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What kind of electrical tape is this?

I have found this electrical tape in several of my switch boxes. It appears that -- instead of wire nuts or wall nuts -- the wires have been twisted, soldered a bit, and wrapped in this odd tape. ...
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Taping or not unexposed wall joints

I have some joints between drywall and drywall and also drywall and cementboard that will not be exposed because they are behind cabinets. Do I still need to tape them together? Does taping provide ...
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Sticking PVC molding to bay window V

I have a bay window with PVC double glazing. I have covered where the frame meets the ragged edges of the surrounding wall with PVC architrave mouldings (US spelling moldings), which I stuck to the ...
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Can removal of adhesive tape damage a tile?

I bought some small lights that attach to the wall with adhesive tape/sticker (3M). The label on the box says: Caution: Adhesive tape may remove paint or damage surface when removed If the ...
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Drywall taping/floating steps if finish will be skim coating

I am finishing up a master bath remodel which involved removing some walls, and creating new walls. I have: Hung new sheetrock for the new walls Patched the ceiling where the old walls were with ...
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Tape that is Safe for Paper Laminate

I have cabinets that are covered with paper laminate. I need to paint the surrounding walls. Blue painter tape removes the color of the laminate. What type of tape can I safely use that won't ...
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Applying joint compound over old and dirty drywall

The previous owner of this house put drywall up but didn't finish the walls. It looks like the drywall has been there for years and it's quite dirty. My question is: Is there any reason I shouldn't be ...
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Can I apply joint compound over drywall primed with PVA?

I hung drywall ceiling in my basement. I got impatient/lazy and decided to "finish" the project already by painting it with Kilz PVA Drywall Primer, even if the mudding & taping is not perfect yet....
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Install hooks to the ceiling of balcony

Long story short: Live in an apartment building, top floor. Balcony overrun with pigeons. Literally a quarter inch of bird feces covering the floor. I bought a bird net and want to hang it up. ...
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How to remove carpet tape from flooring?

I used Scotch Carpet Tape for Vinyl, Ceramic, and Hardwood. I've since removed the rugs, but the tape is stuck to the floor now. How can I remove it?
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paper (tape) showing after sanding

After some initial sanding of a taped joint, the tape/paper is showing. It's sticking out and frayed, and still needs some sanding. What are my options for dealing with this? should I apply more mud ...
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Painting Tape Application - One Foot Sections

I have read that one should apply painter's tape in single, one-foot sections instead of a long strip. The reason given is that when it is applied in one, long strip, the tape is stretched and won’t ...
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What tape to use in a damp room?

I want to put up paper shades in the bathroom but it came off with my regular tape. What's the most affordable tape that will hold up in moisture-filled room? Any of the Duck brand ones?
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Foil tape failure in HVAC unit

On a recent trip up into my attic, I found out that the air conditioner was blowing cold air into the attic. In several places at the AC unit, the foil tape had become unsealed. In the interest of not ...
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How do I tape new drywall that is butted up against a textured wall?

I'm replacing the bottom 12" of Sheetrock after water damage. The existing drywall is textured. How do I tape it? Do I have to sand off texture for 6" and then tape it and texture?
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Why doesn't duct tape work well on cables?

In the past, I've used duct tape on cables (e.g., Power, LAN). For instance, I taped cables to a wall, I taped cables together for storing etc. The taping often failed after some time: The taping ...
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How can I repair this broken bathroom tap?

So we had a bathroom tap that looks pretty much like this: the red lines I drew are where the tap has a kind of screw joint that separates the head from the side hot/cold taps. The problem is the ...
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Is it common for professional drywallers to tape narrow corners, but not mud over the tape if it's going to be covered with moulding?

Sorry to spam SE with questions relating to a job done by a company I hired to finish the project in my room, but some things seem very questionable to me. In the below pics you will see a narrow ...
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Will grid-lines in textured ceilings show through paint?

We just finished texturing our ceilings with a knock-down texture, however the following day we noticed wide grid-lines in the ceiling everywhere we taped and mudded. We did not prime/seal the ...