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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 ...
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Entry Wood Door Repair on Finish

We have double entry doors and when I removed our old handle set, it took away alot of the paint that was originally on the door near the handlesets. Needless to say, I want to try to fix this issue ...
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Is there a masonry filler tough enough to drill into once it's set

Our new home has two old metal gates front and back where the screws mounting the locking points have chipped out of the brickwork leaving large holes (40 - 50mm tall/deep). Is there a masonry ...
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Filling a crack in a wall with roughcast on limestone

Finally, I was not able to Limit the extent of cracks in the wall roughcast, which is finally cracking: I have removed the crumbling parts, and protected the wall with a plastic sheet waiting for a ...
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Repairing a rip in my hvac vent

A small section of canvas fabric connects the duct coming out of my furnace to the rest of the house. I noticed that there's quite a large rip in this fabric. Would it be best to use standard foil ...
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Filling holes in book shelves

I've used Billy book selves from Ikea to create a built-in unit along a wall. I am going to put the shelves up inline, then I need to fill the rest of the holes which are in the sides. After the holes ...
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What's the proper way to fill this hole?

Recently a dip formed in our flooring inside our sports performance training facility. We discovered that the concrete job there had a good number of stones in it, and I believe that it was that ...
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I drilled holes in my brick too big for my anchors. How can I fix this?

I am mounting some bike racks to a brick wall (basically, a special hook that you hang your bike on). The holes in the metal bike racks are big enough for #8 screws. I purchased some lead plugs ...
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Foundation Cinderblock Chipped Repair

I seem to have a fairly large chip in one of my foundation cinderblocks. Is this type of damage repairable as a DIY project?
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patching hole to be reused

I'm trying to mount a tv into my chimney walls. My TV is 65" and weighs in about 65"lbs or so. I drilled in 6 holes. 3 at the top 3 at the bottom with about 12" apart. I was going to use the strap ...
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How should I fill the holes in my floor to prevent mice from getting in?

I live an old apartment building and discovered a month into my lease that my apartment has a mouse problem. No matter how may times I bait or trap, I have no luck. It it appears that this might be ...
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How can I repair nail and screw holes if I don't know if wall is drywall or blueboard?

So first of, sorry if this is a basic newbie question. I have only owned my home for less than a year and am trying to get handier as I go. I know the basic difference between drywall and blueboard ...
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How do I fill in holes in a fire door?

I removed a piece of door hardware I'd screwed into the metal firedoor we have on the front of the house. Now, I have two holes in the door. The only advice I've found is this guy who seems to default ...
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Is their a Radiator Safe expanding Foam?

So I live in an apartment building and I have a Bug problem, go figure. I have had my place sprayed repeatedly to try and get rid of them, but within a few weeks they're always back, worse than when ...
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Can I lay tile over drywall that has torn paper?

Can I lay tile over drywall that has had the paper torn from removing tile that was installed wrong when doing new home construction?
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How to repair holes in concrete driveway?

I have a concrete driveway that is chipping. Is there any good options to fill these chipped areas?
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How big a hole in drywall can be fixed by spackle alone?

How big of a hole in drywall can be fixed by spackle alone? The previous owners left numerous holes in the drywall. Each with the diameter of a coaxial cable, which I want to patch up. Can I use ...