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If this is drywall I would buy a small bucket of plaster and some drywall tape (the mesh kind), drywall knives and patch the smaller once that way. The bigger one I would cut a bigger square hole from stud to stud and cut a nicely fitting drywall piece to fit into the square. Fix it to the studs with drywall screws. Then use the same drywall compound and ...


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I'd start out with some club soda since it's pretty good at acidic materials. If it doesn't work then try some vinegar. work the zipper back and forth to free it up and then squirt some WD-40 on it. You mentioned it is a snowboard bag. You might have accumulated some salt from roadways on the bag and it froze up the zipper. Good luck


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I'd echo the previous suggestions. To directly answer, either electrical tape, or they make a butyl tape that is 4" wide and would cover faster (Gorilla makes an Outdoor tape). The purpose there is to protect from further UV degradation and moisture incursion, with minimal abrasion protection of the conductors and insulation inside. For long term, yeah, ...


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The procedure described is accurate. My advice: Hire your plumber (or a different plumber, if yours doesn't have the equipment) to inspect the drain with a camera to confirm that the trap is the only part of the drain that is damaged. You don't want to dig up the trap only to find later that there are additional issues and you don't want to do "...


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Since you have a non flammable structure, and a solid area to work with I would clean the area out both upper and lower and fill them with fire clay. Making sure to use tools to push the clay to the back. At each layer make sure to mix them , it is impossible or just about impossible to work a bead all the way back and fill the hole. I roll out a foot or ...


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The small holes are easily filled with drywall compound and a putty knife. The large hole can be repaired as Ride Sun suggested (by going to the studs so you have something to screw into) or you can get a strip of wood about the size of a paint stirring stick and slide it behind the drywall so it crosses the hole, then screw through the drywall into the ...


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Pacific Northwest here Corvallis/ Springfield resident for 35 years , I don't see any evidence of ants, termites or beetles our areas chewing pests, it looks more like a fungus or dry rot but is very limited , I would take a screwdriver and press to see if the damage is only on the surface if the screwdriver doesn’t go far it’s only surface damage and a ...


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Remember, porcelain isn't a polished smooth surface, it's a glazed sprayed on surface that's then fired at about 2300 degrees F. Once you've smoothed out the edge fill in any cracks or damaged areas with an epoxy glue. Let the glue self settle so it's a smooth surface and don't over apply. As far as matching the color, try nail polish. it comes in hundreds ...


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Electric water heaters are easily repairable if you can get the old heating elements out of the tank. If they get too corroded, you may not be able to remove them without damaging the tank. But, that is a bit premature. You need to test the resistance of the heating elements to determine if they are good. You can also check that the thermostats are ...


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I have a newer front loader also and yes the filter is much finer than my previous one, we started cleaning the filter with each new jug of laundry detergent, since doing that we have not had the error. So I would try a regular schedule of cleaning, it is much easier to do when the machine is not full of water. Once a week sounds a funny are you using the ...


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2' of 3/8" wood dowel from the handicraft section in Walmart for under a buck is my preferred choice. Drill out the cavity with a 3/8" bit, clear out any residue. use epoxy on the cavity and dowel, twist while inserting and trim to fit. Predrill for new screw and you are done. You can stain the dwell end to touch it up for a match. Good luck!


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