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Your plan is exactly right, except that you don't need such heavy-duty hardware to do the jacking/winching. Even a pair of motorcycle ratchet straps or a come-along is going to do the job, especially if you jack up the ridge board. I think it'll all move easier than you anticipate. Just make sure you have solid connections to the walls so you don't have any ...


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Plumber's putty would be used to attach the drain cover to the sink. It creates a blockage and suctions both pieces together. It should be a ring of plumber's putty, when smashed is maybe a 1/2" wide. What you have is a DIY disaster and looks like someone was trying to use plumber's putty to repair a possible leak. The problem is if it is exposed to "air"...


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It is normal for scissors to have a gap between the blades when they are closed. The blades are bent on a slight curve so that there is a minimal point of contact between the two cutting edges while a closing cutting action is taking place. Without this there would be terrible cutting performance due to tolerance in the surface flatness of the blades and of ...


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Although difficult to see and you are not sure if you have exposed the base drywall, I suspect what you have is painted wallpaper. The drywall paper rarely comes off easily without taking some gypsum with it. Because you have described three distinct layers, you may have wallpaper that has been skim coated with mud or primer then painted. What typically ...


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Technically, the only way to accomplish what you're asking is to use a double pole 20A GFCI breaker, as there is no such thing as multi-wire branch circuit GFCI receptacle. Preferably, if it existed, you'd use a double pole 20A DFCI "Dual GFCI + AFCI" breaker, but until then your only option is the GFCI double pole. Credit goes to SpeedyPetey for ...


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When the magic smoke escaped from an electrical device, it's dead... Seriously, smoke means something is dangerously overheating. To avoid doing further damage you should remove power from it and not attempt to use it until the problem has been found and fixed.


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Without awaiting the rest of your pictures, I'll note that if you are removing the decking you're a hop, skip, and a jump from removing the whole porch (or at least the lower frame) which might make it a lot easier to work on. Temporary roof support during porch work is often done with 2x10's angled out into the lawn beyond the porch. Image Search for "porch ...


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One problem (and not just with home cheapo) is that there are many models of toilet that all do the same thing, with somewhat different and not always compatible parts. Some have 2" flush valves, some have 3" flush valves - etc. Two problems with home cheapo and lowes and other things like them is that the help are often not particularly knowledgeable, and ...


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I'd tap the rest of the wall and see really how much you need to repair. From the photo it looks as though you will have another inch or two upwards and at least another inch going down. This is a really easy fix though. You can get a tub of mud (plaster patch) at any home improvement, hardware or even your local department store and even large grocery ...


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Use a table, circular, or other saw to rip the deck boards to fit.


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Plumber's Epoxy is what they should've used if they were going to do that. Alternatively (providing there's space for it), use a pipe Repair Clamp. But in your setup, it looks like there's enough couplings to unscrew, to make getting new parts in there comparatively easy. Which is what I'd recommend, instead of just adding more shenanigans.


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You might be able to inject some wood glue into it, and then use C-clamps (and a straight piece of 1/8" (or thicker) steel or hard wood) to really squeeze it flat. If it works, then I would lightly sand it with some 180 or 200 grit sand paper, and seal it with varnish. However, if it doesn't turn out quite right (still swollen), then you should sand it flat ...


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Once the chipboard has dried out a sealing paint can be used to encapsulate the wood fiber. Once the Melamine starts buckling it is tough to seal unless removed and a new strip installed after sanding filling then sealing.It may be tough to get a close match on the color but this method should provide another 5+ years. You could even use a different color to ...


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There is no place in the code book that I can recall that requires 12" centers for a bearing wall. You can move over the studs to a 16" center, rather than making a header. If you choose to. The drywall will make it a little tough to do that...


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You only need two wires. The earth, or ground, wire is a safety measure should something go wrong with the wiring inside, exposing a live wire. Older homes don't even have such a thing throughout the home and often include a three prong electrical outlet through "updating" without wiring up the ground connection.


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First, Watch this youtube video: Scissor Sharpening - with Paul Sellers It's 17 minutes long, but if you keep watching he gives lot's of good information about working on scissors. You really must watch all of it. Now, I totally agree with MK... the gap is on purpose and forging a no-go. If you really want to do something like that, you should try making ...


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White silicon may work to plug the holes but if you use it make sure to get the surface finish the way you want it before the stuff dries. It is not a material that will sand very well after the fact. You may also want to try a bathroom tub and sink sealer product. These products bridge gaps fairly well and dry staying a nice white color. The product that I ...


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I wouldn't recommend bonding sill plates directly to a concrete floor. Any wood in direct contact with basement concrete is asking for trouble. Concrete is porous and will wick moisture to anything placed on top of it. In order to prevent moisture wicking into the sill plate and consequent danger of mould, mildew, and rot, it's better to lay a 12" wide sheet ...


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Using a hole punch, make 2 layers of electrical tape rounds. Put them on the end of the start button nib with slow dry super glue. Be patient. You are trying to add a few thousandth of an inch. The tape is non-conductive, not brittle, requires no special tools and is a much better fix than wrapping. The push button is not available as a separate part, you ...



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