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Fixing something after it gets damaged or broken.

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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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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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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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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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Properly secured soffit?

I noticed a sizeable gap between the facia board and the truss supports in my attic. Length of the overhang is 22ft long. It has a 40in overhang. only about 1/3rd of the rafters have nails extending ...
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What is the best way to remove a broken screw from a deck board?

I used stainless steel trim screws (3 in x 9 gauge) to rebuild our deck and one of them broke off when I was drilling it in. There was about a 1/4 of an inch left (just the shank, no head) but when I ...
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How to release shelf on the drawer unit?

I have a Bailey Unicorn Cadiz 2014. The shelf on the drawer unit won’t pull out. It gets stuck 1/3 of the way out. Any ideas as to release the shelf?
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Intermittent Makita 18v cordless brushless drill

ive got a Makita XPH07 (DPH451)18v cordless drill. Its become intermittent and pretty much not working at all. Ive replaced the trigger thinking it was that, but the problem still persists making me ...
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Gas oven is not holding temperature

My gas oven, Frigidare model FPGF3081KFM, does not always hold the correct temperature. It will always ignite correctly initially and come up to the correct temperature, but for long cooking sessions ...
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Why would a microwave trip house breaker?

Yes, the question is these guys. I actually bought a microwave oven for its transformer today, but it is a very nice samsung me86v model. The person I bought got it serviced and they replaced its ...
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GE washing machine fills, agitates, drains, but does not spin

I have a GE WBSR3140D0WW top loading washer that has stopped spinning. This happened a few weeks ago after I replaced the hub seal to fix a leak. Now it fills, agitates, drains (all fine) but doesn'...
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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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Freezer keeps defrosting

I have a Liebherr freezer/wine fridge (SWTNES 3010-25A). After about a year of owning it, the freezer started to "defrost" itself. I would open it up, and it was wet inside. Checking the temperature ...
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Cam lock & dowel alternatives

I have a chest of small chest of drawers held together by metal cam lock & dowel pegs. The cam lock & dowel regularly come loose. I am looking for suggestions for alternatives? the cam lock ...
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possible causes of this cinder block foundation deterioration?

I had to digout my foundation last summer because of water issues in the basement. No surprise that the drain pipes were completely clogged with a thick mat of tiny roots and mud. I was however very ...
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Patching cracked parging

What's the best method for filling in small cracks in interior foundation wall parging? I've heard using premade stucco patching. Thanks!
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covered exterior vents

Builders covered 3 exterior vents for finished basement bathroom fan, laundry room fan and dryer. How do we find the I ended gent space and how can it be fixed with the least mess and inconvenience. ...
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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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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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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 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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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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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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Water distiller reset button malfunction?

I have a countertop water distiller ( brand: Waterwise, model: 4000 ) with a reset button that has to be pressed for the distiller to start working when it has been refilled with water. While the ...
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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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Is my pressure regulator broken?

I had an Ar CO2 pressure gauge (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06X3XWVYM/) hooked up to a valve that I was using to control the flow of 95:5 Ar:H mixture. After some overflows (i.e., the needle went to ...
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Leaking waste pipe connector

I live in a semi-detached house in the UK (built in 1946). Until recently, one of the the upstairs bathroom's walls was the outside wall of the house (the side wall). The toilet is connected to an ...
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Original vaulted ceiling drywall mistake repair

I have a vaulted ceiling drywall joint crack that extends across two adjacent sides of a 4'x8' sheet of drywall and runs into another 1' section, across & perpendicular to the vaulted peak. The ...
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Crack in acrylic bath tub, but fiberglass is ok

I managed put a small crack in the corner of my acrylic bathtub. Looking underneath it looks like the crack is just to the acrylic, and the fiberglass shell is still in-tact. Is this enough to hold ...
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Leaking - IKEA LOVIKEN AA-291347-1

I have an IKEA LOVIKEN AA-291347-1 faucet. It leaks between the 2 handles at the connection. I removed the screw behind, but I cannot remove the top center part. Do you have any idea how I can open it ...
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Install Sump Pump Check Valve on Washing Machine

We just purchased a Everbuilt THD1020 (In-Line Sump Pump Check Valve) , and installed in the back hose of our washing machine. The original hose would leak detergent soap and water. Is it a good ...
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How to diagnose a problem in a Jet AFS-1000B Air Filtration system

I've had a Jet Air Filtration unit (AFS 1000B) system for years and it's worked perfectly. Recently I took out the filters for cleaning. When I put them back the unit would not start. All of the ...
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Rim joist moisture behind chimney

Doing basement remodel, above fireplace (behind chimney) i noticed moisture at rim joist, on the exterior where the chimney butts up against the house there is aging and absent caulk/sealant. Should i ...
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My John deere Riding mower isnt running at full speed

I have a John deere lx277 model and the other day it was running fine and I mowed the lawn no problem. I had the mower idling as I was weed trimming. The mower shut off. I out gas in it n i got it ...
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Filling fence post holes

Poured cement in holes on Thursday evening. Didn’t have enough to top holes off. Used a pretty wet mix but feels pretty dry by Saturday early am. Will concrete bond if I fill them now?
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Milwaukee M18 hammer drill: whining noise, doesn't break when releasing trigger and seems to run hot

The title pretty much sums it up. I've had it for about 4 years. Best tool I own by far. Heavily used, but I always try and take care of it. I few months ago I noticed that it doesn't seem to ...
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How to apply drain cleaner to A/C drain

A while back I asked a question in a thread (The top A/C drain in my attic is leaking. Why?), and I wanted to know how to apply drain cleaner to the bottom drain on my A/C system. Could someone answer ...
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Replacing A Two-Pronged Window Sash Thumb Button

Everything seems to be in order although the new thumb button is slightly smaller, the prongs that fit into the window sash are exactly the same measurement's. Is there a trick to replacing these ...
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Does the application of a new layer of lacquer dissolve pinhole bubbles?

I am brushing on lacquering to 50 small walnut plates. My first coats were a bit of a learning curve and I had produced some small bubbles. My understanding is that new coats of lacquer will ...
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UV protection on window now purply in colour and scratched. How to remove?

On one window the glass is etched and off colour. No idea what damaged it. Can it be removed with any kind of product? it is factory installed. Not a DIY covering.
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Top load washer fills and drains immediately

We replaced the transmission in our Amana top load washer, model NTW4516FW. Machine was running through all the cycles before the transmission was replaced. Now the washer fills but immediately drains ...
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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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Possible to repair pressed wood?

The legs of a pressed wood cabinet have swollen in size and are shredding. Are there successful methods and/or products for reinforcing them?
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Fixing Chimney leak and ceiling damage

I got a quote from contractor to fix chimney leaking water during rain to ceiling. There is drywall damage to ceiling too as result. What he is recommending is ripping off the roof 2 feet around the ...
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Chillling a bolt to remove it

Years ago I had a stuck bolt that would not budge. I applied electronic component chiller, and then some creeping penetrant, and bolt came out. I thought I was a genius, until somebody pointed out ...
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Frigidaire FEX831FS4 washer dripping water after fixing agitator. How to find and fix leak?

The washer was not leaking any water before I fixed the agitator. Now agitator works fine, but some water drips on top of transmission. So I am backtracking the work I did to understand what is ...
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Besides welding, are there other ways to connect this gear to its axle?

This is washing machine's agitator axle and a gear from transmission. The weld that connected them both had failed. Since I don't have welder at my disposal, I am wondering, if besides welding there ...
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Rewiring an rv that has been stripped of wires

I got a fixer upper and realized someone had cut most wires out. i need a wire diagram or something to help me decipher which wires and where.