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Feb
19
revised Cant seem to get the GFCI to work
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Feb
19
comment What could be causing cracks in the drywall of a newly renovated home?
From your use of the word, "flange" sounds like what we would call "tape" and joint compound in the US.
Feb
19
comment Is my water heater installed properly?
If the PVR valve has been removed/disabled, you do not have a proper hot water tank install. This is dangerous and should be inspected/corrected.
Feb
19
revised How do I replace a GFCI breaker with a normal breaker?
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Feb
19
comment How do I replace a GFCI breaker with a normal breaker?
Where does each white wire go? I'm guessing one goes to the neutral bar and could be completely removed from the panel. Assuming you have a GFCI breaker, are you within code to remove it?
Feb
17
comment Interference with cable and electrical in same box
The OP mentioned coax cable in the tags, rather than cat5. While it's suggested that cable is shielded, I personally do all I can to maximize separation to minimize the risk of any noise.
Feb
17
comment How can I adjust the temperature of my hot water?
Note that you may not want to reduce it too much as the answer to this question explains.
Feb
17
comment strange smells in my sons room
Have you considered asking someone that can be there in person to help you diagnose? Since you can't post a smell-picture for us, asking people on the other side of the internet is like asking a blind person to help with your paint colors.
Feb
17
comment What should I check when troubleshooting a doorbell?
That is surprising. My local big orange store has over 30 in stock according to their website.
Feb
16
comment Can I connect my 50 amp generator to a 30 Amp plug?
I expect that if you ever exceed 30 amps on that feed, the breaker at the panel will trip, unless the wiring of the transfer switch doesn't include a breaker.
Feb
16
comment Why has my bathroom cold water tap (but no others) stopped working?
If it stops overnight, yes. But from the description of the OP's problem, losing pressure over a few days, it sounds more like a sediment blockage or bad valve. If you get a trickle from a freezing pipe, it should speed back up as water flows through and melts any ice that's formed.
Feb
11
comment When pre-drilling for screws, how do you determine the correct bit diameter?
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Feb
5
revised How do I connect my kitchen sink sprayer
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Feb
5
answered I replaced my door hinges and now the door is too tight at the door jam. Why?
Feb
5
answered What can I do about toilet water disappearing?
Feb
5
answered Why does a GFCI breaker trip when another breaker is accessed?
Feb
4
answered How many Tapcons should be used to anchor a baseplate to a concrete floor?
Jan
30
answered What is this spongy grout?
Jan
30
comment how critical are distances between studs?
Pro tip: to avoid this problem in the future, attach your top and bottom plates together and mark out the locations of each stud, door, etc. Typically you pick one end, extend the tape measure, and mark every 16", or actually 3/4" to each side of 16" and put an X in the middle. Once done, separate the plates and use a speed square to mark the inside of the plate so your stud has a line to follow. You'll still need to plumb the wall, but once done every stud will be perfect. Also, don't forget to flip each stud so the crowns face the same way.
Jan
28
comment How do I fix seams that open up at the corners of walls during the winter?
The corner should also be mudded and taped. Looks like the contractor skipped taping the joint on the OP.