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attic firewall gap

Twin home, built 1987. In the unfinished attic the last joist does not fully touch the firewall and there is a sizeable gap, 1-2 inches. There is some splatter from mortar along it. I suppose this ...
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Acceptable tension on copper piping?

Earlier this week I had a plumber rough in valve/piping for a shower renovation. Since then, I have decided to go back and redo the walls (long, long story) and, as a result, the final finished wall ...
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How can I seal a two inch gap in the floor along a wall?

I have almost a 2 inch gap between my wooden floor and wall in the apartment I am renting. I think the dust down there is causing me allergies and I’m worried about the cold AC air escaping down there....
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Gap between house and wood deck — to fill or not to fill?

I have a low free-standing deck that keeps accumulating debris like leaves between the house and the deck, about a one-inch gap. Is it possible or advisable to fill this gap with something? Maybe like ...
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What to do about gap between tile and tub

This is my first shower tiling project and the tub was not level at all. To make sure my tiles were level I left a gap between the first row and the tub on one side (see picture). The gap is 1/2” at ...
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How to fill this gap between window and brick wall? (too deep for backer rod?)

I'm renovating the windows of my 1936 house. Doing the first window and I notice there's a big gap between the window frame and the wall and I was wondering the best way to fill it in so I can caulk ...
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How do I fix gaps around my lean-to greenhouse? [duplicate]

I got my greenhouse and didn't account for the sloping away of the wall it was to go against. Meaning a small gap at the bottom becomes 4" at the top. I can't push it into the wall as it warps the ...
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Large gap around new toilet due to improper floor installation

I recently replaced one of my toilets and ran into a snag. I have another toilet to replace in the not-too-distant-future and I expect that I will encounter the same problem. The bathroom has a ...
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Want to solidly fill gap between concrete and exterior door plate

I recently installed an exterior double door. On the one side, the concrete floor slopes down, so I raised that side with shims. The bottom plate is level. I can cut and replace these shims with ...
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How to bridge a gap between two countertops?

In my kitchen I would like to give myself some more worktop space by filling a gap (of approximately 55cm/21.5in) between two cupboards with an additional piece of countertop. The cupboards either ...
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How to fill gap between garage floor and driveway

I have a concrete garage floor and a section of concrete driveway next to it. Over the years the driveway has settled a little bit and the gap between the two is probably close to an inch wide and ...
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What options are available for gap between interior door frame and wall?

There are is gap (approx 0.1cm to 0.4cm) between the interior door frame and wall as shown below. (on the left side is the wall, middle is the gap, right side if the interior wooden door frame) What ...
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gap between skirting boards and laminate flooring

I put down some laminate flooring with an underlay. Where the skirting board and flooring meet there is no gap. (for the most part!) However, where the bed frame legs are up against the wall, the ...
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Filling gaps between staircase and plaster wall

I purchased a home that was a two family converted to single. Brick veneer on the outside and block inside. I have been assured by two structural engineers that I have no foundational issues. I have a ...
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What are reasonable expectations about grout width accuracy in a professional tile installation?

We are currently redoing our master bathroom and our contractor just got half way through laying the tile on the floor. The grout was supposed to be 1/8" wide, but there are quite a few places (mid-...
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Uneven gap between two different floors

We recently had our bathroom renovated, subfloor replaced and vinyl flooring installed, but now there's a gap underneath the door. It measures 3 3/4" x 23" and I'm not sure of any products that ...
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Flashing around chimney and gap

Have been investigating leak on my 3 season room. Not certain it is related to this finding but discovered flashing around my chimney in an interesting state. Big gap in corner and also the epoxy/...
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How do I seal between the soffit and frieze board?

I have a small gap between the wall and the porch roof, probably 1/8 inch or so. I was planning to use caulk to seal it up, but I'm not sure if that is the best product. I don't want to use the ...
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How to fill and paint over chip in powder coated aluminum chair

Not sure whether due to weather/humidity changes or what, but a pretty new outdoor chair that we have has warped and cracked. It's made out of aluminum and powder coated. Whats the best remedy here? ...
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How can I fill a narrow gap in the countertop along the back of my new glass cooktop?

I had to replace my glass cooktop. I checked the specs on a replacement, and ordered the one I thought would fit. When I dropped it in the new stove top, I had a 7/8" gap. The specs online were ...
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What's the proper way to attach an exterior door threshold?

I'm adding a hardwood threshold to bridge the gap between interior hardwood flooring and an exterior threshold leading out to our flat roof deck. My question(s): I've got the piece fitted and plan on ...
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How to fill a gap between wall and ceiling?

I'm planning to convert an office to a bedroom but need to fill a gap above the door. Any ideas how I might do this in a way which minimizes sound transfer from living room to inside room, and vice ...
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Gap under patio slab

I have a home that is 2 years old. I found the ground settling under the concrete slab for my paver patio in one corner. About 2-3 inches gap that goes deep in. It hasn’t sunk or cracked. It’...
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Sealing open space behind kitchen counter in rental with shoddy rehab?

The kitchen in the rental house I live in has a counter which was installed rather poorly - there is a gap of about an inch between it and the wall, and mice are able to scurry up this to the kitchen ...
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Could anyone suggest the best way to fill large gaps in the drywall under the sink?

All through our building the area under our sinks looks like this: left side is a 1 inch gap, right side is 2 inches! I could put in steel wool or spray, but how would I caulk over it? Any other ...
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How to fill a large exterior settlement gap between wall and courtyard

I'm looking for the best way to restore appearance and seal a gap after a settlement problem. It's a 20 year old house with a flagstone courtyard surrounded by cultured stone walls. The flagstone was ...
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drywall gap again after foundation repair

My foundation (crawl space) was repaired recently, huge job, home not level. There had been a gap in a corner where the sheetrock had dropped down but that side (plus adjoining 90 degree) was reframed ...
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What is the gap called between exterior wall and roofing?

I am trying to search but not even sure what this anatomy called, and what I am referring to is this horizontal gap where the exterior wall meets the roof. I saw that some houses have thin horizontal ...
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Basement wall cinderblock gap fill

Basement wall cinderblocks. Found mice and am cleaning up that mess, noticed gaps in the top of the cinderblock wall. One of them I can see daylight through so there is definitely a crack that needs ...
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Can I use a gap filler/expanding foam around HVAC vent?

Found some mouse turds in the cinder blocks that were knocked out for the hvac off the main basement wall and the side slab. Can I gap fill around this? The vent doesn't appear insulated... should I ...
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Refrigerator door seal is developing a gap towards the bottom. Not sure it is letting air through

Nobody has been leaning on the door but there is now a 1/4 inch gap towards the bottom (beginning about halfway down) unless it is pushed closed tightly. I think this is just the outer part of the ...
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How can I fill the gaps between barn wood siding boards?

I want to better weatherproof an old shed that has barn wood siding. Most of the boards have a gap between them, and these gaps can be as wide as 3/8" although most are more like 1/4". The boards ...
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Tile to carpet transition

I will be removing my old carpet and getting a new one. I am not sure the height of the carpet yet. But i need to finish installing door jambs and I think I'll need to leave at-least 3/8 gap for the ...
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Do I need to fill in the gap between my wall and the laminate flooring?

I just removed the baseboards in my room in order to put some closets flush against the wall. I noticed there is a gap under the wall and the floor/laminate and my instincts are telling me they need ...
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How can I tape drywall joints at the ceiling with existing texture?

I am redoing my subbasement. Originally the inside corner where the wall meets the ceiling was not taped and jointed. Some floor trim was used as a poor man's version of crown molding, and it is ...
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How can I extend existing vinyl siding downward to cover top of concrete foundation?

Our new-to-us 1930's home has vinyl siding, but the bottom row of the siding doesn't extend down far enough (see photo). There isn't a starter strip installed that I can find anywhere, either. It ...
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Fill 3/8" gap between wood and wall

I have installed a new balustrade for my stair and the half wall it is attached to is not straight. Leading up from the floor, it curves away from the wood so that it is about a 3/8" gap at the top - ...
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What are some ways to fill a small gap between a wooden column and a concrete wall

I have wood pergola columns connecting to my house through fixtures which are fitted into grooves in the wood. The wood was cut slightly too short (or due to small variations in the wall), there is a ...
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How to fill gap in front door trim

Moved into a home which has a wooden frame strip around the front door. The strip does not extend all the way to the ground, and there's a small gap there (as shown in the attached photo). That gap ...
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Drafty gap found in drywall corner during bathroom remodel

I bought an older home (built in 1952) about 5 years ago and I am working on the main floor bathroom which was actually an add-on at some point. It's always felt a little drafty even after re-caulking ...
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Filling interior door trim gap

The doors were installed at the same time as the paneling. Now, however, there is 1/2" drywall, and if I try to install the trim around the doors, there's a huge gap between the door frame and the ...
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Trouble connecting air gap to disposal without tube kinking

I was having a problem with my dishwasher smelling and realizing no one ever connected the air gap into the system. My plumber bailed on me today, but I've done everything (including replacing the ...
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How to fix a huge gap between tub faucet and tile

We just moved into an old house and two of the tub faucets have huge gaps from the tile as pictured below. This is something that I feel needs to be addressed right away to prevent shower water from ...
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Fill a large gap

I would like to know how to fill a large gap between wood and cement. I have attached some pictures. This is outside on the front covered entry. I am going to try and fill the gap so that rain ...
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Fill about a 2.5" gap between drywall frame and and brick

In the basement, we got done getting drywall up, but there is a gap between the frame and the brick wall. In addition, Perma-seal put there cover up the wall. Eventually, the window will completely ...
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how to fix gap in stone front steps

these are the steps on the front porch :$ what's the best way to fill the hole and put a stone in front so it doesn't show such a big gap? thanks for your help.
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Ideas for fixing 8cm gap between laminate and wall

I intentionally left a 8cm gap between laminate and a wall because there was an uneven wood beam in the concrete along the wall. I had the same problem in another room and I just put laminate over the ...
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Fill gap on slope with horizontal fence

I have built a horizontal fence on a slope. There is a 6" or so gap between the bottom of the fence and the ground on the downhill side. What easy solutions are there for this problem? I have ...
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What can be used to fill a wide gap on a curved hearth?

We just converted our fireplace back into a wood-burning one. When we discovered there was a matching hearth already under the carpet, it was suggested to us to cut it out and use it. Unfortunately, ...
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What to use to seal large gaps in corners where brick ends?

I have a few weird areas in my (new to me) house where brick and mortar are basically meeting corners or endings, and leaving huge gaps. The first one is a gap between the back of the brick and the ...