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How to close up this barn attic from birds and carpenter bees? Exposed joists and open soffits

There's an old barn, neglected for well over 3 years, used to be for livestock. Only used for farm storage for now (hay, tools and equipment), but it's getting full of bird nests, bird poop piles, and ...
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How to seal window frame and repair surrounding concrete?

I just moved in to an apartment, and it's great apart from a few things that need repair. In the pictures linked below, how would I go about repairing or filling in the gaps in the concrete at the ...
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What is the best way to seal open caulk tube for reuse? [duplicate]

I am a homeowner who uses caulking sporadically. What is the best way to reseal the tube for use in 6 months or even a year later? Is there an industry agreed upon method?
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Bathtub Leak at the seal

Our 2nd floor bathtub was leaking due to old pipes, so we replaced the whole thing: New tub, new shower, new pipes, new surround. We still have the ceiling cut away under the tub from the water damage,...
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Leaking hose on new water softener. Using old hoses

So we had to replace our water softener. After the installation we are getting some small leaking from the old hose. At first we thought it wasn't tightened all the way so we took them off and ...
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What to use to fill pipe gap behind cooking stove

We just pulled out our cooking stove and found two gaps: A bigger gap around the gas line and wall A smaller gap on the wooden floor to the right of the bigger wall gap What would you recommend to ...
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Do I need to remove mold stains before applying foundation waterproofer?

We moved in to a house two years ago that had a crawl space dug out and turned into an unfinished basement area several years prior (>10?). I was hoping to turn it into a home brewing room (...
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Seal around hvac ac lines [duplicate]

I want to seal outdoor AC lines. I have a gap. Is it safe to use gap filling foams? Is it flameble with the copper tube
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How to seal gap between brick, stucco and framing?

I’m replacing windows and found a substantial gap between the brick and stucco. The old windows had been leaking for a while and I suspect that this was part of the issue. How should I deal with this ...
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What type of product should I use to seal siding to a concrete step?

I would like to seal the outside of my home from the elements and rain, where the concrete meets the side of my home (painted wood?) Home Side Wide Angle I bought a tube of Dap Dynaflex Ultra, which ...
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Bat inbetween roof boards - seal?

The gaps in the shingled roof over rough-hewn planks of my sunroom/screened-in room have increased over the years. And now new to that space is a bat or bats. The ceiling beams are visible and goes ...
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Achieve airtight seal of exterior door

Our balcony door does not seal well, which results in frequent visits from spiders and an increased noise from the outside. I first thought the issue is a gap at the top and bottom (both gaps on the ...
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Correct sealant for polyethylene (PE) cable and sandstone brick (external ethernet run)

What is the correct sealant to use to make a seal between a polyethylene-sheathed ethernet cable and a sandstone brick will for exterior applications? I will drill a 10mm hole between the inside and ...
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Windows leaking through bottom corners of window

I have multiple windows leaking water into the bottom corners of window. I do not believe it is coming from above but that's just a hunch. I had an inspection done and subsequently had all the stucco ...
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Is it ok to have just one big P trap at the outlet of building

My house doesn't have P trap for kitchen sinks/bathroom sinks etc.. So instead of placing a p trap for each. May I just place one big p trap where the water is discharged from the building to outside. ...
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Where can I find suitable replacements for Cap Gasket on Zurn Wilkins 600XL 1" Pressure Regulator

While I was working on rebuilding my Zurn Wilkins 600XL 1" Water Pressure Regulator Valve I broke x3 of the x4 sets of Cap Gasket seals that I had (don't ask me the sequence of events that led to ...
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Attic air sealing new construction

What is the best practice for attic air sealing when it's new construction? In my jurisdiction I have to get my insulation HERS (California's new Home Energy Rating System) inspected before I can ...
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Is the leaking faucet a rubber gasket or other?

I'm trying to work out if it's the black rubber gasket that might be causing a leak or accumulation of calcium in the valve mechanism. For context this is a faucet in an outdoor kitchen (Ramada) in my ...
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Replacing dishwasher pump motor

I’m trying to replace the dishwasher pump motor on my whirlpool. I wanted to just replace the pump motor as that is the part that has gone bad (water isn’t circulating to the arms). I disassembled ...
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How do I seal the connection between my male threaded faucet and a female brass adapter?

I’m pretty new to this, so I may be down a wrong path. Ultimately I’m trying to connect a garden hose connection to my bathroom faucet, but my faucet is too small. After a lot of measuring and trial ...
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What can I use as a sealant over antique painted ceiling tin tiles?

I want to preserve the look and finish of the chipping paint on my antique tin tiles. Basically, I want to use them for creating a backsplash in my kitchen (behind stove and sink areas as well as the ...
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How long should the sweep be over the framed shower door bottom edge?

My bathroom has a framed shower door. Give the measurements shown, how deep (long) the sweep should be over the door bottom edge? I tried 1”, but the sweep is always clamped by the door and metal ...
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How can I insulate a window that's tight against the rough opening?

I had new vinyl triple pane windows installed several years ago. Long story short, the contractor placed the new windows directly on top of the 2x4 (home built in 1951) leaving very little to no space ...
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Dulux EasyCare mist coat proportion (UK)

I have Dulux EasyCare matt and want to use it as a mist coat on fresh plaster first. Instructions say to seal use "thinned 10% with water". Does that mean the mix should be 90% paint or 90% ...
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What is this bathroom overflow drain sink seal and is it replaceable?

I'm replacing a bathroom faucet and this seal that appears built into the drain and sealing the raw OSB/wood/etc. from the overflow drain is in terrible shape. I tried removing it and it's stubborn. ...
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Should the corner joints on a tiled shower bench be caulked?

My shower/tub area was completely tiled, including a bench area in the back. The house-flipper did not seal the grout in any way. I’ve heard you typically caulk where the tub and tile grout meet, but ...
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How to use a seal service kit (SPSK0319.1J) for a Mira Meynell V8/3 shower mixing valve

I have a Mira Meynell V8/3 shower mixing valve. It works great for years. Now, the knob has started to become stiff, especially it needs to be turned quite hard to the fully clockwise position which ...
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Sealing an inaccessible hole in a masonry foundation

I just discovered I have small holes behind my water tank in a tight closet inside my 2nd floor condo. I was vacuuming around the water tank and something like a thin rope was sticking out of the ...
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How tight can I tighten triangular plastic nuts on a toilet base

My ~10-15-year-old toilet has been leaking around the base lately. Thought I’d try tightening the nuts on the base, and when I pulled the caps off, I was surprised to see the nuts were triangular ...
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How do I make a pink-powdered-sand grout to seal outdoor stone patio?

I brought back some pink powdered sand from a recent vacation. I want to use it to grout and seal a stone patio I laid at the bottom of an outdoor stairwell with a drain. How should/can I do this?
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Sealing yet another gap between basements

I found a large gap in the wall above a HVAC duct (picture below). This wall is between the basement in the original house and the basement under the (circa ~2001) addition. The former owner had ...
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Bad to seal holes around gas pipes with cement?

I got a new gas person this year to check my boiler. He noticed that where my gas pipe comes into the house, through a hole in the bricks, the hole is sealed with cement or mortar. He said that this ...
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What Type of Caulking will adhere to Composite Decking for water proofing?

I need a sealer Caulk to fill a approx. 3/8" gap between my Composite Decking boards to waterproof and prevent water from dripping between the boards and going on to a deck below. I want the rain ...
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Windows not airtight?

I am experiencing an issue on the north-west side of my 2-story house: in the morning 2 hours after sunrise we get infested with gnats. There are hundreds of them inside the house at the main level by ...
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Weatherstrip still leaves a gap

I've tried so many different kerf style weatherstrip, magnetic and foam clad. Even a fridge style magnetic. The fridge style comes off each time u open the door. All the others leave a gap on the door ...
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SLB gaskets: water tight?

I bought 2 cast aluminium SLBs (1-1/4") for conduit from the same big box store the other day. They had 2 different gaskets in the removable cover however. One was the common black rubber/...
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Sealing the roof

I have a flat cement roof that is leaking into the ceiling of the top room. How would I seal it? It is also a patio. What would work? Should I tile it or seal it with rubber paint (can you still walk ...
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Seal gap between bathtub faucet and cracking tile

We've got a 1/2 inch gap between our bathtub faucet and the tile, and as you can imagine water has been leaking through and sometimes even dripping though the wall to the floor below. The tile is ...
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How can I seal between a concrete patio and a brick wall?

I have patio that's connected with brick from my house. Where the brick and the patio meet there is a crack along the entire perimeter. Its a fairly small no larger than a hairline crack. I'd like to ...
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How do I fix a gap in my door?

There is a fairly large gap between the door and the frame. How do i fix this?
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Can plumber's silicone grease be used as dielectric grease?

Can I use plumber's silicone grease as a substitute for silicone dielectric grease? They both appear to contain dimethylpolysiloxane and silicon dioxide. Is this the same product given different ...
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Is there anyway to prevent rust stains or staining of color on a house that has been German schmeared? (Thinset mortar applied to brick)

We applied thinset white mortar on the brick of our house using the German schmear technique. After a very very hard rain, we had some rust stains show up down the brick in areas around older gutter ...
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How to stop water leaking along tile seam under a frameless shower door sweep?

I have a frameless glass bathroom shower and water leaks under it. I believe the water is moving along a tile to tile seam (like subway tiles) and going under the sweep. It is fairly new ...
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missing seal on Geberit UP200 system between braided hose and fill valve

I've recently descaled the flush and fill valve to solve a leaking problem on my Geberit UP200 concealed cistern, however when I reassembled everything, there is now a leak between the braided hose ...
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Double Glazed Window - missing plastic corner frame insert

Is there any way I can track down this missing piece? It goes at the bottom corner of the window; on the side where the windows meet each other. It fell out of one of my windows. I don't know what the ...
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Garage door seal is glued and I want to replace it

My garage door doesn't seem to have the plate that you see in new doors these days where you can slide the rubber seal. Mine is hard glued at the bottom and side of the door. Does anyone know a way to ...
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Does adjusting the body of a irrigation sprinkler to orient one side of the sweep cause a leak at the sprinkler unit?

Some irrigation sprinklers say to orient the sprinkler body in such a way as to set one side of the sweep, rotating the sprinkler body if that edge of spray is out of line (Example Video). This ...
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Garage door weather seal replacement -- Wrap around bracket

I would like to replace the weather seal at the bottom of my garage door. The issue is that the bottom bracket of the door is a "wrap" around bracket (see picture). In order to slide the old seal off, ...
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Options to refinish deck

Our wood deck is only a few years old, and has taken quite a beating from the weather. We just moved in, and I'm not sure if the previous owners have taken care of it properly. On our old house's ...
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Sealing rusted spots for safety

I have an old enamel wash basin that I’d like to use as a photography prop. It has some rusty spots, which actually just lend character so I don’t mind them. But I want to make sure it is safe for the ...
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