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oil-based paint on metal indoor furniture

I have a metal desk that needs to be painted. Is it safe to paint the desk with oil-based spray paint outdoors and then move the desk indoors in a few weeks? I'm just not sure if furniture painted...
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leaking shower head

Iím installing a new shower head and Iím having issues with leaking where the shower head connects to the shower arm (blue arrow in image below). Iíve tried two different shower heads with the same...
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shower arm rotated during shower head replacement

When I was replacing my showerhead, it was difficult to remove. During the removal, the shower arm turned approximately 1/8th of a turn. Iím wondering if I could have dislodged something and caused a...
08-08-20, 06:42 PM
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chipped porcelain tile glue

I was carrying a heavy metal object up the stairs and chipped a small piece out of the porcelain tile on the top step (see image below). The piece that chipped off fits perfectly back in, so I was...
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(sanded some areas, washed with cleaner, then stained)

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do I need to caulk here?

I'm scraping off some peeling paint at the bottom of the garage door jamb. I notice there is a 1/4" gap between the wood jamb and the concrete. The wood actually sits below where the top of the...
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Here are a couple of pictures. I plan on using...

Here are a couple of pictures. I plan on using Behr semi-transparent stain & sealer. Oil-based. Deck is spruce. Probably 10 years old as the house was built in 2008, but I am not the original owner.
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wash or sand deck first before restaining?

My deck needs to be restained as it has been a number of years since it was last stained. I plan on sanding and washing the deck before I restain. My question is in what order do I sand/wash? Do I...
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As I remove the old mortar I notice that usually...

As I remove the old mortar I notice that usually the 1/2" of mortar before I reach the window caulk is in good condition. Do I have to remove this 1/2" of old mortar right up to the window caulking...
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Brick mortar joint repair

I notice the brick mortar on my outside window sill is crumbling in certain joints. Itís only on one window sill as shown in the pictures below. I would like to repair it. My plan is in the steps...
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There is a wiring diagram on the back of the...

There is a wiring diagram on the back of the fridge. I took a picture of it , but I can't seem to find the wires I'm looking for on it. When I try to post it in this thread I get a message that my...
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exterior window sill brick mortar

disregard this thread i cannot delete it
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fridge door wiring connection problem

I was removing the fridge doors on a Samsung fridge and damaged a wiring harness connection between the door and the plastic trim that goes on top of the fridge. I thought the wires could be simply...
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lol slightly out of my price range

lol slightly out of my price range
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Most reliable refrigerator brand?

I'm in need of a new fridge. The most important thing to me is reliability. Can anyone recommend the most reliable brand in their experience? GE, Samsung, Whirlpool, LG, Frigidaire, etc. ?
Most...
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What I did was the following and it seems to work...

What I did was the following and it seems to work fine with the new switch installed:

Switch 1: I wired nutted the black and red wires together and put a wire nut on the white wire.

Switch 2:...
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I drew a diagram. I did not draw the neutral...

I drew a diagram. I did not draw the neutral wires or the ground wires as those are straight forward. I just need to know which wires connect to the two black live wires on the smart switch. Thanks
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Converting 3-way switch to single pole

I have a 3-way switch that I would like to convert to a single pole switch so I can install a smart switch.

Switch 1 is never used and I would like to cover it up with a wall plate so it canít be...
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repainting scuffed up areas of baseboards

Hi,

The baseboards in my home are scuffed up or marked from wear and tear in some sections. I have some colour-matched paint that matches the colour of the baseboards. I don't want to repaint the...
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I did test the bulb in another power supply and...

I did test the bulb in another power supply and it works. So I think the problem is the LED driver and not the bulb. Thanks.
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can bulbs be replaced in these recessed downlights?

A light went out in the basement. I removed the light fixture to discover a foreign looking recessed light. It's a slim profile recessed downlight (only 1/2" thin). The back has 6 screws on it to...
11-01-19, 06:19 PM
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can't find C wire at thermostat

I'm about to install a smart thermostat. I removed the old thermostat cover and see 4 wires connected to the thermostat. The old thermostat is powered by two AA batteries.

Green Wire connects to G...
10-29-19, 07:15 PM
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preparing outdoor faucet for freezing temperatures

With freezing outdoor temperatures approaching, I'm wondering what is the best way to prevent water from freezing inside the water line supplying my outdoor faucet.

I'm thinking I definitely need...
10-24-19, 09:48 AM
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The project went well. Hardest part was chipping...

The project went well. Hardest part was chipping off the old row of tiles and finding tiles to match the bottom. I went to 5 different stores until I found a tile that was relatively close in colour...
10-05-19, 05:52 PM
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removing glass tile and installing new

I have to remove the top row of glass tiles (has been cut to accomodate old microwave) and install new tiles all the way up. What is the best way to remove the top row without damaging the tiles...
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