Q: I have several fine wool sweaters, and several of these have suffered moth holes. I have placed in a large drawer plaques of cedar and cedar strakes, store-bought. They have only the faintest smell. Is there any way to liven them up?
You could try sanding them to restore the aroma, but any improvement will be minor. What you need are blocks of incense cedar, which is a very vivid red color and it smells just great and very pungent. Incense cedar is a repellent, not a killer, but it can work very well. If you see worms, you might have to resort to chemicals.
Q: After grinding out a big tree stump, what can I do with the leftover chips and the hole?
If the chips are quite small, mix them with loam and fertilizer and tamp it down so it is even or a little higher than the surrounding ground. If the chips are mighty big, take them to the proper disposal area.
Q. My electrician is replacing the 100-amp panel in my 1920 house for $900. He says he can replace it with a 200-amp system for about $300 more. Would such an update be good when I sell the house?
Go for the 200 amp; 100 is passe in this day and age.