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Is this termite damage? Mold damage? Something else?

I recently sold an old freestanding wine cellar and found a lot of dust and some mold underneath and behind it, plus this circular area on the baseboard, with some wood shavings below. Doesn't look ...
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Rafter damage, is this white ants?

I was inspecting my roof today as I believe that I have some possums in the roof. I Looked at one rafter and saw some damage. Is this white ants? Only one rafter has this damage, no others around at ...
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Any potential problems storing a new in box refrigerator long term

We are having a new house build that is scheduled to be done in about 9 months. We need to purchase a Fridge for the new house and have been keeping an eye on sales to save money. My question is if we ...
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Epoxy floor and HDPE foil (Polyethylene) react under pressure?

I am planning to protect my epoxy floor from scratches with a 0.15mm HD polyethylene foil during some furniture install work. The epoxy floor has a glossy clear coat and is installed since 1+ years. ...
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How to repair the bottom wooden panel in an exterior glass door

The door is in a very good shape, apart from the lower panel. It appears that the seal was not properly installed and caused water damage to the lower panel. There are multiple doors like this. Some ...
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Do cracks in softwood boards indicate structural problems?

I received my terrace decking boards today. Almost all of them have fairly deep cracks on the ends and some have cracks on the face. Should these be considered as critical damages or I should still be ...
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What is this metal roof trim that was torn loose by a storm?

Heard a banging, couldn’t put my finger on it while I was up in the attic but I found out where in the house it was. Walked outside and found the culprit. It’s the metal trim, perhaps this is the ...
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Do I need to replace the entire floor?

Water damaged wood floor butting up to tub. Small hole has rotted through. 2 boards next to it are ever so slightly raised/off. This is all confined to a small location, approximately 6x6. The rest of ...
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Home extension causing existing structure damage

I have a pretty standard to North America wooden carcass home - two floors above ground, and a sub-basement below, plus an attached garage, sitting on top of it's own foundation. Over the summer I had ...
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any way to repair marble tile over subfloor

When I bought my house, its marble floors appeared to be in good condition. However, they have steadily chipped, fissured and fractured until reaching their current fragmented state. The picture shows ...
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Why is this townhouse only $5,000? [closed]

Here it is, the $5,000 townhouse. It obviously needs to be completely redone, but what I was wondering is, what do I do about the houses next to this one? What if water is coming in from the house ...
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Could a chipped tiling flange on acrylic tub cause problems in the future?

I just had my plumber install an acrylic alcove tub with double tiling flange and noticed afterwards that he must have chipped the corner of the tiling flange acrylic during the process. From what I ...
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Dehumidifier shuts off after a few seconds

Steps to reproduce: Plug in dehumidifier. The green LED goes on. Press the power button on the control panel (lower free hanging PCB in picture). The fan starts running. The compressor doesn’t turn ...
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Best way to repair cracked attic post?

There's a post (layman's term) in the middle of my attic that is cracking and bent. It wasn't like that the last time I checked maybe 2 months ago. This is in a 30 year-old house. Now that I think of ...
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Fix puppy chewing damage on corner of veneer cabinets

Our puppy chewed on each corner of our IKEA veneer cabinets. She chewed past to veneer to pressboard. I would say it is light to medium damage. The corners are still there. She basically scraped ...
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How can I remove or cover a screw stuck in my drywall?

The Phillips head screw was used to hold a floating shelf on bedroom wall. The head of the screw became stripped, so my child decided to try to fix the problem themselves by digging out the drywall ...
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Tub overflow drain upstairs with water damage on downstairs living room ceiling

A couple of weeks ago, I had a large amount of water drain via the overflow drain in my master bath upstairs (the water was too cold so I was draining water not only through the tub's main drain but ...
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Can this heat damage to Silestone countertop be (easily) repaired?

We cooked some meat in a sous vide for Christmas dinner. Unfortunately we must have forgotten to place a trivet underneath the stock pot we used and so there appears to be some heat damage to our ...
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Repair ripped carpet

We bought a contemporary newly designed carpet. But it has only been a week now, and the carpet has started to show some damage even though we haven't used it. There was a particular blackish yellow ...
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Do studs in wooden buildings eventually get replaced as they lose their structural capacity?

I'm living in a 30 years old building made of wood - an ordinary apartment complex in Seattle. As I was drilling a hole into a stud, a thought occurred to me - over the years, these studs have ...
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What made these holes in my 2x4 stud?

I'm framing up a basement, and one of the 2x4 studs I bought had these curious holes in them, presumably made by an insect. The insect didn't appear to be still around, and the damage done to the ...
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Im a renter that recently noticed walls really bending zhould i be worried

Ive been renting an older house for about 3yrs now and the past 7 months or so I started noticing the walls didnt look even anymore they looked like they were curving. Then in spring I came ...
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Bottom few inches of drywall got wet, but wall looks fine. Do I have to replace that drywall?

So my basement bathroom backed up, and some water (mild sewage too I guess) spilled to floor, and made its way under the wall. I have sprayed enough mold killer, and Clorox to kill an elephant, and ...
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Heat Damage to Laminate Counter-top Near Gas Range

While deep cleaning our new home, after closing, my wife and discovered what looks like some heat damage to the counter-top next to the gas range. The house was fully renovated about 2 years ago, ...
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Assessing water damage to wood beneath bathroom

Some tiles are coming up from our bathroom floor. I haven’t yet taken off the thinset mortar to assess if there’s any damage but I went beneath the house and found a good bit of wet wood. How bad does ...
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Why is exterior paint cracking just a month after application?

Sunny wall was recently painted by a professional with primer and two coats of exterior paint. Areas with cracks were sanded but primer was applied over old paint where in seemingly good shape. Just ...
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Replacing carpet with laminate flooring - can I cover over damaged area?

I’ve decided to change from carpet (rug) to laminate flooring. There is a spot with some damage, near a vent. The damaged section has about a million nails in it so I want to leave it there. I was ...
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What kind of damage is in this attic wall?

We were looking at a house to buy and one of the walls in the attic was damaged as shown in the picture below. The house was the middle of three terraced houses so this particular wall was shared ...
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Cracked Tile in New Construction Home - Foundation issues?

I've recently moved into a new home built in June 2019. Some hairline cracks developed in some of my tiles, but I didn't worry about it too much because they were barely noticeable and the builder is ...
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How do I repair this rot/insect damage on my wall plate?

I am removing the lath and plaster (to add insulation) in my 1929 bungalow that I just bought in Portland, Oregon. Along an exterior wall, the last piece of lath and a little bit of the plate were ...
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Moisture leaking out of chip in floor tile

I dropped something heavy and mildly pointed onto the bathroom floor. The Bathroom is tiled with ~30cm square black "slate like" tiles, but where I dropped this thing, the surface has been badly (2-3 ...
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Renovations after years of hookah smoke

I am looking a two-storey house in which the current owners have smoked hookah for a number of years, and the interior has a strong smell. What kind of repairs would need to be done to restore the ...
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How to find heater wire cut?

I have an old and damage sidewalk with a heater wire inside it. The wire is cut somewhere but I don't know how to find where. Is there any electrical tool or way to find where is it cut? This is ...
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How to FIX RAIN LEAKAGE

Hello i have a problem when it rains the dirt and rocks stay wet and the foundation of the house is starting to leak. Does anyone know how to properly fix this and what exactly do i need to do? Here ...
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How do I assess what to replace during repairs after a severe roof leak? [closed]

Evening! Long story short. Bad roof leak. Leaked from the roof to the exterior wall. I do not know the extent of the damage (yet) but obviously I am not too worried since I plan on, once the roof is ...
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a. c. nielsen equipment causing damage to outlets

I became a member of the Nielsen tv monitoring group, The tv is is in my living room on a back-to-back wall in my kitchen. Only the tv was on when I tried to make a cup of coffee with my Keurig ...
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Ac Induction or Broken Wire?

I'm making a DIY wall mounted pull-up bar (I'm too tall for the normal kind, and can't fit a commercial wall bar due to a sloped ceiling) and I just mounted the heavy duty brackets I'm using, but I've ...
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How do I repair damage to this ‘paneling’?

just hoping for some advice on how to repair this? Not sure what the material even is but is paneling of some sort on the stairs. Was drunk and stumbled down my elbow few out and went through rather ...
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How can I stop sap from seeping out?

I have some sap seeping out of a fur/pine door I installed and stained last year, how do I stop that from coming out?
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Can I lay 1/2" plywood over existing subfloor that has some damage

Due to water damage I am having to replace about 1200 sq ft of flooring which was all newly installed. However, the way my floor is I'm confused on how to do this without removing the bottom subfloor. ...
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What cause the wall damage?

We just repainted the wall and fixed the plaster last November due to water damage. Recently, I discovered that there appears to have some water damage on the wall again. This damage is right below a ...
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Repairing holes in an interior door [duplicate]

Well, um, uh, long story short, I have holes in one of my interior doors. Full picture of door here: https://i.imgur.com/SUBbWY3.jpg What is the best way to go about repairing it? Should I go about ...
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How long can I shower with tub chips?

My tub has recently developed some 1" to 1 1/2" tub chips. I've already purchased the porcelain repair touch-up solution, but haven't gotten around to applying it yet. See the following photo. How ...
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Damage to the sub floor while scraping tile

I have a question about a hardi backer sub floor. I installed tile 8 years ago and my wife decided she wanted a diferent tile. The sub floor was laid over linoleum with a 1/4 in backer board that was ...
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Will it damage my washing machine and tumble dryer to be left in a shed for storage

I have a Miele washing machine and tumble dryer, each worth around £600, that I bought last year. I just moved houses and my new already has a washing machine and dryer. Would it be safe to wrap ...
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Damaged my garage - how should I repair?

I did a stupid thing today, and clipped the side of my garage with my car pulling in from work. The house is only a month old, which compounds my frustration. Anyway, it looks like the vinyl trim ...
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Hot cup on wood made mark

I'm in trouble, I put this mark on an antique cupboard by putting a lot cup on it, is there anything I can try to make it go away?
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Mend steel door after break-in attempt

We had a failed break in attempt into a storage room with a quite thick steel door. See images. The lock itself if not damaged and mechanically sound, so even though it looks pretty bad, it's still ...
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Is wiring with melted insulation and exposed copper dangerous?

A plumber has melted the grey sleeve on a two core electrical cable in our kitchen whilst soldering a joint on an adjacent copper pipe. I can see exposed copper through a small hole the cable sleeve. ...
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Damaged wire while drilling wall caused power to go out. How to fix it properly?

I managed to damage two wires/cables: tv/internet and a power wire. There were three of power wires: a blue, a black and a green/yellow. I've damaged the black one, but just a little bit. When the ...