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Long crack in I joist flange

That looks like typical checking just from the wood aging and drying out. It's down the long axis of the beam vs. across the beam which would indicate a problem. Also that portion of the beam is ...
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How do I fix this countertop with a permanent solution?

The problem is that whoever installed this didn't screw that side of the supports into the studs or the screws were too short to go into the studs.. Over time, that support worked loose and dropped ...
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How to adjust butt hinge that won't close all the way?

Remove the hinge, put it into a vice, with the pin part out on top. Use a piece of wood or a wide drift, and tap that protruding part until the plate is at one side. To straighten it all out. If you ...
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How do I replace the seats and springs in this Delta kitchen faucet?

Betting that's a cartridge replacement, not "seats" - regardless, sounds like a cheater bar (wrench extender for more leverage) or a bigger wrench (a pipe wrench is the wrong type of wrench ...
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How to disassemble this hinge?

You could start by giving the protrusion at the bottom a whack with a hammer. I don't see a screwhead or hexagonal nut at the bottom, so it's most likely a smooth pin with the head resting on top. If ...
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Can this pipe be repaired?

That looks like it is part of your drain-waste system. It's a little odd the way it comes up and then disappears right into the wall, but it almost certainly is connected to the sewer. A lot of folks ...
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Can I do anything to make this look better?

Try grey silicone sealer, but before you apply, put a line of masking tape as close to the edge as you feel necessary, so that when the silicone has gone off, there's a nice line down the panel.
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How can I repair a washed out asphalt driveway culvert area?

I suspect your problem is not the stone you used, but the fact that the water is draining through and undermining the soil underneath, allowing the rocks to wash away. I don't know what area of the ...
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