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revised Can POP (Plaster of Paris) and Paint done without waiting
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comment How to mount an odd mirror from Crate and Barrel
The zinc anchors (pictured) are usually rated 50 lbs each, so that should be more than enough (and the shear strength of #8 screws is over 300 lbs). That said, to the OP, if you don't feel it's going to hold the weight or be safe enough, use a bigger screw. I'm just some guy on the internet; you're the one that has to walk past this thing every day.
Oct
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answered How to mount an odd mirror from Crate and Barrel
Oct
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comment Installing out side light
Was there a light there before? How was it connected?
Oct
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comment Can water be pumped from an unused well to a home site?
You'd also have to assess if it's worthwhile in terms of water quality, quantity, and extra cost. The extra trench distance, cost for right-of-way, costs to re-mediate the stagnant well (likely requiring at least a clean-out), landscaping repair costs from construction, etc, may mean you'd be better off just drilling a new well. If the water quality is low, that could also increase treatment system costs: sometimes if you go too deep you get salt; if it's a dug well or a poorly-sealed drilled well, it can get contaminated surface water.
Oct
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comment Can water be pumped from an unused well to a home site?
Presumably you'd need a right-of-way of some sort to the well. Making use of it would involve digging a trench to run a pipe and wiring (below frost line), and ensuring there is access to it for servicing or in case of problems. If the property owner chose to build a deck or stone patio over it, for example, it could be impossible or very expensive to service.
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comment What are recommended clearances for a portable electrical generator?
I would imagine the manufacturer has specific recommendations in the manual for the generator, as it will also partially depend on where the exhaust and air intakes are located. Since you're saying "all sides" does this mean you're also intending to put it inside a structure of some sort? This may invoke fire and/or other building codes, depending on your jurisdiction.
Oct
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comment Clogged toilet(s)
Do you have any other issues with sinks or showers/tubs draining slowly? (Try pouring down a bucket of water to see). If so, that could indicate an obstruction in a vent line. Is this a septic or municipal system?
Oct
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reviewed Approve Clogged toilet(s)
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comment Installing a Wifi Honeywell Thermostat with a C wire
Please look at some of the other [tagged:thermostat-c-wire] questions (this gets asked a lot). If you have spare wires then it means you can add a C wire, but whether you have a power source available for one entirely depends on the furnace/air handler/boiler this is connected to. Voting to put on-hold; if you can't find the answer in an existing question, come back and post pictures of the control board and/or model #s for the furnace this is connected to.
Oct
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revised Installing a Wifi Honeywell Thermostat with a C wire
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revised How do I install EMT conduit for an outdoor 6/4 power run?
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Oct
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comment New thermostat wire: maximum number of wires?
18/something and Cat5e/6 is a great answer. You could also install a conduit (eg 1/2" ENT) to pull a future cable, if ever needed (and if you do so, run the other wires outside the conduit, and leave the conduit either empty or with just a pull-string. Adding wire to conduit with existing wire is nearly impossible, and if you aren't using the existing wire anymore, it's probably obsolete and useless to retrieve anyway).
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revised Wifi Thermostat to Reznor Garage Heater. No “C” wire connection on terminal strip
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answered Slotted Brass Screw Types