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Fixing something after it gets damaged or broken.

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How would I fix this patch so that the hardwood looks consistent? [closed]

Going to need some guidance on how I could replace this patch so that the hardwood goes throughout
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How could I repair this drywall crack that is next to the tub so that this won’t happen again?

I want to repair this so it doesn’t happen again, how would I do that?
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How to extract the cylindrical metal inserts that hold the two halves of the poles together for steel shelves?

I have one of those large metal self-assembly shelf units made from five shelves welded from thick wire (thin rods) and eight hollow metal half-poles that are joined by four cylindrical springy ...
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How to reinforce a notched beam but keep notch?

I had an electric garage door opener "professionally" installed. When seeing the installation, they mentioned they had to take a notch out of a supporting beam as there was not clearance for ...
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Drywall Bathroom Mounting: How to move mirror clip up

I bought some 1/4 inch mirror clips. I installed one them tad bit low (so the mirror is little bit smashed/warped) because it has to bend/curve to meet the lower height. How do I raise the hole higher?...
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How to dismantle marvin window to repair latch?

The latch on one of my marvin windows (~25 years old) "fell off" and dropped down inside the thin wood-covered plastic trim. How do I get that piece (labelled "A" in the images) ...
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Thermador Pro Harmony PRG305WH/04 oven not heating properly

I have a Thermador Pro Harmony range (PRG305WH/04) that's just about one year old. The oven takes an extraordinarily long time to preheat and exhibits some other odd behavior as well. The worst of the ...
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How do I fix this dripping Delta/peerless 1-handle bathroom faucet?

We have a pair of the delta/peerless one-handle type faucets in a bathroom. They're the ones where you remove the handle after loosening the hex-key worm screw, then the metal bonnet unscrews (flats, ...
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What's this channel under my basement slab and how should I patch an area above it?

I previously asked how to patch a couple of holes in my basement's concrete floor (slab). The first was was pretty straightforward. However, the second one's gotten a little complicated so I've got ...
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Bosch HMD8451UC/01 Microwave Touch Pad Fix

I have a built-in Bosch HMD8451UC/01 microwave. Two buttons on the control pad are not working (the most used buttons to open and close the drawer). The rest of the buttons work. I tried searching for ...
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Replacing a ceiling lamp LED. Has 2 switches at either end. Black wire hot no matter switch position. Need Help

Replacing a ceiling lamp LED. Has 2 switches at either end. The black wire is hot no matter the switch position. Need Help. I am using a non conductive probe. I can shut the power off by a breaker but ...
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Changing 9D back flow preventer valve on the boilers

I need to change the 9D back flow preventer valve on my boiler system and I want to avoid draining it. Would it help if I close the 2 circled valves on the pic below?
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What size gaskets/washers do I order to repair this frost proof/free outdoor faucet? (Dripping from the spout)

UPDATE: I found it! Its a Boshart 0865P-080 (080 is for the 8" size) I will add a screenshot of the info sheet I found online, and another photo of the faucets handwheel front, which is where ...
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How to repair damage to external render in UK home?

Here are couple of pictures of the external wall of extension in a UK home. There are is a small damage to the render. I thought about using the same fillter material that I have used to fill cracks ...
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Troubleshooting broken washing machine

I'm trying to fix a broken washing machine and any advice, hints, tips would be greatly appreciated. It is a Proline PFL 106F. It switches on, but won't start when you select any of the cycles. It ...
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Concrete bonding adhesive and concrete cleaner with hydraulic cement?

I'm planning to use hydraulic cement to fill a few small holes in my foundation. Neither is actively leaking water at this time, but are very slightly damp. When using hydraulic cement, is there any ...
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Remove snapped screw from drywall [duplicate]

I was trying to install a toilet roll holder in this wall, but managed to snap the head of the screw off. I think the wall is plasterboard with a couple of layers of plaster on top, and it sounds ...
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Cleaning Georgian floorboards

How would you recommend cleaning Georgian floorboards to get them back to a close to original state? I was thinking of using a paint scraper for the paint and then can you recommend a polish? I think ...
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IKEA Poang install problem

Slats for the back got put on backwards. Everything unscrewed except one screw which looks like it’s stuck spinning. Any idea on how to get it out?
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move washing machine door

After working fine for 3 years the door on the washing machine (Zanussi Lindo 100) got stuck. I was able to take the machine top off and manually pop it open from behind. It seems that the door has ...
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Gas stove issue

Anyone handy with gas stoves? Our burners stopped igniting (no clicking) so we opened up the top of the stove to check the spark module and one of the cords had somehow come disconnected. Plugged back ...
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How does a stove crack like this? What does it take to make this happen?

Is this normal? Stove makes explode-like sound and cracks. Can this be fixed or do we need to replace it?
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Oven Outer Glass Replacement

The outside glass of my GE oven ended up breaking and it doesn't seem like I'm having luck finding the exact replacement for the model I have, so my question is does anyone know if there is any that ...
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How to repair this loose fence post footing?

I have a fence around a pool made of aluminum bar segments bolted into 4x4 wooden posts, which are set in concrete. At some point a few years ago some of the posts were replaced by cutting out a few ...
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Odd drywall bulges and ripples, not on seams

Does anyone know what caused this? I would like to know what to expect before I try to sand or cut it out to repair it. Thanks
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Replacing old deck boards where screws have been cut off, how do I avoid hitting old screw body when securing new boards?

I'm replacing some old deck boards. It was impossible to unscrew these old boards so I pried them up. Now I have many rusted and bent screws sticking up from the joists. Not sure how I can unscrew ...
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How to diagnose cause of laundry lint

We inherited a Fridgidaire washer/drier (model A02591501A (1408)), and have been trying to figure out why the washer is leaving so much lint on clothes, concentrated in the creases. Here is an example ...
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Is there a way to fix Lacquered kitchen cabinets?

In the house I'm renting the kitchen has these kind of red colored kitchen furniture. Parts of the doors have lost bits of the colored layer. My question is what would any of you do to fix it? Is ...
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How to repair a block paved drive shifted by vehicle use

I have a block paved drive at my house in the South East of the UK which has been in place for about twenty years. Where we turn our vehicles before reversing into the garage the turning force has ...
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How to repair the handle of a mitre saw

The handle of my mitre saw has cracked and is about to break. How can I repair this to be able to keep using the saw?
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Fixing parasol bracket on metal garden table

I'm new to DIY SE, and relatively new to DIY too. I have a garden metal table, with a central hole and circular bracket for holding a parasol (umbrella). In a wind gust, the umbrella got pushed and ...
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Washing Machine leaking from bottom

I have a Kenmore model 2130 top load washing machine. When on the wash cycle, once it fills and then moves to agitate, it begins leaking. It does not seem to leak while on the drain/spin cycle. It ...
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Bathroom Vanity counter top storage

I just assembled a Bathroom Vanity Base Cabinet (36 x 22). After assembling, I placed a separate Vanity countertop to test if its structurally sound (from a different company). It works well. I didn't ...
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Replacing portion of rotted sill plate and studs

A section of my home has sustained water damage from an improperly installed platform deck. The damaged section includes about 1' portion of a few studs around a window and a 3' section of the sill ...
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What can I do about this damaged area in my doorframe?

My first house. Noticed that the area of the doorframe where the strike plate should be is quite worn, and of course, there is no striker What are my options here? Do I need to have the entire ...
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How to repair small tears in leather couch

I have a leather couch that is only 3+ years old and has now started to develop small tears around the seams in one of the cushions. Here is an image of the tears: I think it would be best to try and ...
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Dryer won't heat even after replacing the Thermal Fuse, Thermal Cutoff Fuse, Thermostat Cutoff Kit, Heating Element, Thermistor, high-limit thermostat

Dryer won't heat. Heating element wont hold continuity. Ordered a New one, got the wrong part, took the coils off the new heating element and put them on old.. installed.. this worked well for 5 min ...
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Can I replace a broken glass porch light with some sort of translucent plastic?

While replacing the bulb of my porch light, the glass portion fell and broke. Below is a picture of the other one that is still intact. I’d prefer not to replace the whole light if possible as I have ...
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Trying to figure out the name of this hinge

I want to repair a cupboard and it has a bit of a unique hinge, anyone know what the name might be?
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How can I take out the overhead door window glass for cleaning?

The space between the glass and frame are full of bug things. How can I take out the window glass? I searched several YouTube videos. They are either simple screw mount or by clipper molding. What ...
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Is this crack something to be concerned about? [duplicate]

I noticed a small crack above window frame. The window is at the top of stairwell and I’ve provided a wide shot so you can see location. The crack is small but I just wanted to get an opinion on if ...
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How to replace bolts in an office chair?

I bought an office chair a while ago that recently had a couple of bolts break off on the bottom of the chair. I'm not sure what the name of the types of bolts are but I need to find replacements for ...
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How should I properly install flashing on this repair I made to the sill joist and plywood sheathing?

In preparation for a stone step/walkway that we will soon have built, a contractor removed our existing concrete/brick steps and found rot underneath our front door. I removed the rotted wood, which ...
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Looking to replacing rusty basement ceiling beams [closed]

I have a basement of 9 feet high and on it is my driveway. I had significant water leaks and then discovered that the metal beams of the basement ceiling are all super rusty. I want to resurface my ...
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How can I repair the damage to this paint without redoing the whole wall?

This is the wall covering my entire living room and kitchen. We used to have a toddler gate here to stop my son running into the kitchen, and it left a mark on the wall when we removed it and the ...
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How can I replace old extension ladder rung springs and bolts?

I have an old extension ladder and I need to replace the rung lock springs and bolts. I can't even tell the make or model of the ladder. I've searched Werner, Bird, Louisville but can't find similar ...
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How should these ceiling repairs be finished?

Need a 2nd opinion around the effectiveness of ceiling repair done. This repair is made of 3 patches. Despite my request, the workman did not cut the ceiling to make it one patch and did 3 smaller ...
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How can I mitigate peeling ceiling texture? [duplicate]

Artex ceiling is peeling away after my brother sprayed bleach mold cleaner on a spot by the window. What would be the best way to deal with it? I know Artex can have asbestos.
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Crack across front of garage floor

I have a crack across the entire front of my garage floor. I believe that the crack was caused by a poor drainage issue that has been corrected. The drainage issue also caused the pavers in front of ...
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Using Gorilla Clear Grip behind stove

Can I use gorilla clear grip to adhere marble tiles to Sheetrock behind my stove? New remodel didn’t take tile below counter line and I can see the Sheetrock. I want to put a couple tiles on the wall ...
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