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You should be able to just pick off the worst bits and apply new joint compound. Do it in 2 thin layers if the plaster is thick. It will look a bit patchy if you don't sand and paint afterwards.


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Coathanger, cut into a wire, with a hook on the end might work. Push the hooked end past the stuck brush, keeping the hook near the perimiter of the pipe. Rotate the hanger 90° so the hook is under, and engages, the stuck toilet brush. Pull up on the end of the coathanger with a pliers or vicegrips.


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Sometimes the ice gets stuck in the tray -- there's supposed to be a heater that melts the outside of the ice so it can be pushed out. Check if there is ice in the icemaking tray. When this happens, I use a hairdryer to loosen the individual crescents, and push them out with a wooden spoon handle. The cycle usually resets and starts producing ice normally ...


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Yes. The coil[s] can be replaced. I've done mine twice. Coil failure indicates inefficient venting, so it's worth looking at the the vents while doing the job.


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When the door side hinge holes have been stripped out of the cardboard-like wood, or MDF, which serves as the door's interior frame, I have removed several inches by using a razor knife to cut away the door skin from, say 6", and then replaced the MDF with a solid wood block. I glue it in and clamp it, of course.


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There are about 5 steps to this and it's easier if you have a breakdown diagram. The pictured hose bib is a Prier, probably a C-138 Two for the price of one, first section is how to replace the seat washer, second to repair stem leakage. Note: The Handle, Stem, Stuffing Box, Packing Nut, Packing Nut Seal and Seat Washer all come out as one complete ...


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There are two nuts. One is the packing nut, right under the handle. It tightness the packing around the stem and keeps water from leaking around the stem. The second nut, called the bonnet nut, below the parking nut on the body of the hose bib, keeps you from opening the valve so far that it falls off leaving you with a mess! You cannot take the stem out ...


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I would not add drywall over plaster, as the guy said before. You have to not only look at the depth of electrical outlets, but now your door jambs are the wrong size, and window sills and trim will all have to be redone.


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The grating is likely part of a threaded barrel that sleeves through the porcelain of the sink and comes out the bottom. This barrel has threads on it under the sink, and a wide and thin nut is threaded onto them squishing the barrel and grating against the sink and securing it. To remove it, disconnect the P-trap beneath the sink first (have a bucket ...


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I know it's not a permanent solution but for the record, I carefully removed the cracking grout, squirted the cement crack filler between the tiles, worked it under the edge of the tiles with a plastic putty knife, let it set a while, applied a second bead of crack filler in the depth of the opening between tiles, let that set overnight, then grouted. The ...


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You could try a steam iron over a linen cloth it works on dents on solid wood. I appears on the picture your dent might be a break in the wood. Give the steam a try.


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Given that you have a normal size sink you can get up to 48" pieces for less than $100 and sometimes as little as $40-50 for a smaller top. You aren't going to be happy paying money (you buying materials is $40) and then seeing that the granite with deformations and epoxy lines. (craigslist has many people selling leftover granite sink tops)


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That's no granite I've ever seen. Stone, sure, granite, I doubt. Oh - those are not YOUR countertop. OK. Find and Save all the chunks. Don't know, probably not a lot, other than the charge to make it worthwhile to even show up at your house. Perhaps less if you demount it and bring it to them. I wouldn't trust them as far as I could throw them if they do, ...


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A woodpecker made a hole/nest in the wood post holding up my patio. I tried repellent spray, fake snakes, and scaring him away but nothing worked. He was just going to make another hole somewhere else. I have outdoor speakers on my patio so I decided to turn them on 24/7 playing a top 40 radio station and that seems to have annoyed him because I have not ...


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Many single and double-hung vinyl windows have "spiral sash balances". An internet search of that term will reveal a lot of info. They are replaceable but it is not simple, and finding the right size can be a challenge also. If the windows are old consider a DIY replacement of the entire window unit with an easily installed block frame replacement window.


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This doesn't look like foundation damage. This is a settling of the pathway around your house. Good news is that it doesn't look like serious problem, at least from what I can see from the picture. This issue should be fixed because it will only get worse, and then rain water will go under you foundation and that could be a problem. You should demolish ...


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You can cut through ceiling a hole round 60cm x 60 cm (round 24 x 24 inches).A hole should be this big just to be on a safe side, because this is max distance between two substructure elements. If you find this elements in a smaller opening even better. At this point you have two choices: either you can fix curtain in ceiling substructure elements, or which ...


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Realizing none of this is intended to support a person, or animal, or support anything over a person or animal. Which answer would you like? In order of suggested preference, and holding strength Open up the ceiling enough [24" x 8"] to get a piece of lumber screwed between 2 joists - then patch Open up the ceiling enough [10" x 6"] to get a piece of ...


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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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