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How to patch holes in freezer wall?

I have a chest freezer with several holes in its metal lining, as pictured below. Can I just slap some HVAC tape over these, or is there a better material or approach? Do I need to worry about filling ...
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Looking for a putty to patch door which dries stiff

I'm trying to patch a hole in a hollow core door. I already filled the internal area behind the hole with expanding polyurethane foam. My plan was to level it off, apply drywall putty and paint it. .....
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Can I use a wood hardener on particle board?

I’m staying a friend’s place for a few days, and being a bit OCD I’ve been fixing the things that I can. But they have kitchen cabinet doors that lift up, and one has ripped out of the particle board ...
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How do I fill this hole in the concrete under my furnace in the basement?

How do I fix this hole in the concrete under my furnace, and is there any reason I shouldn’t? It’s difficult for me to get at, as there is only about 8 or 9 inches between the floor and the bottom of ...
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How to repair small tears in leather couch

I have a leather couch that is only 3+ years old and has now started to develop small tears around the seams in one of the cushions. Here is an image of the tears: I think it would be best to try and ...
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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 do i fix this countertop hole? [duplicate]

I have this decent size hole in my counter top. I have no idea in the home improvement world so anything would help. How do I fix this so it's not noticeable? Thanks!
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Stucco repair for large hole left by wall AC Unit

Looking for some advice on how to repair this large hole in an exterior stucco wall left by the removal of a wall AC unit. Additionally looking for specific information on how to match the pattern of ...
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How can I fix this hole I accidentally made with a screw?

I mistakenly used a longer screw to my chair when I assembled the legs and messed up my chair. I attached some photos and what do you think I should do? I'm considering to buy the cushion but I'm ...
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How can I fix a hole near an outside corner of my plaster wall?

I have this hole in my kitchen. The whole paint layer is gone and you can see the metal support beneath it. Here's a picture also showing the "culprit": I've never fixed a wall before, I'm ...
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Sealing an inaccessible hole in a masonry foundation

I just discovered I have small holes behind my water tank in a tight closet inside my 2nd floor condo. I was vacuuming around the water tank and something like a thin rope was sticking out of the ...
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Hole in Outside Brick House Repair

anyone have any idea how to fix this? I had a plumber chip it away cause of an old tap that burst and replaced the pipe inside and tap. Attached are photos for reference. Would it be OK to just use ...
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Fixing a wooden brace that has had holes drilled in it

When putting up my punch bag in the garage I drilled holes which I have decided need to be sealed post conversation in another question raised by myself. There are 2 holes running along the brace ...
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1/2” Vertical Hole in Floor Joist - What to do?

First post here, hoping to get some help. I was recently trying to run a coax cable from my crawl space into my home office (there was an existing coax drop, but the cable seems to terminate somewhere ...
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How can I put a new screw where an EZ dry wall anchor holding up wide curtain rod was pulled out?

I had put a few EZ dry wall anchors for a curtain rod fixture. It was holding up great. Someone pulled on the curtain and one of the fixtures was pulled out with the dry wall anchors. If it was up to ...
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Sistering a joist with no space on any side

I am doing some work to the area underneath my master bath. While opening up the walls we found some large holes drilled into the joists for the plumbing running through it. In one case I have two ...
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How should I fill deep holes in my wall?

Stripping walls and came across these. What is the best product to use on holes that are quite deep? Also what's the best way to ensure the holes are filled correctly?
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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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How to "fill" hole in sink countertop

We have a countertop of what feels like solid stone and I am guessing is some kind of engineered quartz: Is it possible to "fill in" a hole that has been drilled in this type of material or ...
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How do I reduce the size of screw holes for a door hinge, where door is hollow?

This image shows one of the hinges on a hollow door that's correctly affixed. I just discovered this hidden at the bottom of a door that's held on by 3 hinges like this so it wasn't impacting the ...
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Can I repair chips and holes in a wall with spackle and paint?

While using a pull-up bar, I damaged the wall adjacent to the door frame in my flat. On inspection, more than just paint came off. To fix it, can I use spackle to fill in the missing layer, sand and ...
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How do we repair a hole in our basement foundation wall and the floor?

Our house was built in 1924. There's a hole in the foundation wall that we need to patch up. I know we can replace the bricks but what do we fill in the hole with? Directly over it upstairs (in the ...
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Will old anchor holes in a concrete slab reduce its useful life?

An impaired driver jumped my curb and ripped my square mail post out of the sidewalk concrete that it was anchored into. The bolts were all ripped out of the concrete. Bolts went through the metal ...
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How to access hole behind kitchen cabinets?

Description: I have cabinets that run along the left hand side of the kitchen. They meet in a corner, where they turn to meet my stove. Within that corner there is no shelving. Just an empty space ...
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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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How to repair screws popping through drywall all along corners?

We had an addition built on our house recently. While adding on, the screws popped through the drywall in the original portion of our house. The screws have cause a small raised bulge every 6” along ...
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How can I repair a large hole in an interior door?

I locked myself out and didn't have proper tools to get in, so I drilled a hole directly above the door knob so that I could fit my hand in to unlock it. There is also damage to the outer edge where ...
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Fix puncture in Ikea Linmon table

I'm using an IKEA Linmon plywood table 150x75 as a desk and the monitor stand I've been using did this at some point over the weekend. Looking for a cheap fix to help keep the structure of the table. ...
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Close old OTR hood vent hole on exterior stucco wall

How do I permanently close and seal the old vent hole on the outside stucco wall ? Do I have to remove the old metal vent (see photo) or can I just put stucco patch on top of the metal and fill in ...
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How can I fix a large hole in plaster ceiling that's backed by drywall instead of wood lath?

We are renovating a 1959 home and have a large hole in our plaster ceiling due to the removal of a kitchen wall and soffit. I have reviewed lots of videos about how to patch plaster + lath ceilings; ...
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How can I fill in an interior hole in a block wall?

In an attempt to run Cat6 Ethernet cables to my living room, I cut a handy box sized hole in the the block, but was unable to run the cable down from the attic at the top of the wall (it was ...
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What should I do with the wires before I put a cap over the hole left by my (broken) electric smoke alarm?

We have a wired smoke alarm system. We've lived here 9 years and I have no idea if they work or not, so I installed battery-operated ones in pretty much every room. One day the wired one upstairs was ...
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How do I fix a hole in an interior block wall?

Whilst doing some kitchen renovation I noticed a rather large hole in a cinder block wall the size of half a block. It seems that it was done with a lump hammer in order to plumb in some pipes. There ...
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How can I repair a 1/2" hole partially into one of the king studs of my bathroom door frame?

I was trying to mount a shelf above the door in my bathroom. I used a stud finder before starting but apparently wasn't able to locate any studs and decided that I could use a toggle bolt I had on ...
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How can I patch this ceiling hole my new light fixture does not fully cover?

I recently had a new ceiling light fitted which replaced a standard plastic ceiling rose. The new fitting is quite slim and the old fitting was hiding a larger than expected cutout in the plasterboard....
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bullnose vinyl corner hole repair

I have a bullnose corner with roughly 3" hole. What is a good way to fill such a hole and repair? Can drywall patch be applied? Or some other method? Do I need mud or just spackling?
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What type of mortar should I use to repair masonry joints on a building exterior?

I need recommendation for type of mortar offering good grip to repair old deteriorated mortar between masonry squares with a hole in the middle used for the balcony wall. This is a 20th story balcony ...
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Will water vapour travel through lime and feed mould?

I have some deep holes such as those in the pics and want to fill them up. I’m sensitive to smells and vocs etc so I prefer to use lime. I ha e heard that lime is breathable and could let water ...
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Repair holes concrete ceiling (not just masking them)

An old apartment, where dry wall was a thing yet. The ceiling is concrete, plastered and painted. There are many holes, from current and previous owners (different light spots installed in different ...
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Patch holes drilled in kitchen cabinet shelf

To attach under-the-counter appliances to a kitchen cabinet, we drill holes through the bottom shelf of that cabinet. Bolts run through those holes. For example, clock-radios, coffee makers, iPad ...
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How to fill a big cavity on a wooden door frame?

Due to an impact against it, the door lock casing in the wood frame has been uprooted. I managed to fix it back the metal part and some wooden pieces, but there still is a quite huge cavity with un-...
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Unfinished large panel opening in outside wall

This house was built in 2015. I am the 2nd owner. I am unsure what this opening is/was meant for. (see photos) Somebody might have meant to install a panel and then had a change of heart. There are 4 ...
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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 properly repair siding holes

I noticed the AC installation by my house's previous owner left an unpatched hole in the siding, close to the ground. We have a lot of rain in the fall/winter. I don't know how long it's been like ...
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What are some effective methods to fix a worn out screw holes of a door hinge? [duplicate]

I have a door that was slightly tilted and didnt close properly. I noticed the hinge was a tad loose, and what was holding it was a short 0.5" screw. I replaced it the screws with a new 1" ...
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How to repair small depression in a wall?

I would appreciate any help and guidance on repairing a small portion of a wall, which gave in a bit due to a telescopic pull-up bar. Not sure how to explain what type of wall it is and the fact that ...
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Repairing fiberglass garage door panel with large hole

This large hole came with the garage when we bought the house. I would like to repair this to make it look a lot better, and at least keep prowling cats out. The backing you see in the picture behind ...
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Holes in bbq wall

I have a Brinkman bbq, there are holes in back wall where heat shield brackets were located. There are 5 holes each approx 2" long and 1/2" high. Is there a fix?