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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I drilled in the wrong place, how do I fill the hole? [duplicate]

I have drilled in the wrong place in the wall. I want to fill and fix this wrong hole before I drill in the correct place. The reason has to do with change in plan of what shelving system is going to ...
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How to best fill wall-plug holes in a concrete wall?

My landlord took out some monitor they had originally left attached to a wall in my rental apartment, and has now left me with a nice decorative set of wall plug holes. Assume for the sake of ...
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How to seal out of reach under-roof ledge to get rid of nested pigeon

The town I just moved to has a serious pigeon problem, and I discovered they keep on loitering in and above my back courtyard, making it very dirty with their droppings. I managed to scare almost all ...
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Passing insulated duct through floor

A bathroom exhaust fan's instructions call for 4 inch insulated flexible duct to minimize noise and to prevent condensation in the attic space. The duct has to pass through the attic's floor boards at ...
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Block wall drilling considerations

I've recently moved my woodworking space into our house's basement garage. I want to mount some french cleats on the blockwall. Far as I can tell, the walls make up the foundation and are load bearing ...
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What is this small (~1" x 2") rectangular hole in my basement?

We have some vinyl tile flooring in our basement and the section that contains the washer/dryer had one of the tiles develop a hole due to some kind of depression underneath. I took the time to cut ...
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What is this small hole in my concrete basement floor?

I have a hole in the concrete floor of my basement. It's about the size of a quarter and is deeper than a chopstick (I didn't try putting anything deeper in there). I'm including a picture below. I've ...
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Drilling through bottom plate for conduit

Looking to run 3/4" conduit through the bottom plate of what should be a load bearing wall to get ethernet to the lowest floor in our house. I already drilled a 1" hole through what I guess ...
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Drilling conical holes into Metal (Lathe)

I need to make a hole that is 11.5mm wide at the bottom, 12.2mm wide at the top and 34mm deep into a metal cylinder. The dimensions may vary. I have a lathe. I was thinking of getting a 11.5mm drill ...
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1/4" water line through kitchen quartz countertop

I want to run a 1/4" water line from the cold water line underneath the kitchen countertop to the water reservoir on my coffee maker. What size hole should I drill and what do I use to drill it? ...
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Fix Hole in Foundation

I have a hole in my foundation that is letting a ton of water right into the crawlspace. I think it formed over several years from a gutter downspout that wasn't functioning properly (I plan on ...
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How to drill through wall without hitting boiler on the other side

I need to drill a hole through from my living room to my garage to put an ethernet run between them. I can only drill through from the living room in one spot due to the positioning of the electrical ...
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Filling in an old basement ejector pit

Our basement had an old bathroom in one corner that has been removed and there's an old, empty ejector pit that handled the bathroom waste. There is also a nearby sump pit that is functional and will ...
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Running cables into my loft space when my bedroom ceiling has been lowered

For reasons I don't remember, my brother lowered the ceiling in my bedroom by approx 20cm (I think, it might be more), all my walls and new lower ceiling was plastered over. This has been fine for ...
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How to repair cat nails puncture in leather couch

My cat has sharp nails and the leather couch is filled with tiny nail punctures. How can I repair it?
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Does code allow cutting a hole in the back of an indoor breaker box?

We have an inside breaker box and want to install a dedicated line to an exterior outlet. In order to do that we are thinking to cut a hole in the back of the breaker box and another in the outside ...
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How to repair a built in hole in concrete front steps

We just bought a house in Minnesota. The front steps are concrete I believe and they are built with what seems to be small glass block windows or tiles in the top that leads into the basement, letting ...
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Patching a hole in wall for reuse

I was trying to hang an IKEA Kallax shelf on the wall but ended up tearing away part of the wall. I am not too sure what kind of wall this is (in a ~1960s apartment building), first layer looks like ...
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What size is this hole?

I Have a tool for measuring the sizes of holes and screws but I don’t know what size is listed as 10 in the image below. Across from it the row in question is listed as INCH.
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Curtan rod pulled spacle out of wall?

I'm not sure what type of walls I have in the first floor of my house, but it looks as though someone tried to Spackle a hole and the curtain rod bracket has just fallen out, since the bracket ...
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Internal latch plate stuck in latch bore? [closed]

I am trying to replace my interior door knobs and am really struggling to remove the latch in my bathroom door. The latch plate (which goes into the latch bore) was painted over so I assumed that’s ...
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Ways to cover up a hole in metal siding

Any ideas how to cover up this hole in my siding? This hole is on the side of the house. Not sure what is was used for. Hopefully it’s something I can do myself.
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Reuse nail holes when replacing oak trim

I removed some trim boards and I used the technique of pulling the nail through the wood to avoid splintering the finished face (instead of pounding the nails back out). This resulted in the heads of ...
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Best way to bore a hole in Hardieplank exterior cement board

I need to drill through Hardieplank cement fiber board for a 1” PVC irrigation pipe. Common bi-metal hole saws will be dulled from even a single hole and likely wouldn’t even complete the hole. ...
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How can I fill a drywall hole in a corner?

When taking skirting off, I accidentally made a drywall hole in a corner of the room. This is an interior wall, and it is empty: at least the hole is pretty deep (10cm) and I cannot feel anything with ...
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How to spackle a plaster/drywall to firmly hold a magnetic door lock with plastic nails?

The problem is that the wall half of the magnet has come off the wall, leaving a hole in the wall. I tried to plug the hole in the wall with DryDex Sparkling & Nail Hole Filler, but it was not ...
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How to restore a curtain pole where the rawl plugs have torn themselves out of the wall

My curtain pole has fallen down tearing the rawl plugs out with it and leaving two messy holes. How can I get the curtain pole back up securely? Ideally in the same holes so that it covers the damage ...
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how do I smooth out the bottom of a hole in granite

I am using a diamond core bit to drill tea light holes in granite rock. I am not drilling through the granite, but am making stopped cuts. I have used a 30mm diamond core bit to make the initial cut. ...
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Cheapest way to screw in drywall close to a big hole without patching the hole

I am replacing our thermostat. The new one has only two holes for mounting to the wall. There is a big round hole in the wall already. I can't position the new thermostat in a way that I can put a new ...
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Is it OK to drill one or two 2 inch holes into a load bearing header in my basement?

tl;dr: Is it OK to drill one or two 2 inch holes into a load bearing header in my basement made of doubled-up 2x10s on top of 2x6s? This area is in the center of my two-story house, and bridges over ...
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Repair Hole in Cinder Block Foundation

I had a geothermal furnace put in recently, and with that, the old heat pump was removed. The electric from the heat pump was run through a hole through the foundation to the panel. The hole is about ...
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Repair a Hole/Crack in Hollow Core Door

Someone punched a hole/crack in my hollow core door. I was wondering what my best course of action would be? Would it be relatively cheap/not too difficult for me to try and fix it myself? I looked at ...
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What to do if the wall has too many repairs?

Joint compound fixes the look of the wall, but it is not hard enough to hold another hole, correct? Underneath the compound the support is gone (concrete, wood, etc.) If a wall already had too many ...
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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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What to use to fill a small HOLE in my concrete patio

I have a 4" x 4" x 6" deep hole where a post had been on my cement patio. The post rotted out and now I want to fill the hole and then place a post holder in that same spot. What do ...
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How do I get this shower head holder off the wall?

Please see images below. The whole unit is loose and needs tightening but I have no idea on how I remove it ? Can anyone help? I’ve inserted a screw driver into the small hole and was advised that ...
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Do I really need 140 lbs of cement for a 5", 5' high vinyl fence post (31" in the ground)?

140 lbs Seems like a lot of cement, I was hoping to get by with just one 80# bag. I guess the hole would be 12" per auger rental advice. I Live in Montana, not a lot of moisture but ground freeze ...
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Filling in holes in a wooden porch frame made by bees

I have a question on filling in holes on the post of my sunroom. left image: sunroom and a hole on the red box. right image: a hole (on the red box). The hole is about a half depth of the post. Would ...
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What type of drill should I get? [closed]

I am moving into my house in a few weeks, and I want to get a general purpose drill for use around the house. I learned that there are different types of drills: power drill, hammer drill, and impact ...
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Align two holes on the ceiling

I need to put two holes in the ceiling in order to put a LED bar I would like to align the holes as much as I can so the bar is as much as possible parallel to the vertical walls. How can I do it?
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How do I fill in these holes from curtain rail?

Bought some curtains that were too heavy and the holder came out of the wall. What should I use and how, so that it can be repaired and replaced?
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Can you use cement to fill a boiler flue hole?

I am having the same problem as this question: How do I fill a hole surrounding a boiler flue? I notice the answer doesn't mention cement but other products which may have been due to fire safety ...
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what kind of drill bits are these? Trying to drill through flat side of a fence T-Post

I'm trying to drill through 1/4" hard steel. the thicker bit went through relatively easily one time, but on the second go just spins. the thinner bit did not go far .. i think both need to be ...
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Pipe under bathroom sink has small hole

One of the pipe under my bathroom sink has small hole and it sprays water as soon as i start/open faucet. Red circle in above photo shows where the hole is. Which pipe is that? Where can i find that ...
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How can I run cable through perpendicular studs?

I have an electrical outlet powered by a cable that does through a stud. This is currently the first outlet in the series I'm adding another outlet on a nearby wall that is perpendicular to the first ...
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How do I fill in this hole in my ceiling around pull light?

I recently had my bathroom done and a new light fitting was added. I have a hole left around it where the new light fitting is smaller than the previous one. How do I fill this in please?
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Big hole in front of mailbox from mail truck how can I fill it?

So we bought our home last July, we never noticed that right in front of the mailbox which is an area with a big patch of dirt and grass is where the mail truck swoops in and delivers the mail, we ...
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How can I seal the openings for the armrest of this chair nicely?

I have recently acquired a Steelcase Leap chair (https://www.steelcase.com/products/office-chairs/leap/) but I do not have the arm rests. I don't want them in the first place because they would get in ...
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How to repair wall next to external door?

I did some repairs a while back, replacing a damaged door jamb. That repair left some damage to the neighboring wall, as shown in the photos below. I am getting a new pre-hung door soon, and want to ...
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Screw and washer should go through flat area or curved?

I have a screw with a washer. Which one of the two sides should it go through (ie which side the washer should be "in contact with"), the flat or the curved one? The structure is symmetrical so it can ...
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