• Mice fence for pantry?

    Best answer: This all sounds quite elaborate. A lot of larders used to have something called a meat safe - a metal mesh box intended to keep flies off. Mice have been known to get into them, so making things rodent proof is quite tricky. If you know they can get through a hole about the same diameter as a biro you can see that... show more
    Best answer: This all sounds quite elaborate. A lot of larders used to have something called a meat safe - a metal mesh box intended to keep flies off. Mice have been known to get into them, so making things rodent proof is quite tricky. If you know they can get through a hole about the same diameter as a biro you can see that you need quite a fine mesh.

    I get the odd mouse from next door, but as I am fussy about not leaving food around they don't tend to settle.

    I put unopened packets that I use whole into large clip on lidded plastic boxes. See thru so I can tell what I have.
    If mice can't smell food they won't investigate. Packet soups are one of the most vulnerable.

    Anything else like rice goes into plastic cartons from IKEA. http://www.ikea.com/PIAimages/45250_PE14...

    They particularly like paracetamol capsules I have found, which probably kills them. So they get boxed up as well.

    If you suspect mice, wash everything down with bleach, and try deterrents like peppermint oil which they do not like.
    8 answers · 24 hours ago
  • H0W T0 HEAT UP A H0USE?

    MY APARTMENT GETS S0 C0LD iN WiNTER i HAVE A HEATER ALREADY AND D0NT WANNA GET AN0THER 0NE. H0W ELSE CAN i HEAT UP MY APPARTMENT ?
    MY APARTMENT GETS S0 C0LD iN WiNTER i HAVE A HEATER ALREADY AND D0NT WANNA GET AN0THER 0NE. H0W ELSE CAN i HEAT UP MY APPARTMENT ?
    7 answers · 22 hours ago
  • Can you drill through bullet resistant glass?

    Best answer: If the glass is laminated it can be drilled but you need a diamond drill. It is usual to take the piece of glass to a specialist.
    Best answer: If the glass is laminated it can be drilled but you need a diamond drill. It is usual to take the piece of glass to a specialist.
    6 answers · 1 day ago
  • My boyfriend of three years groped my best friend.?

    I ve been with my boyfriend for three years. We ve been living together for two years. He has always treated me well and things have always been good with us. No serious arguments or issuesMy best friend came to visit, they know each other very well. My boyfriend always though my best friend was super dramatic and... show more
    I ve been with my boyfriend for three years. We ve been living together for two years. He has always treated me well and things have always been good with us. No serious arguments or issuesMy best friend came to visit, they know each other very well. My boyfriend always though my best friend was super dramatic and quite ridiculous so this was out of the blue. We all got really drunk and passed out in my bed with my boyfriend in the middle. He groped her bare boob while we were sleeping and when she got up he immediately apologized and told her he didn t know why he did that. I wasn t aware of this till the next day. I confronted him, he said it was not a "concious decision" he has no idea why he did that. I m pretty lost in this situation. My best friend just broke up with her boyfriend and she is pressuring me to break up with mine. He s never shown signs of cheating or interest in any other women so it was out of the blue by what the ****?! Any advice would be appreciated.
    11 answers · 5 days ago
  • How to fix an extremely uneven dry wall?

    I just moved into a new home. the last owner tried to make changes to home before and never finished what he did. he also did a poor job on the wall and basically half assed everything. I want to try to fix the wall in my closet. it looks like the guy cut the wall to make the closet more expanded, added the drywall... show more
    I just moved into a new home. the last owner tried to make changes to home before and never finished what he did. he also did a poor job on the wall and basically half assed everything. I want to try to fix the wall in my closet. it looks like the guy cut the wall to make the closet more expanded, added the drywall but he hammered the wall too far in leaving a gap and uneven wall. I thought about taping and spackling the wall or just buying another drywall and nailing it down but im sure the taping works best. Im no pro obviously but i need this to be done soon and well enough to use.
    4 answers · 1 day ago
  • What is the difference between live and switch live?

    I have neutral and live and earth wires extending from the ceiling - however, the light fitting shows N, E, S and L. I believe the S is switch live. The directions say that Live is not used for that particular light. Which wire goes into Switch Live?
    I have neutral and live and earth wires extending from the ceiling - however, the light fitting shows N, E, S and L. I believe the S is switch live. The directions say that Live is not used for that particular light. Which wire goes into Switch Live?
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • How do you drill a straight hole?

    Best answer: Ideally one would use a drill press. But i suppose you are really asking how to drill a perpendicular hole with a hand held power drill. Look for a device, generally called a jig, that will pilot the drillbit into the wood, without allowing it to tilt or lean. For a visual, i found this on the home depot... show more
    Best answer: Ideally one would use a drill press.

    But i suppose you are really asking how to drill a perpendicular hole with a hand held power drill.

    Look for a device, generally called a jig, that will pilot the drillbit into the wood, without allowing it to tilt or lean.

    For a visual, i found this on the home depot website

    "General Tools Drill Guide and Chuck"

    Search that phrase and see.

    This is a somewhat expensive device, but when precision matters, it helps immensely. This thing allows drilling from any reasonable angle. There is likely one that is simpler, and fixed at 90 degrees.
    15 answers · 1 week ago
  • How does drainage work in the garden?

    I want to put a outside toilet and sink at the bottom of the garden and I don’t know what i have to do to be able to install it . I don’t think there’s any pipes down there but there is a drain nearby i think its a sewer drain . Thats all i know help me out
    I want to put a outside toilet and sink at the bottom of the garden and I don’t know what i have to do to be able to install it . I don’t think there’s any pipes down there but there is a drain nearby i think its a sewer drain . Thats all i know help me out
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • Do I need "moisture barrier tape" for my new dishwasher?

    I m installing a new Whirlpool dishwasher. It recommends optional "moisture barrier tape" for wood countertops. Mine is laminate on particleboard, with "bullnose" edges -- the kind where the front curves 180 degrees all the way around to the bottom, making a semicircle of the edge. It s about... show more
    I m installing a new Whirlpool dishwasher. It recommends optional "moisture barrier tape" for wood countertops. Mine is laminate on particleboard, with "bullnose" edges -- the kind where the front curves 180 degrees all the way around to the bottom, making a semicircle of the edge. It s about 15 years old. I m removing a 15yo Kenmore dishwasher which has venting on the front door in the same place as the new Whirlpool. I see that there was no moisture barrier tape installed, and I also see that there is absolutely no water damage at all to the countertop s particle board above the dishwasher. Do I need that moisture barrier tape? Or does the bullnose design protect it?
    8 answers · 6 days ago
  • GFCI OUTLET PROBLEM.. PLEASE HELP ASAP!?

    Okay so my kitchen and bathroom share the same wall across from each other. But on the kitchen side there's a regular outlet which I'm replacing to a GFCI outlet. Note the outlet before had 4 wires (2 black, 2 white.) So I changed it out with the GFCI. And did the wires exactly. So now on to my bathroom.... show more
    Okay so my kitchen and bathroom share the same wall across from each other. But on the kitchen side there's a regular outlet which I'm replacing to a GFCI outlet. Note the outlet before had 4 wires (2 black, 2 white.) So I changed it out with the GFCI. And did the wires exactly. So now on to my bathroom. The outlet that's in the kitchen has to extra wires to power my outlet and light in my bathroom. So now back to the GFCI outlet I replaced. When I go to try the TEST its has a green lit. READY TO GO. But when I go to my bathroom to turn on the light it tripped the GFCI to no power. So my light won't turn on. Note. The light switch and the outlet in the bathroom are connected to the GFCI to share power.. So my question is. Why? Is it too much overload on the GFCI? Should I replace the shared outlet in my bathroom to a GFCI also? So it can also share to my light switch? Thank you!
    5 answers · 4 days ago
  • MICE AND BLEACH?

    So i was asleep and heard something moving and naturally i just turned my flash light on and i saw a little mouse walking abouns so i screamed and it ran back in this little hole between the wall and the carpet so then i cleaned off my desk and moved it (the hole was behind the desk) and i heard it so i was... show more
    So i was asleep and heard something moving and naturally i just turned my flash light on and i saw a little mouse walking abouns so i screamed and it ran back in this little hole between the wall and the carpet so then i cleaned off my desk and moved it (the hole was behind the desk) and i heard it so i was irrational and poured a crap ton of straight bleach into the hole and also sprayed it with spray paint... was this a bad idea?
    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • Do you get more cranky when you are really Tired or really hungry?

    Best answer: Tired
    Best answer: Tired
    167 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • What is the cryptography ?

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  • How do I block a hole in the wall temporarily from mice?

    How do I block a hole in the wall temporarily from mice?

    I have a hole in the wall under the kitchen sink where the water and drain join in with the bulkhead that is used for utilities. I have a mouse that I believe is getting in here. Since it's an apartment and the access is still required I can't block the whole permanently. How can I block it temporarily? See... show more
    I have a hole in the wall under the kitchen sink where the water and drain join in with the bulkhead that is used for utilities. I have a mouse that I believe is getting in here. Since it's an apartment and the access is still required I can't block the whole permanently. How can I block it temporarily? See picture for more details.
    10 answers · 1 week ago
  • If your bathroom has a tub/utility sink and a toilet does it count as a full bath? Or maybe a .75 bath or is it still just a .50?

    If your bathroom has a tub/utility sink and a toilet does it count as a full bath? Or maybe a .75 bath or is it still just a .50?

    Best answer: Switch the utility sink with the toilet. You don't want the toilet to be the first thing you see coming into the laundry room.

    Full bath = bathtub with shower head; 3/4 bath = shower stall no tub (although these are often called full baths ); half bath = commode plus sink.
    Best answer: Switch the utility sink with the toilet. You don't want the toilet to be the first thing you see coming into the laundry room.

    Full bath = bathtub with shower head; 3/4 bath = shower stall no tub (although these are often called full baths ); half bath = commode plus sink.
    5 answers · 6 days ago
  • Lay tile under or around toilet? I have a rear outlet (goes out the wall), not a floor outlet toilet.?

    If I lay tile under my rear outlet toilet, my toilet will sit to high and not line up to the flange, which is 4” (to center) from the concrete subfloor. The plumbing was just redone and I’m trying to avoid having it redone again to raise it another 1/2 to make up for the tile. Is it okay to just lay tile around the... show more
    If I lay tile under my rear outlet toilet, my toilet will sit to high and not line up to the flange, which is 4” (to center) from the concrete subfloor. The plumbing was just redone and I’m trying to avoid having it redone again to raise it another 1/2 to make up for the tile. Is it okay to just lay tile around the toilet? Why would one not recommend this/downfalls to having this done? Thanks in advance!
    20 answers · 2 weeks ago