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Posts are placed under a beam in very specific places for very specific reasons. You most likely cannot move those posts at all without compromising the integrity of the beam and whatever is sitting on top of it. If you really wish to open up the space, you must consult with an engineer to determine what could possibly be done. Most likely, the scope ...


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There are a few options that can be used to repair this damage. You can use standard joint compound (non-lightweight), and apply it in thin coats to avoid cracking due to shrinking, joint compound mixed with plaster, or professional grade oil based drywall spackle. The first step would be to dry the wall and inspect it for mold. If there is any surface mold ...


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There is a tool that will remove the pipe. It works on the inside of the pipe so it needs none of the pipe to grab onto. This one set may work, but this is the type I think is more reliable.


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Is it actually pipe thats left in the wall? This happened in my bathroom but it was actually just a cheap piece of PVC type plastic made to look like metal that broke off. If it is actually the cheap plastic, we cut it very carefully with a hack saw blade taken out of the actual hacksaw. The blade itself is small enough to fit in the space and we did two ...


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Whenever we have had any problem with any Moen faucet that we purchased we just returned the faucet to Moen and they sent us a new one. The inside of our kitchen faucet rusted out and they sent us a brand new one even after we had used the old one for 10 years! You must be the original owner and have proof of original purchase (I keep all our home ...


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I had this same issue. A new Moen faucet in my bathroom and after a few months it started leaking from the tap. Rather than run out and get a new cartridge I attempted to see what may be causing the problem so I pulled off the cold water handle (which was leaking, hot water handle seemed fine) and using my hand I slowly turned the top of the cartridge and ...


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The easiest and first thing to check is the trim pieces around your valve knob(s). These trim pieces usually come with a cheap foam gasket, which crumbles apart after a while. Then water runs down the wall, gets behind the trim, and goes into the wall. When you take the trim pieces off, if the gaskets look bad, scrape them off and replace them with a bead ...


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You don't want a fridge on a GFCI anyways. Nuisance tripping. In your kitchen a fridge is supposed to be on it's own circuit. I understand that many garage fridges are not on there own circuits. I think it might be more to do with making sure your fridge doesn't trip for sure in your kitchen than anything else. You never know whose plugging a table saw ...


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You'll need at least one 20 ampere circuit to supply the bathroom receptacles, which cannot serve any other rooms. You cannot use 14 AWG conductors anywhere on a 20 ampere circuit, all the conductors must be 12 AWG or larger. The likely course is to have one GFCI protected 20 ampere circuit to serve the bathroom receptacles. One 15 or 20 ampere circuit ...


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You are correct that the first two options are allowed by Code (citing from the 2014 NEC here) -- the relevant passage is 210.11(C)(3) along with its Exception: (3) Bathroom Branch Circuits. In addition to the number of branch circuits required by other parts of this section, at least one 120-volt, 20-ampere branch circuit shall be provided to ...


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That gap should be filled with grout or mortar first before the waterproofing (probably RedGard or some other paint-on rubber thing) is installed.


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You'll need to fill in the depressions left by the bits of plaster that have fallen off in order to get the wall smooth again. You can get ready-mix plaster compound at any hardware store; just add water and follow the directions. Once it's hardened, paint away.


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Capping that third copper line with a soldered copper cap in an unaccessible space should not be a problem at all if you do not need it. But I would not trust a push cap, shark bite type fitting.


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If there's a valve, then turn it off and remove the pipe. If you're concerned the valve will leak, then shutoff the water to that line, remove the valve and cap the pipe there (or replace any T's with a straight fitting). Leaving the pipe and capping the thin refrigerator line will be difficult and error prone, and you're still left with a valve and two ...


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Assuming the waste line is still at the proper angle (it does need to have slight decline or gravity won't work for you): It sounds to me as if you have an airflow problem in the vent stack. There must have been some reason you changed the connection between the drain and the waste stubout? Was something slow before that? Or was there a leak? It's ...


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I found the answer! @diceless set me on the right track in looking at where the foot of the bulb is connecting to the fixture. Since it was an older fixture (installed in the 80's, I think), the hot contact (Number 1 in this diagram ) was bent down, and it was connecting with the smaller bulb but not the bigger LED bulb. With the circuit turned off at the ...



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