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laying a new bathroom sub-floor on to sand bed

The floor is fully ripped out and sand exposed. New plumbing ( wastes) in place but now to pour the new sub-floor. What do we do now? Approx. 0.5m3 for 100mm thickness.
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Extending horizontal urinal flush handle vertically

We have a urinal used by small young children where the handle is too high. We'd like to extend it lower so that it could be reached by them. My only thought is kind of ugly and hackish -- a couple ...
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Weed Eater Bump Knob Stuck

I have a Stihl FS 36 which I was given. I was using it today and tried to bump the knob to let out some string but none came out. I tried to disassemble the spool to remove what I presume is a tangled ...
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kitchen suction cups

I am trying to fix some suction cups to the kitchen tiles, which are very slightly bumpy. With the suctions I was given adhesive transparent backing to fix on the tiles or wood. I fixed one on the ...
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Is this base idea sufficient for a ground level, not attached to the house deck?

I have a rough plan for a ground level deck. The deck will not be attached to anything though it will sit under and extend a bit from a free standing pergola. My plan is to bury most of a cinder ...
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How do I calculate the takeoff for a 45 degree elbow joint?

I'm trying to install a 45° elbow joint in PVC. I've found several suggestions online, but frankly, they are incomprehensible to me and seem contradictory of one another: http://wiki.answers.com/Q/...
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Install recessed lights and chandelier with 3-way switches

I am remodeling my entry way and dining room to give a more open feel. Existing: 15 Amp breaker 12-2 Feed directly from the box two gang box outside of the kitchen 1 standard switch and 1 three ...
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Is it possible to add a branch to existing fireplace blower?

My fireplace has two blowers behind grates in the brick. Fans behind these lower grates mix air with heated air from behind the firebox and kick out a serious amount of heat into the room. The heated ...
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How do I properly feed coax through an outside wall?

I would like to add a new cable outlet to an outside wall and wanted to find out what kind of drill bit is needed to drill through and feed the coax cable as well as anything else to be mindful of. ...
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Is Nest 3rd Gen Thermostat compatible as a replacement for Honeywell TH3110D1008

I have an Ultra-Zone EWC-ST-2E controller unit for my gas AC unit at home (heating and cooling). It is set for two zones. Where the first zone has to be on (heating or cooling) in order to enable to ...
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What kind of trim should I use for an aluminum backsplash behind a stove?

I would like to use metal trim for the aluminum backsplash behind the stove; the trim would go between the backsplash and the cabinet and tile. What kind of trim would you recommend and what is the ...
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What are some tips for working with inaccessible power receptacles?

When a power receptacle is blocked by large or unwieldy furniture, but there is a small amount of clearance available, what are some good techniques for plugging in? I'm looking for ways to solve ...
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New paint cracking on caulk bead along exterior trim and j-channel flashing

I recently had new windows installed and replaced an exterior door myself. I have aluminum siding and so there's strips of metal j-channel flashing along the door and window trim, butting up to the ...
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Washer & dryer lost power after the main breaker tripped

Some background. I am in a mobile home trailer type thing (not RV, this is stationary) in a mobile home park. Yesterday the main breaker tripped. This house has one on the inside in the electrical ...
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What is spray latex paint?

An abatement professional suggested that we use spray latex paint to coat a pipe that has embedded asbestos fibers. I can't find anything online or at stores that is labeled latex spray paint.
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How can you tell when a vacuum breaker needs to be replaced?

The one in the master bath just started "leaking" recently and now my daughter reports the same problem in her bath. Is this just a part of their normal function or do they need to be replaced or ...
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Replacing a thermal store - hot water cylinder?

Any help would be appreciated, I have done several minor diy plumbing jobs previously but nothing to this extent! I am replacing a PulsaCoil 3 thermal store that has a leak on the internal cylinder, ...
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What can I do about minimizing small shards of ice shooting out the ice dispenser on LG refrigerator?

Ever since we bought this fridge it's been doing this with the ice dispenser. It's only 3-4 months old and I've tried cleaning out the tray where the ice is made but to no avail.
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Garage door opener makes noise but doesn't move

My Craftsman 139.53515SR - I/2HP garage door opener has worked fine for many years. For no reason that I can see, it stopped opening or closing the door yesterday. When I push the button to raise or ...
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How to repair void in edge of subfloor from rot?

Started what I thought was an easy job of placing "peel and stick" tile and grout in my downstairs bathroom, but that was until I removed the quarter round at the base of the tub. It is not all the ...
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Why do I have shiny patches where I touched up paint on my walls?

We recently had some remodeling done and the walls were all freshly painted with Behr Premium Plus Ultra Matte paint. A lot of the walls got marked up from the workers still coming in and out, so I ...
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How can I get warm water from my garden hose?

I'm trying to rig something up so I can get cold, warmish, or downright hot water in my garden hose, depending on need. I'm looking for some kind of fitting to mix cold and hot supply lines, and for ...
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How to seal a leak in a plastic tubing connection?

I am trying to repair a leak in the plastic tubing pictured. This tubing is connected to an air conditioner's condensate pump (water runs through it whenever the pump turns on). The leak is ...
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Simple rail & hooks solution to attach a bin to the inside of a cupboard

I want to attach our bin (trash can, for the US readers), which is basically a plastic rectangle, to the inside of the door of one of the cupboards in our kitchen. The bin will need to be removed for ...
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Surge protection(Kinda) with a power bar

Apologies in advance if this is the wrong SE to post this in, but Electrical Enginnering Stack Exchange didn't look like the proper place, based on what was 'on topic' over there. Anyway, I have a ...
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Screwing down toilet flange spacers with metal flange still on

After raising the floor and tiling the original waste line and toilet flange is well below the top of the new floor surface. Home depot told me to use some 1/4" souix chief flange extenders / spacers. ...
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Is it ok to have a rise in an air compressors drain valve?

The designer of my compressor unfortunately didn't put a whole lot of thought into where to put the drain valve on it. It's on the back, and the compressor is against the wall, in a corner, usually ...
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DIY solid core door?

I need to construct a solid core door for the knee wall attic in our new room. Rather than purchasing a custom door, have people been successful in constructing a door from particleboard or MDF? I ...
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Should you solid fill a low cinder block wall?

I'm making a raised garden bed that is about 2 cinder blocks high (with 1 extra cinder block below ground as footing) in a square shape 3.6 meter each side. So far I made a footing of 5 cm of ...
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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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Installing base cabinets - screwing to the wall and each other?

This weekend I'll be building a couple of base cabinets to replace some of the existing ones, which I assume are original to the house (circa 1960s). I consider myself handy but have never built ...
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What size hole do I need for cementing in 2.4m 120mm pine fence posts into clay soil?

I'm putting up a new fence (first time doing this), I'm using treated pine posts, 2.4m by 120mm diameter. I want to cement them in, the soil is heavy clay, very little top soil. How deep/wide a hole ...
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How can I permanently fix a sagging floor?

I have a home I purchased roughly 18 months ago. The house is a traditional 2 story cape code (3BR 1BA) and is structurally very sound and extremely stable. However, on the primary floor of the house,...
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single handle shower faucet sticking - can I fix without turning water off?

New homeowner of a condo and have a problem with single handle shower faucet sticking. It's really hard to pull out. Can I fix without turning water off? Problem is that water shutoff is a single one ...
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Stains from winter on parquet

I have the following problem: These are stains made by dirty street grime which was carried into the flat by my shoes in the winter. I tried cleaning them, but they seem to have "sucked" into the ...
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Are four brackets adequate for an 8-foot wire laundry shelf?

I am purchasing wire shelving for an 8 foot wide concrete wall laundry. I will hang two 8 foot by 16 inches. Are 4 vertical wall brackets enough to support it? I understand I should space them every ...
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Deck Designer Software [on hold]

I have tried to use the Deck Designer in HD, Lowes and Trex and they all take you to diyonline. But it wont actually load for any of them. I tried Chrome, IE and Edge. I can do it with paper, I was ...
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Why would my bathtub spout stop leaking after fixing a water pressure issue?

Something strange happened in my bathroom. For a few days the tub spout was leaking non-stop. During that time the water pressure had been low and there was no hot water. I thought that the leak was ...
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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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How do I check if the plastic tube that comes out of the water pump of my furnace/AC does not leak?

I have a water pump similar with this one In this question I am asking bout what is marked with #3 in the picture. In my case that pipe goes to the ceiling ..partially open in the furnace room and ...
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Stud sensor finds current on large wall area

The detached garage for my home was built by the previous owner in 2000, the garage interior is naked particle board directly on wood studs, and the insulation has paper backing (not foil). When ...
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Can you waterproof Luxury Vinyl Tile floors without grout?

My questions are on the use of Luxury Vinyl Tile (LVT) flooring - my preference is to use the LVT without grout. However, I'm skeptical on how well the LVT will hold up to moisture without the grout ...
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What's the most cost effective way of ventilation automation given no prior knowledge in the field

I have 3 fans for air inflow, and 3 fans for extract, all in one big hall. Currently I set the power of their motors with dimmers myself, looking at CO2 and temperature readings. I want to replace ...
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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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How to prevent pressure from dropping from my water heater?

Until two weeks ago, my parents house used one water heater ( noted "1" on the picture) to provide two bathrooms and the kitchen with hot water. The bathroom on the first floor consists of a bathtub ...
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How can I repair engineered hardwood flooring damaged by an office chair?

We have engineered hardwood and the area under our desk is all white and hazy. We bought rubber casters for the chair and a plastic mat to go under it but they still look terrible. I think maybe from ...
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Leaking portable air conditioner

We have a portable air conditioner that we used pretty heavily over the weekend. When I woke up this morning, it has leaked water all over the living room floor. Any ideas of why? Thanks!
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What kind of wood should I use for this job

I am trying to figure out what kind of wood to use that can hold 200 lbs. I want to use it for a floor for a golf cart of mine I want the wood to be 48x60 I will cover it so it doesn`t rot I will also ...
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How vent bathtub trap when drain is routed under tub, directly away from best vent location?

I am … very slowly … thinking about replacing the probably circa 1950's galvanized steel drain pipes in my basement with PVC. In particular, I would like to replace the drain line under ...
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Oil base over latex, BULLS EYE 1-2-3® WATER-BASE PRIMER

Repainting my shed (wood siding/trim), the prior owners left behind old paint. The paint they left was oil base, so I went out and bought oil base paint. But I'm concerned that they possibly repainted ...

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