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Apr
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comment How to prevent pressure from dropping from my water heater?
So, remove the 2nd water heater and start over. Sorry they trusted.
Apr
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comment Can this sheetrock be repaired or does it need to be replaced?
Need a better picture. In general drywall is very malleable and patchable.
Apr
8
comment Do I have studs on my plaster and lath wall around/above fireplace?
Plasma over fireplace: bad. LCD: just fine if the viewing angle is good.
Apr
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revised Do I really need garage door tune ups?
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Apr
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answered Can I build an anti-fatigue standing mat myself?
Apr
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revised What can/should be done to mitigate asbestos danger after a disturbance?
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revised What can/should be done to mitigate asbestos danger after a disturbance?
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answered What can/should be done to mitigate asbestos danger after a disturbance?
Apr
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comment Previous owner filled in fireplace shelves with incorrect brick. Can I chisel them out?
@CraigPDX sorry rain on your bad mortar hopes. Still, I think you can do it as above. The heat argument on TV's is overrated: true plasma has some issues, but it's not really that hot up there: within even the vendor specified temperature range for a modern LCD TV. Measure it if you don't believe.
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revised Previous owner filled in fireplace shelves with incorrect brick. Can I chisel them out?
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answered Previous owner filled in fireplace shelves with incorrect brick. Can I chisel them out?
Apr
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comment How to remove turn-style tub overflow cover?
What does the plaque read?
Apr
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revised What is 'hardware cloth' sold as in the UK?
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answered What is 'hardware cloth' sold as in the UK?
Apr
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revised How can I repair a towel bar with one end ripped out of the wall?
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Apr
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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.
Apr
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revised How to get experience handling power outlets without electrocution?
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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.