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Recommend HP and capacity Air Compressor for tools [closed]

I am planning to use MAKITA AF504Z, a nailgun and use it as well for spray paint furniture, as an air blow gun & pressure washer would this be enough 2HP 2 cylinder 1 phase 115 PSI 88 liter ...
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Wall light switch in pantry, moving to cabinet side

I have a pantry enclosed on two sides by standard partition walls faced with cabinet wood, then two short sides open to the kitchen on the outside made from cabinet wood, then the door is mounted at ...
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Plumbing two sinks on opposite sides of a wall

I had a small bathroom remodel done after flooding last month. I found out I had a contractor in over his head too late. My situation now is I have a bathroom sink on one side of the wall and the ...
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Hydronic PEX: OK to use clamps and tubing from two different brands?

I have an old 1900 house in Pittsburgh that I'm replacing the radiators with new Runtal rads. I have been replacing the old black iron feeds and returns with Zurn Performa PEX with Sharkbite brand ...
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Found Lath and Plaster wall under remodel drywall. Is it restorable?

I'm currently in the process of restoring my 1906 home's bathroom. At some point in the last 10-15 years the bathroom was given a cheap remodel. New plumbing and outlets were run and drywall was hung ...
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Entry Wood Door Repair on Finish

We have double entry doors and when I removed our old handle set, it took away alot of the paint that was originally on the door near the handlesets. Needless to say, I want to try to fix this issue ...
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Who is responsible (and in what proportion) for a fence that spans multiple properties at unequal lengths? [closed]

I'm looking into having a boundary fence rebuilt because the existing one has posts that were not installed properly, and they are now tipping over - the fence has been tied up several times. This ...
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Wiring a light fixture in bathroom attached to a switch and GFCI

I am replacing all the components in my bathroom during a remodel. I have a box that has a light switch and a GFCI, the switch controls the vanity light. When i removed the old fixture I neglected to ...
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Can I connect a dishwasher and an outdoor outlet on the same circuit?

I bought a "fixer upper" and I'm remolding the kitchen. The previous "hack & wack" investor added a dishwasher but to power the DW they installed an outlet box and powered that box by cutting ...
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Turn on one light, when another is turned off

I just bought a bathroom fan which needs a seperate wire to control the fan, light, nighlight and humidity control. Each one is designed to be wired to a separate switch, not an ideal design. I'm ...
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The right size beams for deck [closed]

Building a 16'x16'two tiered deck, both sections equal,highest point approx 40"and one step down for second section with steps coming off that to ground.can I sandwich 2 2x8 together for beams or do I ...
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Can I tile over existing tile (on drywall) to improve waterproofing?

I bought a renovated house; the shower is drop in tub, the tile wall are directly set on dry wall, no cement backer board behind the tiles. can I pay someone to tile over the existing tile , since ...
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How to mill a spiral groove in aluminium without a milling machine or lathe [closed]

I need to make my own lathe-like chuck out of aluminium for a one-off machine I'm making. It will be self-centering so I need to make a spiral groove, 5mm deep, in a 10mm thick, 150mm diameter ...
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How to rewire or change a broken black wire inside a ceiling fan with light

I have a 42", 4 blades, Hampton Bay ceiling fan with light. I recently moved to a new place and when I went to install the fan, it didn't work. After some detective work, I found out that the black ...
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37 views

Reversing an inswing door to an outswing door? [duplicate]

I about to tear out and rebuild a portion of an exterior wall in which I will be installing a door, is it possible since it's new construction to purchase and inswing door and convert it to an ...
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1answer
38 views

Who can give PAT test labels out in the UK? [closed]

Can any registered electrician give an item a PAT test label, or does it require membership of an additional trade body of some kind? Also, is it legal to sell these items to certified electricians ...
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Tap pressure seems to go higher [closed]

I was having a shower and the pressure would suddenly go High and the water would kind of spurt and do weird things, this has happened a few times since when using taps. I went to a different tap and ...
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Leaning cinder block fence caused by tree, what's the best way to fix this?

There's a cinder block fence with my neighbor that is leaning into their property. A tree stump and its roots are the probably causes. The tree roots are probably making the wall lean. The tree stump ...
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Finding hard-to-find studs

So, I'm trying to find the studs in an exterior wall. The following techniques have all failed: Running a stud-finder over the wall just produces "lost calibration" beeping after a few inches of ...
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How to repair exposed exterior foundation insulation?

Thanks for checking this question. New to owning a home, and new to stack exchange. I do not know where to begin and I do not know what "terms" to use when googling. Any tips/ideas how to repair or ...
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1answer
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Best option for DIY water heater platform

16 year old gas water heater started leaking, so time to replace! The old water heater was on a 3-legged stand, and the stand is permanently embedded in to a concrete blob on top of the concrete ...
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A GFCI outlet controlled by a light switch

I'm installing a disposal and am wondering how I can control the GFCI that the disposal is plugged into with a switch. I want the switch to control the GFCI outlet to protect the disposal. Thank you. ...
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Safe deck surround distance for tree

I plan to build a deck around this small bing cherry tree. It's 3" diameter. I will have a beam running around 1 feet next to it on one side. The other 3 sides are flexible in term of what I can do. ...
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Mixing or blending diverse tile thinsets together

I would like to know if it is ever an acceptable practice to mix or blend two diverse thinsets together, and under what circumstances one may resort to this practice (outside of desperation to finish ...
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Joists \ sleepers for decking over concrete patio

I'll be getting a 10x12 concrete patio attached to the back of my new house - not my first choice, but that's what it is. I wanna put Trex or some other composite decking over the concrete patio - ...
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Fridge popping breaker when plugged into garage outlets

I moved a fridge into my garage. After about 2 mos, it started popping the breaker. I tried the other outlet in the garage, same thing. I ran a heavy-duty extension cord to a storage room off the ...
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Is is safe to only use a gfci with no ground wires downstream?

If you use a gfci outlet and the rest of the outlets downstream don't have a ground wire attached, are they still considered grounded and are they safe?
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I have to reset switch in basement if I don't turn off space heater when I use the blow dryer [closed]

My husband says I have too much plugged into my side of the bedroom- 1) lamp 2) laptop 3) cell charger 4) a blow dryer. All are plugged into a Phillips box that plugs into an outlet. I am no ...
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outlets work…light switches don't

My side of the bathroom has 4 bulbs above the mirror. When I turn on the switch the bulbs come on. After a minute each bulb turns off, one by one. All outlets work, and all other switches in the ...
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What is special about carpet cutters?

I currently have to cut a small piece of carpet and I wondered if I should get a carpet cutter. It seems to me that probably any solid, sharp knife (or scissors) would be suited similar well. So my ...
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Wire a 30A/15A/30A fuse box to a 4 wire 120V/240V oven

This is for a Canadian Oven being installed in Canada. Used oven came with this box. The manual is not available. The incoming line from both oven and junction are Red/White/Black/Ground. I ...
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Water running in basement floor drain but no faucets or toilets are running

I can see/hear water running through the pipe just under the basement floor drain in the laundry, furnace and hot water heater room. Nothing is turned on in the house. If I turn off the main water ...
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What is the danger of a bootleg ground on a 110 outlet wired from a 3 wire 240 circuit?

This is not a question about whether it is in code, or safe to wire a 110 outlet with its neutral to the ground of a 240 circuit. I accept that it is unsafe, and it's certainly not up to code, I'm ...
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Double wide electrical, crossover looped in light switch [closed]

Two of three switches (exhaust fan and overhead light) stopped working in my master bath because of ants. This is a 1997 double wide by Atlantic Homes. I bought the same exact WDS toggle switches from ...
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How do I interpret plumbing TABLE 6-6 610.4 w/ re to branches

How do I interpret the Table 6.6 610.4 of the UPC? It has two header columns: METER AND STREET SERVICE, (inches) BUILDING SUPPLY AND BRANCHES, (inches) But to me that doesn't make sense. The Meter ...
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Touching up black aluminium window frame

I have a set of folding doors (interior <-> exterior) that have been badly scraped and scratched during a renovation project. I have purchased the correct colour touch up paint from the ...
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How many connections can you have off of CPVC [duplicate]

I am looking to add a wet bar to my bathroom and was looking to tap into my CPVC lines to provide the water. Currently there are some 1/2" lines running near where I want to go that tap off of a ...
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Fan runs when in “on” mode, but not when in “auto” mode while in “cool” setting

I have a Rheem RHPL-HM2421JC air handler, a Rheem 1.5 ton heat pump condensing unit, and a comfort control thermostat. The heat and fan worked well over winter. I can also turn the fan mode to "on" ...
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Replacing an sink cabinet (48“) with a double sink (36”)

This is a very old kitchen. The cabinet I removed was there for most like ~30 years (minimum 20). I removed it but not sure of the next steps. The walls from what I can tell are plasterboard. The ...
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Yellow wire connected to C terminal, blue wire connected to Y terminal at furnace

I'm trying to install a new smart thermostat the requires a C wire. My old thermostat operated on batteries. The pre-existing wiring system of the old thermostat looked normal (ie. red wire to Rc, ...
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Replace bathroom light fixture without replacing the fan?

I have a bathroom fan/light fixture. The fan and light both work well, but the light fixture looks very dated and the cover is broken. Replacing the entire fan fixture is a bigger project than I want ...
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Water usage in my home

I live at a property of 4 bungalows, we are all on 1 water meter. We have all been told by the property owner that our monthly charge for water is going up because of higher use. Me and the other ...
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1answer
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How to tell if 2x4 is untreated and safe for indoor project?

I bought some 2x4s from homedepot. Took a picture of the stamp. How can you tell if it's treated or not? Is it safe for indoor furniture project?
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why do so many people believe redgard and other paint on membranes work or are the right way to build? [closed]

edited to not hurt peoples feelings having been a contractor for 30 years, i am interested why so many people keep referring to redgard and other products as a viable way to provide waterproofing in ...
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Ceiling fan remote

If the remote receiver goes bad will the ceiling fan still work manually with the pull chain?? Have 4 fans, all stopped working at the same time. No breaker issue. Might have been a power surge.
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Storm door catch too close to door knob

From the image you can see the storm door latch is too close to the door knob causing you to scratch your hand when you try and open it. There are about three layers of support behind that catch, too. ...
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1answer
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Running water in master shower causes guest bathtub spigot to drip

If this sounds familiar, I deleted my previous question cause I have more info that changes the facts. I noticed that my son's guest bathroom tub had a little water around the drain after I took a ...
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Replaced hot water tap, Water now runs cold

Had my mono kitchen tap (mono) replaced and now no hot water is running. We have running water its just running cold. All taps are running water, I also have central heating working correctly. My ...
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DIY powder coating oven project [closed]

looking into a diy project with my son, looking to build a powder coating oven, its pretty big 10x10, so i was told to run 8 heating elements 4 on each side, 3000w elements or up to 5000w elements. ...
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UK Cable pulling advice for plaster and lath walls

I am about to move into a new (to me) flat. It is 1920s built, upper floor. One of the first jobs (We will be re skimming walls/moving sockets/changing heating system etc) will be to run some ...

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