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fireplace is a bit rusty - is it safe to use?

The back wall seems to still be solid, though I can't take it apart to check for sure. I don't have a sense for what this means - how essential is the inner wall? Seemingly it was never meant to ...
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Reduce rust in bases?

I installed these bases about 3 months ago, but as you can see from the pictures, the screws and washers already have rust spots. A few of the bases have rust spots also. What can I do to reduce rust?...
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Avoid rust where railing anchors into concrete

If you have seen railings anchored into concrete, you may have noticed how they tend to rust at the junction between the railing, the concrete and the air. Here is a photo of a pretty typical example: ...
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Will steel continue rusting if it's completely covered in concrete?

Let's say I have a 5" piece of rebar in a rooftop that's exposed to the elements (ie.sun, rain, salt air, etc). After some time it will be covered in rust and pieces of rust can be scraped off. Let's ...
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Protect mini-split condenser from ocean corrosion?

I recently bought an A/C inverter and put the condenser on the roof. I live next to the ocean so if I don't do something to protect it, something in the blower will start rusting very soon. What can ...
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How to remove heavily rusted hinge

This hinge has seized so needs replacing. But I can't even see the 4 Phillips screw head clearly, and a screw driver just slips so it's likely stripped. What's the best way of removing these screws? ...
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How can I make steel post bases more rust-resistant?

I recently purchased several of these 4x4 bases for a rooftop very close to the ocean. They have not been installed yet. After about a month I notice that one of them has a little rust spot where the ...
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Should I be concerned about this rust on the roof flashing

That top part is where I tried rustoleum rust converter after sanding it down a little. Is there anything I can do. Should I even worry? That rustoleum converter was 2 years ago and I did just that ...
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Repair roof flashing

I’m not sure what material my roof flashing is except that it is a metal. It started out a whitish or silver color and over the last 10 years has slowly rusted until I’ve finally noticed it. Shame on ...
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Hammer Paint Over Rust

I have some rusty metal L-beams that I want to use for a project but I don't want to spend the time and money to have them sandblasted. I have heard that you can spray Hammerite paint right over the ...