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Help removing mantel above fireplace [closed]

I have a floating concrete mantel above our fireplace. I removed three screws connecting the mantel to a 2x4 that runs parallel to the mantel and all caulking around the mantel. Unfortunately it doesn’...
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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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Pillar removal question

We are just a few inches short for a piece of furniture to maximize the space. Just wanted to know if I can remove or even cut it a few inches? Inside photo: Outside photo:
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How do I remove this recalled door knob?

After hours of fiddling, Googling, reading, etc., I am at a loss. I'm trying to remove the door knob in the images below, and I can't make any progress. Image #1 Image #2 As you can see in the second ...
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What is attached to this spigot and how to remove

This adapter is attached to an outdoor spigot: It is near the location of a former hot tub so I believe it has something to do with pressure control. When I attach a hose to it and turn it on if the ...
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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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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 do I change light bulb in flush mounted fixture?

I just moved into a new house and don't know how to change this flush mounted light: I've tried removing the piece at the bottom and that didn't drop the light as I would have expected. The other ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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 a rusted faucet nut?

Trying to remove my Kitchen Faucet. It's around 10 years old. The last set is to remove the Nut that holds a brass plate to fasten the faucet to the kitchen counter. The problem is, i think the nut ...
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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 open this surface 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 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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How to remove plastic anchor from brick?

I was putting these plastic anchors into brick to mount a TV, but didn't drill the first hole deep enough! I've tried screwing in the screw a little and pulling it out that way, but it won't budge. ...
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How to remove screws with stripped heads?

I have wood screws whose heads are stripped from trying to remove them with a drill. The drill (or screwdrivers) can't grip the heads anymore. What can i use to remove these screws easily?
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How to remove broken light protector/cover from inside oven?

I bought a 6 year old house, and the Previous Owners did basically zero maintenance. The oven is a Bosch underbench electric unit, and it looks like the glass cap/protector for the interior light has ...
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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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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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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 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 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 a tiny Phillips screw that won't spin? [closed]

A friend asked me to have at a look at his 'broken' laptop and here's a picture of one of the screws. Click for larger view I've been trying to remove it for about 15 minutes. It's in a 'hole' of 2~...
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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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Is there a way to remove a root from under a walkway to bring it back to level without getting the walkway redone?

I had a disaster of a huge river birch tree in front of my house when I purchased it a year ago. I had it removed about five months ago, and the roots that ran through the yard were ground out along ...
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How do I remove a ceiling speaker cover?

I have speakers in my ceiling and I need to get the covers off to check the settings. I've tried pulling them with my fingernails and a plastic knife but no luck so far. Any ideas?
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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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