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03-18-21, 03:53 PM
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Are these drywall anchors?

Hi All:

Very basic question. Are the screws and plastic widgets pictured below drywall anchors that can be used to hang moderately heavy items on drywall? I found many sets of these in an old...
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Scratched body paint - recommendations on DIY repair?

Hi All:

I managed to scrape my car, damaging its paint job, yesterday, and I understand that the best DIY repair technique depends on how deep the scratch went through the layers of paint. A...
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My current (halogen) bulbs are low voltage 12V.

My current (halogen) bulbs are low voltage 12V.
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MR16 halogen bulbs; safe to replace with LED equivalents?

Hi All:

My home, built in 2005, uses a large number of MR16 halogen bulbs as ceiling lights. Being 2021, I want to do a global replacement of these bulbs with MR16s LEDs (for safety and efficiency...
12-26-20, 10:18 AM
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How to hang this wall mirror?

Hi All:

Novice question. I have a 6 lb. wall mirror that I plan to hang on drywall. The back of the mirror has two metal brackets, as pictured, that seem to suggest the use of a particular type of...
Forum: Water Heaters
12-19-20, 08:32 PM
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Thanks to both of you. Correct, this is for a...

Thanks to both of you. Correct, this is for a two-story condo. Yes, I suspect I have frost proof spigots, but I thought I would drain the pipes to winterize just in case I am wrong about that.
Forum: Water Heaters
12-19-20, 05:59 PM
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Which of these valves controls water to my upstairs water spigot?

Hi All:

The I'd like to shutoff the water to my upstairs (outdoor) water spigot to winterize it as the temps are falling in the mid-Atlantic. To do so, I'm trying to figure out which water valve...
11-15-20, 09:01 AM
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Advice on eradicating a weed stem root caught in fence

Hi All:

I have a weed stem root caught between panels of my fencing, as shown in the images below. I'm a novice seeking advice on how to physically break down and kill this permanently. My current...
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Toilet tank water not refilling; clean or replace flush valve?

Hi All:

My toilet tank fails to refill with water after a flush. When this occurs, the problem seems to be the toilet flush valve. To fix this (for now), I've noticed that pushing horizontally...
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Debris accumulating under kitchen sink - basic advice requested

Hi All:

I'm a first time homeowner hoping for some basic advice. I'm having an issue with debris/pellets accumulating under my sink and would like to seek some advice on what is going on.

The...
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