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Rust at welded steel beam joint

My house has a 20 ft long steel beam running across the entry way with two i-beams for supports. The supports are welded to a base plate at the ground. The joints have quite a bit of rust on them. I'...
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How to seal concrete foundation with rising rebar?

I have a crack in my concrete foundation that I believe is caused by some exposed and rusting rebar. Do I need to do any thing about the exposed rebar or can I just seal it with the rest of the crack? ...
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Painting rusty metal

This is about 8" of metal crown molding that got rusty because water penetrated to it. I fixed the roof leak and am now repairing the inside. What can I do to prime this rusty peace of metal (...
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Rusted garbage disposal resurrection

The outer case is not rusted, and once the reset button is pushed it will "hum", so pretty sure it's just rusted where the blades are, and not a motor issue. (I hardly ever used it over the ...
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Rust repair and coverage on High temperature fixture

I'm looking for recommendations for going about making my bathroom electric baseboard heater more presentable (and, of course, maintaining its safety). I'm including pictures of the fixture, showing ...
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How can I get rid of rust from painted metal mesh garden furniture

Does anyone have any ideas on how to remove the rust from this kettler garden furniture? I have used brillo pads and various methods which seems to remove the rust on the top surface but because it's ...
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How to clean and maintain a rusted charcoal grill?

I have a charcoal grill that's basically a 16 gauge metal box that used to be painted with high heat black paint. Over the years, the paint has come off and the metal has started to rust. I would ...
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Sink overflow hole is "leaking" rust

The overflow hole on my bathroom sink is rusting and will tend to "leak" brown rust particles into the basin when water is splashed up into the hole. Is there an easy fix here?
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Sand-blaster or angle-grinder to remove rust?

To remove the rust from my beloved barbecue pit, I am considering using an angle-grinder or renting a sand-blaster. Having never used either tool, there are several spots that look hard to reach with ...
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Suggested power-tool and attachments to remove rust from a BBQ pit [closed]

Please suggest a good cordless power-tool and the appropriate wheels/attachments to do a good job of removing the rust from this BBQ pit? Please include links to the specific items if possible.
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Is roloc abrasive available in an elongated cylinder / tube shape?

EDIT: Since asking the question I've found "grinding cones" and "grinding plugs". I've seen roloc discs but am wondering if this abrasive material is available in a tubular shape? I've been trying to ...
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How to remove rust from desktop computer cabinet case

How to remove rust from desktop computer cabinet/ case? I have 10 desktop PC and for 1 purchased cooler master premium cabinet which was expensive all if their side covers and internals are getting ...
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What kind of caulk should I use to seal up spalling separating from steel porch ceiling

I'd like to do some temporary quick patches to prevent worsening rust and separation of spalling/stucco ceiling underneath a steel outdoor porch/deck. One on the first floor is kinda bad so will ...
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Rust in stainless steel?

The screw eyes in the pic are stainless steel. The wire rope is galvanized steel supposedly. As you can see, the screw eyes have brown where it touches the corroding wire rope. does the screw eyes ...
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How to safely clean rust and prep on a section of HVAC ductwork before insulating

So I have a small section (about 1.5 ft) of non-insulated ductwork with some rust right above my HVAC blower/furnace in the basement. The rust seems to be caused by the water that sweats on that ...
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How can I remove rust from a washing machine cabinet and protect against future corrosion?

The edges of body of the washing machine near the detergent dispenser & just above the front door is getting rusted. I have tried cleaning it with rough & smooth emery paper. Also applied ...
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Can I use WD40 to remove rust from my electric hob plate?

I used WD40 to remove some rust from my bicycle u-lock recently (locking mechanism). It worked very well (I put some bike lube on it afterwards). Now, I have plenty of rust on my electric hob plate. ...
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How can I treat and prevent rust in steel wire rope?

After 8 years of questions, I finally completed the fence. The issue I’m having now is that the loops in the steel are rusting at a pretty fast rate. I’m looking to spray them with something that will ...
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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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Refrigerator rust spots paint touchup

My refrigerator door has developed a few little spots where rust has bubbled up and the paint has flaked off. Mostly under 5mm in diameter, but a couple along the edges and corners of the door are ...
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Painting over paint with rust spots coming through

I recently sanded down two beams to remove the rust and then painted over them with a "rust inhibitor" and then two coats of a basic ceiling paint. However there are now numerous rust spots coming ...
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Remove blower wheel that's rusted on to motor shaft

The blower motor on my air conditioner is shot & needs to be replaced. I've already identified and ordered the replacement motor. The problem is, the old motor's shaft is seemingly FUSED onto the ...
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Rusted metal pole in sleeve

I have a square metal pole in the ground which has a metal sleeve and it's rusted that I can't get it out. In the past I've removed these poles using a Jeep jack (as in the image) and it's worked well....
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Open steel columns on construction site exposed to heavy rain?

Last night it rained heavy on a home site where 8, 20ft / 6x6," steel columns (not galvanized) were under the rain as they were sticking up vertically from concrete foundation columns where the bottom ...
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How do I remove water trapped within wrought iron railing?

In the process of repainting my wrought iron fence, I had discovered that in a few of the rails, water started to leak out at the weld joints attached to the bottom rail while removing paint & ...
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rusty stains on tile in bathroom

I've got a pretty old bathroom, and there are some rust-alike stains along the tiles seams. I guess this is normal in wet environments? Scrubbing off doesn't really help. What is usual way to fix it? ...
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How to clean rusty grill grates?

Accidentally left grill grates outside during the winter and rust built up. Tried to search online and ask at Lowe's, but didn't find a good solution. What worked for you?
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Hints for handling rust in shower drain

I need advice or additional hints on how to handle rust in a shower drain. Our landlord installed a shower with a shallow drain. The drain is fixed with 3 screws and a big seal that fits the rim of ...
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Clean heavily rusted structural steel

I'm hoping to use some scrap structural steel pipes and plates to build a large BBQ/Smoker, but they're all pretty heavily rusted. I've seen people in tutorials use both wire wheels and preparation ...
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Rust at Bottom of Support Column

I'm just wondering how serious this is and also what are my options for fixing it? Best solution would be to replace the plates and column. How much work (cost) is that?
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rotary washing line rusted into sleeve

The post of my rotary washing line has rusted into its sleeve in the ground and I do not have the strength or any powerful equipment to remove it. This happened over a period of a few winter months - ...
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Repairing (Aesthetically) a rusty washing machine and dryer

I've recently purchased a home with a washer and dryer that were left on the basement floor without any padding underneath. The washer and dryer have both rusted near their bases, and the dryer has ...
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Radiator rust recovery

I would like to repaint just the fin half of this radiator that is rusted. I would like to know of there is a special treatment due to rust that I should do. I do plan to sand the rust with a grinder ...
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Refurbishing badly painted, rusty radiator

I'm trying to refurbish a radiator which is in pretty poor shape. The paint was all cracked and yellowing, and having sanded it, there's rust patches underneath. It's been painted badly in the past ...
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What is this metal part around the fan's motor in my freezer and how to prevent it from rusting?

A few months ago, while cleaning, I took the plastic cover off the back (of the inside) of my freezer (covers the fan and the cooler) and things looked fine: I didn't put the cover back on and later ...
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Is this water stain from rust or (other) minerals

I have a 2nd floor hot-mopped deck with grouted slate tile placed on top of it. During rain, water comes out between the hot mop and tile layers and runs down the side of my home, leaving stains on ...
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Repairing rust damage and dents on my standby car

My standby car has got some nicks and minor small dents. Also there is some rust damage on two of the doors and part of the fender, usually spots where dew drop collects. At some places the rusting ...
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Need to replace lock on car top carrier

I have a Packasport fiberglass car top carrier with a cylinder lock (outside view above). The key has been lost. I ordered a new lock/key set from Packasport but am unable to remove the old one - ...
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How to loosen a rusted nut/screw

I have been trying the change the screws connecting the toilet tank, i managed to remove the tank but the nut it completely rusted and became one with the screw. I tried holding the screw in place ...
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How to fix metal bulkhead holes caused by rust

At the top of my bulkhead in the center of the seam where the water drains, there are some holes caused by rust. Each about 1/2 inch in length, 1/4 in height. Since the rest of the structure is ok, ...
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How to repair rust damage on my kitchen sink (pictures included)

I'm looking for some advice on the best way to treat / repair some rusting on my kitchen sink . I've included some pictures below. I'm not sure what material the sink is (is there a way to tell?).
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How do I remove a pole that's rusted into a sleeve in the ground?

I have a square metal pole (probably 3x3 inches) that sits in the ground in a metal sleeve. It's been there for a long time and I want to pull it out. In order to prep for this I've been soaking ...
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Removing broken screw from electrical box

How can I remove a broken screw from an electrical box? I have added a picture below. I was attempting to replace the outdoor outlet, as I described in this question. I was using a brand new screw ...
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How do I remove a rust stain on my bathroom vanity counter?

We just moved into a rental home and I seem to have done something stupid. I have a metal plate that I made into a make holder that I spray painted gold on the sink counter top. I must have gotten wet ...
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How to protect exterior galvanized flashing?

With ships, they'll bolt zinc blocks on, can I "re-galvanize" metal? I ask as I have some flashing that was likely installed in 1938. It was galvanized and is in reasonably good shape. But replacing ...
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How do you remove rust stains from bathroom sink? [duplicate]

I have two rust colored stains on my bathroom vanity. I've tried baking soda & lemon juice, Mr. Clean Eraser, CLR, Lime away, Barkeeper's Friend, etc. with no success. Any other ideas on how to ...
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How can I repair rust damage on a steel shed?

I have a shed in my backyard that came with the house. It's made out of what I presume is steel sheet metal. Overall it's in good shape, but there is some rust damage on one side that is getting ...
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How can I repair or replace this rusty leaking bathroom sink handle?

Here's what it looks like: Should I replace the whole thing or just something inside the metal part? How do I take it apart? If I buy a whole new handle unit how do I know what size to buy?
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Repairing wire dishwasher racks [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to repair (and is it worth the trouble to) a rusty dishwasher rack? We have a dishwasher with wire racks on the inside. The racks have a plastic coating on them, but after ...
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How do I get this rusted screw out? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How can I remove a really stuck screw? I have to return my license plates to DMV by Friday (they expire!), and am finding it next-to-impossible to get them off my car! First I ...