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Cookware Today - Pots and PansFollowing is a review of materials in popular use in cookware today. This review may serve as a guide to safe cooking.
Septic System FailureA septic system should effectively accept liquid wastes from your house and prevent biological and nutrient contaminants from getting into your well or nearby lakes and streams. Any time these things do not happen, the system is failing.
Energy Checklist For HomesThere are many features about a home that make a difference in the amount of energy needed for heating, cooling and lighting. Thus, these features can have a major impact on the amount of money you devote to maintaining the winter and summer comfort of occupants.
Cleaning Woolen BlanketsMost blankets can be machine washed and dried. Check that wools can be washed and dried, some labels may specify dry cleaning.
Characteristics of CopperCopper is valued for strength, malleability, ductility, and ability to conduct electricity and heat. It is also non-magnetic, resists wear, and forms a green patina which makes it resistant to corrosion.
Radon in the HomeRadon (Rn) is a colorless, odorless, radioactive gas. Radon is produced when trace amounts of uranium and radium in the soil or rocks decay.
Anti-Fogging Glass SprayTo make a homemade anti-fogging glass cleaner try any of the following:
Magazine PursesDoes anyone have instructions on how to make magazine purses?
What is Fun Foam?I would like to know what Fun Foam is. I have not heard it called this and I'm not sure exactly what it is.
Burn Marks In Kitchen SinkSome paper work caught fire while doing the bills in the kitchen (yes stupid i know!) and the nearest place to move the flame safely was the kitchen sink.
Poem For a Pet Owner That Has Lost Their Pet - Put Me To RestI just learned that my best friend's son lost his beloved dog. He had a heart attack, and the vet said he would live in pain, and strongly suggested he euthanize him. It took the poor guy 3 hours at the vet's office to break down and allow the vet to go ahead. My heart breaks for him.
Crafts in a Hospice Care SettingI do a voluntary work at a hospice and we are always looking for craft ideas, however the participants don't always have much dexterity.
Smell Coming From Main BreakerThere is a hot smell coming from my breaker box and the surface around the main breaker is hot to the touch when the smell is present. I have taken the cover off of the box and the main wire coming in from outside is very hot to the touch.
Brown Stain From Pan On Stove TopI have a large frying pan, and used it to cook on my stove top. I used High heat, and because the pan was larger than the burner, It has caused a large, brown, almost burn like stain around the burner. I have tried over cleaner, and just about everything else I can think of, and still cannot get it off.
Oak Hardwood Floor Quick FixMy entire house (except kitchens and baths) is graced with wood flooring in oak. The house was built in 1940. While it's great to see in theory, only one room has been refinished since all were carpeted in the 50's. So the continuous expanse of wood is interrupted by the dining room's lovely finish.
Meat Free, Lactose Free, Gluten Free Recipes for CrockpotI am on a lactose free, gluten free diet and furthermore have been advised to eat a lot more complex carbohydrates (lentils, chickpeas, or even more adventurous foods).
Water Marks On Nubuck ShoesMy father-in-law went for a walk in the woods in nubuck shoes. It wasn't wet but the leaves were damp and some water got into his shoes.