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Distribution and use of electricity throughout the home. Electrical standards vary greatly worldwide, so providing your location in your question or your profile helps ensure you get answers that a…
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For questions about the supply and removal of water and liquid waste.
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The installation of wire and/or electrical devices, to allow the transmission of electricity from one point to another.
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Fixing something after it gets damaged or broken.
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For questions regarding the room where one bathes or uses the toilet.
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Planning, installing and using either indoor or outdoor artificial lights.
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For questions about drywall (aka plasterboard) installation, repair & finishing.
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(Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning) For questions about installing, repairing, and troubleshooting HVAC systems.
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For questions involving wood as a construction material, either as lumber or finished features of a home.
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any material used to slow the transmission of heat or reduce the transmission of sound. Typical materials include fiberglass, foam, blown cellulose, and reflective foil. This should no…
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composed of cement, aggregate (including crushed rock and sand) and water. In homes, it's frequently seen in the foundation, driveway, sidewalk, patio, and stone walls. Note that bricks …
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For questions relating to the water system of a home or other building, including plumbing and fixtures, water heating, water filtering and treatment, and irrigation/sprinkler systems. Questions regar…
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Movable barriers at the entrance of buildings, rooms, cupboards, etc. which can be used to allow or deny access to the space beyond. Typically attached to surrounding structure using hinges, sliders,…
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Vertical structures which usually enclose, divide, define, or protect an area.
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For general questions on heating in your home.
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For questions regarding various types of floor coverings in general, including hardwood and laminate board, tile, carpet, and sheet flooring (linoleum/vinyl). For questions about the structure beneath…
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For questions regarding the application of paint to a surface, including preparation and cleanup.
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Questions related to the construction, modification, maintenance, repair of the many functional systems included in a kitchen. Systems include: plumbing, electrical,lighting, major appliances, surface…
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For questions generally relating to habitable spaces in a home below ground level, and to foundation types that include a space of this type.
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For topics generally relating to the design, materials, fixtures, construction, maintenance, and other specialized considerations of a shower enclosure, typically located within a bathroom.
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For questions relating to the installation, maintenance, and repair of windows and window treatments such as shutters, blinds and curtains.
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For questions generally relating to stone or ceramic tile, including selection, preparation, installation, maintenance, cleaning, and removal.
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For questions regarding the paint product itself, including selection and maintenance.
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For questions generally relating to the unwanted permeation of water or other liquid, indoor/outdoor air, or fuel gas through a barrier designed to contain it, including identification, repair, and pr…
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For questions relating to the removal of dirt, debris and other unwanted foreign material from various surfaces and porous materials, including methods, tools and supplies, and expected results.
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Tool (n) - 1. A mechanical device intended to make a task easier, 2. equipment used in a profession, e.g., tools of the trade, 3. Something to perform an operation; an instrument; a means
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For questions on the general topic of the upper containing surface of a room or other enclosure. Please use additional tags to refer to a specific area of concern, such as lighting, insulation, repair…
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For questions generally relating to the hot-water supply system of a typical residential or commercial building, primarily regarding the heating mechanism itself (a traditional hot water heater tank, …
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For questions specifically regarding sanitation fixtures designed for removal of human waste, generally referred to as toilets but also including urinals and bidets. Topics include designs, installati…
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For questions regarding the roof of a home or other structure in general, including roofing types, installation, maintenance and repair, upgrades, venting, and potential problems.
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For questions generally relating to the structure and construction of floors in buildings, including designs, materials, support mechanisms, load-bearing calculations, etc. For questions specifically …
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For general questions regarding cooling your home.
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open and close an electric circuit.
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part of an HVAC or central heating system used to generate heat. Typically this is done with gas, a heat pump, or an electric element. For hot water and radiator based heating, use th…
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For questions generally relating to the area of the home in which cars and other motor vehicles are kept.
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