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How do I trace back a dead outlet?

Important: The non contact testers only work if you have power. Turn off the breaker, disconnect the wiring at the plug, otherwise you get false reading. Then use one of these tracers. They have ...
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How do I trace back a dead outlet?

There are professional versions of the circuit tracer that power the transmitter with a battery and do not require that the outlet be live. They appear on eBay fairly frequently. Not cheap, but when ...
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Stucco in need of repair?

You should have the stucco cut back, install a flashing like you have on the timber above to overlap the shingles and the refinish the stucco.
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How would you clean this greenish mold on this outside wall prior to fixing the crack?

The standard solution for cleaning the exterior of a house is a 50/50 mix of bleach and water. Try Outdoor bleach. It is formulated to be safer for plants. Spray the mix on and scrub with a stiff ...
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Removing a built-in desk from my wall

The stuff on the edges is caulking. It is sticky, but usually a thin sharp knife/razor blade will cut though it. The cabinets and maybe the top will probably also be screwed to the wall. Once the ...
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Sanding orange peel walls

You have multiple questions here. To answer not particularly in order. 1- Water stains need to be treated so they do not "bleed" through new paint. Apply a primer/sealer like Kilz to seal ...
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Easily removable wall that can insulate relatively well from fumes?

Folks doing construction/painting usually use plastic sheeting to control dust and reduce fumes these days, with poles holding it against the ceiling. Should be cheap and easily available from ...
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Drill hole external wall for security camera install

Very likely the coating is over some form of brick or concrete or cinder block. Meaning: hammer drill.
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