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Can I remove this center post?

I'm sure it's best to hire a pro to assess this, but thought I would ask. Do you all think it's safe to remove this center post? Just want to make sure it wouldn't cause any structural issues. This ...
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How best to replace pole barn nailed pickets?

I'm dealing with a 85' foot long fence with 6' cedar pickets that need to be replaced. The previous owner assembled it with both "pole barn" nails and the occasional screw. Screws are easy ...
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How to replace cartridge on Kohler Margaux faucet

The handle on the hot side of my widespread faucet is becoming harder to turn. I'd like to remove the handle cover and change out the cartridge, which I believe to be the reason of my problem. However ...
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Risk of not capping old hose spigot

I have this old spigot sticking up out of the ground. There is a newer working one that’s on the side of the house. I’d like to remove this one. I believe the pipe runs away from the slab that you can ...
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Is there any code benefit to removing disconnected underground wire

My home has some underground wiring that has existed since before I purchased the home. I’ve verified that the wires are completely disconnected from any live circuit and located both ends. The ...
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How to remove stuff from sink

So when I bought my house the bathtubs and sinks were both reglazed (for some reason). I am not sure what it was "reglazed" with, I am just using that term for simplicity. I had the bathtub ...
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What is this concrete compartment outside my foundation?

I’m planning to run some PVC conduit through foundation wall (LB body above grade and then down to 12-18” below grade) and some PVC water pipe through foundation wall (below grade). However, there’s a ...
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How can I remove tile from a floor?

3So I decided to remove old gross carpet from a bedroom we haven't used yet so I can start using it and discovered that there was a lot of black mold under it. I am assuming previous people either had ...
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How to request removal of a pole in Iowa owned by Mediacom [closed]

I am running into a situation where I need a pole removed from my yard where Mediacom is the only company that has a main line on it. This is at the end of their run and no wires are attached to any ...
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How do I remove an outdoor electrical metal box?

I can't disconnect this old metal box from the metallic conduit that is behind it. From the pics you can see I was able to remove the old rusted fasteners and replace them with new ones. However I ...
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Can I safely remove existing ground wire from neutral/ground buss in service panel?

I have included a picture of my service panel. My situation is, I need to remove the green wire (ground) that is connected on the neutral/ground bussbar. This gound wire was conected to a previous spa ...
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Remove concrete under bath tub surround tile

I'm renovating a 1960 condo where all the walls are concrete. There is only one bathroom so I can't gut it all at once. There is 4x4 curved tile over an extra 1 inch+ of concrete (see the photo). The ...
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Load bearing or not load bearing?

We are in the process of removing a wall between our kitchen and living area. House is one level. Had someone already come out to inspect and he said it was not load bearing but wondering if we need a ...
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I’m trying to remove a flush mount LED ceiling light to install a ceiling fan. It won’t come off

There are no notches in the housing. I have pulled down to no avail. I have rotated it counterclockwise and it spins endlessly. Even the light cover spins both directions. How do I remove this light ...
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How do I remove a dishwasher that is screwed to a granite countertop?

The company that installed the granite countertops attached the dishwasher to the granite. I need to know how to remove the screws, without damaging the granite, in order to replace the dishwasher.
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How to remove window screens?

We have a brand new house. The window screens were installed by the builder as something of an afterthought after we closed. We only recently tried to remove a screen and realized they don’t budge. We ...
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How do I remove this old plastic bathroom fan motor?

I just bought a condo and wanted to clean or replace the motor, but I cannot for the life of me figure out how to get the motor down from the ceiling. I removed the 3 screws holding the motor and ...
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Is this dividing wall load bearing? [duplicate]

My fiancée and I are remodeling our recently purchased home and want to triple check to confirm this is not a load bearing wall before tearing it down. The portion of the wall touching the ceiling is ...
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Bathroom Faucet Removal

I am trying to remove a bathroom faucet that looks separate on top but is all connected underneath (all 3 pieces). I have gotten the hot and cold handles off and the unit would drop out the bottom if ...
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How do I remove this floating shelf?

Recently moved into a new place with a little floating shelf attached to two walls (corner). I initially assumed it was a generic Ikea floating shelf and would have a bracket that would easily come ...
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How do I remove this wall mount faucet nut?

I have no problems pulling the single handle two-hole Moen wall mount faucet out, but this part is left behind. I can not for the life of me figure out how to remove it. It spins freely in both ...
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How can I determine if I can remove this built-in drywall alcove? [duplicate]

I’d like to remove the drywall built-in pictured. That includes the ceiling, side wall and floor section. My question is how can I determine if it’s load bearing and if there is duct work in the upper ...
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What are these carpet tiles made of?

Underneath basement carpet, I find a layer of 4-inch square carpet tiles. The underside of these tiles is black with a sandpaper texture. When removing the tiles, one finds underneath a brittle ...
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Bathroom shower remodel old mortar stuck to concrete walls

I have removed the old tile in my shower to install new tile. The mortar is stuck on and very hard to remove. Can I smooth it out with joint compound and make a smooth as possible surface and tile ...
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How would I go about removing the entirety of this cabinet as cleanly and safely as possible? [closed]

I’m looking to remove the whole thing from the corner of the two walls including the trim. Links to tutorials or lists of tools would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!
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How can I remove a long narrow strip of over-growth (weeds, grass, etc.)? [closed]

I have a long patch of over-growth in my back yard along my driveway. It is about 2 feet wide and runs the entire length of my back yard, around 100 feet. Half of it is right next to my detached ...
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Removing two sided screws from studs

I have these screws left in the studs from floating shelf brackets. These are two-sided, with the end with the screws going into the studs and the other end with a bolt that the bracket attaches to. I ...
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Tree root removal under a slab of concrete

How do I remove tree roots (tree has been cut down)from under concrete and pavers on top of the concrete in my back yard? The pavers have lifted up and is extremely hazardous to my Mom and others. ...
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Can I remove this outlet and fill it?

I have this exterior outlet connected to a conduit that i want to remove. I’ve tested the outlet with an outlet tester and it says it’s cold. I don’t really want to try to remove the entire conduit as ...
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How to effectively remove white glue from a wall?

I have been removing some wood strips from a painted wall (see the image attached) which were attached using white glue. After the whole process, it has naturally left a variety of rests on the wall, ...
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Cement porch removal

We are planning on removing a cement porch from our house, which has a room underneath it. My husband did this to my parents house, using a sledgehammer, but he was 35 years younger. He has some type ...
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Is the interior wall separating my living room, dining room, family room, and kitchen a load bearing wall?

I am a first time homebuyer and would like to remove the large wall separating my living room, dining room, family room, and kitchen prior to redoing all of the floors in my new home. Can someone ...
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Removing laminate glue

I inherited a antique wood table and would like to remove the laminate that was added to it. I know how to get the laminate off, but what is the best way to remove the glue from the wood?
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How to remove stain from wooden door? [closed]

I bought an intricately carved door from Turkey. The door is beautiful with light wood. However, they put an orange stain on it. I did not want stain. I wanted natural. It cannot be returned. How can ...
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Jacuzzi tub faucet removal [duplicate]

I am trying to replace a deck mounted faucet on a jacuzzi style bath tub. There is no access to underneath. I removed handles and top trim but this appears to me be impossible without breaking marble ...
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Load bearing wall removal

Looking to remove a portion of the wall the leads into our garage to extend our dining area. The wall sits ontop of the block foundation but parallel to the roof joists on a hip roof enter image ...
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Identifying and removing carpet adhesive [closed]

I removed the carpet in one of my rooms. Underneath I found the following carpet adhesive: The removal of the carpet was very easy, it came off easily. The adhesive is still tacky so you stick to it ...
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How to move an in-line outlet without leaving a junction box

I’m installing a walk-through closet into an empty dressing room. Moved a couple of outlets so nothing’s hidden behind anything, and everything’s accessible. One outlet is grandfathered in under a ...
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Is This Glue, Paint, Primer, or Something Else and How to Remove It?

While using a heat gun to remove several layers of paint from a wooden door, the bottom layer or two have been particularly hard to remove. I think these layers may not be paint, and I am curious as ...
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Taking out a 1950s cabinet without destroying it

I have 1950s American Standard kitchen cabinets. I want to put in a dishwasher, which means removing one of them. I don't want to destroy it because it's irreplaceable in my area. I've hit one ...
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How to remove plaster or really old hard caulk (can't tell) from bathtub?

My house was built in 1970 or 1971 (I've seen both years, can't remember which one is correct), and the bathtub and the bathtub walls are original to the house. The caulking has been coming off, so I ...
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about 13years old Kohler Kitchen Faucet replacement

I would like to take off the old kitchen faucet, but it is alot tougher than I thought! This is how it looks like, and I tried to strew the fold ring with wrench, but it does not move at all. There ...
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Removing window bars without obvious screw heads

In preparation for my house being painted, I'd like to remove the security bars (a.k.a. burglar bars) from the garage window. I'd have expected them to be screwed or bolted to the wood trim, possibly ...
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How do I remove this bath faucet?

We've inherited a leaky bath tap which needs to be removed. It's proving very difficult to get any sort of purchase on the circular fascia - has anyone got any bright ideas for how to get this off? I'...
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Removing wall in basement [closed]

I wanted to take this wall down in my basement but wanted to know if I can take all of the 2x8s out or if I needed a lally column or 2 or if I can double up 2 of the 2x8s in the middle? Not sure if ...
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How to remove hard adhesive from bathroom wall tile?

I decided to take on the project of a DIY 1/2 bath renovation. We have burgundy wall tile in the bathroom that I had hoped would be easy to remove. The tile is original to the house built in 60s. The ...
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Disassembling IKEA furniture—how can I deal with broken dowels?

IKEA furniture often has wooden dowels that are used to hold pieces together. The problem is that these wooden dowels break easily when you're trying to disassemble IKEA furniture: In the first ...
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Can I apply concrete over tile mortar on a wall?

I am renovating a bathroom in a concrete structure. The bathroom had tiles on the walls (all now removed), but the amount of thinset used on two of the walls is kinda ridiculous. I have been able to ...
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How can I remove this Kwikset entry door dead bolt lock?

This is a picture of the Kwikset dead bolt from interior. I removed the outer layer. However, I'm having trouble removing the bottom plate. This looks very similar to this question: Removing old Entry ...
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Removing Carpet and Linoleum for one unified flooring of LVP

I have a house from 2019 that I am planning on ripping out the carpet in the living room and linoleum in the kitchen to make one unified flooring of LVP. I have yet to start ripping things out yet, ...
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