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Repairing/salvaging fan forced heater

I have fan forced heater (Pelonis HF-1030TB) that recently starting giving off burning smells whenever I turned on the heat. I opened it and saw that one of the contacts was burnt. Can someone please ...
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Interference or feedback on intercom

Periodically, the speaker on my intercom system in my apartment emits a sound similar to a 1 kHz tone like so The Intercom unit is a “Jeron” pictured here (front) And back It seems another savvy ...
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Install a ceiling fan

I am taking down a light fixture that has 2 wires, a black wire hot and a white wire neutral. The ceiling fan I am installing has a Black wire a white wire and ground wire. Do I just take the ...
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Electric front load dryer making room extremely humid and wet

My front loader electric dryer makes the room extremely humid and hot and it also forms condensation inside its display. The vents are not blocked and they are not leaking. It's a brand new dryer. ...
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setting post in quikrete in a plastic planter

I would like to set a 4x4 post (10 ft) in a tall, heavy plastic planter. I am using 2 50 lb bags of Quikrete. It says to just pour the concrete in, set the post, and then pour about a gallon of water ...
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Supporting this old 2x4 hip roof rafter to the beam

I'm renovating an old house which had a hip roof. One of the roof rafters (2x4) comes down on an angle and isn't supported on the beam. I thought a strong tie lssj would work but the rafter is a bit ...
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Fix water pooling on porch connected to driveway

The steps to my back porch are connected directly to my driveway. However, the paved section of the driveway leading to the steps is improperly sloped. This leads to pooling at the bottom of the steps....
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Stacking drywall sheets in the bed of a smaller pickup

I will be installing drywall in an out of state property and will be picking up from HomeDepot. I am planning out the trip and wondering how many sheets of drywall will be carried per load. The truck ...
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Measuring AC Voltage Behind Light Switch

This is more of a theoretical question and not something I'm needing to do. I understand the following, please correct me if I'm wrong; Multimeter only measures the potential difference so To measure ...
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Blowing up a doorbell transformer

My house is a 117 year old masterpiece of evolving building codes and improvisation. One of the things I expect to do at some point in the future is get a doorbell camera, though it's not on the ...
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Toilet Shooting Water when flushing

We are having an issue with one of our toilets "spitting" water out of the toilet when it is flushed. The toilet bowl itself also doesn't seem to have much water at all sitting in it. When ...
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Drawer slide catching can’t remove

The drawer slide won’t extend fully because it keeps getting caught. I think it is catching on a loose screw but I can’t access the screw to tighten it as the slide keeps getting caught! Does anyone ...
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How do you fix a leaking shower cartridge?

So the faucet cartridge in Shower 1 was about 12 years old and really stiff. I replaced it with a new one. But then it started leaking through the middle of the new cartridge. I thought it was a ...
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Can I switch the hot and cold water supply to improve the pressure of hot?

I have a very old house (built in 1903) with very old and corroded pipes. Because of the corrosion, the hot water pressure is fairly low (mostly in the shower) but cold water pressure is okay. I’m ...
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anchoring a beam made from dimensional lumber to concrete piers

The rim joists of a shed will sit on two horizontal beams. The beams need to be secured to concrete piers with some kind of galvanized tie. Something like the one in the picture. The beams will be ...
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can you combine a regular return filter if you have a electrostatic hvac filter system

can you combine a regular return filter if you have a electrostatic hvac filter system as the house? we moved into a house that has this system but my kids have allergies and i understand that the ...
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How to seal gym floor mats along the edges to protect your floors with knobbles facing downward?

My partner and I are about to furnish a large room with gym equipment. We recently moved into our new home and had the entire first floor tiled in porcelain 2x2 square feet tiles and love it. In the ...
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Grounding Rod Requirements

I live in Mason County, in Washington State. I am installing a 100amp RV pedestal (ground mounted). I am running 4/0,4/0,20 triplex direct bury cable (not sure if going in conduit or not yet)about ...
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How to replace the copper connector under the bathroom faucet

Trying to use the most accurate description: it's a copper connector or supply line that connects directly to the faucet that breaks with a huge hole. It leaks if I turn on the water. photo 1 shows ...
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Attach stone veneer evenly to irregularly shaped foundation

I'm planning to attach stone or stone veneer to the bottom 2–3' of my house. At the front of my house, the poured concrete foundation is about 3' tall. Halfway from the front (toward the back), the ...
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How to double up an existing single beam without disturbing the structure?

I am not a carpenter, so please forgive me if I use some terminology wrong. I will do my best to describe my situation, and then my question. I have an existing "lean-to" style porch roof ...
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Bathroom 3 in 1 switches in seperate locations

Intent: To have heater/exhaust/light unit installed with the light switch separate from the heater/exhaust. Why? I have a light/exhaust on one switch (next to door), but would like a 3 in 1. The ...
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ground wire to two switches

I just installed two Lutron Caseta switches in a 2-gang switch box. When I opened the box, I was expecting to find a separate ground wire to each switch. However, what I found was a single ground wire ...
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Attempting to install new stair treads and risers

I have the stairs prepped, but I noticed that the risers and the treads that are there already are not square. Do i use shims to square up the risers and treads or is there another way? Do I stain the ...
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Do I need another relay?

I have an existing boiler with 4 zones and 4 separate pumps. I also have an electronic damper that opens when the heat is called. I am adding another zone for pex hydronic underfloor heating and I ...
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Hot tub and A/C on one circuit?

Currently the house does not have air conditioning, and the wife has been hinting at adding some A/C for at least the master bedroom. We have a hot tub off the master bedroom with what looks like a 50 ...
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Dishwasher won't drain between cycles but will empty using cancel button

I can't get my whirlpool dishwasher to empty between cycles,,,I did change the control board and it didn't work,,it will empty with the cancel button, I do not have a disposal I cleaned out the bottom ...
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well pressure tank / external spigot

I have an outdoor spigot (like the old red "pump handle" kind) in my back yard. It's down the hill from the well and pump, and in between the house / indoor pressure tank and the well head. ...
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Plug In Dimmer on Circuit with Two Wall Dimmers Malfunctions

I have a 15 amp breaker that controls: Three bathroom incandescent vanity lights that have a wall dimmer, Four incandescent can lights on my lanai that are controlled by four-way switches, one of ...
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Connect small diameter poly tubing to 4" PVC drain pipe

I have a wastewater output from an RO system that I need to drain. The RO system is located in the basement, so the only drain pipe available is the 4" main drain for the house which is PVC. The ...
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Are metal anchors or buried posts better for 6 x 6 posts for a pavilion?

I'm trying to figure out the best way to set 6 x 6 posts for a pavilion. I'm considering the two methods below. I know they both have their good and bad points. I believe the first will extend the ...
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Proper way to ground a 240v metal outlet box?

I am replacing the circuit to our stove and am doing the rough in currently. We may one day want a stove requiring more amperage than our current 40 amps and so I am replacing with 6-3 w/ground. I ...
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Well - Water - Plumbing, Setup advice

We have a well system in our home, which is multi-story (basement and 2 floors), and I am looking to optimize the setup of the system to make it more efficient. As you can tell from the photo whoever ...
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Replacing middle of circuit outlet with doorbell transformer

I am replacing an outlet in the middle of a run with doorbell transformer. The outlet is not required for code and the transformer is one that is rated to be installed in a 2 gang box. Yes, I will be ...
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I have a 14/3 wire coming off 14/2 with power at fixture looking for diagram for proper wire connection

I have extinguishing 14/3 wire coming off 14/2 with power at light/fixture going to 15A combination switch/outlet on outside wall of a room . I had to disconnect for demo and forgot to take a pic of ...
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Problem attaching the door of the storage unit of a IKEA MALM desk

I recently bought and assembled a MALM desk. The assembly went smoothly with no issue until the last step where I need to attach the door. The hinges and the brackets are screwed in in their right ...
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Remove Trim/Baseboards Installed Prior to Hardwood Floors (No Leverage)

I am having a difficult time trying to remove the trim/baseboard in my walk-in closet. We have painters coming and a custom closet install in a few weeks. Neither of those teams can/will remove the ...
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Carport roof out of square a little bit

I have a carport roof sheathed in plywood (I did not do that part). I am ready to put the underlayment on (Tyvek). If the roof is slightly out of square, what is the best approach or standard? I would ...
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Drill bit coming loose on a basic rotary/impact/hammer drill

I just received this 21V 350 in-lb impact drill https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B088JYH44C/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 The 350 in-lb torque rating seemed kinda decent so ...
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Adding fence section on 45 degree angle

I live in a condo development and our patios are next to each other. Our neighbor recently removed some bushes that helped with the privacy. There exists two 8 foot sections of fence between the ...
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How do I add an external power socket to a lighting circuit?

I'm installing some ELV garden lights and would be grateful for some advice on connecting up. I'd like to control them from a spare light switch (the 2nd switch controls the exterior wall lights) just ...
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How deep do I need to make the post footings for a residential deck in Northern Michigan?

How deep do I need to make the post footings for a residential deck in Northern Michigan? The 12" X 20" deck will be less than 2 feet off the ground.
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What is this strange metal door and frame 12 feet up the outside wall?

Any ideas on what the strange metal door and frame is in the photos? It's about 12 feet up on an outside wall. I'm hoping it's the source of a leak (the door is ajar), but I have no idea what it could ...
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How to clean wood stain drippings from rough spackle wall

I just finished painting an outdoor wooden fence with Tambout Varnit. Despite my best efforts, there were some drippings onto the wall underneath, which seems to be covered with some sort of very hard ...
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Electrician connected LED dimmer to halogen bulbs, worried about safety

An electrician replaced a rotary dimmer with another one that is rated for LED GU10 bulbs. The six existing halogen bulbs connected to the dimmer weren't replaced however. The electrician said that ...
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How to fix wobbly table/improve stability?

i want to fix my table so it doesn't wobbly sideway. it's a little annoying because when i move sligthly my monitor goes shaky because of the wobbly. i try to use using this "white thing" ...
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Kwikset deadbolt rust prevention

I purchased several Kwikset deadbolts and they are rusting / corroding in the outer ring, not the locking mechanism. Items are installed on a Florida island. Would rubbing a thin coat of oil or ...
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Need help identifying “pre-stripped” Phillips screw

I am trying to remove some screws with some very annoying heads. The screws look like a regular Phillips head but have the center rounded out. This makes a normal Phillps head screwdriver slip as if ...
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P-Trap into Wall Marvel Connector Leaking

I discovered a leak under my bathroom sink. There are two sinks in the bathroom with the same plumbing set up and only the one side is leaking. The water is coming from the marvel connector on the ...
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Bathtub drain not draining at all. New remodel

I recently remodeled a bathroom in a doublewide home. The old bathtub had a drain in the center with a 90 degree pipe right under that ran to the corner of the tub where the vent pipe was then under ...

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