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You can use a 90 degree, type C plug And then fasten to the wall, with a couple of cable clamps A clamp close to the outlet and it will be difficult to remove, and clamps down or along the wall will keep it safe. Hope this helps


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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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Sure. It may involve building a tent (of sorts, nothing fancy - some wood and plastic to cover the section you are working on until it's cured) to work in, but it can be done. Take advantage of any good days, when you don't need to be in the tent, of course.


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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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Cardboard shims have been a long time fix for door hinges to adjust the gap. Make sure first the screws are still holding. If they have gotten loose then it may only need tightening or perhaps filling the old hole with carved dowels and resetting the original screws to get the door to draw back in place. You may use longer screws to accomplish the same ...


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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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There's likely a switch that senses when the door is ajar attached somewhere near the edge of the door opening. Sometimes the switch presses against a little feltlike pad that can become depressed over time. That'll release the switch and tell the furnace that the door is open when it's not. Replacing or thickening that pad may well solve your problem. Oh ...


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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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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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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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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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If you can't close the door, it does not function so well either. Unplug the cooler, let it warm up completely to room temperature, maybe even add a little heat, but not too hot, warm to the touch, from a hair dryer, and give it a shove back in with the part of your hand that is near the wrist. You may need to pull it out of the space, lean it back a bit, ...


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As mentioned, goo gone and any similar organic solvent should help... Things like mineral spirits, wd40 etc. Test those in an inconspicuous location first. Neither will harm a poly surface, but unless you finished it yourself you can never know for sure.


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Nothing really bounds well to small pieces of loose thinset. The problem is that the thinset that is adhered under your tile isn't in one stable piece. Meaning that even if you add more thinset to a band of loose thinset it probably won't hold long, it certainly won't hold long term. I suggest you cut your loses. You have had someone replace the tiles. ...



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