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How do I activate my Cat5e+ connections int my apartment?

I'm living in a recently built apartment (2012 or so) and have dual ethernet (Cat5e+) and coax connections at 5 different locations across the floor plan. Connecting my modem to any of these 5 coax ...
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Any issue connecting neutral and ground of bluetooth light switch to ground (or neutral)?

I'm installing a blue-tooth light switch that has live, bulb, neutral and ground. The light switch that's being replaced has 3 wires, black, white and exposed copper (I'm guessing that's neutral or ...
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UK Vented Heating Problem - F25 Error on Glow Worm Boiler

We have had an intermittent problem over the last 4 months with our boiler cutting out with F22 and F25 errors (circulation fault/air in system etc...). Its a Glow worm Flexicom 18hx and has been ...
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LG Dishwasher, no power at all

So I have a relatively new dishwasher that just completely stopped working the other day. It's still under warranty but before going though all the hassle I want to check if there is nothing simple it ...
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Camper 30 amp plug. Trying to make my own

I have a 10 Gage 600v cable with four aluminum conducters. How long can I make it for a 125v 30 amp camper plug? Also I'm having trouble with the male side of the plug if you had a picture of the ...
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running sprinkler wire over ground

I have a question about sprinkler wiring. The sprinkler timer is located on the front wall of my house (this was done by the previous owner) and I should run a wire from there to a sprinkler valve ...
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Multile (Isolated?) Grounds for Electronics Test Equipment

So I'm not really sure which forum (this or the Electrical Engineering Stack) was the more appropriate one on which to ask this question, so I figured since it had to do with possibly digging a hole ...
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Is connecting a 5 A PLUG into a 10/20 A socket for electronics pose a problem

Most of my electronic appliances are 5 A based, this includes my Desktop PC, external hard-drives, Laptop and TV but the socket I have are 10A/20 A one. Could there be a problem connecting the 5 A ...
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Receptacle not working

I have a receptacle that notoriously trips a breaker. However this time the receptacle stopped working as in nothing plugged in will work but will work everywhere else, and it did not trip the ...
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New Door Handle wants larger main hole than is on there already

The new door handle wants a larger hole, by 1/4 inch, than is on there. What to do? get a different door handle hoping for the right size hole, or , a new door???
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How to properly ground a subpanel in detached building?

I Will be installing a subpanel in a detached garage. The subpanel will be 60 amp. The garage is about 30' from the main-panel in-house, and I will of course get an exact length before selecting the ...
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Treat soft wood floor

I recently bought a house and the bedroom has a wooden floor. I have attached a picture of the floor, after it has been sanded. I have sanded the floor level and finished it with a P120 grain. I am ...
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GE Dishwasher - Control Pad Buttons Won't Respond (gld5660v00ss)

I have a GE gld5660v00ss Dishwasher that no longer responds. The "Normal Wash" and "Heated Dry" buttons are lit, but no other buttons respond. The Start button does nothing, and none of the other ...
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Whirlpool Duet front-loading washer won't spin

I have a Whirlpool Duet front-loading washer. Sometimes it stops and won't spin then displays code F02. Usually turning it off for an hour and restarting solves the problem but not tonight. When I ...
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Support post splicing?

What are some different notching techniques or bracket ideas as far as splicing a 3" round support post in concrete footer supporting light metal roof load, 12 x 16',with a double 2 x 6 header and ...
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What is the easiest way to remove a large root in a post hole I'm digging?

I'm digging a 36" deep post hole for a fence I'm putting up, and about 15" down I ran into a very large root. Since the root seems to be running almost directly in line with the fence, and there isn't ...
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Changing slim line range hood to proper rangehood

we are redoing our kitchen and would like to change the existing slimline rangehood to proper rangehood with wall ducting. We need to to draw another hole in the wall above the current hole? or can ...
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How deep should my grout removal go?

In regrouting a bathroom, how deep should I go to remove the old grout? Should I go all the way the depth of the tile or will stopping at some shorter depth be just as effective in letting the new ...
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Loosening Brass Pipe From Elbow Fitting On Pressurized Water Tank

Two things have led me here, yet again: arrogance in thinking anything is an easy fix, and inexperience. I've disconnected my pressurized water tank from the electric running to the switch and the ...
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How to remove broken threaded water pipe

The pipe connecting my shower head to the wall has broken off. I removed the head and tried to remove the theaded pipe but the potruding metal broke off completely. Is there anyway to remove the part ...
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Why is it illegal to use root killers on a septic system in Florida?

We were talking to a contractor today about keeping our septic system in good shape and one of the things he recommended is using a root killer, to ensure no roots hurt the system. But when looking ...
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Bathroom drain problem

Other than soldering,is there a way I can connect the (Chrome)wall-bend to the pipe coming from the wall. The pipe coming from the wall is not plastic nor is it cast iron. I will assume it's copper ...
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Downspout extensions

I attached several corregated downspout extensions to keep the water from running into my gardens. The grass has disappeared and the downspouts are sinking into the yard. I was thinking of using ...
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How do I seal the sink basin opening?

I purchased a new bathroom sink and faucet and set everything up according to instructions. The faucet instructions told me to use silicone for the drain lip (the border thing around the stopper in ...
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How can I remove residue left from peel and stick tiles?

have old peel and stick vinyl tiles coming up off vinyl flooring. Want to keep floor underneath. What gets rid of glue residue but safe to use in house
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Water dripping from exhaust vent in basement

I have puddles of water on basement floor when we have no rain, but after we take showers in bathrooms. I do have cracked roofing tar around roof vent so some comes from outside moisture, but not ...
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How do I uninstall a velux blackout blind?

(A Velux blind is a brand of skylight/roof-window in the UK that's apparently quite popular). We have a couple of velux windows with blinds attached. We'd like to swap them for the black-out blind ...
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How to remove silicone from brick

I had my windows replaced earlier this week. The old windows had metal U brackets to guide the rolling shutters. The gap between them and the brick wall was closed using some kind of (grey) silicone. ...
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Is it possible to patch a crack in a toilet?

We have a medicine cabinet placed above the toilet. Not the best place but not a lot of choice. Anyway, while fumbling for some Sudafed in the dark, I managed to knock a cough mixture bottle out of ...
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How to remove silicone from a porous wall?

I recently removed a door bell and I got a sillicone stain in the wall. The wall is basically red brick. The brick individually are kind of irregular and present some superficial porosity. This ...
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I need a concrete footing to be 5 feet tall. What circumference and reinforcement do I need?

I am building a deck which will be 24 feet off the ground. In order to use shorter posts can I build footings that will be approx. 5 feet tall from the soil line? If so, how wide around ...
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Patching Fieldstone Foundaton?

This is partly an extension of a prior question I had: Field-stone Foundation on Top of Bedrock, Keep the Water Out? With grading and some tarps (which I plan on covering with gravel) I think I have ...
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How can we cover a carpet for the long term?

Are there any plastic covers (or protectors or films) available that are more for long term (like about a year) as opposed to the short-term ones that last only 30-60 days. We're about to rent a ...
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Is it safe to put a window a/c unit over kitchen sink window?

Pretty self explanatory. I have a small window unit that would fit right over my kitchen sink window. About 2.25' of clearance above the counter top. Just thinking being near a water source may be ...
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Is it safe to ground a portable generator using the house ground at the service panel?

I've bought a portable generator that I'll use when the power goes out. The instructions in the paperwork state that the generator needs to be grounded before use. Can I use the house ground at the ...
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Device keeps tripping AFCI device

I have a BedJet device that I run at night that keeps tripping the ARC-fault breaker in my bedroom after about 30 minutes of running nearly 70% of time (other times it works just fine). I have tried ...
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Finishing with boiled linseed oil

I'm currently working on an oak table and I'm finishing it with boiled linseed oil is this a stand alone finish? I normally use a clear varnish but fancied trying something different. Will the linseed ...
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help with improving HVAC performance on the second floor of an old house

I'm hoping some of you can offer some advice on how best to add a second AC in our home -- or on whether we should look for a different solution. I should say upfront that I've done a lot of reading ...
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Intermittent Water Flow And Potentially Busted Pipe

We have a well that has been causing us some trouble. The pressure gauge/pressure switch assembly on our water tank is older and rusted due to the high calcium/mineral content in our water here. ...
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Electric Stove Smooth Heating Elements - How Should They Be Wired?

I have a question. My oven has just 2 heating elements (the other side grills or griddles). Whoever wired it did so with only 3 contacts. One contact is hooked to 2 wires with each one going to a ...
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Finding stone for building walls and steps

I am having trouble finding stone for walls and steps. I found only a single ad in Craigslist for stone slabs and he did not return my email. Stone masons generally charge very high prices for their ...
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How to Connect 2 Busch Dimmers [duplicate]

[![2 dimmers in place[!]Have just moved to Germany, and have a room with a double-gang system, the lower is a rotary dimmer which controls the lights in the kitchen, the upper is a double rocker ...
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TV cable box extension cord and surge protector

I moved into a new apartment complex and my fiancé wanted the tv in bedroom mounted. To make it look clean I ran a new extension cord tv plug and the cable wire through a wire mangament system that ...
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How can I stop my Geberit flushing system from hissing?

Our toilet will often go into a mood and start hissing. This will go on until I manually operate the filling mechanism to fill the tank higher. I suspect that it is somehow not filling enough and ...
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Water coming in through weep holes during hard rain?

One room in the front of our house leaks during a hard driving rain storms. The leaks are at the top of the window and at the floor -- both locations which seem to correspond to locations of weep ...
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My AC is set to 77F and the thermostat reaches that temperature but the AC keeps running. Why?

My AC is set to 77F and the thermostat reaches that temperature but the AC keeps running. What could be the causes for this? This is in connection with this post How long should it take to a 1.5 tons ...
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Patching around a pipe exit in stucco wall

We just purchased a home and the seller hired a handyperson to run a pipe for the hot water heater pressure release. They ran a copper pipe down...at the bottom there's an elbow that's connected to ...
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Rotten eggs smell in house

We bought a 3rd floor apartment in Italy (highest floor) a few years ago and use it as a holiday home. We've had no issues for about 3 years and suddenly we started getting the smell of rotten eggs at ...
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Replace insulation in a Trane HVAC? (TWE030C140B0)

I found a little mold on the foil covering the insulation in my TWE030C140B0 air handler/ AC/Heater. I am 95% sure I have the moisture problem resolved and now I need to replace the insulation. Does ...
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Which approach is more efficient and fast for warming up the room with a fan heater?

Let's imagine we would like to design a fan heater to warm a room as fast as possible and efficient of course. Two possible approaches are: if the heater starts to work with the maximum power, and ...

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