Home Improvement Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for contractors and serious DIYers. It only takes a minute to sign up.

Sign up to join this community
Anybody can ask a question
Anybody can answer
The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Top Questions

11 votes
4 answers
2k views

How do I check if my outlet's ground and neutral are connected correctly?

12 votes
1 answer
919 views

Why does replacing this outlet cause a nearby light to stay on?

6 votes
3 answers
1k views

When a touch-up paint doesn't match, and you need to paint "corner to corner" is one wall usually sufficient? [closed]

3 votes
2 answers
1k views

Yard floods - will replacing a floway drain with a rainwater drain resolve this

2 votes
2 answers
813 views

Would like to change a 230 Volt 12/2 into 2 each 115 Volt separate plug lines without having to run another 12/3 from panel?

6 votes
2 answers
1k views

Control smell coming in from neighboring Dry cleaner [closed]

3 votes
2 answers
503 views

Tricks for fitting a 7/16" bit into a 3/8" drill?

5 votes
2 answers
743 views

What is a Non-automatic AC Disconnect

4 votes
3 answers
806 views

What's the best position for under-cupboard lighting?

4 votes
1 answer
785 views

Connect Two Pipes

3 votes
1 answer
2k views

Why does my heat pump "blow" at warm (even hot) outdoor temperatures? Should not it be inactive?

3 votes
1 answer
805 views

Does this "creative" grounding meet 2017 or 2020 NEC?

7 votes
1 answer
620 views

House Wired Incorrectly? - MWBC [duplicate]

6 votes
1 answer
480 views

Box fill calcs - math vs reality

1 vote
2 answers
116 views

Is my garage subpanel safe for 100 amps?

2 votes
1 answer
180 views

Why would a fusible AC disconnect require a bonded neutral when a non-fusible disconnect only requires the equipment grounding conductor?

-2 votes
2 answers
73 views

What material is used to create oven/cooker kitchen cabinets?

0 votes
3 answers
51 views

How do I wire my new fixture with fewer wires than the old fixture?

0 votes
2 answers
78 views

Can PVC pipes stand boiling water?

0 votes
1 answer
92 views

Can I mount this weight lifting rack to 3 studs instead of 4?

1 vote
1 answer
79 views

What is the life expectancy of a heat pump? When does it usually need to be replaced? [closed]

0 votes
2 answers
76 views

Am I required to glue together non-metal conduit

0 votes
1 answer
73 views

Can a small wood retaining wall be replaced by trees?

0 votes
1 answer
92 views

Found a 2"x4" hole in return duct

0 votes
1 answer
50 views

Deepen a hinge mortise without template

0 votes
2 answers
80 views

Automatic Timer Solar Cutoff

0 votes
2 answers
46 views

how to wire 220v receptacle to old shop without a ground?

0 votes
2 answers
96 views

Can I run a flexible cord between a ceiling-mounted LED light and wall outlet?

3 votes
2 answers
58 views

installing ceiling fan on old pancake box

0 votes
1 answer
80 views

Does anyone know what this tool is specifically used for?

1 vote
1 answer
61 views

Do I need to anchor this cabinet?

0 votes
3 answers
77 views

Is the junction box necessary with flush-mount LED fixture?

3 votes
2 answers
46 views

Capping radiator pipes away from trunkline because of asbestos

0 votes
2 answers
58 views

How can I identify my switch wiring for a smart switch?

0 votes
3 answers
93 views

How can create a ceiling in a wet area?

1 vote
2 answers
55 views

Will Front Load Washing Machine (BLDC motor) rated for 220V 60Hz work in another country with 220V 50Hz?

0 votes
1 answer
69 views

Is it safe to use extension cords whose wires are not double-insulated?

0 votes
1 answer
50 views

The plastic film is peeling off the corners and edges of some of my kitchen cabinets - how can I simply fix this?

1 vote
3 answers
82 views

Can I set a portable AC unit back in a dormer window?

0 votes
1 answer
48 views

How to replace the bulb in my light fixture

4 votes
1 answer
96 views

What can cause a partial and temporary loss of power?

1 vote
1 answer
57 views

Garage Door Won't Start

0 votes
4 answers
73 views

Is there a safety issue if my window AC causes lights to dim?

1 vote
2 answers
70 views

Switch with weird voltages and wiring

1 vote
1 answer
70 views

Standards for non-bearing wall construction in a carport?

0 votes
1 answer
69 views

Need to know if my 1/0 wire will suffice

0 votes
1 answer
53 views

Lawnmower stopping after ten minutes

0 votes
1 answer
32 views

Is there any issue with wiring a GFCI to a switch?


Looking for more? Browse the complete list of questions, or popular tags. Help us answer unanswered questions.