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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?

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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Use interior door as shed door but under cover

I have a shed with a front porch and roof cover (5x8 feet). I plan to put an interior door at the shed wall but under this cover area. Is it OK? This won't be soaking wet. It will be slightly wet if ...
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Replace a cellular shade fabric but use existing hardware?

[Revised post] I want to try to replace a shade and use the existing hardware. But I am new to all things DIY shades (never installed a new one, let alone tackle a repair of new shade/old hardware). ...
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cover up flaking antique bronze plating on curtain rod

We have metal curtain rods that are antique bronze colored and some of the plating is flaking off. Is there a way to cover up the flaking? I"m thinking maybe something like this? Or maybe some sort of ...
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How can I remove exhaust pipe cover that's sealed with silicone?

I want to remove and replace the exhaust pipe cover shown in the picture below, but I can't get it off. The wall is made up of (in the order from outer most material to the inner most material: ...
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How should I cover this drainage garden pit in my front yard?

We just bought a newly constructed house. In front of it is a rectangular concrete pit, maybe 2–3 feet deep and roughly 8 feet long by 5 feet wide, with dirt at the bottom and several shrubs planted ...
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How to open bathroom light cover to replace bulb?

I cannot open the cover. I tried to twist it anti clock-wise, or clock-wise, or pull down. No success. Can anyone help? Thanks.
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How to cover this wall ventilation?

I recently moved into a house where each of the three bedrooms contained one of these: I'm guessing it's used for ventilation. Problem is, winter is coming and I don't particularly enjoy having a ...
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Decorative ceiling junction box cover [closed]

I know the junction box cannot be permanently covered, but I am looking for ideas for decorative covers. we are taking down a stairwell light fixture and just want to cover it up with something other ...
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Is this a drain cover or an electrical outlet cover?

Can anyone tell whether this is a drain cover or an electrical outlet cover? Former homeowners converted a garage to a family room ~20 years ago including extensive water drainage reorientation. The ...
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How to remove rotating bathroom sink drain cover

Our new apartment doesn't have the plunge style drain cover in our bathroom sink. Instead, it has a cover that hinges in the center, rotating around that point. So it physically has to be pushed in ...
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Light bulb socket cover

Where can I get a light bulb socket cover for my never used outside flood light sockets? I don't use the light fixture, the flood lamps are too heavy to keep in the sockets as the fixture comes ...
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How to cover exposed attic wall insulation

I have a small walk (crouch)-in attic from the closet of one of my upstairs bedrooms. It has insulation on the walls that form the bedroom closet/wall. Given how small the attic is, whenever I go in ...
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How should I go about covering an entire room in black material?

I have a birthday party coming up where I need to cover an entire room in black material of some kind (theme is "1970s in Space" and we're sticking glow in the dark stars on this material). The walls ...
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Replacing ceiling vent cover

I need to re[place the ceiling vent cover but the screw holes of the new cover Do Not line up. One screw goes into the existing hole but the other screw only will go into the drywall and then it hits ...
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Pool cover efficiency versus intactness of cover

We have a pool with an odd shape that makes it difficult to use a pool cover. Specifically, the sides of the pool change elevation in several places which make it impossible to use a roller to easily ...
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How do I remove this plastic shower drain cover?

My shower has recently been having trouble draining and, with a flashlight, I've noticed that there's a great deal of hair and other material stuck in the pipe, clogging it. It seems simple enough to ...
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How can I protect items stored outdoors?

Because of space limitations in our apartment, we need to store some items in the terrace. It is basically suitcases, baby stroller and box of books. There is a ceiling, so it wouldn't rain on it, but ...
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Is there a way to cover a hole for cables that does not require a wall box?

Is there a way to cover a hole for cables that does not require a wall box? I expressly had a cable conduit installed in our TV nicho, but in the end, my equipment is up higher on the wall (above ...
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How much water should be on my pool cover?

I just covered my above ground pool, following the instructions supplied with the cover. Inflate pillow to about 50%. Install pillow in middle of pool using supplied leads. Drape cover over ...
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Is there a cheaper alternative to plexiglass?

I want to cover a small area to be usable in the winter / rain. I am thinking of using some transparent or semi/transparent material to allow light to pass and to be discreet. I found Plexiglas, but ...
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Light replacement for a complicated light ceiling cover

I need to replace the lights in the below shown light ceiling cover. I have read another post on this forum and tried those methods I.e. sliding the glass cover between the metal holdings or trying ...
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What is this switch plate cover with a pyramidal bulge across the top of the plate?

We were trying to replace old switch plate covers at our new house when we came across one that is a type I've never seen before. It's a light switch cover that looks like an ordinary cover except for ...
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Cover old ugly floor in a rented apartment?

We have to move to an old rented apartment, the floor looks terrible (it's green! and that's the original color!!). How can I hide the shame? I'm looking for the cheapest solution possible (ANYTHING ...
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Is it code-compliant to attach a patio to the roof like this?

I want to attach a patio cover to my house. Trouble is the clearance between the window and the roof rafters is too small for a ledger. I was considering the option of attaching to the roof top like ...
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How do I remove a ceiling speaker cover?

I have speakers in my ceiling and I need to get the covers off to check the settings. I've tried pulling them with my fingernails and a plastic knife but no luck so far. Any ideas?
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something similar to zip ties? (heavy duty)

I have a dog kennel and framed roof with a tarp. Traditional bungee straps for the tarp have too much give and stretch out over time. Additionally, any snow load causes the tarp to deform and dump ...
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How can I hold a nut underneath a deck with no clearance while screwing a bolt into it?

I have an existing deck with composite wood planks. My kids bought me a gazebo for my grill that I would like to bolt to the deck. Is there a tool I can use to hold the nut and washer in place under ...
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Do shower water supply line covers need to be sealed or caulked?

I don't know what the proper name of the cover is that hides the hole that the water supply line comes through the wall, but does it need to be sealed to prevent moisture and steam from getting in to ...