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How to fill a hole in plastic window frame?

The window balance broke and caused this: Any idea how to repair it? The window frame is plastic. Thanks.
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Moved into an older home and found plastic sheeting was applied to cinder blocks in basement

How do we know if we should be redoing all the drywall (on exterior walls) in the basement or leave as-is? We just moved into an older house (1970s) that was mostly sitting empty for about 6-12 ...
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160mm pvc pipe running through a deep concrete pour - will it crush?

I have am unusual situation. I had to use 160mm pvc pipe to create a wide duct for services connections that must pass about 500-660mm deep through a new footing that's about to be poured. The pipe is ...
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Sleeper sofa plastic guide track repair

I have a sleeper sofa that has always been difficult up open. I took it apart and found the plastic guide track, linked below, to be broken. Replacement parts aren't available. Guide track photo One ...
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Metal screw stuck in middle of deep plastic (resin) hole

I was trying to tie something that has a deep hole (around 7 cm). I tried one screw that has stuck in the middle of the hole. I thought that the screw will come to the end but it didn't as its head is ...
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How to fill an airtight box with a gas? [closed]

Any idea how I can fill a standard, airtight plastic storage box (45 litres) with Argon? The naive solution would probably to "pour" Argon into the box since it is heavier than air, but there must be ...
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remove plastic film off porcelain tile

I just had "marble like" porcelain tile installed. the plastic film over each tile is too had to get off. The installer gave up and left it on, said he never seen plastic film so hard to come off. ...
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Helicoil for plastic

My automower have been opened too many times/with too much force, so the thread is gone some places. Could I use some building silicone I'm the holes, or will it come out the next time I unscrew?
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Are there any composite/plastic lumber brands that can be used indoor?

I need to build a platform/base in a partially finished basement that occasionally floods. The flood isn't much, about 1/2 inch, but it does stick around for a bit (at least until the dehumidifier ...
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Attaching a heavy plastic object - of which I can't access the inside - to the side of an office table

I have a wooden table in my studio and need to attach to its side a Lenovo Laptop docking station (2 kg, 3.5 lbs), to which then I want to plug and unplug my Lenovo T450s laptop (2 kg, 3.5 lbs) to ...
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Wall scuffing protection for bicycle

I just moved into a 2 family apartment. The porch leads to two doors, one for the upstairs apartment, and one for the downstairs apartment. The upstairs entryway has a relatively thin space to the ...
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DIY Desk / DJ Stand from Acrylic

I have a tall stairwell leading up to my attic 'den' and I was thinking about building a table top onto the railings to create a space for some turntables, mixer and laptop. Initially I thought I'd ...
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Making a Floating Egg Tray / Carton

Objective: Make a floating platform to grow avocado seeds. Conceptually this is a floating egg carton with 1 inch holes in the bottom of each egg cup. This allows the lower half of each avocado seed ...
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How do I smooth rough plastic

So my agitator wasn't properly secured while my washing machine was running. As such, during the spin cycle, the agitator spun around and damaged the plastic around the drum. How do I go about ...
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Plastic debris stuck in shower valve?

Seeing plastic debris stuck in our shower faucet valve second time in a week. Caused it to not close completely and leak. First picture shows the white plastic crumpled and stuck in the valve (like a ...
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Can I repair a luggage caster housing with Sugru?

Something got stuck around the fixed axle of my suitcase caster, causing the caster to stop rotating around it. The axle itself ended up rotating and wearing away at the housing. I managed to clear ...
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Building water tight box from plywood and HDPE

Origin I built a box out of 0.3" (8mm) plywood sheets framed by 3" (75mm) by 2"(50mm) staffs. The box is about 3' (1000mm) each side and 2' (600mm) deep, has a floor but is open at the top. The box ...
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Fix broken Vacuum body [closed]

I have a 10+ year old Dyson Vacuum cleaner. The top piece broke off. I'm looking for hints/pointers/do's/don'ts on how to repair the broken plastic. Everything else works - it's only the plastic part ...
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Can I use a heat gun or hair dryer to remove plastic from my steel door

I failed to remove the plastic from my steel door and now I am unable to peel it off. Can I use a heat gun or hair dryer to remove it, or is there a better way? I have tried several different things, ...
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Cutting large diameter threads

I have an extensive tap & die set, but they're mainly designed for common bolt sizes. The threads I need to cut are in (and on) metal and/or plastic pipes, or tubes; ranging between ∅49-89mm. ...
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Drilling a 1-1/8" hole in plastic with a Dremel

Forgive me for being a complete beginner to this; I have a Dremel 3000 with the standard complement of attachments, and it's been useful to sand some items and brush up others. I have a piece of ...
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how to glue the broken plastic pieces that dovetails the faucet valve

The faucet handler in my kitchen fell off. I open it found that the plastic piece that dovetails the valve was broken (see the image) I am not sure if I can find a replacement of such a thing as I ...
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How to seal a hole in a plastic bottle properly? [closed]

I have to pass a 6mm diameter metal tube through a hole in a plastic bottle (common PET coke bottle) and seal it very well. I have a bottle with a 6mm hole that I did with a Proxxon FBS 240/E and a ...
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Drilling through thick HDPE block

I need to drill 4 10mm holes through 50mm thick HDPE and then countersink with a larger diameter (ca 20mm) hole to a depth of 20mm. The material in question is in fact a step made out of recycled ...
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Restoring plastic chairs

Before I take them to the dump, is there anything I can do to restore them? Are there any chemicals to clean them? I was going to repaint them using spray paint but it was taking too long and almost a ...
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Samsung Front Load Gas Dryer, plastic connection problem [closed]

RE: Samsung Front Load Gas Dryer. DV42H5200GW. T his should have been an easy install, but plastic gas fitting seems to have cracked. I was just connecting my existing gas line to the dryer, and I may ...
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How to drill plastic without the bit “grabbing” it?

I am attempting to use a drill press to drill a 13mm hole in the ends of a small electronics enclosures (a Hammond case). The wall of the case is about 2mm thick and made of ABS plastic. Started off ...
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Food safe fix for broken plastic valve

I have a second hand espresso machine (this or similar - 800ESXL) and a valve in it has broken. From a bit of research, it looked like Breville knew the part was prone to failure and they quickly made ...
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Recommendations for drilling a lot of small holes in various plastics (ABS/PVC/Acryl)

I need to drill a large series of 2 millimeter holes (several 100) in pieces of plastic that vary in thickness between 16 and 22 millimeter. The plastic will be ABS, PVC and acryl (not sure if that is ...
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How do I remove the plastic at the tip of my faucet handle?

My faucet handle has a plastic "lid" on the tip and I cannot remove it. I have tried prying it out, but I'm scared I will damage the plastic. Please help!!
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Effective method for waterproofing a tube through a hole drilled in the side of a bucket?

How to prevent water leaking around a tube passed through the side of a bucket? The bucket is plastic approx 1mm thick wall and the tube is rubber with 6mm outside diameter. I drilled a 6mm hole and ...
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What do you call this plastic paneling on the outside of garage?

My garage has the white plastic paneling that looks like wood. Some of it broke off during a storm and I need to replace it. I'm having some trouble finding it online because I don't know what you ...
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what can be used as a small container for paint?

I need to touch up a corner. I'm wondering, what can I use to poor a little latex paint (with primer in it) into to do the touch up? I prefer not to bring in the whole paint canister from the garage ...
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Air Purifier Plastic Smell

My Whirlpool Whispure 510 HEPA air filter sometimes makes the air smell like plastic. Is this dangerous? Is it more dangerous than not using the filter? I'm in Midtown Manhattan, so air quality is ...
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Should I run cable through pipe?

hole in wall http://image.prntscr.com/image/6a3fc5c7d2464dce9b30701f4b6dd69d.jpg I drilled a hole in my wall and ended up creating this mess. I plan on fixing it with spackle. The cable is a ...
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Dremel rotary tool: Grinding holes in hardened plastic

I want to cut/drill/grind a small drainage hole (maybe more than one) in through the base of a plastic terrarium. I don't have a drill on hand but I have a Dremel Micro rotary tool. Is it alright to ...
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a cheap (and landlord friendly) way to stick a large plastic sheet on a wet wall?

I'm usually using removable adhesive putty to fix stuff on the wall (mainly plastic I'm writing on). But this time the sticks don't stick on the surface because of a condensation issue (rock issue). ...
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Drilling holes in 'styroglass'

I have a sheet of styroglass, which I assume by the name to be a clear polystyrene. I want to drill some M4 holes into it, which are about 2.5cm separated from each other. However, I only have ...
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How can I cut a vinyl chair mat to shorten it?

I need to cut a few inches from this pvc chair mat. How do I achieve this? I though of using an acrylic knife. Will it work? The line will be straight and 40 inches long. Thanks. P.S. I'm about ...
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Installing a transparent window in waterproof tool boxes

I have a bunch of waterproof toolkit boxes that I usually keep in the shed, which are IP67 rated. I'm horribly unorganised and frequently switch tools between them, so I can never quickly work out if ...
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Drilled into white/cream colored plastic behind drywall, what is it?

I'm installing a closetmaid shelf in my closet in a 2nd floor bedroom. I was drilling behind drywall and on one of the holes I marked I hit some kind of plastic. I'm not sure if its a wall or pipe, ...
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What could one spray inside solid core door to protect wood and create a tunnel?

What could one spray inside solid core door to protect wood and create a tunnel? Bought a pet door for a solid core door. Installed it, looks great, ezcept turns out the company doesn't make a tunnel ...
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How to seal a leak in a plastic tubing connection?

I am trying to repair a leak in the plastic tubing pictured. This tubing is connected to an air conditioner's condensate pump (water runs through it whenever the pump turns on). The leak is ...
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Repair cracked plastic

I recently purchased a lawnmower that is in need of a new hood. The replacement cost for the hood is $400 so I am looking at a way to repair the old. As you can see its severely cracked. I am more ...
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How to remove glue from a CD/DVD plastic case

I need to remove some glue/adhesive residue from CD/DVD plastic cases (not from CD/DVD themselves). I tried with acetone but it ruined the plastic case (from transparent it became white). Which ...
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How do I repair a broken polystyrene part?

I have a speaker whose mount broke. I previously tried to fix it using a common 2-part "5 minute" epoxy (I believe I did 2 or 3 separate applications, trying to get some thickness on it), but after a ...
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2 layers of plastic film window insulation?

I am insulating a single-pane window with plastic film (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002GKC2GW?keywords=plastic film insulation&qid=1453679450). This window can't be opened, so I will keep ...
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Is it required for effectiveness to stretch interior window film?

Thanks in advance! Please let me know if I should provide more specific information, or if this is covered somewhere else. Short version: I am using a Frost King window insulation kit on a window. ...
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Repair broken button from dishwasher controller plastic case

So recently my dishwasher stopped working. After disassembling, I found out that the problem was just the on/off button. It won't work because when you press it, it pushes a plastic piece that is ...
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How to sand/smooth a small plastic stylus tip? [closed]

I bought some cheap replacement styluses for a gadget with a plastic pressure-sensitive screen (a Wii U gamepad). Being cheap, the seams between the styluses' plastic halves are not well sanded, and ...