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Remove muntins from old sidelight windows?

So I own a home that came with all the typical builder-grade materials and I’m now working on replacing my interior trim. I went to case out my front door and sidelight windows as a single unit, but ...
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How to fix gap between roof edge and fascia caused by pressure washing mistake?

While pressure washing around a deck ahead of some repainting and repairs, I accidentally caused a new need for repairs. Using an 1800psi washer and 15-degree nozzle from 3-4ft away I sprayed in broad ...
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How to get purchase on an interior mechanism for sliding doors that's been rounded ~smooth?

I have these big sliding glass doors/windows. 8' tall, 6' wide. They hang and glide on a track from above, but to prevent air drafts coming in the bottom they can drop down to make a seal on the ...
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To renew deck or to replace it?

My deck is around twenty years old. The wood is becoming old and cracked. I wonder if it is repairable or shall I replace the wood with new pieces. If it is repairable, how can I? Shall I paint with a ...
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How can I remove a post snapped below concrete? [duplicate]

I want to remove residual 4x4 wood post from concrete base, but the remaining wood is solidly lodged in. The post snapped just below the surface and I got most of it out. Any tips to break up and ...
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Rotten wood on the ground

What's the process to fix the wood? I am the first time home-owner and have an absolute zilch idea about the fix I need to do? There is also a gap between the wood and the concrete. Should I caulk it?
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Drywall concerns - Nail pops, cracking in corners and door/window frames, shoddy repairs?

Nail pops, drywall issues, cracking - any advice? Hi Everyone, So we bought a house (N. central Virginia) last fall. House is 22 years old (2002 build). When we bought the house there was some ...
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Thoughts on fixing old wooden front door? [closed]

100 year old front door is very weathered, you can see some orange tinted stain and completely worn off in other areas. This door does open up to a closet door immediately in the doorway so I am ...
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How to repair stone veneer corners broken off by screw anchors

I have a stone veneer wall we’re replacing shutters on. The existing holes drilled for the plastic screw anchors for the old shutters have caused some of the stone corners to break. We need to repair ...
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Found black mold on drywall

We have only been in our home for 4 months. Built 1970. I'm getting ready to skim coat the walls of the living room. I'm prepping the surface and I had a spot where the drywall got knocked off when ...
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Old metal window stuck open and metal strap/band fell out; what to do?

My partner lives in a condo with original windows from 1981. Replacing the windows has been on our list, but we haven't been able to save up for it. Today, we opened one of the windows for the first ...
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Small wall of enclosed porch doesn't seem to be attached to concrete floor anymore, is there something I can reinforce the wall to the floor?

I have an enclosed porch. the small wall that the storm door is attached to doesn't appear to be anchored to the concrete floor anymore, if it was at all. Is there anything I can do to re-anchor it ...
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Fix a hole in wooden floor

My girlfriend stepped on one part of the wooden floor wearing heels and it made a hole. The wood seems very bad quality, I wouldn’t be surprised its cardboard.(it’s an airbnb). What are some ways to ...
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LG LSC27926SB refrigerator freezer door water line broken

I think I tried every single youtube video to replace this tube but nothing matches with my exact model. Can someone please share instructions on how to replace this tube that connects to left of this ...
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Should roofers have noticed and resolved roof structural damage? [closed]

We had an inspector look at our attic because there was a cat up there one night. (He works for a company separate from the roofers but his company did our siding.) He found a truss that was rotted ...
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How to fix crack in caulk?

I have no idea what I'm doing. New here, please Be kind thank you
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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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