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How do I remove THIN layer of carpet glue from concrete?

The folks who owned this house before us were the cheapest people around. They glued carpet to our concrete floor with a very thin layer of glue. Now, I'm having a terrible time scraping it off. I ...
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How can I quietly tear down drywall?

Is there a way to remove drywall without exerting brute force? Being that I live in a condo, I don't want to go all happy with a hammer to my wall and disturb my neighbors. It seems there would be a ...
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How can I remove a granite countertop from a wooden vanity?

I recently purchased an inexpensive bath vanity from the Home Labyrinth. It included a low-end granite top that is not properly sized for my bathroom. Unexpectedly, out of the box, the granite is ...
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How to remove a tile with floor heating mat

Two weeks ago I laid 1 X 2 ft ceramic tiles in my bathroom using premix tile adhesive. After reading some reviews, I should have mixed my own - lesson learned. This weekend I added grout and all went ...
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un-installing a microwave that does not have any visible top cabinet attachment

I want to uninstall a Hotpoint model RVM1335 over-the-range microwave. I thought I'd take it easy; so, I purchased installation and cart-away. When the Home Depot delivered the replacement, they ...
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How can I eliminate unneeded receptacles?

The house I just bought has three different outlets in the walk in closet!! I want to remove a couple of the plugs and just put a solid plate on them. The outlet has 2 black wires and 2 white ones. It ...
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destroy a wall that is useless

I'm new to building or destroying things in that occasion. I have a wall that is not supporting the roof or any other part of the house. Removing that wall will help me build an extension of a room ...
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How should I relocate my shed?

The property that I bought recently had two sheds. The older one was closer the to the fence and it is already demolished and the other one which is currently blocking our view and it is too big for ...
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How do I remove Cement Board that has been screwed in and is bonded to wood subfloor with thinset?

I am in the process of purchasing a townhome and I am looking to tear up the existing 12" ceramic tile that covers the entire main level... an area close to 600 sq. ft. to make way for laminate ...
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Remove over tighten copper pipe fitting

The older plumber left a over tighten copper pipe (threaded) to the shower valve. I tried but couldnt remove it with wrench. I dont want to use too much force as it may break the valve. I wonder if ...
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How can I remove the condensate pump from a Miele dryer?

I can't figure out how to remove the condensate pump of a Miele tumbler dryer. The pump is locate at the center bottom at the back of the dryer. I can shift it back and forth a bit, but don't see any ...
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Temporary Remove Flex Duct

I am about to replace a load bearing wall in unfinished basement. There is flexible duct attached to plenum that I need to temporarily move out in order to put the beams in. Do i just need to cut ...
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Cleaning Porcelain tile

The original owner laid down plastic laminate wood flooring and glued it down over existing shiny porcelain tiles. The flooring has been removed and the tile is left with strips of the glue like ...
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How do I remove a pole that's rusted into a sleeve in the ground?

I have a square metal pole (probably 3x3 inches) that sits in the ground in a metal sleeve. It's been there for a long time and I want to pull it out. In order to prep for this I've been soaking ...
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Is it safe to remove 2 “extra” jack studs to make a 60" wide door opening wider?

We went to install our new main entrance 60" door (replacing double-door with single door and 2 sidelights). After we received the new door and shaved out more of the sheet rock, we saw that there ...
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How to remove old plastic pool deck sleeves

How to remove old plastic pool deck sleeves. 1 1/4" hole in concrete. Sleeve is 4" deep. Broken at the top, no flange left on top.
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How do I remove a drawer from Whitney desk (Pottery Barn)

I have a desk drawer that is not staying closed, so I want to take the drawer out and adjust the gliders or something, but I can't figure out how to remove the drawer. The drawer is on a Whitney desk ...
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Replacing basement door and walls with a hatch

I'm trying to remove the structure that leads to the basement. (see sketch 1). Once removed, there will be an empty space like (see sketch 2) My aim is to build over it, a simple door (see sketch ...