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This old house has an excellent video on why the soffit location is bad, and how to vent through a common shingle roof. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PqrZWd_CQIE How to Vent a Bath Fan Through the Roof, August 2014. The homeowner installed the same way your contractor did, and in just one season there was mold under the roof. Your contractor should pay ...


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You would want to use a bi metal hole saw. You are right to not want to use a wood only hole saw, the teeth tend to grab, not cut. Try something like this: Good luck.


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Obviously the root problem is too much humidity in that area and fixing that properly would mean adding ventilation to get the warm and moist air outside. Short of that, I can think of two things you might do: Clean the area with a chlorine bleach solution (not 100% bleach) but something like 1 cup to a gallon of water. Wear gloves as this will burn your ...


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I would try one of two ways: a) use a small drill bit 1/4" perhaps, and drill holes just inside the edge of the desired circle. The use tin snips or a dremel tool. Cutting the entire thing with Dremel isn't going to work unless you have a LOT of cutting wheels at your disposal. or b) just drill one 3/8-1/2" bit at the edge. The use a jigsaw with metal ...


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What that needs is a good scrubbing with warm soapy water. If the paint comes off because it is old or because it is no longer durable enough to survive a good scrubbing... then it needed repainting anyway. Use a high quality gloss or semi-gloss paint if you do it.


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I think you should remove all the silicone then use a bit of bleach to clean the area well to kill any remaining mold. Let it dry thoroughly and then put a new bead of silicone there. You mention this is a rental property. You may want to talk with the landlord about this. If there is mold, then water is getting behind the silicone and potentially causing ...


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The streaks are actually strips of "clean" or at least cleaner than the surroundings. Unless adjacent to a kitchen, or the room used by smokers the dirt is unlikely to have an oil component. Try the following: Hot water (as hot as you can stand with kitchen gloves on) and laundry detergent. This is generally good for the mix of dust and water that is ...


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