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How to ground antenna that is on shed with cable running underground to house

I want to mount a TV antenna to my shed in my back yard and run the wire underground to my house. Google has led me to a lot of explanation of grounding with the antenna on the house and it states ...
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White marks or my exterior wall. Do I need to worry about this?

Below is a picture of one of the corners of my house You can notice the white mineral efflorescence that formed on the wall The patio starts just off that wall, quite a large one, rectangular shape ...
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Add water pump to outdoor fountain

Right now the question is how to run power to the pump. I have an outdoor fountain about 10 to 15 feet away from an outdoor outlet. In between the outlet and the fountain is a brick patio. The ...
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How do you install the plastic/nylon toggle anchors?

I recently bought a shelf that included these types of wall anchors, and for the life of me, I could not figure out how to install them. What's the trick with them? ...
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Mount heavy stuff on wooden studs

I want to replace my kitchen cabinets (shoddy DIY stuff, very rough) with some nice floating shelves. I tried to find information on how to mount heavy stuff to wooden studs but all I found were ...
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Removing stud from load bearing wall

I want to remove a stud from a load bearing wall in order to recess my fridge another 3-4 inches. In doing so I will be removing the bottom plate, one stud from bottom plate up to height of the fridge ...
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Where to attach a storm window?

We have two very leaky, single pane windows that we need to insulate. Because interior shrinkwrap storms are impractical for several reasons, we're looking at exterior storms instead. Home Depot has ...
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Dryer timer quit a while ago, now buzzing sound

Mom's dryer timer quit working a while ago and I told her not to leave it with time on, but she did anyways ("If you turn it to zero it will never turn back on!") Now, if the timer is turned to any ...
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Filling wall skrew holes for reskrew

I live in an old 1920's apartment building with thick solid walls and installed an ikea dignitet curtain wire. One side I've realised I've put in wrong and need to redrill two holes in a different ...
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Footings for hexagon gazebo

I am building a free-standing hexagon gazebo around an existing circular concrete pad, so the gazebo will not have a wooden floor. The only weight that the footings will support is the weight of the ...
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Whirlpool refrigerator water runs slow with filter

We have a Whirlpool refrigerator that's 2 years old which has always had slow running water since new. I noticed that when we remove the water filter water runs nice and fast, but with a filter ...
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GE Dryer Won't Start. Looking for tips

I have a GE dryer (MODEL #DSXH43EF0WW) and it stopped working this morning. The light still comes on when I open the door and the dryer will make a humming sound when I press the start button, but it ...
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Getting rid of mosquitos

Search for 'wantrn 3 in 1 mosquito trap' should see something like Description says it uses CO2 - carbon di oxide. i know its harmless unless so much that it removes O2 from area. But what is too ...
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how do I measure the glass on a patio door (glass replacement)

to replace the glass on my patio door, how do I measure the glass for the contractors, do I measure just the glass portion of the door or do I measure the outside frame of the door?
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Is this swing beam safe?

Please help. I made a swing for my kids and now am wondering how safe it is. The swing beam is pressure treated yellow pine 4x6 and 16 feet long. The swing hangers are attached to the 4 inch side of ...
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How can I stop sound travelling? [duplicate]

I live in a Block of flats, and keep having neighbors complaining about the sound/bass. I have tried putting my sub in a stand, and putting layers of wood under it, but it still seems to get a ...
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Why does adding 2nd Wifi thermostat not work in 3 zone home?

Our home has 3 zones for forced air heating by oil and central AC. I replaced a Robert Shaw thermostat with a Honeywell Wifi unit and it worked fine. I then replaced another Robert Shaw thermostat ...
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Subwoofer in a 5.1 surround Possible with outputs?

I am collecting speakers for a 5.1 surround! Now I have found a subwoofer which looks nice it's an active subwoofer. But it has this connections: it has stereo input and output for speakers! My ...
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Information resources for Traditional Japanese Homes

My family and I are preparing to purchase a more or less traditional Japanese home in Hawaii. I am checking up on the claims that it was brought here from Japan and built in 1965. Interior ...
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Upgrading to LED Bulbs

So I've been doing a lot of research recently regarding LED lighting, and attempting to do an overhaul of our entire house. But I've run into a few issues, and I really don't want to go back and forth ...
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why is my 12VDC LED Flood lights flashing when powered by a LED magnetic driver

I just bought a new outdoor LED Flood lights which i plan to use on a field. However, when connected to a power source, the lights keep flashing and has a humming noise. The flood lights are 12vdc @ ...
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How do I glue glass top to a wooden base

I made a log table and now I'm trying to put a glass top as you can see in the picture. The issue is that the glass top is not sticking to the log. I tried various things such as clear adhesive ...
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How do I cut down a bathroom wall drain?

I am doing a minor renovation on our second bathroom, and I have run into a problem. I was able to remove the old vanity,mirror, etc., and repair the drywall. The water valves both leaked, so I ...
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What materials can be used for moving shower walls?

I am currently thinking about a good shower solution for a very small, very old flat. As it is so small and in the top floor (hence: problems with the pitch of the roof, like on this image) I cannot ...
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can I use an anchor on a deck for the spindles?

I have metal spindles on my deck and I need to stain it. I would like to take the spindles off before I do this but I know that I don't want to Do this too much cause I could wear out the hole, so I ...
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Grout has gone hard and I have not finished can I add something to it to soften grout to finish the job

As title says need to soften up the grout to finish job
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How do weather conditions affect pouring a concrete foundation?

I'd like to understand how weather conditions affect pouring a concrete foundation. Are there concerns about pouring a foundation during cold, snowy, rainy, or otherwise inclement weather? Is it ...
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how do I repair broken pipe under foundation

For a home built in 1965, with broken pipe under foundation, what is status of inserting a stent, perhaps under visualization?
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Converting from Radiator to either Radiant or Vent

I am in the process of renovating our house and would like to know if we can convert to Radiant heat from radiator and still keep the same Hot Water Heater and the original piping...If not! which ...
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Asking for DIY Designs and ideas for a new small apartment [on hold]

Need A platform with storage in main bedroom. Need A Queen size loft bed in bedroom 2.ceiling height 2.6m. Welcome any DIY designs and ideas for a married couple with two daughters(2yo & 4yo) ...
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Sheet material that does not adhere to wood glue

I am looking for some sheet material (as in paper, cellophane etc.) that wood glue will not stick to to use as an insulator between glue drippage on one side and something on the other side to which I ...
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chirping sound i cant figure out where from [duplicate]

I have a chirping sound in my house that I cant figure out... So first I changed all the smoke detector batteries, still had chirps, then bought 8 brand new smoke detectors wired them all in , still ...
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How to get the sunshine and sunlight in my house

I am living in house in which the sun is not overlooking through the window at all, Is there a way to make overlook at least partially inside the house.
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thermostats for high desert climate

We live in Spokane, WA, a high-desert climate. We don't need a programmable thermostat, but we need it to keep an ambient temperature range which may mean A/C during the day and heat at night. We ...
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plumbing repairs

My home was built in 1965. Recently, a slowly draining bathroom sink was found (on rotor-rooting) to be obstructed by soft mud, leading our plumber to conclude that drain pipe under foundation was ...
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Replace the Threshold of an exterior door

Last winter the lower hinge side of back door (which faces west and gets lots of wind) was freezing cold during our Northern Illinois winter. So I wanted to fill it with spray foam to seal it up. When ...
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What is the proper order in framing the basement walls?

I am thinking of finishing my basement and am wondering what is the proper order of things for framing the walls. Do I put up perimeter walls first with electrical, insulation and vapor barrier, and ...
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How to give ventilation/exhaust to an inner toilet without exterior walls?

In our proposed home, there is a common toilet (powder room without bath) but it has no exterior wall. However, it shares a wall with another toilet. Can you please suggest a way to give ...
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Should I change all floors or only one?

I have two different type of flooring on my second floor. I have almost 30 sqm with dry pine flooring, and 8 sqm with vinyl. The pine planks are not nailed to the floor, I can lift the planks with my ...
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Can I replace a ceiling light fixture with a higher wattage one?

I am planning to order replacement ceiling fixtures for my 2 foyer lights. i want to make sure they will work first. measurement wise, the dimensions seem to fit the space well. the ones in there ...
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Is it safe to leave light socket without a light bulb?

We have several light sockets with light bulbs, controlled by a single light switch. I don't need that much light, so I want to remove a couple of light bulbs from their sockets. Is that safe ? In ...
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Should we use regular plywood or Lauan over fir strip sub-floor before laying vinyl?

We are preparing a rental kitchen floor for sheet vinyl or VCT tiles. We currently have exposed 3" wide fir strips as the sub-floor. We were told we needed to lay 3/8" plywood over the fir for ...
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What types of surfaces can I use ammonia or isopropyl alcohol for cleaning?

Consider just NH3 and C3H8O (isopropyl alcohol) for their cleaning ability, in liquid form, on common hard surfaces (glass, aluminum, stainless steel, finished wood, PETE, etc). The action is just ...
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Wiring a switched PIR light outside on 2 core t&e?

My builder has incorrectly fed 2 core and earth from the switch inside to where the light will go outside (and made good). I was planning to buy a outdoor light with a PIR sensor and have the switch ...
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How can I level my bed?

I have a very uneven floor in my bedroom, and a metal bed frame (non-leveling feet), soon to be a wooden bed frame. I'd like to level my bed. What are some good ways to do this? One approach is to ...
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How to attach a new sill to an existing concrete foundation

I have a foundation of block wall. To get it to the correct height I need to put 4" solid block top cap on it and my sill plate on top of the 4" solid top cap. I can fill in the voids in the block ...
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How to secure vinyl post caps?

I have a deck with vinyl posts, and 5"x5" vinyl caps on the posts. I'm looking at how I can affix them to the posts so they don't blow off. I found a "Vinyl Fence Glue" listed at both Home Depot and ...
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Strange smell in August only

I have a strange smell (somewhat like decomp but its not) that has presented its self every August since 2009 and stays for 14 days. It comes on strong the second day and stays the same smell level ...
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Can I drill holes in septic tank risers to off-gas hydrogen sulfide?

How about drilling a few small vent holes in the riser (assuming it is open air and not buried)? The septic guy says that doing so would vent the HS gas and significantly extend the life of the second ...
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Wiring electrical outlets from a single outlet

I'm building an entertainment center unit, and on the unit I want to embed wall outlets into it so I can plug things like my receiver, NAS, consoles etc in a clean method. I thought the entertainment ...

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