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What can I use to seal the underside of swollen upper cabinets?

My condo has cabinets from the 80s made from some sort of composite material. The painted areas are holding up but the bottom of the cabinets above the stove have watermarks and the corners are ...
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How to seal indoor rendering?

I'm working on making my chimney hearth nice. But before and after plastering, it appears that there is moisture coming through on part of the rendering. I realise I can't go further until this is ...
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How can I seal improperly installed vinyl tile joints?

I installed lifeproof luxury vinyl tile in my bathroom and want to make extra sure the seams of the tiles are waterproof. I found the Roberts 7500 seam sealer but it dried white, and the "grout&...
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Best way to replace sealant where concrete driveway meets foundation?

We purchased our house in 2022, it had been previously used as a rental. There are plenty of other examples of your typical "Landlord's Special" around the house — over-caulking in the ...
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Where to apply silicone to this shower screen?

I am having difficulty interpreting these installation instructions for a shower screen. Where should I be applying silicone? To the horizontal joint outside the shower and to the vertical joints ...
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Should I re-seal a leaky cove joint?

There’s a small amount of water leaks underneath a basement window (with a window well outside) in my home. I spotted the leaks several years ago, after I emptied all the stored items. Two ...
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How should I seal this gap between spigot and stucco wall?

Options I've seen include silicone caulk, stucco patch mix, or duct seal. What will work best? It will rain in about 17 hours, so a quick drying method will be useful, or I can maybe just cover it ...
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Sealant between Bilco Bulkhead Door and Cement Base for Water Infiltration - Colder Temperatures

Looking for some guidance on a sealant/caulk that I can use between a Bilco basement metal door, and the cement base it sits on. Temperatures are between 27°-50°F in the swings from night to day, so I ...
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Caulking a Large Gap (Shower)

Our downstairs shower was due for a re-caulk. Minor mold was happening and cracking. It was time. I proceeded to strip the existing caulking and now I am left with a big gap between the drywall and ...
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Window gap, filler piece or not?

I recently installed new windows in my basement (concrete walls). After checking for level and plumb, I’m left with a 3/4“ gap under the new window (exterior side). The window mounts flush with the ...
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Waterproofing plywood for a tub surround?

I'm looking at replacing my bath surround as the original MDF version has swollen and split. Since bath panels are expensive, I have a full sheet of 18mm plywood perfect for the job. I plan on adding ...
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What type of caulk and/or sealant for my tub? See image

I have a relatively old tub and tile work in our master bath. I’ve re-caulked it a few times and even did a sealant along one edge, but I think I need to use something stronger. Here’s some pics - let ...
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What material (sealant) to use on fasteners on steel roof

Some screws/fasteners have started to leak on my garage steel roof. It’s a large roof (22’x60’). I need to seal all the fasteners…and there are a lot ! The previous owner used the screws on both the ...
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What type of caulk will adhere to composite deck wood?

I am using some left over composite deck wood as trim in various exterior projects around the house. One of them needs some sort of sealant between the deck wood piece and the house. Does anyone ...
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Mounting doorbell camera on brick facade

Unfortunately according to the mounting template, one screw hole would be in the brick and the other would be in that mess of polyurethane non-sag sealant. I'm not sure what my options are as I don't ...
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Transition from shingles on mansard to roof - Please help

I recently had the shingles replaced on the mansard around my house, as well as the gutters replaced. The contractors used a ton of caulking to seal the transition. It doesn't look good, and you can ...
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GC installed new front door with huge beads of sealant that is dripping

Just as my title suggests, we hired contractors to measure, fabricate, and install doors for us. We want to know if we should demand that they fix the issue? We also want to know if it is a simple fix?...
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How to seal an oiled table

My mom owns a walnut table. It was recently sanded, cleaned and oiled, but now even the slightest movement on the table stains and scratches. Even cleaning the table with a damp cloth affects the ...
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Can you resurface concrete treated with silane siloxane?

Concrete Sealant Manufacturers claim that remove silane siloxane sealer from concrete is very hard to do and not recommended since the product penetrates deeply into concrete and chemically reacts ...
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concrete sealant for radon

Radon is diffusing up from underlying soil/rocks through my basement's concrete slab. What is an effective paint/spray application to stop this? I see RadonSeal (sodium silicate) ads claiming to help ...
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Plumber's putty or silicone for tub drain?

I am replacing the drain and overflow on an enamel-coated steel tub with an ABS tub drain kit. The new drain shoe is ABS, and the drain/strainer on the top side of the tub is chromed metal. What kind ...
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Did I just destroy my kitchen floor tiles?

I have owned this house less than a week and today got to scrubbing the kitchen floor with a tile brush and multipurpose cleaner. Suddenly large chunks of clear film start coming off the tiles. Help! ...
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Which caulk to use on brick facade around electrical outlet

I'm looking to replace the cover of this electrical outlet on the front brick facade of my house. The previous cover was not caulked or anything and was completely open to the elements (you can kind ...
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The bathtub sealant keeps coming off

The right side of the bathtub touches the wall which has tiles. There is a small gap between the bathtub and the tiles. I fill this gap with silicone but it comes off after a few months. I have tried ...
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Joint between Asphalt Driveway and Block Foundation Sealant [closed]

I want to put some type of sealant where the asphalt driveway meets the old cinderblock foundation on a house. The gap is minimal if any, but I feel like it would be smart to put something. It is not ...
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How to properly seal a humidifier water tank?

I cracked a plastic water tank for my humidifier, a Holmes HM-2060W. It's not a bad crack in that there is not a large gap, but it's 3-4 inches long and leaks water, which spills onto the floor, so ...
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Epoxy paint or primer/sealer?

I have a coarse and porous concrete rooftop, and on Friday I went to a top roof-sealing company to buy primer to cover the roof. While talking to the salesman, he mentions that the best thing for my ...
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How do I seal leaky air ducts?

I have duct work in a house that I recently bought were it looks like some ducts were removed and then just sealed over with a metal sheet. The vent seems to be leaking air and in my opinion should be ...
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What should I use to seal between granite countertops?

My kitchen has granite countertops and upstands. The sealant between the individual countertop pieces and between the countertops and upstands requires renewing. What kind of sealant should I use ? ...
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Sealant/adhesive to reattach ceramic hob trim

The adhesive sealant attaching the glass of my Electrolux ceramic hob to its metal trim/edging is no longer adhesive/sealant and needs to be replaced (see image). I don't know what the original ...
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How can can I repair peeling shower drain coating?

There is some kind of plastic coating over my drain that is peeling and needs replacing. I can't work out what kind of product I would need to use to recover it to protect the plug and would ...
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Best epoxy to seal indoor plywood subfloor? [closed]

I want to put a coat of sealant such as epoxy over the plywood subfloors in my house since I’m already ripping out the carpets and replacing with hardwood (actually engineered floating cork flooring). ...
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Outside window sealant producing strong smell inside for 7+ days

Our apartment management put a clear sealant all around the windows - our windows as well as both up and down windows (from the other apartments), and around the boards surrounding the windows. In our ...
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What is the sealant around this shower arm, and should I replace it when I replace the arm?

There is a kind of rubbery sealant between my shower arm and the edges of the hole in the tile. What is this type of sealant, and when I replace the shower arm, how important is it to seal the new one ...
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Sealant for exterior water line into garage

I need help determining what is the proper approach to sealing an incoming water line main through a concrete block wall. The main water line is coming in about 2 feet below ground level. The space ...
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Why not put pipe dope on female thread?

What is the risk of having pipe dope in natural gas line? Not blobs of dope, but a thin layer or bead on inner (female) thread. Most instructions on using pipe dope on gas pipe says to put pope dope ...
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Replace bath taps that are slathered with sealant

I’m replacing the mixer taps on my bath, but they’re absolutely covered in sealant and the spanner won’t get a grip. Any advice for removing? I’m worried about damaging the plastic nut if I go for it ...
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Is it normal for sink sealant to be soft like peanut butter?

Maintenance came to fix my leaking sink a week ago. I didn’t realize it until now that the sealant that they used in between the sink drain and sink basin is falling apart. Whenever I had filled my ...
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Varnish or other sealant for yellowtongue under carpet?

I live in a humid area and currently have wool carpet on yellowtongue. In really humid periods, the wool soaks up the moisture and even starts to get the particleboard underneath damp. It stinks and ...
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What can I seal the top of my fireplace doors with?

I have a wood burning fireplace with glass doors. The top outer rim of the doors have quite a gap, allowing a decent draft and also smoke to escape when first starting a fire (which is worsened by a ...
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Is caulk completed sealed?

I bought The following caulk from Home Depot, and I loosely sealed it in a bag, kept it as new. However, when I open the bag today, the chemical fumes blow into my face and I can smell it very ...
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Stains in grout

For a tiling job, I used this charcoal grout: After a few days, as indicated by the instructions, I applied this sealer: A few minutes after applying the sealant, these white stains appeared ...
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Should seal tape ever go in a union?

I messed up the soldering of this 1" copper union (solder went into the threads) and the threaded joint (not the soldering) is having a very small leak, yet noticeable. I will replace the union ...
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Seal a Universal Tub Spout

Trying to replace the bath tub spout for a front-end threaded connection, I found a "Universal" tub spout (and in fact could not find a front-end-threaded-only tub spout at the local ...
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Replacing sealant between fixed glass shower screen and bath

I have a shower screen in the bath that looks similar to this: There is a shower screen seal vertically between the hinged portion and the door and beneath the bottom of the door which are both ...
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New toilet fill valve's plastic back nut not compressing rubber sealing washer enough to seal cistern inlet hole

My cistern inlet hole was seeping. I bought a new fill valve, removed the old fill valve, removed the sealant applied to cistern inlet hole, and installed the new fill valve. What doesn't work ...
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Joining galvanized gutter sections: Rivet, solder, spotweld, or another method?

I will be replacing a section of gutter on a barn in a month and was wondering what the best method of joining the sections is. I will have limited ergonomics working in a lift about 27 ft off the ...
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What will be left if a latex sealant is mostly washed out before it can set?

I tried to seal an area by a door that puddles and leaks before tropical storm Henry arrived, but I made two mistakes: I applied the sealant only 30 minutes before the storm hit (it needs 1 hour to ...
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Do I need to replace a brass T that points outward at 22d angle, not straight up?

Installed a 2.5g water heater expansion tank off of a existing 3/4 brass T on copper cold supply line on wall next to tank. Brass T does not point straight up but away from wall about 22 degrees. Used ...
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What is this sealant on my basement waterproofing system?

I'm redoing my basement floor and have a plastic channel system protecting against water intrusion around the edge of my basement (I believe it's an "All-Dry Basement Systems" product, but ...
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