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A buddy of mine keeps putting helpful hints on his Facebook page.....I am stealing some and listing them here.......Feel free to add your own....

keep one of those vertical blinds,slide it under the baseboard when painting them to keep paint off the floor or carpet.
Cant find the others right now....will add more later

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Anyone that has or has had a favorite knife that was made from Carbon Steel knows that they tend to rust, if not used frequently.  Instead of wiping the blades down with 3and1 oil, use Canola or Vegetable oil and then there is no chance of tainting whatever you cut or slice next.  This works very well on hunting knives that are used once every year and you don't have to worry about them being all rusty next season.

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Insted of  scrubbing those stubborn greasy BBQ grills, use oven cleaner, then after they are clean  turn the grill up to high and burn off the cleaner residue,, nice and shinny grills, that don't leave that nasty tasting burnt grease,,





-- Edited by Bad Rat on Thursday 1st of April 2010 11:59:29 AM

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for wasps or bees or aints. mix dawn dish washin liquid 50/50 with water. kills em dead and costs way less and wont smell the place up either.i use it in one of them pump up spray cans.give it a try. it does work.

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Keep a small bottle of vitamin E gel capsules in the kitchen for minor burns.  Just puncture the capsule and squeeze the liquid onto the burn.  The results are amazing - - - - DO NOT PUT BUTTER ON A BURN !

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Mello Yello wrote:

- DO NOT PUT BUTTER ON A BURN !



It WILL MELTbiggrin

 



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for wasps or bees or aints. mix dawn dish washin liquid 50/50 with water. kills em dead and costs way less and wont smell the place up either.i use it in one of them pump up spray cans.give it a try. it does work.



Spray adhesive works good too ,,,you can catch them in flight,, sticks their wittle wings together and ,,,, that way you get to watch the dirty little Critters squirm

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Spray adhesive works good too ,,,you can catch them in flight,, sticks their wittle wings together and ,,,, that way you get to watch the dirty little Critters squirm

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winkbiggrin I'll bet you put salt on caterpillars and watch them disintegrate don't you???

speaking of salt, did you know that "if you can put salt on a bird's tail then you can catch him?"


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i'll never forget that battle between bad rat and them winged critters. thats among one of the funniest things ive ever read in my life. i still laugh about that one every time i see a dang wasp nest.

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i'll never forget that battle between bad rat and them winged critters. thats among one of the funniest things ive ever read in my life. i still laugh about that one every time i see a dang wasp nest.

LMAO - - - me too, that was way back at the beginning of all this Joy wasn't it?  Seems like Peg was still active here then???  I do remember that it was funny. biggrin


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Spray adhesive works good too ,,,you can catch them in flight,, sticks their wittle wings together and ,,,, that way you get to watch the dirty little Critters squirm

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winkbiggrin I'll bet you put salt on caterpillars and watch them disintegrate don't you???

speaking of salt, did you know that "if you can put salt on a bird's tail then you can catch him?"


Never tried the salt on a catapiller thing,, sure would take alot of salt,,,, [you'll catch on in a second] but  I do pour salt on them slimy slugs,, They melt,, but the salt absorbs the residue,, we have tons of those nasty things here,, they leave a slime trail where ever they slither,, makes it alot easier to track em,,,

 That bee episode was a battle of the fittest,,I still have bee bodys in between the window and screens where they were trying to excape, and Spray adhesive on everything else,,,,

Eddie [ my painter] came by to look at the Bonneville [ he's gonna paint it next week] and saw all the adhesive that landed on it,, wanted to know what that was  ,, I told him it was bee killer,,,,,,,, HUHH?????????? just a weird look from him,,,,,,,,,

 I always thought if you could get close enough to that damn bird to pour salt on his tail,, you should be able to reach out and grab him,,,,, and hope he don't bite the s&&t outta ya,,,,,,,,,,,,


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 does a thread here ever stay on subject???????????  I didn't think so   headbang.gif



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that would take all the fun out of it. us old poots do seem to ramble a bit but why not. its allways fun to read and,,,,,,now just what was i thinkin?well, i forgot, it'll come to me later.i think.


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I meant to say "slugs" instead of caterpillars - - sorry 'bout that no

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Make a paste with Adolph's Meat Tenderizer and Water and put on bee stings for instant relief.  Tobacco paste also works, if you don't have any meat tenderizer in the house. You should also take Benadryl after being stung by a bee or wasp, unless you are allergic to that medicine!

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I meant to say "slugs" instead of caterpillars - - sorry 'bout that no

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Make a paste with Adolph's Meat Tenderizer and Water and put on bee stings for instant relief.  Tobacco paste also works, if you don't have any meat tenderizer in the house. You should also take Benadryl after being stung by a bee or wasp, unless you are allergic to that medicine!



I can relate to the Benadryl - I got nailed today by a yellow jacket while I was giving my truck its' quarterly bath and it pain was gone in 5 minutes.

Gotta try the Dawn and water - the lil bastards are just coming out of their winter nests in the garden

 



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squeaky door hinge?put a dab of shaving cream on it.

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Bitchy wife?? a strip of duct tape wrapped tightly around  the mouth Quiets her down for a short time,,,,,,,,,,,,

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Short time...............Then what?.....You're screwed, that's what.....lol

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Short time...............Then what?.....You're screwed, that's what.....lol




 BIG TIME SCREWED<< Not a good idea to take my advise, most times,, 

Best use LOTZZZ of TOP QUALITY DUCT TAPE,, then pack da bags.. And immediately leave town,, or country,, which ever is the safest,, for your survival..........



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Want a perfect line when you caulk your bath tub?put painter's tape top and bottom caulk the tub and peel the tape off when done.

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Want to make dirty chrome shine like new?  Try a good cleaning with windex.


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Stilll using paper towels and squeegies to clean your windshield??????

Why not try yesterday's Newspaper with your favorite glass cleaner????

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Stilll using paper towels and squeegies to clean your windshield??????

Why not try yesterday's Newspaper with your favorite glass cleaner????




My mom used to use newspaper and a water/vinegar mix.



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I still use the newspapers along with a water, ammonia and denatured alcohol mix to clean both house and car windows. The cleaner is better then Windex as it leaves no streaks and wont cloud up and you can make up almost a gallon cheaper then one of those bottles of Windex. Of course after using newspapers, I do need the Lava soap to clean the newsprin off my handsconfuse

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I learned one right here on this Forum last year about using Baking Soda to clean water stains from bathroom fixtures and it worked better than all the Commercial Products I had tried.  Hmmmm, that reminds me, I need to do the bathtub again.confuse

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Want to make dirty chrome shine like new?  Try a good cleaning with windex.


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Another way to get dingy chrome to really shine,, is to mix some regular flour with a little water [or dry also]  and polish like normal ,,

 also works on aluminum,,,,,,,,,

 



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Another way to get dingy chrome to really shine,, is to mix some regular flour with a little water [or dry also]  and polish like normal ,,

also works on aluminum,,,,,,,,,
If you mix it with water then wouldn't it take a lot of "DOUGH"? winkbiggrin


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Bad Rat wrote:
Another way to get dingy chrome to really shine,, and polish like normal ,,

also works on aluminum,,,,,,,,,
If you mix it with water then wouldn't it take a lot of "DOUGH"? winkbiggrin


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 might geta bit sticky too,,,,,,,  maybe it was just dry mix,,,,,,,,,,,   but I fixed itbiggrin



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Here's one that I posted year before last after cleaning my hummingibird feeders and it really works well.  Matter of fact I think that Geeze and T.J. tried it and liked it.

If you have a jar or bottle and you want to clean the inside and maybe a bottle brush is not available or won't work then take an old pull chain like we used to use on them closet lights and stuff.  Drop the chain into the bottle along with some hot water or soap if desired and then "shake rattle and roll" the bottle around and the chain will scrub it clean for you.  OH, be sure to hold you hand over the opening or put the lid on before shake rattle and rollin' winkbiggrin

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yes we did try the chain in a bottle. worked great. thanks for that one mello.we use it quite a bit.

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Want to remove tree sap from your Christmas tree base?  Use rubbing alcohol (or gasoline if you are not a tree hugging Liberal....)


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Want to remove tree sap from your Christmas tree base?  Use rubbing alcohol (or gasoline if you are not a tree hugging Liberal....)


In a while, Chet.




I have an artificial tree....What's that tell ya???.....LOL



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Want to remove tree sap from your Christmas tree base?  Use rubbing alcohol (or gasoline if you are not a tree hugging Liberal....)


In a while, Chet.




I have an artificial tree....What's that tell ya???.....LOL

 



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yep,them artificial trees are easy and not messt like thr real one. and all you have to do is dig it out each year and set it up. no shoppin for one every year.

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My wife tells me "We need a REAL tree".  What's that tell ya'all 'bout me?????


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hahaha, i usually just say yes dear.

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my Ex and I had an artificial tree for many years but when Sherry Belle and I got married we always seemed to want a fresh real tree "UNTIL" last year.   We wisely decided to go to Garden Ridge when they had the good ones on sale and bought a Pop-Up - - - it looks like a real tree and it is now in it's own private box upstairs awaiting the Season to begin.

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