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How i can draw a horizontal line on my Plaster Jar? using paining tape or stencil? [closed]

I have built this Jar using Plaster:- And i paint it with plastic white paint as a base >> then apply this gold metallic paint.. now i want to paint some horizontal brown lines using oil-based ...
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Replace or Glue ceiling tape?

The rotten plywood panels supporting the shingles were replaced in 2019 Options: cut ceiling tape replace tape glue tape back in place with an adhesive If option 2) is chosen, I would need to know ...
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How to repair drywall tape between ceiling and tiles on wall?

I recently moved back to my own place after having rented it out for few years. I noticed only later that the drywall joints in the inner corner of the ceiling of my tiled bathroom wall are ...
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Why do I read 70 and 50 volts at a GFCI outlet?

I've got two wires coming in from supply to what was a GFCI receptacle; a black and a white with black tape. If I measure across one to ground, I get 70v, and the other, 50v. There are two other ...
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Insulation tape behind a baseboard heater

In the apartment I am in, there is baseboard heater located under the balcony door During the winter cold air come through the wall, and from gaps or crack between the wall and the floor Usually ...
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Sealing Carpet and Baseboards

Would it be okay to use duct tape (or any kind of tape) to seal the space between carpet and baseboards? I've had various run-ins with pests and have always seen bugs come from baseboards and windows. ...
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How to avoid electrical tape becoming lose

The low voltage side of my charger cable needed a layer of electrical tape because the outer insulation became brittle. This works fine most of the year, but during summer when the sun is shining on ...
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Is it okay that I taped over ventilation outlets?

I live in a building where I have no control over ventilation, it is very loud and annoying, the smell from othe people rooms and cooking is coming inside my room, together with the awful amount of ...
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Painted area white marks on the edges

A couple of days ago I decided to repaint some parts of the wall to get rid of the sweaty hand marks, coffee spills etc. I had newly painted the house so I have plenty of the exact same paint ...
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Is it normal for Teflon tape to discolor like this?

Today I was replacing a fitting on the house's water supply. I took off the PVC female adapter and the underneath looks to be Teflon tape that has discolored into black. I do not remember seeing this ...
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Is it safe to use foil heat tape inside the dryer?

The metal air duct pipe inside my electric dryer does not seem to completely seal against the plastic housing of the exhaust blower fan. Is it safe to use metal foil heat tape to join them together, ...
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Cap icemaker water line under sink-cap leaks

Following the suggestions on this site, I bought a 1/4" compression cap for the unused icemaker water line under the sink. After installing it with Teflon tape, water is still spewing out. I ...
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Should I replace old drywall in closet before I tape? [closed]

I am in currently in the process of finishing my master closet. Whoever started this project (one of the previous owners as the house is 70 years old) drywalled roughly 2/3rds of the walls/ceiling and ...
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How to Unstuck a Tape Measurer [closed]

This tape measurer is stuck. The metal piece is stuck (where orange arrow is pointing). How do I unstuck it?
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Should I use plumbers tape on tub drain or just plumbers putty?

I am replacing the tub drain (chrome to bronze). I was wondering if I should use plumbers tape on the drain, or is the putty enough? EDIT: Thank you for your responses. I am changing the drain only. ...
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Mesh tape for butted drywall joints

I am interviewing drywall finishers and one guy told me he wants to use mesh tape for all butted joint and paper only for inner corners. I am skeptical because all my previous finishers used paper for ...
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When is it prefrable to use a tape like Wigluv, rather than caulk or low expansion foam?

I'm trying to understand when to use what method to seal, to prevent air and/or water. When would a tape like Wigluv be preferred over caulk or low expansion foam? What applications is it the ideal ...
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What sort of tape adheres best to painted drywall?

I have a painted drywall ceiling and want to stick some low-density stuff onto it (things like rope, plastic, maybe some strips of wood). The stuff I stick on would not have a footprint that goes ...
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Taping drywall and cementboard butted together

When taping cementboard butted against drywall, is it better to use drywall (paper/mesh) tape with joint compound or cementboard mesh tape with thinset?
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How to plaster up to the ceiling

Where a new drywall meets an already finished/plastered/painted ceiling or wall (at a corner) is it good enough to simply apply a cost of plaster all the way to the corner or is it necessary to use ...
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Can paper tape be used with any type of plaster?

I'm preparing to plaster over a new plasterboard wall (drywall). I plan to paper-tape the joints between plasterboard panels before the first coat of plaster. (Some tapered joints and some joints ...
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How to remove old masking tape from glass?

My gridded windows (small pane, divided light) were masked for too long and now the tape is brittle and leaves residue. I'm using a razor blade to scrape and Goo Gone to remove the glue but is there a ...
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How can I repair my fish tape?

I've had a 50' fish tape for close to 30 years. (It's been used lightly.) On my last use, as I was rolling it back up, it got to be really, really difficult to roll back into its case with about 10' ...
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Encountered two different kinds of dryer tape (metallic silver plastic vs actual foil)?

Up until now, I thought dryer tape and foil tape were the same thing. So when I bought the first roll I didn't think too much of it. The first roll I bought was looked like silvery metallic coloured ...
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What does the residue of masking and duct tape smell like?

I laid some vinyl and went around the perimieter of my whole room with yellow masking tape and duct tape. Under the vinyl there are floorboards which have laminate the back of which seem to gas ...
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How to remove tape residue?

I have duct tape, masking tape and brown tape residue on walls, vinyl and skirting board. Will water and a microfiber cloth be sufficient to remove them or what will I need to do. I prefer avoiding ...
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Can sheet vinyl flooring be reused? [closed]

Can vinyl sheet be reused? If it has been fitted without adhesive I think obviously yes. But what if you have used glue, if you pull the sheet up will the cushion or sheet be ripped/damaged such ...
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Is it too late to add drywall tape?

I was patching my wall for the first time and forgot to put fiberglass drywall tape on first. I've only done one coat of joint compound so far. Can I still put my drywall tape on the seams or is it ...
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Is duct tape okay to use for insulating very small, low current wires?

I'm currently in isolation due to covid, so I can't go out to get electrical tape. My keyboard's sustain pedal wires (~1 mm diameter) got cut, so I was planning on splicing them (no solder) and ...
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alternate or no Insulation over heat tape

Can I operate a well pump with no pressure tank by using the breaker as a switch? I have about 10 feet of well PE black pipe from the ground in the crawl space to the utility closet (inside heated ...
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What is a good duct tape for cold weather?

I want to keep a roll of duct tape in my car for emergencies. I am in NY and some winter days are below freezing. I found an "all weather" duct tape that has a min hold temperature of 25F but min ...
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Is tape an effective way to hold on a foam elbow?

So, one of the things I want to do around these parts is insulate (lag) the hot water piping in this house's basement to the best of my ability (especially since part of it is in a crawlspace that's ...
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