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What is the correct use for linseed oil on outdoor wood?

It's better to have a first coat of boiled linseed oil with some sort of iron oxide colourant in it. I usually use a mix of red/a tiny bit of brown/a tiny bit of black, to either make a solid paint, ...
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How to seal a window on stucco?

Any sort of outdoor caulk will do. Buy a caulk gun if you don't have one, and follow the prep and application instructions. You should clean the area and pry out any loose caulk or paint, and work ...
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Best way to fill wall gaps around butcher block countertop?

On the ends, ( or any place not covered by a backsplash), seal with clear latex caulk. Don't use silicone, if you want to paint the wall in the future you will have issues. Latex is easily paintable ...
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Can I reseal a pipe thread that's leaking?

Applying Teflon tape and pipe dope together doesn't make any sense. It's like applying lubricant on a joint before caulking it. Teflon tape is the lubricant in this framework. It allows better ...
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Can I reseal a pipe thread that's leaking?

It's not necessary to thoroughly clean a fitting of prior sealant before re-use. Remove any chunks of tape or dried pipe dope, but don't worry about wiping away the pipe dope residue. Teflon tape ...
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Can I reseal a pipe thread that's leaking?

I have had great results using this pipe thread sealer alone. Remove the teflon tape and wipe away the old sealer. The threads do not have to be virgin clean. Apply the new sealer and tighten the ...
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Can I reseal a pipe thread that's leaking?

Yes, these sealing products can be removed by mechanical means like picking at it or using a wire brush or pot scourer. Chemicals (like vinegar) are not needed. Then fresh product can be applied and ...
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Large gap between slab and siding of house

If the floor above is solid and not springy, then the house foundations are probably okay. It appear that the lining is past the concrete. In some jurisdictions, you need a gap there for the water ...
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Have I done a sufficient job of sealing my window?

I'm betting that the wind is overcoming the drip edge shape to push some water back against the house. For my windows, you can remove the movable panel and remove the bottom track to clean under it. I ...
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How do I prevent water intrusion through the side of my garage door?

I'm assuming this is a roll-up type of door. It seems to me you could fabricate trapezoidal wedges (wood? rubber? foam?) that would fit in the gaps at the edges, and glue/screw them to the door. ...
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How do I prevent water intrusion through the side of my garage door?

Flashing. You can have custom flashing bent by a fabricator that would screw to the wall, extend around the track and to the back side of to door preventing water from entering through the side. ...
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How do I prevent water intrusion through the side of my garage door?

The door is not made to prevent water intrusion. You will need to take measures to prevent damage from water when there is blowing rain. However expecting there be no rain infiltrate the sides of the ...
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