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comment Gas hot water tank quit working and leaked
How old is the tank?
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comment Is insulation around a dryer vent hose safe?
As a side note, you shouldn't use that cruddy flexible duct. Instead you should use "semi-rigid aluminum duct", which comes in different sizes, and various lengths as short as 2'.
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comment Can I use 1/2“ fire-rated drywall instead of 5/8” type-X in a commercial application?
This is a do-it-yourself home improvement site, so I'd think this question may be off topic.
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comment Can I rewire my ceiling fan to make it move faster?
Are you using the speed selector built into the fan (if applicable), or only the speed selector on the remote?
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comment How should I end this wiring?
@bib I was thinking that myself.
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comment How should I end this wiring?
However, I'm still not sure this situation fits, as this isn't technically a "repair".
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comment How should I end this wiring?
Due to a slight change in the 2014 NEC, these devices may actually be allowed in this situation. 334.40(B) Devices of Insulating Materials. Self-contained switches, self-contained receptacles and nonmetallic-sheathed cable interconnector devices of insulating material that are listed shall be permitted to be used without boxes in exposed cable wiring and for repair wiring in existing buildings where the cable is concealed..... See this answer for the older wording.
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comment How should I end this wiring?
Those splice kits are only acceptable in limited situations.
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comment Concrete with crenelated appearance
You have to make the links public, otherwise we can't see it. Posting the photos to imgur, is the preferred method of sharing photos around here.
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comment Noisy breaker, whats the reason
What type of noise?
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comment I installed new undermount sink, now the p trap won't fit
Sometimes you just can't avoid cutting into the wall.
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comment Wind from kitchen sink drainage pipe
@trailmax Walker says you don't need a vent, so just swap the connections and enjoy.
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comment Wind from kitchen sink drainage pipe
Thanks @Walker. I'm not familiar with UK plumbing, so it's good to know that the vent is not needed in this situation. The OP should just be able to swap the connections, and be all set then.
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comment Thermostat for home a/c unit
what's the make and model of the thermostat?
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comment Borrowing power from 3 way switch circuit
There's not much we can do to help you, as you've not described how you wired anything. Also, if you're in an area covered by NEC, you'll likely have to add a new circuit for the bathroom receptacles.
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comment Bathroom lights and power outlet
Can you describe the wiring in the box, and now you wired the replacement devices? Photos and diagrams would be helpful.
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comment Do you need to service air conditioning units?
@CarlWitthoft Condenser coils can get dirty and damaged, and need to be cleaned from time to time. Obviously you can learn to do most of the maintenance yourself, but sometimes it's worth it to pay somebody else to do it (convenience tax). Not doing any maintenance at all can reduce the life of the system, and lead to early replacement (which is quite expensive). There's companies around me that offer $50-$60 annual service contracts, where they also give you a discount on any covered repairs. I'd say $600.00 over 10 years is better than thousands for a replacement system.
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comment Wind from kitchen sink drainage pipe
@trailmax you'll still have to add a vent, or you'll have gurgling and/or slow drains.
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comment Is it OK to drain sump water into a pond?
You'll likely have to contact your local government, as this is going to be different depending on where you are. This could vary from town to town, city to city, state to state, country to country.
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comment Do you need to service air conditioning units?
Also, in a world obsessed with efficiency. My clean coils, work much more effectively than your dirty coils. This puts less stress on the system, and allows it to last longer.