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Preventing trash bins from falling by dividing drag, side by side

How can you secure trash-bins at the end of a sloped driveway, on a windy day? Is side-by-side placement recommended to stabilize bins or should they remain apart as generally advised by sanitation ...
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How to make a toilet seat hinge more stiff?

The upstairs toilet in our house has a gender-specific problem: the seat won't stay up without being held up. This is because the lid of the cistern sticks out a bit too much, so that the seat's ...
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I changed my thermostat, not my heat does not work… help!

I know I made a mistake, but here's the storey. When I was hooking up the new thermostat I did it with live wires, and I used metal pliers (metal touching metal). The wires may have also touched ...
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removing wet wall sheets from bathroom

I need to remove bath and install walk in shower due to disability. but there is "wetwall" sheets all around the bath. How do I remove them without damaging the wall? The house is made from Swedish ...
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Remodeling… and now I need to make 2x4s into a beam(?)

After working to remove a wall that runs parallel to the ceiling joists, I've run into a little problem. The builder used a 2x6 for a nailer (to attach the ceiling sheetrock) on top of the 2x4 stud ...
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DeWalt circular saw stopped working, probably need to repair motor, can anyone confirm?

Okay, so I got a a circular saw from the family for Christmas for my burgeoning woodworking hobby, and I've been using it a light amount. It went out the other day while cutting some 1x4. I had a ...
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I have a ceiling fan w/light on a single pole switch. I want to replace it with a 3-way switch.

I want to replace a single pole switch that operates my ceiling fan w/light to a 3 way switch. I also want to add a new single pole switch to operate the new porch light next to the 2nd switch for the ...
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open light socket on string lights safe to use?

I have string lights in my room and my sister accidentally broke one of the bulbs. The lights are my main source of light in my room so I was wondering if I just removed the broken bulb it would all ...
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GFCI outlet doesn't work after reconnecting

I reconnected my GFCI outlet but now it doesn't output electricity even though the current coming in tests positive (with a pen like current testing device). I also pressed the reset button, to no ...
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Dimmable LED's dim for a minute then stop dimming

I installed a new light fixture in our bathroom. The new fixture allowed bulbs with more lumens, so I decided to put a dimmer on the light. The bulbs I used are Great Value Dimmable LED bulbs. I ...
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How to wire half-switched outlet with two black and two white

I had done pretty well rewiring a number of normal outlets in my house. However, I managed to mess up the first switched outlet I tried to do. The box had one wire coming in on the left (same side as ...
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Looking for a device that is an AV receiver as well as a DVB-C receiver [on hold]

I'm a bit lost in the whole HDMI and receiver thing. As far as I have understood the whole topic AV receivers are capable of receiving audio from the TV and relaying it to the speakers. Then they are ...
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circuit breaker trips

I have a breaker that keeps tripping even when no load is on it. I have already replaced the breaker with new, replaced a ground fault outlet and a dimmer switch ( all on circuit), and same thing ...
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Water pressure regulator bad?

I checked my water pressure. It was 100! But after I adjusted it to 60 my water pressure immediately dropped to 20 after opening cold or hot faucet! Is my water pressure regulator is going bad?
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How to prevent two doors from opening into each other?

I have pantry cabinet door that abuts the door to a half-bath. They meet at a 90° angle and are hinged at the same side: Right now, I have a hinge pin doorstop on the half bath door. Temporarily I ...
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Flipped Home - Cracks Appearing on Wall Corners - Cause for Concern or Normal?

I purchased and moved into my first home about 3 months ago. It's originally a home built in the 1930's. An investor bought it last year to completely gut and flip the property. A few of the walls ...
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Voltage readings not right

At my moms new house there is complete circuit down and the ground to neutral wire is reading 120 volts could someone please help me with this thanks Larry
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wiring a new pendant light to an existing ceiling box

my new light fixture has three silver wires, one is ribbed and I assume neutral, but the live and ground appear exactly the same. How can i tell the difference and does it matter?
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Wooded furniture stained because of plastic sheet protectors

We covered our new very expensive wooded furniture with plastic sheet covers specially made for furniture. Due to heat exposure or some other reason, when we took the covers off, they were stuck to ...
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Crumbling plaster in 1927 bathroom

We are (attempting) to restore a home built in 1927. Our bathroom walls are crumbling! There is no tile around the tubs and showers. It goes straight from the tub to plaster. When it was installed it ...
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Bathroom AC outlets out

All outlets (non-gfci) in both of my bathrooms (at sink level) are dead. I have cycled all service breakers to no avail. Have had no known recent electrical 'disturbance'
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How to properly bond metal junction box with 6 AWG conductors

What is the appropriate way to bond a metal junction box containing a receptacle wired with 6 AWG wire? It seems that most metal junction boxes have a 10-32 tapped hole to accept a ground screw but ...
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LED Light Glowing

I just replaced a wall lamp with an LED lamp. When the lamp is switched off, the LED has a faint glow. It isn't a phosphorescent glow; it is receiving power. I noticed it at 4:00 AM after it had been ...
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ive lost power on multiple outlets in different rooms. The GFCI outlets are all receiving power and are working. What else could the problem be?

None of the circuit's tripped and the GFCI's are all working when I plug something into them. Could this still be the problem or is it something else?
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divide a square space to 3 rooms [on hold]

not sure if this is the correct place to ask this questions, but I just a acquired a house with no dividers on the second floor. so right now I'm still thinking about on how do I make 3 rooms on that ...
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Should condensate pipes from boilers drain on a gradient?

I have just purchased a new flat, and noticed that the condensate pipe from the condensing boiler drops c. 1.5m down from the wall, and then has a 90 deg bend onto a 2m flat run before draining into a ...
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Kitchenaid Mixer 220v to 120v conversion [on hold]

have a european 220v kitchenaid mixer model 5k5sswh. can I purchase and adater to plug into 120v US? also is it possible to convert the unit by replacing the armature and related housing, and motor ...
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Can I replace an under mount sink with a drop in sink without replacing the countertop?

I have bathroom basins I wish to replace with ones that are above counter will this work for me with the holes that have been made from sunk in basins or are we talking new bench tops?
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Converting dryer to 4 prong

I have been looking online on how to do this, but everything I see talks about an existing white cord for the ground. Here's where I'm at. The wires in front is the new cord, and in the back is how ...
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Allowing basement floor to breathe

I'm working on remodeling a basement and the plan for now is to install a subfloor (XPS rigid insulation and plywood on top of that). For the actual floor, I was thinking of using vinyl planks that ...
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What might cause my dryer to trip the breaker labeled AC?

I've checked all the main components except the motor for continuity and they all check out fine. The AC breaker gets tripped and when flipped back on the dryer works. Dryer breaker has not tripped. ...
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Identify faucet stem

My bathroom sink faucet has seized up and needs replacement. It should be a simple swap of a new cartridge. But I can't figure out the brand! The faucet is likely 20 years old and may be as old as 40 ...
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Why does this switch trip the breaker?

I have been living in my house for 8 years now, and there has always been a mystery switch and outlet (both located on the same wall). My wife has rearranged the room, and now we will need to use the ...
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Add bracing to I-Joist

I am trying to build a non-load bearing wall parallel to the I-joist in my basement. I know that I need to add bracing to span the gap between the wall and the joist, but I am slightly confused as to ...
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Remove spray paint from a canvas painting

I was given a painting that has a light spray of white paint on it. I would love to get it off. Does anyone know how or what to use ? Thank you . Kathy
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Replacing Toilet without Replacing Tile

The previous owners of our house tiled around the toilet, rather than removing the toilet and placing it on top of the new tile. I would like to replace the toilet, but I don't want to have to ...
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Recessed lighting not lighting up

So I bough 6 LED recessed lights from a flea market today. $30 so why not. Each one has the log socket adapter so I tried all six on a socket and only one works. Sooooooooo. With the other five, ...
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Cover all walls of the bathroom with bathroom tiles?

I want to completely cover the bathroom walls with tiles, but a friend of mine told me that it's a bad idea because the walls "can't breath". He said to at least keep a portion of 20-30 centimeters on ...
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mysterious “video game” like sound

Recently, in my apartment, this sound that sounds like a video game, starts and stops at random interval AND from different locations! Is this possibly something that has been installed by someone one ...
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Why does my kerosene furnace stop running?

I am having issues for months now with my kerosene furnace for a mobile home. It is a beckett relay and becket flame box. I have changed electrodes, I changed eye for flame sensor, the nozzle is not ...
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Old wall - need help

I have this old wall - over 200 years old. I began to remove old paint. There were about 4 to 5 layers of paint there. The problem is, I can't get the last layer of. It seems to be oil based and the ...
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What if the furnace doesn't have a C wire connection

I have a 25+ year old York Forced Air electric furnace, want to hook up the new Honeywell WIFI stat, there is no C wire connection in the Furnace itself, and some instructions have indicated using the ...
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Best approach for squeaky subfloor fix, with some water stains

We are replacing the carpet in our kids room and want to tackle the subfloor as it squeaks. There are two questions I have: 1 We plan on screwing down the existing subfloor, do I need to remove any ...
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Black and Decker 18V Battery

I put my 18V Black and Decker Battery on the charger yesterday and the red light is still blinking. Is this normal?
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Drywall,taping attic ceiling

I'm remodeling my attic in my bungalow, the way I want to do it is to leave the rafters exposed so I get a rustic loft look. What I done first was put wood strips up between the rafters then installed ...
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Eubanks 9 SEER air conditioning max circuit breaker size

Can a 50 amp breaker be used with a Eubanks 9 SEER air conditioning unit. We cannot read the plaque information. I bought the property and that is what is currently installed. It's an older unit ...
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Can a ceiling fan's speed be controlled with a light dimmer switch

I purchased a ceiling fan a while back which is one of those fancy ones that is operated with a remote control. However, for some reason, the remote broke, and the fan is stuck on maximum speed, I can ...
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Loose thread in standing lamp between base and rod

My wife just bought a lamp at Target, the kind you have to self assemble the rod from 4 hollow pipes and a base, where the electrical wire is already threaded through all of them. Each of the 4 ...
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How do I wire a new range to old wiring?

I am replacing an in-wall oven with a oven/stove. The wiring in the wall is a 2 wire #6, and a ground wire. One of the wires has red arrows on it, the other solid black. (obviously 220V) and I traced ...
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close an old hood vent

We are in the process is renovating our kitchen. One of the things we are doing is installing a more modern range hood instead of the older under cabinet hood. The new hood requires us to create a new ...

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