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The holes are in the brick

The holes are in the brick
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plugging holes in brick

I notice above my main entrance door there are two 1/4" holes in the brick. There were two nails loose in the holes (now removed). I think they may have been for hanging Christmas lights. Anyways,...
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mounting security camera on exterior brick veneer

Hi,

I want to mount my security camera on the outside of my house (brick veneer). The camera mount has three 1/8" holes. The smallest Tapcon screw is 3/16", so I would have to drill the camera...
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tiny hole in 6" duct pipe

I was passing some co-axial cables through some existing holes drilled through my floor joists when I noticed a spot where two holes were drilled. On the other side of one of the holes is a 6" duct...
07-14-19, 07:44 PM
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cedar trees looking unhealthy

I have a row of cedar trees in my back yard. Two of the trees on the end aren't looking so great compared to the rest, particularly the one on the very end. It's yellowing a lot on the bottom and...
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If you're referring to the black strip, I think...

If you're referring to the black strip, I think it's the damp proof course membrane. There is also a 1.5" gap between the foundation and the patio paver.
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Thanks! Is crushed limestone okay to use? And do...

Thanks! Is crushed limestone okay to use? And do you think it's necessary to tamp it down?
https://www.homedepot.ca/product/king-limestone-screenings-30-kg/1000109261
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patio stones sloping towards house

I have two patio stones on the side of my house that are sloping towards the house. I plan to remove them and re-grade so the base slopes away from the house. What is the best method / materials to...
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Nevermind it came off ! Thanks

Nevermind it came off ! Thanks
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I removed the allen screw on the underside of the...

I removed the allen screw on the underside of the handle, but still unable to remove the handle.
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removing shower handle face plate

I want to remove a shower handle face plate (two Phillips head screws), however, the handle is in the way. I thought I could use a ratchet to get under the handle but the space is too narrow. What is...
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keypad wires

I just removed my old DSC 5010 home security keypad. I was expecting to see a red and black wire, but there are two white wires with 4 multicoloured wires in each wire. What type of wires are these?
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I uploaded a picture as reference. I don't think...

I uploaded a picture as reference. I don't think it made it in the original post. Thanks
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what are these cracks for?

I notice on top of the doors and above and below windows there are small gaps where the mortar wasn't filled in. I'm guessing these serve a purpose?
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The bead wasn't covering the groove initially,...

The bead wasn't covering the groove initially, but I felt that the bead was too round if you know what I mean? So I smoothed it out to get it to look like the caulk on the other windows. That's when...
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quad caulking

Well, first time using Quad and had a hell of a time tooling it. Once I removed the tape, it pulled away quite a bit of caulk so I had to basically use my finger and thumb with mineral spirits to...
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My only concern is I'm using Quad, which can be...

My only concern is I'm using Quad, which can be difficult to tool. I have a small container of mineral spirits and rubber gloves, but hopefully will need minimal tooling.
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before I caulk my window

I've removed all of the old caulking (pain in the a**). The foam rod backing is installed and I'm ready to caulk! My only question is, do I want the edge of the bead of caulk that will stick to the...
06-21-19, 07:25 PM
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By cold galvanizing, do you mean spraying a...

By cold galvanizing, do you mean spraying a galvanizing compound on like the one below?
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06-21-19, 06:35 PM
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repainting window lintel

I need to repaint the steel window lintels of my windows. They are peeling badly. I am just wondering what is the best way to prep them before I paint? Thanks

Also, if I use a rust paint after...
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There is only a screen, no damper. It can't be...

There is only a screen, no damper. It can't be venting the dryer because that is in a different location. I think it must be an air intake because I believe the bathroom fan vents in a different...
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Can someone tell me what vent this is?

There is a vent cover at the back of my house, but I am not sure what it is venting. I also have to replace it due to a crack. It looks like there are 4 screws holding it into the brick. Should it be...
06-18-19, 06:55 PM
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caulk outdoor power outlet?

I have an outdoor power outlet on the side of my house. On the plastic cover it says WET LOCATION ONLY WHEN COVER CLOSED. The little plastic door seems to keep the plug-ins from getting wet, but I...
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roof anchor question

I have a 10 year-old home with original shingle roof. I climbed up the other day and notice along the edge of the roof there are fabric loops under the shingles that protrude just past the edge into...
06-07-19, 06:48 PM
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It’s in my garage. The dining room is on the...

It’s in my garage. The dining room is on the other side of this wall. I’m finding nails at 16” centers with the stud finder as expected, but I’m 0/3 on hitting an actual stud.
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