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Grass feed rust stains on concrete

Applied recently "Scotts® Green MAX™ Lawn Food" to my lawn without knowing that the iron could stain my driveway concrete and ended up with some very ugly rust stains after the rain came down later ...
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2 wire sub-panel corrective action

Can I correct 2 wire supply by adding a bare copper wire buried to sub-panels? I have two out-buildings with sub-panels fed by 6/2 wire w/ground. The main is 100 amp The sub-panels each has a 50 amp ...
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Fill a large gap

I would like to know how to fill a large gap between wood and cement. I have attached some pictures. This is outside on the front covered entry. I am going to try and fill the gap so that rain ...
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Okay to route central vacuum pipe on home exterior?

I'm going to install a central vacuum system and it would be easiest and most convenient to run the pipe out the side of the garage, run along the exterior side of the house, and then directly through ...
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How can I repair leaks in an underground home's roof?

I live in a 1400 sq ft underground home. It was built in 1980's. We have recently started to get leaks in ceiling slab. Small but still leaks. The outside of the roof is 24 inches of dirt 2 inch ...
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Leaky Bath Faucet, Old Shower Stems!

I have a slight but regular drip (cold water) in our bathtub, so I decided to take the cold handle off in an attempt to replace the washer. A plumber did this in a different bathroom in our house and ...
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Is a wire coiled around a post adequate for grounding light fixture bases?

I was changing a light bulb in a ceiling light fixture. I unscrewed the nut and removed the glass cover. When I was replacing the bulb I noticed that there was a copper wire loosely coiled around the ...
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Flexible hose to connect to 2" PVC

I'm setting up a dust collection system in my woodshop. It has lines that I mounted to the wall of 2" outer diameter PVC. I'm trying to connect one end of it to a flexible hose to use as a hand vacuum....
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How can I create a movable insulated wall?

I have a storage area which I need a sectioned. The smaller section will be cooled to 35-40 degrees with the help of our air conditioner and an attached Coolbot system. I want have the option of ...
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Peeling paint disaster

I wanted to paint over my bathroom. The paint was peeling and coming off in large plastic-like strips. I assumed that I could not paint over it, so I ripped off all the peeling paint. It seems some ...
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recharging 18V battery back in parallel

So I'm working on a project where I'm wanting to take several 18V ryobi battery packs, put them in parallel to increase the capacity, and then use that to power my project. I think this should be ...
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Can an electrical panel be behind a locked door in North Carolina

Like the title says. Is there any Code in North Carolina that states an electrical panel can Not be mounted in a locked room?
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cabinet hinges, crooked,uneven some will not close cabinet doors

I recently removed all cabinets to redo them. I had old brass or copper looking hinges. I wanted to change to nickel to match the rest of my kitchen.I have returned 4 different types of hinges because ...
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Should I extend existing 12/3 circuits with 12/2 for wiring attic?

As part of finishing my attic (insulation, drywall, etc.), I'm going to add receptacles and recessed ceiling fixtures. Currently, there are two 12/3 cables up there that are capped off, run by a ...
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Why don't whole house fans vent to the outside?

I've been researching fans and the ones I've found all seem to vent to the attic. Why is that? Why can't they vent directly to the outside? It seems more efficient that way. Otherwise you have to have ...
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Saeco Minuto showing empty water error [on hold]

I'm trying to figure out a way to diagnose a problem with my Saeco Minuto HD8761/01 coffee machine. Despite the water reservoir being full, the screen displays the "water reservoir empty" indication. ...
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Is exposed Roxul insulation safe?

My basement is not occupied and I would like to put Roxul insulation against the windows so it adds a bit more insulation in the winter. The material I plan to use is Roxul, my question is would it be ...
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Concrete pour against green board [on hold]

I'm having a new concrete floor poured in. its going to be 4 inches. The drywall that will be in contact with the cement is green board(moisture resistant). Will that be ok? or should I cut the ...
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Can AC fan or motor be upgraded?

My AC blows cold air, so I assume my compressor outside works OK. Please correct if that's an incorrect assumption. The problem is, there is very little cold airflow that comes out of the floor ducts....
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My Air conditioner suddenly became defective after a power outage

So, these are the symptoms: 1] The big fan outside is taking a lot longer to start. 2] Within 2 minutes of start-up and cooling, it makes a growling/ rattling sound and 3] The power switch to start ...
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Is installing a tankless water heater outside a good idea?

We currently have a gas water heater in our laundry room (part of a converted garage, on slab). The hot water and gas are (obviously) running to it with no problem. When I was getting a quote for a ...
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How to add 3-way switch and extra lights without touching existing light fixture? [on hold]

I have a switch that currently turns on a fan that I plan to convert to a light. I want to add a 3-way switch to it, so that I can control it from the other side of the room. I also want to add a ...
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Protecting tiles from damage caused by child

I have a one year old at home who takes great pleasure in pulling utensils from kitchen cabinets (which are just a little higher than him) and banging and dragging them on the floor. This has made ...
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Frame using adhesives [on hold]

I want to make some of the frames by myself, solid sols and some white glue are not good enough. A friend recommended to me the silica gel, how it works exactly?
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What are these lines on the ceiling from?

I'm looking at buying a house and I noticed it has lines on the ceiling in one of the rooms: It looks like the white lines are where the rafters are, and there seems to be some kind of stain ...
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which electric device can scan all waves exist at home [duplicate]

which electric device can scan all waves exist at home. would like to find which channel of waves home appliance using and find hidden waves or communication channel or wireless or microwaves or ...
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What tools to cut square post hole in composite decking board?

I need to cut 9 holes in potentially 9 pieces of decking board (composite). I am thinking about using this method: Drill a big hole ~1.5" using hole saw bit (for the door knob) in the middle Drill 4 ...
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Run new electrical wiring in backyard from existing wall outlet

I am planning to run a new electrical wiring in my backyard and start from where the current outlet is at the wall (behind my kitchen): It's right above the deck and here is the picture under the ...
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what is the keyword to search and buy a all waves, wireless interference device at amazon to stop all kinds of wireless communication [on hold]

what is the keyword to search and buy a all waves, wireless interference device at amazon to stop all kinds of wireless communication including microwaves, mobile phone and wireless router ...
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Special sized towel rack brackets needed - do they exist?

I'm trying to replace my bathroom towel racks, without re-drilling holes in the wall. The previous rack's holes are wider apart than all the standard holes I'm finding in stores, so I'm not finding ...
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I'm thinking of upgrading to a 200 amp service

I have a 60 amp main breaker with the following breakers in the panel. One 50 amp for range One 30 amp for water heater One 30 amp breaker for clothes dryer Eight 20 amp breakers for appliances ...
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Completely paint with wood filler?

I have a very old house with many layers of exterior paint. I am trying to have a new paint job "done right". They removed as much paint as they could using stripper and scraping, but there was still ...
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Water flow over basement window sill

The sidewalk going around my house was poured very close to the edge of the basement window. The slab has sunk and water no pools against the house in that area. If we get a torrential rainfall, the ...
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Can I run a 110V extension cord through a wall-mounted cable hider/channel?

I have a ceiling mounted 110V outlet and I want to run an extension cord down to the floor. Is it up to US electrical code to mount those PVC cable hider channels on the outside of the wall and run ...
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Is it possible to hook up a hose to my well pump?

I have a well pump that goes and pull water from an aquifer. I'd like to hook up a hose to it and water some plants that my sprinkler system cannot reach very well. Is it possible to do this? ...
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Use both self-leveling compound and anti-cracking compound?

I have a home built in 1998 that had a carpeted basement (with kitchen and cabinets atop the carpet). The plan is to replace this with porcelain tile. In the concrete subfloor is a hydronic heating ...
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Dishwasher drain backing up into sink

Just a couple days ago my kitchen sink started to get clogged and now won't drain. My sink is divided into two sections; both will fill up with water. When I run the garbage disposal, the sink with ...
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Lowering wattage in an existing halogen system

I just moved into a house that has under-the-cabinet halogen G8 100 watt bulbs. There are 12 bulbs under 4 cabinets that all work off the same switch so it's lit up like a Christmas tree! I'd like ...
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Removing 1 connected smoke detector ok?

We have a 2 story house that currently has the following interconnected Firex smoke detectors: Basement First Floor Second Floor Unfinished Attic We've been having issues with the one in the ...
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Installation of gutter guards

I will be installing gutter guards but Im kinda on the fence on which type I should by based on installation. Some guards are screwed into the front of the gutter as well as the back of the gutter ...
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Channel water off very steep staymat/small stones driveway

We have a very steep driveway made of stay mat/small stones. Every time it rains, the driveway gets washed out. We have tried so many things to stop this. We have dug trenches going across the ...
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Bathroom Faucet Drain Problem

Got a new faucet for bathroom sink. The drain won't fit flush like the old one and a pool of water won't completely drain. What should I do to fix ?
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What is the most important aspect of plumbing door frame

When installing the rough framing for a door frame, what is the most critical thing to get right? Since lumber is rarely a perfect, uniform, straight piece of wood, there are going to be all sorts of ...
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How to fix leaky plastic to metal adapter?

I have a drain pipe for my 2001 camper, that goes through the bottom of the camper. Attached to the bottom of the plastic hose is a threaded female adapter that rotates 360 degrees: There is a ...
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converting my shop to 220v

Can I convert my shop to 220v? My shop has 110v ran to it with no sub panel. I would like to add a sub panel to my shop and run 220v from it for my air compressor and 110v for my lighting. Or what is ...
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How accurate does a door rough-in need to be?

Having never installed a pre-hung door before, I am wondering how accurate does the door rough-in need to be? I am planning on installing a 28" bathroom door, which has a 30" rough in. After framing ...
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If i use one ground wire for two outlets, will my equipment get damaged?

If i use one ground wire for two outlets, will my equipment get damaged? Here is what I want to do: If my air conditioner sends voltage through the ground wire shared with the outlet powering my ...
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How can NEMA electric plug be safe ?

I'm quite scared every time I have to use NEMA plugs (I live in Japan). Coming from europe, the bottom of the two connectors is insulated This ensure that even if you touch them while plugging/...
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how can i make a garage door opener run in one direction only [on hold]

I am using an old garage door opener for a school project but the motor must only run in one direction. How do I get the motor to run in one direction only?
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AC tripping power breaker

My central AC is dripping power breaker What I have checked Filters are clean I cleaned outside unit with water I put in a new capacitor It cools fine it just trips middle of night like 4am

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