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That's pretty much it. You'll know when you start cutting the stud nails whether there's significant pressure on the plate (the saw will move instead of the blade, and you along with it--it's a fun ride with a reciprocating saw :) ). If there is, you might use a jack to (gently) life the ceiling adjacent. Pad it well and don't punch through your drywall. ...


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My answer as a handy woman in a wheelchair. My wheelchair is motorized and strong but the bathroom door has been ripped off the hinges 4 times and they have had dowels placed in the screw hole first and plugs in the door side for hinges, the 4th time the screw heads are snapped off and I am NOT doing this over again. Apoxy glue to the door frame first in ...


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As you have found, a further coat does not dissolve dried bubbles in a varnish coat. You will need to sand it back and recoat, but 400 grit? I would suggest much finer.


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should I change to a better compound for the middle crack? It isn't about a "better compound", it's about the right product that works well for you. Your product is closer to spackle (a hole patching product) than drywall joint/topping compound. Although stronger, it is not surprising that it is more difficult to sand. Your product will work, but you may ...


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Watermark damages on wooden countertops can be fixed with products with oil such as oil base furniture cleaner, petroleum jelly, or mayonnaise. Apply on the affected area, leave it overnight then wipe it off and buff the surface with a clean, dry cloth. You can also use baking soda by mixing it with water creating a paste-like consistency. Rub the mixture on ...


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The correct way is to have the trap directly below the tail piece from the basin that does not have the disposal. You would cap or eliminate the Y fitting so you just have one outlet. The disposal will connect straight over to the tail piece into a Tee ( baffled tee ) fitting attached to the tail piece and the tee will go straight down into the trap. ...


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Brown orange yellow signify phase A_B_C from your pole. This is the typical color code for 3 phase. A qualified electrician with a volt meter can tell you what you need to know. If you dont know the significance of these colors your not qualified to work on electricity.


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My air con (Samsung split system) was making a whooshing sound for the past 12 mths and getting worse. I thought I was pretty good and regular at cleaning my filters but have discovered I'm not as good as I had thought. I was vacuuming them clean but noticed they were still lookinga bit grey so i scrubbed them in hot soapy water and now haven't heard this ...


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Rather than mixing your own i think it would be easier to use a premixed product such as QUIKRETE 10-lbs Vinyl Concrete Patch or Sakrete Fast Setting 10-lbs Cement Concrete Patch I have used the first one and it worked well. It has some adhesive in it and there is no aggregate ( rocks ) in it so you can smooth it and shape it. It is fast setting but ...


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The problem with expanding foam products is that you cannot effectively "control" the expansion, so it may expand in the gap to the point of damaging your acrylic from the other direction! The type that would be less likely to do that will also not really provide meaningful support; it will just compress with the flexing of the acrylic and you are back to ...


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When repairing concrete you have to keep a few things: The consistency, or grit of the existing concrete that you are repairing.This would also include any aggregate in the original concrete (you should be able to see that where it's broken) Any additional treatments or patina you want to preserve or make consistent with the repair. The weight being loaded ...


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I think that's a good idea, but you dont need to use concrete like the quikrete bags with big rock, make your own using portland and sand, and adding the glue will help!


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It seems there are a handful of steps you could take: Make sure you understand typical protections built into the home buying process in the US. Generally, the things that can be major health hazards (radon, lead paint, asbestos) can or should be handled as part of the purchase. At the least, if you have a bank involved to write you a mortgage, they will ...


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You can go two ways with it. You can purchase a 4X6 or possibly a 3X6 and have it ripped to the 1 3/4" thickness you need, presuming the original is close to 5-6" wide. Or you could get the standard 2X6 and use non shrink grout to tuck under the plate after it is shimmed up in places to allow the grout to go in the areas that are the most important, under ...


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Apply glue and clamping pressure from the center and work slowly upwards. As you gradually tighten the clamps, fit the slots back in place working upwards as the space between the stiles closes. It should slide back together. You might add a mechanical fastener to the top to strengthen it. I've fixed similar doors this way. Be patient and don't rush it.


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This is normal and trivial damage from handling. Unless it significantly disrupts airflow, it won't harm the performance of the unit by any meaningful amount. The manufacturer could put guards and ducting around these coils, however that would make the air conditioner more expensive. Was price a factor in your choice? If that is, then they had to hit ...


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You could follow the manufacturer's advice - they tend to know what they are talking about... But if you insist on trying to straighten those bent fins, then use something that will not poke a hole in any of the tubes and go gently. I have done this for similar heat exchangers with that type of fin and it is possible. Also for heat exchangers which have ...


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A pair of 32" doors should fit easily. Any slop at the siding can be trimmed out with a piece that covers the existing siding. Go to a real door place. They'll be able to give you a reasonable price for what you want/need. And if you need a deeper jamb for the aforementioned overlap strategy, they're equipped to deal with that. I've hated every big box ...


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Fully defrost it (it could be frosted in areas you couldnt see...), and ensure that the door seal is good. If the dollar bill test fails, replace the seal. As for the low freon comment, thats not likely (although possible) because these systems are closed systems.


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Don't buy the correct oil if it's that expensive. Use a high viscosity automotive gear oil typically used in differentials, and just buy the cheapest one you can find in stock at your local auto parts store. Buy SAE 140 or SAE 110. Those monograde oils should be the least expensive, but if they have a bad selection or a sale then a multigrade oil like 85W-...


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