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How do I fix this countertop with a permanent solution?

The side gables support needs to have shims between the back, bottom side and the wall. Screws are not meant to be used as a structural solution. Screws are there to hold structural parts. The gable (...
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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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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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What should I use to repair plaster in a bathroom?

Another option for the shower curtain rod is to use a ceiling mounted curtain rod. You may have to sew 2 shower curtains together to make it long enough, or special order one (and a longer liner) from ...
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How can I remove this piece of metal from my garbage disposal?

I just got a cat food lid stuck in the disposal - It took 2 people 2 minutes with one person holding/turning the Allen wrench while the other person works in the opposite direction. Each of us tried ...
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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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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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How can I repair a washed out asphalt driveway culvert area?

Obviously small rocks don't cut it. In my region you often see layers of small boulders in situations like that--both around the pipe exit and as a splash buffer downstream a bit. I suggest that ...
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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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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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Rooftop deck repair questions

Judging from the pictures you attached I would say that yes, you can extend the life of those boards a bit and no, you cannot save those boards- they will continue to deteriorate. What you are doing ...
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Which replacement water supply line shut off valve will work under my laundry room sink?

I ended up removing the plastic cap from the base, by repeatedly turning the cap using a wrench. That exposed the copper tube stub coming out of the wall. I left the white base intact. Then I went to ...
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How to repair this hole in our bath?

Steel or cast iron with enamel coating. Steel is thinner and more flexible, also more prone to rusting out, cast iron is thicker, inflexible, and would take a lot longer to rust out. Which is which is ...
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