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You could remove it, but your patio may start to shift eventually if not replaced. The paver edging is there to keep the pavers in place. There are many different types of paver edging, and bringing it up might pull up your lawn a bit and possibly your pavers. Instead I would try to hammer the edging back in by placing a board over the edging and tapping ...


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After everything has dried out, dont try to paint drywall over a water stain until you have applied a few coats of a good stain blocking primer first until you no longer see the stain. Then it is ok to paint the wall.


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Tim, diceless is right about drilling holes to let out any water. If you get all of the water out quickly, chances are you will only be left needing to patch the holes you drilled, which is pretty easy. If a lot of water comes out of any spots, you may want to cut a small square hole (like 3x3) to make sure all of the water comes out and to allow air to get ...


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First, start with your home insurance. You pay for it, might as well use it for cases like this. Water damage can be costly or it could just be a let it dry and patch a couple of holes. You will not know until things get checked out. If you think you might have standing water on the garage ceiling, drill a couple of small holes where you think it might ...


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There are a few options that can be used to repair this damage. You can use standard joint compound (non-lightweight), and apply it in thin coats to avoid cracking due to shrinking, joint compound mixed with plaster, or professional grade oil based drywall spackle. The first step would be to dry the wall and inspect it for mold. If there is any surface mold ...


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If you are going to put 3" down you would be better served to do a new walkway. Have you looked into "slabjacking" or "mudjacking" to raise your old slabs. Might be cheaper if the surface of your old slabs is still in good shape.


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If you're willing to pop more tiles, you could run 2 pieces of lumber (2x4/2x6 -- the biggest you can fit) on the flat, parallel to the joists. They'd be wider than the hole by a foot on either side, and you could get good screws through the subfloor (I'm assuming it's sound) to hold them up. Alternately, can you re-route the shower drain pipe to give you ...


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Acetone seems to be what many people recommend.


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Those butcher block tops are often poly because it is nice and shiny, but could be oil and wax because it is much more practical. Either way, sanding those stains is not trivial - it takes a while. But you need to at least get the finish, whatever it is, off the stain before bleaching or sanding or staining the blemish itself. Be sure you have the correct ...


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Perhaps slide a thin piece of aluminum flashing up under the aluminum siding so that it overlaps the lower flashing. Attach it with a few nails just under the lip of the siding and spray the nail heads with the spray rubber stuff or put a dab of caulk over them.


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I'm assuming a flat wall (not textured). Use screws. Make sure they are black drywall screws. Make sure all the screw heads are below the surface of the drywall (Ideally, they should dent the drywall, but not punch through the paper.). Any driver will work, even a hand screwdriver. You don't need three trowel sizes. You can make do with the 6- or ...


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It's a patch - you don't need a special screwgun, you don't need ANY screwgun. Use screws - nailing drywall is an art form and takes a special hammer. Screwing is easy and takes a Phillips screwdriver. If you use a "not special drywall screwgun" stop before the screws are all the way in and use a screwdriver to finish. The head of the screw should end up ...


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That appears to be Corian (or something similar). You can find cleaning and repair guides on the DuPont website. These counter tops are not horribly heat resistant (as you found out), and can discolor or even melt it enough heat is applied. I've heard that letting baking soda sit on the stain for a while will remove some discolorations, but I've never ...


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Hollow panel doors like the one in your picture can be purchased at your local home improvement store for relatively cheap, probably in the range of $30-50. So the easiest thing to do is not fix them and just replace them. If you are set on repairing it, you should sand down the damage, fill it with wood putty, sand again, the prime and paint (the entire ...


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A typical way to fix this type of damage depends upon having a remnant available. Repair consists of cutting back from the door to good solid carpet material using nice straight edges. A replacement piece is cut from the remnant to fit and then joined to the original carpet using a hot melt carpet splicing tape. (Special tools are required for this process ...


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They have Simpson strong tie plates just for this. Cut your blocking to length, hole saw the location of pipe, install Simpson plates using shear strength screws such as teco nails, and then install your subfloor.


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You need to install the sub floor and any blocking before the toilet flange. Typically you would scab 2x4's much like your picture for ease. The only difference is the bottom horizontal members (bottom between joist) are not needed. Install the blocking first. Then sub floor. Then underlayment, if any, then toilet flange last. Really, we would cut half ...


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Are you 100% certain that it blows when the thermostat opens the call for cooling circuit to shut it down? Or, does it run for a good while, shut down, and then you notice that the fuse is blown? If I were you, before going down that rabbit hole I would put one more fuse in it, run it for 5 minutes or less, shut it down from the tstat yourself, and see if ...


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As stated in comment, it's really very unlikely that the steam supply is high pressure steam (per the standard nomenclature of the industry) for a multitude of reasons - too hot, requiring a dedicated, licensed boiler operator, and the commissioning and annual inspections would have failed the copper pipes before it was ever fired up. Also, someone would ...



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