The directions say:
1. Weight fabric, wash thoroughly. Leave damp.
2. Use rubber gloves, dissolve dye in 4 cups of warm water, stirring thoroughly.
[How warm does the water have to be? Should I microwave the water for a certain amount of time?]
3. Fill bowl/stainless steel sink with enough warm water for fabric to move freely.
[How much water do I add to the bowl/sink?]
4. Stir in 4Tbsp salt. Add dye & stir well.
5. Submerge fabric in water.
6. Stir for 15mins, then stir regularly for 45mins.
[What's the difference between the 15 minutes of stirring, and the other 45 minutes of stirring?]
7. Rinse fabric in cold water. Wash in warm water and dry away from direct heat and sunlight.
[Can I use my hair dryer?]
The name of the backet is velvet black, but the material I’m drying is cotton 100% from a dress shirt.
It seems like everytime I go to wash dishes I have to fight with the sink stopper to get it to hold water in the sink. I have bought new ones and they either are not the same or something. HELP!!!!!!!!
I recently renovated my upstairs bathroom and used a vanity top with a pre-attached undermount sink. The sink didn’t have an overflow hole, but I didn’t think that I would have a problem until my girlfriend left the water running with the drain closed!
What I want to know is if it would be practical to do something like drill a hole in the sink and somehow add an outlet that would connect to the drain. Does this even make sense, or should I try something else? Any help would be appreciated.
We’re remodeling our kitchen, and bought a new sink. But I hate to throw out the old cast iron sink (single bowl, cobalt blue enamel). Any ideas?
I just moved into a new apartment and my kitchen sink has 2 taps. A regular one with hot and cold, and than one off to the side that has just cold water. I guess what I’m asking is what is the second tap used for?
I just wrote it, but I’m not sure I love it. It feels descriptive, but no what I was looking for. Would anyone be willing to re-write it, just so I can get a good idea of how to make it better? Thanks!
"Are you sure this is safe?" Hallie looked horrified as she saw Carter and I precariously perched on the roof outside her bedroom window. She drew back the curtains and stepped out hesitantly, but retreated back inside almost immediately, crossing her arms.
"Nope, but we can’t use the door and we’re not leaving you here, so come on." Carter said stiffly. Usually I’d be the one to say something like that, but I knew that tonight, even Carter couldn’t be persuaded.
Suddenly my footing slipped and the loose shingle went cartwheeling down the roof, smacking the concrete two stories below. My heart pounded in my throat, hoping I wouldn’t end up like the shingle, but… bloodier.
"Carter I really don’t want to, please-,"
"Come on Hallie, we’ve been waiting for this!" he pleaded, grabbing her arm through the window.
"Let go!" she screamed, ripping at his arm, and pulled back further into her room. Her eyes were stone cold and she looked deathly afraid that Carter would jump in the window and grab her or pull her outside. I didn’t blame her; I saw the eagerness in Carter’s eyes and I knew that he did what he needed to get what he wanted. But Carter was taking it all too far.
I remained silent, grasping the windowfor support, crouched on my knees. There was a little light left out, but soon it would be completely gone and we would be stranded on the second-story roof of Hallie’s house. The only other person in the house was Hallie’s aunt, who was comfortably sleeping on the couch downstairs, not bothering to watch her at all; but we all knew that if she tried to leave out the front door, the alarms would sound. Hallie’s house was protected like a castle. Every other window and door had some kind of protection on it, from bulletproof glass to a stainless steel frame. But I highly doubt it was his daughter that Mr. Evans was going to great lengths to protect…
"Come on Hallie, please?" I urged, holding my free hand out to her. Another shingle slipped out from my foot and my leg went flying out from underneath me. My chest sank as I tipped backward, my hands scrambling to grab any kind of hold on the window frame, but they found nothing.
"Daxter!" Hallie shouted and rushed over to the window, arms outstretched toward me, but it was too late for her to get me, she was too far away. I felt a rough hand snatch up my shirt collar and yank me backward, but before I knew it, Carter and I were both slipping. Then before I knew it, I was at the bottom of the roof, suspended by a chain of hands. Hallie’s face burned bright red as she struggled to hold the weight of the both of us.
"I’m okay!" I called up to them and dug my fingernails into the rough roof, tearing away some more shingles as I rushed to find good footing. Hallie’s teeth clenched and her knuckles were turning white. I lifted myself from Carter’s grasp, finding my neck left raw from my shirt collar.
By the time Hallie had let go, the two of us were all gasping for breath, our hearts nearly coming up our throats. Carter was the only one who seemed unnerved by the whole thing. I scrambled up the roof swiftly and clung onto the window frame again.
"Make it quick before something happens again, Hallie, please!" I said, watching the sun as it sank behind her house.
"I can’t!" she said, keeping a good distance away from the window and Carter’s reach.
"We already talked about his Hallie, and you said you’d do it. Don’t back out on me now, or I’m coming in there." Carter said. I rolled my eyes, gripping onto the window frame for dear life.
"If she doesn’t hurry up I’m coming in there too because it’s only a matter of time before I turn into that," I pointed to the shingle laying on the concrete driveway below. The wind ruffled my shirt and I couldn’t resist a shiver. It didn’t seem so far up when I was looking at it from the ground, but now it seemed like a drop from up here could kill a person, "look out, Carter." I said and pushed myself past him and jumped through the window into Hallie’s room. My feet hitting the floor jolted the entire house and I’m pretty sure it could be heard downstairs.
Before I knew it, I could hear footsteps coming up the stairs, and Hallie’s aunt calling her name.
"Okay either we get busted, and you get to be locked in all night or you come with us right now!" Carter hissed, disappearing from view of the window. I glanced at Hallie and grabbed a handful of pillows from her bedroom floor, stuffing them under the blankets of h
"Come on, you’ll be fine. I promise." I smiled and hoisted myself out the window her aunt knocked on the door, asking what all the noise was about.
"It’s fine Auntie Sarah, I’m going to sleep now, I don’t feel well!" she called, presing her ear up against the door. The knocks stopped immediately and I gushed a sigh of relief as Hallie gave me a thumbs up, hearing her aunt heading back downstairs. She came over to the window and looked down at me, biting her lip.
"I don’t know Daxter… my dad would-"
"Karen would too," I smiled half-heartedly, guessing what she was going to say, "and here I am." Hallie smiled back and took my hand. I helped her out the window and she took Carter’s hand, taking baby steps across the roof. I stood behind her and drew the curtains shut, pulling the window shut behind me.
I heard her voice quavering as she side-stepped awkwardly across the roof and down the ladder into her front yard. I followed her carefully and at last we were all standing in plu
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Okay, there was more than that, but seeing as this is really long, you don’t have to edit it all. Just parts you think I need work on. I’m not good at balancing description and dialogue and I want to work on channeling emotions into my writing and using better words, but try to make it seem natural (not a thesaurus with a plot). Thanks!
@Delaney Random: Then why even bother answering? I had no idea it was this long. It looks longer because there is a space between each paragraph.
@Chalse: It was supposed to say "Are you sure this is safe?" Hallie SAID, horrified, etc, etc… sorry, it’s a mistake.
I just bought a new moen kitchen faucet, no kinks in the lines, and i checked the aerator. I disconnected the lines to check the pressure from the lines, it is strong at that point which leads me to think it is the faucet or something getting caught in the faucet and restricting flow, but what, and what can i do. The previous faucet had low flow as well. All of the other faucets in the house have good pressure. I found a few specks of rust in the aerator of both new and old faucets. Is there an internal screen in the faucet itself that i can clean? It is a real pain to wash dishes. Need help ASAP.
One day last week I lost all the pressure in the bathroom sink. Now when I turn the water on it just comes trickling out. What could be the cause of this and how do I repair it?
It’s a single handle for hot and cold water.
My wife lost a necklace down the bathroom sink. I took off the trap (which was quite a pain) and got out the necklace. Now as I am trying to replace the parts I realize I can not replace them because all the parts are rusty and corroded. Is it easy to go get some plastic PVC pipe and replace the trap or should I get a plumber to redo the whole thing from the wall to the sink.
I know virtually nothing about plumbing so I don’t want to screw up and have water running in the walls and fill my wals with mold, etc.