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Nail holes in a joist wouldn't concern me unless it affected a significant proportion of the joist. You can safely drill a hole 1/3 of the width of the joist in the middle for running wiring. Cracking or sagging that is allowing the home to go out of level/plumb is a concern. It's best to get a structural engineer to evaluate this problem. The standard ...
There are vinyl patch kits available, most often sold for use repairing car seats. I've had mediocre success with them. However, since you have that extended warranty, it's definitely worth checking if this is covered first; anything you do might be an excuse to void that warranty. I suspect thst this will be considered normal wear and not covered but ya ...
The bulb, if it is rated to be used in an oven, will function without a glass cover. The reason for the tempered glass cover is to protect the bulb from damage due to pans and trays and also it keeps it clean from hot liquids. To save yourself the hassle and expense for replacing the bulbs it would be wise to order a replacement cover.
the photo you have in your post is a joist failure. plain and simple. the nails are coincidental or related, but not relevant. cracks like that in the joist are not abnormal, but they do need to be repaired. they often happen at knots, checks or notches/cuts in a joist. however, when the crack is along the lower edge of the joist and running ...
hard to tell from the photo, but I think you have old varnish, just aged and oxidized. take some acetone and wipe the area at the edge of the ripped area. if you wipe it and get some yellowy residue, you probably have old varnish or lacquer. if not, wipe with methanol or methyl hydrate. if this produces yellowy residue, you have old shellac. if it ...
This joist can be repaired using a joist repair plate. These are made from structural steel and they have holes in them so you can lag bolt them into the framing member to reinforce it. I haven't been able to find a good image of one, but it will be similar to this. The one pictured is not properly sized for your needs, and the construction doesn't ...
Throw it away and get a new one. This is a "default" answer, also given by Tyler Durden as a comment, but other answers (including those discussing safe/environmentally responsible disposal) are welcome.
I had a similar problem in my house, and after considerable whining from my SO, I started digging out and replacing the cracked tiles. That turned out to be rather tedious, as the tiles were well attached to the wall and there was much collateral damage. Ultimately my diagnosis was as Aloysius Defenestrate hints at in the comments. The cracks were along a ...
Just used GooGone to remove stains caused by a plastic shopping bag. If you use a little elbow grease and a cloth like a facecloth should take it right off and no damage to the table top in my case.
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