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Axle cap nuts (or axle hat nuts) are designed for this use. You just press them onto the smooth axle. The trick may be finding just the right size.


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Use a hacksaw (or just a hacksaw blade if you don't own a hacksaw) to make a groove all around the rod. If you had a small electric grinder (Dremel or similar) that would also be an option, but the hacksaw will work and is a hand tool. Use an "E-clip" in the groove (perhaps with a washer towards the wheel, first.)


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Sure - many people build new wooden or "plastic-decking not-wooden" stairs over old, excessively steep concrete steps like that rather than rebuild the concrete ones, as much to make them more reasonable in rise/run and landing area as for fixing the basic steps. In many ways it is easier if you demo the concrete ones first, (other than the concrete demo), ...


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All can be solved with money. Of course, at certain point it becomes cheaper to buy a brand new floor than keep fussing with an old one. Nails become more visible after you sand a floor down. You can sink the nails by using a nail punch and then fill in the hole with a putty, but the putty has to matched to the color of the wood which is non-trivial. ...


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Use a sledgehammer and a large punch to drive out the old bolts. For one-time use, a spike just smaller in diameter than the bolts, with the tip cut off flat may work well-enough at a lower cost, if you don't have a large punch on hand.


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I can confirm that was indeed the part I needed. It was listed as: Vertical Blind Repair Carrier Stem and Gear for Attaching Slats


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If you cannot find the e-clips (as presented in @Ecnerwal answer), use some bailing wire (or some type of form-able, solid wire which can be wrapped around the axle at the groove. I know this wouldn't be as pretty as an e-clip, but you might not be able to readily find e-clips of the size you'd need to make this happen. Something else you could try as well ...


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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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TL;DR: Whoever installed your ceiling fan had some terminal screws loose The good news is that the green wire is unmistakably tagged as an equipment grounding conductor, and was likely not the current return path in the original wiring configuration. The bad news is that whoever originally wired this did a hack job, deciding to use some blue wire they had ...


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You had it right with "skim over the top and sand flat". The only thing you want to do is scuff the paint gently with sandpaper to help the joint compound bite.


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I had exactly the same problem on a varnished wood table and yesterday came up with my own solution, washing up liquid mixed to a paste with washing powder applied with a sponge in a circular motion, it removed an 8 inch stain in15 minutes without any damage at all to the finish on the gloss varnish



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