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Craters by screws where ceiling plaster has broken?

I have some craters around screws in the ceiling. The screws themselves are not lose, so I am just wondering if filler will fix this issue. If I remove the flakes around the craters and add filler, ...
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What is the purpose of this valve in my garage

Can anyone tell me the purpose of this valve in my garage In my previous home it was in the laundry room adjacent to The garage Is it some kind of crossover valve between hot and cold systems?
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Husqvarna 125b Leaf Blower not running correctly

It only has a few hours on it and may have been stored for an extended time with fuel mix in it. It starts quickly but when I give it full throttle it bogs down. If I pump the throttle lever it ...
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How to connect sections of black iron gas line?

In my crawl space I have a fairly convoluted maze of black iron gas connections which only serves 2 appliances. During basement renovation this maze gets in the way and I would like to remove most of ...
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Hanging a large ceramic plate

I have a large ceramic plate that I wanted to hang in my kitchen. It is 22" in diameter and it's circular. It weighs almost 15 lbs. Is this a possibility? I don't see any plate hangers out on ...
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Why are some outlets in my bedroom working and some do not/

I have 5 outlets in bedroom 3 stopped working. tripped circuit breaker nothing. Why would this happen?
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Replacing single pole switch (w/one screw on each side) w/ single pole switch w/2 screws on right/1 on left

I bought Enerlite single pole paddle switches to replace my old switches. I am replacing a switch for my dining room and it has two screws on the right and one on the left. How do I am connect the ...
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1.5hr is normal drying time for condenser dryer? Miele

I have a Miele W3033 washer and a Miele T8013C condenser dryer. T8013C is a 24 inch, electric, ventless, condenser dryer, that vents into the room through the front, looks like this: https://www....
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Drywall thickness for ceilings

Took down ceilings in a room on the second floor and it looks like they are 1/2”. House was built in 1983, but I thought all ceilings were supposed to be 5/8”? Joists are spaced 24” o.c., so I figured ...
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What type of glass to use for shelves?

I have a cupboard that has glass items in it: I'm thinking it would be really cool if these were glass shelves. Is there a special type of glass for this? I'm thinking it's got to have some kind of ...
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Venting a 96% furnace

I would like to use the existing exhaust ducting from a previous furnace to run the two pvc pipes for 96% furnace up through. I would cut the existing ducting in the attic to run the pvc out the roof. ...
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Can I store FRP outside?

I have about 7 sheets of FRP (fiber reinforced plastic) for a winter project in the house. The FRP is outgassing some obnoxious odor. It was purchased at a big box store. Thanks.
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Remove 3-way switch from a 4-way circuit?

From what I can tell, I basically have the same setup as this illustration. What I'd like to do is remove the 3-way switch on the right completely, leaving only the 3-way and 4-way switches on the ...
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How can I deal with a low spot in a fiberglass shower pan?

The slope of the shower base is not quite right. Water will drain correctly at the front of the shower, but the water at the back does not flow towards the front. Likely because the floor is not ...
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Brass fitting seized on a nickel-coated pipe

I have an interesting winter problem. The Orbit sprinkler controller, which has a brass screw-on fitting, has seized on its faucet (a zinc or nickel coated recessed stopcock — a winterized outdoor ...
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What is the 4" white pvc pipe in Pool patio concrete slab?

Bought his house this summer. Didn't like that pool liner attempted to float in a few areas during a 2 day ice storm back in October with 3+ inches of rain. Back corner around shed became a lake with ...
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Will a thermostatic shower mixer work with two hot supplies?

I won't go into the specifics here because it'd be far too long, but in a system I'm building I have two hot supplies - one between 25C and 35C, and one between 45C and 70C. I want an output ...
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Switched outlet needs to be on for an exterior light switch to work; how can I fix this?

I have two switches in a box connected via a jumper wire; one for an outside light and one for the top plug of a wall receptacle. My problem is that the receptacle switch has to be switched on in ...
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How to cover gaps between hardwood floor and bottom of door frame

After my floor tiles have been replaced by hardwood floor I have a gap underneath every door frame that is about 5mm (see picture). How is this usually covered? I am looking for answers that consider ...
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Can I remove a 32" portion of a supporting wall?

I want to remove 32" of a supporting wall which connects to a supporting wall with two 2x10s which will hang 32" with no end support at the end but connect into the other supporting wall. ...
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Can I use metal knockout for additional NM cable?

My can light junction box has 2 black clamps for NM cables and there are 3 metal knockout holes on 3 sides of junction box. (Picture shows one of these 3 knockouts). Given the location of LINE wire ...
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How to remove wire from insert connector in recessed light fixture

I want to remove a wire from this connector inside a can light junction box. I tried pulling it but it doesn't come out. Am I missing something here? Take a look at picture of similar can. I know that ...
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Is conduit required when running a short distance to an adjacent 60 amp subpanel?

I am installing a surface mounted 60 amp subpanel 5 inches to the right of my current surface mounted main panel. For the short run, can I use 6/3 non-metallic cable w/ground between the two panels ...
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Integrated LED sconce turns on and then immediately turns off

I just moved into a new home which has two bathrooms with identical LED vanity lights, https://www.minkagroup.net/p5217-077-l.html. In each bathroom, when you flip the switch for the vanity light, it ...
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Why will a pipe hold water pressure, but not air pressure?

I have a long underground galvanized pipe for my water system. I was testing the network by compressing it with air at the pressure of 6 bar,and monitored it for 2 hours and the pressure was stable, ...
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Should lights on a three-way circuit connect to the switch with the power cable attached? [closed]

I want to install 3 way wiring for recessed lights in living room. After some google search, I found 2 options (look at pictures) for my situation to do it. In first one, LINE and LOAD is at same ...
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Why is there no water from the cold water tap on the bath?

The cold tap in my bathroom sink has been behaving erratically over a week or 2 - slow, trickle, etc. then right off. It's now ok, but the bath cold tap stopped completely - it was ok whilst the sink ...
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How should I fill gaps in wooden skirting board etc? [closed]

I got this product to fill deep holes. It is a general purpose filler which states: This is a non-shrink, ready mixed mortar made with natural hydraulic lime, siliceous and calcareous sand (0-0.6mm) ...
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Is it ok to cover this cement patch with lime mortar?

I previously asked about a patch on a deep hole which has been giving off a strong odour. In the comments people mentioned that the cement had probably been mixed with other materials hence an ...
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What type of breakers is this and how should they be switched back on?

My friend is taking care of my 25 year old home in British Columbia (Canada) and all breakers were switched off when I went away, except for the Main at the bottom and the garage one for him to be ...
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Hot water always coming after cold in vented tap system

I moved to an apartment in Luxembourg (which uses german-style plumbing) with a vented tap kitchen sink. The issue I'm having is that when I close the tap after using the cold water, for a few seconds ...
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Dryer Fittings, Was NG, now LP, but Fitting on Back is Smaller than LP Flexpipe

I'm trying to find the right conversion for this last part. I've already converted the dryer internally, but on the back on the dryer is a male threading that measures 1/2inch across And the flexpipe ...
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Is it ok to run a 100 amp sub panel off a 150 amp main panel?

I'm installing a GE 100 Amp MLO panel about 50 feet from the main panel in a different building that's about 700 sq/ft. I'm pulling three #3 in 1-1/4" PVC with a #6 ground. The main is a 150 ...
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Is there a way to easily split a wall register?

I have a small powder room that doesn't have a register/vent so it gets a bit cold compared to the rest of the house. I could install a new duct line split off from the main but there is a wall/floor ...
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Choosing THHN colors when running 2 circuits together

Consider a situation where you need to run two circuits through an emt conduit using a common ground wire. The THHNs will originate in an external breaker panel (using dual afgf breakers) and ...
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replacing older switches/outlets. House wired 12/2. Breakers with 2 small sw for 15a service. What switches/outlets to use?

house wired with 12/2. Uses breakers with two small switches I assume for 15a service. Trying to replace sw/outlets with modern units. Old units took the 12ga wire for push in connections, are ...
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help me find C wire on williamson boiler and where should I connect it

I have Williamson boiler GWA 140,000 BTU. I have 2 zones in my house for heating. On one zone I want to install smart thermostat so, I need C wire. The old thermostat for this zone had 2 wires: red ...
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240 v. Problems to the other garage

I have an electrical issue. I have a garage that is about 150 ft from the main house. Electric has been fine since we’ve moved in 10 hrs ago but now there is very little power (enough to turn on led ...
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Cutting out most sink cabinet back panel to access utilities

I am curious if there is any reason NOT TO cut out most of a sink cabinet back panel to have easy access to utilities (pipes + electrical) vs tedious stencil gauging where to cut exact holes like you ...
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Best tool to cut existing tile sidesplash to fit new range hood

Our new range hood doesn't sit square or flush with the wall because the new hood sits over some of the original tile (outlined in red). I plan to trace around the hood and remove a 5-inch wide by 1....
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Desperate for advice on Home with CAT ports in every room [closed]

Having scoured these posts I've come to the conclusion that I am not the only one ripping my hair out over Sky Q and connectivity issues (based in London, Sky is our ISP). Fortunately we have about 35 ...
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Water in basement from basement door concrete crack

In my basement I get some water seepage that I believe comes from a crack in the concrete steps/framing underneath the cellar doors. Interior 1 Interior 2 Exterior On the outside, there is nothing ...
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Plumbing vertical staack order. PEX?

Hooking up a new washer box. (see picture for reference) my plan was to switch out the wye from the sink so the top was 2" and put the p-trap and wye from the washer just above that in the stack. ...
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Locating exterior ground rod?

Ground wire is disconnected in the back yard. I’ve dug around about the length of the exposed wire, but for the life of me I cannot find the ground rod. Any tips on how to locate it or should I just ...
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How many spurs from lighting terminal?

I am looking to add a new light and the best access I have is from an adjacent room's light fitting. This ceiling rose has 3 supply lines, which I assume is a supply in, supply out and a spur. Is it ...
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How can I glue behind my tub surround without removing it?

Tub surround is from an old installation and has to be at least 14 years old. Which is as long as we have owned the house. While getting ready to re-caulk the tub we found that the tub surround is ...
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What is the rule of thumb for built up beams with splices

The attached spec would lead me to derive that I could build a beam out of many splices as long as the spliced member is overlapped by a non splice by 9" and nailed 4.5" out from the splice ...
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How is propane stove thermostat supposed to work? [Quadrafire Grand Bay DV40]

The home we bought came with a propane stove, with markings Quadrafire Grand Bay DV40. The stove is connected with a simple two-wire (non-powered) bimetal thermostat switch. How is the thermostat ...
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In a multiwire branch circuit, can the two hots be connected to the same phase?

This may be an obvious question, but I haven't been able to find a direct answer. I believe I have a MWBC - I have two hot wires connected to two separate circuit breakers, sharing a neutral and ...
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Roll up garage door spring … unwound?

A couple of days ago we lost power and I had to open the garage door manually. The door did not stay up as it is supposed to. It stay half the way so I had to shove a piece of wood to keep it up and ...

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