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Many single and double-hung vinyl windows have "spiral sash balances". An internet search of that term will reveal a lot of info. They are replaceable but it is not simple, and finding the right size can be a challenge also. If the windows are old consider a DIY replacement of the entire window unit with an easily installed block frame replacement window.


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This doesn't look like foundation damage. This is a settling of the pathway around your house. Good news is that it doesn't look like serious problem, at least from what I can see from the picture. This issue should be fixed because it will only get worse, and then rain water will go under you foundation and that could be a problem. You should demolish ...


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Realizing none of this is intended to support a person, or animal, or support anything over a person or animal. Which answer would you like? In order of suggested preference, and holding strength Open up the ceiling enough [24" x 8"] to get a piece of lumber screwed between 2 joists - then patch Open up the ceiling enough [10" x 6"] to get a piece of ...


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Sometimes the ice gets stuck in the tray -- there's supposed to be a heater that melts the outside of the ice so it can be pushed out. Check if there is ice in the icemaking tray. When this happens, I use a hairdryer to loosen the individual crescents, and push them out with a wooden spoon handle. The cycle usually resets and starts producing ice normally ...


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Yes. The coil[s] can be replaced. I've done mine twice. Coil failure indicates inefficient venting, so it's worth looking at the the vents while doing the job.


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There are about 5 steps to this and it's easier if you have a breakdown diagram. The pictured hose bib is a Prier, probably a C-138 Two for the price of one, first section is how to replace the seat washer, second to repair stem leakage. Note: The Handle, Stem, Stuffing Box, Packing Nut, Packing Nut Seal and Seat Washer all come out as one complete ...


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The grating is likely part of a threaded barrel that sleeves through the porcelain of the sink and comes out the bottom. This barrel has threads on it under the sink, and a wide and thin nut is threaded onto them squishing the barrel and grating against the sink and securing it. To remove it, disconnect the P-trap beneath the sink first (have a bucket ...


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You could try a steam iron over a linen cloth it works on dents on solid wood. I appears on the picture your dent might be a break in the wood. Give the steam a try.


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Given that you have a normal size sink you can get up to 48" pieces for less than $100 and sometimes as little as $40-50 for a smaller top. You aren't going to be happy paying money (you buying materials is $40) and then seeing that the granite with deformations and epoxy lines. (craigslist has many people selling leftover granite sink tops)


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A woodpecker made a hole/nest in the wood post holding up my patio. I tried repellent spray, fake snakes, and scaring him away but nothing worked. He was just going to make another hole somewhere else. I have outdoor speakers on my patio so I decided to turn them on 24/7 playing a top 40 radio station and that seems to have annoyed him because I have not ...


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There are no issues if you are using mortar. In fact medium temps and a little dampness is no big deal and will allow the mortar to cure slower resulting in a stronger bond. I am not saying that you do this in a heavy rain but no need for tents unless it is monsoon season there. However if you are using some sort of epoxy the walls need to be very dry and ...


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Under no circumstances wooden columns should be placed on the ground. Connection between ground and column should be small metal element like this: It would be best if you could make small concrete foundation which would be connected with this metal element with some anchor bolts


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I got a huge stain on my hardwood floors from a plastic shopping bag. I sprayed Green Works all purpose cleaner on the stain then read this post. I was about to make the mayo and baking soda mixture so I decided to wipe up the all purpose cleaner and the stain came right off. The cleaner sat on the stain for 3-4 minutes. My wood looks perfectly fine and ...


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The easy to your question is Yes. Clearly the products have shown that this is not an issue that will be solved with chemicals. Be prepared that the remaining porcelain might not have the thickness needed to polish it. You speak of buffing and polishing, that is the correct answer. You need to remove enough material to remove the 'dingy' parts. The long ...


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Spent hours on internet. Hours and hours. Looked at all the manuals, etc. The washer has two clips, easy to get to. But the dryer? How? Where? First, on the back, remove two small screws at the top of the console. Then see the pic. Just shove a paint scraper in about an inch or so -- it will compress the clip, which will allow you to lift up the ...



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