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Wiring a ceiling pendant UK wiring

I've done this before, but maybe because I'm replacing a ceiling fan with a pendant light the wiring is different. I have 3 brown wires one live 1 Earth (No neutral wire.) This is the end of the ...
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No power to all the Breakers [on hold]

Has power from main source to new panel box in “man cave”’ only one out of 4 receptacle is reading 120v when testing.
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Hissing sound coming from toliet

last week I heard a kind of hissing sound coming from my toilet. I don't use that toilet much so I just turned off the water from the bottom and the noise stopped. Well I really can't believe this ...
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Hillman “Deck Plus” lag screws

I'm re-planking my deck and shoring up some of the substructure while I'm in there. The beams are side-mounted to the posts like this (from dca 6): This is obviously non-ideal, but is impractical to ...
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I need to pressurize a room and I'm kind of at a loss as to how to do it, hoping someone out there might have some advice

I'm setting up a small packaging operation for edible products for pets. There are certain government standards we have to hit to be able to do this. The actual packaging takes place in a 420 sq ft ...
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What is the purpose of a dishwasher elbow?

I am installing a dishwasher that has a 3/4-inch threaded male connection for the water line. The instructions say to buy a dishwasher elbow to connect to this piece, then connect the other side of ...
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Constant humming noise in house

I'm looking for ideas on what might cause the very deep hum I hear in my house when it's quiet. It's been present 24/7 for many years. When I'm alone in the house and nothing is turned on it's ...
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Outdoor sensor keeps blowing 5 amp fuse

When the outdoor sensor is programmed to the thermostat the system goes into wait mode then blows the 5 amp fuse. When the outdoor sensor is not programed in the system runs fine
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What can I do with old locks?

I replaced my doorknob locks and deadbolts when moving into my new house. I have the original locks still, but don't know what to do with them. It seems unlikely that anyone would want to use them, ...
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Has anyone used schluter ditra membrane?

Has anyone done it? Use the Ditra decoupling membrane in lieu of Durock / cement board to set the tiles?
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How to fix leaking bathroom sink drain where PVC meets ABS connection?

My bathroom sink drain began leaking recently. The PVC connection that meets the ABS connection is the culprit. See picture with red arrow below. After taking everything apart and cleaning the parts, ...
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How to replace drywall adjacent to wall cabinets and then tile over it?

I just had the cabinets and countertops in my kitchen replaced. The new stuff doesn't quite line up with the old tile. The drywall behind it is pretty old and torn up, and the gaps between the tile ...
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How to report LIVE electrical wiring dangling in public swimming area for children?a [on hold]

5 live electrical lines and inadequate junction box dangle in the childtens' swim area every medium and high tide at Boston Harbor Marina. They refuse to change it. It us an eminent ESD waiting to ...
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Affordable way to install shade sail to rental balcony

I have a pretty large balcony, maybe 20'x 6, its part of a rental and south facing. I'd like to install shade sails without drilling any holes. Is this an impossible task? My balcony has metal ...
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install toilet flange extender after subfloor is installed or after finish floor

Toilet flange is too low and needs a flange extender. Should it be installed after the subfloor ( the layer under the cement board for the tiled floor) is in place since it needs to be fastened into ...
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Problem with GFCI at start of circuit with both lights and two receptacles

With normal receptacle at first device in circuit all works fine--all lights and both receptacles. (I inherited the circuit--didn't do it myself.) I thought, "Why not install a GFCI as first device?" ...
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30Amp Sub Panel for EV Charger

Need 240V 20AMPs in detached garage for 16 AMP Level 2 EV Charger (Chevy Spark) at my MIL's home. 1200 sqft House, has a 100 AMP Panel. Furnace, Dryer, and Stove are Gas. All circuits are 20AMPs, and ...
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AC Drain Line Redo

I've moved into a new home here in central Florida, and had a new AC system installed. They attached the drain line to the old existing pipe that was there with the old system. Unfortunately, this ...
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Repair/add subfloor plank patch

what is the best way to repair this? the joist is about 24" apart here. what is the best way to add a piece of plank and support it from the joist?
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Ground Bus Bar on Sub Panel

I was working on a house with a sub panel for a shed/workshop. The sub panel was fed off the house main panel via 2pole 50A breaker. The sub was a load center type with no main breaker. The neutral ...
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wood plank subfloor repair and leveling

Our plank subfloor needs repair and leveling. Could we do the following: replace some of the pieces add a layer of structural plywood (1/2" or 5/8") on top use cement patch compound to level it add ...
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What is this style of cupboard door called?

Trying to identify (and locate a replacement) for this style of kitchen cupboard door. I see them often, especially in rentals, here in Canada. I assume they are cheap, does this style, where a wooden ...
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Can I hang shelves on painted walls without using penetrating fasteners?

I live in a 40 m2 apartment with 2 cats. I was thinking maybe I can add shelves to the walls without drilling anything. Do you think that sticking shelves can whitsand the weight of a 6kg and 4 kg ...
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Changing light fixture and wanting to know colour codings for cables

Am about to change an old wall light fitting with a new one. The cable coming out of wall is 3 cables, red, brown and green. All i have read state that red and brown are both live and green is Earth....
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Can a grounding conductor from equipment terminate in a metal box grounded via EMT?

I have EMT leading to a metal junction box, and from that box goes plastic liquid tight to some equipment. Currently I have a ground conductor running all the way back to the panel, but I'm wondering ...
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Mini Split Condenser wall mount on wood exterior wall

We have a wood-frame house with 2x4 studs and half-inch plywood exterior walls. What is the generally accepted best practices for mounting a 80lb mini split condenser on a wall bracket to this type of ...
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Can I draw 240v out of this configuration?

This is how my subpanel looks like. I am looking to install a breaker for an AC unit. 20A. The only caveat is that this has to be 240V. This is a subpanel coming from the main one. There is a breaker ...
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1 switch controls lights and fan, the other controls nothing. How can I make one control lights and one control the fan?

It seems like this was the way it worked originally, but someone had it changed. There is another area in my apartment that is in the same situation. I measured 114VAC from the right switch (I'm ...
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Can I change a 15a breaker with a 20a breaker?

I upgraded my bathroom fan to a bigger, more powerful fan. The problem is it is on the same 15a breaker as the 2 bedrooms and the bathroom. It is connected to a light above my tub and the three wires ...
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Low pressure after water main pipe replacement

I have well water and the main pipe bringing the water from the well into the house had leak. The pipe was replaced with a new pipe about a month ago. Since then, the water pressure has been ...
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3white wires and one black from the ceiling. How do I wire up a two wire fixture?

Three white wires and one black from the ceiling. How do I wire up a two wire fixture? I've checked with a meter and it seems like the two wires to the far right are hot
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I replaced the faucet in the kitchen and my water won’t come back out

I recently had a hose tear in my sink faucet, so I replaced the whole thing. I got it all hooked up and now the water won’t come out. I even took the connector off and turned the water back on and ...
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Why were all three of my toilet bowls empty upon returning home?

Away for a week, came home to find all 3 toilet bowls dry - 2 on upper floor and 1 on lower. Each flushed and filled fine, except with a kind of clunk sound with each flush. No sign of leak anywhere ...
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Rebar required for 24 ft tall 4x4 square steel tube 1/4 inch thickness, 4ft deep in a concrete base, horizontal load of up to 1,000 lbs at the top

I am installing a 24 ft 4x4 square quarter inch thick steel tube 4 ft into the ground with a concrete base of 28 inch diameter and just over 48 inches deep, so 20 ft of the post is above the ground. ...
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Lard as release agent?

So I’m learning how to make concrete pavers with this youtube video. He mentions that he uses lard as a release agent, so he brushes that into the mold. He also suggests cooking oil or motor oil for ...
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Flitch plate vs LVL for sistering an engineered beam

here's the quick skinny: I'm looking to reduce the deflection on a 13' beam before doing tile work on the above floor. It's a 5" wide parallam and it's deflecting at least 1/4". it's bearing on triple ...
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Intermittent air in water lines from well - submersible pump

Two weeks ago, I noticed air in our water line. It came mostly in small spurts but greatly increased when the toilets were filling. The plumber suspected the check valve at the submersible pump. ...
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How to get locks that are keyed alike? [on hold]

I'm looking to replace 3 sets of deadbolts and doorknobs with new keyed alike handles and deadbolts (they don't need to be high security or anything, just regular exterior entry). All of the big box ...
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Remove ABS P Trap

Related I have an ABS p trap that doesn't seem to have any union nuts. Where my finger is pointing is the tail piece nut that I can loosen (and probably remove), but the rest of the p trap doesn't ...
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Standard height for kitchen sink drain exit from wall?

I am in the process of a kitchen remodel and now have come to the plumbing. My original kitchen had a 2-bowl sink and my new kitchen will have a 30" wide sink base with a 27" wide single bowl. There ...
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AC is dead, should we open the windows to release the heat and humidity?

Live in Central Texas where the temp is in the upper 90's, low 100's. My AC went so I had to put a single room AC unit for my Master bedroom and bath. Square footage for coverage is 600 sq. feet. Well,...
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Adding another line/wire in metal conduit

I have an outlet box in garage that contains two No. 6 wires that was used for an electric heater. Would like to covert it to a NEMA 14-50 outlet to be used to charge an electric vehicle. The No. 6 ...
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Do I use mud or spackle after removing a popcorn ceiling?

After removing popcorn ceiling, I need to cover some torn drywall paper and cover some taped areas. Should I use mud or spackle? Can someone recommend a product? The ceiling now looks like unpainted ...
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Adjusting HVAC damper

First summer in this 2 story house and looks like air flow on the second floor is significantly weaker then on the bottom floor. Looked at the HVAC to find the dampener handle and found 1 but it is ...
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Loud noise from outdoor unit several seconds after AC turns off

I haven't been able to find anyone online with quite this issue... I have a Carrier heat pump system, and through the winter it would often make that torpedo noise when heating the house (I later ...
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Light diverter for bulb holder

I noticed the threads on the light bulb holder. Can something be bought that will make the light shine downward? As it is now, the light is too bright and wasted when it goes in every direction.
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Foam sheeting and siding below grade

Just bought a new house and there was a newer addition that had a shallow ditch on all sides. The yard slightly slopes towards the house. I was going move some soil to properly grade, but discovered ...
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Low voltage transformer on both doorbell & furnace

I have ring video doorbell constantly have to be recharged I am thinking it's because my low voltage transformer. my transformer currently has the doorbell wire to it and the furnace both. Which I ...
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How to repair exterior drywall (fiber cement panels)

I have an exterior drywall, it is a kind of fiber cement panel, wall that has been bitten by a car bumper. I know how to fix interior drywall, but have never worked with the exterior stuff before.
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1x8 roof sheathing VS plywood/osb

My 1955 home has a flat roof with 1x8 sheathing. It's time to replace the roof, and I am considering replacing blown-in attic insulation with batts, at the same time. The attic is only 20" between ...

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