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How do I verify PVC pipes have been glued and separate them if they have been?

I am replacing an old double sink with a new large single sink plus a disposal. It seems that the old PVC for the old sink has been glued at each joint. How do I verify PVC has been glued and what is ...
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How to remove plastic expanding fasteners without damaging them?

I have a lot of these plastic expanding fasteners that need to be removed to make some repairs behind the shower in my RV. They all out in the open and easily accessible, but require I remove the ...
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How do I seal an old woodstove pipe in the basement?

We are in the process of renovating our basement and there is an old wood stove pipe left over from a wood stove we removed. Not looking to remove the entire pipe, as it goes through the roof in two ...
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What type of fastener is this? How can I remove it?

What kind of fastener is this how can I remove it? Thanks in advance.
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Removing a metal rainwater storage tank

I want to remove my metal rainwater storage tanks, because it quite old and leaking. This is a temporary fix as the house will later be redeveloped -- I just want to remove the water tank now. It is ...
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Fixing a slippery Sidewalk

Last year I had our crumbling front path replaced. I live in the North Eastern U.S. and the weather can be slippery. The path was sealed ( unknown type) and the path had some grit but not enough. ...
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How can I remove these shelves without damaging the drywall?

It looks like these shelves are mounted onto the wall, but I don’t know how. There are no visible screws so I can’t figure out how to get the shelves off. I’m assuming they are hidden on the inside, ...
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After RAT POISON/ANTIFREEZE...How do i rid my yard of squirrels?

I've crushed rat poison into peanut butter/cracker balls. I've mixed antifreeze with peanut butter/crackers/sugar. Soaked pecan halves in antifreeze...they have chewed through a brand new garbage/...
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How should I dispose of material waste during home construction?

The construction of my new home is undergoing now, but I am facing a problem - piling up of trash and unnecessary materials left over at each step of the development which I am moving to my garage. My ...
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What is this white textured paint-looking stuff on my concrete floor?

Our home had carpet on the first floor, which is concrete slab, that we ripped up to hopefully restore to its former glory. However, about half of the floor has old laminate vinyl that's sealed down ...
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Efficiently remove backer board screws

I am replacing kitchen tile with vinyl planks or engineered hardwood. After ripping out the backer board with tile, I am left with hundreds of screws, set every two inches in a rectangular grid. Is ...
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Removing deck frame attached to siding

I'm in the process of removing an old deck attached to my house in an effort to replace it with stairs and a paver patio. I've gotten most of it torn down and removed, but I'm wondering what the best ...
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Do I or do I not remove baseboards when refinishing my hardwood floor

I need to have my wood floors refinished and have had several quotes. One person says they have the tools to get right up next to the baseboards and he does not need to remove them. He has 45 years of ...
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Shower manifold diverter stem removal question

How the heck does this Stem come out of the threaded tube that the escutcheon goes over? The Hot and cold stems have bonnet nuts bet not the diverter.
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Remove a nail-in box with 3 romex cables and not cut drywall?

Single gang nail-in box for thermostat was about 1" recessed and probably too small for 3 romex cables of 10g wire. Orig. installer 30 years ago left 1.5 inches of sheathing on all cables. ...
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How can remove a flat head screw that's in a hard to reach space?

I have an overhead light fixture and I need to remove the "cover" so I can change a bulb but the cover is held in place with metal brackets that have to be removed first and they are ...
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Removing post in center of two-car garage (20ft span)

I have a two-story house with a two-car garage under two bedrooms. The two bedrooms have a non-load bearing wall between them and the garage has a 6x10 beam underneath with a supporting post. I want ...
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Remove tv plaform on metal guides from old tv armoire

I have an armoire originally used to hold an old style TV. I want to remove a platform that was to hold the TV. The platform is wood and on metal, ball bearing, guides so that the tv could be pulled ...
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Single stud removal

I have a 2 story house with basement built in 1904 and I'm wanting to create a doorway into a bedroom from the living room. Through the center of the house is the wall which is load bearing. The wall ...
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How do I remove these closet sliding doors

I want to take these closet doors off but I’ve tried everything and they won’t come off. There’s no space to lift it up or angle and take the bottom track out first. i’ve also tried to take out the ...
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Can I replace two 2x4 jack studs with a steel bracket attached to side of adjacent 6x6 king stud?

As part of my kitchen remodel, I want to move my refrigerator into a closet. In order for the refrigerator to fit width-wise, I need to remove two jack studs on one side of the closet that are ...
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Weird cylindrical deadbolt housing

I am trying to change the locks in my house, and saw this weird housing for the old deadbolt. To me it looks like glued on as there are no screws or indentations, but is there any other way? Adding ...
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Can this closet header be removed? [closed]

I started tearing down a pantry closet. Can I take down the header? I just want to take front wall off. The two sides would remain. Note that the drawing is reversed from what was actually built.
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Removing Drop-in Sink Mounting Clips

I'm attempting to replace an old kitchen sink with a same-size drop in sink, but I'm having trouble removing the old sink clips. Some of them were accessible so I just unscrewed them as expected, but ...
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How to remove freezer frost?

I have some frost on the back wall of my old GE side by side. I've attached two pictures. Is a hair dryer the best method of removal for this case? Thank you.Picture: frost inside freezer ; Picture: ...
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How to get a granite counter top with sink off a wooden bathroom vanity

I have a standard 37" x 22" granite top with sink on top of a typical bathroom vanity. The sink is cracked and a corner on the top is knocked off. I've found many tops with sink available ...
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How to cap a copper water line to a fridge without turning off water valve

I'm in kind of a difficult situation, I'm moving out of my old apartment and I need to get the fridge out but there is no water shutoff valve in any of the units in my complex. It's an older building ...
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How can I remove a porcelain sink from a granite counter?

I'd like to replace my kitchen sink. It is a drop-in porcelain, mounted in a granite tile countertop. It has been there almost 20 years. The tile is in great shape and I would like to avoid ...
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Is this a job for a crowbar?

My home has these on all the basement windows. As a result, there's a significant hazard in case of fire. From the pictures, are these just held in place by beefy nails. Would a crowbar be the way to ...
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How to remove old masking tape from glass?

My gridded windows (small pane, divided light) were masked for too long and now the tape is brittle and leaves residue. I'm using a razor blade to scrape and Goo Gone to remove the glue but is there a ...
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How to remove adhesive from ceiling?

I just started to renovate my apartment in an old building. I removed the paint from the walls, but when i started to remove it from the ceiling I noticed it was fitted with polystyrene sheets. I ...
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Is the wooden-stud basement wall that runs next to & parallel to the shared concrete wall separating two townhouses load-bearing?

Okay gang, so here's my deal: My wife and I recently bought a 2-story (with a half-finished basement) townhouse, sandwiched in the middle of a row of other townhouses. After lengthy negotiation, I ...
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Unable to remove faucet handles on widespread bathroom faucet

We have these faucets in a couple of bathrooms and a couple of the handles have started to squeak. I am not sure of the brand as they were developer installed. Might be Moen as a few of the other ...
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How do I remove a Chatsworth 1928 Traditional 3TH Crosshead bathroom faucet?

I have leaky faucet and would like to remove the faucet handle so I can gain access to the cartridge so I can replace it. Here is the faucet: I am unable to use a razor blade to get under the button ...
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Removing rotten cedar siding shingles

I'm removing some rotten cedar shingles from the side of our house and they are nailed on so tight one over the other that I can't get my Dasco Pro shingle ripper behind the shingle to hook the nails ...
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How do I open this flush mounted kitchen light fixture?

Fluorescent light fixture--can't seem to get it open. It doesn't seem to want to unscrew at all, or squeeze in as if it had tabs that held it in. No visible screws on the metal either.
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How do I remove plastic-headed wiring staples?

I have this type of wire staple in my attic holding wires together in certain places but I need to move the wires. How do I remove these?
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Stumps haul out

I have a mound in front of my house with two stumps in it (shown below). I have a quote for the excavation of the mound which includes the removal of dirt. The difference between hauling the ...
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How do I remove the rest of this lever-style door handle?

I'm trying to remove an old lever-style door handle (with no visible screws) that had a missing latch so was already non-functional. Following online tutorials on how to remove door handles and ...
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Remove 3 way switch

I think I have my plan but wanted to run it by the smart guys on this forum. I am looking to remove a 3 way switch as part of a kitchen remodel. Actually 2 of them but the wiring/process should be ...
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Are these walls load bearing?

Looking purchase this house, however, want to remove the bar and closets in "red", could that whole area be removed, or are those load-bearing/structural walls? The original structure for this house ...
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Remove 1.5” spa pipe fitting from PVC pipe WITHOUT damaging pipe

Have a 1.5” compression collar for a spa circulation pump. Whoever installed it crushed the shoulder behind the “O” ring. Need to remove it without having to buy a “pipe parana” for $140. Have to ...
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Remove Halo recessed fixture completely

Older house built in the late 60's. Trying to remove existing Halo (new work?) recessed fixture completely to retrofit and extend circuit to one more fixture. I removed the 4 screws (well there ...
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Sink Faucet Handle Removal

I need to remove the base of the broken-off handle on the right in order to put in a new handle. The base does turn back and forth a little but seems to be only for the purpose of adjusting the ...
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retrofit an installed HVAC system

My day care center, located in a 100+ year old house and only licensed for 28 kids, had an HVAC system installed about 15 years ago. Can it be set to vent ALL indoor air and send only cooled outdoor ...
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Remove glued gasket from swing-top bottle stoppers [closed]

I would like to remove gaskets around ceramic/porcelain swing-top bottle stoppers (also called flip-top or Quillfeldt stopper). It cannot be cut easily and seems strongly glued. I tried boiling ...
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Stuck/Spinning Bolt Screw

Some time ago I had a handyman install a pull-up bar with some "M10 x 75" bolt screws that came included with the pull-up bar. When I try to take the bolt screw off to remove the pull-up bar,...
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How can I release these drawer slides?

I'm trying to remove my cupboard drawers and my own efforts have failed, as have my Google searches. Here are images of what the rail looks like: The black plastic part has an arrow pointing towards ...
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Fireplace, identification and removal component

I am curious what the purpose is of the black metal covers above this fireplace. Looking up from below, outside of the window, they are closed. Is this purely decorative? Is there any way to remove ...
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How to bypass a switch that controls lights, keep outlet live 24/7?

How to bypass a switch that controls lights, keep outlet live 24/7? I have a small office in the basement I need to alter wiring on so I can work from home. There's a wall switch that controls two ...

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