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Is there anything that I need to look out for when buying an induction cooktop?

I'm hoping to replace my gas cook-top with an induction one. Just wondering if there is anything I need to look out for when buying a new one? I will probably end up having to get an electrician to ...
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How can I replace the seat on my wall-mounted toilet

My toilet seat is broken, so I've had to find a replacement. As it turns out, I need to get inside the bowl to fasten the screws that keep the seat steady. I also need to get inside there to get the ...
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Using a second thermostat to balance temperatures thru fan-only control

Like many others, temperatures between the two levels of my house are uneven. This is particularly noticeable as spring arrives and the upper floor (above ground) enjoys solar heating (so the heater ...
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How to wire a ceiling rose?

I have bought a new ceiling rose for a light. The wires in it are UK pre-2004. There's one black, two red, one yellow, one blue, and two green and yellow earth. Where do all these go on the ceiling ...
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Advice needed on staining 10 year old fence

I don't know what was done to it when it was brand new. I have stained it twice, once about 7 years ago and once about 5 years ago. Going by the partial cans in the garage and my own memory, the ...
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What do I need to do to have the 240v system activate an indicator light only when the pump is activated?

I have a spring run-off. I have 1 effluent pump 240v with piggy-back float switch as primary pump I have 1 effluent pump 115v with piggy-back float switch as secondary pump set to higher level to ...
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Diy raspberry pi [on hold]

I would like to know how to create a diy Raspberry pi like the arduino clone. Can some one show me a diagram of it? How to upgrade the ram how to install the os!!!
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reputable roofing company Fontana/ rancho cucamonga area [on hold]

reputable roofing company in rancho cucamonga/fontana California. complete reroof replacement.
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Laminate Flooring Height difference

We are going to be having laminate flooring installed in our kitchen, dining room, living room and down the hallway. We removed a built-in bookcase, and most of the carpet, but we noticed that there ...
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AFCI & GFCI nuisance tripping

I just finished a new panel installation and the utility company just energized it. I completed the wiring for one circuit with a 20A AFCI breaker, when I plugged in an incandescent light the breaker ...
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Hot water in shower is not hot enough

I have two showers in my house, one seems to be noticeably cooler no matter what I try. Both are Symmons Temptrol model A. The house is mostly PEX except where copper is required. I cannot take ...
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Free standing shed with single plane roof

my shed/summerhouse build will be around 3m by 4m give or take. if i build it with a single plane roof, or shed roof. Will this put considerable load on the lower wall holding up the roof. The shed ...
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How do I replace foam seal on clothes dryer?

I was doing some unrelated work on my Frigidaire clothes dryer and noticed that the foam seal that is attached to the front panel and sits against the blower housing was bent on the bottom and burned ...
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How to caulk vertical seams of concrete step risers?

I am recaulking some concrete steps, and the concrete/masonry caulk I bought says it's self leveling and for horizontal surfaces only. Are there caulks that are meant for concrete but will adhere ...
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1answer
49 views

How to deal with Carpenter Bees boring into my front porch?

I noticed a single "bumblebee" hovering in front of my front door for days. When my handyman was out doing some repairs, he told me that it isn't a bumblebee, but a carpenter bee. Then he showed me ...
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1answer
43 views

How do I repair this damage to my driveway?

After the brutal winter, my wife and I found several locations on our driveway where the concrete is crumbling. This is the worst of them: In the past, I have used self-leveling concrete caulk ...
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Replacing water heater gas control valve

First let me summarize my questions, then provide detail: Summary: Can a newer gas control valve be installed on an older water heater? As an individual who has never attempted something like this ...
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Where to find a portable timer switch for electrical outlet? [closed]

I want to run a fan for 90 minutes at a time. I want to set it and forget it. I do this to dry my hockey equipment after each use. I went to Lowes/Home Depot but could not find a timer switch that ...
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1answer
38 views

How to maintain temp for always cold office in finished Basement

I work out of my home in an office in our finished basement. The room is always cold whether it's the middle of winter or the middle of summer. I often run a cheap space heater (especially) in the ...
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1answer
35 views

Is there an electrical problem if my voltage/metal detector alerts for the whole wall?

I'm about to drill some 35mm holes to support a new curtain rail and when I used a voltage/metal detector to check for cables etc. it gives an alert for the entire surface of the wall. Is this ...
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3answers
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Looking for termites when thinking about buying a house

I'm buying a house in an area where termites are a serious problem. I know most people are honest but most is not all. When I'm doing a tour of a house with a realtor that I'm thinking of putting an ...
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1answer
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float valve blocked open

The toilet float valve I use is of the brand Geberit. It keeps leeking water because it does not close anymore. I guess the metal pin at the front needs to move when the green elements move up. Does ...
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how to get rid of moisture in hardwood flooring

1Please advise, HELP We have recently come to a halt with our building due to our hardwood floorboards cupping and swelling in several places.(Boards were climatised for several months before ...
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Left side breakers in my panel box all tripped!

I added a double pole breaker in my panel box for a dryer receptacle. When I finished, I noticed the refrigerator was out - and the microwave. Went back to the panel and noticed that ALL the breakers ...
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1answer
31 views

How do I recharge this pressure pump?

The plumber is a notorious no show for days if not weeks and I would like some water pressure. Not to mention being self-sufficient. Here is a photo of the pressure pump. http://imgur.com/R3xkR6A
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I broke my shower light fixture cover. Is it safe to use until I can find a replacement?

I'm worried about water droplets and steam entering the fixture and causing damage. Should I be worried? I'm not sure where to purchase a replacement glass cover so it might be a while. I also live ...
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Are wall air vents a potential problem?

A house I'm looking at has A/C vents in the walls, rather than in the ceiling or floor. I've never lived in a house with air ducts in the walls. Can I expect to have problems? The house was built in ...
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1answer
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220v Grid Tie Inverter

I just bought a 3000w 220v grid tie inverter and I'm wondering if it is safe to simply plug it into the 220v port in my laundry room (the one my dryer runs on) and then run it, or is there more I need ...
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what do I need to do if the netural bar is hot in the panel box

In my panel box I have just discovered that the neutral bar is hot, it actually shot sparks. I was putting in a breaker for a new ceiling fan and light attached and went to put the neutral on the ...
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49 views

Vent below window

I have a waste vent terminal that will be 2 m below a window (2 storey house). Can I leave this terminal there, or should I extend it above the windows (adding 3.5 m to it and having an ugly pipe on ...
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How would I replace this wall?

I have a house that was built in 1950, when it was built, the garage was built 10 feet away from it. At some point in the last 60 years, someone closed the space (side walk area) between the house and ...
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1answer
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What is this implement called and where can I get one?

In my shower there are two bumps meant to receive a square rod. I drew a picture as I don't know what they would be called. I want to put a rod in there, but I don't know if there is a special name ...
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How can we measure the air quality index of our room?

My house is situated near a construction site and dust, particulates, etc gather in really quickly. My room is currently set up such that there are two different air filters running continuously ...
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1answer
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How to prevent pressure from dropping from my water heater?

Until two weeks ago, my parents house used one water heater ( noted "1" on the picture) to provide two bathrooms and the kitchen with hot water. The bathroom on the first floor consists of a bathtub ...
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Correct adhesive to use over plywood and tile?

Putting a bathroom tile back-splash over a combination of plywood bordered by ceramic tile - Should I use Mastic or Thinset or some other adhesive material?
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How do I patch a large hole in plaster and lath?

I am having some plumbing repaired in my 1913 house that will result in a large access hole (2' x 16") on the first floor. The wall is currently plaster and lath and I'm trying to get a handle on the ...
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Can armored bx cable come into contact with other metal objects?

I am running armored 12/2 bx to wire 4 high hats, the armored cable is grounded. There is a heating duct which I must go over, but the AC will come in contact with it... Is this ok or do I need to ...
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Wiring ceiling light correctly

I have a ceiling light that decided to not to work. On inspection I found bare wires were sticking out under cover. I immediately turned off the light circuits at the switch board. What I found was ...
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How do I fix bare spots on my table after applying polyurethane?

I polyurethaned my table and when it dried, it had spots. That is the best way to explain it. It looks like the eraser-sized spots are bare wood, almost like something made the polyurethane push away ...
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233 views

Dead Bolt Removal

I'm trying to remove a 16 yr. old Titan Dead Bolt. I have it disassembled but cannot get it out of the door. There is no strike plate on the door that I can remove. There is only a brass ring that the ...
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What whole-house water filter can I install to remove atrazine from my water?

I recently tested the water in my new(ly purchased) house for a variety of things and was (unpleasantly) surprised to find a positive result for atrazine (or perhaps simazine, apparently a more ...
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1answer
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Heat pump vs gas efficiency and comfort

I'm looking for a house to buy in the South Carolina low country, where average lows in January get down to just under 40 deg F and highs in the summer get to just over 90 deg F. The houses in that ...
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Can white pine be stained to match yellow pine that has been sanded and sealed?

We live in a log home that has yellow pine on the interior which has been sanded and sealed. After many years, it is now a beautiful warm honey color. We just replaced all the windows. They are ...
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Using 1" black iron pipe as a hydronic radiator, how many feet of pipe would I need to heat a 500ft^3 room?

I guess industrial is hip these days. Or maybe it's just me. But I'm thinking of making a snaking heater/towel warmer for my bathroom remodel. How many feet would I need, and how is this calculated? ...
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Can forced central air be retrofitted with central humdifier?

Several homes I'm considering have central air conditioners, but radiators or baseboard heaters. Is it possible to use the A/C ductwork to provide humidity to the home? I assume most central ...
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IKEA table problem [closed]

I got this table and legs from IKEA, and I have no idea how to assemble them. The legs are like this: The table has screws on one side
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1answer
59 views

Can this sheetrock be repaired or does it need to be replaced?

Removed formica backsplash made a huge mess. Can it be repaired, and if so, how?
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1answer
103 views

Must NM cables around panels in unfinished basements be protected?

I'm thinking about installing a new circuit. The panel is on the wall in an unfinished basement. Three questions: Is the new NM cable going down to and around the panel considered to be "subject to ...
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How do I fix a leaking connector between my garden hose and faucet?

I am trying to connect a garden hose with the faucet. After connecting and turning on the faucet, the water still squirted out. Please see the attached picture. I am not sure whether I need a wrench ...
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Where do I run neutral from/to when replacing a SPST switch with one that requires neutral?

I have a basic/good understanding of electrical wiring and I'm taking all necessary precautions. My research indicates that the old setup does not have a neutral going to the box, and that since the ...

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