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Fixing something after it gets damaged or broken.

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Storm door closer that “clicks” open and closed?

I have a storm door with closers at the top and bottom. The lower one had a unique locking system - when you opened the door far enough it would "click" and stay open. Pushing it a little further ...
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Fixing deep dents in floorboards

We have deep dents (5mm at deepest) in our hardwood floor caused by strong blows with a baseball bat (crackhead subtenant, psychotic episode). Those dents are bigger than the dents that I've seen ...
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Freezer periodically thawing out

I have a ~18 month old refrigerator (a Whirlpool, french doors, similar to this model). About two months ago we found that the freezer had largely thawed (as in, all of the food in it was thawed, ice ...
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Help - Kenmore Dryer (11086880100 ) Repair Assistance - No heat

The issue My kenmore dryer (model 11086880100) stopped heating. My hours of research lead me to believe that I should test the thermal fuse, heating element, hi limit thermostat and thermal cut off. ...
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How do I repair this rot/insect damage on my wall plate?

I am removing the lath and plaster (to add insulation) in my 1929 bungalow that I just bought in Portland, Oregon. Along an exterior wall, the last piece of lath and a little bit of the plate were ...
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Fixed Double pane window temporary repair

Shattered the exterior side of a fixed double pane window. Is it possible to remove the remaining pieces of the broken pane without the interior side falling out? Every glass company around is booked ...
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Fixing patch in the wall

I just moved in to a new apartment and somehow broke small platform near window (where you are supposed to put plants I guess). How can I fix this as I don't want my landlord to keep my deposit :(
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What is the name of this screwhead?

This is too weird to describe. (See below) What kind of driver will fit this screwhead?
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Repair frayed electrical wire with strain-relief stopper

I am shocked at the condition of this wire on a Crane humidifier. Would like to repair the wire to return the device to being 100% safe. With there being plenty of "spare" wire in the 6ft length, I ...
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Replaced Door Knobs, How to Fill Extra Space

I replaced some old door knobs with new ones. The doors are perfectly fine. The new plates that went into the door frame are not a perfect fit. There's gap on one side of it that goes down into the ...
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Removing side panel from dishwasher for part replacement - general advice

I am trying to replace a part (the dish rack holder) in an old Candy dishwasher (CDW 250). I have the replacement part, but it seems that replacing it will require removing the left panel. ...
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I changed my thermostat and now my outside unit won’t turn on

I have a trane heat pump and A/C unit outside and a trane unit inside. I had to replace my thermostat because the one I had, didn’t have emergency heat option on it. I turned off the breaker and ...
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How to fix smashed wires in washing machine?

I believe the motor capacitor with its bracket fell down and pinched two wires going to the motor. I spliced them back with two blue wire nuts. The motor works again. However, this made me thinking, ...
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Crack in fireplace, can i repair with fire clay/cement?

I recently bought a house ( about 15 years old) but just noticed that the back of the fireplace is cracked, it's about 1cm wide in the worst place. Can I repair this with fire clay/ cement? If i ...
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How to polish porcelain?

Used a dremel to clean up a broken edge on a porcelain piece. The grinding wheel was pretty rough, what should I use to smooth it out? Also, any way to get it super smooth and polished like the rest ...
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How can I fill these holes?

Previous owner of our house left some large-ish holes in the wall. The biggest one is 8cm in diameter and the smaller ones are from dry wall anchor (Molly) bolts that I removed. They are about an inch ...
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How can I fill a screw hole so it can be used again?

My dishwasher attaches to the cabinets on the side via a screw. This hole has become a little stripped, is there a way to fill it in and then screw in to it again? I can't change the location of ...
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Electric water heater stopped working when I adjusted the thermostat

I have a Craftsmaster 40 gallon electric water heater that is approximately 13 years old. Once it got cold outside and we started taking more hot showers, I felt like we were prematurely running out ...
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How to fix this corroded zipper?

This is more general repair than home DIY, hopefully right place for it. I tried getting something out of a snowboard bag and found it was sealed by corroded zippers. I'm not sure why this happened ...
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Insulation from electric meter to panel is rotting

The electric line in from my meter to my panel is rotting, or rather the insulation is. See this picture (below). Is there some product I can purchase to temporarily wrap it until I can get it ...
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Causes of a framing nailer driver stuck in down position?

I have an Hitachi NR90AC5. It's oiled and has adequate pressure. There's something that's gone wrong with it recently, where it sometimes double fires (in single fire mode) and then the piston gets ...
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My freezer won't go more than 5 degrees below freezing. Thermostat seems OK so what's up?

My Samsung fridge-freezer won't go more than 5 degrees below freezing. The thermostat seems fine and has the correct resistance for its current temperature. What else could be wrong? The display on ...
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GE front load washing machine; emptying filter at least once a week

I have a GE 4.5cu ft front load Energy Star washing machine. I am constantly draining and cleaning the filter/pump. I’ve had this one for a year. The one I had before I had for about 8 years and never ...
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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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How easy is it to remove polystyrene tiles in a house?

A survey report from the house states this: Ceilings throughout the property appear complete and are a mixture of plasterboard construction with a plaster skim and decorative finish and lath ...
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Can I install drywall on the ceiling, without removing crown molding?

I'm in the process of replacing a failing plaster ceiling in my finished basement with drywall. I originally had intended only to scrape down the popcorn finish and have it skim coated, so I did not ...
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Hardwood loose, has gap over radiant floor

Just bought a new place with white oak hardwood and radiant heating. The hardwood is 3/4" (verified). Floor has developed gaps in certain areas. One area in particular is loose when I walk on it, so ...
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Repairing wall near shower and floor - drywall repair

We recently moved into an older house with a pretty rough master bathroom with a walk in shower. The corner of the shower door appears to be a little leaky so I was going to sit down and replace caulk ...
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Feasible to repair oven door?

This weekend, the door of our oven (a gas oven, FWIW) fell apart. The bottom of the outer part of the door was glued to its hinges and somehow lost cohesion. The top is connected to the inner part of ...
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What material is this fake wood? How can I fix what's been chipped off?

What material is this fake wood? How can I fix the crap that's been chipped off?
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How can I repair a pinhole leak in a washing machine drain hose?

I've just reconnected my washing machine and tested it, and there's a tiny hole in the out-flow pipe. The hole is in red circle in the images below ... in the fairly-rigid, ribbed plastic, rather than ...
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Repairing a leaking 1/2" shut off gate valve under kitchen sink

Which is the proper washer to repair a 1/2" shut off gate valve: rubber, fiber or nylon? The valve is a cheap home depot product. I tried a flat thick rubber washer; it held for about 5 minutes then ...
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garage door handle disconnected from lock

My garage door is manual at the moment. I’ve had to lock it manually. Today, I realized I can’t lock it from the outside anymore. The handle connected to the lock moves freely and doesn’t move the ...
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Must I replace drywall after very small fire?

Do I need to replace drywall when there was a very small fire and drywall not burned. It has stains from smoke. Some part reached 140 degrees F according to Fire dept but it was a pretty contained ...
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Boiler Vaillant ecotec 831 R1 plate heat exchanger compability

I have a Vaillant ecotec 831 R1 boiler with original plate heat exchanger(hot tap water). My heat exchanger got damaged and I would like to replace it. On ebay I have found a there is a bigger(more ...
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How to properly fix these cracks in exterior window sill

The inspector suggested that these are easy fixes but most of the searches for repairing window sills brings up rotten wood and that's not what I've got here. and also this one
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Spring protruding from office chair?

I've had this chair for a few months and the other day I came around to get on the computer and noticed a decently sized lump in the chair. Upon sitting on the chair it feels springy on parts (which ...
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How to remove a rusty screw and cap from a toilet

The toilet seat has rusted away the screw holes that connects itself to the iron hinges, making the seat removable while the lid and the hinges stays connected to the toilet bowl. I want to remove the ...
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My eq-3 Bluetooth Radiator Thermostat CC-RT-BLE is just showing “UPD”. How can I “unbrick” it?

The thermostat just shows "UPD" and there is no way to return to the operating mode. How can I complete the update when I didn't pair the device before or deleted the device from the app?
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Round Metal Gate Fence Post is Spinning When Gate is Opened

I need to correct a small problem with a metal gate post. When the gate is opened to its full opening, the leverage of the gate pulling against the gate post causes the post to spin inside the post ...
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What should I check if my chainsaw fails to start?

My chainsaw stopped working and I've got a tree that fell and needs cut up. Does anybody have any idea what I can do to get my chainsaw started? I've done a bit of stuff on cars so I'm willing to try ...
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Dry Rot (?) in Exterior Trim, patch or replace?

There is some moderate deterioration and cracking in part of the exterior trim of my house. I believe the trim in question is cedar. Looking for repair advice. My thoughts were: 1) Get some epoxy ...
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Too many wires coming out of ceiling fixture

Wiring in ceiling.1I'm trying to replace my kitchen ceiling light fixture but... coming out of the ceiling I have 3 black wires, 3 white wires, a red wire and a ground! I didn't take a picture of how ...
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How can I seal 8 inch round holes in my siding?

There is a nor'Easter coming today. What's a quick fix? My first home and just closed a few days ago! Help please. The hole is 8 inches in diameter or so.
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weird table slide dimensions?

We have a round table that can take two leaves, however, the two table extension slides (I think that's what they're called?) are irreparably broken, and seem to be a non-standard size, but I'm not ...
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Replacing the power button on washing machine

How do you replace the power button on LG WT-H800 washer?
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Why does my window air conditioner cool but not dehumidify?

I have a brand-new 5000 BTU Frigidaire window air conditioner, and it seems to work fine except that it doesn't reduce the humidity in the room. I turned it on last night, and the temperature was 81 &...
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What, if anything, can I do to fix this treadmill?

A 10s video of my loud, squeaky treadmill operating is shown here. As the video shows, it squeaks and makes a grinding sound, and it is much louder when a person is running on it. I have to wear ...
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Threads in brass floor lamp post have been stripped. No longer twists and stays in place. How can I fix the threads?

I have a floor lamp that comes in sections that you twist to screw together. the threads on one section have become stripped and the sections no longer stay together. Is there a way I can fix these ...
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Kitchen Faucet shuts off both Hot and cold water whenever I try to use both

Kitchen faucet was replaced...now it wont allow both Hot and Cold mix to flow together always shuts off.

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