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Stucco wall electrical box

Do I need a deep rework box to fit to the 1 inch wall thickness. Do they manufacture one that the tabs are back about 1-2 inches?
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What is the risk of leaving a well pump on a 3-wire system?

A home inspector noted that well pump and septic were incorrectly grounded with a 3 wire system using the neutral wire for grounding. What is the risk of leaving "as is" vs installing a 4 wire system ...
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Should I add a vapor retarder to an interior cinderblock wall as part of my basement remodel?

I am currently in the process of finishing my basement and I want to know whether, in general, anything should be done to an interior cinderblock wall related to moisture protection. To show what I ...
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what steps to take after removing a cable from a breaker box?

While building some shelves in my basement, I noticed an electrical cable than ran along a joist and dead-ended. I tested it and discovered it didn't have power. As the dead-end is not particularly ...
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Looking for a particular dual-track shelving bracket.

I'm considering a dual-track wall shelf system for our living room: (Photo from Home Depot/Rubbermaid) I'd also like to hang a few things from the tracks other than shelves. For example, I'd like ...
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113 views

I have 1/2 electricity in my master bedroom, exterior walls have no power

I have 3 outlets on exterior walls out. The rest of bedroom has power. Checked breakers, none popped.. Have 2 GFI plugs in bathroom,reset them.. Did notice that I have a 3 way switch on the wall that ...
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What type of brush to use with polyurethane?

I used this brush and got good results but I was wondering if there is even better. Are there brushes that are made specifically for polyurethane?
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How to clean brush after polyurethane?

I used a brush to apply polyurethane on some trim work. I tried cleaning it thoroughly with paint thinner after but still got poor results--the brush bristles would stick together and the brush was ...
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Pulsating water and banging noise from pipes when hot water is on in the faucet or shower in the bathroom

Things I have done: Replaced faucet, and its shut off valves Put new shower cartridge (OEM) Water is coming from the city supply, not well. This issue started happening for the past three weeks ...
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My furnace has a C - common wire but air conditioner uses it - how to hook up smart thermostat?

I bought an ecobee3 smart thermostat which requires the C wire. At my furnace there is no circuit board but there was a diagram and I was able to locate the C - common wire, but it seems to be used ...
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54 views

Safest Steps to turn on water heater that has been off for 5 years

My water heater has not been in use for 4.5 years. The system was winterized in 3 years ago. What are the steps for filling it and turning it back on to avoid damaging it.
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Replace o-ring on Ideal Standard 'Silver' Bidet

Ideal Standard 'Silver' Bidet has this little swivelling nozzle on the spout. The o-ring on this deteriorated over time, leading first to leakage around the nozzle, then it came off all together. ...
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Why is there a 2" step down into my bathroom?

Why is there a 2 inch step down into my 1931 bathroom? The bathroom floor is 2 inches below the floor just outside the bathroom door. It is the original floor in the bathroom as well as the floor ...
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1answer
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Joining two different tile

We recently had wood-look tiles placed in our living room. There were already some retro-looking tile in front of the fireplace that we liked and complimented the wood-look tile that was going in. ...
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2answers
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One specific light fixture seems to be killing my LED bulbs

I have all LED bulbs in my house, the nice CREE models that look like this. They've all been great, except for the ones I put in my bathroom's four-bulb fixture. One by one, all the bulbs in this ...
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How best to cut & tie into cast iron pipe

I have a 2" section of ductile cast iron pipe that's in the way of a framing repair job. This pipe needs to move. The cast iron dates to the original construction, 1938. As was customary at the time, ...
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Full Swivel TV Mount on Vertical Studs

I am trying to mount our new 60 inch TV onto a wall. The studs behind the drywall in the particular area are horizontal and there is too much space in between to mount into the studs. I cut 2x8s and ...
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229 views

How to remove the screw adapter from glass

I have this round steel color metal attached to my coffee table glass..I'm trying to use the glass to make coffee table with wood log.Does anyone know to remove the metal screw adapter(I think so it's ...
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How to limit bathroom shower water usage by time?

I have a teenage daughter whose showers are getting longer all the time and I am getting tired of fighting with her about taking all the hot water. Therefore, my question is about installing a device ...
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1answer
57 views

TPI wall fan forced heater wiring question

I'm trying to install(replace) a wall fan forced electric heater. There are three wires coming out my wall: black, white and bare copper. However, there are four wires coming out of the heater: two ...
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1answer
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How to remove old facuet?

Although I watched a few youtube videos to replace old facuet, but I still have no idea to deal with my case. See the images. From the bottom And you can see the cold water and hot water ...
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3answers
457 views

Mounting a TV wall mount to stud where A/C is detected

I want to mount my TV on the wall and just purchase a wall mount for it. I've done this kind of install before, but when I was using my stud finder, it is indicating that one of the studs has AC ...
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1answer
177 views

hooking up a humidifier on a carrier infinity furnace

Hello I would like to hook up my desert spring rotary disc humidifier to my new carrier infinity model #59MN7 furnace. I see the control board in the furnace has a HUM (humidifier) terminal and a ...
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1answer
54 views

Is this dimmer switch wiring correct?

I live in a rented flat filled with dimmer switches. One day we knocked a rack of halogen lights connected to a dimmer and blew a fuse. I reset the fuse but the circuit with the rack of halogen lights ...
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2answers
166 views

How can I know if my boiler is supported by Nest 3rd Gen thermostat?

Here are the pics How do I know if my hot water boiler is compatible with Nests domestic hot water control
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1answer
69 views

How to install 4-prong dryer in 3-prong receptacle with 4-wire cut ground?

I bought a new dryer while living in a new construction apartment. I then moved to an older home (pre-1996 construction) with a 3-prong receptacle. I was about to buy a 3-prong plug but decided to ...
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2answers
226 views

Problems with crossed hot & cold water lines on shower

My contractor installed a brand new Grohe universal rough-in box, and a Grohe universal pressure balance rough-in valve with diverter. Right after the rough-in box was installed, and before everything ...
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2answers
253 views

50 amp breaker being replaced by a 60 amp breaker

I have a 50 amp breaker that runs the auxiliary heat on our heat pump. It keeps tripping. Can I replace it with a 60 amp breaker?
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1answer
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60 amp breaker installation

Are the two wires going into a 60 amp breaker interchangeable? I am changing out breakers and the wires I will be taking out seem to be cut to fit differently than the current installation.
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1answer
58 views

Is there anything in the NEC that would prevent me from attaching MC cable with ground to EMT with a compression coupling?

Is there anything in the NEC that would prevent me from attaching MC cable with ground to EMT with a compression coupling? I will be skinning the MC cable roughly about 10 to 15 feet where it enters ...
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3answers
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Trying to fix a leaky faucet, structure was not I expected after removing the knobs

My faucet has been dripping very slightly, so I decided to try fixing it. I watched a couple of videos, and it seemed like the task would be fairly easy. I removed the top of my handles, and what I ...
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0answers
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Can I use the unused brown wiring for my old thermostat for Nest Thermostat’s advantage? [duplicate]

Here are the images I figured out all the other connections as W/W1, Y/Y2, G, R & C but the brown wire is not connected to anything. What could that be for? Edit: From this answer I figured it ...
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0answers
101 views

Need a furnace/air conditioner C wire, but can't make permanent modifications

I live in a rented apartment, so I can't do any permanent modifications to fix the problem. I have a basic WiFi thermostat that requires a C wire, and the heater/air conditioner is just old enough to ...
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47 views

tying into a existing stack for second floor bathroom

I wish to install a second story 1/2 bath which requires me to tap into the existing stack or install a new one. First part of question is how close does rthe existing stack have to be to hook up to. ...
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Can I use a nailer with a higher consumption than my compressor's SCFM rating?

Can I run a pneumatic nail gun with a consumption of 4 SCFM max on a small portable 1HP compressor with a SCFM rating of about 3 SCFM @ 90psi? What about tools that with higher SCFM consumption say 5 ...
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1answer
54 views

Suggestion for daylight high lumen bin-pin LED bulb [closed]

Here are some photos of the fixture. I’ve been searching around for a GU24/bi-pin base daylight LED with more 1400 lumens. Amazon and HomeDepot didn’t help much. I found quite a few bi-pin ones but ...
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3answers
342 views

glue/nail down wood flooring installation: any disadvantages for click-lock?

I am purchasing 1300sqft of 3/8" thick engineered hardwood for my home. 600sqft will be glued down (first floor is concrete) and 700 will be nailed down (second floor is wood subfloor). I do not want ...
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4answers
545 views

What's the best method to chalk a line parallel to a wall?

I have read some great listings on setting a chalk line but remain with a question ... if you are trying to get the line to run perfectly parallel to a wall, it is for hardwood flooring, so that the ...
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1answer
67 views

Should no-frost fan always work?

My no-frost fridge fan stopped working and it caused frost buildup at the back of the freezer and eventually the fridge stopped chilling the lower compartment. I assumed that the fan was broken but it ...
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1answer
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wi-fi thermostat wiring for Carrier FE4 elec. furnace w/heat pump

what is the correct wiring diagram for a honeywell wi-fi thermostat on a carrier FE4 elec. furnace w/heat pump
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2answers
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Can I drywall directly over cinder block (ceiling) using 7/8" hat channel?

We live in a condo that was previously a Hospital. In the early 1980s they installed the drywall ceilings using metal track. We removed the drywall and track to raise the ceiling from 8' to 11'. ...
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123 views

Occasionally floor around toilet is very very wet. Why?

A couple of times per week the bathroom floor will be flooded from the toilet. Not sure why since I'm not there when it happens. Can flush the toilet over and over again and everything seems fine. ...
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2answers
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Why is electricity turning off as soon as fixture is connected

I have an older home where the vanity light fixture wires came out of the wall (with no box). I've decided to change the fixture and have also added an electrical box. Now When I turn the switch on, ...
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2answers
230 views

Best practice for making headers for deep (2x8) walls

So I am working out a framing plan for an exterior wall made from 2x8s and I want to put a door in it. I plan on using two 2x12s for the header. The question is, what is the best practice for ...
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5answers
201 views

Can I build a wooden floor over an occasionally moist garage slab with a drain?

I would like to install a subfloor in my garage and turn it into an office. The floor is slanted all towards the middle where there is a drain. There has never been any water (that I've seen in the ...
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4answers
2k views

Can I start and stop a tile floor job?

I am tiling my bathroom floor and don't soon have a full day to dedicate to the job. Is it ok to lay down a few tiles each day and come back to the job when I have time? I would only lay mortar for ...
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3answers
237 views

Is it acceptable to attach elevated deck joists to rafter tails?

I'm having an attached patio built by a contractor. I am concerned about the quality of the construction. In particular the attachment of the patio joists to the house rafters. Instead of using a ...
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1answer
284 views

Toilet too close to wall

I have a toilet that is too close to the sidewall. It is a slab foundation. What are my options for fixing this without ripping up the floor? I thought orginally an offset toilet flange but I need ...
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1answer
48 views

Name of Part That Connects Blinds Wand With Blinds Roller and How to Replace It?

I have blinds where the part connecting the blinds roller and the blinds wand is broken. The part looks like: What's the name of this part? How do I go about fixing / replacing it?
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Thermostat not triggering divertor valve

I'm trying to figure out what's going on with our heating system. We've had 3 different heating engineers come out and we still have problems. When I turn the thermostat up to 30c I can feel that the ...

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