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Is it okay to glue mirror cabinet to tiles ? (IKEA LILLÅNGEN)
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In a word no. First issue is you are renting. The owner has specified no holes in the tile. There is no guarantee the adhesive, if it held won't damage the tile when the cabinet is removed. I would ...

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Leaking laundry faucet, seems too well attached to pipe to come off
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This type of valve can be soldered or screwed on, in your case it was soldered making total replacement more difficult. You need to replace the stem packing. Shut the water off at the source. remove ...

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How to cut porcelain
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Your local home center should have a carbide grit blade that attaches to a hacksaw handle. It looks like a thick piece of wire coated in coarse sand or a wide blade coated in a coarse material They ...

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How should I attach crown molding to cabinets with limited space?
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A palm nailer might work for this.

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What is this type of screw head?
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These type of security screws are designed to be difficult to remove. While a screw extractor will work it may be easier for someone with limited experience to drill the heads of the screws off using ...

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How can I fill a wheelbarrow tire when the bead is gapped away from the rim?
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If the tire went flat it has a leak. Just reinflating the tire will not fix the problem. The most likely causes are a tire puncture, or a bead leak from either degraded rubber on the tire or rust on ...

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3-socket replacement extension cord end?
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Have you considered adding a duplex outlet in a metal box like a (RACO 1-Gang Gray Metal Interior New Work/Old Work Standard). You could even upgrade to a quad outlet set-up. You would need the box, ...

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How much should I tighten the gauge on my heating oil tank?
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Pipe thread differs from the type used on nuts and bolts. The threads on bolts are the same diameter from top to bottom. Pipe fittings have a smaller diameter at the bottom than at the top. Because of ...

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What's the spanner called for these "four side notch" collars/bolts?
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It is called a four pin spanner socket. Finding one the correct size may be difficult. I would try a local tool supplier with a liberal return policy so if you select the wrong one you can exchange it....

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Water backing up into Refrigerator Freezer
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I have had this issue myself. I had a good service tech who explained the issue and said if he fixed it the cost would be $300. Or he could explain how to fix for it $75. You have already figured out ...

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Increasing the Maximum Shank Dia
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There are bits referred to as Silver and Deming bits. They have a smaller shank than the actual bit diameter and are available at home centers or on line. They come in a traditional twist drill ...

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What type of wrench do I need to disconnect washing machine
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A large pair of pliers should work. They have a variety of local names including Tongue-and-groove pliers—also known as water pump pliers, adjustable pliers, groove-joint pliers, arc-joint pliers, ...

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How can I prevent echo from footsteps on a hollow, temporary stage?
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I would suggest carpet padding. My local home center has 270 sqft. rolls for around $100 U.S. I would lay it on the floor prior to assembling the stage. It will be reasonably light and can be rerolled ...

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Will craftsman trim saw make straight cuts in 2x4?
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It is unlikely the saw will cut through in a single pass. This will require flipping the board over to cut the 10% that wasn't cut the first time. The straightest cut will require the use of a saw ...

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How to wear eye protection if you already wear glasses?
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I would suggest getting prescription safety glasses. If the cost is unreasonable wear your regular glasses with a face-shield. Face-shields offer maximum protection they are however prone to fogging ...

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What do you think this odd layer under wall paper may be?
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It is likely wall liner. It is a heavy plain paper that is applied prior to the outer wall paper. You could think of it as a thick coat of primer that will hide a multitude of problems. I have seen it ...

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Can I leave a garden hose under pressure for long periods of time?
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I would not consider it a good idea for several reasons. A quality hose will normally contain the pressure from the supply be it a well or municipal supply. If the hose in in direct sunlight the ...

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Stick welder shut off
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If it restarted shortly after cooling, you may have exceeded the duty cycle. The duty cycle on the spec sheet lists it as 65% @ 110 amps and 35% @ 140 amps. What this means is at max power you can ...

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Can I replace a mechanical doorbell with a digital one?
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As long as both require the same voltages you will be fine. If you are in the U.S. the line voltage to the transformer is standard house voltage (120 volts AC). The output voltage of the transformer ...

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Recommended paint for outdoor cement patio
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I would suggest using a colored sealer instead of paint. It is available in several color options. Sherwin Williams is just one of the brands I searched. The sealer will penetrate the concrete so ...

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Are chainsaw helmets meant to protect you from the saw, or just falling debris?
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The helmet is designed to protect you from falling objects. It is also the mounting point for the face shield and ear protection. The helmet will also provide limited protection from the saw in the ...

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Making a temporary walkway
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Your local home center(Lowes/HomeDepot) should have 12inch x 12inch concrete patio blocks for about $2 each, even less if you find some with chipped corners. Since it is a short term project I would ...

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What happened to my garbage disposal?
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Looking at the image it appears that the housing is some type of cast metal. The white residue is typical of corroded aluminum. My guess looking at the line of white spots is that"s where the glass ...

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Small branch stuck in electric wire
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Absolutely do not try to remove this yourself. You have no way of safely disconnecting the power or being 100% sure you have protected yourself from electrocution or arc flash. The power company is ...

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Repair driveway expansion joint sealant during winter?
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I use a product called "Pli Stix". I am sure your local home center will carry something similar or order it on line. I haven't tried this product in the winter but I can't see why it wouldn't work. ...

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Bleeding a Cast Iron Radiator with No Bleeder Valve
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Steam systems have a simple method of operation. Steam is generated in the boiler. The steam being hot rises and fills the radiator. The steam cools,condenses back to water and gravity flows back to ...

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How can I cut off the rusted closet bolts holding my toilet?
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My usual course of action involves using a Dremel with a cutoff wheel as @ Michael Karas has suggested. My technique involves cutting off and bolt that extends through the nut. Then cut vertically ...

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How can I clean high roof gutters?
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There comes a time when every do it yourselfer reaches the limit. In your case this may be yours. At some point the risk offsets the cost. Even with a forty foot ladder you will be working on the ...

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What to use to fill mouse access point?
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Cement will be the most permanent solution. I was surprised to find 10 pound bags available at my local home center (Lowes). While the cost per pound is higher than typical bags it is cheaper than ...

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What kind of tool can I use to tighten a faucet bolt in a tight place?
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What may work is very deep socket. There is a chance the bolt may extend thru the socket. If that happens clamp onto the socket with a pair of vice grips to tighten the last few turns.

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