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Should the roofer notify and show the owner delamination issue before resheeting the whole roof?

The Roofing Contractor removed two layers of shingles to expose wood on whole roof and installed new shingles before notifying me that new OSB sheeting was added at $49 per 4X8X7/16"sheet. The ...
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Safety with Dremel 8050 Rotary tool

As of July 6, 2015: Dremel model 8050 cordless Lithium Ion 8 V Rotary Tool has been pulled and is no longer available for purchase at Lowes, Home Depot, or Amazon. Dremel Customer service advises "do ...
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how to patch minor leaks at cast iron sewer pipe's joint

please see attached image, I am not sure whether it's a leak where the metal is split, or whether its corrosion where the liquid seeps through the metal. I am looking to patch this, somehow, can ...
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I have phantom electricity

I have three outlets in a room that are not on the same circuit as the rest of the outlets in two rooms. I have most of the circuits in the house mapped and identified on two breaker panels. The ...
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How to apply floor patch on underlayment for sheet vinyl

I am going to put down some new sheet vinyl in our bathroom. I have put down plywood underlayment according to the instructions. I am now trying to fill in the indents of the screw heads (#2 square) ...
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Fridge collecting water

We have a Kenmore fridge (15 years old) with the freezer on top. The freezer is having a problem where the drain (I presume for when it defrosts) keeps filling with ice and then the entire bottom of ...
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Running NM wire romex along rafters in vaulted ceilings

So my ceilings look like this: /\ I want to replace / relocate my breaker panel. The circuits run along the rafters into the attic space (small, cant stand up). My questions: Can I just fish ...
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How to account for wood expansion when installing moulding?

I plan on installing some board and batten frame moulding in my foyer. Basically, 1x4 and 1x6 pine boards in the shape of squares nailed/glued to the wall. My question though is how do I account for ...
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How to add extra 24VAC wire (C wire)

I have recently bought a Honeywell rth9580 programmable WiFi thermostat. Unfortunately I have old electric heating/cooling system probably from 70's. The system is based on two relays (I guess ...
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New Light Swich installation

How do I install a new light switch in a wall where there were none? I am trying to install 2 ceiling fan in my living room .
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Can I use bisphenol resin to bond plastic?

I have a tube of bisphenol two part resin I'd like to use to repair headphones with a broken band. Problem is the band is plastic. Can I use a BPA resin to bond the earphone back to the band? I ask ...
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disconnect ground wire

I had to put a disconnect after my meter and run 4 cables to my main box. I had to remove the bonding screw in the main box and we separated the the white and ground wires unto there own bars. The ...
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Leaking wall valve for future laundry sink

Just found the stub for an unbuilt sink in our laundry room is leaking. Tightened but moisture continues to collect below the valve. Not sure about next steps to explore before calling a plumber. You ...
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36 year old no frost refrigerator has stopped heating. Is it worth tracking problem and fixing or is replacement the most economical option?

36 year old no frost refrigerator has stopped heating. Is it worth tracking problem and fixing or is replacement the most economical option?
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Installing Laminate with Baseboard attached

I will be installing the laminate with the baseboard intact, do I lay the laminate right next to the baseoboard? Or do I still need to use the spacers?
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How can I repair a cut in drywall and make the repair unoticable

I cut out a section of drywall to do a repair to the exterior of my house and now need to put the piece I cut out back in. How can I do this without having a raised edge where the tape is?
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Galvanized Gutters Required For Dormer With Rubber Roof?

I have a long dormer and currently there is no gutter, water just runs off and is starting to seep into my basement. I got an estimate to install gutters on the dormer and the contractor said that ...
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How should I repair crumbling joist pockets in a brick wall?

I'm renovating an old row house with wooden joist in masonry pockets. In many places, the mortar under the bearing point of the pockets has crumbled, cracking a few bricks and lowering the pocket. ...
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Concrete brick patio, -how do I temporarily divert the water around a raised deck post?

I am trying to fix a wet wall problem that appeared due to a incorrectly built patio. I am now trying to fix the under the raised deck area where the patio settled Currently the water is converging ...
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Wet smell, finished basement, aggravates when it rains -how do I find the source?

I have a light wet smell in my basement and I am trying to find the source of it ...not much luck so far. The basement is finished (by the previous owner) and as far as I could see behind the finished ...
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Replacing bathroom and cast iron pipes in 1960s home

I need some advice please before I make a decision on hiring a contractor. 1960's home with walkout basement needs a small bathroom gut & cast iron plumbing replaced. All of the plumbing is ...
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What could happen if I use 2 cycle fuel in a 4 cycle engine?

First off, this is NOT to be confused with this question: What could happen if I used 4 cycle fuel in a 2 cycle engine? 2 cycle oil is used for my weed eater. There is no way I could use a whole ...
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Water under vinyl floor in basement--mold?

We are renovating a 200+ year old house that had a dirt basement. We poured a concrete floor and put vinyl flooring (snap-together, looks sort of like wood) over this. The basement has gotten wet ...
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Why does my drill stop and start working when it feels like it?

I have a makita drill that still works but sometimes stops working then starts working again. Any ideas what it could be?
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Staining my deck

I want to stain my deck with an oil based stain it is to be hot and sunny all day today 85 for a high and has been dry for last 3 days tomorrow's forcast say 70% chance of rain should I do this or put ...
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passive air exchanger on split air conditioner line

Second Stage (Passive) Exchange on Split Air Conditioning System Return Line? I am wondering if there's any chance I can harm my LARGE split air conditioner by installing a passive (parasitic) air ...
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Can you deburr copper pipes with a fitting brush?

Probably a stupid question, but I'm trying to learn how to solder copper pipes and am gathering all the tools I might need. I currently have a fitting brush like this one, but wasn't sure if it would ...
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New switch keeps tripping breaker

I am attempting to enable a light switch in a bedroom that had the wiring but had no ceiling light fixture and no switch (just blank plate). However, I am running into an issue and I want to seek ...
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Stuck tub drain

I am having trouble removing a tub. Specifically, I cannot seem to loosen the drain. I've tried a proper tub drain wrench, but it still won't budge. Any ideas how I can get this thing to loosen?
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Ryobi 18v. Lithium says fully charged but no energy

Recently I was using a Ryobi cordless drill to work on some drainage equipment. Unfortunately it caused a spill and a little water got on me and the drill. I did not think it was a lot of water (and I ...
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Help wiring Bathroom fan

I am not 100% sure how to wire my new bathroom fan, and I am looking for a little guidance. (This is for a NuTone QTN130LE1) Here are the existing wires in the attic. I have a white wire, a black ...
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getting home heat treated for bedbugs - what could be damaged?

So I was thinking about getting my home heat treated for bed bugs. That involves bringing the temperature up to 125 degrees per https://www.abchomeandcommercial.com/austin/pest-control/bed-bugs . My ...
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Electric Shock from concrete pad

MY band recently played a gig at a friend's farm. We set up on a concrete pad behind his barn. I received my first shock when I set my arm on the top of my guitar amplifier. It was a hot sunny day and ...
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100 amp disconnect

I have a 100 amp disconnect box after my meter and prior to my main box. I run 4 wires from disconnect to main. The ground and neutral are connected in the disconnect box and isolated in the main ...
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Thermostat and thermostat system for small business with several units and tenants

Am the facilities guy in a small church and pre-school. There are 8 heat pump units through out the church/schoool. Each has a stand-alone thermostat and they are all different. I would like to get ...
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Should I have a 15 amp breaker instead of a 20 due to aluminum wire?

I've been digging into an addition to my house from the early 1970s (final permit signature dated 1973). It uses individual wires in flexible conduit from the panel through the crawl space, and NM in ...
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Should I replace a GFI in my kitchen that will not reset?

I have three wall plugs fed into a 15A wall GFI. One of the outlets has a refrigerator with a two pronged plug. When plugging in a toaster oven and countertop grill the circuit tripped and will not ...
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What is the right way to run ethernet wiring and electrical wiring in a house? [duplicate]

Im currently planning to build a 2nd floor in my home, I already know how to do the electrical wiring design according to the norm, however im wondering if its possible to run the ethernet cables ...
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No waterproofing between the rim joist and ledger on new construction?

My new house is being built with a deck and I noticed that the framer has fastened the ledger directly to the rim joist without any sort of waterproofing between. The sheathing which is Zip system ...
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Tile basement bathroom over cracks without Ditra

I am tiling a basement bathroom that is 5 feet by 6 feet. It has a crack running the entire length of the bathroom as well as a small hairline crack near the toilet. I've read that Ditra is the best ...
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small rack system for my yard [on hold]

I would like to know about putting a solar rack system in my yard between four to five thousand watts. I have room for it to face south and it should not be to mutch of an eyesore for my neighbors the ...
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What could be wrong with auto-defrost system in the fridge?

Defrost system in my Whirpool french door fridge is not working. Cold area compartment gets warm a week after full defrost with the help of hair dryer while freezer keeps working normally. I checked ...
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Preventing Water Leak on Outlet

I recently moved into a new house rental and am setting up my washer & dryer. I am uncomfortable with the proximity of our hot/cold water valves to our washer's power outlet and was wondering if ...
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Can I drain a 15'x35' concrete brick patio using a floor drain connected to a 4" PVC pipe?

I am looking for a solution to drain my patio which is sloped toward one of its corners. The size of the patio is 15'x 35'and the area is Toronto (for rain volume estimation) I would like to drain my ...
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Asbestos in concrete foundation

Clear and simple: is it possible that there is asbestos in the poured concrete foundation of a US home built in 1951? I am worried about this, because I want to drill holes in the basement concrete ...
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Just installed central 4 ton fau condenser and evaporator but don't know how to install thermostat from condenser to fau to the thermostat

I installed a furnace evaporator and condenser brand goodman 4 ton unit but need to know how to connect thermostat from condenser to the furnace to the thermostat if any suggestion.
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Ideas for simple light with switch for a small aquarium [on hold]

This is a project that I would like to do with my kid. Something simple that I could pick up at Frys or similar. I need a light that goes inside my son's aquarium and is turned on by a switch and ...
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fire extinguisher selection & sizing for home use

With such a bewildering array of fire extinguisher technology available what are the considerations that one would use to select a model? Also, what's a rough sizing guideline? In addition to an ...
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Ceiling fan TURNS OFF when I TURN ON the lights

I just installed a new ceiling fan in my kids room earlier today. There are two switches on the wall. I started the day with a dimmer switch and a regular switch. Once everything was installed I ...
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Connect 1/2“ supply line to 3/8” outer diameter faucet line

I bought from Home Depot a Glacier faucet that comes with 3/8 inch O.D. supply tubes. The supply lines from the wall have an outer diameter of 1/2 inches though. How do I connect the two? This ...

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