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How to remove latex-based tile adhesive

A friend bought a house that has tiles mounted over original tiles and she wants to remove the new tiles to restore/reveal the original ones. The over-layed tiles can be pried off easily enough with ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Help understanding the steps needed to prepare a wall for painting after wallpaper removal

Recently moved into my first home and learning the DIY ropes and one of my first tasks was to remove the wallpaper in the living room, once I removed it (quite easily - thankfully) it seems to have ...
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Why would there be a wooden board under cement board in tub alcove?

I'm removing the cement board to make tiling easier. I've so far removed two walls. The third wall however is the one with the shower head and controls on it. I rubbed away a bit of cement board (to ...
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Seized in and sheered off with limited options

Group, To put my situation into perspective: I'm working on an electric motor. This motor contains a few semisensitive (temperature wise) sensors near the power box. I have an approximately 4-5 ...
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Temporary Remove Flex Duct

I am about to replace a load bearing wall in unfinished basement. There is flexible duct attached to plenum that I need to temporarily move out in order to put the beams in. Do i just need to cut ...
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What should we do about asbestos tape on heat ducts?

My daughter just had a home inspection of a home from 1900 and there was asbestos tape noted on the seams of the duct work. What should we do? And I am assuming it is not only on the visible ducts. ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Floor paint stripping

OK, so I decided to strip a heavy black paint and what not on top of it from the hardwood floors in a 100+ year old house I purchased recently. To that end I purchased a $150 stripping tool ("...
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Can I safely remove these 3 pieces of wood in Attic?

Can I remove these pieces of wood in my attic? I think I can take them out based on the following reasons, but thought I'd get another opinion. Pieces 2 & 3 are separated in two pieces. Usually, ...
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Closet partial wall removal

Removing a partial wall in my bedroom, this room is against the side of the house and the wall is perpendicular to my houses Joists but isn't anywhere near the center of my home. The partial wall use ...
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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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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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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 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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Removal of 2 story chimney with deteriorated bricks

The bricks of the chimney are deteriorated beyond repair. it is located on the outside of the house and is a 2 story structure. The fireplace has been converted to gas logs and the chimney is not ...
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Removing the plate from an old 1950's schlage door knob

Somehow, I think this door knob would be easier to reassemble if the knob and plate (especially the plate) were removed. Anyone know how to remove the knob? I don't even really see a lever or pilot ...
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Is the wall in this blue print able to be removed? (Blueprint in Spanish.)

I am looking at a home to purchase in Queretaro, MX where I have been transferred for five years. There is a two year old home in a great location for the right price but the rooms are really small. ...
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How can I remove random gook from a wall ...?

... without damaging the wall. I previously started renting a room and the walls are a bit of a mess. I'm not a handy man but wanted to clean them up. I can't say for certain what the material is ...
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Removal of a Large Bolt

I looked at an earlier set of answers that seem to apply to this situation, but they are not quite the same and the question is different. I have a large pin that is threaded on one end. It is 1" dia ...
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How to remove mold from cloth upholstery

My coach is covered in black mold, Google search shows various suggestions including vinegar, bleach, hydrogen peroxide, rubbing alcohol. Which is the most effective proven method to remove mold ...
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How to remove over stain from finished woodwork on my stairs

We recently had our wood floors refinished and the floor guys carelessly got the water based stain on my wood casework. The casework is stained and finished with a glossy poly of some kind. I can't ...
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How to remove carpet tape from flooring?

I used Scotch Carpet Tape for Vinyl, Ceramic, and Hardwood. I've since removed the rugs, but the tape is stuck to the floor now. How can I remove it?
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How do I remove white residue on bathroom floor tiling?

There is white residue on my bathroom floor tiles in areas where water regularly leaks. It looks like limescale but will not budge when I try to remove it with vinegar. How can I remove it?
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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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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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