Questions tagged [repair]

Fixing something after it gets damaged or broken.

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Ceiling fan where the fan works but the light goes off on its own

The problem started after we had construction on our house and the general contractor switched the light switches (he did this to ne nice so the whole house matched). Makes me think the issue is on ...
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Water damage to wall drywall near ceiling - Should I repair or extract and replace?

A few months ago, we had a leak that caused some moderate damage to the drywall in the corner of one room. The resulting damage left peeling tape, as well as a gap between the drywall and the ceiling. ...
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How to repair the bottom wooden panel in an exterior glass door

The door is in a very good shape, apart from the lower panel. It appears that the seal was not properly installed and caused water damage to the lower panel. There are multiple doors like this. Some ...
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Fix drywall around electrical box

I decided to replace my kitchen backsplash only to damage the drywall behind it. How do I fix the drywall around electric box so that it is not flimsy and it is safe?
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How can I fix my ineffective, slipping cabinet hinges without getting new cabinets?

Some of my kitchen cabinets have a problem where the hinges are slipping/losing grip at the top, causing the door to angle down and not close properly (you have to lift it up by the handle to ...
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How to repair door jamb damage?

My front storm door didn't latch and was caught in high winds, resulting in the door frame/jamb being pulled and damaged. I'd like to repair it. The piece of the door frame that the storm door was ...
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How can I get a bolt with no head out of my wall?

I tried to screw this bolt into a stud to secure a 2x4. The hex head snapped off, and now the bolt is stuck. I managed to slide off the 2x4, but I have no idea how to extract the bolt. IIRC it's a 6&...
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200 amp service wire jumping from house, to barn to pool house. Somewhere the Neutral is broken

My question is a bit more technical then most as I have narrowed the problem down to a bad neutral somewhere in the system. There is a service wire from the house overhead to a barn, then another line ...
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Kitchen Faucet Replacement Issues

I was trying to change my moms kitchen faucet and I encountered something I haven't seen before. How exactly am I supposed to get this faucet off? I figured I would try and get some advice here before ...
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Garage belly board needs fixing

My garage was built quite a while ago, and the belly boards need some fixing. They are either seeping moisture into the garage or leaking from cracks. I'm wondering if people think I should replace ...
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I need help fixing my leaking shower valve

I have an old shower valve that is from the 1940's that has a slow leak. I would like to repair it, but I can't find any of the typical screws to take it apart. Even after taking the handle off there ...
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Needs to fix this bed, this lock is keep on turning, did not tighten up, can anybody guide me?

I was trying to fix this lock but its not working, out of four one was intact and it locks right away, I am looking for new locks or to fix old locks.
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Small blobs of tar on a (5 year old) flat tar and gravel roof

I have noticed several cluster of small blobs of tar on my flat tar and gravel roof which was renovated 5 years ago. I tried to remove one blob (here is a video) and it seemed to be full with no ...
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Is my asphalt driveway beyond repair?

My asphalt driveway appears to have 2 layers of asphalt on it. The top layer is full of cracks.... resulting in many small pieces of asphalt.... As if someone dropped it and it "shattered"......
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Chair Mat Stuck to Hardwood Floor - How to Remove Residue

A plastic chair mat stuck to and left a plastic film on top of hardwood floor. I removed the mat and let the floor dry. Something may have been spilled on the mat that got underneath and dried. I can ...
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Which pipe do I need to link under sink trap and drain?

I removed the trap to clean it out. There were actually two pieces: the trap, and a piece of pipe connecting the trap to the drain pipe When putting it back, I realized the threads and top of the ...
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Can I use epoxy resin to fix cracks in potable water equipment?

Recently I've noticed some issues in my old countertop water distiller: There were several cracks in the plastic top cover of the boiler. To fix it, I've tried some epoxy resin (brand name "...
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Identifying the hot and neutral wires of an antique lamp

I'm trying to rewire a couple of identical antique lamps. Unfortunately, I don't have a clear idea of which wire is which. The lamp has been rewired in the past, but it seems it was a long time ago. ...
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Angled step in staircase issue

We just moved into an townhouse in Santa Monica, CA and one of the steps going down to the laundry/garage is angled down 5% as opposed to being completely flat (as the rest of the steps are). It is ...
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Can you help identify these clips (or a replacement)?

I'm trying to repair an old but nice computer desk that I was given. It was made by Danish furniture company B8 Mobler about 35 years ago, with a wooden sliding keyboard tray attached to the metal ...
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Dishwasher not draining before and after pump replacement

I have an 8 year old he dishwasher(GSD4060D35SS). It developed a problem where it wouldn’t drain at the end of the cycle. I replaced the pump and solenoid after discovering some physical damage to the ...
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What is this nut called and can it be removed and reused/replaced?

Can anyone tell me what this nut is called and how to remove it in a way I can return the mechanism to normal working order? Also, what kind of special tools will I need? The first photo is of the ...
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Is it okay to pigtail 12AWG and 14AWG on a 15AMP circuit?

While working in my attic I lightly bumped a stud that had an outlet box as well as a switch that controls my attic light attached to it and when I did sparks shot out of the outlet and the circuit ...
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Stone veneer cracking and falling off

a large piece of the stone veneer has fallen off. What is the best way to reattach it? The brick behind the veneer is not in good shape. It flakes off when I scratch it. Should I treat or seal the ...
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How can I repair a gap between drywall and stairs?

I have a 110-year character home and the stairs going to my finished basement needs some attention. Specifically, where the drywall meets the stairs, the material is cracking and flaking away and ...
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Malber TD 700 dryer not turning on

I have a stackable washer dryer - the dryer is a Malber TD 700 and is stacked on top of the washing machine. The other day I used the dryer without any problems in the morning. I tried it again about ...
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My washer is saying F51 on maytag bravo quite series 300

I need links diy video to fix it. I need a manual version also and images
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Black and decker drill won’t stop spinning

As soon as I plug my drill into the mains it starts spinning slowly but won’t stop completely which isn’t ideal when trying to use it, how can fix it?? Could it just be some dust has got into the ...
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Kenmore Water Heater Burner Assembly - Error Code - 6 Flashes

My Kenmore water heater stopped heating the water. The code flashing (6 lights) indicated a problem with the burner assembly. I ordered a new burner assembly, installed it successfully and the water ...
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How to repair this broken lamp harp?

This lamp harp is welded to the lamp so cannot be easily replaced. The screw for the shade was welded on and broke off. Any suggestions for how to repair? I've tried various glues with poor ...
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Doorbell has no voltage, but chime wires always have voltage

I just moved to a new place and trying to fix the doorbell. There are 2 doors, frond and back, neither one is working. I found a doorbell wire image on Google: However, it's very strange to see the ...
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How do you fix/hide cosmetic cracks that keep reappearing/disappearing?

The home (built in 1962) has cosmetic cracks that keep reappearing/disappearing, like an accordion that squeezes in and out. Have already tried several methods to fix it, but none have worked. Any ...
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How to treat joist that has wet rot before sistering a new joist to it

I'm currently in the beginning stage of a bathroom remodel. All the flooring and subfloor has been removed, and I'm at the point where I am getting ready to replace some joists and sister one. The ...
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How can I repair a surface chip in a bathtub?

I accidentally damaged my tub, the color is still there but the finish or outer layer shell is missing. Any ideas how I can repair this without making it look worse?
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How to patch in a hardwood floor board

One of our floor boards is broken. It looks like a bad patch job. The patched-in piece is sunken into the floor slightly as well (between 1/16" and 1/8"); see pics for details. Thankfully, ...
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Dewalt circular saw, motor works but blade doesn’t turn

Dewalt DCS570 7 1/4” 20 volt cordless circular saw. I was cutting 3/16” panels and after a few cuts the blade quit turning yet the motor still works fine. I pulled the blade off and everything looked ...
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Horizontal Ball Rod Connection Broken

I hope my terminology makes sense. My sink was draining slowly so I tried to remove the horizontal ball rod, and it was stuck tightly. Using a wrench I got it free but the connection to the sink's ...
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Filling gap beneath hardwood floor (between floorboard and foundation)

There's a sizeable gap between the edge of hardwood flooring and the foundation by this fireplace: You can see that the wooden base the strip of floor was nailed too ends about inch early: As a ...
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ge washing machine sticks at rinse cycle

Was having issues with GE washing machine not draining or spinning so I replaced timer and lid switch now after the wash cycle the timer sticks and won't advance to the rinse cycle. If you turn the ...
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Missing chunk of the side of a laminate countertop

I just bought a piece of property that included a 49 yo trailer. Am trying to fix up as best I can. There is a big chunk missing from the countertop. I really don't want to replace the countertop ...
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How to fix blotchy deck

2 year old pine deck was originally weathered for 6 weeks then 2x coats of Calbots Silver Beech Water Based Deck and Exterior Stain applied. We did it ourselves and overall did a pretty bad job, my ...
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Are there any standalone water dispensers for refrigerators?

I recently had to purchase a new fridge. I was tight on cash, so I had to settle for one that only has an ice maker and no water dispenser. Partly why I bought this fridge was because I did some ...
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Does a small hole in a wallpaper require a complete wall redo?

A small part of the wall came off when it got stuck to the back of a table (I don't know how, honestly). My landlord claims she needs to redo the entire wall of 11square metres and has some quotes for ...
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Bathroom thumb turn lock unlocks when handle pushed down

I believe we have a thumb turn lock on our bathroom door. You twist the thumb lock bit from inside to lock the door and can see on the outside that the line is turned diagonally so can see it is ...
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How to Replace bottom of exterior door

I have a 1938 house. The back door which is half glass on top is solid wood. There is rot at the bottom because of no weather protection. I’d like to replace with a new solid piece of wood. Not sure ...
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Wood rot fix for siding and framing base?

Wood rot fix for siding and frame base? Some water is seeping into my garage when it rains. Called a concrete guy because I thought patio was too sloped, but he said sloping was by design and he ...
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Mounting iron gate on crooked posts

I just finished repairing some heavy damage on my steel and cast iron front gate. I'm ready to hang it again but I'm having a little trouble because the pillars on both sides have a slight outward ...
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Replacing toilet shut-off valve and need to turn off water; Need to turn gas water heater to pilot?

I'm replacing a toilet shut-off valve (clean water flowing into tank) on the first floor of my (100-year old) home. I'm reading that I need to shut off the water, then drain the lines, before making ...
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Removing clip that's securing rubber hose in washing machine

Our washing machine developed a massive leak that caused a flood. We flipped the machine, and traced it back to two holes in a black rubber hose that appears to be attached to the output of the pump. ...
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Old B&D Miter Saw rehab - Blade Guard

I've inherited an old Black & Decker miter saw that works great but is missing it's blade guard. I've tried finding a replacement part specifically for this model (3091/1) but can't locate the ...

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