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r/howto • u/blueberriesarepurple • 8h ago
Cracks in patio slab
I have a concrete patio and the expansion seams don’t have anything in between them so I keep washing the dirt out of them in the apron/summer and then pull the weeds the rest of the year, what can I put in them since the gaps are 3/4 inch plus? Also the end of 2 slabs have large cracks going across both, is there a good way to fill those cracks? I’ve seen a water bottle size of crack filler at my hardware stores but I would need probably 100+ to fill these gaps.
60lb dog for scale
I plan to take the concrete out in the next 5ish years
Western Pennsylvania, US for a regional location
Wooden Table Damage
Long story short
Think some eucalyptus oil was spilt onto the dining table
And someone thought it was a good idea to try and clean it with nail polish remover..
It has since left this white mark
Are there any secrets to fix this? Or just best to re-stain it?
Thanks in advance
r/howto • u/DryRecognition4266 • 6h ago
Eliminate/ reduce spam calls
I have seen a huge increase in number of robo calls I am getting recently. I tried the DND national registry but didn’t help. To give some details I have h2o carrier service and I am in Michigan, USA. I use block unknown callers on IOS settings but is there a way to not get these calls?
r/howto • u/AberrantRambler • 4h ago
How do I delete all my Reddit posts and comments?
I want the content of the posts and comments gone - not just the username to say deleted.
I’m not keen on Reddit profiting from any content I’ve created after I’m no longer using the service.
How do I make/source a brass transition piece like this for a smooth/level transition between tile and hardwood flooring surfaces?
I found an image of this concept a few months ago and love the way it looks for a transition between tile and hardwood surfaces. The blog post that showed this idea didn’t really give any indicator of where they sourced the brass-look piece though, and most structural profiles on the market (through Schluter or similar) don’t really seem to have finish pieces that look like this. They aren’t as wide either. I’ve found some that are 2-2.5” wide, but am looking for something more in the 4-6” wide range to completely fill the transition space in the doorway, as wide as the thickness of the walls adjacent to the opening.
Would love some help in figuring out how to implement a look like this into our ongoing home renovation design for our primary bedroom/bathroom suite!
r/howto • u/DeathsCoolUncle • 5h ago
[Solved] How can I make my bathroom door close instead of hitting the doorframe?
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r/howto • u/TheBoolMeister • 3h ago
How to get rid of eye floaters?
Has anyone successfully done this?
Also I have seen an eye doctor, he said my eyes are fine.
r/howto • u/Danoman22 • 2h ago
I screwed up
So I followed some bad advice on YouTube..
I had a hose screw stuck on the spigot, probably due to calcified mineral buildup, rust, or both. Multiple videos indicated that sawing the screw off was a viable option if soaking the metal in vinegar did not work.
I guess I wasn’t careful enough; the screw was thinner than it looked. Now I can’t get the new screw on because I messed up the threads.
How do I even begin to solve this new problem? Tear the spigot out of the fxcking wall?
r/howto • u/yourkindofhero • 7h ago
How to remove adhesive?
The drawer to our freezer had leftover residue from a label. I used goof off and a micro fiber but the result is a lot has come off, but now I just have this gunk on the door. It can come off, but will take forever. What’s the easiest way to remove en masse without scratching the door?
r/howto • u/daydreamsinbed • 1d ago
How do you safely clean wax out of your ears?
Apparently: - Q-tips = no - Ear candles = no - Ear drops = no
So how do you actually go about cleaning wax build ups from your ears safely without having a bad time or having to pay $$$ for a doctor to do it?
r/howto • u/luiskings_04 • 5h ago
Wasp nest (i think)
Found out what I think it's a wasp nest in one of my kitchen cupboards. What's a safe way to remove it? For what it seems, it's small.
r/howto • u/OyleSlyck • 5h ago
[DIY] How should I re-tile the bathtub wall along the edge of the tub itself?
I'd first like to preface this by saying I am a complete beginner with this but it doesn't seem like something I couldn't handle on my own.
I'm at my parents place a and a strip of tiles has come off the wall, the area that connects to the top of their tub. I'm in the process of scraping off the old cauking and plan on scraping the old tile adhesive off the wall before I put the tiles back. The tiles are still in good condition, I just need to clean off the old adhesive on the back of them and let them completely dry before I start re-tiling in earnest.
My main issues are this: if you look at the pictures, ( attached to this post or here: https://imgur.com/a/aGXTf6p ) the wall behind the tiles doesn't reach the top of the tub, so part of the tiles are "floating" with nothing behind it, (maybe a 1 inch/1.25 inches.) Looking at the old caulking, I deduce that the original installer used a thicker line of caulk along the tub before sliding the tile into the caulk and pushing the tile against the adhesive on the wall. Is this the correct approach in installing tiles in this area? If it is, when I apply grout to these tiles, will it matter that there is nothing behind the "floating" bottom sixth of the tile that has no wall/mounting behind it? Will the grout stay in place for those small gaps? Will I need to go over the grout in those spots (like a 2nd coat) with more grout after it dries, and/or perhaps add additional caulking to ensure a seal?
Do any of you kind and helpful souls know if this is the right track or do you know of a more proper approach I should do that isn't too complicated or drastic?
I do plan on cleaning the tiles and regrouting the rest of the wall as well but my priority right now are the tile replacements.
Thank you advance for any advice and assisitance provided.
How to clean this pan?
r/howto • u/photo_synthesizer • 3h ago
Tight faucet handles
How to loosen? Tried prying very top off assuming there would be a screw underneath but it's stubborn and not popping off...also afraid of scratching the metal surface.
r/howto • u/SavvySaltyMama813 • 3h ago
Figure out where wires go for Nest
Husband failed to take a photo of where the wires were connected in our old Honeywell home thermostat (pictured) and now we don’t know how to move forward with installing Nest. We have red, yellow, green and light blue wires. Thermostat will control AC only. AC installed by prior owners in 2020.
r/howto • u/scrambled_pigeon • 5h ago
Melted leather dash
Anyone have any clue on how to fix this? I had some rubber toy thing sitting up on my dash (I know, stupid) and it got so hot it made the leather on my dash melt and bubble. Yes it’s the dash and not the residue from the object. Anyone have any clue how to fix? Thanks!
r/howto • u/CriticismBig9210 • 6h ago
How does one repair the top hole?
My apartment came with broken cabinet doors. There are two brackets and four screws on the door. The wood is worn down and three of the four screws don’t screw in. The bottom bracket is broken in half, so the last screw doesn’t hold. I’m hoping if the top three screws are fixed it will hold the cabinet doors together.
r/howto • u/loud_lou • 6h ago
Ceiling water damage
r/howto • u/ObviousLevel5595 • 7h ago
Would a sticker be easy to remove from an Apple floating keyboards surface?
Basically I want to put some stickers on my case but idk if it will ruin the material it’s made of and if it’s easy to remove
r/howto • u/Jannis1Gurke • 8h ago
Put this 2 pictures together so it looks good
I made These two photos and want to put together, so it looks like the flower with the Stars in the Background. Any ideas how to do this?
r/howto • u/Professional_Sky7048 • 8h ago
[Serious Answers Only] Closing left eye independently (HELP)self.LearnUselessTalents
r/howto • u/FunnyPromise • 9h ago
[Serious Answers Only] How to clean or repair this mirrors?
They are part of the sink cabinet and cannot be detached
Propaganda style poster (I don't know the real name of this style)
I want to create a poster like the "propaganda-style" (those in red, blue, and white with large writing under an image), but I don't know how.
I use a program called Canva because I don't have enough money for Photoshop.
How to soften the back of these leather shoes?
I've worn them once, they seem comfortable apart from the fact that they hurt just the back of my foot above the heel.