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Questions regarding fixing something after it is damaged or broken.

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lamp base fill material

The photo is the base of a floor lamp. The material is intended to fill the base and provide enough weight to make the lamp stable. I don't know what caused it to crack apart after these years, but ...
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Will using the 10A port on meter to test transformer cause it to pop?

I was testing the transformer in my furnace across the COM and 120V terminals when it popped, sparked, and left a burn mark on the COM terminal. Could it be because this nucklehead had the positive ...
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What type of interior wall is this in my bathroom and how should i go about repairing it? I am a novice when when it comes to home repair

As stated in the title I'm a novice when it comes to home improvement. Unfortunately there are some cracks/holes in the bathroom as you can see in the photos and video. It isn't your typical drywall ...
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Can a tiled shower curb be rebuilt without redoing the entire shower?

We had a tub removed and a new tiled shower built. The contractor built the curb crooked to the wall, and it wasn’t caught until after it was tiled. He has committed to correcting it, but is proposing ...
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Stove plug wiring

This guy was installing a stove plug and the only wires inside were size 6 and 2 hots and a ground and he split the ground wires in half and put half on the neutral screw and half on the ground screw ...
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How do I fix this Underwriters Laboratories light fixture part that's missing side clips?

One of my light fixtures (recessed ceiling) fell in the kitchen. It's a UL thing that stays in place with these metal clips that go in the holes you can see in the images below. What happened to the ...
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Low water pressure throughout house after adding outdoor spigot

Plumber added a hose spigot outside off the kitchen. Afterwards, the pressure for all the sinks and showers was off or low. He came back, ran all taps open at once, and cleared debris from aerators, ...
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How to connect a seat to a chair's frame from below?

The chair has a relatively thin hard layer of wood (less than half an inch thick), over which there is the soft layer (cushion with a cover etc.). It used to have diagonally attached screws. Here's a ...
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Need Advice on the Cost of Replacement Windows and Stucco Repair After Being Swindled by a Window Salesman! [closed]

So, I live in the desert southwest where it's been pushing 100 in summer and snows much of the winter. I've been renovating my own home for the past few years and have gotten to a point where I just ...
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Fix Sagging Garage Beam

I have a 1970 built 24x24 workshop with a recessed support beam that is perpendicular to 2x6 24in on center ceiling joists. The support beam is 24 feet long and is built with 2x10's bolted together ...
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Rotten porch post

I recently purchased a new home and the porch has a rotten post. I'm not entirely sure how to address it and would like some help because it seems like it's held up by hopes and dreams to begin with. ...
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How can I replace a washed out foundation for a sidewalk?

The city recently replaced the sidewalk in the picture shown. A few days later we had a heavy rain that flooded the street and washed out the gravel from under the sections shown in the picture below....
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Restore capacity of cordless drill batteries (NiMH)

I have found a box with some old batteries for an Hilti cordless drill. These batteries have not been charged for a long time, as well as having sat through cold and warm surroundings in the attic. ...
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Hand holding for my first wall/ceiling painting DIY with pictures of water damage

I had some water damage in the corner of the room right as we were getting ready to put the house on the market. I was planning on using a spackle or joint compound to cover the area where the 2 ...
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Upper Deck Corner Supports Rotting on Top

I have a 12 foot high upper deck. I knew that the decking needed replacement, but when I started removing the far end deck boards, I noticed the corner support posts have started rotting at the very ...
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No air coming in through vents - Can't find blower motor to troubleshoot it

I'm a relatively new townhome-owner and I'm troubleshooting a furnace issue. My home isn't heated, and more specifically, air does not flow through the vents despite turning on the fan via thermostat. ...
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How can I repair this concrete driveway [closed]

I just noticed this spot on my driveway near an expansion joint, where the edge has fragmented (almost like something heavy was dropped.) How could I repair it so that it is a straight edge again?
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Replace Burner ignitor Maytag gas range

How to access the ignitor of 1 burner on Maytag gas oven/Range model MGR5775QDQ. Does the burner unscrew from the top to remove it, or must it be removed from the bottom.
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Do Foundation Walls Cracked on Old Home Need Help? [closed]

I bought my first house 3 years ago. The unfinished basement had cracks down the walls, some stepping down the bricks, others horizontal. The home inspector (used realtor's inspector) at the time said ...
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*SOS Window replacement in old house (1890) [closed]

2 sets of windows on walls adjacent to each other (same setup/dimension). Each window "set" consist of 3 small windows. When this company man came to install windows, hardly looked at them, ...
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How can I secure an exterior service door with split frame due to forced entry?

My condo building has an external door where someone tried forcing their way in by the looks of it. It looks like in the process they damaged the frame itself. At this point the deadbolt won't lock ...
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How can I fix a hole (acid burn) in Vinyl floor (Bathroom) [duplicate]

I'm seeking advice on repairing a small, circular hole in a semi-soft vinyl floor located in my bathroom. While the damage is noticeable, it's relatively shallow, measuring less than 1mm deep. I'm ...
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How do I fix rot on wood door edges?

We have a door opening onto a deck, the sideboards of the door have rotted heavily on both sides at the bottom (pictured) and are starting to get worse. No other part of the door or frame appears to ...
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Who to consult about variety of issues? A home inspector or a contractor?

I'm a newbie homeowner and now that we've been living here for a couple of years, I've noticed several things that look like they may need addressing (soft wood/possible rot, sloping roof that looks ...
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My Kichler 60" Ferron DC Ceiling Fan does not work after a short

I had some remodeling going on that included electrical work. In another room I found a GFI plug that failed. I don't know if that is directly involved or not but the ceiling fan is on this circuit. ...
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Floor joist was cut and repair was secured with drywall screws. How to properly repair?

While remodeling my bathroom and checking the floors for level, I noticed one corner of the bathroom had a 1/2" dip. I went to inspect the joists from underneath in the basement and found that a ...
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Installing Pilot Assy in Majestic DVR33 P

A couple of years ago I had a repair person take a look at my Majestic fireplace because it was shutting off after a couple of minutes. His opinion was that something in the exhaust was being blocked ...
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Can this stud group be sistered? [closed]

This is a partially rotten stud group of an exterior staircase wall (only 1/5 of total height is shown), it's not load bearing (it just holds the siding, plywood and flashing of parapet wall). Can ...
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How can I remove my bathroom sink stopper?

I bought a house where the drain plug doesn't work properly in my bathroom. I want to replace it with a plug that can be removed so that I can put a SinkShroom (just like TubShroom, but smaller) to ...
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How do I go about separating a window to remove the grids?

I'm in the process of building a green house and I have a pile of windows that are brand new that have internal grids and a pile of windows that do not. I want to remove the grids so everything ...
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What are my options to repair a termite-damaged sill plate?

I recently discovered a termite damaged sill plate in my basement. Though I don't see any termite activities, I have scheduled a termite extermination service. I'm preparing to finish the basement, so ...
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Why is my washing machine intermittently stopping before the rinse cycle?

I have a top load Estate washing machine (model number TAWS700RQ3). Sometimes the washer will stop before the rinse cycle and if I unplug and reboot it, it will complete the cycle and sometime it'll ...
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How can I fix my particle board round kitchen table, I dropped it on its side and hole removing it from the box on concrete!

I received my brand new round particle board kitchen table and decided to remove it from the box outside before lugging it up the stairs. I lost my grip and dropped it on the side on concrete and ...
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Rewire floor lamp: how to replace bulbs (from fluorescent to LED) and remove ballast units?

I have an older but quite valuable floor lamp, which I want to retrofit by replacing the fluorescent bulbs with LED bulbs, and by removing the ballast units. The floor lamp features four bulbs with ...
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Stone fireplace -- how to plaster over / mount TV?

we are moving into a new home an finding ourselves in a bit of a pickle re: living room/fireplace. Based on the living room’s layout, our tv will need to be mounted above our fireplace. The problem is ...
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Potential Wood Rot on Carrying Beam?

My parents' basement has flooded for years but nobody in my family cared to do anything about it. Fast forward to me taking a look at things and trying to make some repairs. Aside from waterproofing ...
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Lower oven smells + high flames, rest of range OK (KitchenAid - Natural Gas)

My SO and I are stumped with our KitchenAid's lower oven (Double Oven, model KFGD500ESS01, Natural Gas) and are hoping for second thoughts before we throw in the towel and bring in a professional. tl;...
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How can I fix this ding in my bathroom countertop?

I'm not sure what the countertop is made from, but it's a one-piece solid surface. It's not anything like quartz or granite, and many years ago it was chipped. Is there some kind of repair kit I can ...
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How to repair a plaster crack over brick that is a hard wall

I am trying to determine what fill to use in a plaster crack. The plaster is directly over brick. This wall is also an outdoor wall. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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How do I repair the toilet to the floor? [closed]

Any one know how I need to repair my toilet? My dog dislodged it from the flooring. This is a first for me. It still works. It doesn’t leak or anything. Bolts are still connected. It rocks if it’s sat ...
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How to fix a concrete crack on interior wall?

Help! Concrete crack on interior wall. Situation: bedroom poured concrete walls (40 years old) high rise building in a high humid climate, high floor. no issue or threat of water damage crack is ...
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Trying to stop water in my basement

Bought century home and had issue with water in the basement. Changed the grading around most of the house and installed a sump pump, this has solved most my problems. But there is an open 1 1/4in ...
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Why did a new switch switch trip three breakers?

I replaced an old light fixture over my kitchen sink with an LED light. Everything worked well. The switch beside the sink with a standard outlet in same box were old ( at least 40 years) also. I ...
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How do I repair my sliding window latch and pull that doesn't lock?

I recently moved into an old condo made in 1976 that has two horizontal sliding windows (~34"x28" panes). Both have a lock/latch mechanism that doesn't seem to latch onto anything at all - ...
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How to remove broken screws with no heads from a door jamb [duplicate]

I broke the screws off accidentally on both. I’ve tried to use a drill’s chuck to remove them, I tried pliers, and even one of those universal sockets. Any other ideas on how to remove them? The top ...
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Water from fridge tastes bad and now fridge smells

My daughter called and sad the water from the fridge tasted bad and now the fridge smells as well. Could this be because we need to change the filter? I spoke to one repairman and he said yes. If I ...
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re-use self-drilling-screw hole

I’m getting the impression that self-drilling screws should not be reinserted into original hole. This is sheet metal thread into composite and metal backing. The application is interior and exterior ...
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Replacing ABS Drain Pipe Cleanout

A PVC drain pipe in my basement boiler room is leaking at the cleanout fitting. I have been unable to locate the leak visually. I tried unscrewing the plug, cleaning it, putting on fresh silicone, and ...
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GRUNDIG VCP 3930 Vacuum Cleaner Charging Issue - Seeking Advice on Diagnosis and Repair [closed]

I have a GRUNDIG VCP 3930 vacuum cleaner that has been reliable for several years. Recently, it has stopped working. When I plug in the charger, the battery indicator lights up ...
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frozen and busted water pipes? [closed]

Frozen and busted water pipe. That goes to my bathroom. The washer and bathroom sink and tub isn't working. But my kitchen sink is. My washer is also located in my bathroom. How far can it be frozen? ...
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