tk421
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  • Boulder, CO, USA
What are these black bugs and how do I get rid of them?
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Diatomaceous earth has worked for me if I remove the baseboard trim and apply it liberally behind the trim. I have also used lemon oil (wood polish) which works as a smell deterrent since ants use ...

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Tub Drain SLOWLY Drains - If You Hold "Knob" Down It Drains At Regular Speed
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I had a very similar problem and I replaced the spring as @jimmy-fix-it suggested and it fixed my problem. In my case, the knob felt loose and when you opened it, it settled a bit causing the slow ...

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What is the best way to insulate cold water copper pipes exposed on a flat roof in California
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There are lots of different types of pipe insulation. https://www.grainger.com/search/plumbing/insulation/pipe-insulation?sst=1&ts_optout=true&searchQuery=pipe+insulation. You also can get ...

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How can I prevent a humidifier from getting moldy?
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You can just buy a humidifier treatment solution which also has algae/bacteria suppressing chemicals. Typically you add 1-2 capfuls per gallon of water. They were pretty standard with the older ...

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Identify and exterminate bug
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Looks like a silverfish which are a common pest. References https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silverfish https://www.pestworld.org/pest-guide/occasional-invaders/silverfish/

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Is it unsafe to hide a power strip in a cardboard box?
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If you're worried about the fire hazard you can line it with some cheap material like ceramic tile or clay. Ignition temperature of cardboard 260 C. Ignition temperature of wood 365 C. Ignition ...

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How to get rid of ants on ceiling?
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You can powder a 3-6 inch border around the outlet box on the ceiling with diatomaceous earth (I'd use food grade since this is in the kitchen) to control the ants. Then I'd use a fire-rated putty to ...

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How to remove heavily rusted hinge
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I would just use a hacksaw and cut off the hinge then use vise-grips to unscrew the screws.

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Ceiling Texture brush
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This is created by a crow's foot texture brush. The brush looks like this: To see how it's used, refer to HOW TO TEXTURE (OR RETEXTURE) CEILINGS written by Mallory Danks.

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Do I need to sanitize my air vents after I remove a bird from them?
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There are a lot of diseases that vector from bird droppings. The Illinois Department of Public Health mentions Histoplasmosis and Cryptococcus and several other diseases in HEALTH HAZARDS ASSOCIATED ...

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