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  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 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
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. Building & Construction
    Hi there! I have an enclosed patio, hardy plank on three sides and a sliding door into the condo on the other. On the back side of the patio, there is a large gap between the concrete and the hardy plank. Does anyone have advice on the best way to fix this? Thank you!
  11. General DIY Discussions
    Hi everyone - I am seeking help~~ I have a large tear in my vinyl couch. I have been doing my research and have found many ideas but not confident on a fix technique. I have uploaded a picture of my ripped couch cushion. Please let me know if anyone has an idea to help me! :) Thank you so...
  12. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    I'm looking to upgrade the look of my bathroom vanity. Instead of replacing it completely I thought I'd just swap the panels. So instead of the plastic-like white, I'd like it to be a nice walnut wood. Basically simple flat panels, like the existing ones. Question is, how? (I'm not experienced...
  13. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Hey All! I'm in an 1840 structure, small, with two chimneys - one is functional, and needs a little work, the other is completely non-functional (it's sealed with cement, pics below) and dead-ends above a dirt crawl space. I know nothing about this stuff - but to me it looks like it's beyond...
  14. Appliances
    Trying to figure out what motor i need to buy (It is a Shark Rocket HV321) I disassembled the motor, and found that the bearings and motor were quite rusted. Motor was making a ridiculously loud screeching noise, so i figured it needed a replacement. At first i wanted to replace just the...
  15. Building & Construction
    Hello all, Looking for some guidance in fixing up my deck. I'm just curious if the boards are too far gone and if not how to go about fixing up. I have a semi-transparent stain I'm hoping to put down and just curious if I need to sand or how I should go about doing this. Boards...
  16. Landscaping & Lawn Care
    Go easy on me as I'm a new homeowner and equally new to home repair! our front yard has an underscalloped vinyl fence. One of the pickets' peaks is cracked off (no idea how), and borders our neighbor's driveway. I don't like this eye sore for our neighbors and ourselves and would really like...
  17. Concrete, Stone & Masonry
    Can I hire a concrete contractor or just DIY? I am going to repair our concrete sidewalks because of some small cracks.
  18. General DIY Discussions
    Hey all, any recommendations for fixing this chip in a travertine tile that I have? I figure I can fill it with something that will make it hardly noticeable. I know its a porus rock, and it already has holes filled with a tannish colored something.
  19. Building & Construction
    which is the best material to use? Let me know your advice. Thanks
  20. Tools
    Hi gang - I have a Troy-Bilt pressure washer that I bought in 2003. I use it once a year or so for deck and siding; I would be amazed if it even has 150 hours on it. Recently, it was running rough and dying out after the engine ran for about 10-15 minutes. I took it into a local shop with a...
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