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  1. Windows and Doors
    Hi, I moved into a new flat that I'm renting recently and there is a window lock/latch on one of the sliding windows. I just wanted to know if anyone knew what it's called because I want one for the other sliding window as it'll help me lock them while I have the outer window open. I've...
  2. General DIY Discussions
    We purchased our house mid last year and the previous owners had only owned the house for a little under 2 years, so they couldn't help. Sometime around 2011 - 2012, the owners of our house had siding put on and the sunroom and windows re-done all over the house. One of the handles is loose...
  3. Windows and Doors
    I am replacing the handleset on my front door. The thumbpress on the old one no longer fully retracts the latch (similar to the problem shown on ). I am installing a Weiser "Welcome Home" Heritage handleset. However, I have this extra part that came out of the box and I don't know where it...
  4. Appliances
    So I'm back on this wonderful forum after some other helped me fixed my AC about a month back. This time, my parent's oven is burning and it smells like plastic/gun powder. There's no burning from inside the oven just on the backside. There's some obvious areas that have been burning up as you...
  5. Windows and Doors
    Hi there, Our front door has not been opening properly from the outside for some time now. I've figured out that it is due to the deadbolt not retracting all the way (see photos attached - the latter two are with me pressing down on the handle fully). I've tried putting some WD40 in the...
  6. Appliances
    I have a Maytag dishwasher, model number DWU8460AAX, that leaks like crazy from the air inlet in the drain pan. The leak only occurs during the actual wash or rinse cycle, not during any other time. This website shows the blower assembly...
  7. General DIY Discussions
    I have a door going from my basement to garage. I am not sure if was not properly installed or what. Depending upon the time of year, it does not stay closed unless the deadbolt is locked. The doorknob latch does not catch. I tried tweaking where it sits but this only works for a short period of...
  8. Building & Construction
    I am a new home owner and would like to add two gates on a pre-existing deck so that I can enjoy sitting outside with my new dog without having her run around like nuts (considering we don't have a fence yet). I intend on putting in two simple Z framed gates. The deck itself connects directly...
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