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brick wall slope

I'm building a new house with a builder company and I've noticed that one of the side walls has a slope of about 1-2 inches from the bottom to the top. This is 2 story house with full brick siding. ...
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Does vehicle AC refrigerant like R-134a expire?

I have a can of R-134a, but it's been sitting there for several years. Now that my car's refrigerant is low. I'm hoping to recharge the car. Do I need to get new refrigerants or I can use the old one? ...
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How to remove these unknown spots from window glass? Maybe insect or angle grinder damage?

I recently moved into a new flat and noticed that one of the windows to the balcony has these brown spots on the glass. They are very hard to remove, and when I tried to scrape one of the spots off, ...
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Should the shower valve inside the wall ever get wet?

I suspect a leak inside a shower wall in my new rental because of the crumbling drywall on the very bottom and high moisture meter readings. The plumbers came in and opened the wall and found no ...
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What is a replacement for Sylvania’s E7L4 tube Lightbulb [closed]

I can’t find any replacement for Sylvania’s tube lighting E7L4
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Okay to use dual sink faucet for water filtraton faucet?

Wondering if I can buy a dual sink faucet that has an additional water filtration faucet built in next to the main faucet to accommodate an under sink RO water filtration system? I'm renting and the ...
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Can I notch out my door frame to fit a storm door?

I have a new construction house and the door frame is 35 1/4" wide but the storm door i bought (Anderson 3000 series) is 35 9/16" wide. can I just take the router and notch out 3/8"x1&...
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Help with contactor replacement part

I'm trying to help my dad replace the contactor in his A/C unit. The circuit is a 30amp and takes up two spots in the circuit breaker box. So I'm assuming it's a two pole. An hvac guy was supposed to ...
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How can I finish a joint between drywall and tile near a corner when the drywall is 1/2" proud of the tile?

I am renovating a portion of a basement bathroom to undo some shoddy work by a previous owner. The bathroom has an existing glass enclosed tiled shower in the rear corner of the room. I had to ...
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1000-watt mini split needs 6 AWG?

If I'm reading NEC correctly, my mere 1000-watt mini splits will require whopping 6 AWG wire, for the legs from the attic junction boxes through the exterior conduit to the panel. MCA (Minimum Circuit ...
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Systematic way to fix/seal, identify and confirm the non-obvious cracks/gaps decreasing tightness and causing drafts in an old house [closed]

I have a 100 year old house. I do not know about any obvious gaps/cracks/drafts. But generally I feel the house is not very tight. It is very hard to heat up and looses heat quickly (*). It is ...
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Need Recommendations for a Solar Attic Fan Setup [closed]

We have a roof with steep slope facing east/west and want the attic fans to run all day long. It seems that all solar attic fans are built to be used with only one panel per fan. Placing the panel on ...
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Tile grout in shower floor pan

The builder's crew was sloppy in parts of their work. I have what I think are bits of grout dried in between the textured surface of the walk in shower floor pan. I tried a scrub brush but it only ...
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Should I use stainless or galvanized structural screws for a deck?

I'm rebuilding my deck. 20 x 20, 10 foot spans in 2x10 joist between an h-beam structure. It goes over a garage entrance/car alley. My local big-box store offers something called Simpson Strong-Tie ...
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How is this double switch wired up? [closed]

This is the back of a double switch. It controls two lights: entry way in the house outdoor light w/ light sensor (next to front door) It’s a 3 way switch, but we don’t have another switch that is ...
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Brand new AC turns on, then immediately turns off

I just put in a new wall AC unit this morning. My old one didn't start when I turned it on last week, a voltage sensor showed the outlet and wire was live, so I just figured the AC had finally died -- ...
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Two stage garage/addition?

I’d like to add a primary suite, living room, and garage to my home. The only thing I need urgently though is a garage so I was considering undergoing a two phase process. First I’d get a garage built ...
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Where to install UV light in attic ductwork

Question is do they install it in line after the air handler? in which case it looks difficult to replace. Or is it installed before, near the intake 4 inch filter, in which case it looks easier to ...
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Old concrete floor in garage. Animals digging in the holes

I have an old concrete garage slab. There are several cracks in the floor, along with a few open holes. It appears critter(s) are getting in one of the holes and burrowing, evidenced by sand being ...
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Looking for Parts for 1970s-Vintage Aluminum Frame Windows, Specifically Removable Interior (Storm?) Panels on the Lower Sash

We bought a house that was originally constructed in 1975, and still has its original aluminum-framed single-hung windows. The upper (fixed) sash has a (storm?) panel attached to the exterior. The ...
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Outdoor 3 tiered fountain leaking from base

I have a concrete 3 tier outdoor fountain that leaks from the base. I think the leak has to be coming from the bottom bowl because everything above falls into it. We have completely sealed the bowl ...
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How to glue laminate door threshold onto the tiles below

The image below shows the laminated wood flooring and the door threshold of a room, and the red tiled floor of a bathroom. Unfortunately, the door threshold has detached, revealing the white floor ...
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Fault-finding an illuminated bathroom mirror that won't light

I have an old illuminated bathroom mirror which has ceased illuminating. Before it stopped working, it would sometimes take a while to illuminate after pulling the toggle switch; now the switch still '...
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Calculate/estimate power of existing central heating radiator (UK)?

Having one type of the radiator, how to "guess" it's output power to make sure I replace with comparable power output (little narrower, probably a bit higher)? Are there any on-line tools or ...
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Husband cut corrugated trim installed around basement for the sump pump flush to the floor. What can we do to fix this and then to aesthetically fix? [closed]

my husband cut the trim flush to the floor that was meant to be of use with the sump pump because he thought it looked ugly. After, there were holes under the trim all around. We started getting bugs ...
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Removing sealed flexi hose

I have used teflon tape and loxeal 58-11 to connect braided flexi hose to cistern. Later I noticed the flexi hose has kink because it was twisted as it was short. I am feeling doubt that hose might ...
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Dishwasher replacement - no depth [closed]

Just bought a house and attempting to replace an old Bosch - 50 dBA Built In Dishwasher in Stainless - SHE3AR75UC, which has been discontinued. I can’t find any dishwashers with similar dimensions for ...
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What to use for self monitoring a wired security system [closed]

I have an Ademco 4120XM that was installed into a brand new house built in the late 90s. I don’t want to pay a monitoring company to monitor it, so what would be some options to self monitor it? Here ...
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Gap in corner of roofing trim (fascia?)

https://imgur.com/a/d9GZpQ1 I noticed the mentioned gap in the corner of the trim along the roof-line of my home. Looks like due to moisture, maybe, the two boards have separated, as you can see the ...
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Mini split condenser fan [closed]

What would cause a mini split condenser fan to run without stopping. Room temp is 76 I raised the temp to 80 so the fan should have stopped running. It did not and the evaporator was still blowing ...
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spray foamed attic floor now replacing flex duct

The duct work in our attic needs to be replaced. When the house was built 20 years ago the attic floor was spray foamed. The flex duct work now needs to be replaced what is the best solution. Should ...
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Crack in concrete leaks water and has worms inside

my wife and I purchased a ~15-year-old home in the midwest about 1.5 years ago, and this crack in the concrete is in the inside of our garden garage. It's becoming increasingly discolored, the last ...
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Best way to make use of this porch [closed]

Bought a house last year that had a 12x22 metal roof porch over a concrete slab patio in front of the front door. East facing. Made our house super dark because it went over the only window in the ...
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Can I demolish concrete block walls in the basement under concrete beams?

I've recently bought a house with a spacious basement. The basement has several walls that divide it into "sections" with free passage between them. I'd like to demolish some of the walls. ...
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Mounting Network Switch on Aluminum Wiring Box [closed]

Hi I need to be able to mount a networking switch on the inside of a wiring box. The options I've come up with are mounting tape, velcro adhesive, and the conventional way of using screws drilled into ...
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Accidently Glued PVC to threaded PVC and it Leaks

I am very new and I accidently glued an elbow to a threaded piece of PVC. Yes, I know that was dumb, lets move past that :) Its leaking. Any idea what I can do to stop the leak? It has to be an in-...
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how do I disconnect this vanity inlet water pipe

These are the water inlet pipes going to powder room vanity sink faucet. Is it something I can push down/up with screwdriver or something similar.
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how can I connect multiple lighting wires to one power supply wire [closed]

I have a 5 pendant light fixture where each pendant has a three wires: one labeled N, one labeled E and one labeled L. These need to be connected to black power wire, the white wire and the ground of ...
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Concrete front steps have fallen apart. Is this something I can repair? [closed]

We moved in less than a year ago. After a lot of rain and freeze/thawing during winter, our front steps are crumbling at each point where the railing is inserted into the concrete Is this something I ...
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Fitting radiator between pipes from the floor, calculate dimensions, power (UK)?

I have two pipes from the floor to connect the radiator into. Current one has bizarre bends added on one side so wider one fits in, but I want to change it to "designers" one that would ...
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Nutone Bathroom Fan cutting out

Our Nutone bathroom fan (no light) is cutting out. We have a timer switch (10 mins, 20 mins, and so on) and the fan will start but will often shut off after two minutes. Before calling an electrician ...
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How to remove insecticide overspray from objects

I was spraying Kingtox spray (active ingredients: meperfluthrin, esbiothrin, permethrin, cypermethrin) and mistakenly sprayed on wall clock as well. Question is it harmful later on if somebody touches ...
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Any trick to installing a double electric wall oven "whip" so it doesn't bunch up but slides backwards when the oven is pushed back into the cabinet?

Is there a trick or "life hack" to holding the metal-shielded cable, the "whip", in place on the top of a double electric wall oven so that the 4-wire conductor cable and junction ...
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Can I add a 100 amp subpanel off my 200 amp service?

I am going to be installing a 100 amp breaker from 200 amp panel about 600 feet away. I have asked PUD to give me an average of power for the last year and the highest amount for summer and for winter ...
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HVAC create a DIY Arduino smart thermostat, AC current no control board

I have a HVAC that seem to have no control board in the ceiling near the AC unit. The thermostat is directly connected to 6 wires that measure 220V AC (see picture). When I looked for the control ...
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How can I drain standing water from my crawl space?

CONCERN I own a 21-year-old manufactured home that I bought 4 years ago. It sits on a “permanent” foundation. There are poured concrete walls around the exterior and 40 piers supporting the rest of ...
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How to fix gap between roof edge and fascia caused by pressure washing mistake?

While pressure washing around a deck ahead of some repainting and repairs, I accidentally caused a new need for repairs. Using an 1800psi washer and 15-degree nozzle from 3-4ft away I sprayed in broad ...
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How do I pronounce the Spanish words for various home improvment tools? [closed]

There are various tools used for home-improvment. I often mispronounce the names of tools. English Spanish screw-driver Destornilladores Hammer/mart Martillo Saw Sierra Alicate pliers ...
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Molding above door pulled off by curtain mount

A few years ago I replaced an old curtain rod with a new Kwik-Hang that mounts to the molding instead of the wall (needed the lower height because of the length of the curtain). Today, I went to ...
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How do you pronounce the Spanish word for "*hammer*"? [closed]

There are various tools used for home-improvement. I often mispronounce the names of tools. English Spanish screw-driver Destornilladores Hammer/mart Martillo Saw Sierra How do you pronounce the ...
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