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Do the nails stick out any when toe-nailing studs?

So I'm attempting to do the "stick framing" method of building a non-bearing wall. I've got pnumatic nailer and I'm toe-nailing nails on each side. The problem is, because of the angle the nail ...
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Urgent, please help. Too much water while cleaning cooktops. Made a pop sound and tripped electricity.

I have a problem with my miele built-in gas cooktop. I was cleaning it with baking soda and stabilised hydrogen peroxide, afterwards, I rinsed it with water. I was using too much water and one of the ...
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Is my RCD Breaker faulty?

Every 2 weeks my main RCD trips and it wont reset. After an hour it will allow me to reset it and its fine for 2 weeks. The main RCD has a short spur to another mini RCD board that was installed 10 ...
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Why do windows generally open to the outside in Ireland but not in the rest of continental Europe?

See title. I see the reason for having it outside is being able to always have them open for ventilation. Since Ireland has a mild but humid climate. Opening to the inside inteferes with having ...
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Romex into Carlon 5070 phenolic resin boxes. Knockouts?

For various reasons I'd like to use the Carlon 5070 phenolic resin boxes for my switches, with romex. The knockouts look weird: rectangle holes, two on each of the four edges in back. How do they ...
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Moving a sliding door and re positioning

How Can I Move a sliding door to where a fixed panel is and then move the fixed panel where the sliding door was
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Rewire a ceiling fan, ceiling fan on, not controllable by switch

Friends with electrical background could use some help. The top drawing was the original of how the electrical ran in my wall. The thing I messed up and did was not take a picture of the switch before ...
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Is there a name for right angle braces / brackets that have enlarged holes for adjustments?

I like building furniture, and at times need to use right angle brackets. The problem is that when I'm screwing them in, right at the end they'll shift the tiniest bit which throws off everything. ...
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Banging water inlet pipe

I have a carbon filter installed (1" inlet) right after my pressure valve where the water comes into the house. The water then goes through a water softener. (1" inlet/outlet) When the water runs, ...
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Can dryer venting into crawl space cause excessive moisture?

During the past year we have noticed some mold in bathroom and in bedroom closet. The bathroom is not vented so we feel this is the issue in bathroom. The closet mold has us puzzled. Inspecting ...
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Why does my washer stop during cycle for hour at time then start back up again and doesn't spin out clothes fully?

Washer stops in middle of cycle then starts back up after 30mins or so and doesn't spin clothes out all the way making loud noise but if I sit on it it calms down the noise?
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Mystery Electrical Voltages in Duplex Junction Box

So I'm finally getting around to installing the ceiling to floor bookcase in my home office. There is a single duplex outlet that I intend to reverse from facing into the office, to facing outwards ...
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Drilling/screwing into exterior metal door?

I am wondering about drilling/screwing into an exterior metal door. I want to install a dart board & back board onto the back of my exterior door that leads into the garage. My worries are as ...
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Nail Gun for Framing and installing subfloor

I'm looking to buy a nail gun because I have a lot of framing and probably 90+ sheets of subfloor to install this summer 1) I would use 16d coated sinkers for the studs and 8d nails for the flooring, ...
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How do you remove lath covered by interior wall framing?

I am in the process of remodeling a bedroom in my house. The room originally had lath and plaster walls, but the plaster was in pretty bad shape, so I decided to strip everything to the studs, ...
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Shower floor slope

We moved into our new home to find that there were some cracks in the shower floor. Even worse though, was that we didn't even see them for the first couple weeks because they had been covered up with ...
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DIY 2x4 Treadmill [on hold]

I'm looking to make a nice cheap 2x4-based treadmill for my basement, in fact, almost exactly like what this guy did. The problem I'm trying to wrap my head around concerns the belt/roller hardware. ...
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Fill gaps on deck boards. Deck is now a sun room

We have enclosed a deck and the owner wants to keep the look of the deck floor. The floor has spray foam insulation on the under side. We want to fill the gaps in the floor. What would be the best ...
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What is the recommended way of attaching ledgers to Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs)?

It appears that our house's exterior walls were built using Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs). Some of the plans for our new house involve adding ledgers to these walls in some various ways: ...
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What's the best way to insulate a floor over a crawl space?

I have a crawl space that is roughly 50 square feet in space. The previous home owners installed a piece of plastic sheeting on the crawl space dirt floor. The floor above the crawl space is extremely ...
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Recirc lines for quicker hot water delivery [on hold]

Is it possible to speed up hot water delivery with a manifold system to long run locations.
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What's the name of this kind of valve?

I would like to install the smart radiator thermostat from my previous apartment: However, in the new apartment there are different kind of valves, with clamps, as seen here: Does anyone know ...
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How to Wire Fan with Black/White/Green to Ceiling with Black/White/Red/Bare?

We had a fan in our living room that started smoking so we're replacing it. However, the wiring on the new fan is different from the old fan so I can't figure out how to wire it into the ceiling. ...
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Wiring receptacles to light switch

I am wanting to install 4 receptacles that are controlled by a switch. I am running 12/2 wire lights are (4) 4 ft led lights this is all that will be plugged into the receptacles. The breaker box is ...
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What is the lifespan of plywood as roof decking?

We have a 30 year old roof in New England, which we have begun to interview roofers for this spring/summer. The topic of plywood has come up and 2 have said we definitely need to replace the ...
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Can I use mortar to fill channels in a concrete floor?

I recently had central heating installed in my 2 bedroom ground floor maisonette. We installed all the pipes in the channels which we dug in the concrete floor. I have covered all the pipes with ...
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Mounting 40" Monitor/ TV in a Corner & facing slightly downwards; adjustable angle? [on hold]

Any way or mounting mechanism to mount this in a Corner (most TV mounts of such size are for a flat wall and not corner)? Do we have to build a custom mounting solutions or is there something stock? ...
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Motion sensor activates for no apparent reason

I've been looking at some of the other questions about sensors, but I can't find a solution to my problem. I have a movement sensor (PIR i presume) that turns on a light when movement is detected. ...
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Stone Basin shelf [on hold]

I Have a stone basin wich is 450mm deep and about 80-10kg. I need to wall mount it with some rally strong steel Brackets Do you have any brackets that might work for this it's? 450mm deep weighing ...
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How to treat the edge of OSB in a piece of furniture

There are lots of nice pictures on the internet of untreated OSB CNC-cut into chairs/tables/benches. What can be done to the edge of the cut to have a clean surface with no strands and splinters? ...
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get power from a common

I have a four way switch. I pigtailed two wires with the source power wire. One pigtailed wire is connected to the common screw terminal for power to the four way switch which is a three screw ...
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Can I join two switched circuits into one circuit?

I have a circuit for the kitchen lights w/two 3-way switches. I also have a circuit for the adjoining room w/three 4-way switches. Is there any way to safely join the two circuits and just use ...
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How to drain a free standing bathtub

I have a freestanding bathtub to be installed on a bathroom with concrete floor that will be tilled. There were no instructions with the bathtub and the company doesn't really care (Brazil has ...
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How do I turn off the power to my thermostat?

I'd like to replace my thermostat with a new one. My current thermostat is one that doesn't have a C-wire and is powered by batteries. Now, my question is... is there a switch for the power that I ...
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How do you keep an LVL girder from rolling?

Quick background: I need to install a new main girder in the crawlspace under my house. The existing girder is of the homemade nailed-together 2x10 variety, and is beginning to twist, delaminate, and ...
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What considerations for installing quartz around a fireplace?

I have a natural gas fireplace, and I want to install quartz in a single piece around it (u-shape). I have it ripped down to the studs and would prefer not to put backerboard or any material as I ...
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How many outlets can 1/2" copper pipe support?

My basement apartment's hot water pipe runs starting with 3/4" from the heater to the first outlet, the bathtub and the 2nd one, the washer. From the washer, it goes to the bathroom sink (please ...
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Ceiling Fan and Light stop working

I have a Ceiling Fan and Light stop working yesterday. I used a klein to test the voltage, the switch is OK, and when the I turn on, I can detect the voltage around the bulb. What could be the issue? ...
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Is there a way to measure the output of a single HVAC vent?

As inspired by this previous question, is there a method or device used to measure the output of a single HVAC vent or the output of a single room? I'm imagining some sort of hood device that could ...
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How can I get better HVAC airflow?

I recently purchased my house which was a new construction. Several of the vents are getting poor airflow but the installation company simply said it was normal but I suspect otherwise. I recently ...
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Looking for an under-door draft stopper for a large 48 inch door [on hold]

I currently live in an old house with terrible insulation and would like to winterize my front door using an under door draft stopper. I'm having some issues because the door itself is 48 inches and ...
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Constant cold air from vents with new downdraft furnace

Replaced with newer, high efficiency furnace and cold air constantly coming out of vents (except when furnace running). It's like the downdraft is totally free flowing and when windy outside very ...
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Preventing trash bins from falling by placing apart or side-by-side, on a windy day?

How can you secure trash-bins at the end of a sloped driveway, on a windy day? Is side-by-side placement recommended to stabilize bins or should they remain apart as generally advised by sanitation ...
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How to make a toilet seat hinge more stiff?

The upstairs toilet in our house has a gender-specific problem: the seat won't stay up without being held up. This is because the lid of the cistern sticks out a bit too much, so that the seat's ...
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I changed my thermostat, not my heat does not work… help!

I know I made a mistake, but here's the storey. When I was hooking up the new thermostat I did it with live wires, and I used metal pliers (metal touching metal). The wires may have also touched ...
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removing wet wall sheets from bathroom

I need to remove bath and install walk in shower due to disability. but there is "wetwall" sheets all around the bath. How do I remove them without damaging the wall? The house is made from Swedish ...
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Remodeling… and now I need to make 2x4s into a beam(?)

After working to remove a wall that runs parallel to the ceiling joists, I've run into a little problem. The builder used a 2x6 for a nailer (to attach the ceiling sheetrock) on top of the 2x4 stud ...
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DeWalt circular saw stopped working, probably need to repair motor, can anyone confirm?

Okay, so I got a a circular saw from the family for Christmas for my burgeoning woodworking hobby, and I've been using it a light amount. It went out the other day while cutting some 1x4. I had a ...
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I have a ceiling fan w/light on a single pole switch. I want to replace it with a 3-way switch. [on hold]

I want to replace a single pole switch that operates my ceiling fan w/light to a 3 way switch. I also want to add a new single pole switch to operate the new porch light next to the 2nd switch for the ...
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open light socket on string lights safe to use?

I have string lights in my room and my sister accidentally broke one of the bulbs. The lights are my main source of light in my room so I was wondering if I just removed the broken bulb it would all ...

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