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Will an exhaust fan made for ceilings work in a wall instead?

Does anyone know whether a bathroom exhaust fan designed to be installed in a ceiling would have any problems if installed in a wall instead? From a mechanical, ball bearings, noise perspective. Not a ...
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Electrical problem with GFCI

I just bought this house, and the circuit in the garage was functioning fine. I have a GFCI and one downstream receptacle on a certain branch. There are other GFCIs on this circuit, but not in line ...
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Can I add bathroom/closet in place of 2nd entry door?

I have 1.5 bath ranch style house shown in picture below. The closet space is very limited and I really want to add one more full bath. I am contemplating closing the 2nd front door (as seen in sort ...
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Central AC is Icing up, but not cooling my house

My central air conditioner isn't cooling like it used to. I noticed that the refrigerant lines entering the evaporator coil in the plenum were icing up. What might the problem be?
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Toilet Tank slow leak, have all new parts, tried all troubleshooting…help!

Just installed the Fluidmaster 400ARHRK (http://www.fluidmaster.com/our-products/toilet-fill-valves-toilet-parts/400arhrkp10-performaxr-all-in-one-toilet-repair-kit.html) and we still have a slow leak ...
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How much cooling can I expect from a central air conditioner?

Yesterday's high was 106.0F, low of 79.2F, full sun all day. AC set at 78F, indoor temperature reached about 85F. Today's high was 105.4F, low of 81.1F, full sun all day, now about 102 at 7pm. AC ...
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UK Vented Heating Problem - F25 Error on Glow Worm Boiler

We have had an intermittent problem over the last 4 months with our boiler cutting out with F22 and F25 errors (circulation fault/air in system etc...). Its a Glow worm Flexicom 18hx and has been ...
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running sprinkler wire over ground

I have a question about sprinkler wiring. The sprinkler timer is located on the front wall of my house (this was done by the previous owner) and I should run a wire from there to a sprinkler valve ...
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Where can I find the trip curve for this circuit breaker?

I have a Westinghouse Cat. No. B10 2020C Type 1 Indoor Enclosure, and I'd like to find the trip curve for the breakers. Any idea where I can find this graph?
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Can i use 1 ground wire to ground 2 outlets? [duplicate]

(Before I start, I am not worried about the NEC.) I have 2 outlets in my room. 1 of them has a ground wire that is run along the baseboard through the wall and down the side of my house to the ...
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Receptacle not working

I have a receptacle that notoriously trips a breaker. However this time the receptacle stopped working as in nothing plugged in will work but will work everywhere else, and it did not trip the breaker....
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Can cold bond be connected to ground rod?

I am updating the main breaker box and want to sure everything is done properly according to the NEC. Can I run one ground wire (4) from the panel to the grounding rod and then another wire (4) from ...
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Using Both Sonoff Wi-Fi Switch and Existing Wall Switch to Control Light

EDIT: Oops, I meant to say hot/neutral for (+)/(-). I'm not completely educated in this as you can tell. ^_^;; I live in the U.S. I'm attempting to figure out if it's possible to hook up a Sonoff Wi-...
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0answers
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How big a footer do we need for 4x4 posts on a raised 90 sq. ft. porch with roof?

We are repairing a 6'x 16' raised porch, about 5' high. We want to add a roof. How wide and deep should we make the footers for the 4"x4" posts? Should we cement them in the hole or should we use ...
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Drywall over irregularly spaced studs - how do I secure edges?

I'm diy-ing on an 80-year old+ house, putting drywall over damaged lath and plaster (can't save the plaster because reasons). The wood lath is too weak/damaged to serve as effective backing, so I'm ...
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1answer
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New Door Handle wants larger main hole than is on there already

The new door handle wants a larger hole, by 1/4 inch, than is on there. What to do? get a different door handle hoping for the right size hole, or , a new door???
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Surge protection(Kinda) with a power bar

Apologies in advance if this is the wrong SE to post this in, but Electrical Enginnering Stack Exchange didn't look like the proper place, based on what was 'on topic' over there. Anyway, I have a ...
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1answer
206 views

Whirlpool Duet front-loading washer won't spin

I have a Whirlpool Duet front-loading washer. Sometimes it stops and won't spin then displays code F02. Usually turning it off for an hour and restarting solves the problem but not tonight. When I ...
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0answers
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Starting problem

I used my saw last week and it ran fine. Today it started and ran fine but after I shut it off it won't restart. Has new non-eth.gas,proper mix. Saw is about 20 years old but not used much
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1answer
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Removing leftover laminate tile adhesive

I've got an older house that had laminate tile put down in the kitchen. I've peeled up the tile using a heat gun to reveal beautiful fir flooring underneath, but there's a sticky residue left. I'm ...
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2answers
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Repainting Exterior Doors - Grill Paint vs Appliance Paint

The exterior doors are hurricane rated and aluminum frame. I prepped the doors and repainted the first set with grill paint. I was not happy with the finish and decided to repaint the remaining ...
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1answer
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Foundation drain leaking?

The eavestroughs (rain gutters) on this house drain into a 4" PVC pipe system, I suspected there was a leak somewhere because of mold inside at that corner of the house. I dug down a couple of feet ...
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1answer
33 views

Any tricks to extend laminate floor without having to re-lay the whole floor?

Problem: I had some old french doors removed and some new upvc bifold doors fitted. The french doors had a brick stub wall either side of the doors. My laminate floor was fitted up to the brick walls. ...
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2answers
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3 way switch issue

I am trying to figure out how to install a 3-way switch. Unfortunately, I did not took any pictures of the previous 3-way switch installment, I thought this would be easy but after I bought the new ...
3
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1answer
55 views

Fixing a toilet deceptively complicated, where did I go wrong?

I have a toilet which was both running and leaking and I tried to fix it myself. I replaced the fill valve, the flush valve and the main gasket, all with items from Home Depot. Home Depot had one ...
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1answer
19 views

Window leaks from hole in bottom of frame

See the video. I have a bad window leak. The water comes in during rainy days and makes its way from the 2nd story window to the first floor window and wall just below it. After much painful ...
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0answers
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door-front drain backing up

My home has a walk-out basement on the downhill side, which is two-steps down from the patio/backyard. There is also a drain covered by a wood rack. Last night, it rained very heavily for a few ...
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2answers
93 views

Water dripping from exhaust vent in basement

I have puddles of water on basement floor when we have no rain, but after we take showers in bathrooms. I do have cracked roofing tar around roof vent so some comes from outside moisture, but not ...
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0answers
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Wire switch outlet combo in middle of circuit [on hold]

how do I wire a switch outlet combo, the switch is for a new light install but I want the power to continue to the next duplex outlet. Thanks. Located in Oh Switch outlet combo is Leviton. Romex is ...
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0answers
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Applicability of cellular shades in a sunroom

I'm trying to keep my sunroom/solarium with a sloping ceiling cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter. Cellular shades seem like a good approach, but hard data is tough to find on the web - I've ...
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3answers
743 views

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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1answer
40 views

help with improving HVAC performance on the second floor of an old house

I'm hoping some of you can offer some advice on how best to add a second AC in our home -- or on whether we should look for a different solution. I should say upfront that I've done a lot of reading ...
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1answer
32 views

Can I connect a battery reserve to my solar attic fan?

I have recently purchased a solar powered gable fan for my attic. This fan will only work when the sun is up, but I would like a little more out of it during the early evening hours (no sun). Is ...
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0answers
5 views

Poor water Pressure in newly fitted shower mixer

We have recently had a replacement mixer installed and the pressure is unacceptably low compared to previously
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2answers
33 views

Can wallpaper be coated with a protective finish?

I want to use wallpaper as the decorative top to some nightstands I plan on making. The wallpaper by itself would probably not last too long especially with cups/glasses being set on them frequently. ...
2
votes
1answer
81 views

Device keeps tripping AFCI device

I have a BedJet device that I run at night that keeps tripping the ARC-fault breaker in my bedroom after about 30 minutes of running nearly 70% of time (other times it works just fine). I have tried ...
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1answer
17 views

Toilet occasionally runs shortly after flushing

I have a Kohler canister valve toilet that is 3-4 years old. I used it this morning shortly before leaving for work. A few minutes after it finished flushing, I was back in the bathroom to finish ...
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2answers
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How should I wire a ceiling fan remote where two switches are used to control the fixture?

I have 2 wall switches. 4 wires coming out of ceiling (black-hot, red-hot, white-common, bare- ground), a ceiling fan and a remote. How do I wire them and still be able to use wall switches? I can ...
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0answers
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High Power Bills Related to Air Conditioner

So I seem to be having trouble with my power bills (they've often been near $400 while other people in my area with a similar sized house usually get around $140), and I've isolated the issue to my ...
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2answers
94 views

Is it safe to mount a surge protector strip behind a wall-mounted television?

To make my television mount look clean I ran a new extension cord, the tv plug and the cable wire through a wire management system that sticks on the wall. The extension cord is plugged into a 2 foot ...
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1answer
30 views

How to Cover Small Window but allow Light?

I want to prevent my neighbors to see through my window but allow maximum light. Blinds are not possible there in the small one. The small window Some transparent layer/membrane could work, not any ...
1
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0answers
17 views

Having issues connection motion sensor

I bought an in-wall PIR switch (http://amzn.to/293hYyJ) and I'm trying to install it. The switch has 4 wires: red, black, white and green In my wall, I had 2 black wires and a green one that were ...
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1answer
23 views

Is there a check valve in the bathtub valve that would prevent water from going reversed through the valve?

New single handled type shower tub faucet in a new house in Mexico. 250 gallon gravity fed tank on roof. Has boiler. Water comes out real slow. Appears when in cold position no water comes out, only ...
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1answer
332 views

How can I stop my Geberit flushing system from hissing?

Our toilet will often go into a mood and start hissing. This will go on until I manually operate the filling mechanism to fill the tank higher. I suspect that it is somehow not filling enough and ...
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1answer
33 views

Power 12V air mattress pump from 5V powerbank

I would like to power 12V 32W air mattress pump from power bank. Power bank output is 5V and this is not enough (correct me if I'm wrong) I see two ways: Using DC-DC converter. I found one XL6009E1 ...
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1answer
43 views

Replace insulation in a Trane HVAC? (TWE030C140B0)

I found a little mold on the foil covering the insulation in my TWE030C140B0 air handler/ AC/Heater. I am 95% sure I have the moisture problem resolved and now I need to replace the insulation. Does ...
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1answer
22 views

Grout removal suggestions?

How can I remove a dried cream grout from slate tile work. My contractor wants to demo it and use something else. Not what I want to do !! It is cement grout.
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1answer
77 views

HVAC - Circuit Board Fuse blows on AC Switch

I have a Honeywell System. Back in November of 2014, I replaced the Circuit Board with one by Honeywell from Amazon (1014460). The blower motor was replaced over 2 years ago. Last month, I have ...

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