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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 (see pic) vent or can I just put stucco patch on top of the metal and fill in the ...
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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?
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What are my options to temporarily seal a hole behind piping, before doing a more permenant fix?

I am filling some deep holes and holes behind piping. I just want to fill it with something temporary as it is releasing mould however my landlord will do a permanent repair with something of their ...
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If you use a filler and cover it immediately, will there be any problems?

If I use cement, concrete, plaster, paste etc and fill a deep wall hole, then cover/seal the visible side with aluminium or some other cover, will it cause any problems for the fill? I mean once put ...
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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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Filling gaps and holes in dry wall

We had an electrician come to do some work, and he had to move an outlet from one area to another, and do some other stuff on another portion of the wall. I'm left with a square outlet-shaped cut out ...
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How can I fill holes in Marlite bathroom panels

We removed some shelves in the bathroom and there are holes in the Marlite . It’s the marbled looking Marlite. We are in our 70’s and don’t want the experience of tearing everything out, just repair ...
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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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How to fix chimney hole in roof?

I've starting insulating the roof and that got me looking at the "old" hole where a (useless) chimney used to be. That chimney got removed for a solar panel setup. As I'm insulating, this needs to be ...
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How to deal with little holes in shower's tiled wall

My shower wall had a tiny towel rack which was installed with screws. Because of the location, I tended to bang my head on the corner when coming in close to the faucets to adjust the temperature. I ...
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Based on the picture, what do you recommend using to patch this hole?

This is a 90 year old lath and plaster wall that was cut into to install a thermostat. The hole is 1.5" by 14". Should we use: drywall patch mesh tape and joint compound just plaster ...
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How to repair large drywall section?

I had to remove a relatively large section of the drywall, approximately 24x24 inches. There are two metal studs at the sides. Should I try to cut out so both the existing and the new drywall will ...
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Ceiling hole on top floor apartment

I have this ugly hole in the hallway ceiling: It's a top floor flat, in a a very old building in the UK (5 floors in total). If you look closely, you can see that there is some metal tube in the ...
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Closing vent hole in vinyl siding

Looking for any suggestions for the following situation. The house we bought had a kerosene heater in the basement and vented through the base of the house which is vinyl sided. I am removing the ...
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How do I fill a hole surrounding a boiler flue?

The flue for my boiler has a large hole around it, presumably from when it was put in. I'd like to fill it in because it's unsightly, but in not sure of the best way to do it, as it's a large hole and ...
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Ideas for plugging a hole in granite vanity

I got a nice piece of granite for cheap, and I am almost ready to mount it on the new vessel is actually smaller than the dimensions! See below: Any suggestions? Ideally I want to find a sink that ...
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How do I fix a stripped hole in a vinyl casement window?

While replacing my window crank with a T-crank I noticed the screw that is holding the gear box in place didn't seem to be doing it's job. Upon further inspection it seems that it's stripped out. ...
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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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Patch small holes in an internal stucco wall

In a room that was added on to the house (many years ago), two of the internal walls (that used to be external walls) are stucco. There are a couple of approx. 1 inch diameter holes in the stucco ...
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Duct tape + spackle to fix hole under window ledge?

In one of the bedrooms in my apartment under the window, part of the bottom of the ledge has collapsed. Not sure what caused it. Not sure what it is made of either, probably concrete or something ...
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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 can I make these semi-gloss paint patches blend with the wall?

I recently tried to fix a number of small holes in a wall that is painted with brown semi-gloss paint. Unfortunately, the paint patches are still very obvious, even after several days of drying: ...
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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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PVC hole repair in tight space

I have a PVC pipe inside the wall in the right front corner of my office closet. It has holes in it, and it carries washing machine water from washing machine to the basement to dispose of it however ...
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Repair a hole in plasterboard wall

I'm wondering what is the best way to fix this hole in my wall. It's a plasterboard wall in a UK house. The previous owner of the house made a hold in the wall to run some cables for security cameras ...
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Repair storm door stripped by closer

I had the closer for my storm door strip out and re-installed it a few inches away to bite into new material but it happened again (please see photo). I'd love some advise on how to fix this so it ...
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How to repair cupboard hing that tore off particle board [duplicate]

The top hinges of the cupboard have been torn out of the particle board taking a big chunk with it and leaving quite a deep crater with just a couple of dents for where the holes used to be as ...
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How to repair/replace toggle bolt that pulled out of drywall?

We have drapes(drapes and rod are not heavy) across the sliding glass door. When open, they are pulled to one side where the rope to open them also sits. When the drapery rod was first ...
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How to seal an outside hole temporarily

Our house had a leak in the kitchen sink drain and a hole around the drain was cut in the outside siding in order to repair it. I would like to temporarily seal the hole until proper repairs can be ...
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Best way to fix the joists

While doing the waste plumbing my overenthusiastic handyman bore holes bigger than 3 inches (in some cases 4 inches) into the 2x10 joists. He also notched the joist in one place. I am putting a 100 ...
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Which trade(s) should I hire for structural repairs?

I need some structural repairs done to the floor joists of my house. Which trade should I contact for quotes? I was initially thinking about getting a structural engineer involved directly since I ...