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do not try to patch a toilet. it wont work and when it does fail, someone will probably get badly cut, and absolutely guaranteed you will have a costly flood. either way, it will cost more than a new toilet. if you're broke, get a used one on craiglist, or from your local re-use it store. or just ask a contractor if you can have one from his next ...


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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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solder it. its quite simple to solder aluminum or silalumin to steel. if you don't know how to solder, just youtube it. it will be pretty much good as new if you do it correctly. use silver solder for extra strength, but i dont think you will need to.


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Rubbing alcohol worked nicely on a baby carrier handle. It should work well on the tool handles, too.


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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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This is for a particular brand and model but the basic tenets are the same for most. Most issues can be corrected by cleaning the carb and air filter and using fresh fuel, then spending some time understanding the speed and idle adjustments.


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A better easier way would be to buff out those scuffs with a buffing wheel. If you want it optically flat, you'll need multiple coats of paint and sanding in between them. Aluminum does not like to sand, it likes to gall, and it readily sullies sandpaper. You would need an "abrasive cleaning stick" for a larger project, but it looks like you'd only go ...


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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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It depends if the doors are wood or metal and if the paint is latex or oil based. You must get the doors very smooth, and steel wool might work best. The best way to apply the paint would be a sponge applicator, or use a brush then a sponge applicator to get the brush strokes out. What's critical is to use the same based touch up paint as what is already ...


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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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After trying all the great suggestions above and failing, I ended up calling a locksmith. He fixed it in 15 minutes by taking the lock apart. As it turned out, one of the pins in the 6-pin lock was tilted and not letting the barrel move. That was it. Hopefully, this answer will help someone else in a similar situation


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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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Hard Q to answer because it depends on your personal attributes. Such as: is this just a starter house, or one I plan to hold a very long time Am I a "I want it how I want it guy" or "Flexible" Do I want to preserve architectural heritage of the period, or not. My recommendation: Live in it for a year and do nothing more than cosmetic during that time. ...


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first thing to understand is gas appliances use different materials and protocols than wood burning appliances. they are not interchangeable. if you have a preexisting ceramic flue or stone flue thats large enough for the new liner, then it should be pretty simple. if its going into a ceramic or stone flue, it doesnt need to be double walled in the ...


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The tube comes in through the fridge into the filter system pull the filter and one screw and the hole tube can be removed.


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It turns out the problem was not as bad as some had thought. It was a clogged drain pipe (black pipe in 2nd picture) and all I needed to do was remove it and unclog it. Apparently this is a very common problem. I found the answer here.


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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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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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This looks like solvent peeled up the urethane. I don't think you will have great success coloring it. The best way to do this is to re-finish the entire top of the table. It's not as bad as it sounds, but if you haven't done anything like that before, then get a professional to do it. Experience is necessary. The first thing I would do is sand the rings ...


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Yes, it sounds like something is missing, a bushing perhaps, or you might be missing a lock ring. Not all handles are identical, but in general, the idea is to mount a threaded pipe to the toilet.


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Stain markers are mostly felt pens. You can buy a kit of various colors. Surf the web using 'Stain Markers' as a search term and you will find plenty of suppliers. There is some art to this as each stained wood color needs a very close match to look real. Some of these stains also partially dissolve the existing stain so they merge together. Go slow and do ...


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Direct drive does not always mean what it says. Some of these so-called direct drive motors have a belt drive inside the casing.


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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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After having a professional look at it, one of the wheels needed grease and the pulley was considered to be bad. The part cost $10 online, but the estimate to repair was $295.


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My advice is not to remove anything if a skip trowled finish wall would appeal to you, which is desirable in southern regions, and is something you could do yourself. If you're looking for a smooth finish and the walls are messed up, you can mount 1/4" Sheetrock on the walls, tape spackle, prime and paint.


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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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