Toss it, clean the floor well, and replace if desired. …
answered Dec 11 '14 by Ecnerwal
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Ammonia is not the right chemical anyway. Try vinegar; if that's too much of a chemical for you, get out a razor blade and start scraping. Or rinse after using it.... Once you have it clean, use a sq …
answered Feb 25 '15 by Ecnerwal
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It's fairly typical. Nails get dropped, nails are struck poorly and go flying. Nails are not hugely expensive (modern era - supposedly in the era that they were hand-made one at a time, folks would b …
answered Nov 17 '15 by Ecnerwal
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I'd get (well, I have, but if you don't have, get) a shop vac, bring it into the attic and attach hoses to both the sucking and blowing ports, with the blowing hose directed outside. Aside from a dust …
answered Nov 29 '16 by Ecnerwal
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It's essentially an external kidney stone. You can use various types of acid - sometimes a alternating approach of chlorine bleach (by itself) to kill the biofilm that's exposed and acid (by itself) …
answered Oct 23 '15 by Ecnerwal
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Visit a rental store. Rent a floor buffer (machine) and buy some pads to use with it, and floor stripper (chemical to work with machine.) Or, indeed, replace the tile which might have a better result …
answered Feb 2 '17 by Ecnerwal
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Cigarette stench is a bad one - good luck, you'll need it. I would have moved on to a different sale, personally. You could try using saddle soap (buy it at a tack shop) and scrubbing the surface do …
answered Feb 25 '15 by Ecnerwal
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If you can get the bucket clean and dry, a coat of paste wax will help, but for how long is debatable, and unknowable in practice unless you make the experiment. Ideally wait for better weather, but …
answered Jul 11 '15 by Ecnerwal
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A number of guilty teenagers, a broom or two, a shovel, a wheelbarrow. Your job is to point out when the job has not been completed to your satisfaction, until it has been. Your job is definitely NOT cleaning up the sand. …
answered May 23 '14 by Ecnerwal
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"Green mold" on a deck is almost certainly algae, not mold. A bleach-water mixture (not straight bleach - perhaps 1 cup per gallon at the most, considerably less might be sufficient) will kill the al …
answered Jul 30 '17 by Ecnerwal
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Acid. Vinegar, Citric (aka sour salt), CLR, Barkeepers friend, phosphoric, etc. Keep applying (and re-applying) it, and see if perhaps you can get dry citric acid or barkeepers friend mixed to a "past …
answered Feb 27 '15 by Ecnerwal
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I have doubt it's even the tip clogging - could be a valve failure and have the described symptoms. I have never needed to clean the orifices on a propane torch, and I've been using them (the same one …
answered Jan 25 '15 by Ecnerwal

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