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Should there be a cap next to my furnace ac drain?

In the picture below, the left side has a good amount of airflow while the ac/blower is running. The tube on the right is the drain that the condensation flows out of to the floor. Should there be a ...
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Attach Shower Rod with Glue

I need a glue that would work on ceramic tiles to attach a shower curtain rod. I have tried all types of rods and due to the humidity, they fall down. Please leave names of glue that would work for ...
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Correcting silicon between plasterboard

I had a contractor come in to build an internal wall, and without me agreeing to it, he used silicone between the drywall panels. The issue is that there is a clear line down the wall where the ...
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1answer
68 views

Help installing new thermostat

disclaimer, this is my first attempt at doing any type of electrical work, so apologies in advance for any wrong terminology :) I attempted to install a new Honeywell programmable thermostat. When I ...
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1answer
37 views

Green Pool - Used Algicide

So, we have a 1700 gallon pool that was stricken with algae, and our neighbors have one about twice that size that got hit at the same time. We both shocked our pools and used an algicide that drew ...
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How do I tell if it's a load bearing wall? [duplicate]

The wall is parallel to the beam in the basement and parallel to the floor joist above but only runs half the length of the house
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recommend a laser distance measure [closed]

Would you like to recommend a laser distance measure to me? I am trying to buy curtain for some very high window, which need precise measurement. Thank you very much.
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21 views

Replacing piece of rotted wood trim

I have about 7 inches of rotted door trim where I want to hang a storm door. The part that rotted was apparently added to the trim when the house was built. I want to replace that piece without ...
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2answers
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Rain Got To Untreated Wood Furniture Project - What to Do?

I've been building a bedframe from unfinished wood on my deck (due to lack of indoor workspace), and tarping it off at night to protect it. Apparently I did a poor job last night though, as the wind ...
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How can I keep animals out of my chimney?

I own a three story house with two chimneys. The chimney in the center of the house has two flue liners, one of which is used by our hot water heater and the other was for a fireplace that is sealed ...
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2answers
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Why would a dryer take 4 hours to dry after we cleaned out the vent?

Our place is 17 years old and apparently no one had cleaned out the dryer vent before now. It was extremely clogged up. While the vent was clogged, the dyer worked great - dried an average load in ...
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1answer
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Is there a way to “dull” new solid exterior stain?

I have had to touch up some places on the exterior of my house with solid exterior gloss after installing a new front door and putting on a back deck. But the stain appears so shiney next to the other ...
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glue to fix rubber gasket on kettle

I have a Sunbeam electrical kettle that started leaking. I took it apart and found a crack in one of the rubber gasket/grommet pieces that hold the plastic water reservoir in place on the metal ...
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3answers
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What should I use to fill cracks in my wood door?

I'm almost finished stripping multiple layers of paint and varnish off my front door. It's revealed some really nice detailing that was previously hidden by paint. I'd like to stain and seal the ...
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1answer
21 views

Clone gate and garage access Remote

I have a HOA gate entrance that uses a Linear ACT-34B (318 MHz) remote and two Liftmaster 8550W garage doors (315 MHz). Is there a clone or learning remote that would consolidate these into one ...
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Well water surging when running water

I got new water pump and conditioner, now water surges when take a shower? Now it has stopped working all together.
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35 views

Wiring for 2 plugs to replace a 2-in-1

Good day, all. Could you please help me with a wiring question? A 2-in-1 plug panel on wall but it’s damaged. I only have 2 separate plugs so planning to replace it. There are 3 wires I found ...
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Finished basement with just painted concrete walls

I have a house from 1955, where the basement has been finished with lighting, carpet, interior walls, etc. I don't know when it was finished, only that it was so when I moved in. The strange thing ...
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2answers
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How to enlarge a 4 in. vent hole on exterior wall

My house is covered by sheet metal and I currently have a 4 in. vent hole from a previous air exchanger. I'm changing the air excahnger and require a 5 in. hole. So I basically have to make a hole ...
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1answer
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I would like to eliminate 2 3-way switches on one circuit

I have 2 3-way switches operating the electrical plugs (No lights) in the living room. I would like to eliminate both switches so the plugs are on all the time.
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How should I connect a fixture to this outlet?

I'm replacing a light fixture in my house and am a bit confused about how the old fixture was wired. There are two pairs of wires, 2 black, 2 white and 2 ground. The two black wires were capped off ...
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Can the framing structure support load for a second story on a house?

I have an older home with 2 x 4 studs on first floor. I am remodeling the second story and want to add a 10 ft. with 2 x 6 walls. Can the first story support this load?
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Goodman system stops running [closed]

I have a Goodman electric heat & air system that was installed about a month ago I've had issues since then. I had a technician come out and he had it running fine then all of a sudden it stopped ...
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0answers
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How do I take the case off my Makita finish sander?

How do I take the case off my Makita finish sander (BO4550Z)? I took the 4 screws out and it isn't seperating
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Does this wiring look normal? If so, how can I connect a porch light to it?

I'm getting ready to (finally) connect a porch light for my outdoor office. The overall wiring looks like this: 1) A sub-panel outside feeds a circuit into the shed: 2) The line goes from the ...
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Electrical engineering background, can I do electrical work on my house

OK Folks, some introduction. I wasn't born in the US, I come from the underdeveloped world, where due to lack of resources it was usual to have a pair of bare wires acting as a light switch ...
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What product will insulate an exterior PVC pipe coming out of the ground with a faucet on it?

We want to insulate from freezing an exterior 24" tall PVC pipe coming out of the ground that has a faucet on it ~ a heated product is not plausible in our situation. Are there other products that ...
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1answer
28 views

Repair cracks in molded foam in sofa

The structure of my 1960s italian sofa has a medium density foam molded around it. (In the pictures, it's the orange stuff, it's called Bayfit foam). The foam has developed significant cracks (or ...
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1answer
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how to drill through two different materials

I installed blinds in my kitchen. I put the screws into the wall. The wall was plaster and inside it was a thin metal sheet. The screws were 1/8 inches. So I drilled two holes of 1/8 inches through ...
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1answer
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My wall is over 25mm (1 inch) thick, what kind of screw/fastener do I use?

So initially I thought I had a regular plasterboard. But I have a small measuring thing for wall depth, and after drilling a hole it seems it's deeper than 25mm. The plastboard thickness I see is 10 ...
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1answer
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Replaced door hinges and now the door won't close - hits the door stop on the hinge side

I replaced the 3.5" hinges on an interior door with hinges of the same size. The only difference that I can see between the old and new hinges is that the barrels on the old set are slightly larger. ...
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Replying to people who answer my question [migrated]

I'm sure there's a better place to ask this question but I do not know where it is when someone replies to one of my questions how do I reply to their answer? I am new to this forum and do not know ...
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0answers
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Home improvement and construction references for deep knowledge [duplicate]

Are there good books out there where one can learn the ins and outs of home construction and renovation to the level of what a contractor would know. When I watch home improvement/diy shows I often ...
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Removing a back to back thumb latch

I have a thumb latch door handle that doesn't engage all the way. I can't find anything online to help. This hardware has a thumb latch on both sides. It is an exterior door. I want to strip it of old ...
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How to ground old style Romex (no ground) multi-wire circult

I have a multi-wire that is very old and doesn't have a ground. I'd like to change this to using new Romex so that AFCI breakers will work. My question is this... Can I band the red wire in my ...
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0answers
22 views

How to connect remote control switch? [closed]

I can connect the three light and fan wires but confused about neutral and phase points. Should i connect the live wire to the phase point? What does phase mean ?
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2answers
34 views

Can I raise the ceiling Without having joists visible

I would like my plaster board ceiling to be raised in my children's bedroom as we are installing a loft bed and do not have a comfortable amount of space between the bed and the ceiling. Is there any ...
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Is conduit required for running wiring in an attic?

Do I have to put the 120 volt wiring in my attic inside of conduit? I don't recall ever seeing any wiring inside of conduit in an attic but I'm not sure.
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1answer
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How many ceiling fans and switches can I put on one breaker [duplicate]

I have a person that wants to wire in four light boxes and four ceiling fans with switches and I need to know if I can run all four of them safely from one breaker and if so what kind of breaker? This ...
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2answers
141 views

Can AWG 6 be used in the middle of a 20a AWG 12 circuit?

Can AWG 6 be used in the middle of a 20a AWG 12 circuit? Would this affect the performance of a 20 Amp Single-Pole CAFCI Circuit Breaker? I have an existing, never used, buried, 6-3 Romex NM-B W/G ...
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1answer
28 views

can I put 3 new light fixtures and switches on the same breaker

I have a person that wants to wire in four actually light boxes for ceiling fans with switches and I need to know if I can run all four of them safely from one breaker and if so what kind of breaker? ...
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2answers
94 views

Running ethernet under ground to another building

I'm trying to run ethernet cable about 250ft underground to the garage. It is going through a hard plastic/rubber tubing under the yard and into the garage. Is there anything I should know before ...
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1answer
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Using extra plywood as stringer for window boards?

Trying to size out some window boards for a hurricane. It's actually two questions but the stringer is the main one. I have a section of windows that is roughly 14' x 4'6". Given a sheet of plywood ...
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1answer
24 views

How to remove this two-piece door hinge?

Trying to remove a door at my apartment, and it has a door hinge that looks like this and here's an image of another one They are both painted over quite a bit, so it's difficult to see how I'm ...
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2answers
35 views

Toilet bowl level drops after flushing

I just installed a new Kohler toilet. It flushes fine but after the flush the level of water in the bowl slowly drains. Why would this be and is it anything to worry about?
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How should I insulate hydronic radiant heating under floorboards

A couple weeks ago a contractor installed hydronic radiant heating at my place. The building is two floors (studio above a garage) and the heating was installed under the floorboards. When he finished ...
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1answer
27 views

Using two 30amp circuits to supply one range

My old range from the seventies has two 30a circuits coming to it. New ranges all use a single 40a circuit. Can I join the two sets of wires into a single 60a breaker. The circuits would be joined ...
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pex home run system with no crawl space

How many holes can I put in a continuous run of studs to run multiple lines to different fixtures. I basically have 20 hoses that need to run through the same 15 ft horizontal of wall. they should ...
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1answer
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What flushmate unit will fit my kohler toilets?

My Kohler toilets have tank number K-4634-AA. I think it is a discontinued model in the Cimarron family. I want to install a flushmate on one toilet to see if the bowl cleans better when flushing. I'm ...
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1answer
16 views

Reclaimed floor boards vs roof boards: what's the difference?

I'm looking for some reclaimed pine floorboards to match the floor they'll be helping fix. This place (for example) lists both reclaimed floorboards and roof boards— is this the same thing? Could I ...

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