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  1. Carpentry
    Hey, I bought old chairs and try to DIY restore them as much as possible. One chair is a bit more difficult case as it has chipped/split wood in few places. Anyone with advice on how to prevent this chipping further or how to seal it and make it not so visible? Any advice much appreciated...
  2. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hi everyone! I have a predicament with my chimney. It has two larger holes in two of the sides about midway up (see attached picture). Now I know I should do something about it but heres the catch. I plan on removing the chimney next year so I want to just basically get it through the winter...
  3. Electrical
    Post a sizable tree branch puncturing my flat roof and ceiling in what is a converted garage, I did still more damage in my efforts to repair the sheetrock. Yes, I’m the idiot who took a jigsaw to the ceiling and am now paying for it. I’ve already used an in-line splice to repair two 12 awd...
  4. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Thanks to @Gymschu as usual for his advice. Anything else to consider before I attempt to patch this up? I assume remove anything loose?
  5. General DIY Discussions
    Have a small drain on a back walkway that has some cracking and broken up concrete around it. At least I think it's concrete. I'm not too familiar with this stuff. But it looks like asphalt and concrete was poured around the drain a long time ago as it deteriorated. My question is. Is this...
  6. Automotive Repairs
    Hi everyone. A kid on a bicycle broke my side mirror. Everything on the mirror still works (the mirror moves with the button, the camera works, the sensor, the light, etc). But the piece where it connects to the car and swivels is broken. The local auto body shop and the dealer quoted me...
  7. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    This wall separating gardens and the driveway has been moving more every year and i dont have any ideas on what can be done, looks like the past owners caulked it up but it just keeps getting worse, any suggestions?
  8. Windows and Doors
    Alright, who wants to tackle this one with me? I've got a metal door jamb and a wood door. The top hinge has broken off of the door, and the middle hinge is on its way out, too. The screws in the hinges are extremely rusted (they've been exposed to salty ocean air for decades) and the screw...
  9. Building & Construction
    Hi All! My framer did a joist repair that looks kind of questionable. The old joist was cut and needed to be sistered, but in order to get the new joist in he shaved about an inch off the top so he could slide it under the plywood attached to the floor above. The new joist is not touching the...
  10. Electrical
    Hello Everyone, I am currently the only ranch hand on a piece of property so I kind of delve into anything and everything based and what needs upkeep and repair. I finally found a problem I cannot solve, even with youtube. On the property there is a TOPENS brand Electric gate. The chain on the...
  11. Electrical
    Dear DIY I am renovating a broken lamp called Muuto Leaf floor lamp (see pictures). The touch sensor for this LED lamp is broken and I am going to replace it, however I am unable to open it up. I think it is glued but I am not sure, there is no screws. As you can see I have tried to separate...
  12. Roofing/Siding
    We have a house from the 60's that is built with tongue and groove vertical siding. I read that the sidings should not be caulked. Unfortunately this has been caulked by the previous owner and recaulked by the painters 4 years ago. The caulk on the South side is starting to fail with gaps...
  13. Flooring
    Hello, I want to use this floor repair kit to remove floor squeaks. The floor is carpeted and runs outside/near the bathroom. Is it safe to use these screws (3 inches) without puncturing/damaging water pipes underneath (if any)? Thanks
  14. Drywall & Plaster
    So I am repairing a ceiling that had paint peeling due to water leaks (leak issue has since have been repaired). This job was completed by a contractor years ago but he did not match the ceiling texture. You can see the repair he made in the area surrounding the damage (see photo). After...
  15. Drywall & Plaster
    So I am about to take on my first drywall ceiling repair project. Due to some water leakage over the years, a section of my ceiling has softened and deteriorated (see photo). I have since repaired what was causing the leak upstairs and I will be cutting out that section of ceiling. After...
  16. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    This is not my house, and it is not my handy work so you won't offend me by stating anything insulting (not rude, but honest). I don't know the history of this concrete. I don't know if it has been resurfaced/patched before and this is that job failing or if this is the original concrete...
  17. Building & Construction
    Hello everybody, I am in the middle of rebuilding my shower's floor because leaks damaged the subfloor (engineered wood). Please help me with how I can redo the subfloor without impacting the walls that surround the shower in three directions. I've removed the floor layers, including most of...
  18. General DIY Discussions
    I am hoping that someone can help me to find a fix for gasket on my Sears Kenmore compact freezer, Model 564.29701990. I purchased my freezer back in 1997, and Sears no longer carries the freezer, or gasket for this model. I have tried finding an OEM that would fix my issue, to no avail. The...
  19. Building & Construction
    Hi there. Just discovered this water damage to the exterior framing of my house. It's above one window and below another - between floors. Debating whether to tackle this repair on my own but not sure about repairing the rim joists. Any recommendations? Can I just repair this section? It...
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