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Buy the kind that look like this: Notice the 'ears' that wont allow it to sink into the hole and the full length square body that would make it impossible to over tighten it (at least, not enough to inhibit functionality - you'll have broken it way before then). If I had to guess, you're still using metal ones or you're dealing with offset (angled) ...


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The drain valve could be sticking. There is usually a solenoid that opens the drain valve at the end of the cycle and the water is pumped out instead of circulating. If the solenoid or the valve is malfunctioning then water could be left after the cycle or the dishwasher doesn't fill as far as it should. Experiment some more but it sounds like a repair is ...


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Reviewing the design of a garbage disposal here it seems very difficult for anything like a chunk of rubber to actually get jammed in the grind ring. If you were to put something in there like a chunk of rubber (or bone), it seems likely it will bounce around and not get ground up at all. Small bits or rubber might get broken off in the ring but by the ...


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do exactly what you described just as you described. put four or five coats on. then: 1) sand the new paint very carefully with 800 gr sandpaper. use wet/dry paper and use water to lubricate. use a block of wood as a backer to make sure you dont get too much pressure in one area or another and sand through the paint. sand down until smooth and flush ...


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Use a stud finder (or other method), to locate the framing around the window. Then use long enough screws to go through the brackets, and into the framing. If you use drywall anchors, the drywall may support the rail. However, if you hang a heavy curtain, or accidentally yank on the curtain. The anchors could pull out of the wall, leaving a mess behind.


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Maybe you need plastic plugs (screws alone in drywall aren't enough), but traditional framing will have wood structure above and a couple inches to the outside of a window opening. If you can keep your brackets close to the edge, you should hit wood.


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judging by the shape and cut of the wood, the method of assembly and the size of the members, i would assume you have a tile roof? either way, it looks like it was built for a very heavy roof load. the rot you are seeing is just part of the problem, it most likely extends far into the timber and may even be present in the adjacent rafters. bracing the ...


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This looks like a door out of alignment to me, and it's just minor enough to only take a slight change in pressure to release the bottom corner's seal. The screws holding the door's current alignment tend to be concealed by the gasket. So you pull the gasket back to reveal the screws, loosen them all around the door, pull the top corner out to change the ...


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Before going out and buying new rubber seals, simply extend the fridge front legs about one inch, tipping the fridge back so that the doors will swing shut by gravity. This will solve your problem.


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I've found it to be easier to just tear out the plaster and drywall it. It's a lot more work but in my run-ins with plaster in old structures it was always a pain. I would drywall it; it will save you hassle in the future.


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I had a similar stain on a counter top with a gloss acrylic type finish that appeared to absorb the printing from a plastic shopping bag. I knew from past experience that any kind of strong base solvent (acetone) will quickly dissolve and strip it, and harsh abrasives scratch. Several ordinary household cleaners did nothing. I tried a simple mix of olive ...



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