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Guide To Using A Christchurch Handyman

Christchurch handymen are continually hot in demand because of the large range of skills and experience they offer their clients.  Able to do multiple jobs from a wide variety of trades, handymen have a great reputation as being willing to put their hand to work doing all the small jobs which larger trade companies don’t want to do. This makes them incredibly popular with homeowners and landlords throughout Canterbury.

Why Hire A Handyman?

DIY; us Kiwis are famous for it, with some saying it’s even in our blood. Yet as homeowners and landlords we realise that time is a precious and something many of us don’t have a lot of in our busy lives. While it is satisfying to tell our mates we tackled certain jobs during the weekend over coffee at work on Monday, in reality we also want to spend our leisure time doing the things we want to do, such as playing sport, shopping or even going to the beach.

Hiring a handyman to finish a list of small jobs you want done is a smart decision. Not only will it give you your free time back, but they will do the work faster and more professionally that you could.

Services Provided By Christchurch Handymen

With the large number of handymen available within our region, the range of skills they offer is enormous. As they are Jack-of-all-trades, you are sure to find a handyman who has the skills needed to complete your to do list.

  • Chimney removal
  • Earthquake repairs
  • Fence building
  • Landscaping and gardening
  • Fixing leaky taps and toilets
  • Cleaning gutters
  • Water blasting
  • Painting

Odd jobs, small jobs, regular property maintenance and those requiring multiple tradies can be done cost effectively by one home handyman. No more having to chase up quotes and arrange for someone to be home on different days and at different times. Your handyman will instead be able to do everything for you, making life much simpler!

Making A To Do List For Your Home

Everyone has got something around their property that needs doing such as mowing the lawns, wallpapering the spare room, painting the kitchen or weeding the garden. One of the best things you can do to keep on track of what property maintenance needs doing is to write a ‘To do list.’

Take a walk around your home and note down everything that needs fixing, cleaning or replacing. Start one room at a time, looking everywhere from the ceiling down. Check doors and windows, cupboards and even floor boards. Look for missing nails, screws and latches which need replacing, light bulbs and fittings which need cleaning or fixing and if the curtain rails are wobbly.

Once you have made your list, it’s time to find a local Christchurch handyman who will take your list and return your free time! Start now by posting your job and let them chase you, rather than you chase them for work!

Latest handymen articles

Our blog is full with helpful news and knowledge covering handymen related repairs and renovations around your home. Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

Your Handy Fencing Guide For Common Issues & Repairs

Posted 01/10/21

If you want to repair your fence, or replace your fence all together, use this handy fencing guide to answer some of your biggest fencing questions.

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Stage 5 Life Stages Home Ownership - Getting Your Home Ready for Retirement

Posted 30/11/17

Thinking about whether the house you're currently living in is suitable for retirement is an important to consider. Many downsize, but should you?... While your house remains your castle, there comes the time we need to adapt it. Getting your home ready for retirement is all about thinking

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Tips on Repairing Your Home After an Earthquake

Posted 27/04/17

In the days and weeks after an earthquake, priorities turn towards repairing the damage to your home. We've put together this handy guide to give you some tips on repairing your home after an earthquake... Your first step should be to contact the Earthquake Commission and your insurance c

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Ultimate Winter Ready Checklist

Posted 30/04/18

Autumn is a great time to get stuck in with preparations to get your home in the best shape and be a healthy place to be during the challenging winter months. Mould & mildew control Prevention is easier than treatment. Check around your house for spots that are prone to leaks, condensation

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Earthquake Preparedness - Is Your Home Secure?

Posted 30/03/17

Earthquakes are unpredictable and the best form of defence is to be prepared. Keeping a well-stocked survival kit with food, water and other essential supplies is one way we can care for our family after a shake. We can also prepare our homes too, we take a look at ways you and your family can g

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This is How your Gutters and Spouting Could be Damaging your Home (and what to do about it)

Posted 28/06/19

Guttering and spouting do more than take rainwater away, they are essential for a healthy, happy home. Read on to learn signs that indicate issues, and tips for resolving damage... What damage could my guttering be causing? Externally: A sagging gutter will damage your home’s fascia. P

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What Should You Do After a Damaging House Fire?

Posted 11/05/17

A house fire is a devastating experience, regardless of the amount of damage. Your first instinct may be to begin the clean-up and repair work, but there are several key things to work through first... Five things to do after a house fire There are five important tasks for you to do, if yo

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5 Steps to Transform Your Landscaping Dreams into a Backyard Reality

Posted 25/02/20

We’ve mapped out five actionable steps to transform your landscaping dreams to life and add value to your property.

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Stage 6 Life Stages of Home Ownership - Caring For Your Home During Your 80s

Posted 07/12/17

Owning a home at any age is a commitment, but when you're caring for your home during your elderly years there are more things to consider... In our final article of our Home Ownership Article Series, we discuss the types of decisions you'll need to make and how to get the best value for

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Decking - Choosing the Right Material for Your Home

Posted 28/09/17

Timber is the most obvious choice for building a deck but we there are two more popular options that are worth some consideration. We take a look... Types of Decking Materials There are three main types of materials used when building a deck: timber, concrete and composite timber. Timber

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Latest handymen case studies

Discover in-depth, ways which our homeowners have used Builderscrack to shape their house into the home of their dreams.

Garden Revamp: How Chris and Rochelle Transformed This Small Space

Read about a couple’s landscaping project where they work with an experienced tradie to give their small space a garden revamp.

Bench Seating Took This Small Dining Room From Awkward To Cosy

Got an awkward space that can't be solved with furniture? Enter: bench seating. Find out design tips and hindsight from these NZ homeowners.

Living the Dream: Geoff Converted This '86 School Bus Into a Home-on-Wheels

While waiting for the tours to resume from border closures, Geoff prepares for a trip of a lifetime aboard his home-on-wheels.

Homes On Show - Save My Bathroom

Read about how a tradie helped a homeowner with her bathroom renovation, turning an outdated relic into modern, clean and functional.

Why This Fence Gave One Christchurch Homeowner Peace of Mind

A homeowner shares how a fencing solution enhanced their safety and allowed peace of mind whenever they’re in the backyard.

Recent jobs posted

Check out how homeowners like you are using Handymen on Builderscrack to build, repair and improve their homes right now.

Remove 6 sq metres or so of vinyl floor boards.

Posted 1 week ago

We are getting a new kitchen and need some vinyl strip wood like tiles removed. They are stuck down pretty hard… ! We would like this done asap …

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Handyman

Posted 2 weeks ago

need some hand in some areas in the house

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Hanging TVs and Whiteboards

Posted 1 week ago

We urgently (this weekend) require the services of a handyman to hang 5 TVs (mostly 55" ones) and 5 whiteboards (1500 x 1200) on walls. Please reply only if you're available to do the job THIS weekend. It would helpful if you could also please give a quote to help in speeding up the selection decision.

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WITHDRAWN

Posted 1 week ago

WITHDRAWN. LABOUR ALREADY SOURCED.

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Tv

Posted 5 days ago

Put tv onto wall with bracket

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Glueing down stovetop edge

Posted 2 weeks ago

The metal rim around the stovetop is poking out. I want it to be flat

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Roller blind install

Posted 6 days ago

I have a roller blind that needs cutting down & installing

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Handy man

Posted 2 weeks ago

General handyman work gardening etc

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Alter lounge suite height

Posted 1 week ago

Hello there I am looking for someone to help me reduce the height of my new lounge suite. I love it but it is just sitting too high and is uncomfortable. Thought maybe by cutting down the height of the legs it is on? 2 seater and a 3 seater so 8 legs plus a support leg in the middle of the 3 seater. Thanks

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Removal of old storage heater

Posted 2 weeks ago

we have an old storage heater, still in working order that we want removed and disposed of please.

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Hills Washing Line Assembly

Posted 6 days ago

I purchased a Hills Washing line and tried to assemble it myself but it is just too hard. See pictures attached. I made a mistake assembling it, which I don’t actually think affects the functionality but that’s where I gave up. I’m looking for someone to assemble it for me and put it up. Please note, I’m wanting to attached to the side of my garage which is a brick wall. Not a wooden fence. So someone who knows what they’re doing (drilling through bricks) and has the right equipment is neces...

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Soffit repairs

Posted 2 days ago

We have 2 broken soffits that need repairing. 2 story house. We have a very large ladder long enough to reach the soffits Please let me know cost and when you would be available to do the repair Most days after 1pm suit best

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Window work

Posted 1 week ago

quote to put fixed pane window into a house brick wall. 1970's house with timber single glazed windows . East facing wall (lounge) with no light so would like a window put in.

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Handyman Builder Small Jobs

Posted 6 days ago

Few holes in lath and plaster walls which need patched up with Gib (old light fittings etc. removed during reno). I already have some Gib on hand for this. Also a bit of help getting my previously flooded laundry room sorted out wouldn’t go astray (e.g. possibly replace some wall linings, fix new skirting, bit of floor prep). This is really bitsy stuff so would probably suit a reliable casual handyman builder on an hourly rate. I work for a commercial constructor and can supply all materials...

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Window Safety Stays

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, I am looking for someone to put safety stays on some windows in my house. The windows are single glazed aluminium windows. 3xBedroom Windows 2xLounge Windows 1 x Kitchen/Dining Windows Bonus points if you can help fix my back door that doesn't lock from the inside. Thanks

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Timber benchtop finishing

Posted 1 week ago

Hi, I recently had an ash wood timber benchtop installed by a friend. I then finished it with Danish oil, this wasn't a strong enough finish so I sanded it back and finished it with a wax. This also has marked. I now want to seal it with polyurethane. I think it needs sanding and polyurethane put on it. I can't take another session of sanding so looking for someone who knows wood that would be able to finish this job off.

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Roof maintenance.etc

Posted 2 weeks ago

I would like an inspection done on the roof it has tin tiles and have been leaking I will be in Christchurch on Friday, 14 January I would like to meet with somebody so an inspection could be made and other jobs can be looked at.

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Bolting in gunsafes

Posted 15 hours ago

I have two firearms safes that need to be bolted into the concrete floor and wall.

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Attach hook to ceiling and small floating shelf

Posted 1 week ago

Attach hook to ceiling for hanging pot plant Attach 2 small floating shelves in bathroom.

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Wooden Step repair /reinforce

Posted 1 week ago

Repairing exterior wooden steps that lead to a conservatory as they are soft/bouncy maybe rotten underneath steps ?

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Recent handymen reviews

With over 214,000 reviews in total, and an average rating of 9/10, you can be confident that your job will be handled with the utmost care.

Drier hanger

Work carried out by the owner/operator

20th December 2021

Workmanship
 5
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 5
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 5
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 5

Security Stays for windows

Work carried out by the owner/operator

4th January 2022

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small carpentry jobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

10th December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

2 Oddjobs: Pulling back carpet to show floorboards, & installing camera on metal

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25th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 4
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Various Requirements please

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18th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Handyman needed

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Repair hill hoist clothesline

Work carried out by the owner/operator

29th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Stain deck

Work carried out by the owner/operator

28th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

To cut down metal table legs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

21st December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Weed-eater grass trimming on hillside

Work carried out by the owner/operator

18th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

General odd jobs

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2nd January 2022

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Install a clothes dryer on the wall and vent externally

Work carried out by the owner/operator

14th December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Re-attach 2 door knobs

Work carried out by the owner/operator

16th December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Floating shelves and picture hanging

Work carried out by the owner/operator

26th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Replace porch covering

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12th December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Small job for Monday afternoon

Work carried out by the owner/operator

1st December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 4

Ceiling rose instalation, fix man hole surround

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th November 2021

Workmanship
 4
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Door Hinges

Work carried out by the owner/operator

25th November 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Erect Clothes line needing both posts cemented into ground

Work carried out by the owner/operator

8th January 2022

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Dismantle and dispose of pergola

Work carried out by the owner/operator

15th December 2021

Workmanship
 5
Cost
 5
Schedule
 5
Communication
 5

Find Handymen in Christchurch

Our trusted tradies will respond to your job, often within a few minutes. You decide who you want to communicate with. You’re in control the whole way.

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Jamie Crockett

Joined September 2020

Hi, I have be in the building trade for the last 24 years, 19 of them years was in England and the rest here in Christchurch. I am just starting contacting so thought I would give this a go as well, I specialise in renovations and maintenance.

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Greenmount Consultants ltd

Joined May 2016

Experienced Landscape Gardener for all your garden needs. Regular lawn mowing, tree pruning, hedge trimming, retaining walls, section clearing, rubbish removal.

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Ross Coutts Holdings

Joined March 2018

Hi I have been in business in Christchurch for 32 years in the building /tiling industry I am a qualified carpenter and specialise in bathroom renovations.All small to medium repair work welcome, I take pride in what I do and work to a high standard, I can work to any budget to deliver what my customers require.

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Make It Lush Property Maintenance

Joined December 2014

I am a qualified carpenter with over 15 years experience in the trades. I have completed many different projects in all aspects of kiwi carpentry. Starting out on my own as a all round handyman/ maintenance contractor. Will look at any type of residential or commercial maintenance needs. From regular yard, mowing, garden upkeeping to building decks, fences, bathroom & kitchen renovations. Co...

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PS Civil Limited

Joined October 2021

Professional with over 15 years experience and a can-do attitude, I'm an operator in Civil works with a background in Landscaping and Conservation. I am a specialist in reclaiming overgrown vegetation and steep terrain maintenance. I uphold personal satisfaction and dignity in completing every job, big or small, to the highest standard and satisfaction.

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Clear Construct

Joined June 2017

Clear Construct are experts in Joinery, building, and glazing, Skylights, uPVC and aluminum windows, and doors, repairing things made from wood. These could be wooden structures, furniture, shelves, rafters, cabinets, drywall, sliding, dressers, door frames, beds, stairways, building frameworks, toughened glass, frameless shower, pool fences, balustrades, splashbacks and the list goes on. Do yo...

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Robertson Built

Joined March 2018

We are a small company looking to make a big impact in our region. We are committed to providing a great service at a the best possible price. We are Registered Master Builders, Licensed Building Practitioners & a member of Site Safe New Zealand. Contact us today for more information, we are always looking for our next challenge.

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Wilson Built Homes LTD

Joined February 2018

Hey there. We have many years of experience through the residential and commercial sectors in Canterbury now. We specialise in new builds, reno's, fences, decks, concrete works, general handyman work and so much more. We work and operate WBH operates with a lot of passion to ensure the clients dreams, ideas and needs are met. We handle every piece of material personally ensuring quality and ef...

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Bloke and a Hammer

Joined December 2021

I do property maintenance from your Fence, door, or even organising a renovation . I can also do small work even like cleaning your gutter. So, if you have any property that needs maintenance or renovate give me a call.

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The Black Fence Company

Joined December 2019

the Black Fence company provides building and maintenance services. Including; fences, gates, decks, pergola's and much more. I provide great communication and attention to detail. I also provide other home improvement tasks and maintenance.

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A White Creative Construction

Joined February 2017

Hi There. I'm a builder with background in boat building and high end architectural work, but lots of diverse experience in many areas. I pride myself on attention to detail, great finishing and thinking outside the square.

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Tekden

Joined June 2021

Hi, I have been in the construction industry for 22 years. I have constructed anything from train bridges to pergolas. I pride myself on providing competitive quotes and completing jobs on time and within budget.

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SP Build Solutions

Joined April 2019

SP Build Solutions Ltd is more than just your standard building company. With the directors/staff covering numerous trades it means we can streamline your project in house. Only needing to sub contract the specialist trades ( eg: plumbing, electrical, ect). This helping keep all projects on time and more importantly on budget. LICENCED BUILDING PRACTITIONER

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Mattis Gether

Joined June 2021

Hi, I j started my own business last year as a Handyman after more than 10 years in the commercial building industry. While I specialise in timber project I also do outdoor projects and maintenance. Reliable and flexible, I will accommodate to get your job sorted in time and on budget!

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Just Call Graham

Joined February 2020

Local tradesman based in Kaiapoi. No job too small. I specialise in recycling materials (particularly timber for fencing). This saves you money and the environment. I can plaster, paint and tile- this also keeps the cost down for you. I have been working the painting and decorating business for about ten years so there's not much I don't know about plastering and painting, interior and exteri...

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Andys Interior Plastering

Joined January 2010

Hi, We've been plastering new houses and tidying up old ones for the last 20 years. We've been in Christchurch for the last 20 years and have worked on jobs around the city as well as in regional parts of Canterbury.We also do handyman work around your house and light building work. We are very professional and work hard to meet deadlines for project completion. We pride ourselves on providing com...

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Canterbury Property Maintenance Ltd

Joined July 2016

All your property maintenance tasks covered by one company, we handle it all. Fully insured, free no obligation quotes. Our company offers a wide range of services including complete lawn & garden care, landscaping, window & gutter cleaning, weed & pest spraying, section clearing, painting, fences, and much more.

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Vacation plus limited

Joined March 2021

Hi . I’m Certificate carpenter, I have been building new houses around 2 years. Insulation wall and ceiling. Gib fixing with bracing plan Build Frame. Concrete blocks kids play house, tiny house, carport , garden shed. outdoor furniture

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Rhino property maintenance Ltd

Joined August 2021

Property maintenance Garden maintenance FYI plumbing and electrical Rubbish removed Assist with Healthy Homes work Property inspections and reports Post tenant cleaning and repairs Pruning, spraying, mowing, landscaping. Insurance work

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Canterbury Roof Restoration Ltd

Joined January 2020

HI i've been working in the roofing/painting industry for over 15 years. Covering all aspects of roofing and exterior painting. Professional and Hardworking. We cover the following ..... Roof Restoration Professional Roof Coatings Decramastic. Iron. Concrete Waterblasting/Softwashes House Washing Moss/Lichen Treatments All Roof Repairs Emergency Leaks Repairs Insurance and EQC Gu...

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