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Questions tagged [hole]

Questions about repairing or filling holes, or about what types of holes are necessary or permissible (such as in joists). For questions about *making* holes, consider the 'drill' tag.

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How to hang off of wide circular hole in concrete?

I have a concrete wall with many 2-inch diameter, 1.5 inch deep, perfectly cylindrical holes on it. I’d like to hang some relatively lightweight (up to 10 lbs) decorative stuff off of these holes. ...
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safe distance for re-drilling nail holes

I drilled at wrong place inside the window frame when installing blinds, about 1/2 inch off, is it safe to drill a new hole 1/2 inch away from the old one? edit: Please see picture, it's another ...
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I dug holes for my pergola too wide

I accidentally dug holes for my posts way too wide. They're like 22 inches wide and the width of the post is just 3 inches. I didn't know at the time that you only need the width of the hole to be ...
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Is this a drill bit for concrete?

What kind of drill bit is this? Can it be used to drill a hole in concrete? EDIT: after the accepted answer provided me with some details I found out what it is. Details here, on page 5. And the ...
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Diameter of an 11' foot high, 3" (2&7/8) steel post footer hole

I know that the general standard for post footers is to make the diameter of the footer hole 3 times wider than the post itself. However, I want to make sure that even in an 11' foot post (which seems ...
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Mice entering condo through a large hole in drywall behind gas range [closed]

I have an enormous hole in the drywall where the gas pipe comes in to my stove. Should I use steel wool sheets to cover the hole?
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How to fill a hole in plastic window frame?

The window balance broke and caused this: Any idea how to repair it? The window frame is plastic. Thanks.
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How big a hole can I drill in a top plate?

I've got a 2nd story home theater room under construction. The framing has been done, but I'm going to be doing the wiring myself. I want to pass some conduit up into the attic space over the room for ...
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How to choose hole sizes when building a sorting sieve?

I'm planning to build a sorting sieve out of a set of plastic containers with holes drilled in the bottom. The container with the largest holes will be on top and the one with the smallest holes ...
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Fill a hole around a radiator pipe

Any ideas how I could fill a hole around a radiator pipe - picture attached Should I use an expanding foam product or some sort of patch? Thanks, J
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How to temporarily repair a hole in a window pane?

I came home yesterday and found a hole in one of my window glass panels. Looks like a rock hit it from the outside of the house, somehow. I am going to have to replace the glass panel anyway in ...
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Is updating/avoiding this splice worth it, and if so, what's the easiest way to plug the hole?

An outlet was discovered to be midway through a segment of unsafe (too thin gauge for circuit, no ground) wiring. Let's refer to point A as a junction to the rest of the circuit (which is all good to ...
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How to fix a hole above an outlet box?

I've got a hole above an outlet box in a wall. The wall has a 2x4 to the right of the box. I can feel it from the inside. It's just lightweight dry wall. There used to be cable and network lines ...
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Is torque important when drilling hole in ceramic tile?

I want to drill a 2-3cm diameter hole in a ceramic tile. There are diamond-coated hole saw bits, and I read that a cordless drill is recommended if water is used for cooling. I own a 10.8V 30Nm torque ...
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Tips on cutting curves with a jigsaw

I recently needed to cut a hole in a 3/4 inch pine wood board. The hole was supposed to be about 6 inches in diameter. I drilled a hole near the edge and used my corded Makita jigsaw. I had used the ...
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How to make a 8 inch hole through a brick wall for venting

I am planning on Installing a Vent hood the manufacturer recommends 8 inch duct work. I am looking for options to make this hole. 1) Diamond hole saw. I couldn't find a diamond hole saw in 8 inch. ...
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Old dryer vent in concrete

We have an old dryer vent that is no longer in use, but is still on the outside of the house. Due to some regrading, the vent is now below the ground line (but boxed off). This causes obvious ...
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Do I need to fill the gap of a wide tv mount hole?

First time mounting a TV here. The Mounting Screw Holes at the back of my TV is wider than the M6 screw that it takes. I was wondering if I need to fill the gap with a spacer or something else when ...
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Wooden piece without a screw hole - is this correct?

This is my first DIY, so please forgive me if my question sounds very naive. I have a whole set of furniture's coming in, so I need to get this bed-side table right! I am trying to set this up and I ...
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Holes in offset sistered joists

To be able to handle live loads, we recently reinforced the 2x6 joists in our attic by sistering them with 2x8s. To achieve level, the 2x8s are not flush with the 2x6s on the bottom; they range ...
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What material to use for cosmetic red brick touch ups outside?

There are some holes in the brickwork on the outside of my house from unneeded cable clips, anchors and DIY jobs gone bad. Nothing structurally significant but I do want to achieve a cleaner look. ...
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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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Patch Hole In HardiPlank Fiber Cement Siding

I have a hole in the siding of my home. The siding is HardiPlank fiber cement. The hole size (diameter) is that of a cable line. A cable line was run through the siding when the previous home owners ...
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How do I mount a power strip to the smooth metal support structure of a banquet table?

I bought a heavy-duty power strip from Walmart which I would like to mount to the metal support structure of a banquet table. This is the power strip: https://www.walmart.com/ip/49557487 This is the ...
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What type of foam to fill this pipe hole?

There is a strong smell that comes from underneath my kitchen sink. All the wood is brand new so I guess it's coming from the hole in the ground in the picture. I have seen different types of spray ...
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How do I fix this hole in 1960's stucco exterior wall?

I have recently bought a new home and there is this 150mm diameter hole left in the exterior wall. Looks like this is where the rangehood was once vented. Talk about poor workmanship. How do you ...
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Filling large hole in concrete floating floor

I have a big hole in my kitchen floor (inserting a beam and post to take down a load bearing wall), and I'm now left with having to fill this hole (after dumping around 300 mm of concrete on the post ...
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Could a spade bit be used to widen an existing hole in a wooden cabinet?

The spade bit which I have is this one.
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Metal braided cord in the wall

I was expanding a hole in what I think is drywall in between two closets. When I took the drill out I noticed some metal protruding and it looks like I went through a braided cable, but the metal ...
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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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What tools should I use to machine large holes in polycarbonate sheet?

I need to drill two concentric holes on a 10 mm. polycarbonate sheet. The first one is 50 mm (diameter) and 6 mm. deep, while the second is 30 mm. (diameter) and goes through the sheet. I am not ...
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How can I relocate the primary lockset bore in a door?

My current door knob hole is not standard. The backset it uses is 3 3/4 inch which I no longer have. I want to re-drill a hole so that I can use a standard 2 3/4 inch backset. But how do I do that? ...
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How to seal old stove vent hole in brick wall?

We have an old stove vent that is no longer in use and now covered by drywall and cabinets on the interior, but the old exterior vent flap remains. We opened the flap and were surprised to find a ...
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Drilling in the wall, encountered metal too soon

I was trying to mount a tv support in the wall that separates the kitchen from the living room (from the living room side, and do note that the sink and the stove are on another wall, parallel to this ...
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wobbly thermostat on plaster wall

Just replaced the old honeywell thermostat to a Nest. But the thermostat hole is a bit more emptier than it's supposed to be. Some small rocks fell out. Now the new thermostat is a bit wobbly. I ...
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how to patch the wall with multiple layers of paints?

I'm patching a hole in a bedroom. There are multiple layers of paints. I use lightweight spackle. Can anyone tell me how to fix the uneven wall? Thanks a lot.
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how to patch hole in interior chimney wall

I was recently removing plaster from the interior wall of my chimney and discovered a huge hole that had been patched by some drywall. The chimney is still used to vent my furnace and water heater, ...
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How should this hole in concrete/stone be repaired?

While doing a routine home inspection I found this hole in the exterior wall of the home. If I understand the structure correctly, there is a concrete or stone foundation to the exterior walls and a ...
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How can I repair the rust penetration in my air compressor?

I have a compressor that I use for pumping my bike, and now a hole came out of nowhere in the tank. See picture. And some orange powder also came out of it. Question Does there exist glue or similar ...
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Need guidance on drilling through wall plates

I've got a ranch style home that I want to run cable from the basement, through the wall to the attic and distribute through the house. Only running 20 cables, max, through this trunk pipe. The wall ...
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What are guidelines for drilling into a top plate?

Application example: If one wants to add a new receptacle on the second floor in a finished room with no receptacles, the easiest method appears to be doing the wiring in the attic. However, this ...
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How to cover up ripped drywall with minimal effort?

My basement has many ripped drywall areas like in this picture. How can I cover these areas up with minimal effort and cost. It doesn't need to be permanent or look extremely good, as I see this as ...
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How to seal a hole in a plastic bottle properly? [closed]

I have to pass a 6mm diameter metal tube through a hole in a plastic bottle (common PET coke bottle) and seal it very well. I have a bottle with a 6mm hole that I did with a Proxxon FBS 240/E and a ...
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Drilling through thick HDPE block

I need to drill 4 10mm holes through 50mm thick HDPE and then countersink with a larger diameter (ca 20mm) hole to a depth of 20mm. The material in question is in fact a step made out of recycled ...
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Holes in drywall slightly too wide for screws

I drilled with 3/8" still bit as instructed, but the holes seem too large for the screws. I'm wondering what the best fix for this would be. Fill the holes up with wood glue and toothpicks and screw ...
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Doorframe gap - temporary fix?

My SO is a renter and their landlord sent someone over to replace the back door. The removal of the old door and installation of the new one wasn't great - the new door doesn't fit properly, and there ...
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Can I fill a drywall hole with something and reuse the hole?

I made a mistake with drilling a hole in the drywall. It's off by about 1/4-1/2 inch. The new hole will be really close to the old hole, or knowing my poor drilling skills, it will overlap the old ...
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How to safely dig a 12 inch diameter hole with an 8 inch auger

I need to dig a 12 inch diameter hole for some 4x4 fence posts that I'm digging but I only have access to an 8-inch power auger. My experience drilling holes in wood tells me that if I try to drill a ...
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Can you convert a metric hole into sae tap?

I tapped an m11 x 1.5 hole in my car frame to mount the hitch... now can {can't} find a matching bolt and i cant go much bigger Ive read that 7/16 is pretty close just wondering possibilities Can you ...
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Why is there a hole in my basement wall?

I just bought a house & I am curious as to what or why there is a hole in my basement wall. Inside is just the foundation wall and dirt floor. Why would a builder create such a thing? Can the area ...