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Handy Box Extension on a Plastic wall box

I current have plastic wall boxes. I need to connect to a MC conduit, which connects to an metal handy box with an receptacle. (NM to receptacle is not appropriate in this case). I also have another ...
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Is a Rust-Oleum painted item safe for infants?

I’m considering purchasing a custom made item for an infant that’s been painted with Rust-Oleum. Considering children like to put things in their mouth, could this paint be hazardous? I’ve read about ...
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Gfci outlet wired but not working

Hello i installed anew gfci outlet in the green light is not coming on. why is that do i have it wired wrong? I have tried rewiring it different ways nothing working can someone help me please.
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Enlarge opening in porcelain tile already tiled

I have some small porcelain tiles, hexagonal, each approximately the same size as a tennis ball. The tiles have already been hung on the wall, cement board using a tile glue. I am installing a wall ...
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Longer bar for a Husqvarna 445e?

I'm having a hard time find a bar longer than the 20 inch bar that my Husqvarna 445e came with. Is there a 24 to 30 inch that will fit it? Any that would with minor modifications? I need the extra ...
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Possible to attach an external electrical box to an old work box?

I have an old work box occupied by 6 ethernet keystones and the corresponding wall plate. I want to use a branching raceway to hide the ethernet patch cables coming out of the wall. But without other ...
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Strong sewer smell inside front of house.

This only occurs on very cold days after dish washer/washing machine/shower use? Any ideas of what could cause this? During warm weather no smell.
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How should I connect AprilAir 600M humidifier to Goodman AMV9/ACV9_XA furnace?

How should I connect AprilAir 600M humidifier with Goodman AMV9/ACV9_XA furnace, so it turns on the call for heat only? I do understand that it is possible that if some portion of the fan fails and ...
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Bathroom fan wiring fused vs nonfused isolator

UK based. Looking to have a Vent-Axia ACM100T in-line extractor fan installed in our loft/attic but am confused at the necessity to have a fused DPST/isolator for the non-switched version but the ...
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Old construction, replacing light switch, bundled ground

I am replacing the light switch in my old home (1981). I can see that all grounds are at the back bundled together. Do I still have to legally connect the ground to the light switches' ground screw? ...
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How to relocate 50 amp hot tub wires from PVC conduit into ceiling joists

I have a house in Seattle WA with a hot tub that was wired when I bought the house. Some of the wiring is in grey rigid conduit (PVC?) attached to the garage ceiling. I want to reroute these through ...
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motion sensor light won't stay off

my motion sensor lights keep coming back on after set time. timer is set to 1 minute on after activation. it turns off after the minute but comes back on after 3 seconds. All night long! please help!...
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Garage sub panel

I have a 100 amp service run from my main 200 amp service at house run to pool building. I want to run electric from pool building underground to a detached garage. I'm wondering what size wire to run ...
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troubleshoot a shorted trailer wire

There is a short in the wiring on my trailer that keeps blowing fuses, so that tells me it's grounding somewhere. What are some ways I could troubleshoot to find where it's grounding at? I definitely ...
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Crate and Barrel Sofa springs

Anyone seen “Springs” like this in a sofa before? Our sofa was sagging, so we took a look. We have reupholstered before and are not new to do it yourself. What are these called? I can’t believe this ...
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What type of replacement door?

Our home is on a slab foundation, our furnace and hot water tank are in a closet. Currently we have vented steel bi-folding doors, I'm looking to replace the doors. Do they need to be steel and vented?...
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Cracked grout at shower floor/wall intersections - how much do I remove?

The grout where the walls and floor meet in our tile shower was deteriorating. My project for the week is removing it and sealing the shower, then replacing with silicone caulk. One big concern I ...
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How to wire switch for outside motion sensing light

I have an outside motion sensing light which uses a nitewatch MW-12 motion detector. There is an existing Intermatic Inc. SS7 switch on the inside of the house which is very convoluted to program (...
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How to Run Fan Only with Thermostar Furnace With G Wire

I have a Thermostar Furnace that works great for Heating our home. We do not have AC and do not want that. But, we do want to be able to just run the fan without heat. The W and RH wires were ...
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Is it ok for vent pipe flashing/boots to have exposed nails?

I bought one of these Ultimate Pipe Flashings vent boot flashing units which come with these nail slots to secure the unit. Part of their instructions is to only fasten with nails within the slots ...
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Dimmer stopped working but light switched on after maybe short-circuiting ceiling light

I pulled out the pendant light bulb that was hanging at the center of this metal framed Turkish style lamp. The light bulb touched the metal frame and there was a sudden explosive sound, burning smell ...
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How do change the LG LSC27926ST refrigerator dispenser water tube?

In my LG refrigerator the dispenser water tube is broken. I need to know how to replace it, please. I know the tube part #, but I don't know to make the repair.
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Wood stove as auxiliary to heat pump

Existing appliances (https://i.stack.imgur.com/gvKvm.jpg) I bought a home this year and it was built in 1978. There was no disclosure statement for the house so I have no knowledge of its history or ...
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Cathedral Ceiling Ridge Beam horizontal crack under beam, structural issue?

Apologies if this is the wrong forum, but I thought someone here might be able to provide an opinion. Looking at a home and underneath the ridge beam I've noticed a slightly jagged horizontal crack a ...
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is a refrigerator start relay supposed rattle? not cooling

is the start relay supposed to rattle at all? my old one rattled noticeably, so based on what I read decided to buy another one thinking that part was broken. i decided to buy a certified used one ...
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Power to light fixture is on, light doesn't turn on

One of my recessed light fixtures wouldn't turn on it. Got a new fixture. New fixture doesn't turn on. Voltage detector beeps on lead going to the fixture and neutral coming out. Thought that maybe ...
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Is is okay to run 4" PVC drain pipe on the outside of a house?

I have to run 4" drain pipe for the washer that is on the second floor, but, the building being old and all, I wouldn't want to rip the floors, instead, I was thinking of running the drain on the ...
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Reduce rust in bases?

I installed these bases about 3 months ago, but as you can see from the pictures, the screws and washers already have rust spots. A few of the bases have rust spots also. What can I do to reduce rust?...
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How close can a deck post footing be to a retaining wall?

How deep does a deck post footing need to be if it’s directly behind a retaining wall?
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electrical, additional lights

I want to add some lights in my basement. currently there is two lights with 12gauge wire on 20 amp breaker. Can I add lights using 14 garage to the chain of existing lights?
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Two switches what is it for and what does it mean?

I am not expertise as an Electrician here but I wanted to ask anyone here why do I have two switches here and what does that mean ? Can anyone point me a good website that can I read about it ? I ...
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Method for refinishing brass look door handle

Is there a durable metallic paint available that I could use to make this door handle look better? Or would I be better off buying a new one?
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Breaker Trips when I hav both switches on.

I purchased a home and I have to lights. 1 outdoor light in my shanty and 2 inside lights in my laundry room. Now Both of these rooms have outlets that go off when the breaker trips. Keep in mind ...
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Asbestos cleaning and removing

Situation is a sticky one for sure. My father did renovation downstairs all on his own because he is a big money saver. He decided that it would be a great idea to completely remove all the old 12x12 ...
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Want to change from dimmer to regular switch

I want to switch this out for a regular rocker switch as the back of the other dimmer (this is on a 3 way circuit) says to only use one dimmer. There is one black, white and yellow wire inside the ...
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Why has my hardwood floor buckled 10 years after installation?

So I installed hardwood flooring in my dining room about 10 years ago and in the last week, it buckled on one side of the room (about 4 inches high!). When I pulled the flooring up to cut down the ...
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How do you disconnect a tv satellite from the roof?

We recently had the roof replaced. The roofers discarded the old satellite dish portion left from the previous owners but the cable to the dish was left dangling from the roof with some kind of heavy ...
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Wood damage and steel support together

We have a wood house and I noticed some water damage on one of the logs. I began repairing and wasn't very concerned because of the steel beam that sits on top of it. The steel beam should be ...
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different number of wires

Trying to wire new cooktop. There are 4 wires coming from the house - red. black, white and bare copper. From the new cooktop, there are 3 wires - red, black and green. What hooks up to what? ...
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How can I wirelessly duplicate a lighting switch

I have a ceiling light in my kitchen, which is nice to make the room well-lit but not convenient for actually doing kitchen work (the light is in the middle of the room, so when I stand near a working ...
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What are the allowable ways to wire a kitchen range hood? (USA)

What are the allowable options for wiring a kitchen range hood? I had my rough-in inspection this week and was intending to have the range hood plug into receptacle behind it. This recep would have ...
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installing a french drain around a basement wall

I'm in the process of building a new house with basement. The deep end and approximately 3/4 around of the basement wall is approximately 8 ft. deep. do I need a French drain this deep basically at ...
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Kenmore washing machine spins only during rinse cycle

My Kenmore series 80 fills with water but does not agitate during the wash cycle. The motor makes no sound. The agitator does not appear to be loose. The machine will spin during the rinse cycle but ...
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C wire for old boiler

https://imgur.com/a/vXITXuk This question has come up in various similar ways, here and elsewhere. I don't think I've missed the answer for this case in those scenarios. What I did find was that the ...
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MWBC (Multi-Wire-Branched-Circuit) w/out joined breakers, how best to fix?

I was trying to replace a fan/light in my living room with a new led light, and have found that the living room branch circuit (lights and outlets) is actually fed by a Multi Wire Branch Circuit (14-3)...
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Kenmore ice maker wont shut off

I have a 15 yr old Kenmore fridge/freezer. the ice maker wont STOP making ice. the lever is up in the Stop position, but doesn't seem to do anything. I don't really need that much Ice and I can ...
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Reconnecting 50 amp service to outbuilding

I replaced a barn that had buried 50 amp service from the main house electrical. Before the old building was demoed, I removed the breaker box. I know it needs to be regrounded, as the old building ...
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Two bedside lamps question

I have two bedside swag lamps, one on each side of the bed. Each one has a plug that goes into the wall. They each have a pull chain for use in turning them on. I would like it if, when I pull the ...
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Why would the electrician use 8 gauge wire on

(Still learning) Just noticed that our electrician had used 8-gauge wire for a 240v 20amp circuit. Why would he do this? Couldn't he have just used 12 gauge? Is there a method to the madness?
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Panel breakers are alternately 90 V and 140 V

Everything in the house is acting up. The fridge has melted ice, the radio is acting strange, etc. I multimetered the panel box and each breaker is either 90 V or 140 V alternately. I have a plan to ...

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