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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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Remove Plastic Bracing by a Window

I apologize if I'm abusing terminology, I'm not completely sure the correct names for window anatomy. I'm trying to remove a plastic brace that's adjacent to a window and I can't figure out why it ...
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How to remove a mid-run outdoor outlet

I had a fountain in the middle of my yard. The fountain is now gone but my GFCI Outdoor box is still there and is in a mid-run, as I have another outlet against my far fence. The electrical is buried ...
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How to remove exposed aggregate patio

I purchased a home with an existing VERY old aggregate patio. A few years ago I dumped a boatload of money into it to try and fix it, and it lasted about two years. Now I just want to get rid of it. ...
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Removing washing paint stains from clothes

As house windows and doors was being painted by enamyl paint got paint stains on clothes how can we remove wash or remove paint stains The paint stain has been dried tried white vinegar baking ...
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Best / easiest way to remove old electrical connectors?

I am planning to install gutters on my home. This means I need to remove the old and defunct 1950s style power pegs from my house (see photo). I am thinking sawzall but it might not be the cleanest ...
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How to retrofit an impermeabilizant asphalt layer in a roof

An owner asked me to repair a roof for a never maintained ~60 year old construction, which lost its impermeabilizing properties, and year after year leaks water from rains through the concrete over ...
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How can I uninstall this old school light switch from the wall?

I have a few of these old school light switches in my current accommodation: I now need to replace one because it is not working anymore so I'm trying to uninstall it from the wall. Alas, I'm not ...
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Thumbturn And Plate Removal (Schlage)

I'm unfortunately having a lot of trouble removing my thumbturn of my door. Please see pic. It's a Schlage that was on this house when we bought it as the model home in 2007ish. I've tried pushing ...
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How can I remove this concrete wall anchor?

The anchor pictured was holding a hose reel, which has been removed. When I twist the part sticking out it just spins infinitely in either direction. I think it is something like a toggle or a molly ...
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How to remove Joist finder screw of Squeeeeek-No-More-Floor-Repair-Kit using jaw locking pliers

As I was inserting a joist finder screw in carpeted floor, a component of the Squeeeeek-No-More-Floor-Repair-Kit, it got stuck in the floor so tightly that it couldn't be removed with a power drill no ...
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Squeeeeek-No-More-Floor-Repair-Kit stuck screw

When inserting the joist finder screw, which is one of the components of the Squeeeeek-No-More-Floor-Repair-Kit, it got stuck midway so I can neither insert it nor remove it using a power drill. Does ...
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Saw metal conduit even with the floor?

I need to remove this metal conduit or at least bring it even with the floor. I don't need to worry about preserving the wires inside the conduit. I only have a little hacksaw, but I'm open to buying ...
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Remove broken drain in manufactured home

I have a drain for a bathtub that is stuck and broken. I was able to get it to turn, which seemed like a good thing, but looking in the drain, the fitting is turning as well. I tried using the flange ...
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how to best remove concrete splash from vinyl siding

When our contractor poured the concrete for sidewalks and handicap ramp, concrete splashed onto the vinyl siding. Is there a product or way to remove this more easily than hand-scrubbing? Pressure ...

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