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Stove arced power, now the power at the outlet does not work. What next?

Stove arced power, now the power at the outlet does not work. The breaker never flipped. I have replaced the outlet, stove's power cable, and even the stove but still no power to the outlet. Please ...
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Pfister shower handle

I have the same problem as several others. It is always best to Start from the beginning. The shower head was leaking: I replaced the valve stem assy, essy-peasy, installed the same as the old one. ...
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Natural Gas Fireplace rust starting at flue inside house, should i be worried ? What can i do to fix?

Having a hard time finding information online about my situation. Only owners manual I don't have for the appliances in my house. Luxors Gas fires - Model - MB-36
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Stove Vent Hood Not Pulling Air

My stove vent is not pulling enough air but the exhaust on the outside of my house is flowing really good. The metal grease filters have been replaced (in fact with the grease filters removed it still ...
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M3 lead test kit on painted blue wall, is this result + or -for lead in paint. I cant tell

okay hello everyone. first of thank you for reading and your help. I have used the M3 lead test kits to test the blue pain in our living room and I am confused about the result and its ...
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chimney leaking cresote

2 years ago I had my roof reshingled and the chimney bricks repointed. There was heavy snow this year. I was in the basement that's when I noticed black liquid on the floor in the utility room. I know ...
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Help changing direct hard-wire to outlet for new dishwasher

I am swapping out an old dishwasher that was hard-wired to a new dishwasher that requires an outlet. As you can see in the picture, the original unit was connected to a cable that goes into the wall. ...
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Smart home automated fire response

I've got a rather extensive OpenHab smart home installation with tons of lights, thermostats, and more diverse connected devices. One category of connected devices is smoke detectors, one in every ...
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Refrigerator fresh food section not cold enough

I have an Amana top freezer refrigerator and I recently measured the temperatures. Manufacturer says 0F for freezer and 40F for fresh food. So my freezer was -10F and fresh food about 55F I ...
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Leaking Garden Tub

I have a leaking Garden Tub on the 2nd Floor. I have cut a hole in the sheet rock underneath and I have water dripping down both the hot and cold pipes leading up to the tub. I have not seen any ...
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Liquid Sandpaper Sprayer

Let's play "good idea; bad idea" I have a lot of glossy trim to degloss before painting. I have two bottles of "liquid Sandpaper" and a spray nozzle from a different product (which I have flushed ...
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How to fix water leaks in your apartment? [closed]

Recently bought apartment has developed water leaks. Plumbers are useless. What to do, how to fix it?
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Adding a new outlet

In another post I presented a project I am working on in my home. I should have gone about the question in a different way so am going to start over with a new post. I am not an electrician, but have ...
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Can Wet and Forget be used in a basement?

Can Wet and Forget (or similar product) be used in an unfinished basement? This style of spray connects to a garden hose and mixes as it is sprayed on affected areas. I am wondering if the additional ...
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What type of electrical boxes should I use for outdoor fixtures when fiber cement trim openings are narrow & shallow?

I haven’t heard from the electrician who wired my house for 5 days and prior to that was just a short text to say our contract didn’t include installing light fixtures for a remodel. I live in a ...
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PVC to ABS Recommendations

Under my kitchen sink is an ABS pipe going into the drain. I need to shorten it, because the disposer is moving to the right side of the sink, and this pipe with Y-connector will be in the way. (the ...
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Water flow/pressure drop

When I was installing a tankless water heater in a new location - I decided to replace my 1/2 copper with 3/4 pex as part of the project. However, after turning on the water back on if more than one ...
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Does my pergola need to be grounded?

I’ve had a deck and pergola constructed and the pergola is constructed from steel 5 X 5 poles, 4 I-beams and 2 X 2 square tubes for the top. It’s about 700 sq ft. My question is: Does it need to be ...
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Is duct tape okay to use for insulating very small, low current wires?

I'm currently in isolation due to covid, so I can't go out to get electrical tape. My keyboard's sustain pedal wires (~1 mm diameter) got cut, so I was planning on splicing them (no solder) and ...
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How do I run wiring to a shed?

I have a building that will be powering 4 shop lights and 4 outlets. Things that are plugged in are air conditioner 110v 5000btu, radio, occasionally air compressor, other power tools(nothing big), ...
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How to meet code when the outdoor light is separated from the electrical box by a wooden spacer

After new siding was installed on the house, there is a 1-1/2"-thick wooden spacer between the electrical box for an outside light and the location of the light. In my prior experience, the ...
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Kohler set screw for shower handle

Does anybody know how to put this (https://www.us.kohler.com/us//productDetail/screw/626005.htm?skuId=589148) set screw into a Stillness Kohler shower handle (https://www.us.kohler.com/us/stillness-...
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Laying vinyl over a floor with both particle board and tiles

In our laundry, I need to replace a section of the floor due to water damage. I am planning on putting a yellow-tongue 19mm thick particle board over the left-hand side of the photo to fix the floor. ...
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How to dig a trench for a cable for a garden office

I'm trying to dig a trench for the electrical cable for a shed/office I'm building in my back garden. This is about 7 m long and should be 0.5 m deep. My soil seems to be about 5 cm of ...
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Exterior Door Width is Shorter than Jamb

I have exterior door installed and its 1/4 inch shorter in width than Jamb. when closed I can see straight 1/4" inch gap from top to bottom. Fortunately dead bolt works but latch bold is just hanging ...
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Question about outswing door on attached toolshed

I have a toolshed attached to my garage with an outswing door. The door appears to be screwed into the moulding instead of the stud. Is this typical for an outswing door (see photos)? Photo album I'...
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How can I build a fence with posts that rest on concrete?

We have a townhouse complex that is on the second floor. The building is a "U" shape. There is a central courtyard in the middle of the U that has some private use space for each homeowner, which we ...
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Can I reduce the floor register boot size in my old house?

I am replacing the subfloor in my turn of the century house. After ripping up the old floor, I realized that the floor register boots are huge compared to the size of the supply ducts. For example, ...
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Do I need a nailing edge around the perimeter of my room for my new AdvanTech subfloor?

I have torn out the original flooring from by 1910 Victorian so that I can level the joists and install new sound subfloor. I'm using 3/4" AdvanTech T&G subfloor, glued and screwed to the new ...
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Backplate for satin nickel deadlock

There is an old door with some marks from a jimmyproof lock. It was replaced with a single cylinder deadlock, satin nickel finish. To cover the marks, it was decided to install a back plate covering ...
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No hot water if hot water recirculator pump is shut off

I'm a newbie to the site and posted a question last week regarding help with wiring a Honeywell L6006C Aquasta to a Taco 006-BC4 Hot water Circulator Pump. That question was answered quickly thanks to ...
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Conduit size for UF cable

I need some advice that I'm having problems finding any conclusive answers for. We are moving an electric water heater that is on a 20amp circuit outdoors (we live in South Florida) I plan on ...
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Idea to seal (prevent water) in the gap between marble floor and fixed shower glass panel

I have a marble piece, and on top of that I have a sliding glass door (one sliding and one fixed). The issue is that between the floor (marble) and the fixed glass panel there is a gap of 1/4 inch ...
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Using self leveling compound

How do I use a self leveling compound to level a floor in preparation toinstall 24 inch by 12 inch tiles
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What is the best way to mount a flag on shake (shingle) siding?

I have a house built in 1955 with shake siding that has been painted. I had a flag bracket mounted on the front wall with flanged anchors, and it held up for a little over a year (I'd take the flag ...
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Need help identifying this drywall anchor used to lock in a ceiling air diffuser

Just finishing a whole house paining job and had to pull down all ceiling registers. A few of the drywall locks went missing and I need to buy more but have no idea what they are called and cannot ...
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Basement water seepage management

My house is built into a slope, with the bottom floor partially underground. See photo 1 - grey wall is a common wall with my neighbor, the white back wall is entirely underground, and the left wall ...
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Trouble with identifying wiring for heat pump setting up Nest

The home I moved into has a Honeywell thermostat controlling an Amana heat pump. I am trying to replace this with a Nest thermostat instead. Here is a photo of the wiring for the existing thermostat ...
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What is this noise coming from my furnace?

There is a noise that emanates from my furnace before the heat starts to blow into the house. What is it? Should I be concerned? Video: https://youtu.be/A3F7afbI_a0
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Need help roughing out DWV for new double sing location

I am trying to move a double sink vanity to the wall on the left where we closed in the closet door. This 1977 floor plan didn't make a lot of sense to us so we are doing a full remodel of the ...
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Are these exposed wires?

We had an electrician move an outlet from one location to another, and he left a big outlet-shaped hole in our drywall. The hole is 2.75" wide and 4.5" high. When I looked inside, I noticed these ...
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Floating Dock Framing Length?

I'm planning on building a floating dock and am looking for advice on framing. More Specifically, i'm wondering if anyone knows what the maximum length I can span between two floats? I inherited ...
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Replacement GFCI isn't working correctly

I have a bathroom outlet where the GFCI is going bad and needs replacement. There is one line and 2 cables coming in for 2 loads so there are 3 black wires, 3 white wires, and 3 ground wires coming ...
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Electrical and wiring issues

My problem: I have replaced a toggle switch with a rocker switch and wall outlet with a new one. I changed the toggle wall switch with a rocker switch that has two pigtails coming out the back: one ...
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How to Build your own breathing apparatus? [closed]

One of the problems with the covid-19 pandemic seems to be the number of available breathing machines at hospitals. People just get sent home and you can't do anything. Watching TV you usually see ...
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Old house. Front porch light wiring is piped so need to know how to install an outlet box. Pic attached

I removed the old front porch light and found that the old wiring is being run through a pipe that sticks out about 1/2”. I can’t install the new light because it needs to flush to an outlet box. ...
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Subpanel for finished basement: sizing, cable, installation advice

Thanks in advance for advice! I just finished framing my basement and am moving on to electrical. Hoping for advice on the subpanel. Main 200A Eaton panel is in the garage. I'll need to run cable ...
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How can I make a splice in a 30 amp 240 circuit?

I have a splice in a 30 amp 240 corcuit. There is an outlet box on the three way splice. No junction on the extension from the initial cut to the three way splice. Please see the attached picture. ...
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Radon remediation in a part-time home

We have a second home that we use approximately 1 week/month year-round, and more in the summer. When we purchased the home in 2019, it was tested at 9pCi/L, and a remediation system was installed ...
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How should I store leftover latex paint?

Finishing a full repaint and I have extra paint I'll store in case I need touch ups later on. What is the best way to store it for a few years? I don't mind buying new containers for it if that's ...

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