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Why is my shower head pressure low?

I have two bathrooms back to back. one with a tub and shower and the other is a walk in shower. Both have the same shower head. One has super pressure, the other is eh. What do you this ...
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Major Renovation

I'm considering hiring a contractor to do some major renovations to my home. I'm already in need of a new roof so this is the ideal time to do this. Currently, we have a patio that I would like to ...
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Toro ready start lawn mower dead

Toro Personal Pace Recycler 22 in. Variable Speed Self-Propelled Gas Lawn Mower Briggs & Stratton Engine Model #: 104M02-0010-F1 Serial:1412305830813 Parts List: PDF Last worked one month ago. ...
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1993 Model Craftsman (917.257560) dies when blades are engaged

So this mower is only 5 years younger than I am... I was having problems with it last weekend when I was trying to get it out. Charged the battery, checked the carb and checked the starter. Everything ...
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What is the blower HP needed for a 12ft column of water?

In lieu of buying an actual air pump to use just once a year to close a swimming pool before freezing, I'd like to use the blower feature of a wet/dry vac. I'm trying to choose between a 5HP and a ...
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How to detach box from skirting board

I need to get this box off the wall! I started going in-between the box and the skirting board with a knife but the wires (and not knowing where they go inside) worry me. Any thoughts on how to ...
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Can I jump the “Cool” and “Hi-Heat” terminals to run at the same fan speed?

My Goodman blower came from the factory with the black wire for Hi fan speed and the blue wire for the next lower or Med. Hi fan speed for the Hi-Heat (2 stage). I have found that I like the A/C ...
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2 sets of 3 wire cable wiring problem [on hold]

I just removed a ballast fixture to install a regular light fixture I noticed 2 sets of 3 wire cable coming out of the ceiling whe all I have with the new light fixture is a white and black cable do I ...
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My OLD bathtub is clogged

I need some help. I have a really old tub, maybe late 1920s tub, It doesn't have a overflow trap/drain and it is clogged. Ive tried a plunger, used a snake (about 25feet of it) and finally used Drano. ...
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Can I remove bluestone pavers embedded in mortar

Can I remove bluestone pavers embedded in mortar and reuse them? A house with a bluestone foyer is being demolished and I would like to salvage the pavers and reuse them in my new home.
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Bosch Dishwasher check water light flashing

I live in the UK and have a 3 year old built-in Bosch dishwasher, model number smv50c00gb/14. It finished a cycle ok but then started beeping and flashing the "check water" red light. The only way to ...
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Intermitten (shuts off randomly) power to one leg (hot) wire in sub panel

This is an apartment complex. The service panel has two rings, or meters, and 2 Murray 2-pole 50 amp breakers. The service panel is about 25 to 35 years old. Each 2-pole 50 amp breaker services a ...
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Can anyone identify what brand this faucet is?

I wanted to replace this faucet and had a hard time figuring out what brand it is.does anyone know what company this is ?
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What is this kind of security bolt head called, and how can I remove it?

A previous owner fitted the light fitting pictured above, and has not left me a tool to remove the bolt. The bulb has blown so I need to get in to the unit. The head diameter is about 12mm and the gap ...
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Alternatives to conventional weep screed, for stucco to the ground homes?

I live in one of millions of older homes that have stucco applied right to the ground, like so: There's really no way to retrofit a conventional weep screed here. Lowering grade is not feasible ...
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Removing dark burn mark from white shirt [on hold]

I noticed (a bit too late) that a second hand striped white shirt I bought in a charity had a small dark burn mark - see picture. Is there any way to hide it or remove it? http://goo.gl/MTGLnK
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Why will my pilot light on the gas water heater not stay lit for more than 15 minutes?

The pilot light went out on my gas water heater. I followed the instructions and had it lit three times now for about 15 minutes each time but it wont stay lit. Not sure what to do at this point?
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Can I apply a second coat of stain if the first coat is still damp?

I just finish staining the deck and now I want to put a second coat, but the wood looks like it's still damp. Can I put on a second coat?
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How to install small damper in a duct?

I need to install a Honeywell 10x10 damper into a 11x11 duct. Options that I came up with: build an adapter to reduce duct to 10x10 (alternatively I can use 12x12 damper and build adapter to ...
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How to strengthen the plastic thread for repeated attaching/detaching of a garden hose?

My garden hose rack-mount, my shop-vac, etc.. all have a plastic thread to attach a garden hose. I try hard to hit the thread just right, but sometimes I miss. This leads me to wonder if I'm not ...
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Can someone check my calculations for loads on my house's foundation for beam and footing sizing? [on hold]

My Problem My foundation piers have settled and the beams are not properly set because of attempted fixes over many years with shims, blocks, firewood, and what have you. The piers are leaning, over ...
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Can I drill a hole through brick wall/lintel for A/C lines?

I'm looking to move the a/c refrigerant and return lines that are currently through the middle of a window opening to a more natural location so that a window can be installed in the opening. I ...
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Water-resistant, easily removable “putty or glue” recommendation?

I need to erect a barrier in an aqueous environment. Basically I need to erect vertical "guards" at the side of my kitchen sink, since the water faucet is high up, water splashes onto the counters, ...
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1answer
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Why isn't my Lennox G26Q3/4-100-6 furnace firing up?

I replaced the batteries, does not click when it calls for heat in the thermostat. fan blows but no heat. I took off inspection door, held the safety switch in, a blue light is blinking constantly, ...
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Cinder block retaining wall repair

I inherited an old retaining wall (from the 1980s? repaired once or twice here and there): It has a few cracks and the mortar has gone bad so I'd like to repair it. So I removed the cinder caps, ...
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Old bathroom gas heater - how to cap it off?

Our bathroom has a very old gas heater...it has a cast iron grill and I believe a ceramic element. Here is a picture from Pinterest of a similar one...this is not my bathroom. You can see the gas ...
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new water heater, unexpected noises

I installed a new water heater about 2 months ago and I hear this cracking noise most of the time, even when I have not used the hot water. Does anyone have an idea of what could possibly be causing ...
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Powerboard overload switch melted

We came home last night to find one of our powerboards (outlet strips) had melted/caught fire. Pretty scary! Now I'm not 100% sure on what happened but I believe that there was an oil column ...
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1answer
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How can I remove a stubborn screw from a toilet seat?

I would like to install on a one piece Kohler toilet a bidet. When I tried to unscrew the screw from the seat, it just didn't move, not with the screwdriver nor the drill. So I put wd40 but still ...
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Electrical fault tracing

Red Hot leg of 14/3 cable disconnected at panel but still picking current somewhere from the other leg. Circuit breaker does not trip. Everything works ok on the good leg. How do I find the fault?
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What should I have my dehumidifier set at to dry out my basement?

I have a 1600 sq ft home. The wellmate sprung a leak last Sat and soaked the basement. Im running fans down there and just got a 40 pint dehumidifier per the service guy. What setting should I set it. ...
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Where are these flies coming from?

We recently had a sewer fly infestation caused by having a cracked mortar collar on the rest bend of the soil stack which runs through the upstairs and downstairs bathrooms. I removed a good portion ...
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Do I have to increase the water line diameter all the way to the water meter?

I have a 1/2" water line into my house from the meter. I would like to change that over to use a 3/4" or a 1" line into my house. Do I need to replace all the 1/2" pipe back to the meter with my ...
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In-line fan installation

Can an In-line bathroom fan be installed horizontally or just vertically ? Been searching all over but no manufacturer specify that on their guide. Thank you
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Whirlpool dishwasher having issues, what would cause these symptoms?

I have a Whirlpool dishwasher (type 575-0). Over the weekend, the dishwasher control buttons simply stopped working. No LEDs came on when the button was pushed, dishwasher didn't start, nothing. ...
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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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Black paper layer in attic…what is it's function and how do I patch it?

I just went up into my attic (house was built in 1939) and found that there is black paper on the 'walls'. Part of the reason for going up is to find out the back of holes that my electrician made ...
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Ground rod for detached sub panel

My contractor sunk a length of rebar in the footing of my shop to be used as ground rod for the sub panel. I'm not sure but I suspect its just a 10 ft. length of rebar, and isn't tied into the rest ...
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How can I fix gaps and broken mortar in a stone path

I have a stone path that is all broken up. What's a quick and cheap way to fix it? Please see the picture. There are several areas in the path that have this issue. Would putting a strip of concrete ...
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1answer
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Insulation over ceiling drywall nailers or scabs

So fiberglass batts 12" thickness. The goal is to not let the insulation become compacted or have gaps between unconditioned and the conditioned space. When a drywall nailer is fastened to the top ...
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Cost-effective blackout roller blind with side-channels?

I want to fit a blackout blind with side channels into which the blind fits to eliminate light leakage around the edges of the blind. Here's an example of this kind of blind fitment: https://www....
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Why is there dirt in my wall (by the tub)?

We were trying to put in some laminate flooring, and as I was vacuuming against the base of the drywall I noticed that dirt kept falling from what looked like inside the wall. The drywall seemed a ...
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Adding a light fixture to an existing fixture

I added a new light fixture by splicing into an existing fixture. When I turn the light on, the existing light comes on, when I turn it off, the new light comes on. What have I done wrong? I want ...
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Moisture damage in bathroom ? How to fix this?

DIY newbie here. Please look at the first picture. I have this all over the bathroom, possibly because I did not use the exhaust fan while taking showers over the years. How do I fix it ? I am ...
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Electrical wiring question for instant water heater

I am installing a point of use Chronomite SR-20L/240 HTR 240-Volt 20-Amp SR Series Instant-Flow Low Flow Tankless Water Heater. https://www.amazon.com/Chronomite-SR-20L-240-HTR-Instant-Flow/dp/...
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How to achieve a sun-bleached effect with wood stain

I have a new wood shelf that I am trying to stain to a sun-bleached colour. I believe the wood is pine. Before staining, I sanded thoroughly with grit 60, 100, 150, 220. I also used a conditioner ...
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moving electric water heater to old shower cove

doing extensive remodeling of a small (1400 sq ft) house. I want to move the electric water heater to an old shower cove. Getting the wiring there will be easy (its about 5 feet away and all the walls ...
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How can I replicate a ceiling texture with parallel lines surrounding irregular areas?

Could someone tell me what type brush or instrument was used for this knockdown texture?
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How to clean dryer ducts . Home is built on a slab

My home sits on a slab, I can only assume that the dry duct runs from the wall and under the house ( no crawl space.). there is a large pipe that exits the house on the outside where the cap is ...

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