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Fixing something after it gets damaged or broken.

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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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Replace Worn Rubber Cover Over Grohe Ladylux Cafe 33 755 Kitchen Sink Spray Head

My 11-year old Grohe Ladylux Cafe Model 33 755 kitchen sink faucet still works well but the rubber cover over the spray head button is torn and needs to be replaced. Grohe and other suppliers sell a ...
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Is it necessary to fill all the joints before install drywall tape on them?

Is it true that fill up the joints before taping can prevent cracking?
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How to repair door frame from animal damage

Previous owners had a cat or some other devil beast. How do I repair this? Pretty sure I should just buy new moulding... but how do I repair the actual frame? Sand-able wood putty or filler? Any ...
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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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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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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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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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Should I refinish Spanish stucco in winter or wait until Spring?

The outside if my house is Spanish stucco, painted over with what appears to be an oil-based paint. In certain areas the paint chipped off or looks loose (rain probably infiltrated) I live in NYC and ...
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Restoring exterior door frame at latch?

Tenants have broken out wood where an exterior door should receive the doorknob latch. There's nowhere to attach the strike plate. What's the right way to fix this? The depth of this piece of wood ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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How to stop paneling cracks around air vent

I bought an older home which has some wood paneling that I've been caulking, Spackling, and painting. I've recently had some issues however with an area of the paneling where it was cut to install an ...
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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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How do I repair a chain link fence?

A wind storm took down one of the trees on our property and it landed across a chain link fence Given the height of the tree, the overall damage was fairly limited. I have attached pictures with ...
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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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Repairing damaged fiberglass

I know this doesn't necessarily apply to home improvement, but I figured the bit about fiberglass repair might be useful to others here. I have a paddle board that has several cracks or damaged areas ...
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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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Oven spare parts - does serial code matter

I need to replace the heating element on my whirlpool oven. The model number is AKZ451/IX/01 and the serial code is 858545115073. When looking for spares online, I see heating elements listed as ...
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How can I repair a puncture in a hollow-core wooden door?

Someone punched my wooden door. Now it has a giant dent in it. The dent is similar to this one. Fortunately, it's a bit less severe than this. How can I "pop" the dent back out?
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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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How to repair the leg of a computer chair

I have an office computer chair whose leg broke, there is a huge crack along the plastic, and it bends, but its still attached. I tried using hot glue and duct tape, but it breaks apart again because ...
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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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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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How can I repair screws in furniture with stripped holes?

I'm trying to repair a piece of furniture from which several screws have pulled out, stripping the wood. It's a lift top coffee table, such as this. (This is NOT the model in question, this just ...
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Whirlpool freezer not getting cold enough

I have a Whirlpool freezer (model EV171NYMS03) that is not getting cold enough. It is currently below freezing, but just barely. I replaced the fan motor earlier and that is still running. When I took ...
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How can I replace the star-shaped base of an office chair?

I've got two office chairs, one whose base (the one that is star-shaped, holds all the wheels together and joins them with the bar/gas compressor) is broken, and another that is just fine. How can I ...
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How can I repair a towel bar with one end ripped out of the wall?

I'm in desperate need of assistance. I'm a tenant living in a rented apartment and one end of the towel bar just fell out of its socket! Can anyone tell me how, if possible, I can fix it myself ...
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How to repair towel rack that was anchored in drywall

I live in an apartment and my towel rack was ripped out of the wall. I put some weight on it, and one of the sides came out. I looked into the hole and found that it was anchored into the drywall, so ...
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How should I fix this drywall hole for my bathroom paper towel holder?

The bathroom paper towel holder is loose and can't be hold anymore. It was anchored on the drywall I believe. This is caused by the hole was broken. Please see the images. Do I need to buy a drywall ...
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How can I repair a towel rack that was ripped out of the wall?

The towel rod has been ripped out of the wall. It looks like it was attached to the wall by two dry wall anchors which were not attached to the stud. Basically a very junky installation in my ...
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Ice Maker makes consistent clicking sound and doesn't make any ice

I have a GE french door refrigerator with freezer on the bottom. I have seen it make 2 batches of ice. I have seen it only when I left the fridge door open for awhile when I was trying to figure out ...
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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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Acrylic bathtub small crack

I just found a small crack, about 1 inch, on my acrylic bathtub floor. The tub is a Kohler Devonshire 1357 about 14 years old. Tub looks almost new, crack looks superficial just the acrylic surface. I ...
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Repairing cracks in plasterboard ceiling - ok to tape over paint?

I have cracks all around the edges of the plasterboard sheets in the ceilings throughout the house. The cracks are pretty wide - about 1mm. The ceilings are plasterboard with a skim coat and ...
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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 are my options for saving this building?

I have a small building on my property that is about 15ft by 10ft. The building sits on a slope that runs downhill sort of at an angle from one front corner to the opposite back corner. It sits on ...
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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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