How would you recommend repairing a heavy plastic (clear tarp like material with what appears to be fiberglass threads in it for strength) green house flexible cover. After about 10 years of use in the cold region of upper Michigan, my wife’s portable greenhouse (door and a few areas along the metal framing) are worn and starting to rip apart. I’ve tried the tried and true “duct tape” and clear plastic vinyl to patch the rips and it only lasted one year. I’d love to get another 5-7 years out of the greenhouse and wouldn’t mind spending up to $100.00 to repair it. Any ideas or suggestions would be certainly appreciated. Thanks in advance….
posted by orlin
on Apr 17, 2007 -
How should I format the paragraphs in my cover letter / application materials for an academic position? [more inside]
posted by evinrude
on Mar 5, 2007 -
Am I missing something with my IKEA duvet cover? Is the slit at the bottom supposed to just hang open messily? It looks nicer in the catalog photos.
posted by smackfu
on Jan 2, 2007 -
I was at a restaurant recently and they were playing a foreign language cover of Bush's "Machinehead." The cover version was much slower but the melody was recognizable and every once in awhile the singer would say "machinehead" in english. Does anybody have any idea who this is by?
posted by blim8183
on Oct 2, 2006 -
Does anyone know where I can find a fitted cover for my tv set? Standard 20" RCA model....I find an eyesore in middle of living room and remember seeing a product locally in Vancouver BC on-line a while ago, but cannot find it now.
posted by frizelli
on Aug 22, 2006 -
For UK MeFites and UK TV watching MeFites: Apparently on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross recently one of the guests was a band or duo playing a spanish / flamenco type version of stairway to heaven.... [more inside]
posted by chrissyboy
on Jul 30, 2006 -
My friend is shocked to learn I don't make a "nest" when I use a public restroom. Are there any real dangers to sitting on a uncovered toilet seat which has been used by others?
posted by matkline
on Jul 28, 2006 -
Classic Rock Filter: I'm looking for the name of a rock LP with a cover design that features a screaming face, essentially purple-hued. I believe it's either Deep Purple or Humble Pie, but Google is failing me ... [more inside]
posted by joe lisboa
on Jul 26, 2006 -
Job filter: any advice for a recent graduate trying to write a cover letter that isn't all inane buzzwords and useless filler? [more inside]
posted by Mayor West
on May 25, 2006 -
There's a lot of threads here about the meaning of art, and also a lot of great stuff about the beauty of CD cover art. What I want to know, is what it all means. Why do so many CDs featuring a white line art border, sort of like Victorian wall paper? Is there a way to tell what sort of music is inside by the picture outside? Is there a secret language of icons or symbology? Or is it just packaging? And if it is, is there some kind of marketing ploy to attract particular audiences? Does a sepia cover with a guitar and boots always mean country music? How am I being manipulated by album art? And where can I learn more about what it means, not just what it looks like?
posted by b33j
on Apr 17, 2006 -
Last night I heard a great version of this song recorded by what sounded like a string quartet. Does anyone know anything about this cover? Google has failed me.
posted by lunasol
on Apr 8, 2006 -
Where does iTunes for Windows copy the cover art that you drag in? Is there a better way to organize those images?
posted by linklog
on Mar 31, 2006 -
I’m looking for suggestions on what to plant as a groundcover in our backyard. I live in Los Angeles, California and am searching for the ideal ground cover which would:
- require little water
- not require super drainage (we have a fair amount of clay in our soil)
- thrive in a sunny area
- handle occasional foot traffic
- grow moderately quickly
- be evergreen
- not be poisonous to kids
The real kicker on the ideal groundcover would be cost—if we could plant it by seed that would be superb. Am I asking for too much? Should I bite the cost and buy thyme plugs?
posted by krudiger
on Mar 29, 2006 -
Ragga song that the Black Eyed Peas were covering in "Get Original" (or vice versa)? [more inside]
posted by rkent
on Mar 19, 2006 -
Where can I find a fitted utility trailer cover like this.
$129 seems pretty rich for what you're getting, but I can't find any competing offerings out there. Google has been only frustrating on this hunt.
posted by jbradley
on Dec 13, 2005 -
What should I write about in my cover letter if there is no specific job description? [more inside]
posted by saucy
on Oct 11, 2005 -
What computer is on the cover
of Kraftwerk's Computer World album?
posted by donth
on May 10, 2005 -
What hoops do I have to jump through to put two covers of songs by independent artists on my album? [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van
on Apr 8, 2005 -
We've just had an extensive discussion of good cover songs
, so it's time to ask the opposite question: what covers should be avoided at all costs? [+]
posted by SisterHavana
on Jan 18, 2005 -
Here's a challenge. Anyone happen to recognize the book whose cover is partially revealed/shown here
? I think it looks like Ralph Nader. My friend thinks it's Al Pacino. But neither panned out. Ideas?
posted by beingdaddy
on Dec 8, 2004 -
What are your favorite book jacket or cover designs? What do you look for when you judge a book by its cover? I'm doing a design favor for a friend and need some inspiration. It's a word-heavy, non-fiction book targeted at the more brainy types. Any classic, timeless cover that makes you caress its spine every time you see the volume?
posted by TurkeyMustard
on Feb 3, 2004 -
Do those wooden-bead car seat covers you see taxi drivers using (at least in NYC) really work? Are they comfortable for long drives?
posted by gottabefunky
on Feb 1, 2004 -
Where can I find a good leather notebook cover that will enclose a mead 3 x 5 wirebound notebook (top or side bound) ?
I've found one source of leather covers for use by police, and some really cool blank book kits, but can't find any good covers that use a generic little notebook as filler. Is this an evil conspiracy by the stationary illuminati?
posted by mecran01
on Jan 24, 2004 -