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A substance used for sticking objects or materials together.

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What type of adhesive should I use to reattach cap stones on a sea wall?

I need to re-affix the stones. The flat-topped concrete flat-stone-capped seawall is in the atmospheric zone, but it takes a beating from waves during storms. It has no rebars protruding. I'm ...
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Glue broken plastic locking mechanism of Bosch vacuum cleaner [closed]

I have a Bosch handheld vacuum cleaner that works fabulously well. Today, however, a tiny plastic part that holds the dust container in place broke off during normal operation. The cleaner is two ...
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Best glue for curved veneer

I have older wood bedroom furniture whose veneers have come undone. I'd like to re-glue them with the strongest glue possible that can withstand temperatures of about 40-110 degree Fahrenheit. The ...
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Wall Shelves mounted on wood in garage

I want to take the ugly standing shelves in my garage to place wall shelves up and give me floor space back and make the garage look nicer. The previous owner put a lot of screws in the that wall, ...
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What is this trim material used for exterior board above uPVC window?

Recently a small exterior board fell down from above one of the uPVC windows in my house. and even though it mainly seems to have been there for cosmetic purposes I would like to put it back up. The ...
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Is non-strippable wallpaper glue favorable to strippable?

I am facing a choice between a strippable vs non-strippable wallpaper glue. Why would not anyone have the option to later strip it for whatever reason if all else is equal? But my question is is ...
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Can I use glue instead of nails to attach shoe molding to base molding?

I'll be installing some short lengths of base molding at one end of a room and then adding shoe molding along the base's bottom. It's a small job -- all of the base molding together will need just 16 ...
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Shrinking gaps in glued-down hardwood floor

So our birch floor has a lot of gaps near the kitchen sink. They are uneven in size, and it's as if the pieces have drifted toward sink. I've just spent some quality time prying crud out of the gaps, ...
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How to strongly adhere welcome mat to entry stairs without permanently damaging stairs?

Two stairs from my garage are ~13" x 45" Stairs appear to be granite or granite-like. I want to cut a mat in half to put a half on each stair, but how can I secure it to the stairs so they ...
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How to separate superglued fingers

I glued 2 of my fingers together with Rapid Fuse superglue. I have tried rubbing alcohol, butter, and warm soapy water.
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Can I use vinyl floor plank adhesive that has dried 24 hours or more?

I troweled the adhesive onto a clean concrete floor and then had to leave the house in an emergency and couldn't lay the plank until 24 hours later. By that time the adhesive had "dried" but ...
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Splashback tile to brick wall

I am planning to install ceramic tile 50x200mm to brick wall as a splashback in kitchen. There is less gap with sink tap and brickwall so there is no enough space to add plasterboard on brickwall. ...
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Dealing with Black Adhesive on the Floor

In my basement, there was likely an asbestos tile floor which was removed before we purchased the house, leaving behind a layer of black adhesive. I have seen a lot of questions/answers about remove ...
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Gluing laminate to plywood

I just got laminate wood cut and it’s wet. I’m drying it inside stacked with spacers. If this is wrong please let me know! I bought Grip Bond 4 to glue it to plywood after it dries. It’s for an ...
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Do I need to remove old adhesive if putting on the same adhesive?

I messed up putting in my vinyl floors today. I’m using Roberts resilient glue. I ended up scraping up what glue I could, but now a thin layer of residue remains. If I keep using the same glue, do I ...
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How can I remove residue left by shower door tracks?

I removed the base track for the shower doors and one side (one side was already removed) from a cheap shower (not ceramic) in my apartment. I got a caulk removal tool and have been using a dissolver ...
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How to bond weather seal to concrete floor under garage door

I have one of those generic Garage Door Weather Seal rubber strips that go under my canopy door. It came with an adhesive to bond it with, but I've noticed that it's started to lift in a lot of places....
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Glue to hold together wooden frame and mirror

I need to glue wooden frame to back of a small mirror, it's not that heavy - everything together should be around 4kg (9lbs). I know that there are specific mirror adhesives but can I use Universal/...
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Do I need to remove this residue from my floor and if so, how?

We’re in the process of laying down vinyl planks and want to tackle the kitchen next. We recently removed glued down hardwood and are left with this. We’ve tried sanding the residue down and it hasn’t ...
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Painting over a shattered miror

I recently shattered a sliding mirror/door in my entrance, it's about 250x130cm, so replacing it is not financially wise, and painting over it would look nice anyway, bringing my to my question : how ...
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Will adhesive remover soak into concrete and eventually ruin the LVP that will be installed?

We are removing carpet tile from a store front and need to install LVP. The carpet tile glue cannot be moved with a scraper, so I was planning on using adhesive remover on the existing glue. I was ...
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How to remove wall adhesive from the wall that has a wall paper?

I have a wall adhesive hook which I initially though would be easy to pull out. But it was not. I made some damage to wallpaper also because of my forceful, stupid action. Is there any chemical to ...
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What adhesive solution should use for walls with powdery surface?

I just moved into a new place and I am adding curtains in a window and do not want to put holes in the wall so I used 3M double sided adhesive hook for the curtain pipe. It works for a couple of days ...
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What adhesive do I need for this fireplace cladding?

I have a fireplace where the stones are falling out and some are loose. This is my first time dealing with fireplaces so i’m not sure what type of stone this is. What type of adhesive would I need for ...
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My sink is coming off the wall how do i fix it?

It is coming off the wall and as you can see the wall looks to be broken down i am not sure how to fix it correctly please help.
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Vinyl Plank Flooring Repair

Questions Flooring was already done before. Removed a drywall in the kitchen recently and leaving the floor unfinished. Removing the whole plank and add a new one is better? Or patching is better? ...
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A removeable adhesive, that sticks to metal to metal or metal to plastic, any suggestions? [closed]

I have a problem where I want to remove a pressed metal part, to be more specific the brake arm of a SRAM S7. I would like to make a hollow cup like jig, where I put a thread inside to pull out the ...
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How does one remove an epoxy metal to metal joint without using heat? [closed]

I have a threaded rod (3/8" coarse thread) that has a couple of nuts on it, glues in place with epoxy. This is part of jig that I have built and which is supposed to create linear movement when ...
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Fixing a wooden stair railing connection that came loose

One of the connections (for lack of better term) on the handrail along the stairs to the second floor came loose - it's actually fully detached from the upper part. Here is a look at the full ...
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Removing Shower Door Track

I am a relatively new home owner with much to learn. I successfully removed an ugly and basically non-functional shower door, but the bottom track is seemingly welded to the bathtub. I assume there’s ...
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How can I remove or cover flooring adhesive on my walls?

Background: I bought my first home recently from an elderly couple who had owned their home since 1970. The husband was a flooring contractor. In addition to installing different flooring in each of ...
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How to store partially-used construction adhesive tube [duplicate]

I use small 295ml caulking tubes of PL Premium construction adhesive for small repair jobs around the house. I usually only use a small amount of adhesive at a time; not a full tube. How can I store ...
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Stair Railing came apart

Hey everyone, I appreciate any help with this. My stair railing seemed to come apart towards the top where it curves before connecting to the wall. This confused me because I don’t see anyway to ...
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How to effectively remove white glue from a wall?

I have been removing some wood strips from a painted wall (see the image attached) which were attached using white glue. After the whole process, it has naturally left a variety of rests on the wall, ...
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What adhesive can I use to temporarily attach a tarp for flood control?

Hurricane Ian dumped so much rain that our neighborhood was flooded by 9-inch-deep rainwater. By sheer luck, after 5 hours, the water stopped rising just 1/2 inch below our thresholds. I wonder if ...
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Using adhesive to attach Durock to subfloor?

Durock's official installation guide says that using adhesive with a 5/8" v-notched trowel is a possible means of laminating the board to the subfloor: However I'm not certain which adhesive to ...
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If the vinyl floor glue was not tacky when flooring was put down, will it stick?

I had someone put down a sheet of vinyl flooring on existing vinyl flooring. It was cleaned very well, dried and then the new vinyl was applied; however, the person doing the job did not allow time ...
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How do you fasten interior walls to a post-tensioned slab?

I want to install French doors on an opening on the ground floor of my house. This will require building out a small interior wall to frame the doors as the opening is too big at the moment. We have a ...
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How do I fix a crack in an oak tread?

The 1"-thick oak tread on my spiral staircase has cracked as you can see in the picture. I can pull the two pieces flush by screwing (and gluing?) a board (or a piece of plywood?) from the bottom....
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A glue suitable for patching top loading washing machine's rubber seal

I'm looking for a glue/adhesive sealant that would be suitable for patching top loading washing machine's rubber seal (there's a 2cm x 4cm hole). I'm mainly interested in finding glue that would be ...
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Should I use glue when building a panel frame?

There's a structural pillar made with 2x4s in my middle of my room that I have turned into a light and encased the sides in prime pine. This pillar will be bumped and shoulder-brushed all the time. In ...
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Can construction adhesive be used to fix this hole?

This bathroom towel bar came off and left an affected area of about 3 inches in diameter. I know the "proper" way to fix this is to cut out a square surrounding the affected area, then put a ...
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Removing laminate glue

I inherited a antique wood table and would like to remove the laminate that was added to it. I know how to get the laminate off, but what is the best way to remove the glue from the wood?
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Remove glued down carpet before installing LVP or install on top of carpet?

I have carpet that was glued down on a plywood subfloor. Should I lay LVP on top of the carpet or remove the carpet? If I remove the carpet should I try to remove the glue or lay paper on top of it? I ...
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Identifying and removing carpet adhesive [closed]

I removed the carpet in one of my rooms. Underneath I found the following carpet adhesive: The removal of the carpet was very easy, it came off easily. The adhesive is still tacky so you stick to it ...
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Would painters tape come off without damaging paint years later? [closed]

I'm trying to apply some sound insulation to a sliding glass door in a rental apartment. The glue on the insulation strip feels pretty hardcore and would certainly take off the paint from the doorway ...
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Anything to watch out for when using circular saw to cut wood sandwich glued with urethane construction adhesive?

I prepared some short 1 inch thick wood "sandwiches" using four 1/4 inch cedar boards each, glued together with polyurethane construction adhesive. They are now fully cured (>1 month) and ...
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Is This Glue, Paint, Primer, or Something Else and How to Remove It?

While using a heat gun to remove several layers of paint from a wooden door, the bottom layer or two have been particularly hard to remove. I think these layers may not be paint, and I am curious as ...
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Wall shelves, hooks, other wall-mounted things, without drilling? Double-sided tape maybe?

I have a bit of bare wall above my desk and I wish to utilise the space. Maybe put a couple of shelves up, and hooks and mounts for my game controllers, headphones, microphones, cameras and what not. ...
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Wood glue + sawdust filler not drying

I made a wood filler using wood glue and sawdust to fill some stripped out holes in a shelf. The holes are maybe 3/8" x 1" deep so there was a fair amount to fill. Now it is a full 24 hours ...
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