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Wiring Help Needed to replace Ceiling Fan w/light to light only (see pictures)

I am in the middle of replacing a kitchen fan w/light to only be a light. The current wiring configuration of the switch is as follows. The switch face, has two sliders, one for the fan, another for ...
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Kitchenaide water dispenser continues to dispense after releasing lever

My water dispenser continues to run for 1 or 2 seconds after the dispenser. It's a Kitchenaide side by side unit. Is there an adjustment that can be made to have the water stop when the lever is not ...
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5 year old Air handler fan not rotating or slow

5 year old Heil AC unit not cooling. It appears the air handler in the attic has a fan that is not turning when I turn on cooling from the stat. If I turn on the fan from the stat it turns but ...
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GFCI is popping for no reason

This morning we woke up to the bathroom lights not working. Investigation reveals that the culprit is the GFCI that serves two bathrooms and the laundry room. It still pops in 10-15 seconds with no ...
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Can I use a different size post for gate than the fence?

If I'm using a 6x6 post to attached a heavy garden gate can I use 4x4 post for the rest of fence?
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Wallpapering over suede effect paint

I would like to wallpaper over a wall that has been painted with suede effect paint, it has a sandy like texture. I sanded it down with 180 grit sand paper so that it has a much smoother texture, ...
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Pros and cons of coupling vs. threaded when transitioning from copper to PVC

I'm replacing a copper DWV pipe with PVC since it's rotting out. It looks like this: There's the cast iron on the bottom going into the foundation, followed by a brass cleanout, a brass tee above ...
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Do epoxy paints need to cure after being heated in the oven?

I am doing a project with a rattle can but it's an epoxy based paint (not oil like your off-the-shelf Krylon or whatever). I am also doing a step where I oven cure everything after I finish painting ...
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When cutting granite does a diamond blade need to be wet?

I have to make an 1/8 inch cut on a 6" strip of granite with an angle grinder and diamond blade. Is there a benefit to getting the blade wet. I am not worried about dust for such a small cut, but I do ...
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Hydrostatic mower drive belt - Troy Bilt Horse

I have a Troy Bilt horse that has 2 belts, one for the 2 blades on the deck and a drive belt that runs the hydrostatic transmission. The transmission belt broke, and I can't figure out how to get to ...
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Leaking basement caused by poorly graded sidewalk

Along our sidewalk on the side of the house we have a 5ft section of cement that slopes directly to the house. The water pools from the steps back towards the window. About 8 inches to the right of ...
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Will 1x4's and 1x6's be enough for an aquarium stand?

I'm building an aquarium stand, with only wood and screws. I'm only equipped with a miter saw, a drill, and some hand powered saws and a leveler- this will be my first woodworking project. The goal is ...
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Screw jammed in deadbolt!

So, I recently purchased a new house and went about changing the locks. The doorknob worked well, but not so much on the deadbolt. Installed everything but one screw which wouldn't budge. I ended up ...
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Replacing Flex Duct

I have few questions and need some advices. 1. can you tell me the size of my unit. It is Bryant, model 561CJX018000AEAA 2. The furnace is in crawl space and connects with 12" flex duct, 40 feet long, ...
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New furnace and new generator

We have a new 8.5 KW home standby generator. It won't start our new modulating furnace; the furnace will run on mains power but won't run on the generator. The generator runs at the same voltage as ...
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Material between the plywood floor of my camper and new vinyl sheet I want to put down

I had to replace a 2 foot by 8 foot section of plywood flooring in my camping trailer due to damage from a blow out of a radial tire. Some of the original plywood floor was covered with carpet ans ...
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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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Why is an outlet box outside of the wall?

I'm considering putting an offer in on a house and am questioning this outlet prior to being able to do a home inspection. Is there any reason to be alarmed that this outlet is boxed outside of the ...
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Is air gap needed if dishwasher is connected directly to the sewer line?

My dishwasher is in an island, across from the sink. If I connect my dishwasher directly to the sewer line instead of to a garbage disposal, then does it still need an air gap?
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Installing moisture/weather barriers around home/ doors and windows

What is the proper way to installed moisture/weather barrier around doors and windows in southern Louisiana?
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What is involved in bleeding air from a multi residential hot water baseboard heating system installed in 1965?

Residents are complaining of banging in the hot water baseboard heating system in our multi-residential building built in 1965. How difficult/involved is it to bleed the pipes? Does it have to be done ...
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Best way to avoid pipe freeze in exterior wall?

We have an exterior wall framed with 2x6's. We are running PEX piping to a pot filler faucet through this wall to go above the stove top. Is there any precaution we should be taking besides standard ...
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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 ...
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Connecting Washing Machine Outlet Box to copper

I've done a search and nothing particularly relevant came up so... I'm in the process of moving the washer and dryer in our new house and trying to figure out how to mate the valves in the ...
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GFCI receptacle

I just installed a GFCI outlet in my bathroom thats directly connected to the light fixture switch. when i turn power back on the light fixture isn't getting power and the outlet wont test. But The ...
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Can I raise the floor of a culvert with concrete?

I have a concrete culvert under my driveway. The first pipe section on the input side has dropped about 2 inches causing water to back up into my yard. Digging up the pipe section would be ...
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how much weight can this square stock hold

I have a 2" square stock 1/4 thick hollow. It's 210" long. It's being supported on each end by 4". How much weight can it hold in the center It's 1018 cold steel 1/4" rounded edges and hollow. I ...
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Ground preparation for deck pier block

I am planning to extend my deck, which uses pier blocks as below photo I cannot tell what's underneath this pier block because it was just dirt. There was no pour concrete for certain. So my ...
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How to patch wood subfloor surrounded by gypsum/gypcrete?

I have a 1'x 2' of wood subfloor in a bathroom corner that is rotted as seen in the picture. It's 3/4" thick. Below it is around 22" of space and the neighbor downstair. I know that much, but I don't ...
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Supplier of metric-sized PEX in US or Canada [closed]

Note and Update: This is not a "Google that for me question" this is a nearly impossible sizing to find in North America. I know how to Google, I know how to shop, even my plumber took weeks to find ...
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What is the proper way to bring power to this pump?

I purchased this pump to transfer water from a holding tank in a self remodeled travel trailer up to the sink. The pump is an "on demand" style where it will pump pressure in the water line up against ...
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Does a receptacle have to supply the max current that it is rated for?

Suppose you come across a L5-30R (120V, 30A receptacle) somewhere. By spec, can you assume that there will be 30 amps at it? Follow up: if you come across a L6-30R (250v, 30A), does it have to ...
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How to level out or grind down concrete basement floor?

I had a french drain installed in my basement and the top of its cement sits around 1/8" to 1/4" of an inch higher then the rest of my basement floor. I need to somehow level this out so I can put ...
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Which approach is more efficient and fast for warming up the room with a fan heater?

Let's imagine we would like to design a fan heater to warm a room as fast as possible and efficient of course. Two possible approaches are: if the heater starts to work with the maximum power, and ...
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Can I install an air gap faucet instead of a basic air gap with my dishwasher?

We are installing a new dishwasher and trying to figure out the air gap situation. I know we need one, but I'd love to find a more functional alternative to a basic air gap. I don't think we would ...
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All-around header dimensions for external wall

Putting in two small windows as part of our kitchen remodel (21" x 31"). They are going in an exterior gable wall, framed with 2x6's. I can't get a straight answer from anyone about what "size" ...
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How do RH/RC/R and Y/W relate for HVAC?

I have the following notes for HVAC (that I've compiled from reading through here): Thermostat wiring: C low voltage power wire that brings power from heating/cooling equipment to thermostat ...
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Inside of shower water valve [on hold]

Is the inside of the valve body smooth or does it have ridges. Mine has two ridges instead of being smooth. Should I grind it smooth or leave it?
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How to hook up thermostat C wire?

I would appreciate a sanity check/advice from this community. I plan to install a Wifi thermostat (likely a Honeywell) that requires a C wire in a house built in 2005. It's propane forced air plus ...
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Should cement be placed under concrete slabs for driveways or is sand enough?

I am about to get my driveway full slabbed using normal concrete slabs like below (i will be using rectangle slabs as opposed to square). The builders that came to give me an estimate said it would ...
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Is there any problem using brass screws to fit zinc hinges?

I have a set of brass screws that fit the zinc hinges and in the interests of not wasting money and resources, I thought I could just use them together. I realise that they may look a bit odd, but ...
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Best way to run 40 lan cables in loft style office [closed]

I have a project to run around 40 lan cables in loft style office. The office don't have any conduit attached to ceiling at all. The location of RJ45 Jacks is multiple. I wonder what is the best nice ...
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Air conditioning with exhaust fans between two rooms

I'm renovating a space where there will be a partition of 2 rooms (3m height, dimensions are approximates, high humidity location, 23-34degC avg outside temp) Room 1: 5x7m Room 2: 2x7m Room 1 will ...
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Ceiling fan noise is it normal or abnormal?

I recently installed a new ceiling fan in my bedroom . A Case Endeavor fan. It wobbles a little bit, really a 'little' (maybe it is me) so I've been attempting to balance it . However the larger ...
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Does it take long time to turn AC unit around?

I am wondering if it can take a full day of work to turn around AC unit like in this post . Must my new air conditioning unit be 3 feet from the wall (or positioned backward)?
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What's the best way to cut through this wall?

I am adding insulation+drywall between open rafters. What's the best way (tool, blade/bit, technique, other advice) to get through these wall layers for ventilation? (I'll put mesh and grilles over ...
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Can plexi glass be used as a railing for a residential building?

Can someone cite safety regulations or building code specifications (for decking) that exclude the use of plexiglass, specifically for use as a railing material? Thank you in advance!
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How do I find a break in my ground wire?

My last bedroom has three outlets, and are all showing "OPEN GROUND" from my tester. The third one is adjacent to the other bedroom, and that outlet is also showing "OPEN GROUND". The others in that ...
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3-way switch AND sgl pole dimmer in one gang [closed]

I have a problem...I only have room for a single gang box. Currently a 3-way switch resides there. We need to add a single pole, dimmer switch to the box. Isn't there a fan switch that would house ...
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Sealing Ceiling holes

I am renting a very small townhouse that has termite issues. At certain times of the year (termite season) I get dropping coming into my bathroom, laundry room and now kitchen. I have told the ...

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