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Looking for clever storage solutions for a small living room

Looking for clever storage solutions for a small living room. How do you maximize space without sacrificing style?
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3/4" vs. 1/2" at the Shower Valve Rough In

I have read varying opinions on this. Here's the detail for my install application: • House has 3/4" Supply from Street. • Somewhere it reduces down to 1/2" to feed existing shower valve. • ...
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How can I repair this concrete driveway

I just noticed this spot on my driveway near an expansion joint, where the edge has fragmented (almost like something heavy was dropped.) How could I repair it so that it is a straight edge again?
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Can I build a stud wall, attach it to the wall and not the ceiling?

Can I build a stud wall, attach it to the wall and not the ceiling? This is a commercial building with a drop ceiling. It is 103" tall. I want to build a 8ft x 8ft wall that is attaches to one ...
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Furnace wont work properly

Pilot light stays lit, switch thermo to heat, fan starts and gas blower comes on. Blows out pilot and gas burner, gas keeps building up in chamber. Replaced high limit switch and thermocouple.have to ...
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Remove old hardened caulk

I'm planning to re-caulk my bathtub as the existing caulk is deteriorating. My house was built in 2005 but am not sure if the bathtub is original to the house. Unlike the flexible silicone caulk ...
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Filling Gaps in Interior Metal Bannister

My wife and I just bought our first home together and I suspect I'll be seeking this community's collective wisdom pretty frequently. We have one interior staircase and the previous owners installed a ...
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Has anybody used "Flexpex"

I am fixing a leak in my RV plumbing a ran into a new plumbing system called Flex Pex or possibly FlexPex, which is clear pex-like tubing and plastic compression fittings. I could deal with Pex, but ...
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What requirements are needed to replace an attic fan control switch?

I have an emerson high speed fan switch in one of our houses. It is just a a knob that controls the fan speed. I would like to replace it with a different color one and one that includes a timer....
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Is having a gas stove with a recirculating hood a bad idea? [closed]

We currently have an electric stove and a recirculating hood (microhood), and we don't like either. Ideally, we'd go for a gas stove and a proper venting hood. However, adding a venting hood is tricky ...
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Sand floor basement [closed]

We just built a house down by the beach. It is raised with 2 upper floor living quarters. The first floor is 2 feet below sidewalk and is considered the basement with a sand floor. Problem is no heat ...
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Best Hand Saw for Cutting Hardboard? [closed]

I have read a few websites searching for the answer. The answers go on and on without really clearly answering the question. I know a power tool is best. I know low angle. I know cut on the push, not ...
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Soundproofing a partywall for airborne noises [duplicate]

I need help soundproofing one of my bedroom walls, which is shared with the neighbors. Specifically I just want to reduce, as much as possible, chattering and loud talking sounds. I own an apartment ...
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Grounding for junction box above panel

I'm planning to mount a 12x12x6 junction box above my new panel to extend some wires that do not reach into my new panel and add CT's for energy monitoring. I saw an electrician on Youtube that ...
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Is it safe to bond the neutral to the junction box in a Nema 10-30 circuit?

I have a 1940s house with a Nema 10-30 receptacle for the dryer. Halfway from the main panel, this circuit is spliced in a junction box, and in that box, I see there are only 3 wires: 2 hot and one ...
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No hot water going into washing machine [closed]

I have water flow from both washing machine hoses. However the water from the hot water hose is not hot. All other outlets in the house have hot water coming out.
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How can I patch small rectangular holes in plaster over brick?

I have recently had my split cycle air conditioner's indoor unit moved a few inches to a new position. The old installation position looks like this in the attached photo. What is the most ideal and/...
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Would this be a load bearing wall? [duplicate]

I have this wall in the bathroom which I believe may not be a load bearing wall and want to remove it just want to make sure its not before I do. The joists above it run perpendicular to the wall. ...
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Uneven Paint Layers [closed]

I have some spots that look like the wood was scraped and painted without sanding or filling so you can see the different layers / heights. Please recommend grit(s) to use on my random orbital sander ...
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Should I insulate the floor of my four-season porch? [closed]

We have an enclosed 4 season conditioned porch. The joists are like 8 to 10 inches off ground. Ground has 20 mil vapor barrier on ground. The floor was reframed with 2x8s but the flooring isn't down. ...
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Replace Burner ignitor Maytag gas range

How to access the ignitor of 1 burner on Maytag gas oven/Range model MGR5775QDQ. Does the burner unscrew from the top to remove it, or must it be removed from the bottom.
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Mysterious pipe

While opening up opposing bathroom wall, I found a pipe that was made of sheet metal and had ventilation holes. I looked in the crawlspace to see if that pipe connected to something under the house, ...
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What underlayment for LVT on concrete subfloor?

My previous question, which led me to go with LVT, was answered here. I saw this question and guess that (6-mil plastic) could be an answer but I'll give you guys the details and see what you think. ...
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Roman Shades Outside Mount [closed]

I am planning to hang some Roman shades with outside mount in the nursery room! I found some that I like that would be 1.25” shorter length than the full crown molding length (so would be 0.6” short ...
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Do Foundation Walls Cracked on Old Home Need Help? [closed]

I bought my first house 3 years ago. The unfinished basement had cracks down the walls, some stepping down the bricks, others horizontal. The home inspector (used realtor's inspector) at the time said ...
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Unsure about sump pump backup battery replacement

So after a long power outage (> 8 hours) it appears that the battery for my backup sump pump has died and I want to replace it. I have a Basement Sentry I, Model 507 by Zoeller The manual ...
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Gas oven not getting enough gas

My gas oven ignites but not enough gas is flowing through. I was able to clean all stovetop burners with a pin to unclog the gas inlets. I'm hoping that's what's wrong with the oven, but I do not ...
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What are the most cost efficient thermostatic valve values for UFH?

The manifolds on each floor have a thermostatic valve. I recall reading somewhere that for the most efficient system that you set these to the lowest acceptable value. I have these set to 35C. The ...
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*SOS Window replacement in old house (1890)

I have a very old house, to repair anything is a pain in the ass/impossible. This problem: 2 sets of windows on walls adjacent to each other each the same setup/dimension. Each window "set" ...
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How can I remove blood residue from a garage door? [closed]

I used Lysol bleach to clean blood and turned it green. How can I redo my garage door?
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Why (or when) are RV 50 amp to 30 amp adapters okay

I'm getting a travel trailer with 30 amp service. Camping forums often suggest getting a 50 amp to 30 amp adapter so that, if a campground has 50 amp service but no 30 amp service (or a broken 30 amp ...
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How should I convert a 240V stove outlet to 120/240V?

I removed an electric cooktop and installed a gas one. The gas cooktop needed a 15 amp receptacle for the igniter. The electric cooktop was hardwired but had a double gang box. I installed a 20amp 240 ...
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Why is the neutral blade of my heater blackened?

I live in an old apartment where 2 electrical circuits have been installed, as was standard back then when people only had a few bulbs and maybe a radio set. Central heating works in all rooms except ...
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How can I secure an exterior service door with split frame due to forced entry?

My condo building has an external door where someone tried forcing their way in by the looks of it. It looks like in the process they damaged the frame itself. At this point the deadbolt won't lock ...
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Is there any way to stop creaks and lifting on a floating floor over concrete?

I recently had much of the flooring in my apartment redone as part of a broader renovation project. I had engineered hardwood installed over a subfloor that's cast concrete. My architects specified ...
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How to properly insulate detached wood garage? [closed]

I have a wooden detached two car garage that I would like to insulate to eventually convert into a work out space. Currently the walls appear to only be wood siding that has a few gaps in between. ...
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Why would a new washer indicate inadequate water flow after a month of use?

LG replaced my brand new washing machine and after a month this new one is doing the exact same thing - generating error code IE (water flow inadequate). The washer I chose is significantly larger ...
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Adding insulation to a loft conversion & condensation build up concerns

I just moved into a property and I want to get some insulation added to the existing loft conversion as it gets mighty cold up there. I've had a look via the eaves and there is about 8-10cm of space ...
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What is the correct process for primer on new plaster?

The guidance for the paint we’ve bought says we should use a primer on our new plaster (rather than a mist coat of emulsion paint). Should I apply the primer as is or does it need to be watered down? ...
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Ryobi 1900 pressure washer keeps tripping the GFCI in the cord [closed]

1900 Ryobi pressure washer keeps tripping the GFCI at the end of the Cord
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Why won't some appliances turn on after garbage disposal replacement?

I recently had the garbage disposal replaced (connects to an outlet under the sink) and in less than two weeks, the dishwasher (hardwired) and microwave/hood stopped working and no lights appear. The ...
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How do I remove an outdoor electrical metal box?

I can't disconnect this old metal box from the metallic conduit that is behind it. From the pics you can see I was able to remove the old rusted fasteners and replace them with new ones. However I ...
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Looking for Smart Ceiling fan Recommendations [closed]

So I bought a home last summer and it gets really hot upstairs. I want to get 3 Ceiling fans for each of the bedrooms. Never did any research on fans. Was looking for suggestions here: Things to note: ...
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How to modify/remove stud wall bracing for doorway

The project I am attempting to bump out a pantry into my garage over my basement stairwell. Including appropriate clearance for the stairway, I will have an approximately 4x3 finished space on a floor ...
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Can I install a surge protector device in a main lug sub panel [closed]

By I did install 2 projector and the costumer wants to protect the projector installing a surge protector plugs the projector are install 30’ high. My questions is can i install a surge protector ...
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Barn reinforcement [closed]

I have an old barn that was resting on a stone foundation that was in rough shape. The foundation was only about 3-4 feet tall but it was starting to deteriorate. The barn is 24x26 and has two stories....
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Flexible metal conduit touching black steel gas line

I'm running a section of flex conduit through a wall that already has a 3/4" black steel gas line running through it. The hole that the gas line is run through has a good amount of extra space ...
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How can I install these vintage faucet fittings? [closed]

We are wanting to use this old faucet but can't find connections for it in our small town. We need 1 1/4" size fitting. We are hoping someone can help us find a source
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Post tension slab tendons intersections

I ordered pre-pour inspection for the house we are building and I've got this report. They say tendons should not overlap at intersections. I'm concerned that it's like that by design. Gonna ask about ...
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why does a 240 motor consume power [closed]

If a 240 motor uses 2 120 lines cycling 180 degrees to each other with no neutral how does it consume power since the juice is just going back and forth.
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