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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Options for Repairing Hole in Wall

This is my first time dealing with the problem of a hole in the wall. As of a few minutes ago, I accidentally knocked over my very heavy room divider and the corner of it went straight through the ...
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How can I find existing mounting holes after the wall was repaired?

Client forgot to tell workers to leave mounting holes open so they ended up patching all the holes. These holes are for a heavy wall ornament which used screw inserts. Is there any way I can either ...
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How to properly cement fill a small hole next to a foundation for a 100 year old beach house built on pier & beam foundation?

In summary, there is a small hole in the ground that has formed in about a 6 inch gap between a cement walkway and the cement foundation wall for an old beach house (over 100 years old). The beach ...
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Moving Faucet Hole in Granite Countertop?

EDIT 1/3: So I actually cancelled the order for the pictured sink, and bought an Elkay single-bowl sink with rounded corners. It fits perfectly in the existing opening, the wide edge might even allow ...
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How can I seal a hole in a concrete foundation wall for flex tubing?

During the electrical upgrade, several PEHD tubes were laid through a hole in the wall (60cm thick). I am not sure how to fill the hole - want to keep the water and the dirt outside. Insulation is not ...
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Fixing holes going to the sides of concrete steps

I have some holes going through not the top, but the sides of my concrete steps. What can I use to back up the holes in order to be able to fill them in with some quick setting cement? And what sort ...
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What is this pipe that is uncovered outside of my brick wall?

I found a mysterious hole on my outside brick wall (red arrow in image) - it is located above the 2nd floor's bathroom and below the 3rd floor's bathroom (hence the windows above and below). It's a ...
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How to cut a straight line for conduit between floors

I am going to run conduits for Ethernet from the walls of my 1-story house to the basement below. How do I measure and cut in a straight line such that the hole I open in the wall lines up with the ...
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What to use as a wall filler?

So I posted a few weeks ago here (Curtain rod ripped off wall). The issue was that the mortar or whatever was behind the plaster, was crumbling,thus making my curtain pole drop. Eventually I ended up ...
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How to prepare holes in painted cement wall before attaching hose reel

I have drilled a few holes in the side of my painted cement wall and am about ready to attach a hose reel to the side (with provided cement anchors), however I would like to know if there are any ...
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Do I need to trim this hole bigger? I'm not sure if the glass tile could expand towards the faucet valve

On my final stages of bathroom remodel. I have just enough room to install the sleeve over the valve stem faucet. I am concerned if the glass tile expands/contracts it will be too tight and crack the ...
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Maximum bore & space between bore on load bearing top plate?

I'm installing a structured media cabinet during an under stair closet renovation. Closet is on first floor, wall is load bearing, and also has fire blocking since it's connected to the stairs in a ...
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How important is horizontal spacing for small (~1") holes in 3x9 floor joist?

I have old 3x9 ceiling/floor joists (actual dimensions), 48 inches on center. I needed to run additional wiring so I made a new 1" hole above and slightly offset from an existing hole with 2+ ...
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Cut too big a hole in drywall for socket

New to home improvements here so bear with me. I cut a hole to put in a new socket, but it seems the hole I cut was just a bit too big. The socket wings almost cover the entire area, but not quite: ...
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Ducted vent hood installation - taping up open penetrations

I was thinking of installing a ducted range hood in my home but there seems to be a lot of things to watch out for. I was watching this Youtube tutorial and one comment about "covering up open ...
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Best way to fix this hole in the wall? [duplicate]

we are new houseowners, and the previous owners left a TV we didn't want so we asked them to remove it and they left this big hole in the wall in the process. We've been looking for a contractor that ...
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Hole in interior wall, can't figure out what I'm looking at

1994 home, hole in the wall of my hallway. Southern home with a crawl space. Not sure how the hole got there. I haven't been able to come up with the right google search to understand what I'm looking ...
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Filling gap in concrete porch

My house has a concrete front porch with a gap underneath the slab. It's unsightly, but hasn't previously caused any issues. Unfortunately, a family of skunks recently discovered it and decided to ...
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hole in roof of oven

Oven type: Siemens, BUILT-IN/BUILT-UNDER COOKER/OVEN HB90355GB Problem: In the top mini-oven, above the grill element, a metal plate (liner-catalytic) has fallen off because the screw holding it in ...
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How to patch this hole in exposed foundation

I guess the first question is, should I even worry about it? From what I can tell there's not a deep hole that an animal could enter in -- I felt around, and basically what you can see in the picture ...
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Fill a hole in a 2x4

Building a Cornhole board I drilled hole to bolt legs in. I can’t remove the boards due to all pieces glued and screwed together. How do I fill the holes I drilled for the legs ?
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How can I install a door latch with a bore that's 1/8 inch too large?

I have a deadbolt lock for a smart lock I just bought. The first problem is I have a metal door and need a drive-in bolt attachment for the lock. The second problem is the the hole I made in the door ...
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Should I fill holes drilled into my foundation to attach forms?

We are having a garage added to our home, and this required a new foundation to be attached to our existing foundation. There were 2 windows in the basement that needed to be filled. The foundation ...
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how to seal or fill in 4" round vent hole from inside house to outside of brick

I am removing a 4 or 6 inch round venting pipe from above the stove microwave that goes out the side of my kitchen inside wall and goes through the drywall and brick to outside. So I want to fill in ...
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Why does my toilet run non-stop? [closed]

I decided to change out all the internals of the toilet after flapper replacement failed. The toilet is still running non stop. Oddly enough it only runs from one rim hole even after I changed out and ...
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How can I tap continuous threads through opposing tubing walls with a tap that's too short? [closed]

I have a hollow inox tube 40mmx20mm with 2mm thick walls that I would like to drill through-holes into and then tap them M5 suitable for M5 inox bolts. This tube will be used on a piece of furniture ...
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Hole dug from underneath basement floor [closed]

Something has chewed or clawed its way through the basement floor. Our basement is underground obviously. What would be 5 or more feet underneath the ground and chew through a concrete floor? I found ...
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Can I drill through chemical anchor resin?

In order to hang a TV wall mount* onto a hollow clay bricks wall, I decided to use chemical anchors to ensure the mount will endure with the TV weight. (* originally came with 3 50mm Fischer wall ...
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Hole/Notch in Floor joist

I have a floor joist that is notched about 7 inches away from the bottom plate. The joist is a 2x8 (7 1/4) The hole is about 2.25 inches so I added a sister joist and the hole in that is probably 1.8 ...
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Tools and techniques for enlarging round hole in brick wall

I have a new kitchen hood with a vent duct slightly larger than the existing one and I need to "roundly" enlarge the hole. What would be the best power tool(s) and accessories to be used for ...
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What's the most painless way to fix a lot of small holes on the wooden floor

For some really stupid reason, I accidentally punched a lot of small holes on my wooden floor. See attached photo. That's a roughly 3 feet by 3 feet area with a lot of small, but shallow holes. My ...
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What is the technical term for the rings that protect holes for electrical through woodwork like cabinets?

I drill holes in cabinets or desks for electrical. I usually drill about a 3/4" hole and I have these little plastic rings I put in to protect the woodwork and just so it looks nicer. ...
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How do I make this wall patch flat?

I had a hole in the wall, about 10x7x1 inches (length, breadth, depth). I did not know to fix it so I hired someone who brought a white paste-like compound to fill the wall. He said it would need to ...
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Gap where soffit meets roof

A racoon has been getting in the soffit for the last few weeks. I have tried trapping him with no success. The roof is to steep for me to climb up. A roofer looked at it and didn't know how to ...
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How to install chandelier fixture in ceiling hole that is too big?

I am trying to replace my dining room chandelier, and after removing the old fixture one, I realized that the new fixture is too big for the size of the hole. That means, I don't have space to put the ...
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Fill small hole on concrete basement wall

We had a heavy rainstorm a few days ago. I discovered that a small hole in my basement wall was leaking water. The hole is at least 6 inches deep. On the other side of this wall is the area between ...
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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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