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How to buy the right AC for an existing wall mount sleeve?

I have a non-working GE wall mounted AC. I am looking to remove the chasis and purchase an AC that will fit this sleeve. I looked up the GE AC model to see if there were similar models I can buy to ...
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GE Profile Refrigerator creating Ice and Water slowly

I have a GE Profile TPX24PRBP Side by Side refrigerator. Recently the ice maker stopped making ice. I noticed the ice-maker itself was not cycling and it was making a 1-sec whirring noise (like a gear ...
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How to seal a leak in a plastic tubing connection?

I am trying to repair a leak in the plastic tubing pictured. This tubing is connected to an air conditioner's condensate pump (water runs through it whenever the pump turns on). The leak is ...
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Bathroom over sink lighting bar

I have a newer stainless three bulb light bar over my sink, and one of the lights single glass shades keeps loosening up and wants to fall off,only the bulb keeps it from doing so. The retaining ring ...
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high water pressure in bathtub but not from the shower head!

why do I have high water pressure in the bathtub but not from the shower head? already changed plumbing and changed the shower head
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electric, breaker, to light switch, to garbage desposel stopped working

I have a short run from breaker to a basement light switch to garbage disposal. last month the garbage disposal stopped working, I replaced it and then it stopped again after about 5 times. I took ...
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what type of sheet metal screws are harder than stainless steel?

I am trying to repair my dishwasher that has a stainless interior. I need to use stainless sheet metal screws so they wont corrode. I've got holes drilled and the screws go into the thin stainless ...
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Which trade(s) should I hire for structural repairs?

I need some structural repairs done to the floor joists of my house. Which trade should I contact for quotes? I was initially thinking about getting a structural engineer involved directly since I ...
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How should this light fixture be connected?

Replacing kitchen light, house wiring to box: 2 white twisted together (neutral), 1 red (hot when switch is on), no ground. Fixture: 1 D shaped ridged wire, 1 smooth (round) wire, 1 ground wire. My ...
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Repair cracked plastic

I recently purchased a lawnmower that is in need of a new hood. The replacement cost for the hood is $400 so I am looking at a way to repair the old. As you can see its severely cracked. I am more ...
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My AC unit won't blow cold

So, I was changing a light switch and flipping circuit breakers to find the correct one. I accidentally flipped my AC circuit breaker off and then back on. After this I noticed the AC wasn't blowing ...
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Cleaning/scrubbing asbestos from the air and heating ducts?

Im concerned that there may be airborne asbestos fibers. We just discovered that there is an asbestos flue pipe that was compromised in the attic when the previous owner of the house converted to ...
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How do I properly support the header when expanding a door opening?

I'm opening up a closet in our 1958 home. I believe (I plan to get confirmation from a licensed contractor or engineer) that this is not a load bearing wall considering that the opening runs parallel ...
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Where's a Good Place to Learn to Sweat Solder Copper Piping and Joints? [on hold]

As a still relatively new (1 year and counting) homeowner, I've tried to pick up a number of basic home improvement skills in the last year to assist with repairs around the house. I know enough now ...
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Should drip pan be replaced with install of new furnace?

We just purchased our first home; part of the agreement of purchase was that the previous owners had to install a new furnace which was done by a professional installer from a reputable company in the ...
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Metal to wall adhesive

I need to glue a metal corner bead to a plaster corner. Normally, I would nail the bead but it's masonry so nails won't go in. Should I use Liquid Nails or more like something like contact cement?
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Does siphoning through a garden hose to a basement make sense?

I'd like to drain some rainwater sitting on an in-ground pool cover. I siphoned the first few inches quite easily with one end at the street level—which, luckily, is a little lower than both the front-...
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Where can I find small threaded globe covering bulb in Kirchler bath fixture? [on hold]

This is a picture of the item I am searching for.
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Soft rubber paver for kid play area [on hold]

We were looking for rubber pavers or tiles like the playground at the park. However, when we took home some samples of Bella Rocca 18 in. x 18 in. Terra Cotta Paver, they felt very "hard" when put on ...
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running a non-potable exterior water line

I need to run a water line for gardening to a roof deck from the ground level (up 2 floors). I have a courtyard tap, and a brick wall I can run something along the outside of. My thought was to use a ...
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Heat large pool with electric via solar panels?

Where might I go for help with this? Should I try to price it out myself or find a contractor? What type of contractor should I look for? My community of 60 families owns a pool. It is about 30' x ...
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Concrete drain across drive

I have laid a 4 meter wide drive with 803 ( basically stone to dust) and need to make a concrete open channel drain across the drive to control runoff. There will be occasional 10 ton lorry movement ...
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Help with c wire on American standard air handler

there is no"C" indicated. Model TWE040E13FB I have taken pictures of the connections and looked at the wiring diagram however I cannot figure out which wire is any help would be appreciated thank you
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What is the proper way to solder two different gauge stranded wires?

How does one properly solder a 10 AWG copper stranded wire with an 18 AWG copper stranded wire. There are plenty of tutorials on how to solder same gauge wire, but what is the recommended way to ...
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Can I use construction adhesive alone to attach pressure-treated wall plate to concrete floor?

Replacing walls in basement due to flooding. Contractor installed sump and drain pipe around the inside of the cinder block wall. I want to put in new wall, concerned that TapCon or other hammer/gun ...
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Gas stove radiates heat even when off

My relative rents an apartment with an old gas stove. Even when off, it radiates heat and is being told that the heat is caused by the pilot light. This is making it difficult to cool the apartment ...
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Type AC cable — why is it still made/used?

Old-style armored cable (Type AC) is still made and widely distributed. Why is this, given that type MC cable is more versatile (more conductor configurations, more Code-permitted applications) than ...
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Close gap between bathtub border and wall

In my bathroom, I have a bathtub with a showerhead. The bathtub is diagonal, one side is a semihigh wall, behind is the toilet. The other side is attached to a wall. Problem now is that there is a gap ...
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Attach XPS to back of stud framing?

In the basement that I'm finishing I have an irregular, rough stone foundation wall, pretty dry. I'll use 1" XPS foam insulation, then drywall. Can I build the framing on the floor, attach the XPS to ...
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Opened washing machine door when it said it had finished and water came flooding out

The washing cycle had finished and I couldn't open the door but when I finally did all of the water came flooding out. Have I broken the washing machine? And how come it said it had finished but was ...
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Attic flue vent pipe…asbestos? If so, what should I do?

Can someone help me identify whether this kind of pipe contains asbestos? I know that testing is the sure way to tell. However, maybe it's possible to rule it out from a picture...I'm not sure what ...
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What exactly do the range of numbers (1 to 7) mean on the temperature knob/dial on a basic window air conditioning unit?

I just purchased a new, very nice and basic (5,000BTU) in-window air conditioner and it does the job for my basic needs. But I have a question I probably have had for years but never had a proper ...
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Mold, Lead, Asbestos Testing Kits - recommended or seek a professional?

Professional testing of Mold or Lead or Asbestos can range from $300 - $1000 for each type. I just found some home testing kits that require you to take and submit samples. Are these a good cost ...
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Finding the other end of an ethernet cable that's punched into a 66 Block

I have a Cat 5 ethernet cable that runs from a stereo cabinet to an equipment closet. A couple dozen other identical cables run from other parts of the house to the same hole in my drywall in this ...
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Power Miter Saw, Hand Miter Saw, or Jig Saw?

Looking to build a utility/storage shelf in the unfinished area of my basement. Considered dropping the $170 to get the metal unit from Home Depot (in the U.S.), but thought that now that we have a ...
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Brand new 3-way lamps not working correctly

Ok so I'm at my wits end on this...I've bought two different 3-way lamps this week. Both are not cycling correctly through the three brightness settings. The first lamp was 'Better Homes' brand from ...
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CFL bulbs using more watts then rated

When I run my CFL bulbs off the generator they use reduced watts. But when I switch them over to my dc-ac solar converter they use many times the watts they're suppose to according to my inline watt ...
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Hot water not circulating

had to replace a copper line and turned off main water to house, opened all drains so plumber could replace pipe, but when main turned back on there's no hot water and pressure is weak. Cleaned out ...
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The walls in our living room transitions into the ceiling with a curved surface…what is this called?

Our living room has walls that transitions into the ceiling with a curved surface...the radius of the curve is a few inches I think. What is this kind of construction called?
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fixing a rug that was made crooked

we bought an area rug and it is crooked, it won't lay down straight, we tried to soak it and hang it with weights but that didn't workk, is there anything that can be done to help correct the problem?
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Need help wiring new dimmer

I'm trying to wire a new Legrand Adorne Softap dimmer without any luck. It's replacing a Legrand Adorne paddle dimmer which uses the HOT and 1-POLE connections on the back of the dimmer. The new ...
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How to waterproof inside cedar shed?

I want to build this shed like the picture below (I got from someone else) using my leftover cedar fence pickets: However I don't know if it will leak water from the side. There isn't much ...
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ledger board installation… with brick and a ledge at the top…?

so i am trying to start my deck installation but i ran into a problem ive never had before.. so figured i would ask you guys.... first my basement has a solid brick layer that extends the wall an ...
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Installation of pendant lite

In our new home the ceiling is wired for a pendant light, but the electrician did not install the light. Having some experience from helping my late electrician father, I have installed several wall ...
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Re: 240V electric furnance - what is Dual Supply Circuit Vs. Single Supply

I am having a Intertherm 012H 240v electric furnace installed. The installer asked me which wiring system would i prefer. The manual offers a choice: A.) Single @ 51.2 total amperes with a max over-...
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Can I jump the “Cool” and “Hi-Heat” terminals to run at the same fan speed?

My Goodman blower came from the factory with the black wire for Hi fan speed and the blue wire for the next lower or Med. Hi fan speed for the Hi-Heat (2 stage). I have found that I like the A/C ...
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2 sets of 3 wire cable wiring problem [on hold]

I just removed a ballast fixture to install a regular light fixture I noticed 2 sets of 3 wire cable coming out of the ceiling whe all I have with the new light fixture is a white and black cable do I ...
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What is the blower HP needed for a 12ft column of water?

In lieu of buying an actual air pump to use just once a year to close a swimming pool before freezing, I'd like to use the blower feature of a wet/dry vac. I'm trying to choose between a 5HP and a ...
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My OLD bathtub is clogged

I need some help. I have a really old tub, maybe late 1920s tub, It doesn't have a overflow trap/drain and it is clogged. Ive tried a plunger, used a snake (about 25feet of it) and finally used Drano. ...

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