What is the most non-accusatory or neutral way to bring up body damage/scratches that likely occurred during a repair, when you are friends with the mechanic and he was already giving you a discount? [more inside]
A burning candle wick fell onto the table's surface and there is now a faint, grey streak or spot that will not come off when scrubbed with a variety of cleaners. It has faded a bit but now no change is happening. Can it be repaired? [more inside]
My refrigerator has been leaking water for weeks to months now. Water damage to my downstairs neighbor's ceiling. Who is responsible for what? [more inside]
Own a condo; extensive water damage to ceiling from upstairs renters and I need to get the elusive owner of that unit to pay for repairs. But he's a jerk, so how do I do it? [more inside]
IMAGE I need to fix a hollow wooden door, quick and fast. Is this possible? I only need it to look unnoticeable. Doesn't have to be perfect.
Who is responsible for rental pool damage? [more inside]
Should I be satisfied with the way my moving company repaired this table? [more inside]
Car accident. If the repair costs more does your insurance go up more? [more inside]
My car was damaged driving through a construction zone, do I have any legal recourse? [more inside]
Are my boots ruined? Please help me figure out how to restore them to their former glory. More than you ever wanted to know about my boots follows. [more inside]
Would an household all-purpose cleaner ruin a suit? [more inside]
Just spilled coffee into a 13" macbook. Remediation tips? [more inside]
Rain damaged my apartment's ceiling. What rights and remedies do I have as a tenant? [more inside]
Help me identify and fix a possible water intrusion / water damage near my sliding glass door. [more inside]
Water damage to our hardwood floors - what can/should we expect? [more inside]
How can I repair/replace my 80GB iPod classic (black aluminum) faceplate? [more inside]
My Powerbook is bent. [more inside]
Dropped PDA on bus. Everything's fine but the screen is scrambled. The scrambling is getting worse every time I turn it on. Odds of getting it fixed without it being too expensive or is it time to find (yet) another one off of eBay? [more inside]
At what dollar amount do I draw the line for making a homeowners insurance claim? [more inside]
We've had new carpet in our living room for all of two weeks, and our kitty decided to eat a spot of it, about the size of a quarter. [more inside]
Am I being ripped off? And by whom? [more inside]
AutoFilter: In a moment of terrible mental absence this morning, I drove about half a block in second gear with the hand brake engaged. While the right rear wheel smoked and the brake glowed visibly red, there seem to be no other consequences an hour after the fact. Does this merit a call to the mechanic to check it out if other malfunctions haven't arisen?
I have an oak tilt/swivel chair that also has height adjustment. The height adjust mechanism is broken: the ring that's supposed to revolve and move the central post up and down has damaged threads. The store where I bought this many years ago is no longer in business. I'm not getting a lot of value out of Google searches, probably because I don't know what the parts are called. Any places that sell chair parts and/or diagrams where I can see the parts named?
BodyShopFilter: I managed to put a big ol' dent in the fender of my 88 Saab. I'm not too upset (anymore) about the dent, but it did put a bulge in the track that my hood runs along. I want to pound the dent out. How do I do it? Do I need a special hammer? Any precautions/tips/tricks? Should I just pay the autobody guy to do it right?