Questions tagged [repair]

Fixing something after it gets damaged or broken.

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First time changing a faucet and i am stuck

I am a complete novice in terms of changing faucets (and DIY generally), but you have to start somewhere right? I need to change my kitchen faucet and of course I am already getting stuck with the ...
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How can I remove these shelves without damaging the drywall?

It looks like these shelves are mounted onto the wall, but I don’t know how. There are no visible screws so I can’t figure out how to get the shelves off. I’m assuming they are hidden on the inside, ...
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How do I repair or fix crumbling plaster behind a light fixture?

Around the ceiling rose I spotted some crumbling plaster. I would like to make it good again once I remove the old light fitting. I am not sure what order to do things in. Ideally I want to put up a ...
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Fixing/stopping crack in vinyl plank flooring

We have "luxury vinyl plank flooring" that was installed about 18 months ago by a the previous owner. I believe it's installed over the bare concrete slab are some cracks/ridges in the slab ...
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Can the seams on vinyl windows be smoothed out

I am in the middle of having 18 windows replaced with what are supposed to be Pella Series 250 windows1, by a large US national based home remodeling firm. In inspecting the new windows I see that ...
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Have I ruined the wood burning capacity of my metal fireplace by running a gas line into it?

We have just moved into a house built in 1977 with a metal lined wood burning fireplace. We thought we wanted to install a gas insert and so had a gas line run into the firebox. We realized we had ...
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Should I replace existing 4x4 posts?

I currently have a high 20x14 deck attached to the back of my house on a very sloped yard. It is 13 ft off the ground and in great shape. However, It is currently supported by 4x4 posts that are in ...
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How do I self-repair a section of crumbling basement wall, or should I hire a professional?

How do I self-repair a section of crumbling basement wall, or should I hire a professional? Background: How I discovered it: I removed some exposed blue foam insulation from my basement walls to ...
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Dealing with build up from galvanic corrosion in supply tees

I opened up the wall behind my kitchen sink during a major remodel to find iron nipples in threaded brass fittings. Here is an image with labels: I removed the iron nipples from both cold water ...
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How do I temporarily fix the hole in a porcelain sink?

How do I temporarily fix this hole in sink? I need it to hold at least for a few days.
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How do you make a Maytag Bravos XL washer drain?

My Maytag Bravos XL washer stops in its spin cycle and won't continue. I unplugged the power and looked in. Lot of un-drained water and clothes. I tried to start it in Rinse Spin cycle but won't. ...
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How can I remove and reuse axle cap push-nuts?

What's the best way to remove axle cap push-nuts (from a little dolly or grocery cart) so they can be reused? I think the new wheels came with replacements, but--for the life of me--they seem to have ...
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Ceiling drywall repair with poorly installed joist hangers

I'm trying to do drywall repair on a ceiling where the joist hangers were poorly installed, with the worst offender hanging 1/4" below the joist it is supposed to hold. The intention is to place ...
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Wall damage above window

We have a house built in the 1950s that has no overhang on the front (above the front door and window). This has led to water damage above the window from ice building up on the roof. We will be ...
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How bad is this damage and how do i repair it?

I live in a house owned by a housing association that is absolutely terrible with maintainance and so I wish to take matters into my own hands with a bathroom that is in truly a terrible state. We are ...
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New ice machine grinding noise

Just got a brand new Marvel ice machine. It is making noises loud enough to be heard on other floors of our home. The main noise is a grinding or or metal vibrating sound. We've got another ice maker ...
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Replace Unloader Line on Air Compressor

I am trying to replace a broken unloader line on an air compressor I received from a family friend. After pulling off the cover it looks like a mouse may have chewed through the teflon line. I have ...
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Why did the dryer stop working shortly after moving and changing cord to four prong?

I have a Whirlpool LER7646EQ2 dryer. We moved recently and I had to change the cord from three prong to four prong to match the new outlet. It seemed to heat at first, but then four hours later I ...
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Cracked formica backsplash 'curve' repair/reinforcement

Due to a massive and sudden water leak it was necessary to remove the cabinets. In doing so (removing the sink) I discovered the Previous Owner (PO) used an entire tube of caulk to secure it. The ...
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How can I repair a cracked inground pool step?

The top step into my inground pool is cracked. I saw Repairing cracked fiberglass pool steps but it references "years old" technique without a useful link. If someone can point me to that ...
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Writing desk/bureau slide arm repair

I'm trying to repair an old writing desk and I can't work out how to get to the screws that attach the sliding wooden support for the writing desk. Any ideas? The metal slide on one side was broken so ...
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Should this toilet flange be replaced, repaired, or is it acceptable?

The toilet in my kids bathroom started wobbling so I pulled it off to put a new wax ring on and retighten the floor bolts. Once I pulled the toilet I noticed that the pipe and the inner portion of the ...
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Leaky Windows caused drywall discoloration / damage - how to approach repair?

After a heavy rainfall I noticed that an area of the drywall was discolored and cold/soft and managed to push it in (woops). This area is usually behind a curtain so we never noticed it before. I ...
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Voltage drops so low that PC/Monitor doesnt even turns on?

This all happened today. I turned on my power switch to which my 3 monitors and 1 PC are connected via extension but nothing turned on. Wondering whats the reason i started my diagnosis on the switch. ...
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How can I short a circuit (connect wires) in this tight space?

My dishwasher's button assembly is causing problems. Replacing it costs $200 and I've read that it's a common failure (so it might just happen again). I can bypass the button assembly and just run the ...
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What is the real name of this tool? It's used to fix dupont lighter valves

This tool is used to fix DuPont lighter but that is not its real name please you can help me a lot if you know the real name
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Are these interior doors that have split apart salvageable?

Most of the interior doors in my house are these plywood hollow-core things, pretty cheap-looking. Today I saw that two of my closet doors are starting to come apart, as in the photo below: Is it ...
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Resources for sizing and spacing for dock pilings

I have a lot of aging dock built on top of pressure treated 4x4s pilings driven into the lakebed for a permanent dock. I'm looking to understand some of the design around docks; namely sizing, spacing,...
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My Bravos XL washer shows "drn" error on all cycles except rinse?spin

I have a Maytag Bravos XL washer. After a recent power outage it started showing "drn" (drain) error during every cycle except the rinse/spin cycle. The washer stops with the drn code and ...
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How to repair this fastening mechanism

The picture shows the back (i.e. rail) of a chair and the mechanism by which it was fastened to the stile. I'm not sure how those spiky pieces were initially inserted. Perhaps they "opened up&...
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worx screwdriver issue

This is re. worx battery operated screwdriver, model WX25L.2. The slider accidentally came off. When I put it back the slider doesn't move all the way- I called worx service but was not able to get ...
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Bracing a broken bedframe

I have an Ikea bed made from some type of particle board. As shown below, the main rail running on one side from the head to the foot of the bed has cracked. Of course, the usual advice for such "...
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REPAIR WOOD DOOR & WALL CORNERS

Corner of solid core front door: The lower right corner of my front door has been gouged out and there is now an open area that you can see daylight through. The gouge is about 2" high on the ...
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Are There Any Dremel Cutting Wheels That Actually Cut Steel?

Recently,I was using my prized, vintage Dremel Moto Tool (model no. 2) in an attempt to sever a 1/8” diameter steel screw. I was using Dremel’s S-99 steel cutting wheel. Thinking that the cutting ...
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How to Diagnose and Repair Issue with KitchenAid Dishwasher Start Button Switch?

I have a KitchenAid KUDI01FLWH5 dishwasher with a control board part 8530995 Rev A. It has been installed and running fine for many years, except for having to replace the door balance link cables a ...
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Same Bosch batteries, but one battery only works in one tool, what can I do?

So, I have some BAT612 18V batteries from Bosch. I should be able to use both batteries with either of my tools (Angle Grinder - GWS18V-45PC, Drill - DDS181A), but one battery works in both tools and ...
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Find Maytag Upright Freezer Coils

How do I access the freezer coils? Do I need to remove the door? Photo is of the front of the freezer.
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My particle board cabinet came apart. How can I fix it?

It literally just came apart. The hinges are still on but the rest of the cabinet basically fell apart in my hands. It is held together by 3 flat metal pieces in each slat.
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What should I use to cover shower framing behind tile in a bathroom?

I have this repair I have to do at work. I have an idea on what to do but I am not entire sure. My thoughts are to start with installing a wood board than drywall mud and than tile. Of course there ...
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Why is my garage door opener's belt coming off the pulley?

I have a chamberlain belt drive garage door opener. The belt, for a second time in as many days, has twisted and gotten bound up around the edges of the pulley. Chamberlain is sending me a new belt as ...
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How to repair a shutter slat (contour shape)

The shutter slats (blades) are broken. I do not know how to fix it as I cannot find any replacement part (no results from Google using keywords "contour shape slat") and do not know how to ...
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Can’t align window properly

I have a window which I believe is a vinyl window. My house was built in 1960 and the previous owner must have changed them. Upon further inspection, I noticed the window sill looked misaligned so I ...
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Replacing protective tape around uPVC window glass panes

Having recently bought a second-hand uPVC window to place into my shed, I have removed the double glazed unit from the frame to allow installation into my rough opening. Now, the black tape around the ...
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How should I repair a gap between a window and the trim?

New home owner here. Thank you for reading my post! I just purchased my house about 3 months ago. I noticed a gap on the right side of the window frame outside of the house. I'm not sure what caused ...
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How to replace basement floor that has begun to rot?

The home I am moving into has a basement that seems to have a rotting wood subfloor. (Not sure if this is the correct term). There is a concrete base, and some inches above, what I suspect to be wood. ...
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Leveling carpeted floor without replacing carpet

I have an older house that's previously had some structural work done. The work was done a few years ago, however, I think there was some minor re-settlement in the subsequent months, causing the ...
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Grind 1/8" - 1/16" off 12" zinc plated bar

I'm fixing a broken rib on a patio umbrella. I have a 1/2" square zinc-plated steel rod I'd like to insert in the broken rib. The rib itself is a 1/2" hollow square, so I need to grind the ...
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Possible failure of the thermostat in an oven

I think the thermostat might have failed in my oven, just looking for confirmation that it's the most likely cause of the problem with my oven. I was cooking a pizza in it, put the pizza in as normal ...
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How do I prepare the area where the wall meets the woodwork when painting?

I'm looking to re-paint a room and have noticed there are areas around the woodwork (i.e. woodwork around the doors) that seem to be peeling away from where the woodwork meets the wall. I imagine if I ...
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Cracks in Basement Floor

We are in the process of buying a home and most of the homes we see have cracks on the floors in the unfinished part of the basements. We are worried about buying a home that is not structurally sound ...

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