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Can I put my Bialetti stainless steel espresso maker in the dishwasher?

I am wondering if there is any harm in putting my stainless steel Bialetti coffeemaker in the dishwasher. I don't think it should rust (because it's stainless steel). But I do wonder if the gasket ...
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How to fix a Geberit flush connector which does not snap in?

(apologies for not using the correct English technical words for the various elements, please edit my question if this is not clear) I have a Geberit In-Wall Flush Toilet with two press puttons. One ...
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2 cuts in copper/pex/copper pipeline water inside, and no bread

Tried to heat the pipe. Tried tightening water shut off, but it won't stop leaking at least a bit, vacuumed it out too, didn't stop. The house is old, but landlord is family and are not on speaking ...
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Spring protruding from office chair?

I've had this chair for a few months and the other day I came around to get on the computer and noticed a decently sized lump in the chair. Upon sitting on the chair it feels springy on parts (which ...
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Power cable loose on roof OK?

I would like to mount a floodlight on my chimney. I'm not keen on cutting into the roof there to make an entrance for the wire. Every hole in the roof is an opportunity for water intrusion and it's ...
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Removing or modifying bridges between truss or joists to make way for ducting

I want to run ducting for a kitchen extractor through the ground-floor ceiling of a two story building in order to get it to an external wall. The ducting would be running in the same direction as the ...
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Can I place an archway here?

I want to place archways instead of walls on the three places as shown in picture. The Wall are made of solid bricks. RCC slabs. No timber, no steel. Do you think it is safe because I want to make ...
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Thinking about adding a Keyboard tray to a MDF Desk, is it safe?

So I am thinking of buying this Desk (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MQDPP38/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?smid=A1N6DT631H7VR6&psc=1) And these sliding arms (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/...
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Run 14/3 through insulated wall to surface mounted electric panel

Should/can I run the 14/3 wire inside the wall or just run a conduit up to the attic? The project: I want to install split receptacle 20 amp outlets in my garage. The subpanel in the garage is ...
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Smoke detectors are on dedicated circuit, how can I add a light to that circuit?

The smoke detectors are currently wired to each other (2 wire) on a dedicated circuit. We want to add something that gets used often, so that we'll notice if the circuit has tripped. We would like ...
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What’s is the consequence of trimming too much of a wood door?

I’d like to have all matching doors downstairs in our house (link), but one of our door frames is shorter than all the others. The doors say the maximum you can trim off any given side is 5 mm, but I ...
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how to use 2 inch foam insulation

Cabin has EDPM roof, real 2x4 rafters in the one room. I have slabbed on 2x2 to the rafters in the room, inside, to make a 6 inch cavity. This is an accommodation for poor contractor work shoving 6 ...
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My light won’t turn off

We are trying to replace a lamp but the switch won’t turn it off. The old lamp had 3 cables but the new just has 2. The old lamp had a blue connected to the red. We tried different combinations (...
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Help with box volume/fill for junction box provided with LED recessed light

I recently purchased and in the process of installing a series of 6 recessed lights. I've replace some lights in the past, but this is my first real electrical installation (i.e. novice alert). I ...
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How to remove a rusty screw and cap from a toilet

The toilet seat has rusted away the screw holes that connects itself to the iron hinges, making the seat removable while the lid and the hinges stays connected to the toilet bowl. I want to remove the ...
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Gfci open hot but trip indicator lit

I have a GFCI receptical with the trip indicator amber. It wiil not reset and the testor is showing open hot. 1. How can I get a lit test light, if there is an open hot? I replaced the receptical ...
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Ceiling light with 6 wires

I'm trying to replace old ceiling light with a new one. New light has only blue and red, no green. There are 2 cables coming from the ceiling each with 3 wires. Green/blue/red and green/black/red. ...
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Why would a new switch come with aluminum wires?

I just bought a dimmer switch from Lowe's, and it came with aluminum connection wires (I believe). Our house wiring is copper. I understand that connecting aluminum to copper isn't recommended, and ...
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A BOILER SYSTEM, OLD CAST IRON OUT NEW PENSOTTI PANAL RADIATOR'S IN.WHITCH IS SUPPLY AND RETURN?

How can I find which is the supply and which is the return?I took out the old cast iron and am putting in new panel radiators. It is important to know which is the supply and which is the return. It's ...
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No neutral wire when hanging light?

I have been trying to hang a living room light. There is ONLY a black (hot) wire coming from the box in the ceiling. The chandelier I'm trying to hang has a copper (ground) wire and TWO other wire (...
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Need tips on running 230 in detached garage

I'm looking for some direction here. I have a detached garage that already has power supplied to it, and the structure is divided into garage space and a woodworking shop by a partition wall. The ...
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Connect light fixture to a junction box

I have a junction box where wires from 3 electric cables are connected together: Is there a way I can hook up a light fixture to this box? The fixture looks like this:
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Flexible mirror for anamorphic art illusion

I am looking for a flexible mirror that can be folded into a cylinder so as to use in the cylindrical anamorphic illusions. In the same video, the guy has shown the silver sheet, I would like to know ...
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Switching off dimmable LED flashes then switches back on

I tried to swap out a 70W 240V incandescent bulb with a dimmable 8.8W 220-240V LED. The switch is a dimmer switch, which probably has an old leading edge driver (the building is old). This mostly ...
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Changing bulb in a pinhole downlight

I recently moved in to a flat and need to replace some blown bulbs. From internet searches, the fittings appear to be "fixed pinhole downlights", but I cannot find any details on how to remove the ...
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reset button malfuncion?

I have a countertop water distiller ( brand: Waterwise, model: 4000 ) with a reset button that has to be pressed for the distiller to start working when it has been refilled with water. While the ...
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Can I add a second disconnect main breaker load panel from the meter trough?

I am wanting to run power to my new shed and I am thinking of running 10-3 with no ground at a distance of 82 feet so that if in the future I maybe be using 220 volts. My new load center would have ...
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Difficulty closing front door

Hi I have a new home and the front door is difficult to close. They have run the doorbell wire along the inside of the upper frame (as seen in the pic) and the door rubs against it. I’m worried that ...
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Should there be angled lines up my roof after new shingle installation?

Newly installed architectural shingles show a angled line from top to bottom every 3-4 feet. Is this normal?
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What type of key profile is this?

I have acquired a chest for which the key was lost years ago. Since I don't want to destroy the lock or the chest, I try to find out what key I need. The chest and key are of german manufacturing as ...
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How to fix armoire to bent wall and mask the gap behind it?

So I made an armoire and want to fix it to the wall. But the wall is in the old house and it is tilt a bit, not forming an angle of 90 degrees. So if I just fix armoire to the wall it will not be ...
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New thermostat turns fan off when set to on, never turns off on auto

My oil heat furnace was functioning normally on an old mercury switch thermostat, but I wanted to replace it with a programmable Honeywell 5+2 one. There were Y, W, G, R, and B wires screwed in on the ...
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How to weigh down a plastic shower base while recaulking?

I'm recaulking a shower which has a plastic base that flexes a bit when stepped on in certain spots. This caused the caulking to pull away the last time I recaulked. If this was a tub, I'd fill it ...
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What makes single handle mixer faucet's cartridge become stiff?

What causes single handle mixer faucet's cartridge to become stiff during the years? Thanks.
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Removing bad smell of constant use cotton clothes [on hold]

Have here several cotton clothes that due to constant use, keeps with bad smell, even after washing. After been washed, when it's used, after a few minutes it begans to smell bad again. Any idea on ...
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rubber gasket under bathroom sink leak

Need temp.fix, seal until January when I'll replace the whole thing. Replacing gasket might not be possible due to age and state of the whole thing.
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Food safe varnish or paint

I'm making a set of drawers that will be used to store food. I'm using plywood and to seal it and make it easier to clean I'd like to use either varnish or if that's not possible, paint. Is there a ...
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How can I reattach my steam outlet pod?

I have a shower tub steam combo of an unknown brand, installed by the previous owner, and I accidentally hit the steam outlet pod, which came off. The pipe it was attached to also came off : How can ...
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Cellulose ceiling tiles (asbestos?)

Came across this room with broken acoustic ceiling tiles, that I have to spend time working. The tiles look kinda "modern" to contain asbestos, but then again you never know. Wondered if anyone can ...
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Insulating small area in attic-like space

I recently moved into (am renting) a new place and have set up a desk in an attic like space. It's overall not an ideal setup but I have limited financial resources. The issue I am facing right now is ...
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Options and advice for two-point aerial yoga hammock

I'm looking to hang an aerial yoga hammock in our garage from 2 attachment points. I'm based in Australia which might change some of my measurements/ratings so sorry in advance! I can use a manhole ...
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How do I connect light fixture’s ground to supply wires?

Location: US While not exactly a novice in regards to electrical, I’m a little confused here. Replacing ceiling fan+light combo controlled by two switches with light fixture (removing one switch/...
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Replacing receiver on a ceiling fan, but receiver has fewer wires than the fan

I moved into a place with two fans controlled by one remote, which has been annoying. I bought the Hampton Bay Universal Thermostatic Ceiling Fan Remote Control and am trying to replace the existing ...
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Need help with weird (?) wiring to thermostat and condensate pump

I've searched a lot and can't quite find what how to solve this one. I installed an ecobee smart thermostat, which didn't work with 5 wire connection so I switched to their PEK module with only 4 ...
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Refrigerator cools once but then doesn't start up again

We have a Whirlpool Side by Side refrigerator (GS6SHAXML00) that is about 15 years old and was working fine before a long-distance move. When we got to the new house and plugged it in, it seemed to ...
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Can tankless & conventional water heaters join forces?

Although I have properly maintained my nearly 20-year-old 40-gallon (150-L) Kenmore natural gas-fired water heater, I have been considering replacing it with a natural gas-fired tankless water heater ...
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water purifier choices and installation

I am tasked by my wife with installing a water purifier underneath my kitchen sink, and I came across this little toy on Amazon, it looks good but the faucet seemed extra to me, 'cause I have one and ...
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Octagon Windows - are they worth replacing?

Intro: My husband and I bought an older home that never actually got finished (no interior casing on windows, no door frames/fixtures, plywood floors throughout...). As far as we know, the foundation ...
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THHN through EMT - then convert to Romex?

I want to wire outlets and light in my unfinished attic. There is a light switch at the bottom of the stairs, cable (I think THHN?) that runs through EMT through the wall and comes out upstairs and ...
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alternate or no Insulation over heat tape

Can I operate a well pump with no pressure tank by using the breaker as a switch? I have about 10 feet of well PE black pipe from the ground in the crawl space to the utility closet (inside heated ...

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