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Fix sag in soffit (faux ceiling) for duct work

We have a faux ceiling that houses duct work. The faux ceiling wraps around the interior of the house to hide duct work that otherwise cannot go in the original ceiling. I don’t love it but it came ...
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Should this shingle have another shingle covering it?

New ridge vent was just installed and I noticed 2 shingles across my ridge that have these tiny square patches on them. I'm not entirely sure what they are, I'm guessing it is covering a nail or screw....
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Patching holes in basement concrete floor under old framing

I took out the partition walls in the basement of my 1923 house and the bottom sill plates were set into the concrete. With the wood removed (some of it basically disintegrated) I’ve now got some 1” ...
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How do I cover exposed exposed wood under cracked stucco?

Let me set up some context: My house is at the bottom of a hill, so when it rains, the water flows down North, into my back yard, and pools on the North and South-facing sides of my house. Over time ...
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Patching a Textured Plaster Wall

We have an interior wall that is textured plaster in our 1934 Tudor home. We are going to flip the pictured light switch to the other side of the wall, so that we can mount a television on the wall. I ...
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How to patch concrete board plaster job

I removed the trim around my back door and was left with the monstrosity pictured. The new trim I want to install is about 1/2" skinnier so I was wondering if there is a easy(ish) way to patch ...
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What options are available to cover a gap in a stone countertop left when a slightly smaller stovetop was installed?

We installed a new drop-in stainles steel stovetop into a hole in our stone countertop. This has left a 1/4" to 1/2" gap in the rear, since it's not quite as deep as the old stovetop was. ...
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Paint peeled on fascia board, how to get paint to stick?

I sanded, primed, then painted one of my fascia boards, and most of the board dried fine, just one part where there’s wood filler and silicone calking is where the paint peeled. How can I fix this ...
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Patching gap in drainage channel

Our property includes a dam with a storm overflow. I've discovered that the drainage channel, 50 years old, has started to slide apart, leaving a 2-3 inch gap in two places. When water drains, it ...
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Heat and water safe material for internal dishwasher repair

On the inside of my dishwasher is a plastic tube that transports water to a spinning piece in order to clean the upper rack. Part of the plastic tube has melted through and the top rack is no longer ...
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Best procedure for simultaneous plaster patching and electrical box cutout

Long story short: I was cutting a hole for a new lightswitch, and I discovered a concealed junction box. And, as much as I was tempted to just patch that hole up and pretend I never saw it, ...
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How should I fill channels left in old plaster after dado rail removal?

I just purchased a condo in the Boston area. The house has been built early 1900s. I'm removing dado (chair) rails in the dining room that don't look great and are just dust collector at this point. ...
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How do I patch a medium size hole so that I can install a baby gate securely?

Long story short, 2 holes became 1! I'm trying to patch a medium/large hole so that I can put a baby gate up but it's not working with just spackling! I've tried securing a board over it but it's ...
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What should I fill this space with?

Hi all. Pulled appliances out of a property and seeing several areas where the wall isn't flush with the floor. Any suggestions on how I should fill these? The one with the copper pipe is behind the ...
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Patching Holes in Iron Staircase

My condo building has an outdoor iron staircase that has been developing some penny to quarter sized holes. While the staircase is structurally sound, I’m looking for a solution to patch the holes in ...
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Can I warm up "cold patch" in a microwave?

I found two asphalt patching products online that are designed to be heated in the microwave. Both are out of stock. Can I heat up ordinary "cold patch" or "trowel patch" in the microwave?
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Substance to help cold patch adhere better?

I moved into a house recently that has an unmaintained driveway. It looks like it hasn't been sealcoated in 20 years. I plan to use "cold patch" to fill one small pothole (4 inch diameter) and fill ...
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Laminate Flooring fixes

Within the last year I remodeled my house and a contractor put in some new laminate flooring. It was great because it was very dense, heavy quality stuff that didnt scratch at all. We really like it. ...
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Question on drywall patch in the ceiling

I have a ceiling vent where the drywall is cut a bit larger than the actual vent. I was looking for some advice on the repair. The duct is mounted to a stud along the top (a piece of the stud is ...
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Cement pool overhang patch or replace

I have a pool with an overhanging cement edge that crumbled away. I have one contractor that said we should replace it and another that said we should just patch it. Here are some pictures of it. ...
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Best procedure to renew a driveway

My asphalt driveway has a lot of narrow cracks, and it has some shallow depressions where puddles form. I've watched some youtube videos. All agree that before starting, oil spills should be cleaned ...
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How to patch small anchor holes in plaster wall and potentially reinstall anchors?

We had a hook next to the one that you see in the picture. There was a towel on the hook and someone grabbed the towel and hung all of their weight on it and basically the anchors pulled out of the ...
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What's it called? Leather square [closed]

I want to acquire a piece of black leather with "rings" in it - holes that have been reinforced with a steel ring like you might find on a tarp. #################################### #O################...
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Is updating/avoiding this splice worth it, and if so, what's the easiest way to plug the hole?

An outlet was discovered to be midway through a segment of unsafe (too thin gauge for circuit, no ground) wiring. Let's refer to point A as a junction to the rest of the circuit (which is all good to ...
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How can I color/style match concrete patch to old sidewalk? See image

As you can see, I attempted patching an old spalling concrete sidewalk with premix concrete patching product. I was very disappointed with the results. The color isn't remotely close to the existing ...
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Patch Hole In HardiPlank Fiber Cement Siding

I have a hole in the siding of my home. The siding is HardiPlank fiber cement. The hole size (diameter) is that of a cable line. A cable line was run through the siding when the previous home owners ...
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Asphalt patching

I want to build a fence on one edge of a parking place beside my house, which is paved with asphalt. The parking place is sloped and uneven on its edge where the fence is to be installed. I'm thinking ...
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How to screw into "used" holes in wood?

I want to fix my gate latch. The problem is where the latch used to be nailed into gate door, there are now oversized holes in them because the fastening point failed and the nails came out. What's ...
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drywall patch replacement

I used a patch kit to fix a 1/4" hole in drywall and the patch is too raised and visible. Is there a way I can undo the patch and try a different solution? There are 2 separate holes, both are patched ...
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Need some help with wall patch

I’ve sanded down to where the wall feels even but now the patch’s showing what should I do next?
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how to patch the wall with multiple layers of paints?

I'm patching a hole in a bedroom. There are multiple layers of paints. I use lightweight spackle. Can anyone tell me how to fix the uneven wall? Thanks a lot.
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Patching small-medium drywall hole with wall cutout

As pictured below, I have a 4" x 6" rectangular hole in my drywall, which I cut using a jab saw. I plan to patch with the original drywall piece that I cutout, with a couple of furring strips behind. (...
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Help identify these protrusions on my leaky roof

I've got a leaky roof on my 100-year old (new to me) Washington DC rowhouse. I just finished clearing off a couple of years of decomposed leaf litter from the recessed spot where the leak is, and I'm ...
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If I drill holes in a door, would I then at a later time be able to conceal them reasonably well?

I have an over-the-door organizer in my pantry. It's about 5 feet tall and composed of three joined sections. Problem is—since it has breaks on the vertical supports—it is wobbly. When I ...
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temporary roofing repair

Ok so we have a shingle roof that needs to be replaced. We are having some lumber logged off to pay for the repairs. We need to make it for about another 3 months. I was planning on using half inch ...
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Patch holes in medium density fiberboard

[ 3 screws fell out of lower portion of upper right bracket of ping pong table. What's the wisest/strongest material to use to patch holes into 5/8" medium density fiberboard in order to rescrew ...
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Drywall skim coat has bubbles. How to fix?

I primed my walls yesterday and noticed that there are tiny holes (1mm diam) from bubbles in the skim coat. I primed it anyway thinking that the primer will fill the holes. What's the best way to ...
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Drywall Mesh Patch vs. Bulge? To remove or not to remove?

I patched a doorknob hole in a bedroom, using a cut out patch, which I nailed to the existing drywall with a piece of backing plywood. When spackling I also decided to use a fiberglass mesh patch. ...
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Wiring home network patch panel (568A vs 568B)

I've bought a data patch panel in order to cleanup my home network wiring (which was a mess). Before wiring the patch panel I didn't read about the two wiring options: 568A and 568B. I've wired the ...
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Reparing rock lath plaster around thermostat wires in wall...need troubleshooting advice!

I have been trying to find advice on how to do something similar to patch a rock lath plaster wall around my thermostat wires. It doesn't look like the original screws were screwed into anything ...
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How do I fix raised wall patch job?

The previous owner did a bad patch job all over the house. The patching is a lot higher than the rest of my wall. How do I go about fixing this?
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What kind of paint and texture is this? And how do you patch this area?

What kind of paint and texture is this? And how do you patch this area?
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Best way to fill a pothole in asphalt

What is the best way to fill a pothole in asphalt? There are some huge potholes in an alley used by 5 homes that I would like to repair - meaning it gets a fair bit of traffic each day. Would gravel ...
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Patching plaster wall

I have a spot on my wall where a significant amount of paint has bubbled up and pealed away revealing the plaster underneath. The total area is about 10 inches wide at the widest point and a couple ...
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What products can I use to repair large holes in plaster? [duplicate]

I have a roughly 4'x 3' hole in plaster wall. I've seen few youtube videos about how to repair it, but none of them say what product/mix they use. I've read about using DAP Plaster Wall Patch, but ...
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How to fix concrete cracks with weed growing out?

I have cracks on my concrete stairs that have weeds growing out of. I was wondering what the (caulking-like?) product is to fill the cracks. Should I spray some sort of herbicide to supress growth ...
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This hole in a concrete porch needs fixing

I might buy this house and have never lived there. The porch has an big air space of maybe 4 feet underneath the slab. Some of the rebar at the bottom edge of the slab is visible when peering in. The ...
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How should I paint over a large patched area on a wall?

I have a wall with a approx 20 by 20 cm patched wall. Quite large. I primed the patch then painted over the entire wall (with the patch) 3 times and the patch is still visible. What can I do next that ...
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How to strengthen cracking joint compound after application over insulating foam sealant

Long story short, the wife is pregnant and wants the cats litter box 'outside.' My solution: put a 1'x1' hole in the wall ~10" deep between our living room and patio. Place a pet door over the ...
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Can Liquid Nails cover a small hole

I'm installing some vinyl plank flooring. In one spot where a transition piece is going to go, there is a small hole that will expand under the vinyl. The transition piece is going to be installed ...