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Buying a scratch & dent furnace from Florida and finding installation?

I intend to buy a scratch & dent furnace from these guys, even after shipping (100 dollars) It will be much cheaper than buying a new one. I want to find some heating/cooling company to install it for me.. Snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by crawltopslow on Jun 14, 2014 - 8 answers

Substitute scratch for mix.

I'd like to make a cake (mandarin orange cake) but all the recipes I have found from Google use cake mix. I am not anti-cakefromabox, especially when doctoring it, but I don't have time to go out and buy a box of cake mix. I do, however, have a well stocked kitchen. How I can substitute ingredients from scratch for a vanilla cake mix?
posted by maryr on May 25, 2014 - 5 answers

What to do about small scratches on car?

I recently got some very small scratches on my car. What is the best thing to do about them?? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Mar 26, 2014 - 9 answers

And then there's the downside of assigned parking...

My apartment building has assigned parking spaces. My parking neighbor (though not my actual neighbor in the building, for weird reasons) left a large, very noticeable scratch on my front quarterpanel last night or today, complete with paint transfer matching his vehicle. How do I resolve this in a way that feels fair to me but averts major bad blood? Snowflakes on their side of the line inside. [more inside]
posted by TwoStride on Mar 22, 2014 - 27 answers

Our cat is getting extremely hostile to us. What next?

Our cat is acting more and more irrational. I think we will have to have him put down. Any thoughts welcome. [more inside]
posted by kestralwing on Jan 29, 2014 - 36 answers

Washer/Dryer Scratch Repair Recommendations?

Best solution for touching up appliances? [more inside]
posted by cccp47 on Aug 19, 2013 - 1 answer

scratching noise (as in DJ generated) mp3/4's

Can you point me towards a site with different "scratching" noises suitable for ringtones (length and formatwise). Would also appreciate a step by step tutorial of how to convert said mp3/mp4 to an iPhone 4S ringtone. Cheers
posted by subajestad on May 23, 2013 - 3 answers

Alternative Glue for Soft Paws?

I have used Soft Paws to prevent my two cats from scratching our furniture in the past, and they worked really well. However, either they redesigned their glue dispenser, or I've developed serious glue-handling issues, because I went through three bottles of glue spilling all over the place before I gave up. Is it safe to use Krazy Glue, or some similar product instead of the glue they provide? [more inside]
posted by odayoday on Jan 15, 2013 - 15 answers

Anyone Can Cook Anywhere

Foodie living in a village. Help me cook from scratch. [more inside]
posted by Solon and Thanks on Nov 8, 2012 - 20 answers

Garlic bread from scratch?

If you were going to make garlic bread from scratch (flour, yeast, water, garlic, butter, olive oil, salt, maybe cheese) what kind of bread would you use as the base? [more inside]
posted by sparklemotion on Sep 6, 2012 - 18 answers

My dog is itchy itchy itchy!

My dog seems to be allergic to something. Skin scrapes have shown it isn't mites or anything else. We've changed his food and other things in his environment, and he's still miserable. Pictures here. [more inside]
posted by daboo on Jun 18, 2012 - 23 answers

Why must taking a bike places be such a fuss?!

Trunk-mount bike racks: Are they really the enormous pile of awfulness that everyone keeps telling me they are? Are there ones that don't damage your car? [more inside]
posted by gwenlister on May 28, 2012 - 14 answers

Cats and Carpet

What other types of scratchy things can I give to my cat? How can I train her (an infrequent scratcher) to use it? [more inside]
posted by freshwater on Feb 27, 2012 - 13 answers

Next week: how to rebuild the engine using household tools?

Someone (i.e., me) backed the family car into a parking meter a while back, causing a small dent and some cracking in the paint (photo 1, 2, 3). Body shops say this will cost about $600-650 to repair over two days (which is a hassle for my fiancée, who commutes by car). Dealer said over $1000! Main concern is rust, not the dent--this is a hand me down car from 1999. Can we make an acceptable fix ourselves? How? [more inside]
posted by Admiral Haddock on Sep 1, 2011 - 10 answers

Do it yourself scratch repair?

Is this a do it yourself repair job or should I go to a pro? [more inside]
posted by mpls2 on Apr 9, 2011 - 5 answers

Please help me save my patent leather shoes!

Can these shoes be saved? My cat scratched up my new patent leather pumps. [more inside]
posted by heyheylanagirl on Mar 21, 2011 - 5 answers

Tips for keeping a toddler from scratching?

I need a physical method of preventing my toddler from scratching her lower arm/wrist while she's in bed. [more inside]
posted by Mayor Curley on Mar 15, 2011 - 21 answers

You scratch my back... but only right there, please

Help me figure out if I am alone in having 'hot spots' on my back, neck and feet where I prefer to be scratched. [more inside]
posted by Encipher on Nov 24, 2010 - 17 answers

Fixing gouges rather than getting gouged?

Real bad scratches on a black '08 Toyota Yaris. Can this be self-fixed by somebody with no real skills, or are we out $700? [more inside]
posted by Shepherd on Oct 29, 2010 - 15 answers

How do I fix the finish on my coffee table?

How do I fix the chipped finish on my coffee table? [more inside]
posted by smackfu on Jun 29, 2010 - 3 answers

This is *not* how I envisioned a moving sidewalk.

The hood of my car has flecks of cement all over it. Some of them have come off, leaving scratches behind; others are stubborn. What can I do? [more inside]
posted by andrewcilento on Jun 13, 2010 - 6 answers

I scratched another person's car bumper. What happens next?

I scratched another person's car bumper. What happens next? [more inside]
posted by parakeetdog on Jun 7, 2010 - 14 answers

How can I figure out how to stop burning coasters?

How can I correctly diagnose my DVD burner problem? [more inside]
posted by geodave on Jun 6, 2010 - 6 answers

one ring to rule them all...

Your opinions on metal choice for engagement+wedding rings, hopefully with the benefit of a decade of hindsight regarding how the appearance will age and what maintenance is required... [more inside]
posted by Ultimate Sockpuppet the Second on Apr 17, 2010 - 21 answers

These animals are giving me wrinkles!

Do small facial cuts on dogs relatively bleed a lot, similar to humans? [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Feb 25, 2010 - 9 answers

Help a newbie DJ!

I want to start DJing - specifically mixing and mashing songs and learning to scratch. I only want to make mixes for myself but might someday want to play for a house party if my skills improve. I need your input on equipment and how to get started! [more inside]
posted by aceyprime on Nov 5, 2009 - 4 answers

Stay Away from the Banana Plant

My cat is slowly killing my indoor banana tree by scratching the hell out of it. Now what? [more inside]
posted by billysumday on Oct 27, 2009 - 13 answers

My dog just attacked a large rodent-like creature, should I be worried?

My dog just attacked a large rodent-like creature, should I be worried? [more inside]
posted by AZNsupermarket on Oct 9, 2009 - 17 answers

Frame is distracting from content

Is there an easy fix for a faint scratch on an pure black picture frame? [more inside]
posted by Eicats on Sep 24, 2009 - 9 answers

Out of pocket or file a claim?

Car scratch costs $500 to fix. Should I pay out of pocket or make an insurance claim? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 15, 2009 - 12 answers

Cat Repellent Effectiveness

Do cat repellent sprays really work? Thinking of purchasing some expensive leather dining room chairs and I'm concerned about possible damage from scratching. I purchased a sisal scratching post a few months ago and my cat uses it constantly but I'm still nervous. He destroyed a cheap leather computer chair I purchased many years ago. The problem seems to be under control but I'm still worried. Any recommendations?
posted by reidfleming on Jul 25, 2009 - 10 answers

Help me save this DVD!!

I ruined a valuable DVD-R with scratches and need to fix it, pronto. Help!! Time issue as family wants to watch it on Christmas. [more inside]
posted by arniec on Dec 19, 2008 - 14 answers

Car Scratch Payment

Friend scratched a car, needs to pay. [more inside]
posted by thrako on Nov 30, 2008 - 13 answers

Help save my wood floor's finish!

Apparently, we've done a few things you aren't suppose to do to our fairly newly finished (last year) wood floors including using a jute rug with a rubber rug pad under it. Last week I noticed the tassels on the rug were scratching the finish so I took up the rug and pad. In addition to the finish being scratched, it looks like the pad left some sort of residue on the floor. How do I get the nice finish back on our floor (the finish is a standard 3 coat poly finish)?
posted by a22lamia on Nov 19, 2008 - 3 answers

Shoo flea, don't bother me...

Fleas! But different... I'm not intending to kill any fleas, I just want to get them to stop biting me and/or make the bites stop itching! [more inside]
posted by nzydarkxj on Nov 13, 2008 - 14 answers

Wondering Why My Cat Greets Me This Particular Way ...

Consistently, every single time I come home, my cat will come over to a particular corner of my desk -- I need not be sitting at it or indeed be anywhere near it -- and meow while faux-scratching it. He occasionally will stretch his back after the scratch, but not always. It's extremely cute, and he's such an affectionate cat that I'm even kind of touched by it. But I suppose I find myself curious as to what the gesture breaks down to. I'm assuming it's a greeting, since he repeats it without fail every time I come home after being out for more than a few minutes, but I suppose I'm curious as to what the action signifies. I doubt it's totally random, but I can't quite figure out what "animal world" thing he would be doing by that particular pattern.
posted by WCityMike on Jul 23, 2008 - 11 answers

how do i overcome an addicting itch?

I have a skin irritation on the top of my foot/ankle and I can't stop scratching it. [more inside]
posted by Hat Maui on Oct 16, 2007 - 14 answers

Can the hive mind get the scratch out of my aviator shades?

I have a pair of cheapo aviator sunglasses that I love. Any way I can get the scratch out of the lens? [more inside]
posted by paddingtonb on Sep 14, 2007 - 2 answers

Hardwood floor messed up

How do I fix my hardwood floor which I messed up? [more inside]
posted by tabulem on Sep 10, 2007 - 12 answers

But it's just a little scratch

On my Linux-based laptop and desktop, I've been having trouble reading DVDs that have even the slightest scratches. It seemed that Windows was a bit more tolerant of imperfections--is there any way to modify my [Ubuntu] settings so that it doesn't hang at the first missed bit? [more inside]
posted by zachxman on Jul 31, 2007 - 7 answers

Mosquitos suck

Mysterious mosquito attacks within a small living space... [more inside]
posted by Blazecock Pileon on Jul 23, 2007 - 8 answers

Skin Scratch Quandry

My female loves to be scratched until red marks appear. Is frequent scratching bad for her skin in the long term? If so, please suggest alternatives.
posted by East Manitoba Regional Junior Kabaddi Champion '94 on Jun 27, 2007 - 11 answers

Cats & behavior: How can i keep cats off a new car?

Cats & behavior: How can i keep five cats off a new car? [more inside]
posted by itheearl on Jun 19, 2007 - 25 answers

Suggested resource for coding neural networks in Java from scratch?

I would like to know what a good resource would be to help me code neural networks in Java from scratch. The best I could find was this resource: http://www.mathtools.net/Java/Neural_Networks/ I have Neural Networks by Haykin as well as Simulating Neural Networks with Mathematica.
posted by zzztimbo on Jun 9, 2007 - 7 answers

You can't hide forever, Baal!

So I have a scratched CD with a few corrupt files, and access to the files that I need on another PC...can I combine these somehow to create a working CD or image with which to install/use my program? [more inside]
posted by Rallon on May 15, 2007 - 10 answers

Where can I buy scratch card paper?

Is there such thing as scratch card paper/transfer? And if so where might I be able to get it? [more inside]
posted by Sevenupcan on May 13, 2007 - 7 answers

How can I make my creative zen shiny again?

My mp3 player (creative zen V) has gained a few scratches in daily use. What would be best to polish them out? [more inside]
posted by Iananan on May 11, 2007 - 7 answers

What would I need to make a gas turbine from scratch?

What would I need to make a gas turbine from scratch? [more inside]
posted by devilsbrigade on May 5, 2007 - 26 answers

Cat Scratch Fever: Help Me Help my Friend

CatScratchFilter: My friend just got mauled by our cat when he became frightened. Help me treat her wounds. [more inside]
posted by atayah on Dec 18, 2006 - 18 answers

How to repair scratched eyeglasses?

Anything I can do to repair scratches on my eyeglasses? [more inside]
posted by iurodivii on Nov 6, 2006 - 14 answers

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