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    caculating paint

    how do I calculate how many gallons of paint I will need? I can figure out how to get the square footage, but how many sq feet does a gallon of paint cover? or does it depend on the kind of paint? any professional painters out there?
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    my gas heater sounds like a bomb

    whenever the thermostat tells my gas boiler to light up, it sounds like a bomb exploded and the floor rattles. I've had two different handy men look at it and couldn't seem to figure what was wrong with it. one reduced the gas to it and the other guy put a coupler of some kind, but it still...
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    best bathroom wall covering?

    wouldn't the fabric get moldy from all the steam in the bathroom? or is there something you can treat it with? I never thought of fabric for a bathroom wall, but if there is a way to pull it off, I might try it, have you done it?
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    toilet removal

    smash it up and throw it away in the trash.
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    Bed In a Bag

    I'm assuming youmean bed in a bag meaning sheets, comforter, pillow shams, dust ruffle, correct? didn't quite understand the last post about them being uncomfortable......or did you mean, the kind of bed that folds downinto a bag and you have to blow it up?
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    painting vinyl siding

    i have a twin and me and my neighbor have a beautiful blue vinyl siding. for some reason, he wants to paint his. i thought the whole point of having siding was so that you didn't have to paint. he is bugging me to paint mine the same as his, he wants it a cream color. i told him i wasn't...
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    Bleach to unclog drain???

    I've done it a few times (used bleech to take care of a stopped up sink), but it never occured to me it might be bad on the pipes....is it? I have the pvc kind in the kitchen and have done it like two or three times.
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    will vinyl tile stick over ceramic

    I was just wondering. my bathroom had a serious leak under the floor and the plumber had to break up the ceramic tile to get to the leak. he cemented over it, but the rest of the floor is still tile (he dug up a huge part of the floor though) can I just vinyl tile over the whole mess? will...
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    level floor

    I saw them use something like that on trading spaces. they poured it on the floor, it was liquid and then dried perfectly even and you could tile over it, but I haven't seen it in any stores. what is the name of it? how long does it take to dry?
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    mosquito problem

    what's the best way to get rid of pesky mosquitos in the yard? is there something I can plant that will keep them away? i've tried those smelly cintrinella candles, but they don't do much. I would love to find some sort of organic way, like a plant or something that they dont' like. anyone...
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