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How to get rid of odorous paint?

My landlord used a chemically smelling paint that is designed to cover cigarette smoke but no one smokes here. I am allergic to the paint he used and the smell is awful. It was the base coat. He also ...
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Shower Drain Cover Installation/Replacement

We have shower drain cover which isn't quite anchored to the shower floor and keeps moving out. We're looking to make it anchored. After removing the existing cover/hair catcher, this is what we see. ...
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How can I remove the covers of my shower’s handle to tighten the screws?

The handle of the door of my shower is a bit loose. I think it is possible to tighten the screws, but they seem hidden by a cover, which I have not been able to remove using my fingers alone. Is ...
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Advice for building simple poles to hold up a tarp above firewood storage

I have a bunch of recently chopped wood on a few racks now located on the side of my shed. I'm looking to set up a semi-temporary sloped tarp canopy above it to keep the rain off but make sure there's ...
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How to keep standing water our of old cement pond/fountain

We are renting a property that has an empty cement pond/waterfall feature in the front yard. Its about 5 feet wide and a 1.5 feet deep. Removing the pond is not an option. My concern is standing water ...
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Barn Roof Overhang Repair / Attaching Purlins

I have a ~3000sq/ft barn which has overhangs on either side. They are a bit "off the cuff" in their design and I'm working on repairing them. The "purlins" (I think that is what ...
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Is a cover a good idea for keeping a large outdoor propane tank cool?

I live in a state where the temps are starting to climb each summer, last year breaking 118°F in my city. The large propane tank I have for my house says to not exceed 120 and I read that pressure can ...
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How to secure a window well cover to concrete and siding

I am having trouble figuring out the best way to secure a plastic window well cover to our house, and the cement window well (if needed). My dad will help me if I can instruct him what to do. The one ...
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Can a double beam of 2x12 handle a span of 16 feet for a patio roof?

I want to build a patio cover. The total area for the roof is 20ft x12ft ( regular roof shingles to match the house) . I want to use only 2 post( 6'x6') per side , at 16 feet between centers with 2 ...
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Can I cover up a doorbell transformer?

The doorbell transformer is located on the opposite wall from my doorbell. It is attached to a garage wall, uncovered. It is ugly. My question is: Can I cover it?
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Do radiator covers with low openings reduce efficiency?

I am renting an apartment that is heated by radiators. The owner put solid faced laminated wood covers with openings just at the top and bottom. I've been arguing with my spouse that these might look ...
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How to properly grip a curved cartridge cover on a single-cartridge faucet?

Our kitchen faucet suddenly went down to a slow trickle after making a noise (described by the last user of the sink as a "pop" sound). Other taps in the house work just fine, so we know the ...
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Fence around electric meter

I want to install a small fence/enclosure around my electric meter. If there are no working clearances around meters I'd be in danger of violating, I'm thinking this fence only has to enclose a tight ...
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How can I mount Christmas stocking hangers on a mantel that's not square? [closed]

I have a stone/granite fireplace with a stone mantel. The stone/granite mantel is uneven. It makes it hard to put my Christmas stocking hangers on it so that I can hang them. Is there something that I ...
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What To Cover Hole With

I had a room remodeled and added a sink, the pipe that connects to the sewage line for drainage runs straight up into the wall and my drywall guy said to call a plumber to get them to add the ...
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electrical box mounting hole doesn't align with cover plate

I am trying to install a GFCI receptacle in the garage. The mounting screws/holes on the electrical box are closer than the cover plate. How to align the cover with the box properly? The box is 4' ...
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Is there an adhesive that I can use to install this PEX tube cover?

The tiles are porcelain The PEX cover tube is like this one Typical installation is like this but I am not sure if the tile is not going to crack in my situation the hole around the pipe is not like ...
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How can I repair/reattach loose cable covers to the wall?

I recently purchased a home and several of the wall cable covers are loose. The wall anchors are essentially just resting in the wall instead of anchoring the cover. What would be the proper way to ...
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Why is the oil tank cap articulated?

The cap for the oil tank on a chainsaw I recently bought has an articulated flip section with a strange golden sponge looking circle in it. What is the purpose of this? (The oil tank supplies oil to ...
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What can I cover this shower handle with to hide the shaft?

The shower handle has the shaft exposed. I want to cover it but I don't want to put the circular plate that Moen (mainly) sells. I don't want it cover the tiles. Just the shaft. Is there something ...
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Should I worry about a permit for a Metal RV cover

Since this these are not considered a permanent structure and moveable, should I not worry if I don't get a permit from county? I am outside the city limits and rural area on 2 acres. RV cover will be ...
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How do I cover exposed exposed wood under cracked stucco?

Let me set up some context: My house is at the bottom of a hill, so when it rains, the water flows down North, into my back yard, and pools on the North and South-facing sides of my house. Over time ...
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Need Bath sink Oval overflow trim ring -Large Oval

I have a 1960's American Standard vintage bath wall shelf sink that I'm refurbishing. My Oval overflow hole is rusted chipped and poor condition and I want to add a trim ring to help hide the rust / ...
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Replacing receptacle wallplate with nightlight, but terminals are not exposed

I went to change the existing wall plate with a wall plate that has a built-in night light when I went to do this I noticed the wiring on the outlet itself is covered by what looks to be a plastic box ...
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How do I remove this wall plate with no visible screws?

I'm amazed how complicated this wall plate is to remove. It is made of plastic and accommodates a phone jack and a coaxial cable. Please see the images that accompany this question. I've searched it ...
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Heat/AC Unit Cover

I'm living in co-op building in northeastern part of Queens, New York and have heat/AC unit in the apartment. Two questions: What is the technical term for such unit? It's not just radiator for it ...
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Cover & sound-suppression for doorbell transformer in utility closet

This transformer is installed in the utility closet of a 1970's condo. Notice the wad of cut paper sheets pinched between transformer and the wall plate. This is an attempt at halting a low-tone ...
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Glass materials for patio cover

I found this picture and interested in knowing what glass materials being used for the patio cover. Is it just fixed single pane glass (from local home improvement store)? And if so, how do I attach ...
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Beam size to span 18 feet for deck roof

I'm looking for help on planning a roof over a deck I plan on adding to my house. The roof will be 18' wide and extend out 12' from the house. I want to have at least a 1' overhang on each side making ...
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Mounting a 1-gang alarm panel over a 2-gang hole

I am replacing a (discontinued) Leviton/HAI OmniPro II Home Automation system with a new Elk M1 Gold system. The OmniPro II keypads (model 33A00-1) are designed to be mounted either directly on the ...
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How to get sticky residue off plastic-covered furniture?

We have wooden dining chairs whose backs were wrapped in plastic (to protect white tufting) for the past 15 years. We want to remove the plastic now, but the plastic left a sticky residue on the wood. ...
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Bathroom tile cut without chipping

So Im installing ceramic tiles through out my home and i reached an area that is causing some concern. As im entering the bathroom and need to make some cuts up against the bathtub. But I've noticed ...
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How to run a cable raceway by doorway with raised floor?

I need to run a coaxial cable (and one more cable like ethernet) by a doorway. The floor is raised approximately 0.65 inches. I found D-line raceways, and also the floor raceways that are wide (so ...
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How to Get Light Cover Off!

I've tried turning, and the light cover is loose but no matter how much I turn it, it is not coming off. Any help/tips would be appreciated.
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How can I cover a window in a nice way

I have my gaming place and workplace in front of a window because this is the most convenient and silent place I can have it in my apartment. However, The back of my screens is visible to the outside ...
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Safety Cover for Decommissioned (Empty) Swimming Pool

I’m decommissioning my in-ground pool and wanted to cover it with a safety cover like Loop Loc. I called Loop Loc to help select the right type of cover — solid or mesh — but was told that their ...
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How can I add a roof over the existing Deck?

I know how to build a cover, I just don't know how to attach it to the existing deck. Something like this:
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Square shower drain cover

I have a new marble shower in a new home. The marble around the drain is dark and discolored. It appears to me that water runs in around the edges of the square drain cover into the area outside of ...
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How to remove outdoor drain cover to clean insides and prevent overflow?

I want to know what tools I need to remove this drain cover. The insides are starting to get clogged and I'm afraid of overflow. Can I remove without sawing it off?
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How to connect backyard cover to existing roof?

This is an image I found on the internet My roof in the backyard is very similar where it sloping down toward the yard. I want to make the cover like the photo. Few questions: From the photo, look ...
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Where to find plastic corner pipe cover

I'm looking for a plastic box with 2 open sides that can be attached to the wall. Maybe about 8x8 or 10x10. I need to cover a PVC vent pipe that curves in the corner of the wall. I just can't find it....
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How to cover the crevice between some laminate and molding

There's a small (SMALL!) walkway next to this staircase that was originally covered with carpet. It's been ripped out and replaced with laminate, but now there's a crevice between the laminate and ...
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Proofing Heating Pipe Passage Way

I am living in a multi-family house which happens to be an old building. The person living under my room is a chain smoker. Unfortunately, the smoke is smellable in my room, even if I close the window ...
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Help identify a ceiling mounted fluorescent light cover

I know this is a stretch, but I'm hoping that someone might be able to help. I have three of these lights and two of the covers are broken. We've searched and been unable to find new ones. I don't ...
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How to remove a light cover

I have a light cover that's covering at least 1 fluorescent light. The light just died and I moved into this apartment recently so I haven't had to replace this light yet. I'm having trouble removing ...
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Suitable surface to cover old harvest table for use as desk

I use an old harvest table as a desk. Most of the time it doesn't matter that its surface consists of four fairly rough planks because I use a keyboard and a trackball. I seldom use a pen. Still it ...
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Temporary Coverage for Sand Driveway

I have seen this done but never knew HOW it was done and remained in place. I am planning to gravel my sand driveway within the next month or so but in the meantime, I'm thinking about buying a heavy ...
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Tarpaulin vs PVC Roofing Sheet for Budged Project

So I have this gazebo/cover in the garden, which served me proudly for almost 2 years and then some female named storm came and f****d it for me. The top sheet was torn away, but the gazebo under it ...
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How to Use GFCI Square Cover?

I have a 4" square box which I'm going to put a GFCI outlet in. I got one of the raised covers with a rectangular cutout for GFCIs. However, the outlet itself doesn't sit flush with the cover. When ...
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Where can I order a cover plate for two light switches and one humidity sensor? [closed]

I've got a bathroom lightswitch with two actual light switches, and one dewstop that goes to the ceiling fan. The light switches are on the left and middle, and the dewstop is on the right. Is it ...
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