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    Wall & Thermostat Repair

    Welcome. There should be sufficient conductors, which would allow you to pull it further away from the surface, and reasonably affect the simple drywall repair. Short of that, is two sided adhesive tape.
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    Concrete floor repair for small washroom

    Use whatever you are using as patching material, because the small spaces are not critical too the integrity of the floor or the support of the WC. The elongated holes in the closet flange are where the bolts that hold the WC in place are placed. The wax ring will squash out around them...
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    Concrete floor repair for small washroom

    1. What appears in photo #1 is some sort of filler or leveling compound. This, if stable, can be left with no need to add too, or amend, just surfaced over with the new product, however, if unstable should be removed.Use a vinyl amended thinnest to patch irregularities. 3. Drywall is...
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    Kitchen drain sink question

    Actually you may only need an 1 1/2 in. Dia. Plastic Tailpiece Washer, which fits into the top of the tailpiece, and from there use slip-join, easier too install. Like these, you only need a single; 1-1/2-Inch I.D. Plastic Drain Tailpiece Washer - Pack of 5 - Walmart.com
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    Correct way (per code) to add additional items to an outlet that is on it's own circuit?

    Thanks. 1st, it's against code to mix lights and receptacles, it's also impractical to believe that anyone would see the advantage of being placed in the dark, because of a tripped breaker, caused by an overloaded recep. 2nd, in laymen terms, romex is supposed to be secured within 9" of the box...
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    Correct way (per code) to add additional items to an outlet that is on it's own circuit?

    Thanks. Were the walls opened and the boxes replaced/changed/exchanged, when the rewiring was accomplished?
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    Correct way (per code) to add additional items to an outlet that is on it's own circuit?

    The short answer is, NO, what you propose is incorrect. Given the age of the dwelling, are the two existing kitchen outlets presently protected by either a GFCI/AFCI breaker or by GFCI receptacles?
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    Is this a good price?

    It means, obtain multiple quotes for the exact same project from multiple contractors, so you have, in your hand, multiple quotes to compare. Then post those quotes, along with your question.
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    Is this a good price?

    TEXAS!
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    Is this a good price?

    Ask after you have 3 or more bids for the same exact project.
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    Best approach for resurfacing flat roof?

    Torch down will work, however, what is the R-value of the existing insulation, and are you intending to upgrade it?
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    Best approach for resurfacing flat roof?

    Which ever method you select, absolutely cut the siding.
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    Leaking Chimney

    My apologizes. I must of been over impressed with myself, and just blew it, so here goes; Sikaflex 10.1 oz. Mortar Fix Sealant-7116090 - The Home Depot https://www.homedepot.com/p/Rapid-Set-55-lb-Mortar-Mix-04010055/202188453?MERCH=REC-_-pipinstock-_-100318510-_-202188453-_-N
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    Leaking Chimney

    Thanks. Interesting, because they removed the original cricket and raglet, and the flashing looks intact. The masonry at the crown is probably where the leak is. These are the products I would use, and you could probably just use the caulk, and work it
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    Leaking Chimney

    Pretty much, except where the brick is spalled off, you should use some mortar mixed with a vinyl add-mix, not water. Take some photos of the flashing, also.
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