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Attic Fan coil short cycles in heat mode

My attic fan coil unit (MBX-HW) fan will short cycle in heat mode. On for 20sec off for 20sec. Worked fine in cool mode last Summer. Replaced the filter, thermostat replaced 2 years ago. The heat ...
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Subfloor patching

This is picture of door opening where my dining room (laminate) floor meets kitchen vinyl. I recently created door opening in wall and now I am planning to install new vinyl flooring on kitchen side.(...
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How to sand plaster corner using oscillating tool?

I'm fitting a blackout blind and the width of the opening of the window recess at the top narrows over at the the final 4 cm or so (1.6") by a maximum of perhaps 2.5 mm (1/10 th of an inch). The ...
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GFI recp will not reset

GFI triped and would not reset. I jumped out the outlet and all power returned to normal. I assumed it was a defective gfi so i replaced it. Same problem. have power at line side but when the reset is ...
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Push in vs Wire Nuts? [duplicate]

So I've been doing a lot of "smart switch" upgrades around the home. A lot of z-wave and lutron stuff. If anyone is familiar with installing these they take up a TON of space compared to a normal ...
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Use a 50 amp / 240 volt outlet for car charger and snow melting system?

We have a 50 amp / 240 volt outlet in our garage for an electric car charger. We would like to use this power for snow melting our driveway in Massachusetts so as to avoid needing more power to be ...
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Overhead lights don't work but voltage meter shows sockets have power

Overhead lights don't go on but voltage tester shows voltage is reaching sockets. Even when switch is turned off, meter shows voltage still reaching sockets. Receptacles on the same circuit also ...
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Gas line in stove

This is picture of my gas stove. There are two gas lines you can see, each controlled by knob and going to burner. Where I circled, there is a small slit , I am wondering what is that for ? Why ...
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Water pressure in the shower

I have good water pressure on the cold side of my shower valve but terrible pressure on the hot side. Is the problem in the cartridge?
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luxury vinyl flooring under gas stove

I want to install luxury vinyl floor in my kitchen. If I don't want to move my gas stove, can I install it up to first couple of inches under front side of stove? Is that OK with a floating floor (...
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Can my house support a bathroom addition?

When I bought the house, it was a 4 bedroom, 1 bath rancher with basement laundry. We have since "converted" the smallest of the 4 bedrooms to an upstairs laundry, and took the closet out to ...
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Did electrician connect this service entrance box wrong?

I recently had solar PV installed. The electrician replaced my service entrance box. Power is fed to an indoor subpanel through a 100A breaker, mounted directly above the service disconnect breakers....
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installing a backup second thermostat

I currently have a Honeywell T5 wifi thermostat in my workshop that works almost the way I need it to. The only shortcoming is that when the weather is -30C for an extended period the temps in there ...
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Floors and walls in unheated garage/workshop

On my lot I have a garage which I use for various types of storage. At the moment the floor is paved with concrete bricks, and the walls are made of concrete fence. Suffice to say it's not the ...
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Washer Does Not Drain Water Before First Spin Cycle Begins

My Maytag Atlantis 2005 washer begins the first spin cycle as soon as the first wash cycle ends. So, the spinning starts with a full load of soapy water. Isn't it supposed to drain all the way down ...
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Can I drill vertically through this from the main floor to the upstairs?

I made a large hole in my wall with hopes of fishing a wires from the main floor to the upstairs. I'm wondering if I can drill vertically through this. I'm asking because it looks integral to the ...
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Can I vent plumbing in an old house to the crawl space?

I have an old farmhouse with a bathroom vanity, laundry room, and kitchen sink/dishwasher draining into a single septic run. There aren’t any vents installed in the system with only a crawl space ...
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Wire size to feed a 95 amp pool panel 90' from home

I'm installing a 95 amp pool panel 90' from a 200 amp panel inside my house. What wire and breaker size should I feed it with?
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How do I attach natural stone to backerboard in a shower

I am making a custom shower, planning to cut my own stone slabs from stones found in my area. They will be granite, quartz, some others, that I cut with my own saw. I'm wondering how to attach the ...
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Why is the water pressure low in my shower?

I have low water pressure in shower. I removed shower head but still very little water coming from pipe. Could it be the shower cartridge? I have 1/2" pipe running from the water heater to the ...
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What width of wire for 24V DC LED driver?

I bought a 24V/25W LED driver from a local shop and the sales assistant sold me a short length of 20AWG control wire to go with it. In order to buy more wire (elsewhere) I looked up the UK (mm2) ...
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Smoothing OSB plates

Planning to build a wardrobe out of OSB plates, however, I fear clothes might get stuck on the material and tear up. What's a simple and cost-effective way to get this smooth? Coating or sanding maybe?...
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Looking for a reliable water main shut off [closed]

I don't want anything 'smart'. Just a water sensor that mechanically shuts off water to prevent a flood. Anyone know of anything that is proven to be reliable...and not dependant on the internet? ...
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Can I clean range hood exhaust duct without reaching it?

I never clean my range hood 7 years after buying. Exhaust duct is greasy clogged, right? How can I clean it, but not access it? I don't want remove range hood or open exhaust duct. Are there safe ...
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Could this be asbestos?

I'm gonna get the material tested - already bought the kit. But I'm wonder what people think - I thought it might be old mineral wool since I've seen stuff that looks similar to it. I'd read that ...
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One Furnace, Dual Zones — Install Sensi on each?

Just bought a new (<6 years old) house and it's two stories, but only has a single furnace in the attic and a single condenser outside. However, there are two thermostats that work (semi) ...
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What are these stains on my drywall?

Originally thought it was a burn but it looks quite similar to stains from another post made here. Only reason I'm concerned is because it's not circular. It is around the same size as an index finger....
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How to retrofit an impermeabilizant asphalt layer in a roof

An owner asked me to repair a roof for a never maintained ~60 year old construction, which lost its impermeabilizing properties, and year after year leaks water from rains through the concrete over ...
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Increase 1/2'' copper water pipe to 3/4''

I have a 3/4'' main that comes into the house and then reduces to 1/2''. Then all my fixtures run off that in series. My thought is to i make it 3/4'' copper all the way and then run 1/2'' tees to ...
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Are neutrals for several circuits supposed to be connected at the panel?

I have 3 hot wires from the breaker box, 1 goes to a 3 way switch, from the 3 way 2 tracer wires go to the other 3 way switch, the lights are connected to the load terminal of the second 3 way. The ...
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Best way to do some tile floor repair

So the house I bought had a guy who wishes he was good at doing renovation work but really just sucked. And cut a lot of corners. He didn't put any cement board down under any of the tiled floors.. ie ...
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What is the significance that “no blade is involved” in threading pipe?

Lowe's (a big US chain home improvement store) offers black iron pipe cutting and threading services to customers. Basically they sell the pipe & will alter it for you. From their website in the "...
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Can I improve the water pressure by changing from 1/2“ to 3/4” pipe?

My water heater is 40' from my shower. Would replacing 1/2" pipe to 3/4" help increase my water pressure?
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Hanging a heavy edgeless mirror so that it tilts down

I have a mirror similar to this: I'd like to hang it like this: ...where the angle can be easily adjusted whenever I'd like. I'd like to figure out how to simply, cheaply, and securely (living in ...
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Is this an alternate vent connection for my clothes dryer or does it serve another purpose?

I have gas clothes dryer in my new home. Behind the dryer you can see metal conduit for exhaust and gas intake and this seems to be where things are hooked up. Above the dryer, on the wall is a 4" ...
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Should the gaps around the door casing be filled?

I've been removing the architraves and have discovered these gaps as shown in the picture. I'm just wondering if the gaps should be filled, if so with what?
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Carpet badly burned, do I need to replace the whole thing?

My carpet was badly burned by a heat lamp. Bad enough that the room started to fill with smoke. The burn is about 8 inches in diameter. The entire room is about 13'x 14'. Is it possible to just ...
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Correct way to remove a red wire from a circuit

Reference: Can I convert a 3-way switch that switches half duplex outlets into an outlet? My answer to the referenced question involves removing the red wire between two 3-way switches and converting ...
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How does an end notch in a ceiling beam affect deflection calculations?

We have a ceiling beam that is a standard 4x8 over 12 feet. Let's stipulate that is properly sized for the weight load over that span. But, what if, in order to place that beam, we need to notch it ...
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How to mount load-bearing assembly meant to be installed into joists

I recently got the below ceiling-mounted pull-up bar that installs into joists with 3" lag bolts. Unfortunately, my joists run perpendicular to the direction that I want to install this bar, so I need ...
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How to Lubricate a Hammer Drill

I own a hammer drill (DeWalt d25263). I was using it today, and everything went well. But as I removed the SDS chisel bit that I was using, I saw a good bit of grease on the shank of the bit. I've ...
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Splicing building wire cables to accommodate door

I'm adding a doorway under a stairwell and ran into wiring running through the wall. My question is specific to the wiring. I'm planning to add a junction box on each side, splice, and then extend the ...
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Basement plumbing vent [duplicate]

RE: I am installings a basement bath (toilet, shower and sink) Saniflo macerating pump system. The house has a 3" vent pipe going from the basement ceiling thru the roof to vent the pump system into. ...
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Do powerline adaptors need to be plugged into outlets that are on the same leg

I used a powerline adapter like this to connect my security camera receiver to my router. This allows me to access the cameras from my cell phone which was working but now it doesn't. There's two ...
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Outlet Relocation and wiring

I have an outlet I am going to move up the wall. The outlet has two cables running to it. My question is, if I run a new straight down from my new outlet location, do I just tie together all three ...
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Is it a problem that my bathtub drains directly into the wall?

This is the drain in the bath tub: Here is what I see inside the hole My landlord said is ok. But I think water going directly to wall can't be a good idea. My question is how bad is it? Needs ...
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Replacing existing ceiling fan, with on/off switch only to wall mount control of light/fan

My old ceiling fan switch used black, red, green (ground) no white. Built after 2004 white was in outlet box, 4 white wires but all together in single cap - not used. New wall mount switch has ...
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Can I use SONAX silicone spray to lubricate our Reebok treadmill? [closed]

I have Reebok Z10 treadmill, which had its silicone oil bottle. but after using it for around a year and lubricate each 1-2 months, I wanted to get a new lubrication oil. I found a product named ...
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Fitting dishwasher under granite

Replacing a dishwasher and noticed they had tiled underneath and the dishwasher I purchased wouldn't fit. So I used an angle grinder and grout removel tool to remove the tiles down to the backer board ...
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How clean inside range hood, over fans?

My Toronto, CA condo has Sakura R727II range hood. I screen capped page 7 in Installation Guide. I bought 7 years ago, and never cleaned inside! When I sear or pan fry some things, I smell much smoke ...

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