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Bathroom reno gone wrong

I bought a mostly livable fixer upper. The previous attempt to renovate the bathroom themselves and really made some mistakes I don’t know how to fix. They replaced the vanity (already damaged cosmetically) and tiled one wall. There is dried grout everywhere. On the wall, the molding, the vanity (which is grouted in) on the...

Bathroom vent out the side of the house?

So I’m planning out a bathroom remodel and part of that is replacing the vent fan because currently mine is just venting into my attic (no bueno). I know normally bathrooms are vented out through the roof but my bathroom is on an exterior wall so I was wondering if I could just vent it out the side of the house. I’m going to...

My house was previously owned by an electrician, but you wouldn't have guessed it based in the wiring.

Was replacing a vanity fixture as part of a light bathroom refresh, and discovered that there was no junction box behind the old fixture, just a hole in the wall the wires ran through. This is hardly the worst I’ve found (I still need to address the kitchen light that is just a lamp cord through a hole in the ceiling back to a...

What is the best way to fix cracks before repainting (lemmy.world)

I am renovating my son’s bedroom and trying to make the walls as nice as is reasonable before repainting. There are a few cracks like this in the paint. It looks like on top of the drywall there is paint, wallpaper, and then a few more layers of paint. The cracks could be at the seams of the drywall from expansion and...

Sewer smell in bathroom only when temperature outside below freezing

I’ve been noticing an occasional sewer smell in my bathroom, and finally realized it’s only present when it’s below freezing outside. As soon as the weather warms up, the smell goes away. For reference, my house was built in '55 and the toilet is plumbed into the original steel sewer line. There are no leaks (everything...

Is replacing a tub/shower combo DIY'able

Homeowner with a decent amount of handiness but wondering if I’m going to bite off more than I can chew. Is it worth it to try and remove the old shower tub combo and replace it with a new one pretty much by myself? I realize this is a bit of a loaded question and can’t really be answered without knowing my skills but if...

Does anyone have experience with these triple filter reverse osmosis units? (lemmy.world)

It’s leaking right where the arrow is pointing. It only leaks when it’s refilling the tank after each use. The two outside carbon filters were new in March but the middle (reverse osmosis) filter is probably a year or more older. I’m hoping it just needs a new RO filter and that it’s only leaking because it’s clogged....

Backyard structure fix up (lemmy.world)

I have a small barn like structure on the back of my property that I have started fixing up. Previous owners have done stuff to it as well and I came across this part in the loft. As can be seen in the pictures this light shining through into the inside from the soffit/facia, if that’s what it would be in this scenario....

Polymeric sand in cold weather! Creative solutions to helping it cure? (lemmy.world)

I am about finished with an 8 ft x 13 ft patio, and the plan is to bond the pavers with polymeric sand. It’s just starting to get down to freezing temps overnight, and I’m willing to take some chances with some creative solutions to cure the sand before it gets even cooler....

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