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Extending Rotted Feet of Swing Set 4x4s

You were on the right track. Cut the rotted part of the timbers off and a bit of the intact wood to join new post material using lap joints. This is a very strong joint. The idea here is to cut 1/2 ...
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Best way to hang 6 foot drywall sheets

To your questions... Butt joints are almost always centered over studs (or ceiling joists). That's normal, and proper taping* technique (plenty of taper width, on the order of 16" out each way ...
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How can I wrap trim around a corner where the floors have different levels?

The best way would be: Buy a new transition strip and have it go all the way across. Cut a return and glue it to the end of the lighter quarter round. Make a return for the darker quarter round and ...
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advice on re-connecting 2" PVC piping

The tool you are seeking is typically known as a hub saver or socket saver - they come from inexpensive homeowner versions on up to expensive and nicer professional plumber versions. The more typical ...
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Sikaflex self leveling sealant keeps draining

The backer rod is undersized, or there there are gaps in the concrete that the backer rod isn’t able to expand into. A good fit on a backer rod is usually quite tight, requiring effort to squish and ...
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Does caulk or spackle make more sense here?

Oddly, I’d caulk between the window frame and the filler and spackle the wood to wood joint. The caulk at the window frame will have a little bit of give with dissimilar materials. The spackle at the ...
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Extending Rotted Feet of Swing Set 4x4s

Cut off just above that first layer of pipes. Then either secure to pillars fixed into the ground (you can add some soft protection) - this depends on the total height you want. Or make new "feet&...
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What is the difference between a no-hub coupling and a shielded no-hub?

I've never heard the term "no-hub coupling" used except in regard to the couplings used with no-hub cast iron pipe. They are cheaper than "shielded couplings" because they contain ...
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What is the difference between a no-hub coupling and a shielded no-hub?

The simple answer is that there are many types of couplings for many different pipe types and appliction. Shielded couplings are stronger, and are load tested to be used in the ways that code permits....
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