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How will concrete fill in?

So I am pouring some footings for a deck I am building and my current plan is to dig a hole that is 18" wide and 18" deep. I'm then going to suspend a sonotube about 6 inches above the bottom (using ...
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Newly framed bathroom wall not square, how bad will the tile look?

I'm in the middle of a new bathroom install and have hit a bit of a snag with a bathroom wall being out of square. This bathroom was just framed from scratch, and as you can see from the attached ...
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About AMPs and its importance [on hold]

If I have to choose between a machine A and B operating at 13amp and 18amp respectively, which one would you advice me to pick and why?
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Replacing ceiling vent cover

I need to re[place the ceiling vent cover but the screw holes of the new cover Do Not line up. One screw goes into the existing hole but the other screw only will go into the drywall and then it hits ...
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Electrical outlet right above sink

I recently moved into a unit of a 4 plex in Ontario, Canada. This thing scares me: Is an electrical outlet allowed to be above the sink like that? Was it ever allowed? It it something that ...
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Is there a way to turn on the air conditioning only on certain days?

We're looking for a way to turn on the air conditioning at our camp, say on a Thursday night, so that it will be cool when we arrive on Friday evening, but to shut it off if we don't go to the camp ...
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Furniture calculations

I make camp furniture. I have been using pine for quite some time, but would like to shift to hardwoods. My questions is thus: How do I determine the equivalent strengths between 2 boards? For ...
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Can I split my electrical mains in two so I can have an independent meter in my outhouse?

Can I have my electricity supply split into two, so that I can have an independent meter in my outhouse, from my existing supply?
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Penetrating walls with two cables

I am planning to run both coaxial and cat5e cables from my basement to my (finished) attic, along the outside of the house. I'm trying to figure out the best practice. If it were a single cable, I ...
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Are cleats/brackets for attaching timber to brick available in different sizes

(Based in the UK) I am building a fence on top of a low wall by attaching 100mm fence posts to the brick wall and then attaching my fencing to the posts. My problem is this the fencing is quite heavy ...
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How do i get vinyl tile off of plywood flooring

I am in the process of removing vinyl tiles off of a cheap plywood looking floor in my bathroom. I am not sure how long they have been there but it's not just the adhesive I am having a problem with. ...
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Why do I have no power in my bedroom but other circuits on that breaker do?

In my room the ceiling fan stops and there's no light and no power in wall socket. I plug the TV, phone and DirecTV to an extension cord running to the bathtub socket which is on a breaker by itself. ...
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How can/should I mount this porch light?

I want to mount a porch light on my outdoor shed/office. I recently had an electrician place interior wiring however I elected to do the fixtures myself. Uh oh. Here's what the back of the porch ...
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Why multiple copper tubes joined together?

I found this behind my vanity and shower. I'm sure there is a good reason for the multiple copper tubes joined together into one supply line, but I have no idea. Can someone enlighten me, please? I'm ...
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Insulating/preventing heat transfer on non-IC rated recessed lights

I recently bought a black and decker thermal leak detector and discovered that my recessed lights upstairs are leaking a lot of heat and causing the upstairs to be uncomfortable and hard to cool. ...
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Closet where AC/Heater fan is located is very cold

I noticed that the closet where my heating unit/AC fan lives is super cold. I measured the temp using a black and decker IR thermal leak detector and the temp in the closet is about the same temp as ...
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Has anyone heard of kickproof.com? [on hold]

I am wanting to reinforce our front and back door. I have researched the net and found kickproof.com, they manufacture the rebar door reinforcers that are kick in proof. Has anyone ever heard this ...
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LED lights delayed when turned on

I had my house built last year and after moving in noticed that in our living room (6 led downlights) when we turn our lights on 5 turns on at once and the 6th one will be delayed ranging from 1/2 sec ...
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How to fix a threaded toilet shutoff valve?

This valve is leaking from the area shown. I tried unscrewing the valve but it wouldn't budge. The pipe it's connected to is 60 years old, so I need to be gentle. What's the safest way to take it ...
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Would a sheet of aluminum help with mounting a <20lb computer monitor to wall without studs?

I want to mount a 27inch 12lb computer monitor to a wall where the position of the stud doesn't work. I'm thinking of going with this mount and Toggler Snaptoggles. I know the optimal thing to do ...
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1answer
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Expanssion Vessel Pressure

In the house where I live (two-storied building), we have a problem with water pressure. The pressure in the water mains is OK, it is ~ 4.3 bar, but the pipe that brings water to our house is simply ...
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Trying to Decide on New Kitchen Faucet [on hold]

Q: Kitchen faucet I am looking for a new kitchen faucet. I have been looking for months, so I know a lot about the different faucets out there and still can't find one. I like the look of vintage ...
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Restore painted sandstone bay window

I have a bay window that needs some love. I think its sandstone and has had several coats of paint over the years. I've scraped all the paint off. Here's where I'm at: As you can see, it has a few ...
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1answer
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attempting to paint over a darker colour of paint

trying to paint a bedroom, that has been papered and previously painted , but the paint won't stick to the wall , its all patchy I let it dry for a few days, tried again but the roller is just ...
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1answer
38 views

How long will Concrete bond together when poured over multiple days?

I've heard / read references to concrete being poured over 2+ days becoming "bonded" but I can't find any details to what the longest you can wait is. What is the longest you can wait between pours ...
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How can I improve my ventilation throughout my house?

I just bought my house and it stays rather cool. However I've found while painting that the flow of air through the house is limited. My vents are all on the base board/wall if you can imagine. Not ...
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Garage door stops at a different place each time it closes

My old Craftsman 1/2 hp garage door opener was abused by previous owners who tried to operate it with a poorly adjusted door. Now, the door operates smoothly and the opener travel limits have been ...
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Tackiness on a wood finished refrigerator door

I have a maple "front" on my sub zero that matches my cabinets which were all made in 2001. I thought it was a polyurethane finish but I just noticed that a tackiness and slight discoloration has ...
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why does the hot water come out of my single handle faucet but the cold will not?

Why doesn't the cold water come out of my bath tube faucet? I have a single handle faucet and the hot water does work.
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Can I glue vinyl flooring to my bath panel

We’ve just bought our first house, and obviously have very little money at the moment. The bathroom is horrible and we’d like to make some small changes to at least make it look slightly nicer. As ...
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How should I install a new water heater?

I have recently shifted to San Diego. I am planning to install my own water heater. Can anyone guide me on below questions: Should I place my water heater next to furnace? Should I have a common ...
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1answer
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Blower fan works w/ heat “auto”, not with a/c “auto” or on “on”

I've read the posts with the opposite issue, which have been helpful (you guys are amazing!) but still no solution. Problem is that the blower fan does not come on when system is on "Cool" and fan is ...
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Is there any way to heat up a space noise free?

I hate my gas furnace so much, because the central heating system is so noisy. So, I bought a portable oil radiator heater, which is a temporary solution for me. It is truly noise free though. But ...
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How should I fill in pits in a concrete floor so I can install laminate?

I have these holes in the concrete floor, and I want to install laminate floor. What can I do to fill in these holes to get a nice level surface.
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Is the huge white metal grille on a ceiling called a “cassette AC”. Is it supposed to be noisy?

I am looking to buy a house, but i'm worried about the AC noise. It has the compressor outside the house. The evaporator coil is inside the attic on top of the furnace. This attic is above the ...
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Baffling light switch wiring situation

I have a bathroom that has two lights, both had dimmer switches. Next to the bathroom is a bedroom which is on the same circuit. So, for the sake of simplicity, let's say there are three lights: ...
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Is water pipe grounding achieved thru pipe or thru water?

I've got a 1901 house, with copper (new) piping. Some of the electrical (old knob and tube circuits) are grounded to the water pipes. The copper pipe goes out to my shutoff valve located outside. so ...
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Close Garage Door?

My wife insists the garage should be closed in the summer, because we run the AC inside. However - when leaving the garage closed, temperatures reach roasting levels better suited for cooking than ...
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Licensing Requirements [on hold]

Blockquote What is requirements for obtaining a license for locksmith in California? Blockquote
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New “Hardwood” Floor Layout

Redoing a big a portion of the first floor in our 1984 home. Need some advice on layout of floor planks. I understand the material we end up choosing will affect layout pattern, but for now we are ...
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What are my landlords required to provide me with? [on hold]

I was recently living in a 4 bedroom house in Evansville IN. The lease is up and we moved out, now the landlords have sent us a bill for 3500 in damages which I don't agree with. They said they ...
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Rockwool / Mineral wool for my crawlspace?

Should I spend extra money and insulate my crawlspace with rockwool? I like that it is easy to install, that it stays in place and looks clean up above. It does cost more per sqft. I have a 1980's ...
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1answer
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interior clear span 16' header size

Hi I am looking to clear span 16' interior load on single floor home with light storage in attic. The opening now is 12' supported by 2 2 x 10 hemlock with 3/4"cdx glued in as core. Dose this need ...
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Protect from 3D Printer fumes [on hold]

I'm planning to buy 3D Printer that can only print with ABS (Zortrax). I have a small child (3 months old) at my flat so I'm afraid that fumes can have negative impact on her health. What should I ...
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Determining my house maximum safe watt drawer?

I'm trying to figure out what the maximum wattage I can use in my house is. If I look at the breaker I see 2 large switches, one with 40A and one with 50A (plus the test button etc). I'm going to ...
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1answer
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The weird bathroom tub leak that went away

Something strange happened in my bathroom, for a few days the tub spout was leaking non stop. During that time the water pressure had been low and there was no hot water. I thought that the leak was ...
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How do I paint an airplane with an electrostatic paint gun? [migrated]

I have stripped planes before (2 or 3 of them) and I have done some painting with a spray can and have good hand-eye coordination. We have two planes, a 4-seater Piper Warrior, and a 2 seater Cessna ...
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1answer
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What timber to use for formwork or shuttering concrete base

What type of timber would you use to construct the formwork (shuttering). There seems to be 4 different types that I could use. Planed Sawn Untreated Sawn Treated Carcassing My particular ...
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Was this a shear wall?

Could anyone be able to tell me if this is a shear wall just by looking at this picture? This is a 1940s home, renovated in 2000s near San Andres fault, Northern California. This wall is now ...
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What could cause circuit breakers to trip when power is restored after an outage?

What causes circuit breakers to trip after my power comes back on from an outage?

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