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Preparing your paint can for first use

When opening a new paint can (or varnish, etc.), take a nail and poke about 5 holes around the top of the can just under where the lid seals. This will allow the paint/stain/varnish to drip back into the can and not fill the ring where the lid goes back on.

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gnats in the home


1. Get rid of their food supply.
2. Cover your trash cans.
3. homemade trap. Fill jar with viegar. Seal the lid on tightly, then poke small holes in the lid. Leave in kitchen. Gnats can fly in but can't get out.
4.Pour olive oil in kitchen sink.gnats will fly in but won't be able leave.
5. Use a professional insect spray.

Sep 16, 2013 | Refrigerators

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I have poked a hole in my freezer unit while defrosting and the gas escaped. Can the hole be repaired and the gas replaced?


Yes it can, but you are going to need special equipment. Such as a vacuum pump to remove the air, Touch to repair the hole or replace the evaporator that you poked the hole in. Along with a set of gauges and refrigerant.
This is not a job for the average DIY'er and even as a pro I only repair sealed systems (leaks, compressor, etc..) if they are under warranty because it's a time consuming and costly job other wise.
If the refrigerator has any age on it then you may want to start shopping around for a new one.

Aug 02, 2011 | Danby Freezers

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my dear wife took the lid handle off our breville gourmet wok. The pieces include a screw, a spring and 3 other parts. Im not sure if i put it together properly. Could you help out. Thanks


This is for assembling the Breville Wok lid. This has a built in vent that lets steam escape during cooking. There are 8 pieces not including the glass cover: bolt, metal vent, black O ring, tan round plastic piece, black lid piece (has open/close) on it, spring, clear plastic seal, lid handle.
Order of assembly as follows, starting on inside of glass cover.1. Bolt.2. Metal vent piece sits on top of bolt.3. Black O ring fits snuggly onto of vent piece.Insert what you have assembled against inside of glass cover, bolt poking through topside of glass.4. Add tan plastic piece with 3 prongs going facedown against the glass hole of cover.5. Larger black lid piece goes next. You will need to line up the openings on tan piece and this lid piece so that it sits semi-flush against glass. When complete this piece will turn in place to open/close vent (less than 1/4 turn before stopping).6. Add clear plastic seal to underside of handle.7. Place spring between handle and top of black lid piece and screw together until snug.
Test lid by turning lid piece. It should move back and forth according to the open/close print on top. If no luck, go to step 5 and try again. It is a little tricky, but does work when done correctly.

Feb 02, 2011 | Breville EW30 Gourmet Non Stick Electric...

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water coming out of the lid of a Kenmore 5 cu. Freezer


Funny. We just spent an hour trying to figure out the same problem with our Kenmore. It is the third or fourth time that we've noticed water on the floor under the freezer, but the first time that we've been able to track it to the lid.

The only thing that makes sens to me is that this problem may be happening when our freezer has a frost buildup around the top of the unit which doesn't allow the lid to close perfectly snug. I'm thinking that this causes a bit of melt in whatever frost may be inside the lid from regular air circulation around the unit. It runs out the back of the lid when it opens.

Check that there is no frost around the rim of the freezer that may be causing a slight (it only takes a very small opening to allow warmer air to circulate under the lid) irregularity in the lid seal.

Jul 06, 2010 | Freezers

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