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Sourcing a replacement trestle table locking pin (metal)

I have a folding trestle table which has two metal L-shaped pins that lock it into place when it's opened out. I loaned the table to someone who returned it with only one pin and I'm struggling to ...
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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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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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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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How would you repair this exterior foundation insulation/wrap?

A home I purchased, which was built in 2005 located in the upper Minnesota/US (frigid winters, balmy summers) has the larger faces of the above-grade poured foundation covered in a strange insulation ...
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How to repair a window screen frame?

I need to repair a metal window screen frame - not the screen itself, the frame that holds the screen. I dropped the frame and it broke apart at one corner. On closer inspection, I see a 90 degree ...
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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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What to do about rotten sheathing behind deck ledger

My deck and patio door were improperly flashed. I've discovered that the osb sheathing between the ledger and the rim joist is rotten. Assuming the rim joist is still sound (I've not yet confirmed ...
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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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How to diagnose and fix apartment AC that makes intermittent whooshing noise

My AC recently (I think, it's pretty new, possible I just didn't notice before) started making a whooshing noise. It sounds kind of like a sudden gust of wind, but it repeats every few seconds. ...
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Brand new AC unit makes whooshing sound and air "chokes" [duplicate]

My brand new AC recently started making a whooshing noise. It sounds kind of like a sudden gust of wind, but it repeats every few seconds. Another way I can think of to describe it: imagine a PC ...
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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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Electric stove burner starts and stays on high on lowest setting. Infinite switch passes ohmmeter tests

BACKGROUND: I have a GE glass-top radiative stove (model jp3030tj2ww) that has 1 burner that starts on high on the lowest setting and gets stuck there and a 2nd burner that only does this sometimes ...
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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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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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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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Can I accelerate caulk drying by using a fan or heater on it?

From what I've found online, caulking takes 24-48 hours to dry. For my purposes, I need to apply caulking to my kitchen sink. However, I am in a time crunch, so I would like to know how caulking ...
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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 to keep the foam backing in place, to fix a gap by bathroom faucet

There is a large-ish gap by the bathtub faucet. I planned to do it myself, without having to remove any plumbing parts (which is out of my ability level). I bought foam backing rod, which I plan to ...
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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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Cordless lawn mower briefly starts then cuts out

I have an Echo CLM-58v cordless electric push lawnmower. It's worked fine for ~1.5 years, however when I took it out of storage this spring it stopped working. When I start it, it gets a brief burst ...
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Cracked bathroom tile - runs almost entire length of the wall

I recently noticed horizontal cracks in the bathroom tile, running almost the entire width of the shower/tub enclosure back wall. We have had issues with crown molding separating ever since we ...
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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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how to repair bi-fold door with fallen slats?

A piece of this bi-fold closet door has warped, and as a result many of the slats have pulled out of one or both of their end-points. It seems like it should be possible to repair this with clamps, ...
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Hot water never reaches 2nd floor bath

I recently purchased a house that was flipped (that was my first mistake) and the 2nd story bathroom was added altogether, and the shower has always leaked into my kitchen. Finally, 9 months, 4 people,...
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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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Repairing Plumbing Hole Drywall Behind Cabinet

I'm a new homeowner and went to repair an existing hole in the drywall below our sink (round punched hole in the pictures) and discovered that there's a much larger square hole that was covered by a ...
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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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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 can I close up a gap in the corner of the shower?

We hired a contractor some time ago to remodel our bathroom. We started noticing things that didn't stand up to use soon after the project was completed. Most of them were minor, so no headaches there....
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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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How to support the subfloor around a toilet between I joists

I'm replacing some rotted subfloor around a toilet, and I want to add blocking around the flange for extra support, and to give me a place to support the new pieces of subfloor (I'm not planning on ...
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A/C vent not connected to duct?

So I am in the process of doing a light reno to a bathroom in my 1954 ranch style home and I took off the a/c vent to wash it and/or buy a new one. To my surprise (okay not really surprise— there was ...
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Freezer too warm - thermostat or leak?

Frigidaire FRS26LR5CW0 side by side fridge/freezer. Freezer side is cool, but not cold - things were slowly thawing and new stuff not freezing so I had to remove everything. Fridge side is just cool ...
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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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How do I fix a leaky door in a renter friendly way?

Water and wind blow through this exterior door. Its freezing and I can see light through. Unfortunately the landlord is no help. The frame is very crooked. On the knob-side of the door there is about ...
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Diagnosing faulty ignition coil on lawn tractor

Model: 13AM662F765 Engine Model: 283H07-0197-E1 I have an MTD lawn tractor, circa 2004, that hasn't been running quite right. The mower runs for about 10 minutes and suddenly stall. I would turn the ...
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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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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 do I self-repair a section of crumbling basement wall, or should I hire a professional?

How do I self-repair a section of crumbling basement wall, or should I hire a professional? Background: How I discovered it: I removed some exposed blue foam insulation from my basement walls to ...
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How to repair subfloor softened by water damage

My kitchen floor has developed a soft spot in front of the sink. While we have no water leak at this time a few years ago the dishwasher leaked a bit of water on the floor because of a bladder crack. ...

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