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Air Gap Came Loose on Sink. How Do I Put It Back On?

I'm just a renter, but my landlord has yet to respond to my concern, and usually they just tell me to fix whatever is wrong on my own. I was cleaning this morning and seem to have scrubbed my sink too ...
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Suggestions for filling a gap (up to 4" x .5") between the sole plate and the concrete slab

I am finishing my garage for living space and the sole plate is much wider than the exterior walls, leaving 3-4" exposed inside after drywall. On 2 of the exterior walls, the plate is up to 1/2&...
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Settling foundation, gap forming under back door

1" gap forming between the bottom of a sliding door frame & the stone pavers on the stoop. The house was built in 1960s, on a slight hill. There is a back door that goes out to a stoop, then ...
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How to fill the gap between the exterior door frame and siding?

After new door frame installed, there is an approx. ¼ inch space gap between the siding and door frame. Before installation, the frame was tight to the siding which is no longer the case. Not sure ...
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How to repair these concrete steps?

How would I go about repairing this gap in my front porch steps? Link: front steps They are about 20 years old. All the houses on my street have the same steps and I can see the same issue appearing ...
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How to fix my Double Sliding Patio Door that has a Giant Gap

I have a Newly Constructed home the builder is saying done. I’ve found many things and had them fix it before I move in. But the one thing they keep not fixing is the giant Gap at the bottom of my ...
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What can I use to fill in space around new registers that are smaller than the old ones?

We've been replacing our baseboard registers with newer ones since the old ones are discolored and beat up. I didn't know that they weren't a standard size, so I bought registers that are the same ...
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Gap between tub and tile. 100+ year old bathroom. Tile over plaster walls & heavy cast tub

I caulked this gap but the caulk cracked, water soaked in and became moldy. I've removed most of the caulk and thinking about shoving some grout into gap at bottom then finishing off with a grout/...
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Fix a gap between the drywall and the window frame

I'm looking for advice on the best way to fill a gap (about 1/2 inch wide) between the drywall and the window frame before re-sealing it with caulk. I've read that you can use a backer rod, or fill it ...
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How to repair grout detaching from bathroom floor/shower base junction

I recently bought a condo and noticed that the grout between the bathroom floor and the shower is detaching from the tiles and shower base (see photos). I'm wondering what is the best way to repair ...
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How do I fix a large gap at the bottom of an exterior door?

We have an exterior door with a large gap at the bottom latch-side corner. The top of the door sits flush with the door stop, but the bottom does not. This causes a decent draft that we’re trying to ...
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How to fix gap between floor and doorsill?

(Disclaimer: I'm a DIY noob, sorry if this is a dumb question). I have a rather large gap (~0.5 inches) between the floor and my front door's sill. It's really cold and apart from being an eyesore, I ...
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How can I finish these gaps between roof truss trim and drywall?

Let me preface this post by saying I understand scribing the trim boards would have been best but that would have taken me too long to perform and I'm not experienced enough. My project consists of me ...
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Grout gap - best way to fix?

I just had a full bathroom reno done and Kerdi board was used on walls, floor, bench and shelves in fully tiled shower; however, I have a gap in the middle of the bottom of the bench where it meets ...
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Would using vinyl wall base be a good solution to cover a gap between doorframe and flooring? [closed]

There's a small gap between the flooring and the bottom of the door frame to my garage. Would using black vinyl floor base cut to height to cover the gap look odd?
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Large gap between fascia and roof deck / drip edge

After re-securing and re-sloping a gutter (because I noticed the dormer roof is not actually level and the side opposite the downspout is lower), I noticed a considerable gap above the gutter and ...
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Window gap, filler piece or not?

I recently installed new windows in my basement (concrete walls). After checking for level and plumb, I’m left with a 3/4“ gap under the new window (exterior side). The window mounts flush with the ...
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What to use to fill pipe gap behind cooking stove

We just pulled out our cooking stove and found two gaps: A bigger gap around the gas line and wall A smaller gap on the wooden floor to the right of the bigger wall gap What would you recommend to ...
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The brick is falling away from the rest of the house, how do I fix this the right way?

I bought this house and I noticed this gap in the wall outside. Looks like the previous owner has tried to fix it in the past with foam and other materials. There's a squirrel coming into the attic ...
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Bathroom Mirror Sensor doesn't have enough free space to function properly

I have the bathroom mirror below hanging from the ceiling. Unfortunately the sensor needs at least 15cm free space to function properly. Currently it only has about 10cm. I cannot replace the mirror ...
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How to fill gap around new exterior vent?

How do I fill the gap? My hot water tank died, and I had it replaced with a tankless heater. The new vent does not fully fill the void from the previous vent, and has a 1" gap around it. ...
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What to do with gap between stair transition and carpet?

We installed luxury vinyl tile in our kitchen and landing, which replaced 25 year old laminate. The landing was the only place that didn't have quarter inch plywood under the laminate. Our handyman ...
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How can I bridge this gap between the wall (painted brick) and roof inside my 1890s house?

There is a gap between the roof and the brick wall in our kitchen. It doesn’t seem to leak. How would you fill it?
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Gap between MDF Skirting Board and Engineered Wood Floor

I have engineered hardwood floor (2cm thick, 190cm x 19cm). Flooring is installed using glue over both concrete and over plywood(?) subfloor. I have MDF skirting boards. The skirtings come with white ...
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How much air under tile is acceptable?

We hired a contractor to do redo our tile. One had to be replaced because it caved inward when a tool was dropped on it. We peeked under the adjacent tiles and there are giant areas without mortar. ...
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How do I deal with misalignment in cabinet doors resulting in gaps?

I hired some contractors to do some carpentry work, but after months the gaps between the doors are appearing and it looks ugly. Because of the gap, it has become safe haven for cockroach and lizards....
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How to deal with a step up to a garage slab

My car garage has a ramp and it has 3-1/2 inches of vertical step from the ramp. My car's ground clearance is 170mm which is 6-1/2 inches. I think my car should get in and out using the ramp without ...
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"Fitted" windows with large internal gaps - any workarounds?

We recently contracted an established UK window fitting company with credible references to change our windows. From my unexperienced eye, they look well fitted from the outside, however there are ...
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Horizontal gap between where the tile ends and the door

The gap accumulates leaves when someone walks in. I don't know what we should do. The gap is not the same size from east to west, or north to south. My husband is thinking about just getting another ...
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Tips for uneven door weatherstripping

I have an exterior door that is uneven on the left side (right hand opening). The current weatherstripping takes care of the top half (36" or so) but you can still see daylight on the bottom half....
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Replacing tile on front edge of tub that has sunk, but not enough room to attach drywall/cement board

Album of area in question We purchased our home with this known area of broken tile. Eventually the entire original mid-70s bathroom will be gutted and remodeled, but in the meantime, I'm looking for ...
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Bat inbetween roof boards - seal?

The gaps in the shingled roof over rough-hewn planks of my sunroom/screened-in room have increased over the years. And now new to that space is a bat or bats. The ceiling beams are visible and goes ...
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How to keep the foam backing in place, to fix a gap by bathroom faucet

There is a large-ish gap by the bathtub faucet. I planned to do it myself, without having to remove any plumbing parts (which is out of my ability level). I bought foam backing rod, which I plan to ...
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How should I fix the gap between my concrete driveway and garage floor with rusting rebar and a cracked corner?

I have a concrete driveway that butts up against a concrete garage floor. There is a gap that is anywhere from about 1 inch to 1.5 inches by 17 feet across. I would like to seal this gap but found a ...
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How to fix gap between foundation and brick siding

First time homeowner here and trying to find how to seal the gap between foundation and siding wall in a split-level 1950s built home. I Was originally planning to fill the gap with insulating spray ...
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Fiberglass Bathtub Wall Slanted Down - Slip on Faucet Gap Too Large to Fix with Caulk

Copper stub-out with a slip-on faucet that requires a minimum 1.75 inch length. The bottom-half of the faucet base fits flush against the fiberglass tub wall, but there is a significant gap between ...
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Is it ok for the gap between the siding and the ground to be wood?

We bought our house with vinyl siding in Minnesota. The gap between siding and ground is generally at least 6 inches although in the back where it goes downhill it's much more. I don't see the ...
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Fill in gaps on our covered porch!

We just had a nightmare encounter with a contractor, but I'll skip the deets and get to my new problem- He did a lousy job that left us with many gaps where the framing for the screens didn't sit ...
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How to fill in a large right-angle gap at my front door frame?

I recently had a new front door and frame installed in my London Victorian house. However, rather than neatly filling the gap between the inside wall and the frame, they simply used a strip of beading/...
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Does hardwood floor REALLY need an expansion gap?

The conventional wisdom is that hardwood floors need a 1/4-3/8" gap to the wall (or bottom plate) around the perimeter, hidden under the baseboard. Ostensibly this is for thermal and/or humidity ...
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Walnut butcher block. Uneven wall gap. Hate backsplash. Has to be other options? [closed]

House built in 50's. Concrete blocks on a slab. 800 square ft. I bought two 8' walnut butcherblocks Old counter was original ugly formica 9' 2" Also bought kraus workstation sink that we will ...
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No gap in plywood sheathing

Shortly after a new roof was installed in my home, following wet weather, I noticed two bulges in my new roof. I called the roofer and he promptly came out and fixed it by taking out the shingles ...
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How can I fill this gap between concrete and cement board?

I am trying to extend this penny tile floor. The existing penny tile floor is concrete + tile + penny tile on top. The new addition I have added is osb+plywood+cement board (as pictured on top). I ...
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Best way of closing a gap underneath a wooden fence?

The wooden gate of my backyard fence has been installed to not touch the ground level. I know that's usually good, because it will prevent/delay the wood rotting. But I'm highly annoyed by it, as the ...
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Brick install on covered porch

The stone covered exterior wall of my new custom home, approaches the entry way to the front door as attached columns under roof (that is, the exterior wall juts into the entryway about 12" under ...
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Is a gap between walls and floor due to settling?

There is an addition to the back of the house we recently purchased (5 months ago). We have noticed gaps appearing between the old back ending of the house and the walls of the addition. Then we ...
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Shaky shower knob

I have a shower knob that can be easily shaken. I am worried that water might get into the wall when showering as there is a gap (shown in the image below). Is there a way to resolve this issue ...
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Discovered Gap Between Extension and Parapet Wall

I have a rowhome that has an extension in the back. I noticed through some holes in the drywall that there is a noticeable gap between where the extension and the (shared) brick wall of my neighbor ...
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Gap Between Trim and Brick (Exterior)

I'm trying to find a solution for gap between trim and brick around my house. Specifcially the area in front of my house by the garage. When I bought the home, the house had settled and you could see ...
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Is this Gap Between New Studs And Joists Okay (Non-Structural)?

I am finishing my basement and i went around and took the lowest measurement and made all the cuts for the height of the stud that height. That means in some places its right up against, but in the ...
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