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how can I kill Insects that are boring holes in concrete

I have insects that are boring holes in my driveway and garage floor. Are there any remedies that would kill Them?
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Seams in beadboard ceiling

My porch was just built today. They stained it, but don't like the seams. Can I caulk with regular wood filler, or silicone, since it is outside? I guess I will paint over the stain.
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how to repair large crack going down length of garage?

My garage floor has a large crack in it that runs the entire length of the garage (approx. 20'). The crack is about 1/3 the way into the center of the garage. and a slab has sunken. my brother in law ...
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How to hard disable the air conditioner beep?

I bought this model: MFL69782201 (User manual PDF http://gscs-b2c.lge.com/downloadFile?fileId=S45tMoOwlLqIpW2lkIGLfA) It is a split dual inverter. The problem is there is no way to disable it's beep ...
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Repairing fiberglass garage door panel with large hole

This large hole came with the garage when we bought the house. I would like to repair this to make it look a lot better, and at least keep prowling cats out. The backing you see in the picture behind ...
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How can I repair/replace this swollen section of countertop?

This countertop appears to be laminated particle board. I suspect the damage shown in these photos happened likely due to excess water being present on the countertop and seeping in between the ...
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Need paint help

A painting fell and made a tiny scrape. I thought I could fix it but I made it worse. The paint I used matches but when you look on the side view it looks way to white. I sanded it down cause I ...
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Install nylon straps in chair

This is the chair. I’m also including where the plastic steps are held. I’ll be removing the plastic straps and installing 1” nylon straps. How can I install these straps securely without having to ...
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Garage Door Opener, Power to Motor Will Not Turn Off

I have a Craftsman model 139.53600 garage door opener. While closing the door, the motor did not turn off and jammed the trolley against the trolley stop. The motor hums, gets hot, shuts off, cools ...
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How do I use DAP plastic wood filler safely?

I'm trying to install a storm door on an outdoor patio in my house. There are a number of holes in the wood from previous screen door installations I think: I want to make sure the wood will hold ...
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How to fix a torn steel cable

A tree fell on my fence made of horizontal steel cable and tore one. What's an economical way of fixing it that's not too ugly? If the solution is to replace the entire cable, what is the end piece ...
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Is this ceiling fan going to fall and cut off my head?

Would you trust this fan? Do you know how can I tell if it's secure? I can't see how the canopy is attached to the ceiling. No screws are visible. I pushed up on the rod, and the ball nestled into ...
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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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POKO TD-169C Hair dryer circuit diagram [migrated]

Can I replace the 1N5395 diode in this diagram with a FR157 diode? Basically I need to lower the heat of my hair dryer and I think the 1N5395 diode in this diagram does exactly this but I have only a ...
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Milwaukee fuel M18 CCS55 battery saw

I recently got a Milwaukee M18 fuel battery saw. It worked for a few cuts but now when I depress the trigger on the saw, it clicks and does not turn. It has a safety switch incorporated and when you ...
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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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Kenmore Microwave Issues

I have a Kenmore Microwave, and no matter how long I set it for, after 3 seconds the tone sounds, and the screen says done.
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Can a High Pressure lockout be caused by a bad unit or problems with heat rejection system?

I have a couple of Trane Axiom High Efficiency Console Water Source Heat Pumps which stop working with what seems to be a high pressure lockout. i.e. the compressor comes on, runs for a few seconds, ...
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Steps to repair rotten 2 story wall

So I have a porch that has significant rot due to a leaky skylight. This had been fixed with a new roof. I found significant rot in the wall. This wall is load bearing and is supporting the roof. The ...
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Fix headphones ear pads [closed]

I have a nice pair of over-ear headphones but the ear pads cracked apart. Any idea on how to fix this is very welcome. Photos:
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Kenmore washer spins/stops/spins/stops endlessly; replaced several parts, still no improvement

My washer is a 110.20722990 Kenmore 70 series. The problem is the washer spins and halts, spins and halts, endlessly on most dial settings, regardless whether the lid is open or the dial is pulled. ...
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How do I replace Studs and bottom plate if the studs have been cut half way up the wall and removed

Should I put a 2X4 horizontal plate where they have been cut and then put a stud under it to a bottom plate, just like a wall. Or should I scab a 2X4 to the new stud like they said of the same one but ...
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Fixing patch up that has gotten 1st coat of paint

I tried to do my first diy patch job before painting and it did not turn out well. The first coat of paint was applied and I wanted to know how to fix it. Any guidance is appreciated and please keep ...
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What do you call the pieces that are put underneath carport post that are on a slab and where do you get them?

I have a carport connected to my house. There are little footing pieces under all the post to let water run underneath ( I am guessing ). A post got hit and the little piece broke and now the post ...
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Using left over pergo boards instead of 2x4 to mount a peg board

I have a set of leftover pergo boards that I want to use as backing for putting up a 8’x4’ peg board. The wall I want to mount them on is concrete. Would pergo boards arranged as in the pic behind ...
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How to disable LG LT1216CER Thermistor

MY air conditioner's compressor keeps turning off before the desired temperature of the room is reached. I was told I could disable that feature by getting rid of the thermistor. Is this a safe ...
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How do I seperate the part in the middle in a clock mechanism? [closed]

This is a torn down clock mechanism. How do I seperate the brass looking part in the middle from the black casing? It isn't push fit, so I'm assuming that it's threaded or something like that. Any ...
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Thermostat not getting power and won't turn on fan or AC. Does have power with batteries, still no cooling

So first things first, I live in a condo. I don't have a lot of easy access to my AC (and I would imagine my furnace? I'm only guessing where that is though it might be near the water heater instead). ...
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Repair pressure washer around area where hose attaches to machine

I have a pressure washer that I can no longer use because the area around where I attach my pressure washer hose is broken. I don't know much about pressure washers so I can't be any more helpful but ...
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Kenmore: freezer working, refrigerator not due to frozen air return…replacement needed?

I have a Kenmore Coldspot (model 106.57022601) side-by-side refrigerator. About a couple of years ago, we had a problem with the freezer working great, but the refrigerator not working. We called a ...
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Why is my wall buckling and the plaster coming away In one area and how do I repair it?

Hope someone can help. I moved into a property A couple of years ago with an extension that was built in 2013 so not old. In the corner of the wall there was a bulge and when I dug down I realised ...
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Best ways to repair/replace worn vinyl tile?

Is it feasible/recommended to remove about ten worn out 15.5 inch vinyl tiles and replace them with 10 year old unused spares from the original installation? Tiles are grouted and color match is good. ...
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How can I level and secure retaining wall steps?

We have some retaining wall steps that are in dire need of repair. We would like to re-level some of them and re-adhere all of the cap stones so they no longer rock. Is it possible to create a ...
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Washing machine conditioner drawer no longer receives water; how to fix?

Our washing machine (an AEG model some years old now) appears to be working fine, except that for a few weeks now it has no longer been putting any water through the conditioner drawer at the start of ...
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AC don't want to start

My ac don"t want to start on its own. I found a lose wire in the furnace which I reconnected, I replaced the contactor and the run capacitor. when I turn on the ac will not start on its own. When I ...
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Trying to remove a bar sink faucet and we have nothing to unscrew to be able to remove it

We are trying to replace a bar faucet that was an expensive unit but 20 years old. All the videos we watched showed a fairly simple screw to unscrew and the faucet would come right out. With this ...
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Is this plumbing repair sound?

I opened up a wall as part of a project and discovered some obviously newer pieces of copper pipe on one of the water supply lines. The drywall shows evidence of water stains as does the drywall and ...
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Where do I place drywall screws when fixing nail pops?

I have a few nail pops I would like to fix and want to be sure I am putting the screws in the right place. The nail pops are along the edge of the ceiling where it meets the angled portion of a ...
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Can I use any coarse drywall screws when fixing nail pops in the ceiling?

I have several nail pops in the ceiling sheet rock of my house and I've decided to finally address/fix them. The house was built 40 years ago so I don't believe there is any underlying issue other ...
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Help recognize / how to remove and reinstall this window

We have a double hung window with a dual-track piece on both sides. The lower sash can no longer stay open as its spring coil on the right has fallen detached. I've watched quite a few YouTube ...
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Replacing rusted steel post with 6 x 6 x 6 pressure treated lumber

I have a finished sun porch that is resting on 4 - 4" X 6' round steel post. The base of these post were buried under dirt for several years and have rusted. A couple of the post have about a 1" ...
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Bathroom sink faucet handle is tight causing it to work off the nut holding to sink. Can the handle be fixed?

You can see in the picture a faucet handle ( cold ) for a bathroom sink. The handle/lever on top is very tight to turn, so when you move it it forces the base, which caused to work off the nut under ...
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Patching a hole in an interior block wall

We have a bathroom that had the shower valves in an exterior block wall (OLD construction, lake cabin). The valves sprung a leak and the plumber had to knock out the block around the valves to get ...
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How to fill 5 inch deep gap above and below window on internal wall

I've recently had wallpaper stripped and the guy managed to remove two of the PVC window trims in the process. This has exposed a gap between the top of the window and the wall of about 1.5 inches, ...
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Brown coat plaster formula

1950s to 1960 house with rock lathe (dry wall) covered with a grey brown coat (wire mesh in corners) and then a thin white plaster coat. Was used as a doctors office and we are putting back to the ...
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Help identifying a walkout door threshold and repair options

The walkout door in my basement has a cracked threshold. I searched again and again on multiple online sites, Home Depot, and Lowes trying to find a make & model similar to mine, but couldn't find ...
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Chest freezer failed to freeze after plugging it back in

I unplugged my GE chest freezer for 3 months, When i plugged it back in the compressor runs but the freezer wont get cold. The freezer sat in the same spot for 3 months and wouldn't get cold after it ...
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Outdoor spotlight stuck on without a switch

My Grandma has an outdoor spotlight that hasn't worked for quite some time. I realised there wasn't actually a bulb in it so I ordered a new one, switched off the mains, fitted it, put the power back ...
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How can I get a broken bolt out of the bathtub overflow drain?

I am in quite a pickle with my bathtub overflow drain. What I thought would be an easy leak fix quickly turned into a nightmare when one of the bolts for the drain cover snapped off. So far I've ...
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using a Whirlpool that perfoms the first cycle ok fill, agigation, empty, and spin but only fills for rinse and stops. model# is LA9200XWN1

using a Whirlpool that perfoms the first cycle ok fill, agitation, empty, and spin but only fills for rinse and stops. model# is LA9200XWN1 Would like suggested causes

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