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How to realign clothesline from up high?

How can I realign a clothesline on a pulley 30 feet off the ground without a ladder or the handyperson? [more inside]
posted by ayc200 on Oct 18, 2011 - 8 answers

replacing tile window sills

We had the aluminum windows replaced in our 1968 brick veneer rambler. The replacement windows are vinyl. In the process we had the storm windows and ceramic tile sills ripped out. Now the original framing and drywall is exposed. What is the best way to finish the sills? [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Oct 9, 2011 - 4 answers

Window falling out - who's responsible and what to do?

My window is falling out. [more inside]
posted by serazin on Sep 3, 2011 - 4 answers

Irene wrecked my drywall

Contractor for drywall and stud repair in / around DC? [more inside]
posted by ryanshepard on Aug 28, 2011 - 4 answers

How do I learn to become a handyman?

How do you gain "handyman" skills to the extent that you can manage a rental property? [more inside]
posted by abdulf on Aug 16, 2011 - 20 answers

How do I repair this void underneath the steps to our basement? (Long)

How do I repair this void underneath the steps to our basement? (Long) [more inside]
posted by bellastarr on Jul 20, 2011 - 6 answers

Lightning Fixed My Landline. Really?

Could a bolt of lightning have fixed my landline? [more inside]
posted by BitterOldPunk on Jul 15, 2011 - 12 answers

Help me fix my evaporative cooler without being electrocuted.

Is it OK to perform exploratory surgery on an evaporative cooler? [more inside]
posted by Wordwoman on Jun 26, 2011 - 3 answers

Painting a primed shed after some months?

Last fall, I painted primer onto a newly-built shed, and have not gotten to painting it beyond that until now. It's been a rainy winter. The primed shed has some dirt on it. What do I need to do to get it ready to paint? [more inside]
posted by everichon on Jun 20, 2011 - 3 answers

A different type of planking

Any ideas what this type of flooring is? [more inside]
posted by timshel on Jun 7, 2011 - 8 answers

Replacing wooden fence posts.

I need some advice for DIY replacement of a wooden fence. [more inside]
posted by Durin's Bane on Apr 24, 2011 - 4 answers

Any stucco masters out there?

I am planning on replacing one exterior wall of my garage, now covered in vinyl siding, with stucco. [more inside]
posted by InkaLomax on Mar 19, 2011 - 10 answers

What is the best way to seal a hole through stucco?

What is the preferred way to waterproof/seal a hole through stucco for the purposes of mounting lighting and the like? [more inside]
posted by RikiTikiTavi on Feb 3, 2011 - 3 answers

So Many Estimates So Little Time

Help Me Choose an Electrician. [more inside]
posted by brookeb on Jan 30, 2011 - 8 answers

A lingering aroma after drywall repairs, mysteriously getting stronger.

A lingering aroma after drywall repairs, mysteriously getting stronger. [more inside]
posted by wowbobwow on Jul 27, 2010 - 7 answers

Need some advice about home repair

So, Mr. Sunny and I need to get some work done on our house. We need to replace the sliding glass door, probably with another sliding door. There is condensation in-between the panes. [more inside]
posted by annsunny on Jun 16, 2010 - 8 answers

blam. all over the wall.

Please help me identify the make / model and place to buy this shower component. [more inside]
posted by jeffamaphone on May 29, 2010 - 7 answers

how to keep cat from opening latchless door durin ghte day

Please help me figure out how to keep the cat from opening the latch-less bedroom door during the day when we are gone and/or not paying attention. [more inside]
posted by Jenny is Crafty on May 25, 2010 - 16 answers

Sagging gable ends

I'm planning on re-roofing my house and I'm reasonably comfortable with most aspects of the work. One thing that I'm not sure about though is how to repair the sagging gable ends of the roof. [more inside]
posted by Ickster on May 10, 2010 - 10 answers

Help me replace my shower door "thingie"

On the bottom of our shower door, there is a plastic squeegee-like attachment presumably meant to help keep water inside the shower. See these two pics. The plastic is getting pretty nasty and is cracking. I've taken it to two local Home Depots to try to find a replacement, and tried Googling it. No success. The part in question just slides right off. The part that attaches to the shower door is hard plastic. The "squeegee" part is somewhat flexible. Can anyone help me find a replacement?
posted by edjusted on Apr 16, 2010 - 5 answers

Am I to Fix The Broken Pipe Beneath the House?

Am I to Fix The Broken Pipe Beneath the House? [more inside]
posted by scunning on Apr 14, 2010 - 19 answers

Help me bathe. No wait. Help me have enough hot water. Yea, that.

2 days to decide on a tankless water heater. Help! [more inside]
posted by TomMelee on Dec 30, 2009 - 27 answers

How to treat a basement sewage backup?

What treatments, if any, are available to a homeowner whose basement has been flooded with sewage? [more inside]
posted by Clambone on Nov 17, 2009 - 10 answers

Why is my sump pump bone dry?

Why is my sump pump bone dry? [more inside]
posted by Waldo Jeffers on Nov 13, 2009 - 5 answers

Can you fix my fridge?

Got home from work, found my fridge is not working. Any troubleshooting I can do while waiting for the landlord? [more inside]
posted by lholladay on Nov 10, 2009 - 9 answers

How to repair a leaking water valve?

I have a cast iron valve on a basement water (cold supply) line that is leaking. It's an antique so there is no repacking it and in a fairly inaccessible location so cutting it out and replacing it is bound to be an expensive nightmare involving a real. This valve is redundant and does not need to be functional. I was wondering if there is a product (I'm thinking a gooey oakum type thing) that I can wrap around the valve stem to form a seal? This will have to work in a wet environment as there is no way to turn the water off before the leaky valve.
posted by cedar on Oct 6, 2009 - 13 answers

How should I fix this towel bar?

How should I fix this Towel Bar that's coming off the wall in my bathroom? [more inside]
posted by Bokononist on Aug 5, 2009 - 13 answers

Rusty Roof, Rusted.

House help! What kind of metal; and how do I stop it from rusting? [more inside]
posted by SirStan on Aug 2, 2009 - 10 answers

Slow faucet needs more pressure.

I need some plumbing help with regards to a slow faucet. [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Jul 23, 2009 - 13 answers

Ghost faucet

Plumbing filter: When I'm running the shower, the cold water handle creeps up by itself until the water is tepid. How do I fix it? [more inside]
posted by cgs on Jun 25, 2009 - 4 answers

Shaka, When the Walls Fell

Leaking something in an upstairs bathroom leads to ceiling falling in. Now what? [more inside]
posted by anti social order on Jun 9, 2009 - 12 answers

It's like a sandblaster.

Will our high water pressure work well with a low-flow shower head? [more inside]
posted by WowLookStars on Apr 18, 2009 - 6 answers

I want to make dark stains on my marble bathroom counter!

What can I use to intentionally stain a dark cultured marble countertop? [more inside]
posted by kgn2507 on Apr 8, 2009 - 4 answers

My hot water heater is leaking.

My hot water heater is leaking a very small amount of water. It looks like it only happens when hot water is used. Who do I call about this and how serious is this? [more inside]
posted by hazyspring on Apr 6, 2009 - 25 answers

Did I break my house?

No power to a specific receptacle in the house. Changing the receptacle doesn't work. Now what? [more inside]
posted by bitteroldman on Feb 21, 2009 - 12 answers

Help me insulate my air conditioner!

lI have a through-the-wal air conditioning unit. How do I stop the cold air outside from coming in through the cracks? [more inside]
posted by kmtiszen on Jan 27, 2009 - 8 answers

What to do about an old doorbell?

What can I do about my doorbell? [more inside]
posted by gleuschk on Oct 11, 2008 - 9 answers

Help my refrigerator remember its purpose in life.

Appliance Repair For Dummies Filter: Is there anything we can do to get our fridge to, y'know, refrigerate things? [more inside]
posted by grapefruitmoon on Sep 1, 2008 - 9 answers

how do we get rid of a lemon of a house?

What can we do to get out from under a lemon of a house? About 10 years ago, we bought a house that was a DIY fixer-upper with some serious issues. 10 years of graduate school poverty coupled with a couple of major illnesses that limited physical activity hindered our ability to make more than just the basic repairs. Now the house is even worse, and a new job has forced us to make an out-of-state move. [more inside]
posted by KirkJobSluder on Aug 25, 2008 - 12 answers

How to green my leadpainted siding?

Green Construction Filter: What's the best way to fix my lead painted siding? [more inside]
posted by gofargogo on Jul 14, 2008 - 9 answers

Can anyone help me find the unfindable phone jack?

The phone jack of myth and legend: I'm looking for "A 4-conductor jack with Type 43A mounting bracket attached." In white, not hideous horrible old school beige. [more inside]
posted by Teira on Jun 30, 2008 - 9 answers

General Window Repair?

Home Repair Filter: Does anyone know of a window repair contractor in Baltimore who'll do spiral sash balance repair? [more inside]
posted by kalessin on May 11, 2008 - 9 answers

But HOW do I do it myself?

What's the best home-repair / fixit manual for someone with little-to-no experience in such matters? Also, web sites and / or blogs in the same vein? [more inside]
posted by dersins on Apr 25, 2008 - 19 answers

need a new chimney?

Looks like leaking around the chimney - roofer says it is the chimney itself, what to do? [more inside]
posted by Salvatorparadise on Mar 6, 2008 - 6 answers

Stuck on you

Best way to remove year old masking tape from plastic and glass? [more inside]
posted by bda1972 on Feb 9, 2008 - 13 answers

What electrical event killed my wife's laptop and printer?

What electrical event killed my wife's laptop and printer? We connected the printer to the laptop and...fireworks! [more inside]
posted by ransom on Jan 24, 2008 - 7 answers

basement cracks

anyone have experience dealing with basement cracks? [more inside]
posted by Salvatorparadise on Jan 18, 2008 - 8 answers

Contractor or Friend, Pick Your Poison

Diplomacy Filter: How can I tell my aquaintence/contractor/fellow club member that he overcharged me for some home repairs. [more inside]
posted by Xurando on Sep 29, 2007 - 16 answers

How Do We Know the Garage Door Isn't Opening?

So our garage door opener was randomly opening and I think I've solved it, but the real question is, how do I test it without leaving ourselves open to the world? [more inside]
posted by advicepig on Sep 5, 2007 - 13 answers

Good roofing company in Seattle?

Please recommend a Seattle roofing company that would do a good job inspecting our residential roof and making minor repairs (cleaning off moss, adding zinc strip, etc).
posted by reeddavid on Aug 30, 2007 - 1 answer

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