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Open ground or Reverse ground on one circuit of 3 wire bx cable

Our open/reverse ground since the lightening strike has still not been resolved, but we're getting closer. The wire coming out of the panel is a 3-wire bx. The circuit that the black wire feeds is ...
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Zoned thermostat in every bedroom

I am getting a new AC and coils new use old one died This is for second floor where we have 4 bedrooms Question Is it possible to have thermostat in every bedroom Is it allowed under code ? What ...
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Can a bathroom outlet be wired to a GFCI in another bathroom

I live in a fairly new, less than 10 year old, rental complex. The outlet in one bathroom is not a GFCI, but is wired to a GFCI in another bathroom -- the two bathrooms do not share a wall. Is that ...
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Vapors from washing machine stinking the garage and kitchen

This shows that there is a trap in the washing machine drainHow do I hook up a washing machine drain line to this box?. How do I clean this? Other traps under sinks have threaded connectors so I can ...
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Troy Bilt Weedeater idles and runs but will not run full speed

I have a Troy Bilt straight shaft trimmer that's about 3 years old. This week I have replaced: Carb (not cleaned, a brand new one) Fuel line Primer line Spark plug Air filter I also took off the ...
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Cutting a stainless steel skewer

I'm not sure if this question is within the scope of this site. If not, I'll remove the question. Here is the problem I'm having. I have a set of stainless skewer that are 17 inches long, 5/16 inches ...
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How do I get a lawnmower in and out of an old barn?

I have a barn/large coup built in the 1890s in my back yard. It's foundation is just a 3 foot deep concrete pour around the perimeter. Later they filled half of it with concrete on half the floor. ...
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No power in one room (circuit), breaker not tripping

I have one room with no electricity, flipping the breaker has no effect, and using a multi-meter to test the breaker, says there's 120 volts coming out, so its not the electrical panel. I used a ...
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How well do AFCI breakers protect against electrical fires? [on hold]

Assuming an AFCI breaker is never tripping (is never indicating the potential presence of abnormal arcing), how well does it protect against electrical fires? I think another way to ask this would be,...
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diy energy performance certificate

In EU, when is about to sell/buy a house a energy performance certificate is a must. I don't have any plans to sell my house, but I'll like to do a efficiency evaluation of my building, in order to ...
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How can I reduce the heat loss through floor?

I really don't know how is named this material in English but I have to prevent heat lost through it. I assume that it is named mosaic, but I might be very wrong. Ideally I'll like to have the floor ...
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noise vibration happening everyday except saturday night

A few months ago, a low bass noise started and vibrates slightly the house. It started not too loud and since 2 weeks it got louder and constant except Saturday night. It does not let me sleep as ...
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Range timer not beeping [on hold]

I have a Jenn Air JDS9860AAB gas Range. When the timer is set, it counts down to 0, then shows end, but it doesn't beep.
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I need help supporting and jacking up my attached, wood front porch

I live in Ohio in a home built in 1926. I do not believe the front porch is that old. The porch is L shape, wrapping around the house and is 24 X 8' in the front extending another 14' back, with ...
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Building a deck - can I extend the side wall vent of my propane furnace underneath it?

I'm building a low deck outside of my house, and the vent wouldn't have a 1ft clearance. Deck extends about 7ft out from the house. Would it cause any problems if I were to extend the vent's 2inch ...
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Causes of Corroded or Burned Wires

Beginning Disclaimer - I am not a Serious DIYer. (I'm more of a Seriously Try to Avoid Paying Someone Else to Do Iter). So anyways, I've been having trouble with lights flickering or not working in ...
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Is Behr primer compatible with Sherwin Williams paint?

Can I prime walls using Behr primer then paint over the primer using Sherwin Williams paint?
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Figuring the angle of a cut

I have a 2x4 that is 86 inches long which needs to be cut so that one end is 2 inches and the opposite end 1.75 inches. How do I figure the angle of the cut? Could you please give me the step by ...
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2answers
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Why won't hot water come out after turning the water main back on?

If someone turns their water main off to work on a plumbing and toilet problem, why would the cold water come on but no hot water. It doesn't come out at all or it will drip. Why would this be, and ...
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domestic installation [on hold]

19 lighting points of which ten are rated at 100 watt each while two should be rated at 1500 watt and the rest to be rated at 60 watt each.8 socket outlet each to be rated at 13 amp and 3 industrial ...
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Siding / cladding techniques for high humidity and high condensation environments

Context: I have a background in building and renovating houses and commercial structures in Western New York State. Full winters, with months of sub-freezing weather. Know how to do siding / ...
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1answer
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Shade in front of second floor condo window

I live in the second floor (one over ground level) in a condo building in Germany. It is rented, so I cannot do major modifications. Minor modifications must be arranged with the owner. The living ...
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Problem with Condensor

Something is wrong with my Lennox HVAC unit. The air handler comes on but the condensor does not. There is no sound. My condensor circuit board is flashing red and green together and at a slow pulse. ...
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3-phase power to NEMA L14-20 receptacle

At my place of work, which is in the US, I had an electrician install a 3-phase outlet. He used a NEMA L14-20 receptacle and left us a NEMA L14-20 plug to connect to the device which uses the power. ...
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Clean out line and soft ground

I'm trying to purchase a new build by a small builder. My home inspector was impressed with his build saying he did a lot of silent upgrades that were not necessary but a regular home owner would not ...
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Permanent greenhouse structure materials

I'm planning a permanent greenhouse structure that will be attached on one wall to my house. The estimated size will be about 16ft wide, 45ft long, with the lowest wall being approximately 9ft tall ...
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1answer
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What can I use to fix a gap between the light fixture and the ceiling?

It's a very old house that the ceiling is made out of lath and plaster so it would be too much work to dig a hole to put in a large junction box for the wires. They won't fit in the base of the light ...
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Can I use the fridge still without plumbing in water,model Electrolux ERES31800W

Can I still use the fridge on model Electrolux ERES31800W,without having to plumb in the water?
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What does “architectural” really mean when used to describe building products?

Various types of building-related materials and products are often described as being "architectural". I have seen windows, doors, roofing tiles, etc. all described this way. Example 1 Example 2 ...
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Weak flushing, gurgling toilet

I have a toilet that appeared partially stopped up recently and we're not really sure why. The water level eventually resided, but since then the toilet's flush is weak - liquids flush fine but paper ...
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1answer
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Portable Indoor Airconditioner not cooling — let's discuss possible reasons (and solutions)

I have a portable indoor airconditioner (LG LP1311BXR 13,000 BTU). I bought it refurbished from Walmart 2 years ago. It worked beautifully until recently. Symptoms: The fan, compressor seem to be ...
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1answer
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What is the purpose of these removable “collars” on ceramic light fixtures

This fixture happens to be plastic, but all my ceiling juntion box mounted 600w rated light fixtures have a removable collar. I don't see the point in this extra part. Is there some sort of shade I ...
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1answer
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Blue LED always on with led light strip

The blue leds on my led light strip started acting weird just recently. For some reason, the blue leds are always on. When changing colors, the blue led is on, when powering off the strip with the ...
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Where can I purchase a light bulb housing for a DIY project? [on hold]

I'm trying to attach and Arduino Pro Mini with a 2.4ghz radio to an LED light bulb -- the problem is, I can't find anyone that sells just the housing of a bulb, preferably with a little space in the ...
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1answer
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Is there a significant risk of CO2 buildup with a ductless heat pump A/C?

It just occurred to me that if I install a ductless heat pump to cool the air in my house's bedrooms in the summer, the unit will be cooling and dehumidifying the air - but not introducing any new ...
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1answer
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Make an hole at the center of a cylinder with a drill press

I have a drill press and I want to do an hole at the center of a cylinder but I don't know how to do...Can anyone help me?
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How to install rigid foam installation w/radiant barrier under a cathedral ceiling?

I'm in the process of insulating my shed-turned-office. I've installed typical fiberglass insulation in the walls, and currently have some 8x4 sheets of rigid foam insulation tacked to the bottom of ...
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Multiple C wires? [duplicate]

I recently received a wifi enabled thermostat which I thought I could install easily since I saw an unused wire (Blue) which I assumed would be the C wire behind the current thermostat. When I went ...
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1answer
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Can I attach a freestanding deck to concrete block garage wall?

I'm certain you can't attach a ledger to cinder block that is why the deck is going to be free standing. However, I would like to know if the deck could somehow be secured to the garage. Kind of like ...
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1answer
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Will this concrete fence base heave/break during winter cycle?

I live in Ontario, Canada, and the requirement for posts/bases is 4-feet deep in the ground, taking the frost line into consideration. Now I saw this in Google images. I was just wondering if I can ...
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Protecting solar panels from kids who may throw stones to get monkeys off roof

I have read this question - Solar panels and hail and my question is similar. I have the possibility that neighboring kids may throw stones at my roof top solar panels to scare off monkeys which are a ...
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What lintel to use above bi-fold doors in man cave?

I'm building a man cave in the corner of my garden, the base is finished already, now I'm planning the build from the ground up The structure will be 2.5 metres high and will have a flat roof (rubber)...
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How can I prevent a wooden door from expanding and binding when it rains?

When we have heavy driving rains it causes the front door to expand and we're unable to close or lock the door until it has dried out and contracted. There is no veranda so the rain hits straight ...
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New roof sagging

We replaced the old roof last week including taking off all layers and boarding with plywood the entire roof. Now, one corner has noticeable sagging. Sagging didn't occur before roof replacement. I ...
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1answer
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Wiring Leading to DSL Problems

We have had a lot of problems with our DSL dropping. The ISP has come out and taken a look at the outside wiring, and has claimed that everything looks good. They have said that the problem is with ...
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Replaced ceiling light with a ceiling fan and light, then added a remote control

I replaced an existing ceiling light with a fan/light combo, and then added a remote control. The fan and light work, but the light only seems to have partial power as the light is very dim. What is ...
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Why do electrical devices use such small wire?

I know that it is unwise to use 14 awg wire on a 20 amp circuit and that 12 gauge should be used because the larger wire can handle the larger load, right? Then how come when I open up a night light (...
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Stove Burner Gets too hot? But not switch

I bought my house a year ago and over that time we noticed the dual burner on the stove top (front burner, right side) seems to always get too hot even when the switch is set on low. We often end up ...
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HVAC Drain Pipe Broken inside Wall

Can I get to the drain pipe through the drywall inside the house? When attempting to dissemble my exterior drain pipe (lower main pipe), I broke something inside the wall and subsequently there is ...
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How long should mini fridge compressor run on average? [on hold]

I was recently given a non working mini fridge. I was able to diagnose the problem as the thermostat. I want to run the compressor off of a timer until I get the new thermostat in. About how long on ...

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