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Should I remove old wood glue before reinstalling a board on a table, and how?

We have a coffee table we made with four 2x4 planks stained and glued to a tabletop. About a year later, one of the planks had loosed so I ripped it off and I was planning to reapply the wood glue ...
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Removing the surface layer from ceramic tile

I have green tile in my bathroom with pink accents. Is it possible to remove the pink using muriatic acid (concentrated HCL)? I have a background in clinical and chemistry laboratory sciences and am ...
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Remove and replace kitchen window with just caulking outside

I have an old kitchen window and like to replace it with modern double pane glass. Here is the look from inside: Here is from outside: Do I just remove the caulking from the outside (red box)? Then ...
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Any thoughts on how to remove this faucet / handle

Hoping to find some help here as I am at a loss. Does anyone have any thoughts on how to remove this fixture. There are no brand marks and I don't know who installed it. The handles don't have any ...
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How can I remove a plastic cupholder glued to the wood frame of a large mirror? I don't want to damage the frame or mirror

How can I remove a plastic cupholder glued to the wood frame of a large mirror?The mirror is on our bathroom wall above the sink. I don't want to damage the frame or mirror. The cupholder is stuck on ...
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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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How to remove Schlage knob / handle

For the life of me, I can't figure out how to remove the door knob/handle pictured below. I've poked in just about every hole I can find to look for a release mechanism on both the handle and knob ...
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Can't get bathroom light cover off!

We have tried twisting both ways, pulling etc. No screws visiable. Sorry for awful photo, it's pitch black in the bathroom now!
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The faucet is leaking. How do I remove the faucet handle pieces?

I can remove the hot and cold handle pieces, but the rest of the handle is not coming off to get to the screw below.
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How to remove nails with heads cut off?

Yes, I know I can go to the big box store and buy lumber. That is not the point of this question. I have some boards that have the nail heads removed, leaving the nail flush with the surface of the ...
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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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What's this tarry sheet under the tiles?

The tiles are becoming loose on the steps to my home and need to be replaced. As I pull some of them off I discovered this black sheet under the tiles. It smells tarry and has a texture between fabric ...
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How to remove brick step

I want to remove this bricks and mortar step. I have a brick bolster and hammer. Will that do the job? It looks like it isn't so well "stuck" at the bottom. Should I start there and see if the whole ...
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How to remove concrete slab

I have this concrete slab at the front of my house which I want to remove. The slab has 2 air brick holes in it too. These are surrounded by bricks with cement on to give a rounded look and then ...
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How can I remove plastic film from porcelain tile?

I just had "marble like" porcelain tile installed. the plastic film over each tile is too had to get off. The installer gave up and left it on, said he never seen plastic film so hard to come off. ...
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Removing masking/paper from skirting

I've recently renovated my kitchen, which amongst a great many other things involved putting in new skirting boards, which needed painting. So, to protect our new timber floor we decided to slide A4 ...
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Removing '70's carpeting from outdoor cement stairs

I have a mid-century ranch house in the Seattle area (moisty, mossy). A previous owner decided to apply green "outdoor" carpet to the stairs and back step. I give the carpet credit for lasting maybe ...
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Detaching large ceramic tile without breaking it

Do I have any chance of lifting the tiles you see in the pictures without breaking them? You can tell from the picture what I tried and how it went!
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Removal of rusted bolt remains

I recently moved into a new house. Within days, a PVC double-glazed window handle snapped. To replace it I tried removing the two bolts securing it. One came out fine, the other head sheared off ...
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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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Trying to determine if a wall in my basement is load-bearing [closed]

I want to expand my basement. I removed the drywall from the this wall. Someone told me it is not load bearing but I want to be 110% sure. The floor joists above the basement are running parallel to ...
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How to identify if wood-framed wall is load-bearing?

I'm removing a wall in my bedroom/bathroom to open it up for more closet space. Now I've been hesitant on knocking it down until I'm 110% sure it's not load bearing. To my understanding a load bearing ...
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Remove and Cap Light Switch Wires

I'm trying to remove a light switch that was part of what I believe was a 4-way (possibly just 3-way) ceiling fan setup in the past. The switch is no longer serving any purpose (it didn't appear to ...
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I removed a duplex receptacle and now my other receptacles don't work

I have removed a duplex receptacle and now, my other receptacles don't work. After removal, I capped each wire separately and that was all! Why did removing one outlet cause others to stop working? ...
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How to remove drawer on old Accuride rails

I have an old cherry Artec 4 drawer lateral filing cabinet with Accuride file rails. I cannot figure out how to remove a drawer. There are no black plastic tabs or release mechanism that I can ...
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Wall Removal - Not Load Bearing - Keep Ceiling Joists

DIYer here and recently bought a fixer upper. I'd like to remove the wall between the kitchen and the livingroom. I'd like to complete this project soon so I can insulate the attic. My home inspector ...
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How to remove insulation fasteners from concrete?

I'm pulling a bunch of insulation from my basement to get ready to finish it, and have found it's bolted to the concrete walls. I've been able to google my way to identifying the bolts as Hilti X-SW ...
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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 copper stain coming from plumbing?

I have that blue stain in my bathtub The stain comes from my plumbing, which probably contains copper that rusted and creates that stain. I tried to remove it with bleacher but to no avail. Do you ...
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How would I, or how much would it cost, to remove this stone pond?

New homeowner here. This is in my backyard. It is overgrown and non-functional in any way. I'm honestly not 100% sure what it was, but I assume it was a pond. The back of the pond is joined with ...
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Need Help removing Mailbox (Architectural Mailbox 7500) from post

Trying to remove this mail box from the post. There are five of these fasteners which I believe are holding the mailbox the mounting plate. Here is an interior shot, and as you can see, it is not ...
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How to remove a bolt with a broken-off head

I'm looking for advice on non-destructively removing a bolt with a broken-off head. While loosening a bolt on some exercise equipment, I broke off the head completely, leaving the shank recessed ...
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How can I remove latex paint from wall?

I partly re-painted the wall using latex paint (Rust Oleum-Ultra Cover Multi-Purpose Gloss Brush-On Paint) due to some scratches on the wall, but I failed to match the color. I was wondering if it was ...
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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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How do I remove wallpaper when it is close to a cupboard?

I have wallpaper close to a cupboard as you can see in the picture below. I'm looking for a way to remove it, without removing the cupboard. Is there a technique that can do that? Thanks. Update: ...
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Best way to get rid of ceramic tiles over an asbestos tiled floor

Just moved house and would like to re-do the kitchen. It looks like the previous owner has cemented ceramic tiles straight over an asbestos tiled floor! I'd like to get rid of the ceramic tile without ...
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How to remove ceiling joist cross blocks without tearing up roof?

I have a building on my property where the roof is made of 12' 2x4 joists with plywood laid directly on top of it. Between the 2x4 joists there are 2x4 cross blocks positioned where the pieces of ...
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Remove metal clothesline

I would like to remove two metal clothesline poles in my backyard. I was thinking of doing it by digging around the poles and cutting using a reciprocating saw. Is this a decent method? It may be ...
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Do I need to support a section of a load bearing wall?

In the bathroom, I discovered the double sole plate of a short wall are rotted out. The wall length is 2 feet long and its the wall the door closes on. The entire wall including the door is just over ...
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Removing grout with oscillating tool: too narrow/too high?

I just tried an oscillating tool with a carbide blade to remove grout from between wall tiles in a less visible bathroom area, and despite starting very carefully I'm chipping tiles all up and down ...
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How can I remove exhaust pipe cover that's sealed with silicone?

I want to remove and replace the exhaust pipe cover shown in the picture below, but I can't get it off. The wall is made up of (in the order from outer most material to the inner most material: ...
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How can I separate two panels bonded with urethane glue?

I glued a painting wood panel back to another small piece of wood to add hanging wire with gorilla glue. I now want to take these two wood pieces apart. What can I use?
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Disassembling IKEA Ingolf chair

I have a couple of dining room chairs from IKEA, which have been quite good for a number of years. One of them, however, has started wobbling a bit, and I saw that it was because the back of the ...
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Bathroom Tile Removal - Underlayment and membrane coming up

I'm removing all the tile in a bathroom. While removing though, I believe it's the underlayment is coming up with some of the tiles. I was wondering what are the reprecussions of this. Picture: ...
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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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Remove tile adhesive to get to screws on cement board

Looking to remove thinset / tile adhesive from the backer cement board in the tub area. I want to replace the cement board as it got damaged while removing the tiles. The problem is, the tile ...
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How do I easily remove silicone?

Since some parts of the siliconed area of my bath tub are damaged, I need to replace the silicone. Is there an easy method to remove that silicone?
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Replacing linoleum flooring in old house with tile, do I need to remove the papery layer?

I'm replacing the old linoleum in my kitchen with ceramic tile. The linoleum all came up easily, except for the last layer which is a thin papery material that is glued to the wood subfloor. I've ...
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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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Removing attic house fan and adding subfloor

I'm going to help a friend remove his whole house fan in the attic. Since the attic space is walkable, we need to patch the subfloor where the fan was. There is currently 2x6 joists exposed that can ...
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