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How to reinforce a notched beam but keep notch?

I've heard a rule of thumb for comparative strength of beams is the square of the inverse. So in your case 3.75 squared is 14.06. It is now 2.75 so the new comparable strength is 7.56. Now if you ...
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Drywall Bathroom Mounting: How to move mirror clip up

Move the clip sideways a bit, an inch if you can. This will be enough to not make a bigger hole, since imagine the height difference needed is quite small, less than the hole size needed. The other ...
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Troubleshooting broken washing machine

Thanks for all the suggestions. The washing machine is now working again, but not 100% why. I disconnected the drain pump and the impeller wasn't damaged. Although I did find a small piece of plastic ...
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How to reinforce a notched beam but keep notch?

You’ll be guessing until you actually calculate the load. The Code requires attic space be designed to carry 20 psf (attics with storage ICC Table R301.5). So after you add up the Live Load (you old ...
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How to reinforce a notched beam but keep notch?

There are all shapes and sizes of tie plates that you could attach to each side of the beam where it has been notched. Achieves the same end as sistering but with less material.
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How to extract the cylindrical metal inserts that hold the two halves of the poles together for steel shelves?

I would suggest a long hook and pick set should have something that will reach into the pipe, give you something to grab hold of the hole with, and give you enough handle to yoink it out of there. ...
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How to extract the cylindrical metal inserts that hold the two halves of the poles together for steel shelves?

Make a hook, done similar before. But not always easy. Or, get a washer, or similar of the correct diameter and push the offending bit out from the other end, using a rod or similar. Update based on ...
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Thermador Pro Harmony PRG305WH/04 oven not heating properly

Gas supply pressure seems suitable but it's the gas pressure right at the orifice during flow that determines how the unit performs. Look for a kink in the supply tubing that runs from the gas valve ...
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Bosch HMD8451UC/01 Microwave Touch Pad Fix

Probability says, it is not the open/close buttons. It is probably the Gear (motor) If you push Open, nothing happens. If you open manually and push close nothing happens. It would be rare that two ...
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Replacing a ceiling lamp LED. Has 2 switches at either end. Black wire hot no matter switch position. Need Help

Non contact voltage probes and multimeters will lie to you. This is an effect called phantom voltage. Connect a real load (like the lamp)
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