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Fixing something after it gets damaged or broken.

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How can I remove Gorilla Glue smudges from a quartz countertop?

I used Gorilla Glue to fix an item and of course there wasn't enough counter protection. I removed as much as possible but now there's smudges of Gorilla Glue. I am afraid to do more damage! Has ...
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Ideas for plugging a hole in granite vanity

I got a nice piece of granite for cheap, and I am almost ready to mount it on the new vessel is actually smaller than the dimensions! See below: Any suggestions? Ideally I want to find a sink that ...
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Vibrating pipes on closed system

I have a Gledhill pressurised system and it has started to vibrate when the cistern and pressure valve was changed after failing through the winter. I have had 3 different plumbers in and they don’t ...
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Appropriate heatgun for removing cellphone screens/backs

From watching a number of Youtube videos it appears that many cellphones require a heatgun (or equivalent) to remove the screens or backs. Similary, Looking at a Huawei 10 lite phone backing, it ...
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toilet siphon has pressure beam of water

I was wondering if it is normal that there is a pressure beam of water coming out from the toilet's siphon. And also, what I should do to fix this? I have the feeling this should not happen during '...
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Should I insulate a metal pipe roof vent to stop condensation?

I recently bought a home which was a renovation. I had a water leak from the ceiling in an upstairs room. Upon opening up the drywall, I noticed there was what appears to be a vent of some sort that ...
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Was my approach to repairing stripped holes in a door jamb appropriate?

Two of the screw holes on the doorframe of a bedroom in my house are completely stripped out, to fill them in I soaked small strips of paper towel in wood glue and carefully stuffed them deep until ...
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How to fix my door [duplicate]

I can't afford a new door so how can I repair it. How much will it cost me to install a new door
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Asbestos fragments and hepa filter shop vac

I pulled up some moldy flooring and found some slightly damp plywood boards underneath. Underneath that was some 12 x 12 tile. I put on a respirator and pulled up about 4-8 sq ft of the stuff. Anyway ...
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What are these bathroom mirror lamp holders called?

I have two mirrors in different bathroom that looked like this: Now one of them looks like this: Now the problem is these sockets are old and loose and i would like to replace them and "fix" them in ...
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Bad Portable AC Unit Plug Circuit

Model: LG LP1414GXR The unit was running fine but it appears the plug circuitry overheated and went bad. Is it okay to replace the existing plug by cutting it off at the end and replacing it with a ...
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Why won't one of my gas stove's burners ignite?

I have zero experience working on stoves. We have a 3-year-old Whirpool and the right-front burner won't ignite properly. When I turn the dial for that burner it sparks one or two times and then ...
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How to remove broken freeze plug adapter in a spa pump

This is the wet end of the Emerson pump in my Jacuzzi spa. Pictured above is a broken freeze plug adapter. The freeze plug adapter threads into the pump (lower center of pic). It broke with part of ...
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Recommendation for power cord replacement plugs [closed]

Can anyone recommend a good quality brand of replacement plugs for power cords? I've used them for... power tools equipment (120 and 240) extension cords (up to 50 amp) etc. ...and the ones they ...
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Pipe through Studs keeps freezing

I have a hot and cold pipe that is located in an attic space above my garage that is accessible from the back side. The problem is this pipes are running through the wall studs and keep freezing in ...
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Will I have to chuck my Drill Press Chuck?

The Drill Press in question is a Wen 4214. I had originally seated the chuck by tapping it with a hammer by way of a piece of scrap and then, for good measure, pressed it into a piece of scrap. It's ...
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Dryer cross-wired - loud pop and no longer works?

We were changing our dryer from a 4-prong to a 3-prong cord and my husband accidentally put the center wire on one of the other terminals. He plugged it in and ran the dryer for a few minutes, then ...
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what this gray chewy filler called?

can anyone tell me what this product is? there is a grey chewy filler with paper inside used to fill bigger gaps on my staircase. the smaller gaps are filled with caulk.
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How can I fix a door with a damaged knob hole?

Help need help fixing door. Is this still fixable or not?
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Gypsum and … Equals drywall mud?

What can I add to gypsum to make drywall "mud"? I have a whole bag of gypsum for my garden, is that the same type to make "mud"? Also, is tape need to use mud? And what is the dry time on something ...
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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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Gas stove is tripping circuit breaker

Yesterday, we ran cleaner option on the gas oven and earlier today finish cleaning it with baking soda and vinegar. Tonight we tried to turn on the oven and it keeps tripping the breaker
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How to fix cracked roof joist?

I cut open my ceiling drywall to take a peek in my "attic" (about 20" of vertical space) before I go about having a skylight installed. I have a flat roof and I noticed one of the rafter/joists is ...
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What to do after wood paneling is removed?

So I have recently moved into a (new to us) home built in 1948. There was a master bedroom addition that is on the backside of the living room wall which was once exterior and the kitchen wall also ...
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Removing the vibration from a loud motor

VIDEO showing my situation below... I have an electric heater in my garage and the fan motor is vibrating, resulting in a lot of noise. I noticed that if I press my finger against the back of the ...
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How can I replace the short(screw connecting) wire for a middle-of-run outlet replacement?

I’m referring to the very short wires the come from the wire groups pigtail directly to the terminal screw. The wires that was in the old outlet before were decades old and torn. I thought since they ...
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Fix broken basketball pole

I have this basketball from previous owner of the house and it's concreted to the ground. Now after many years (I assume), it's rusted and broken on top. I am wondering what is the best way to ...
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Scratch on wall - ceramic tile

by accident I scratch ceramic tile in my bathroom while cleaning. Do you have any idea how can I remove/(paint?)/fix this? I tried a lot of home products (at start I though its just a tech pencil), ...
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Power outage in just one bedroom of apartment, then every receptacle in one circuit, tried everything. Please Help!

2/3 duplex sockets stopped working. Replaced them with Leviton 15amp. Did everything correctly, and everything worked for months. Since I had no issues replacing those and every other outlet/ switch ...
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Regarding Admiral electric dryer model # ADE7000AYW / Glide Pads & Drum Seals

OK the REAL problem, knowing how to fix the dryer & being able to afford ALL of the parts are 2 very different things. The parts aren't as expensive as say the motor, yet I can only afford the ...
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How to identify this shower faucet or cartridge brand to stop tub spout leak and remove screw-less escutcheon plate?

I’m working on a bathroom and trying to fix a slow leak coming out of the tub spout. Since it’s from the spout I’m assuming the leak is generating from the cartridge or the associated o-rings/seats &...
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Patching hole in cellar floor when water seeps up from ground

I had two holes in the poured concrete floor of my cellar. I was planning to fill both holes. So far I have only filled one because I ran into a problem with the other one. How I filled the first ...
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Freezer part of KitchenAid fridge not freezing

Freezer in Kitchenaid side by side fridge stopped making ice,, but will dispense water. Freezer has been emptied and cleaned. When open, I can hear and feel a fan blowing cool air. Have reset circuit ...
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Identifying name of a connector part

An old kitchen table has kind of spanning metal clips connecting parts; some of them are rusty and do not span well anymore. Note: you might think that because of the rust the clips can't be closed ...
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Door very stiff, how to fix?

My home's door has been replaced with a heavier fire door, however it's super stiff now and requires a lot of strength to open. I think the door itself is quite heavy, but I also think that the '...
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How to remove ice maker from Miele / Liebherr freezer?

I have a Miele KFN 8701 SE freezer (also known as a Liebherr freezer) which has an ice-maker which has failed. A plastic part has come free, and also what looks like a temperature sensor: This is ...
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Floorboards have come loose

Front porch has old tongue and groove flooring. The nails at the end of the boards have come loose and two boards have buckled. What’s the best way to go about resetting them? I hate to cut away the ...
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How many shock absorbers are in washing machine LG F1480QDS?

I would like to disassemble my washing machine in order to replace all dampers. I would like to do it only after they get delivered because the appliance is not easily accessible so I want to save ...
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Flange recommendation needed. Old flange rusted. New floor higher than older pvc pipe lip

I recently removed the tile and a toilet for a bathroom reno to discover that the flange was completely rusted and the tile had been installed directly on the plywood subfloor. I removed the old ...
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Confused about CO/ALR devices versus AlumiConn and Copalum

Our 1960's house in California has aluminum wiring. When we bought it 15 years ago, I wanted the nicer Lutron receptacles and light switches, so I rewired all the outlets and switches using twist ...
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What could be causing dampness in a bathroom wall?

The bottom section of the wall (other side is bathroom and a closet) has the following appearance - after prying out the planks that decorate the floor/wall interface. The wall (in a high rise) does ...
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Should a brand new AAV be able to leak water?

I know that ideally, an AAV (Air admittance valve) would not leak air or water out. But, should it be able to leak water under certain circumstances (such as running the garbage disposal) while still ...
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Receptacle fire repair

Hot wire had burned through due to AC cranked on high. 15 amp Breaker did not trip. I added a jumper to the hot and replaced the receptacle, matching the original installation. When I tried to ...
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electric hot water heater high limit switch repeatedly opening

The problem I am in the southeast US and have an electric hot water heater that is 25 years old (as is the house). Two years ago, I diagnosed and successfully replaced the lower thermostat. Earlier ...
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Repairing Hole Drilled Vertically in Joist

I'm remodeling my kitchen and pulled up the old flooring down to the joists. I discovered that a hole was drilled down into one of the joists, nearly 3/4 of the entire height of the joist. The joist ...
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Why is this panel like this and what should I do to fix this problem

I'm trying to rewire my house and I found this in the attic. What tips could everybody help me with so I can replace this or I can make it better toward the wires or not I'll run in here like this. ...
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How to remove broken light protector/cover from inside oven?

I bought a 6 year old house, and the Previous Owners did basically zero maintenance. The oven is a Bosch underbench electric unit, and it looks like the glass cap/protector for the interior light has ...
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Should I be concerned about rust on a post in my basement?

How long do support posts last? Any reason to be concerned with rust on them? Seem to be working fine.
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Why didn't reducing my water pressure regulator affect the outside spigot pressure?

My water pressure reading from outside water faucet reads 110-120. I reduced on my water pressure regulator and can feel inside the water pressure is decreased but the readings outside remain the same....
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Floor Joist Cracked

Crack along floor Joist in crawl space. Another similar on the same joist further down. Major issue or simple fix? Suggestions?

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