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comment Move extrior wall to existing roof outline
I am voting to close this because the large part of what is being asked here is subjective and looking for advice on costs and time spans. Such information is very location and project dependent and thus best obtained by obtaining quotes from local contractors and trades-persons.
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comment washing machine set ( Australia ) connectors' position
I think you got it.
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answered washing machine set ( Australia ) connectors' position
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comment washing machine set ( Australia ) connectors' position
The way that your question is written, it is not immediately clear what you are asking. I had to come back and read it a 2nd and 3rd time to understand. A photo of your installation would go a long ways toward clarifying the issue.
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answered How to fix toilet with multiple leaks
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comment How to fix toilet with multiple leaks
The black rubbery thing in the bottom that lets the water tank drain down into the toilet stool proper is normally called a flapper valve. While you go about replacing parts in the water tank it is recommended to replace that flapper too. In my experience those only last 2-3 years at best. You can tell if the part is failing if when you rub your fingers on it if they come away with a black residue which is from the rubber part degrading due to chlorine and minerals in the water.
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comment How to fix toilet with multiple leaks
When @ArchonOSX was referring to the flush valve he meant the water tank filler shut off valve. These usually operate on some type of float mechanism rises when the water tank fills and shuts off the water flow into the tank when it gets to a certain level. The fact that it keeps running as you reported indicates that this part is not functioning properly. Thus it is recommended for replacement. The filler valve assembly is usually not that spendy. In all likelyhood that yellow thing is part of this assembly and will come completely out when you deploy a replacement.
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comment How to fix toilet with multiple leaks
The shutoff valve will be the faucet that shuts off the water supply to the toilet. They are often on the wall near the floor by the back of the toilet. These faucets are rarely used and often after years of being open there will be mineral deposits and buildup inside the faucet. When you come to shut it off it will not fully close due to these deposits inside the faucet. Many faucets also have internal rubber seals and these degrade after years if sitting in chlorinated water or water with high mineral content. In any case if this is in your faucet it needs replacement.
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comment What types of chemical products stick to masonite in flooring context?
Apartment? Are you the tenant?
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answered Does it cost more to run a refrigerator on an extension cord?
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comment Noisy breaker, whats the reason
That is good to hear. If you are hearing a buzzing or sizzling noise coming out of the circuit breaker, that is not a good thing, then I suggest replacing it. Breakers are generally not hugely expensive if you buy them from the right places.
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answered Noisy breaker, whats the reason
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comment laying a new bathroom sub-floor on to sand bed
I gave an answer based upon information given. If you want a better answer then provide a lot more information regarding what has you stumped.
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answered laying a new bathroom sub-floor on to sand bed
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comment Wind from kitchen sink drainage pipe
You could use various materials I suppose. Wood would unquestionably be the easiest to work with if you have the tools for that. But sheet metal may be feasible. The most weather resistant may be to use a wood frame that uses flat fiberglass sheeting for the top and sides. (I speak of the type of fiberglass material that is often used in a roof to allow light to come through. It could be glued to the wood frame using construction adhesive.
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answered Old Skilsaw model 77 blade won't tighten
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comment Making a fake wall to mount a tv, easy as it seems? will the fake studs be able to carry the same weight?
And do drill the proper sized pilot hole for the lag bolts. If done correctly they will be way stronger that way than just trying to force them into the stud. If forced in the stud often splits a bit near the lag bolt and the threads only engage part of the way into two sides. With the pilot hole all the threads of the lag fully engage the wood.
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answered How can I completely remove all traces of mastic from old concrete?