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Safe way to remove an outlet

We recently removed a wet bar from our living room and we're going to replace it with a kegerator. On the wall above the wet bar, there are currently two switches and one outlet, but not in a row; one ...
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Install carpet tiles over laminate in basement?

We currently have laminate flooring in our basement, which appears to be installed directly on the concrete floors. We haven't noticed any moisture issues in the 3 years we've been here; we had some ...
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Would it be OK to install a water pressure regulator where the supply line enters my home?

Hi I have high water pressure 120 psi and no regulator vavle installed at my home. My home is on a slab with a very small water meter box in the front yard. The box is too small to accommodate the ...
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1answer
33 views

difference between 15, 20 and 25w fluorescent bulb? [closed]

I want to buy a fluorescent blacklight bulb for a party. I am not willing to spend huge amounts of money for the "glow in the dark" effect so I decided to buy a cfl bulb which will be used in one 16 ...
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2answers
26 views

Can sliding doors be replaced while retaining the existing frame?

Can I just take out the old glass sliding doors and replace them with new ones without ripping out the frame?
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109 views

Laser printer on same circuit interferes with lights and LCD monitors

I have a newly built 110V 20A basement office wired with 12/2 with eight T8 bulbs overhead, 850 watt PC, three LED monitors and a big Canon MF8380Cdw laser printer on the same aforementioned 20 amp ...
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reclaiming exhaust from 'on demand water heater'

Is there some way to recover the heat which is lost through the exhaust system from a 'on demand water heater' ?
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37 views

What would cause a led light to turn off after one second?

I have an older house for number of years. I got tired of the old kitchen light and decided to replace it with led light. I bought a kitchen led light that is oval in shape and takes two 13 inches ...
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In the UK where can I buy a test for lead paint testing [closed]

In the UK where can I buy a test for testing if paint on a wall contains lead, the 3m lead testing kit was recommended but the only place I seme able to buy it is on Amazon, and on Amazon there are ...
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3answers
357 views

What should I do if the AFCI breaker neutral pigtail is too short?

I am wiring a house that I built, and code says I need an AFCI for the bedroom circuit. The panel that I will be installing this AFCI breaker in is a subpanel, so my ground/neutrals are on 2 ...
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2answers
294 views

Faulty dimmer lights / switch

My patio lights are on a dimmer switch. Recently when I press the switch the lights go on and then switch off immediately and stay off. I can press the switch on and off several times and nothing ...
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1answer
30 views

Question regarding retrofitting weep holes

Our house is two storey brick veneer and currently has no weep holes on the bottom level it does have a damp course and some moss under the damp course . Currently getting moisture and dampness an am ...
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1answer
33 views

Foul smell coming from dishwasher

My dishwasher is 10 years old. It is only used intermittently, but I do try to run it at least once a week. There is an intermittent sewer-like odor, that seems to come and go. It was really bad this ...
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Can you waterproof Luxury Vinyl Tile floors without grout?

My questions are on the use of Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) flooring - my preference is to use the LVT without grout. However, I'm skeptical on how well the LVT will hold up to moisture without the grout ...
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47 views

Heavy Duty Floating Shelves for Kitchen

BACKGROUND: Remodeling our kitchen and SWMBO wants open shelving on one wall versus piecing together 10' of upper cabinets. The lower cabinets on this wall will actually have a big 33" sink and lots ...
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1answer
42 views

Dehumidifer outside to dry inside

I live in a tiny place. I recently found a dehumidifier that could be placed outside. It has sensors that can be placed inside and connect to the dehumidifier. Does it make sense to put the ...
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1answer
37 views

Can you change the colour of frosted glass easily?

I Have a frosted white glass table that i want to change the colour to a black frosted look, can i paint over the white? Would this work or how else can i turn it into a black frosted glass table?
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Possible cross over issue with water lines

About 2 weeks ago our hot water started getting less and less hot, now it is completely cold. If I turn the cold angle stop off at the sink, so only the hot water line can feed the faucet, and turn it ...
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1answer
31 views

How do I fix small chips and scratches in a melamine table top?

Below is what I am talking about. How do I fix these ?
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28 views

wiring for illuminated 3 way toggle switches

i have two three way illuminated toggle switches in my bathroom. when the bathroom light is out only one of the illuminated toggle switches glows; the other does not. how can I wire these so that ...
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2answers
57 views

Use cat5e 2-pair RJ11 cabes for network connection

I've thought cat5(e) means always RJ45 lan cable. But my house has "cat5e 2-pair rj11 green (data) cables" from the living room to each room. My internet router is in my living room in the 1st floor ...
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3answers
46 views

How to measure the radius of a fillet on a non 90deg angle

I have two filleted corners that are not at 90deg on an aluminium part. I want to measure the radius of the fillet, but I don't have fancy radius measuring tools, only calipers. Is there any way I ...
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2answers
41 views

Power loss on a sub-panel

I have an old ITE main panel in the garage with 600 amp service which has 3 - 200 amp breakers, each feeding a sub-panel in the house. All 3 ITE sub-panels in the house have been fine for over 5 years ...
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1answer
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Voice activated home automation [closed]

I am looking for a good product to use for voice controlled home automation. I was thinking the amazon echo (since for some reason I can't just get an echo dot without having the amazon echo already) ...
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2answers
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What is the side load bearing capacity of wood screws?

I'm trying to figure out the viability of a project to suspend bicycles from the garage ceiling. What I don't know, however, is how much to worry about the bearing capacity of wood screws to hold a ...
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1answer
19 views

Electrical light switch circuit split

I have one inside switch that turns on 3 porch lights. I would like to install a ceiling fan where the middle light is but do not want the other two lights on the same circuit to turn on. How can I ...
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0answers
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Sustainable home cooling system [closed]

Is there any sustainable air cooling system for home? or advice me best cooling system for home? I am planing to build 3 bedroom and with one additional room in terrace home. I am thinking install ...
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1answer
19 views

Installing a wall vent when stud blocks the opening?

I'm installing a rear duct range hood and need to open a ~4"x18" hole through the exterior wall. A 2x6 stud blocks the hole. I plan to cut the stud and place a header, jack studs, and sill around ...
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Can I use 6/3 NM-B cable for a 120v 20 amp circuit?

I just removed a hot tub spa from my backyard. I am wondering if I might be able to use the 6/3 cable for an outdoor electrical outlet? Could I change the breaker to a 120v 20 amp breaker. Then ...
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1answer
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Time for a Box Upgrade (to 200A)?

So I have 2 units on my property with solar on each, totaling 7K. My front unit I use as an office and already upgraded the box there to 200A. In the back I still have 100. I have central air right ...
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1answer
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Will humidity hurt my furniture and paint/fixtures while on vacation? Note: I left a few windows cracked before I left for a week

I am on vacation for a week. I left a couple windows cracked in my 2 bedroom apartment. I also left all the doors inside the apartment open. I thought air flow would be good while I'm gone, but now ...
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2answers
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Who should I contact about having my water tested?

I would like to know who I should contact other than the EPA about having my water tested I moved to this town 4 days ago and in those 4 days I now have boils over 25% of my body and a second degree ...
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1answer
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What is 3" (750Pa) wg class?

According to Sheet Metal & Air Conditioning Contractors’ National Association (SMACNA) - leakage test manual, It is not recommended that duct system constructed to 3" (750Pa) wg class or lower be ...
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1answer
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Tester reads “HOT / GRD. REVERSE”

Everything was working as usual then NOT. I used a 3 prong circuit tester in several outlets and got the same reading on all of them. HOT / GRD. REVERSE. how or why would this suddenly happen and how ...
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connect 3 inch ABS pipe to only 0.5 inch exposed pipe

I would like to cut an existing pipe and install a coupler to connect 2 pieces of 3 inch ABS. I would like to make the connection where I am pointing on the image. Is that enough pipe to connect to ...
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0answers
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Maximum breaker on NMD7 8/3 wire?

My mother in law recently replaced her 4 burner Frigidaire range and is often popping her breaker when she is cooking for a large party - ie 4 burners going and oven. I checked the specs for the ...
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1answer
31 views

How Should I Fill In a Hole in Slab Around Floor Drain

I think I have a good idea about how to go about this, but wanted to throw it out here to make sure I don't wander down the wrong path. I recently installed a new floor drain. I broke up the ...
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1answer
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Mounting bookshelf in Closet

I have looked at closet organizers and just decided on a nice bookshelf to put rods on a 10' closet. Given the width of the bookshelf I am thinking of mounting it to the wall to give it the height ...
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1answer
41 views

Dryer is making a terrible sound

Recently our dryer started making terrible noises. It sounds to me like a belt is broken, but it makes a grinding sound when turning. The noise is not constant. There is a strong burnt smell ...
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4answers
393 views

Are power outlets for window A/C units likely to support 220V?

The windows in my apartment have single power outlets next to them like the one pictured below, presumably for use with window A/C units. Are these likely to be 220V outlets, suitable for use with ...
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0answers
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Need to clean permanent air filter

How do I access the permanent filter in a RUUD product ? The model number is either UBEA-14JO5SFFAI or RCGA-24A2GG14?
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0answers
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5 year old Whirlpool Refrigerator

I have a Whirlpool refer that is about 5 years old, pretty basic model. I'll skip the long version of why I had to do a very thorough cleaning, suffice to say one does not want fish (bait squid) to ...
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2answers
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Sub panel grounding

I replaced an old FPE sub panel that has no ground wire with the feed. The main panel is a new 200 amp with a 100 amp breaker feeding the sub. The wire is #2 copper ( 2 hots and one neutral in 1 1/4" ...
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3answers
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I left a pound of ice to melt in my shower. Two hours later my downstairs neighbor reported a leak from their shower light fixture

Our 4-unit building has identically laid out apartments with a guest shower. I was clearing some ice from a broken freezer, and left about a pound or less of ice near the drain of the shower to melt ...
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0answers
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AC electronic thermostat went black

I have a new (2013) Lennox AC unit. There is an electronic thermostat that just went black a few days ago. This has never happened before as, even when the AC is off for the winter, the thermostat ...
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1answer
27 views

How to seal garage floor edge

The wall sits on the wood which sits on a rough 2" concrete block. How should I cover this edge so that I have a single clean surface from the floor to the wall?
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1answer
62 views

Can a dishwasher and disposer be on the same 20 ampere circuit?

I am in the process of rewiring kitchen in a 1925 era farmhouse removing knob and tube. Have new 100 amp service and will soon pull 12/2 cu thhn to power .kitchen sink garbage disposer and dishwasher. ...
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2answers
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Air purfier to save on air conditionig?

We have to renovate an apartment on a low floor in a busy area and an expert advised us to install an air purifier system. He said that these tools are beyond the relief they are entitled to air ...
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2answers
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How to properly dispose of empty fire extingusher?

Bought a small home fire extinguisher, and had to use it for a small stove fire. The needle is in the middle of 'empty', (not all the way, but it appears that the fire extinguisher is of the one time ...
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How to shut off both cold water and hot water?

I want to install a new basin tap mixer in my bathroom but I cannot find the valve to off the hot water. I can see the cold water valve is under the sink in the kitchen. Here is the water heater on ...

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