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How to change those kind of light bulb

Hey everyone i have no idea how to change those light bulbs. Thanks in advance for any help.

5 Comments
2024/06/09
11:26 UTC

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How to fix smart lock metal pin ?

I ordered a smart lock from Eufy security recently and I tried to install it but I could not get the the metal pin piece of the exterior lock to fit through the deadbolt then I realized the pin is upside down. I tried to turn it but I cant seem to get it upright.

If anybody knows how to fix please enlighten me

https://preview.redd.it/vactdf58mh5d1.jpg?width=3024&format=pjpg&auto=webp&s=27624b8c077d0edfc2cec4d949298bc8a120692b

The grooves on this should be upright but they cant get it to turn

0 Comments
2024/06/09
06:10 UTC

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How do I clean this from stone sink counter top?

Hi guys, so there a yellow stain on the white stone counter, it's from when my fiance tried to clear the clog with some type of chemical and it over flowed out around the faucet. We tried baking soda and vinegar trick over night and no luck. The stain has a rough texture and scrubbing it doesn't seem to help. Does anyone has any idea how to clean this? thank you!

https://preview.redd.it/yn1xoyn77h5d1.png?width=1536&format=png&auto=webp&s=fd6e6afbfd4c03876eded94872847b55986484a3

https://preview.redd.it/dqf9vvm87h5d1.png?width=1536&format=png&auto=webp&s=b1f4157d3c745c8e5b5f2578935feee1706fac19

0 Comments
2024/06/09
04:44 UTC

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how to remove adhesive from metal desk legs

title basically explains it all. i had tape wrapped around the base of my desk legs for ~3 years (janky solution to prevent them from scratching the wooden floor, i know, but it worked and i have proper felt protectors i'd like to attach now)

this is so stubborn and is refusing to come off fully. heated with a hair dryer, scraped the majority off with a small knife (definitely scraped the paint but oh well) but there's some residue sticking to the sides even after wiping with 50% alcohol on a paper towel.

any better way to remove this? anyone have any prior experience?

3 Comments
2024/06/09
01:38 UTC

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How to recess this ugly clean out

I am not qualified to do this work, but I have a guy. How difficult would this be to recess this behind the wall and cover with decorative plate? Ignore the lousy job on the baseboard to vanity, that’s being handled

11 Comments
2024/06/09
01:36 UTC

0

Fan clicking noise

Alright my fan makes this awful clicking noise it’s not unbearable just quite annoying and I don’t have the money to buy a new one does anyone have the solution to this I tried tightening the blades and that did nothing please explain if you do though

0 Comments
2024/06/09
01:28 UTC

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Help me fix my lumpy yard?

My yard is extremely lumpy. Like small lumps. It feels like walking on golf balls. The bumpiness has almost completely destroyed my mower wheels.

I’ve dug into it, and there is some areas with grass patches that kind of are in a tight ball. Not sure what kind of grass it is.

Any chance anyone knows the cause? And how should I go about leveling it out?

6 Comments
2024/06/08
23:25 UTC

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How do I properly use this thing?

I know it’s some sort of humidity thing, but unsure how to properly use. Do I just set it to 40?

3 Comments
2024/06/08
23:25 UTC

1

Help me unwrinkle my linen long sleeve shirts!

I have attempted all kinds of different methods to un wrinkle these shirt sleeves in the dryer. I would really love to avoid going to the dry cleaner to get this out. Please help me, I really don’t want to have ruined my shirts. Thank you in advance!

25 Comments
2024/06/08
22:53 UTC

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How to know which wire is which if they both look the same and both have nothing connected to them.

I have two red wires coming from my electrical panel that lead to my hot water heater. Neither side are connected. Why, I do not know as I just bought this house. How can I check which wire is which if neither has a load to it? Is there an easy trick? Is there a simple tool? Thanks!

3 Comments
2024/06/08
21:50 UTC

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Stains

How do I get rid of these annoying stains I keep getting on my clothes. I’ve tried many laundry options but they are very persistent. They might be oil stains but I’m not sure. Please advise.

0 Comments
2024/06/08
21:41 UTC

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How to put this together properly?

I don’t even know what it is, I got it at a garage sale for $10 from a woman who’s never used it and said it’s probably a pet cage. When I took it home and cut the zip ties I was clueless. It has two flaps and when I try to fold this together the sides overlap and look odd.

15 Comments
2024/06/08
19:55 UTC

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How to make my own flush mount light fixture?

We are freshening up our space and want to change some of the light fixtures. I like this track light I found at Home Depot but it seems pretty expensive for what you get, and it also seems like something I could maybe DIY with some wood and some light parts. However, all of the "DIY Light" tutorials I've found online are for hanging lights or table lamps. Does anyone know how I would make a ceiling light like this that sits flush with the ceiling? Any advice or a pointer to someone/somewhere that may have the answer or advice is appreciated.

0 Comments
2024/06/08
19:39 UTC

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Are there any obvious issues with the sink drain installation?

6 Comments
2024/06/08
19:26 UTC

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How to cut a 6" hole in a 1/4" thick sheet of lexan?

Just wondering if I can use a hole saw and if there's a particular type I should get. Thanks!

6 Comments
2024/06/08
18:59 UTC

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Please help me get the broken key out of the lock 🥲

I tried to use the needle nose pliers, I tried using an exacto knife.. I’ve seen the hot glue gun trick but I’m worried it’s going to glue to the lock itself. The key is pretty far in there, there’s no parts sticking out that I can get a grab on

Really don’t want to pay someone to come get it out 😭

Reddit please help me

48 Comments
2024/06/08
18:46 UTC

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What can I make for this space between the sink and stove to prevent water splashes?

7 Comments
2024/06/08
17:35 UTC

4

how to hang this horizontally without damaging the paper?

got two of these at an estate sale today, and i was hoping i could use a few thumbtacks around the outer edges, but all i was doing was making myself frustrated. any ideas? i want to mount them horizontally across the top of the tapestry

9 Comments
2024/06/08
17:35 UTC

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How to remove my stamp's sticky back?

I luv collecting postage stamps as hobby. I received letters and cards and collected their stamps in the from the envelope. I want to keep the stamps separately but i don't understand how to get rid of their sticky back.( Remember they are paper;))

2 Comments
2024/06/08
14:36 UTC

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How to use this wire connector

I bought a plug in lamp and I have to put it together. It comes with this wire connector to connect the cable to the light fixture but I am unclear on how it works. I know brown goes to black and blue goes to white but can someone tell me where those should go in the connector? thanks!

18 Comments
2024/06/08
13:11 UTC

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How to buy American phones without getting scammed or getting charged 200 extra ?

I really want galaxy s24+ but I'm in Europe Which means the processor exynos

While in America,China,Hong Kong etc. it's snapdragon

I tried amazon.com, it added 200 euros to the order I tried other sites, which i found out to be scam

Is there any safe way to buy a good phone?

2 Comments
2024/06/08
12:43 UTC

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