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which glue to repair kids floaties?

I have some of these inflatable kids rubber rings, toys etc, I presume made of PVC, with little holes in them here and there, leaking air some rips are close to the seam so I cannot put on a sticky ...
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Is Geared Motor better for DIY Wind Turbine

I have decent electronic understanding, but I've not much idea about motors. I plan to make a small wind mill which should be enough to power a couple of LED lights for like an hour every day. I was ...
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How to get dried paint out of washing machine?

Cleaning latex paint out of front end loader washing machine
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How to reshape square tube after welding a small square bar along one of the sides

I've welded a few 3 m long square tubes out of mild steel angle bars (1.5x1/8) and along one corner side of the tubes welded a 8 mm square bar with one weld along the corner side of the tubes. Now the ...
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Can I oil a push button light switch?

I have a circa 1920 push-button light switch which sticks occasionally. The push buttons move fine, but sometimes the blade switch inside doesn't flip unless the button is pressed very hard. I'd ...
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pool heater pump electric wiring

I want to plug my pool heater 50000 btu Jaccuzi JA50 ( on manual it says AC208,230/60 1PH , circruit braker 20 A ) it has connection for ----power AC--- slot 1 L1 (red) slot 2 L2 (black) slot 3 ...
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Any idea what these outdoor shades are called?

Hi any idea with the name of the outdoor shades are called? Note the rope that is tied to the metal boat dock stirrup thing. They are mounted on the outside. I've been searching for weeks and have no ...
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Grounding new branch circuits in an existing subpanel

Barn A contains the main panel. Barn B has a subpanel fed from Barn A via (3) 2-0 aluminum conductors, 2 hot and 1 neutral, with a 60amp breaker in the main panel. There is no grounding conductor ...
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Is it possible to back my trailer up this driveway? [closed]

My family is looking to buy this house but we’re not sure if Its possible to back our 23 foot toyhauler up the driveway. Thoughts?
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Quickest way to circulate outside air thru house?

All but one major room is part of a single path through home, from a window on one end to a window on the other. In the evening I want to bring in cooler outside air as efficiently as possible. If ...
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Vapor barrier on Bathroom tub exterior wall(s)?

So I keep seeing conflicting answers on this. I'm renovating a bathroom that was torn down to the studs. On the exterior wall I have siding-tyvek-plywood sheathing-fg insulation inside studs. My plan ...
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Im ready for grouting what to use?

I'm almost ready to grout. What unsanded grout should I use? Is it ok to any if the ones in the picture? The tube will be easier for me. Do I need to use a sealer after? After tiling using the ...
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Smoke detector position vs air register

Are there regulations about positioning a smoke detector in the vicinity of an air register? I would like to position it within 3 ft aerial distance but I'm concerned the air flow might be blowing ...
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holes in the wooden columns of the porch

I noticed there are some holes in the wooden columns of my house's porch, once a while I see bees in and out of those holes (shouldn't they be living in a hive?). Do you think this might pose a ...
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What is a safe way to ground this light fixture?

We are putting in a new mirror and light fixture. Unfortunately the electrical box is not centred with the vanity. I am going to drill a hole in the metal backing for the light fixture (see pictures) ...
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Plumbing re-routed through attic

We recently had a leak under our slab foundation and ended up going with rerouting the plumbing through our attic. After it was done, we have noticed that there is now a distinct odor (of the PEX ...
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Data/Communication wire in conduit

What wire is acceptable for use in underground conduit to transmit Data/Communication? Does it need to be shielded? Are there any specifications listed in the National Electric Code? Thanks!
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Is an inflatable pool that is more than a few inches off level safe enough to swim in? If not, is it salvageable without dumping?

We had this ground “leveled” but apparently not really. It was built up with sand and is already eroding away after a few short weeks. Is it still safe enough to use? Anyone had one of these collapse ...
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Do I need to install flashing for this replacement window?

I am replacing an old vinyl window. The previous window had a separate storm window on the outside (which I removed). Now there is wood exposed to the elements. I live in Minnesota where it's hot and ...
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Should I use a GFCI breaker or receptacles for my shed run?

In my question about running a circuit to my backyard shed, a discussion arose in the comments about whether I should use a GFCI breaker or have the convenience outlet be a GFCI. Instead of debating ...
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Should a UPS be unplugged when working on the electrical circuit it is plugged in to?

I need to do some electrical work on a circuit in my home. One of the outlets on the circuit has a UPS battery backup plugged into it. The UPS is tucked away behind a lot of other equipment, so I'd ...
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6/3 Wire to a 100 amp sub panel, how many breakers?

I have a 100 amp sub panel being fed a 6/3 cable. The main Panel has a two pole 60 amp breakers. How many breakers can I have, or how many amps can I have? All the outlets/receptacles will be 120v. ...
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what are the safety requirements for scraping old drylock?

One basement wall is in pretty good shape, just going to wet and lightly scrape before painting with new Drylok. Other walls are pretty bad, flaking and such. I have 3M 8210 n95 masks, is that ...
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DIY Solar and window wells

I am installing solar at my house. I need to install a production meter and 30A AC disconnect before the point of interconnection at the main service panel. I was wondering if I can install those ...
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What length and gauge screw to attach a 2x4 fence rail to a 4x4 post (face screwed)?

I'm constructing a picket fence and need to attach the 2x4 rails to the 4x4 posts. I've seen some conflicting information of what length and gauge. I'm leaning towards 3" #9 screws. This will ...
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100A subpanel to workshop

I'm building a shed that will be housing a washer, dryer, hot water heater, and a freezer. The dryer and water heater both require 220V 30A and will be used concurrently. The washer and freezer use ...
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How bad are these knee walls?

First, I am going to show this to a structural engineer that I've been working with. I am posting this to be better prepared to ask him questions. So if you see something wrong but are not sure, ...
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My GFCI/AFCI 20a kitchen socket warning lights are both flashing

Hope someone can help. All my outlets in my kitchen work, but my two GFCI/AFCI 20A outlets occasionally and utterly randomly will flip and for the most part the AFCI light on the outlet will flash, ...
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How to convert from Downdraft cooktop range to hood

As a part of kitchen renovation I have to decide between replacing our down draft with another or to replace it with a cooktop and a hood. I am trying to get some perspective on what is involved and ...
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Is it better to pull old nails or hammer them flat?

When doing work like replacing drywall and trim, I'll pull all the old unused nails from the studs, joists, etc. I do this mainly for two reasons: a) so they don't get in the way of new fasteners ...
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Safe wiring of a window AC unit

I have a window AC unit rated at 115V 6.8 amps. If I wanted to plug the AC into a wall outlet, how do I determine if the wiring in the wall can safely handle the current. The wall outlet is a 3 prong ...
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Can I use epoxy resin to fix a metal hook to a uPVC door, to stop it blowing in the wind?

I have a uPVC back door which often blows in the wind. I want to fix a hook and eye similar to this to the exterior surface so I can leave it open and clip it to the wall. Will epoxy resin such as ...
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What is the proper term for a huge chisel-like tool used for building log cabins?

Cabin builders use this tool for about the same purpose as a regular chisel. It is about 4" wide, 1 1/2 foot long, and with a 1 1/2-2 foot long handle. What do you call it?
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Wiring Panel for Cargo Trailer

I have an empty cargo trailer I want to wire up for use at BBQ competitions. Installing a 30 amp rv power inlet to be used at campgrounds or via my generator. I will wire that to a panel. Hooked up ...
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Can anyone tell me where I can find these G9 bulb bases? [closed]

Need to replace several bases/sockets for a customer but can't seem to find a source. These appear to be the exact style I need; 120V, 4 wire, stab in connection, bolt in mount. Thanks in advance. ...
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“Connect the ground wire from the branch circuit to the ground screw”?

This is what the directions say for my new pendant light. Both the (metal) box and the fixture have ground wires. The diagram didn't show how exactly to connect the wire to the ground screw (located ...
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Why should you add dry mix to water and not the other way round

During renovation I have used all kinds of dry compounds, be it mortar, conrete mix, tile glue, grout, plastering mud, ... On every one of them the instructions say to add the dry mix to water and mix ...
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Trane VX99 furnace fan to run

I would like to have the fan turn on and blow non-a/c. I only see 2 wires coming from the thermostat. In
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Replacing old wires stuck on pipes inside concrete walls with new Cat6 cable

My question is similar to this. But in my case, the wires are stuck. Tried pulling one (my bad) and it broke. There's still some wire that I can pull but pulling it again won't do any good. So I was ...
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How can I repair/replace this swollen section of countertop?

This countertop appears to be laminated particle board. I suspect the damage shown in these photos happened likely due to excess water being present on the countertop and seeping in between the ...
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How do I “tie in” my washer drain to my utility sink drain?

I'm installing a vertical washer drain pipe that will come down inside the wall. I assume that new pipe will need it's own P trap. How should I "tie in" that washer drain P trap to the ...
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How to remove baseboard installed behind hardwood floor?

The hardwood floors in my house were installed after the baseboards so the lower 3/4 inch of the baseboards is covered. This is real tongue and groove oak hardwood floors which I want to keep but the ...
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how to add c wire to heat pump ac unit (only have wires with nuts)

I can’t figure out which is the C wire or how to make a C wire and how to connect it to my ecobee 3lite Power extender kit. My old thermostat has wires G,Y,RH, W/E, and O/B plugged in. No "C"...
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Help with wiring an electric oven after moving it to be underneath an existing electric hob (UK)

Photos can be seen at: https://imgur.com/a/sUqCnZd I currently have an electric oven (Photo 1) on one side of the kitchen, and an electric induction hob (Photo 3) on the other side of the kitchen. ...
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How do I prevent crows in bird bath [closed]

I have a birdbath and almost daily some crows bring all sorts of food items including pieces of dead animals into it. They make the water all dirty for other birds to drink and for me to clean it up. ...
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Extending a Range 50a line Matching Wire?

We are moving our range across the kitchen and need to extend the 50a 6/2 line which has an aluminum ground. The only line the home store had was 6/2 wire with 10awg copper ground. Can I use that or ...
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HVAC is heating when thermostat is off

I seem to have a problem with my thermostat. I have tested the wiring of my HVAC system by wire nutting the the power (R, red wire) to the AC (Y, black wire), heat (W, white wire), and fan (G, green ...
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Are there power transfer switches with various and diverse input types?

If you have solar, you might get a manual transfer switch between utility and solar. Both of those would be hard wired. So let's say you had solar and utility power AND a generator ... I see there ...
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Jean-air Cooktop Element always on high

Model S 125. I order a new infinity switch from Jean Air but the new part also maintains the element on high. Can the new switch be defective also? Is there a way to test the switch?
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What is this metal bracket called?

I want to connect two parallel, overlapping wooden beams by putting two steel “braces” on each of the ends of the overlapping stretch, so four in total. These braces should look like the one I’ve ...

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