Questions tagged [repair]

Fixing something after it gets damaged or broken.

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Artex bubbling repair

I've got some Artex (it's been tested and isn't the bad, asbestos containing kind) on my external wall. There's a large patch as you can see where it's bubbled up and come away from the wall. Is there ...
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What cause the Garbage disposal wire damage showed in the picture?

I just wondering what cause the wire damage, shortage, burning, or cut? The garbage disposal stopped working, but not sure it is the wire caused the disposal jammed up, or the jammed disposal damaged ...
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Single Handle Kitchen Faucet doesnt fully reset after spraying

My facuet normally works like this: when you spray, then turn it off, it goes back to the normal flow when you turn it back on. The problem is, when I turn it back on, it's half spray and half normal. ...
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What are these parts (for an IKEA INGOLF kitchen chair)

I want to replace these plastic widgets in my IKEA INGOLF kitchen chairs with metal ones -- but I don't know what the metal ones are called. This is the chair: https://www.ikea.com/gb/en/p/ingolf-...
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UK Building Regulations Concerning Radiator Pipes in Walls

I had a builder install a wall cabinet in a new build. He hit a radiator pipe so I then called a plumber to fix the leak, who did so by disconnecting the relevant radiator from the system . The ...
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What are these wooden glass dividers called (cabiner window dividers)?

I'm replacing broken glass in my display cabinet door, with glass on order. When removing the old glass and glazing I tried to salvage as much as I could, including the thin wooden strips that divided ...
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How can I repair drywall to rehang a heavy rack in the same spot?

We have a wall mount wine rack mounted to drywall, but not to the studs. The anchors have collapsed (twice) and we patched the holes. I haven't been able to find any information on re-using the ...
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Sticker peeled off paint from wall

I removed some kid stickers on the wall and it peeled off the paint. Hoping to fix this myself but not sure on the best route to take. Attaching a picture of the damage, what are the exact steps I ...
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Oven Terminal block melted

Wondering if I could hardwire just the negative wire of oven plug directly to the negative wire of the oven. The positive and neutral are connected to the terminal block. The negative connection of ...
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Handle of my faucet is calcined

My faucet is becoming way calcined and it is getting sticky when I try to rotate it in order to open the water. How should I proceed in order to make it less sticky as when I bought them?
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Frigidaire ffle4033qt0 tub won’t spin or agitate

So, I had a sheet stuck under agitator so I started to take things apart underneath such as the motor/gear/tranny. I took off back of motor which was my electromagnet and then reinstalled exactly how ...
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Can I use a wider sill plate than what was originally used?

I have a rotten sill plate. I believe it is a 2x4. It sits on a 6 inch cinder block and only uses the the outside 2 inches of the block. __________ | | ___________|...
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Advice for repairing shaped glass cabinet doors

Background: I am upcycling a glass display cabinet and have found one of the doors has glass that was broken/cracked so I decided to investigate removing all of the glass from this door and think ...
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My spray bottle nozzle seems busted, what should I look for?

I have a mostly-plastic spray bottle that I use to spray water. I used to be able to set it to spray in a wide cone or a narrow stream, but now it only wants to spray in a narrow stream. Any ideas of ...
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Whirlybird part

The hinge of one of our whirlybird fans seems to be broken. Please see: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cN-aTwSkp44 What is the part necessary to buy? I heard that there is something called bearing ...
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What gasket material to repair a pneumatic nail gun?

I've got a consumer-grade, 18 gauge pneumatic brad nailer that just blew a gasket. It's a discontinued model with no repair parts available. The gasket I'm referring to, labelled as part 9 on the ...
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When to Repair Versus Replace Concrete Slab?

I am a first-time homebuyer and purchased an older home in the Northeastern US. While I've found great infomation here on my many DIY projects, I have not been able to determine whether or not my ...
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Is there any way I can repair this PVC/conduit that carries sprinkler system wire from the ground into my garage?

On the summer sun side of my house there is a small section of PVC that routes sprinkler wire from the yard into my garage where the rain bird controller is. After a decade or so of summer sun and one ...
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Installing fascia boards on uneven roofline

I am doing some repair work on an old shed. I cut back rotted rafter tails and installed new eave trim. I plan on adding drip edge and new asphalt shingles next. When I installed the eave trim, I ...
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How can I repair damaged plaster when I come to repaint?

I have a couple of problems with the plaster of my house, and when it comes to repainting, I want to try to fix them. I've watched some youtube videos, and done a lot of googling, and although my ...
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Repair a Hole/Crack in Hollow Core Door

Someone punched a hole/crack in my hollow core door. I was wondering what my best course of action would be? Would it be relatively cheap/not too difficult for me to try and fix it myself? I looked at ...
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Polymeric sand or replace original paver sand?

My back patio is made from closely placed paver bricks. Weeds and moss grow up from between the cracks. I've pressure washed the whole area off, removed all of the moss, and pulled out all of the ...
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How do you fix a shower handle bar

After pulling too hard on this bar, the plastic fitting/washer-type thingy broke off. The right side still has it (picture #2). The bar is now very loose and will come all the way out. Shower repair ...
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Medium term repair for cracked shower pan

The following crack appeared in our shower pan today when I stepped there: I need a fix that will last 12-18 months until we re-model the bathroom, and I don't really care how it looks. This location ...
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How do I get out the remnants of a rake handle using a drill?

A few days ago, my wooden rake handle broke during use, so I grumbled about it, went to the hardware store a few days later, bought a new handle, and set about installing it. Unfortunately, I can't ...
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How do I get this shower head holder off the wall?

Please see images below. The whole unit is loose and needs tightening but I have no idea on how I remove it ? Can anyone help? I’ve inserted a screw driver into the small hole and was advised that ...
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Washing Machine door locking/lights working, but no power to solenoid or motor

My machine is turning on with the led's lighting, allowing me to select and start a program, doors locking and then the counter starts to countdown as normal. But nothing else happens, no water and no ...
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How can I repair a leaking crack in a Terrazzo stone bathtub?

We have a terrazzo stone bath tub that has a crack that leaks. We love this bath and would love to find a way to fix it as it’s nothing we’ve seen before. It has a stain on the bottom of it and the ...
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How would you fix this cabinet not opening all the way?

I’d like to see what I can do to fix this very annoying problem I have with one of the cabinets in my kitchen. Whoever installed it didn’t take into account the pillar behind the hinge, so it’s only ...
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stanley garage door opener model 2200 will not run

my mid 1980,s stanley garage opener problem started when the 2 motor mounting bolts came out and the motor hung from gearbox when door opened - door completely opened but would not close - i replaced ...
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Where to aquire rubber bushings?

Where can one order unusually-sized rubber bushings? A washing machine uses a 17mm OD, 4mm ID, 10mm length rubber bushing that is not available locally. I am aware of McMaster but once I select any of ...
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Restore small section of OSB behind inner wall

Repairing Oriented strand board (OSB) finishing joinery wood-repair I cut out a small 4" x 5" piece of Oriented strand board out of a wall. I saved this cut out piece so I can re-attach it. ...
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Ridge Beam Crack?

My wife and I are roofing our home, we are retired and living on a budget. I came across a rather deep and long crack on what I believe is the ridge beam and I am wondering if it's something I should ...
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Hollow door repair and hook rehang

looking to see if it's feasible to repair a baseball sized hole in a hollow wooden door in a way that would allow a towel hook to be drilled onto it. I've seen many guides for hollow door repair that ...
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Heat and water safe material for internal dishwasher repair

On the inside of my dishwasher is a plastic tube that transports water to a spinning piece in order to clean the upper rack. Part of the plastic tube has melted through and the top rack is no longer ...
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Installing Roof - What else should be done?

When installing a new roof, what other work would be convenient to do? Since I'm having a new roof installed, I'm curious if there is something I would regret not doing in a few years. Potentially ...
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Two wall switches and remote ceiling fan/light questions

I am installing a Harbor Breeze ceiling fan with light and wanting to use two wall switches and the remote to adjust the fan speed. Looking at the ceiling, I see the following for an old ceiling fan/...
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How can I repair my fish tape?

I've had a 50' fish tape for close to 30 years. (It's been used lightly.) On my last use, as I was rolling it back up, it got to be really, really difficult to roll back into its case with about 10' ...
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Will surface scuffs be a long-term issue in a new concrete walkway?

I'm probably being paranoid but would like to get some expert opinions as this is my first time dealing with concrete. I had a concrete path laid in the garden, around 80-100mm thick. It was laid and ...
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Squeaky Fan, Unknown Model/Make

We bought our house 4 years ago with this fan in our bedroom. Over the past year, it has developed a whirring noise, it doesn't sound like loose a loose screw or other fastener, but rather electrical ...
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How to fix a chipped door frame

I knocked a small cabinet over after waking up in the middle of the night and it fell and hit my door frame, chipping it. As this is a rental I need to fix it, although I have very little diy ...
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How to reduce or clean up vegetable oil that spilled on books?

My partner and I have been moving house recently, and in all the action of packing, some cooking oil has spilled over a few of the books. The books are irreplaceable, they are not made of any special ...
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How should I go about replacing a cracked sanitary tee in a sink drain?

so I found a leak from my drain pipe inside the wall and the source of the leak is from a broken sanitary tee that connects the 2" vent from up top, horizontal 1.5" drain pipe from sink, and ...
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How to open a PVC ball valve with a broken handle, stuck closed?

When attempting to close a valve to change the property-wide water filter, the valve closed but the plastic handle broke off. I tried to open it again with a wrench but the bit of plastic it was ...
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Outside outlet not working [duplicate]

Yesterday I was outside to do lawn weed eater to cut the grasses around the garden. So I had to plug it into the outlet at the top and bottom. It doesn't work at all. So, this morning I tried on one ...
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Porter Cable Finishing nailer FN250B

When using Porter Cable Finishing nailer FN250B multiple nails being fired at same time, how do you fix?
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Re-drilling into existing hole in plasterboard/breeze block

I live in the UK. I drilled a hole to hang a mirror and it’s slightly off, I’d like to shift it over to a new location, the new location will be half over the old hole. So I’d like to fill the ...
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New water supply lines continue to leak at toilet tank connection

I have tried two new water supply hoses on my toilet tank. Each time they have leaked at the tank. I was very careful to, at first hand tighten and then, gently, with a channel lock pliers, turn them ...
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How to unfix a pvc tube glued to another pvc tube?

I have the following drained pvc tube pipe. As you can see from the picture below, I want to detach the part that I've circled in green (the upper part). The pvc part has been glued. After many ...
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How do I repair decking where my screws have broken?

We installed a deck (various 2x and 4x PT lumber with 5/4 PT decking) two summers ago. As the wood dried, it warped and shrunk, so the deck's been squeaking with every step. I just took an hour or so ...

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