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Can the wallboard around the bathtub be refinished the same as the tub?

We have an acrylic tub and I want to refinish the walls and tub with AquaFinish. Is this possible?
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220 line 110 outlet

So, I went to replace the over-range microwave today...only to discover that the old one ran on a 220 line: ...but the new one only needs a 110: Am I correct in assuming that I can use the ...
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How to clean stubborn stains on glass

I have removed the lead strips from my windows How do I remove the stains that remain on the glass?
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What type of wire should I use to install a Jacuzzi J-345 hot tub?

I am installing electrical for a hot tub in my residence. I have a rough idea for a plan that I would like advice on. I'd appreciate your help in pointing out gaps with respect to the NEC. Hot Tub ...
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Can indoor cable be connected to outdoor cable of the same gauge?

i want to run power to my shed but i can cover about 1/2 the distance from my panel to the shed by running wire through the house. I've got a bunch of regular 14-2 cable left over from a previous ...
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Is the Thermostat Wiring Correct

When I moved in to the house the first thing I changed was the old mercury style T-stat to a digital one, I went wire for wire, and it has works (knocks on wood) so far. Now that I have been reading ...
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What size wire to run use from house to garage 120' away

What gauge wire should I run to a 100 amp sub panel in a garage 120' away from a 200 amp service panel in the basement
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What can I mix with paint to avoid mold?

I am helping a friend painting his garage. He has lots of problems with mold because it's an underground garage. He already bought the paint. I know there are some additives you can buy at ...
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Is it possible to use LED lamps in ceiling r80 eyeball fittings

I have a pair of eyeball style R80 100w fittings in my kitchen. These are horribly inefficient, so I recently tried replacing one of the bulbs with an 18w LED lamp (a LEDLite branded one from TLC ...
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Use a sump pump for a low spot on driveway during El Nino?

I live in Los Angeles, where generally we don't get much rain, but maybe a good rain storm once or twice a year. (Usually a short one, under 30 minutes.) We purchased a house a few years ago & ...
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Will a kitchen with porcelain tiles on the last floor of a house add too much weight?

My house is more than a 100 years and the kitchen I'm concerned about is on the second floor. I would like to cover my kitchen with porcelain tiles, but I'm thinking that doing so would add too much ...
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3 Heat Switches [closed]

https://gyazo.com/c39c1611ded9364546c87e1068a998ce Could somebody please explain to me why that is the right answer for that question? https://gyazo.com/c39c1611ded9364546c87e1068a998ce There's ...
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What could that red splatter have been under my toilet seat?

I moved into a new place, the bathroom smelled like piss so I scrubbed every inch of it. Still smelled like piss. Then I got more aggressive and ripped up the toilet seat that I assumed wasn't ...
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How to fix a cistern float that jams

The float in the image is in a cistern. Sometimes it jams right at the top so the water keeps on filling and doesn't stop. Is there a way to lubricate or fix this type of float to prevent it from ...
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Oven Timer not Beeping

I have a Whirlpool GR448LXPQ Electric Oven/Stove. When the timer is set, it counts down to 0, then shows end, but it doesn't beep. The beeper, however, does work when pressing the buttons. I was ...
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My new garage opener trips GFI

I purchased a new Genie 1hp garage door opener Model Excelerator II and installed it but when I plugged it in (to GFI circuit) it sparked as soon as the connection was made but didn't trip the GFI. I ...
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How do those glowing LED faucet aerators power themselves?

Google LED faucet aerator and you'll see dozens of different color-changing faucet aerators (and showers), most of which are powered just from the stream of water. How do they generate the necessary ...
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Draining Water Heater

Recently, my water heater started leaking from the top edges. I can see rust lined up all along the outer rim on the top, and water is very slowly trickling out. I've made an appointment with a local ...
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How to connect two bed legs to make a bunk bed from two regular beds?

I am planning to make a bunk bed from two regular kids' beds and looking for ideas how to connect two bed legs so that the result would be aesthetically pleasing, as well as constructionally sound. ...
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Basement drain without a trap

What do you do if your basement đrain doesn't have a trap? I tried shined a flash light down and the pipe just goes straight down. The house smells and 3 buckets of water have not helped.
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Can a homeowner install electrical for a hot tub in Washington state? [duplicate]

At a high-level, the project would require completing the following to code: Addition of a 60 amp breaker switch on the main panel box Running 6 gauge wire from the panel, into a crawlspace, out of ...
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Does UF wire allow direct burial or require conduit?

I'm working with 6-3 UF-B wire in a wet location (under a deck). Does this wire need to be in conduit or buried? In other words, can the wire be exposed to the elements as is under the deck? If there ...
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Generator ATS and Neutral Bonding

Does this look like the proper layout for the neutral bonding? Each transfer switch on left has a 200A breaker and becomes my new service disconnect. Therefore, the neutral bonds should be done ...
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What size air hose would a mechanic's garage require?

I'm looking for a retractable air hose for my husband as a birthday present...he is an airplane mechanic and has many air tools, also has a large air compressor already (not sure of the hp, but it is ...
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Are off-brand framing nails compatible with my Craftsman nailer?

I have a Craftsman Clipped Head Angle Framing Nailer (28 degrees) Model No. 351.181790. They don't appear to stock the specific nails for this gun anymore. Which according to the manual are: 18351 ...
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Vertical loft supports doing nothing?

Sorry I couldn't find an answer for this anywhere so thought I'd try the great minds here instead (am hoping shameless compliments will get me somewhere here!) Basically our loft has these 4 beams ...
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How can I remove a “log lighter” pipe from my fireplace?

My fireplace has a log lighter: What is the easy way to remove it? Can I use WD-40 to loosen the connector?
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Installing a horizontal fence over the existing vertical fence

I am interested in sprucing up my backyard fence without completely putting in a new fence. I would like to use horizontal wood planks and attach them to my existing vertical fencing? Is this ...
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Natural gas fireplace

Why can't I replace the log set and burner in a direct vent natural gas fireplace whit a different model from a different mfg?
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Turning and tacking carpet where it meets vinyl flooring

I had new carpet installed and I had them cut it so I can turn and tack the carpet over the edge of my new luxury vinyl plank. Now I'm looking for tips on how to get a nice straight carpet edge and ...
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How to find where the slugs are coming from?

Every morning in our newly bought house we are finding fresh dried tracks of slugs in our kitchen. I would like to know how to find where they are coming from and how to stop them from entering the ...
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bathtub leak into walls

We discovered a bath tub leak from our second floor bathroom which dripped through the sidings. The bathroom has the original fixtures from 1989. It leaks when there's excess amount of water used. ...
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Spa panel amperage upgrade

I have a 50 amp gfci spa panel need to make it 60 for new spa. Can I just change the breaker or do I have to change the entire box? Thanks
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Is it okay to have brick below grade?

Is it okay to have brick below grade? My house was built in 1967. The walls are brick and block construction. The soil is graded on top of 3 courses of brick. One of my neighbors said that this is ...
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Where do I attach the C wire on my boiler? [duplicate]

My previous question mentioned an attachment which I forgot. But I now see no wat to include an attachment. So I will add this: The White-Rodgers 1361 zone valve has five terminals arranged Like ...
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Where do attach C wire on my boiler?

I need to add a C wire to use my wifi thermostat. I have a 2 wire thermostat now. There is a third wire in the wall which runs to the basement where it is cut off. I can easily extend it to the ...
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Installing a Bidet with 5/16ths connectors on a non-standard toilet

I'm trying to hook up a bidet to a nonstandard toilet. I have a bunch of parts and I don't really understand plumbing that much, so I'm having a bit of difficulty. I have a standard toilet (where it ...
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Breaker to outdoor Sub panel keep tripping

Need help with my outdoor kitchen fridge. A 20 amp fuse at the main box goes takes a 10/2 w/ground wire to a sub panel. The sub panel has two 15 amp breakers circuit one goes to a storage shed via ...
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How do I find the master unit for an intercom?

I have a 4-wire (I think) intercom/doorbell system in the my house with 3 indoor stations (Pacific Electronic 3404) and one outdoor station. My transformer is in the (finished) basement on the west ...
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My Goodman a/c motor fails due to high voltage

I have got a brand new goodman unit. The motor kept stopping after few hours an the tech replaced the motor. It still had same issues.. I was told that the voltage coming into the unit is too high.. ...
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How can I hang a poster on a metallic surface?

I want to put a poster on the sliding door of my closet, but the doors are metallic, so I can't really punch holes in them. Also, it goes behind the other door when it slides, so the system holding ...
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Fastest way to install wire trunking?

My hand is not that strong to hammer those concrete nails into trunking+wall. May I know what tool should I use for this purpose?
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Why is my outlet voltage abnormal?

I just moved to a house which was built in 1958 (almost 60 years ago). One GFCI outlet has the indicator light on but no power when plug in appliance. So I opened it and measured the voltage with a ...
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How to sound proof bedroom floor above garage door?

We live in an apartment building. Our two bedrooms are directly above the building's garage door. The opening and closing of the garage door disrupts the peace at home and sleep of my family. Since ...
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How do i kill off the termite inside the wood beam indoor?

How do i kill off the termite inside the wood beam indoor as a effective way? After quite a long while to search youtube i don't find anything useful and hopefully the answer will be just to spray ...
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Bathtub Overflow Works Only After Overflowing Tub

I have a strange problem with a new acrylic tub with a narrow slit overflow line built into the tub. Both the drain and overflow line appear to be clear and the vent stack checks out as well. I'm ...
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How much weight will 1/8" plywood sustain for compression?

Plywood would be laying horizontally and be cut 8' x 8". Assuming fairly uniform load, with plates the full top and bottom length of it, is there a compression at which the plywood will fail? I'm ...
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Can I use backer rod and adhesive to fill in the gap between the toilet and the ceramic tile floor?

Can I use backer rod and adhesive to fill in the gap between the toilet and the ceramic tile floor?
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what is the cause whereby compressor working gets hot and stops, after cooled down picks up

My challenge was that, I have this refrigerator I'm working on and after awhile it is working and then the condenser become hot as the compressor discharges excess heat, which as time goes on ...
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Toilet leaking out of handle hole; pump spits water out of top

I recently noticed some water coming out of the hole where the handle is on my toilet. Curious, I decided to take a peek. When I took the lid off of the back of the toilet and flushed, water started ...

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