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Hot water and cold water switched in shower

I recently bought a house and in the master bathroom the hot and cold water seem to be reversed. When I turn the dial left, the hot water comes out first with very little pressure. As you continue ...
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Are pool cover pumps inherently risky?

I see a submersible pool cover pump such as the following advertised, and I am puzzled with several questions. The power cable will be going into a large pool of water. I assume that the power ...
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How to insulate flat part of attic ceiling?

I have a large (860 sq. ft.) attic that is uninsulated. I'm planning a project now to turn this into a TV room, so I'll need to insulate, run electrical, put up drywall, etc. An insulation company ...
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Water damage restoration - disinfecting carpet?

Is it possible to actually disinfect carpet after a small amount of (technically) dirty water exposure, either by applying something to the carpet or using an upright carpet cleaner and mixing ...
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Cheapest way of adapting G1/4 sensor to 1/2" NPT

I'm in the research stage of building an RO system for an RV, relatively cheaply. I live in the U.S. The membrane housing has 1/2" FNPT for water intake, and I would like to connect a pressure sensor ...
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Beam motion detectors that alert on mobile device or computer? [on hold]

We care for an individual that requires attention once they leave their assigned area. A door open / closed detector is not enough because the door is frequently left open or variably ajar. Security ...
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How do I remove the diverter valve from my double handle Pfister Glenfield kitchen faucet to fix my side sprayer?

When I turn on my sprayer on the side, the water still comes out the main spigot. It didn't do that when I first got the faucet.
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Bed frame legs don't touch floor

I got a bed frame from someone and after assembling it, the wooden legs in the middle of the slats don't touch the floor. They touch the floor only if I press down hard on the bed. Is this supposed to ...
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Can I split off a pipe to create an additional faucet in my basement?

I've been madly googling this question, but either this is not a thing anybody does or I can't find the words to express it well enough to get an answer. I have a home hydroponics setup for growing ...
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How can I attach angled beams to a post?

I'm designing a deck with 3-2x10 beams supported by 6x6 posts. I know when the beams go straight across the posts I can use any number of brackets designed for that purpose, like Simpson AC4 (or AC6, ...
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what is long term impact of stones on house wall?

Here is my first question on this site. Apology for any error. I live in 1500 sqft house with unfinished basement. I'm planning to put some stones outside house near walls (in garden). And have a ...
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Pull Up All Laminate Boards Or Cut One Board in Doorway and Start From There

Now that I have installed Pergo XP laminate flooring I've discovered that there is a soft spot from the doorway which transitions from the kitchen into the dining room. When walking into the dining ...
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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 ...
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Converting two three-way switches to a single dimmer

I recently replaced my kitchen lights to dimmable LEDs. Right now there are two 1 gang 3-way switches, so I can control the same lights from two switches. I wanted to replace one of the switches with ...
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How to remedy lead in soil? [migrated]

I live near an oil refinery (probably about 1 mile away). I have a small back yard with sparse grass. I have some planter beds with bushes. I have a lawn in the front. I'm concerned that I may have ...
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Why is there yellow water and how to solve this? [on hold]

the water (hot?) in our building looks yellow. Is there some of product that will help clean or protect against whatever is causing this? Can we clean or flush out the pipes/water heater to resolve ...
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How can I remove or level grooves in thinset mortar from a concrete slab?

I'm redoing my bonus room, it's close to 300 sq ft and the floor is all concrete. Most of the room had carpet which came off easy but about 130 sq ft had ceramic tile that left a lot of thinset ...
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i have a 220v well pump is it ac or dc that i should set my tester on when it goes out

I have a 220 well pump that has stopped working . I bought a digital multi tester to check it but I don't know if I need to check ac or DC
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Pressure Washer shoots black smoke from exhaust and then will not start

I have a two year old Troy Bilt pressure washer with a GCV 190 Honda engine. The pressure washer has worked fine for two years (although I have rarely used it). Recently, I broke out the pressure ...
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Recessed Light Placement

Im a DIYrs when it homes to simple home remodelling. Am doing a kitchen upgrade all around. Bought this house and lot of stuff has gone wrong, so on, not going into much details. Only thing now is ...
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Cable Modem Placement: Longer Ethernet/Shorter Coax vs Shorter Ethernet/Longer Coax

I am trying to decide which location would be the better spot to mount a cable modem. Cable modem jack will be home run to the cable box. Current Coax run is ~50 Foot thru crawl space. ...
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How to stack 2x4 table legs?

I have a desk made with 2x4 legs I want to increase the height for a work table. I'm thinking adding 5 1/2". How to I connect the new piece onto the original leg? I've been looking at pocket holes but ...
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220V/50hz with 10amp 3 wire

See Additional Added Info: I have an electric motor that I want to plug in at my house (USA). The device is 220V, 50hz and 600watt. The power cord (no plug) is 3 wires, and rated as 10amp. If I ...
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DIY lamp post using 4x4 pressure treated wood?

I would like to build several lamp posts for my backyard. To cut costs I am considering dadoing a channel down the middle of a 4x4 for the wiring, and covering up the dado with "ornamental" wood ...
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How to secure a top heavy tall iron headboard

I have an iron headboard that is 80 inches tall in the center. It's very top heavy - and just plain heavy too. If it's just mounted to the bed frame would that be enough to keep it from falling ...
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How can I fill hinge mortises and latch bores so I can reuse old doors?

I have several old solid wood doors. I want to refinish them and use new hinges and doorknobs. How is the best way to repair existing hinge cutouts and holes and door cutout and holes? Thank you. ...
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Water dripping out of small pvc pipe in soffit of house

Yesterday was an extremely hot day here in SoCal with temperatures around 100F. The AC unit had been turned off during the daytime and at nighttime we turned it on to cool down the house. A few ...
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How do I test to make sure my panel is grounded correctly and all the bonding is correct?

We recently did a service panel upgrade, added a breaker that goes to the subpanel in the garage, installed two ground rods, connected the ground rod to a cold water pipe, bonded the cold-hot-gas ...
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Can all heat registers in each room have a filter, or just a certain percent of them?

What percent of the registers can a filter be placed on? Would 60% be ok or would it reduced the forced air flow to much from the heat pump in the basement?
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How to extend wiring for extra high current sockets/appliances in Utility room

In our basement we have a metal double socket which I believe is wired directly into the Consumer Unit. We currently have these plugged in. fridge (750W, 4A max) washing machine (2400W, 11A max) ...
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How do I remove an IKEA shelf which is stuck on top of another?

I have bought and installed several IKEA shelves (Besta line), and I installed the following (w x d x h: 60 cm x 40 cm x 123 cm): on top of another (60 cm x 40 cm x 38 cm; instructions): In ...
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Garage door opener remotes suddenly open incorrect door

Both my remotes stopped working today. The wired wall button still opens the door. If I click my remote button multiple times, it opens the other garage door. Both openers are craftsman and the one ...
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Can I install sheet vinyl over ceramic tile without adhesive?

I live in a rented flat, so can't make substantial changes but have very ugly ceramic floor tiles which I would like to cover with some funky vinyl flooring. Is it possible to do this without glue so ...
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Placement of inducer for gas hot water tank

My sister has lived in her house about 3 years, inspection was fine and no issues since. Hot water tank started leaking, the installer for the new one says that the inducer with double wall b venting ...
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How to predict when the electrical infrastructure on my 1950s rental is going throw a breaker?

I live in an old house; it has old electrical infrastructure. Last night it was really hot, and we were running an external dishwasher on the same circuit as the TV and a fan and a ceiling fan. Only ...
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How do I fix a bowed-out kitchen cabinet?

The base kitchen cabinet has 3 large drawers. The drawers fall off the track wheels because the vertical cabinet walls are bowed outwards.
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Hot water issues in apartment [duplicate]

We had changed the shower handle cartridge last year per a plumber's suggestion and it seemed to resolve the situation but apparently it didn't. Right now, for some strange reason, one fixture is ...
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Stinky air when I turn on the bathroom faucet…what is causing it? [duplicate]

The sink is pretty close to the toilet...about 2 feet away. I've noticed that often times when I turn on the faucet (either hot or cold), I smell a sewer kind of smell. What could be causing it? I ...
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Air Quality Concern in Apartment

I just moved to a new, old apartment. At first I did not notice anything, however I am now smelling an old, greasy, cigarette sort of smell in the kitchen near the stove and stove vent. I understand ...
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Dishwasher leaking when we add item during cycle

We have a Kenmore dishwasher (model 665.13749) that leaks when we open it during a cycle to add an item. We are doing this according to the directions, opening the door very slightly until the washer ...
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A/C freezing damaged air handler blower?

While I was moving, I left my front door open for at least two hours. As a result, my coils froze up outside and inside the return and the inside handler. The vents were not putting out any air and it ...
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What do you do with left over caulk in a tube?

What do you do with the caulk when you don't need it all? Do you throw it away or can you cover it and store it?
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Is clearance to an electrical panel required to the sides?

Per the NEC there is 36" clearance needed by a circuit panel. Is that 36" clearance just in front of panel, or is 36" clearance mandatory on the left / right and in front?
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Can I replace metal porch swing components with wood?

Have a metal porch swing that we haven't used in 6 years because a weld broke on the slat in the back that holds the two ends together. Wondering if I could replace the mesh fabric and the metal ...
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1answer
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Why does the maximum deck overhang sometimes decrease with joist spacing?

The deck construction guide for my area contains this table: Look at the "Allowable Overhang" columns. It's odd that a wider joint spacing (24") permits a longer overhang. For example, look at ...
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Will a C16 deck joist (about 2“ by 5”) span 3m (about 15 feet)?

I'd like to add a decking to my garden, dimensions are 5m width x 3m depth. Am planning to have 3m joists laid vertically (about 50cm apart) and 5m decking boards horizontally As the soil is not very ...
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Kenmore dryer heating element heats up, but only for about a minute

Kenmore dryer heating element heats up but only for a minute. What could cause this?
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What are the pros and cons of paint vs epoxy for concrete floors?

We will be finishing our basement in our new house - over the next two years or so. Eventually, we will put down flooring in most of the basement (although some parts will remain unfinished). ...
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Best configuration for an outdoor hose extension

I created a hose extension simply using ordinary garden hose attached from the house spigot to a spigot mounted to a vinyl fence post. After 2 years, the garden hose has burst and I'm looking to find ...
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Building a 1 layer thick brick wall over drywall

Looking to lay a brick wall over drywall in my basement. The floor is a concrete slab which covers my entire basement. I am looking to see what issues or concerns I should have laying a 1 layer ...

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