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Getting Rid of Smell in Mobile Home

We bought a mobile home last August. When we bought it under the kitchen sink had a bad smell like something dead, but not as bad. Then when it cooled off for winter the smell went away. So I thought it was a dead animal.

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Welbilt Recipe Booklet for ABM-100-3

Does anyone have this? I have the manual. But I can not find the recipe booklet. I must have put it some place special.

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Discontinued York Wallpaper BD9207

I am looking for a double roll of York wall coverings, Georgetown Designs, wallpaper pattern BD9207.

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Cleaning a Vintage Crochet Christening Shawl

How do I remove stains from a 60 year old crocheted baby christening shawl?

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Replacement Parts for a Chop Wizard

I love the Chop Wizard so much I have purchased 3 of them and it is always the plastic container that breaks. So instead of buying the whole thing, where can I get one and what is the price?

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Dog Eating Very Little

I have a toy Pomeranian who hasn't eaten, but half of a little Caesar's pack.

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Blue Stains from Oxiclean

I have a white jeans jacket that Oxiclean left blue spots on. My husband put it in the dryer. How do I get the stains out?

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Cat Peeing On Roommate's Belongings

I live with my roommate and her cat, and this cat has it out for me. She deliberately pees on my stuff. Even last night she came up stared me in the eye and popped a squat on the blanket I was under and let a rip. How do I get her to stop?

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What Breed Is My Puppy?
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Food Ideas for a Yellow Rainbow Tea

My color is yellow and I would like some ideas on what to serve?

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Cleaning a Gas Burner

How do I best clean residue of cooked food on gas burner base to bring back "new" look?

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Value of a Three Faces of Eve Porcelain Doll

I have a Three Faces of Eve porcelain doll and would like to know its value.

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Replacing a Circuit Breaker

Due to this loadshedding we have, my 45A circuit breaker for the stove keeps tripping when I switch it on. Can I replace it with a 10A breaker?

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Getting Rid of Tecomaria Capensis Vine (Cape Honeysuckle)

I have a huge amount of Tecomaria Capensis in my yard to kill. What is an eco-friendly way to get rid of it?

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Finding the Source of a Foul Smell in House

There is a foul odor in every room of my house that has worsened over the year and now causes the glands in my neck to swell and triggered a conjested sinus infection.

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Removing Fluorescent Dye from Clothing

I was at a glow in the dark party and got fluorescent dye on my favourite t-shirt. How can I get out?

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HP Printer Cartridge Cradle Won't Move

The cartridge cradle will not move. What can I do?

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Swiffer WetJet Is Not Working

My machine is new, it is the first time I'm using it and it is only squirting out of one side. I guess it is clogged.

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Ingredients in Octagon Soap

What are its ingredients?

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Locating Source of Odor in Home

We just purchased the home 6 months ago. There is no basement or attic. Daylight/sun activates the odor. The smell is of fresh paint or chemicals. It goes away after the sun goes down.

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Reintroducing Cats
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Getting Rod fo Oxalis in Vegetable Garden

How can I get rid of oxalis, which has invaded my vegetable garden?

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Mother's Day Banquet Decorations

How can I decorate for my church banquet for mother's? We are doing a "Country Picnic" theme and would like to use red-checkered tablecloths for our 8-ft. tables, but what to do after that?

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Philips Bread Machine Won't Start Kneading

I have Philips 9040 bread maker.It does not start kneading even it is cool and even after delay timing.

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Home Repair Assistance

I am a widow, disabled, raising a daughter. Our home is flooding on a regular basis. Water is leaking in the walls. There are a number of other issues that need attention, possible foundation etc. I can't afford any repairs over a couple hundred dollars. How can I get assistance?

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Replacement Drip Tray for George Foreman

My friend can only use a George Foreman because he was in a car accident 20 yrs ago. His dog took off with his tray. He still uses the tray, but the ends of the tray are chewed off. eBay sells them, but its all in US and he will pay $10 for the tray and $30 for shipping and handling. No stores sell replacements.

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Slogan for Daycare

I'm starting a childcare called 'Jolly Jolie Daycare'. Jolie is my name. What would you suggest for a slogan?

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Shelf Life of Lemon Curd

How long can you keep homemade lemon curd jam?

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What Breed Is My Dog?
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Determining Cause of Power Loss in House

I went to bed at night turning out all the power in my master bedroom, lights, etc. I woke the following morning to have no power in my master bedroom, in the master bathroom, and in the front bathroom which connects to my bathroom in the master.

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Selling Doll Collection

I have a collection of porcelain Ashton Drake dolls I need to sell in Mesquite Texas. Who can I call?

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Value of Haviland China
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Craftsman LT 1000 Blade Won't Enagage

My Craftsman LT 1000 blades will not engage with lever operation.

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What Breed Is My Dog?
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Value of Ashton Drake Dolls
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Value of Star Wars Action Figures

I have a dozen unopened Star Wars action figures made in 1996 and 1997. How do I find out their value?

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What Breed Is My Dog?
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Name Ideas for a Childcare Business

I'm stumped! I want to incorporate "castle" into my business name. Then I will have, "where princes and princesses grow".

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Drapping the Easter Cross

How long do you leave the white pall on the cross after Easter?

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Keeping Wildlife Out of Fruit Trees

How do I keep squirrels, birds, raccoons, etc. out of fruit trees? Do motion detector water sprinklers work to solve this problem?

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Slogan Ideas for Dog Grooming Business

I'm starting a dog grooming store. It will be named "Doggie Groomers' Choice". Any slogan ideas?

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Finding Financial Assistance for Roof Repairs

We can't get help with our roof or repairs in the home that is keeping me sick. We have tried everywhere. There is no help for us. We have nowhere to go.

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Identifying a Porcelain Doll

My grandmother gave her to me back in 2002 and I can find this doll absolutely no where. It's basically a 55cm porcelain doll in a box. She has brown eyes and a massive dress. She also has a little hat on and a little necklace. I found a little trademark on her head right below her hair in initials SFC.

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Paying Child Support

My partner has a 5 year old daughter, her mother has always contemplated letting my partner see his daughter. However for 4 months on-off he sees her each weekend. Then all of a sudden she stops coming down/speaking to him.

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Information on a Vinyl Doll

I am trying to find a vinyl doll from my childhood. It looks just like the Miss Cuddle Bun doll by Eegee, but its hair bun is slightly different. I've tried to find her picture somewhere on the internet, but have failed. If anyone has a doll that looks like her could you please tell me what she is?

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What Breed Is My Dog?
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Cat Peeing on Bed Mattress
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Removing Fabric Dye That Transferred in the Wash

I washed my daughter's new white jeans in alongside a pink face cloth. The jeans are pink. Please help, she is gonna kill me.

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Cleaning a Coffeepot Warming Plate

How do I clean a warming plate on a coffeepot?

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Cleaning Urine Off a Recliner

How do I clean a Lazyboy recliner that has human urine on the seat.

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Buying a Bottle Scraper

Where can I buy one?

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