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how to create a drain pan wall?

I did not know about drain pans with detachable fronts (https://www.amazon.com/Square-Water-Heater-Detachable-Front/dp/B07TKDWNW7), and so ended up hacking one myself. My question now is: how do I ...
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What's this grey stuff on concrete wall

This stair handle wall is concrete, and it has been finished with white putty and paint. I don't know what's this grey color stuff and any ideas to fix this would be great.
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Plumber's putty or silicone for tub drain?

I am replacing the drain and overflow on an enamel-coated steel tub with an ABS tub drain kit. The new drain shoe is ABS, and the drain/strainer on the top side of the tub is chromed metal. What kind ...
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What can I use as a non-fouling exterior filler for countersunk screws in vertical painted wood?

I mostly work with exterior torx drive screws if I'm not nailing up. What technique/material is there for filling a the hole of countersink without fouling the drive on the screw head, yet allows ...
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Primer applied on waterproof putty became flaky and peeled off

A section of the wall in our house developed flakiness due to dampness, prompting us to undertake repairs. Specifically, the affected area was located behind an air conditioner. It appeared that poor ...
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Filling gaps in polished wood table

I have a really nice polished wood table (not sure exactly what wood, sorry), which has some gaps in various places (see photos below). As we use it as a kitchen table, it's not great as all the ...
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What kind of putty should be used for sealing rim joist exhaust vent holes?

I recently had a tankless water heater installed in my basement. The 4" exhaust vents through the rim joist. I'd like to seal the gap around the PVC, but I'm uncertain what type of putty to use. ...
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Why is brand new plumbers putty keep breaking of in pieces around brand new kitchen drain basket with a paper gasket and rubber sealtin the sink

rebought new plumbers putty and and kitchen drain basket 2 times Cleaned surfaces with alcohol and let completely dry Installed basket according to basket manufacturers directions Used more putty the ...
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Waterproof putty for Azek lumber

What can I use as waterproof putty for Azek lumber, exterior application? I am looking to mainly plug and cover (hopefully invisible) screw/nail wholes in Azek brick moulding, the same way I would use ...
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How can I seal between siding and sunroom to block bee access?

I have a sunroom which is right next to the siding of my houses: However, as shown below, there are some gaps between the siding and the sunroom, and some bees go inside the gaps and make holes. I’d ...
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Caulk/Putty around Interior Timber Frame Window Gaps

I am in the process of painting my timber frame windows and when cleaning and sanding down I have noticed that there is a small gap between the window pane and timber frame on the interior (the stuff ...
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Trim Damage Repair

I have some damaged trim I would like to fix: Could these be fixed with putty and paint or will I need to replace the whole piece of trim? Is there a specific type of putty I should use? The second ...
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Damage to wall caused by chair

I have a chair with some big metal rivets on the back: It has caused damage to the wall, when people sit the chair slides back and causes this: How could I fix that? Just putty and paint? If so, ...
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How can I prevent wall patches from affecting paint sheen?

I am trying to paint a wall. I have applied wall putty to cracks in the wall, applied one coat of wall primer (solvent based) then applied one coat of oil based paint. Where there was no wall putty ...
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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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make plumber's putty soft

I have some amount of putty which has dried, it isn't old though. Is it possible to make it soft as clay again? Normally how long can a putty last when open?
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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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How to verify paint job

I have gotten my walls prepared by "professional" painters. They have put putty on the drywall and sanded them down. Finally they have painted. When I stand in front of the wall and look at them ...
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Plumber's Putty on outside of tub drain is cracking: Replace with same or something better?

This putty is starting to crack and leak onto my basement ceiling. Is this repair as simple as removing old putty and applying new? Or is this practice now (or always has been) frowned upon and is ...
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Plumbers putty removal

We had a granite top and a black stone sink installed in our kitchenette. I installed the black strainer and disposal rings. I used non-staining plumbers putty under the rings. The putty that ...
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Putty around a new kitchen sink drain

This may sound too simple, but I know nothing about it. My kitchen sink drain was replaced and a small amount of putty comes off around the diameter. I know that is normal but am I suppose to let that ...
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How do I reglaze my garage door windows?

My garage door is perfectly sound but will need re-painting. There is a small window at the top of the door and the putty is all cracked. How do I go about changing the putty? before I paint the ...
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How can I prevent color variants when painting over wall putty? [duplicate]

I have used putty on the wall to fix the holes, and fill some gaps. the putty color is white while the rest of the wall is an older light green, I am painting a very dark yellow, However when painting ...
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Can I put acoustical putty *inside* the electrical box rather than around the outside?

For soundproofing applications, they make acoustical putty that you put around the electrical box. However, what if you can't get behind the electrical box? In my case, I have a wall floating on hat ...
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How should I fill 1/8" nail holes in a hardwood floor?

After an anti-squeak effort, we've got a bunch of 1/8" holes in the hardwood floor. These are aligned with the original nail holes, so they will blend in if darker than the wood. What putty should ...
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What is the most effective way to remove epoxy plumbing putty?

At some point in the past, I used epoxy plumbing putty to seal a joint going into the faucet on my bathtub. It's now leaking again (seeping out past the putty) and I'd like to get the putty off so ...
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Can you paint linseed oil putty with water based paint?

The putty is sealing a window and has has spent three weeks drying. I've heard that you can use water based paint over linseed oil putty, but I want to check. It was a Selleys linseed oil glaziers ...
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How can I speed up the rate at which putty dries?

We're (slowly) renovating the sash windows in our house and the current window is causing problems. What should have been a quick job (especially at this time of year!) has turned into a marathon ...
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How do I repair aerated autoclaved concrete?

I got an everlasting problem with a aerated autoclaved concrete (also known as "Gasbeton") wall: there's a crack that seems to split the upper half from the bottom half of the wall. I tried several ...
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