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Your kitchen cabinets are pretty outdated. How can you decide whether to replace or resurface them?
Wooden cabinets should be resurfaced and metal cabinets should be replaced.
Newer cabinets should be resurfaced instead of replaced.
Older cabinets should be resurfaced instead of replaced.
Question 1 Explanation:
Older cabinets tend to have better craftsmanship, so if yours are pre-1980 or so, it might be a good idea to resurface them instead of buying new, possibly flimsier, cabinets.
What is one way to stop your hardwood floors from squeaking?
Lightly tap the squeaky spot with a hammer.
Pour a bit of olive oil on the squeaky spot.
Sprinkle some talcum powder on the squeaky spot.
Question 2 Explanation:
Talcum powder just might do the trick.
How can you reattach adhesive on a floor tile?
By blowing a hair dryer on it.
By using an iron on it.
By putting a warm weight on top of it.
Question 3 Explanation:
You can cover a slightly loose floor tile with aluminum foil and then a cloth and heat the loose edges with an iron. That could be enough to get the adhesive to reattach.
A party guest left a cigarette burn on your living room carpet last night. Can you repair it yourself?
Yes, if the burn is minor and you have a pair of sharp nail scissors.
Yes, if you have some club soda and some steel wool.
Nope, you are going to have to buy a whole new carpet.
Question 4 Explanation:
Yes. If it is a small burn just on the tip of the fibers, you can cut off the burn and then sponge the area with a mild detergent and water.
What can you do to make it easier to restore an electric circuit?
Make a list of all the branch circuits in your home.
Switch all of your fuses to the non-blowable kind
Keep a flashlight by your main electrical panel.
Question 5 Explanation:
If you make a list of the areas of your house that are connected to each branch circuit, it will be a cinch to reset the right circuit breaker.
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