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comment How can I repair a towel bar with one end ripped out of the wall?
Yes it is clearly pot metal. The shaft approach is a good repair, if done well. The point stands that it's the landlord's prerogative to choose the type and nature of repair. The landlord is on the hook if this repair ever injures someone. @Doresoom. Given the the position of the bar on the tile, it may be used as a grab bar: perhaps that's even why it broke.
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comment Copper tubing for refrigerator
If the tube is bent again, it will bend in the same spot. Use care, or stiffen that area somehow to protect it.
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comment How can I repair a towel bar with one end ripped out of the wall?
Keep in mind many a landlord would rather be told, than have a bad DIY repair made. I'd rather be told, than have a tenant make an amateur repair that may fail if a future tenant grabs the bar to arrest a fall.
Apr
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comment Copper tubing for refrigerator
Don't worry about it. As long as the icemaker still functions you're good.
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answered How to get experience handling power outlets without electrocution?
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answered Copper tubing for refrigerator
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answered How can I repair a towel bar with one end ripped out of the wall?
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answered What are my insulation options around a shower?
Apr
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comment Will a spike protector work in reverse?
I'm sure the fridge IS a problem, why not eliminate it first.
Apr
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comment Will a spike protector work in reverse?
The expensive LED's might be damaged by whatever is wrong with this circuit. Replace the fridge first!
Mar
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comment What would cause lack of Oxygen in cellar
Your local Fire Department might be equipped, and willing, to test that basement for CO/Methane and perhaps Radon. Either way, you should be checking until you find why. As above, don't enter the basement without a helper above. Start DIY by tossing one of your battery powered CO detectors down.
Mar
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answered Need to hang mirror, AC detected from stud finder
Mar
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comment Is it safe to put insulation next to knob & tube wiring?
@Tester101 true: I do prefer soldered connections over wire nuts, and a system that's robust against wayward screws and nails.
Mar
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answered AFCI breaker tripped when there was no power to wire
Mar
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answered AFCI keeps tripping after power outage
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comment AFCI keeps tripping after power outage
There's no proof here that load is at zero, just an OP statement that everything was unplugged. Something could have been missed.
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revised Is it safe to put insulation next to knob & tube wiring?
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