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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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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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Baseboard radiator pipes running along edge of room

My house has baseboard radiators (water, not steam if it matters) and one room has the piping enter at the southwest corner, run all the way along the west wall, then feed the heaters on the north ...
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How do I adjust this “hidden” door hinge?

How do I adjust this type of hidden door hinge so that the hinge part on the door itself gets closer to the hinge part on the door frame? I figure it's done using the two top and bottom hex screws on ...
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how to fix a 1/4 inch gap between the tub spout and the wall

I have an issue with the tub spout not being flush with the tile wall. I've attached a picture that shows the problem. The spout is a slip on with a hex nut for tightening. The copper pipe coming out ...
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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'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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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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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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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 should I fill a 3" gap between patio and home exterior

I recently had my house re-sided from stucco to a much thinner Hardie Board. There is now a 3" gap between the foundation and patio. Both for considerations of water proofing and my spotty ...
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What is the best way to fill narrow gaps between floor and skirting boards

I have narrow gaps between the floor (Amtico) and the skirting boards (not over 1.5/2 mm) that I would like to fill but I'm not sure what to use. The floor is quite elastic so ideally I'd need ...
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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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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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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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How do you deal with a gap between vanity and wall?

I glued in the vanity backsplash, and I used a tad too much glue so it doesn't sit tight against the wall. Furthermore the wall is not straight and even when I lined it up before gluing, there was a ...
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Floor gap between tile and wooden floor

I'm wondering what to use to fill a gap between my conservatory floor tiles and dining room parquet flooring. I originally put a pvc threshold there to cover the gap but this through way has been ...
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Hanging lights from a gap?

I live in an apartment complex with a small-ish patio. Every year they have a decorating contest, and I always try to hang some lights using command hooks, but they never quite hold on to the concrete,...
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Threshold for pre-hung exterior door

I’ve been in a bit of an adventure replacing the side door in my garage. Dry fitting the door and I’m not too confident in what I have going on for the threshold. The concrete was very uneven so I ...
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How can i fix sweating Duct work in my unconditioned garage?

I had a water stain appear in my garage right near where the main AC trunk comes up the center of the house. Of course at the time I did not know this I thought i had a leaking pipe. After I opened ...
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Small gap underneath garage's concrete slab on one side that needs to be filled

Previous owner dug a trench right behind the garage to install some pipes as a landscaping drainage solution, but never filled the trench back in after the job was completed. As a result, the bottom ...
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Should I be concerned if there is a small gap in the mortar when tiling?

I recently had a room tiled and during the installation I had noticed the workers were putting a small empty space in the mortar underneath some tiles. They wanted to adjust the alignment of the tiles ...
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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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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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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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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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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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Fill gap between a counter and a stainless steam table

I need to fill gap between a composite counter that is surrounding a stainless steam table tub. The gap is 1/4" to 3/8", the steam table gets hot, 400 degree silicone has not worked. It ...
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Filling gap between Schluter transition strip and drywall

I did a noob mistake in my first major DIY project of bathroom remodeling When I installed the cement backer board I left some gap between the cement board and the drywall. On top of that when I ...
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How to fill gap between brickwork and new door lining

I have just had someone install a new door lining, it's not gone off without a hitch unfortunately. I have been advised to fill the large gap with bonding but it's 190mm deep and my (not small) palm ...
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Fill gaps between vinyl floor

I installed this "click" vinyl, but there's one corner of my floor(concrete) that's uneven, because of that the vinyl doesn't click properly and there's a small gap. Can I just caulk this ...
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Gap in gate post 4x4

I put up a fence with swinging out gate on downhill driveway. I have a gap between the gate and 4x4. How do i fix gap? I tried cutting 2x4 in a traced pattern of gap.
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Densheilds project progress with leveling issue

I have installed Densheilds tile backer boards as showed in the pictures and I noticed on the big board (5'x5') that at the corner there is a light gap (not leveled.) I'm going to install a 12"X24" ...
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Should I use silicone or caulk between skirting board and vinyl tiles, cement and vinyl tiles?

Should I use silicone between vinyl tiles and wooden skirting? I imagine yes since the skirting board may contract even though the tiles do not? What about if there is no skirting i.e. vinyl and ...
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Close up drafty gap between wood beam and concrete wall?

Lots of cold air coming through a variable narrow - about 1-2 cm (0.5 in) - gap between a wooden beam and the concrete wall in the basement (image 1 below). What can I fill it with? Worried about ...
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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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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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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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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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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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What can I use to fill a 5mm gap between a PVC window frame & a double-glazed window pane that it too thin?

I have old double-glazed windows where the frame doesn't allow easy removal of the window from the outside. I had problems with finding anyone who would do the replacement as it isn't as straight-...
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Fill space between hardwood floor and wall

Last winter we noticed several areas of our floor have gaps that allowed cold air in. I'm looking for suggestions on how to fill these gaps between the wall and some floorboards that don't extend far ...
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Gap between new ceiling tile and stone fireplace

We removed 12x12 acoustic ceiling tiles that were stapled in. Put up Armstrong track system to install new tiles. The new tile lays from 1 inch to 2 inches above fireplace. It is a stone fireplace ...
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How to fill between back of countertop and the wall

This is a section of countertop around the sink in the bathroom of my house. Whoever installed it left a pretty large gap between the back of the counter and the wall. Its filled with silicone. The ...
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Fill the gap between door plate and slab

Thank you for reading my question. I replaced our front door awhile back and everything went ok. It's a 36" exterior door with one side light, prehung. After the door was in, leveled and screwed ...

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