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How to cheaply repair cabinet floor

The dishwasher leaked a while back, and a cabinet sucked up some of the water, warping and breaking the floor on the cabinet. Being cheep, I just screwed down a sheet of plastic. Well now we want to sell the house... And that is not going to fly. Do I spend to $200 at HD for a replacement cabinet, or try and construct a new floor? I'm handy, but not a carpenter.

If I buy new, I have to figure out how to get the new one in there...

If I build the floor, I have to figure out how to cut exactly the right size with a skill saw, and install it level.

We do plan to paint the cabinets.

3 Comments
2024/04/23
00:12 UTC

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Will this primer work under GAF Liberty Cap Sheets for low slope roofs?

I am in Canada and am having a hard time finding asphalt primer in any big box stores. They have this stuff in the roofing section. Would it work?

https://www.homedepot.ca/product/bakor-aquatac-primer/1000403421

Context - roofing a 12/1 shed.

Thanks!

0 Comments
2024/04/23
00:11 UTC

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Transformed my outdoor area into a nice relaxing space

Built primarily with Australian Jarrah hardwood. Installed the fireplace. Wired up the speakers, TV and lighting with hidden cables. [Not pictured] Fridge full of beer.

0 Comments
2024/04/23
00:11 UTC

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Purchased new toilet. Tank holes don't line up to the bowl holes. It's not even close. Is there something I am not understanding?

I'm not really sure what to do here. There are 3 holes in the toilet tank, and I have 3 bolts that came with the toilet. The holes inside the tank form a "triangle" of 3 holes. The toilet bowl has 4 holes in the form of a "square". The holes don't even come close to lining up...

Did the wrong tank get delivered with the toilet? Or is there some way to actually do this?

https://preview.redd.it/vzahngggf4wc1.jpg?width=1438&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=24146ba18e95b555437c0c9575df1c1236be7b2a

https://preview.redd.it/znu6jsugf4wc1.jpg?width=1474&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=7d32556825876b1e1290a1db6606ca0733f1648a

0 Comments
2024/04/23
00:09 UTC

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I’m going to paint my garage door.

My metal 2-car garage door needs some paint. I’ve bought paint (Zinnser Perma White Exterior satin), 2” painters tape, pretaped plastic sheeting, a roll of 3’ wide brown paper masking for the floor, and a Graco Sprayer single speed sprayer that says there’s no need to thin the paint.

Do I have everything? Any pro tips beyond what I can search Google for? The two dark spots are bare metal. I don’t know why, it doesn’t look like anything is rubbing.

1 Comment
2024/04/22
23:52 UTC

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Curious if there is any easy temporary fix

I’m renting this place so I’d like to invest as little time and money as possible and also not harass the landlord. This piece in my garage broke free. I use my garage daily as a workshop for my business and would prefer to not worry about breaking my ankle but I also don’t want to put a lot of effort into a permanent fix. I’m very handy but don’t know concrete, any advice is welcome!

2 Comments
2024/04/22
23:47 UTC

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Added knobs and handles to kitchen cabinets

Too ashamed to post pictures. But, essentially, wife wants me to move the handles down to the center of the cabinet drawer. I went higher because there was less material in the way and the screws that come with the handles would fit. If I go down I will have to find a screw with longer length after I drill through.

My question is: can I move the handles down and cover up the holes with a simple paint job?

0 Comments
2024/04/22
23:39 UTC

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Any cost effective solution to keep these “posts” from bowing inward?

I already spent $150 on aluminum angle and just the weight of the lights are pulling them in. In hindsight I should’ve used thicker/wider material but I’ve already spray painted them and drilled holes in them.

3 Comments
2024/04/22
23:38 UTC

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Getting an even coating

I need to apply an even coating of TIO2 powder to a ceramic surface, I am thinking about suspending the TIO2 powder in 70% IPA and spraying it on the surface with a spray bottle, the only thing holding me up is getting an even mixture of IPA to TIO2, any recommendations will be greatly appreciated!!

0 Comments
2024/04/22
23:29 UTC

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Idea for hammock stand?

Got this hammock stand built, but it tends to fall over and the top spins on the screws (one on each end). Any ideas to make it work a little better, be more stable, and look a bit better?

0 Comments
2024/04/22
23:29 UTC

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Diy to remove this window screen

I don’t know where to post this and I’m desperate for a solution. but does anyone know what type of window this is? I can’t figure out how to lift the window up to remove the ugly scratched screen. this is in our sunroom so that’s why we tolerate old windows.

1 Comment
2024/04/22
23:28 UTC

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Is this a good way to secure this loft bed?

I bought a full-sized loft bed without thinking too hard about the logistics of securing it. There's a staircase on one side, so I'm not necessarily worried about tipping, but I'd like to secure it so that it wobbles less. Maybe.

The Problem: I don't think there are studs in my wall. Could be user error, since I've never used a studfinder before, but I could only find what seemed to be horizontal beams behind the wall.

My options: bracing the legs of the bed somehow—I was thinking about putting a cross-brace between two of the legs. I marked it in red on the photo. The dotted line was my other idea for a brace. Open to other suggestions if this is a terrible idea (begging for help, really).

6 Comments
2024/04/22
23:15 UTC

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Swap bulb fixtures for switched receptacles in basement?

https://preview.redd.it/vw9cmthc54wc1.jpg?width=4032&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=7e615dc94feb23ba065700136f64d381b8ddfda9

My basement was originally lit by 5 bulb fixtures all connected to a single switch at the basement entry. I've since switched the basement lighting over to these Barrina T5 LED "Tubes", which are currently connected to the bulb fixtures using those screw in adapters. I don't ever see myself going back to traditional bulbs, should I just swap all the bulb fixtures over to receptacles? I figure it would give me a more reliable connection, it would extend some of my power options, and give me a little more flexibility overall.

https://preview.redd.it/hzuqd1nd54wc1.jpg?width=4032&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=2ea0ed51de6599de892aa800e5b04fd4cb07a267

Anything bad about this idea?

1 Comment
2024/04/22
23:13 UTC

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Trailer floor with adhesive

So how should I go about this ? The time of scrapping the adhesive off will take forever ever I’m looking to reglue these but don’t know I I should just glue on top of existing glue or what ?

0 Comments
2024/04/22
22:49 UTC

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Stain steel fridge scratches

Hey all,

Had a spill wish made it to the fridge door, and I unfortunately cleaned it off with the rough side of a sponge :-(

It left some pretty bad scratches. Wondering if anyone has any solutions?

https://imgur.com/a/PYyd0A9

B.

0 Comments
2024/04/22
22:56 UTC

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Had Yellow Jackets get between gutter and roof somehow last year, into ceiling and inside of nursery. How can I patch it up from the interior before summer time?

Last year we had an exterminator out for a swarm of yellow jackets in my daughter’s nursery. It was miserable. They sprayed from outside three times but we kept finding the bees. Finally after walking the room inside each time, we discovered they there was a small hole about 6 inches off the edge of the ceiling and the bees were coming in through that. Around that hole the nest had also eaten away (or disintegrated) everything but basically the paint.

How can I seal up the hole so the bees can’t return to the nest, preferably from the inside? I don’t have a tall enough ladder to even see how they got in last year. But is there like a foam that’s safe to spray in the hole and then fill the screw hole with mud after? I’m not super handy and don’t want to cut out an entire piece of drywall if that means I have to deal with the dead nest. I’m sure this is stupid so go easy on me. Any suggestions that are safe and might work, please let me know. Thanks in advance!

1 Comment
2024/04/22
22:54 UTC

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how can i attach a covered box to this fence to hold tennis balls?

it’s a neighborhood dog park, i want to put a box here on the fence, but i don’t want the tennis balls to be able to get blown away (we can have some pretty strong winds here) btw i’m a total noob with building lol, so i’m thinking a plastic box with holes drilled in it, and i could tie it to the fence? idk

11 Comments
2024/04/22
22:42 UTC

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Replaced a 7 inch high cooker hood with 6 inch high. How do I fill the gap?

4 Comments
2024/04/22
22:38 UTC

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