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Leak from the connection between downspout adapter and drain pipe

I have a downspout adapter (2x3x3 NDS 903) connecting a downspout to a drain pipe. The adapter is female, drain pipe is male, there is leak from the connection because it is not very tight: How can I ...
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What is this Titus metal part called?

I found this metal piece with the brand name Titus. What is it called and what is it for?
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C wire contact missing at boiler

I have a heat only system. My previous thermostat only use the red and white wire. The blue C wire was coiled up and unused. I purchased a new nest thermostat. Everything is wired fine at the ...
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How to install a bidet while not adding extra stress to my toilet seat

Recently my home bought a bidet and installed it with no problem. A few weeks later the seat cracked. I was able to determine that it was the added thickness at the back of the seat caused by the ...
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Refrigerator - power cord exposed copper wire

There are multiple parts of exposed copper wiring on the power cord of my refrigerator. There are about 3 parts where the copper is exposed. I'm not really sure how it happened. Can I wrap it in ...
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What size adapter do I need to fit a Danco hose on my older Glacier Bay kitchen faucet?

The pull-out (well, technically a pull-down) hose was leaking on our kitchen sink. It is a Glacier Bay–branded model but Home Depot did not show any hoses for it on their site so I bought a generic &...
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Connect air conditioner to poppet valve

I am about to make a purchase for an air conditioner and I am consindering to connect the output to the existing exhaust air poppet/disk valve in my kitchen instead of using a window. My question is: ...
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Using an adapter on a 220 outlet

I have a clothes washer that runs on a normal 110 plug. I have an available a 220 4 prong plug in the wall. It has it's own breaker slot and is currently unused. The washer manufactures makes an ...
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Help me identify the hex-to-allen adapter in this image

I'm trying to determine the name of the red-circled adapter so that I can buy it and replicate this setup to fix something at my place.
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Which adapter am I missing for my washing mashine?

I got a new washing mashine from a friend. As we couldnt get of the tube, i had to buy a new one. Now it seems i am missing an Adapter. Which Adapter do i need? (I hope the questions is ok to ask here....
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Can I use an adapter to plug a 4 prong dryer into a welder outlet?

I have a welder outlet in my garage that I’ll probably never use. I was wondering if I can use an adapter like this to connect a dryer with four prongs: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07P93HF1P/ref=...
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A specific charger causing yellow sparks [closed]

I just got a new speaker for my Desktop The charger on first contact in the power strip caused a yellow spark, in the power surge (power strip) I initially thought it was the power strip I tried to ...
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Can a 4 prong welder run off a 3 prong outlet?

My Millermatic 350 welder (runs 480v or 240v) has a 4 prong L16-30 plug and I have a 3 prong 6-50 outlet. Can I run an adapter from the 3 prong outlet to the 4 prong machine? Essentially, can I use ...
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How to connect Dryer outlet to a power distribution unit?

I have a 240V (4-prong) dryer outlet. I want to buy PDU (power distribution unit) so that I connect the dryer outlet to PDU, then connect PDU to (non-server) power supplies. The power supplies are ...
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Adapter to interface camping propane tank like big grilling one

I have a propane torch that is made to go on a big grilling propane tank (like you get at the Home Depot). I don't have a tank like that and also where I will be using the torch it would be too big, ...
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Faucet adapter not fitting /screwing in

I am trying to attach a faucet adapter to my kitchen sink to allow me to add a touch-less adapter. I made some mistakes on sizes and finally arrives at M16 female (on faucet side) to M22 male (for ...
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Adapting RJ-45 to RJ-11? [closed]

I'm planning to rewire the networking in my home with Cat5e or Cat6 throughout. The wiring will go to a central patch panel, where my router and main switch will be located. One issue, though, is that ...
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Where does this gasket go? Countertop dishwasher faucet adapter

I have an SPT brand countertop dishwasher. I forgot to push the red drain button before disconnecting the hose from the faucet adapter. The water pressure blew off this black rubber gasket. I can’t ...
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Should I bother with this 10-20 plug or replace it?

I have a water pump, it works fine. Motor is rated for 115/230 and draws 9.6 or 4.8 full-load amps depending on voltage. Its cord has a plug that appears to be vintage NEMA 10-20, but I'm not certain ...
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Finding the right adapter to connect a hose and a faucet

I am trying to connect this hose (thread size 2.0): To this faucet (thread size 1.0): The caliper reads 2.5 metric millimeters for the female screw of the hose, and the male faucet screw is 19mm. I ...
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Light socket to outlet adapter not working

I typically use two socket to outlet adaptors with a light bulb socket to put the bulb back in to the fixture to light two holiday wreaths with a small strand of lights each. They have always worked ...
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Adapter to convert a 45-degree angle wall electrical plug into a straight plug [closed]

This is a recurring problem I have: Instead of a traditional, straight plug, I have devices with a three-prong plug that lays flush against a wall and angled at 45 degrees. I find these types of plugs ...
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what is this semicircular crank connector part called?

The plastic hand crank handle on my compost grinder just broke, and the company that made it is long out of business. I'm trying to see if I can find some other replacement, but I'm having trouble ...
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What is this rotating pipe adapter called

This is the solenoid valve from Orbit Water Timer I have. I want to know what is the rotating adapter on the right side called. I would want to buy one for some of the threaded taps that I have in my ...
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Does Electrical Travel Adapters Damage Circuits over long periods of time?

I bought an electric shaver in Australia store, one of those larger Panasonic brands. I want to use it at my residence in USA. Does using Type I (Australia) or International, to US adapter, over long ...
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Adapter: 1/8" Dremel shank to 1/4" chuck

Situation: I have a Dremel rotary tool with normal 1/8" shank and a Dremel Multi-Vice. Need: I wish to attach this Dremel tool (with standard 1/8" shank held stead with my Dremel Multi-Vice)...
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Help w/ Countertop Dishwasher Connection/Adapter

I have a countertop dishwasher that needs to be hooked into my faucet, but the major obstacle is that my faucet is a pull-out spray head. I can pop the bottom of the spray head off to reveal the ...
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SDS Max bit in SDS Plus drill

Is there an adapter that would allow me to use an sds max chisel (or other) bit in a sds plus drill? The max bits are quite a bit longer and would lessen the amount i need to bend over :). Looking to ...
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Transformer won't work for US plug

I live in the UK but have a few US appliances in my possession which I would like to use here in the UK. To avoid having to rewire all the plugs, I bought a transformer to step down the voltage from ...
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How to connect weird fridge water line

I have this water line for my fridge. I don't know how it's suppose to connect to the water since it's just a plastic piece. The gold piece is where it's suppose to connect but doesn't connect to the ...
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Adapter: male pvc pipe to female metal outdoor faucet

I have an outdoor faucet that recently had a metal pipe (age caused it to crack) replaced with a pvc pipe. The faucet that is attached is metal, so it didn't leak before; it leaks now because it is a ...
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Why did my light string turn off after a short while with GU24 to E26 to socket outlet adapters?

I'm new to this website and (as you will see), I have no electrical knowledge. My wife and I recently moved and hung string lights in our back patio (bought from Costco; 24 watt per string). We do not ...
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Extending pvc drainage pipe that's "type c" (tele-duct)

I need to extend some 4" PVC drainage pipe. The problem I'm having is that the existing pipe is "Type C" ("tele-duct"). It has a slightly different outer diameter (4.350") than a typical PVC pipe (e....
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Powerline Adapter Into prong Converter

I live in a pretty old house that has only 2 prong outlets on the floor where my router is. I have bad WifI in my room, two floors up so I bought This Powerline Adapter However, the Adapter is 3 ...
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Can I plug a powerline adapter into a grounded-in-wall adapter?

I have one outlet right next to my router and need it for a bunch of other electronics. I currently have a grounded 6 outlet in-wall adapter plugged in. It is not a surge protector, just an outlet. ...
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Do I need a transformer to use this lamp in the US?

I bought a lamp that was advertised as having 90V - 260V US power supply, and it has an LED screw-in type light bulb. I received the lamp and it has a type C plug adapted to type A for US power. ...
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Installing a Bidet and now the coupling (connector) leaks. I may have damaged the connecting plastic pipe

I bought a bidet online. Don't really do handy work, but it looked simple enough. Get everything set up, but the final step, connecting the cold water t adapter, was a bit tough. I was struggling and ...
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Accessory for connecting a manual scissor jack to a drill to lift it faster

I have a scissor jack and I was wondering if rather spinning it manually, if it is possible engaging it to my drill. I'm pretty sure that there is an accessory like a hook for drills, or something ...
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A 110V air purifier comes with a 100-240V adapter

I have a 110V air purifier that comes with a 100-240V adapter. Can I still use the air purifier with power input 220-240V? Do I need a transformer or converter? Thank you. Edit: I can’t find the ...
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What adapter do I need to connect Mr. Heater F273704 to a LP gas tank that has

Not knowing that this is something I have to pay attention to I bought this hose https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B001CFWF5U/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1 The right side of the ...
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Adapting 1/2 hose to sink

Im building a simple low pressure foot pump operated sink. What adaptor should I be looking for to go from typical (USA) male faucet threads to 1/2 hose barb? I'm new to plumbing and have found ...
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LED light is on when it should not be

I have 3 12v LED under cabinet lights that I plan to install. The final install goal is to have the line power (120v) controlled by a pre-installed light switch (1-way) which currently operates 4 pot ...
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Can I use my receptacle multi-tap on both ends of an extension cord?

I have a Voltec three way adapter, it converts a 5-15 plug into a (3) 5-15 receptacles. Is it safe to use this adapter at either end of the extension cord? So three way adapter to extension cords then ...
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Is There a DIY Way of Fitting This Attachment to My Bathroom Tap?

I want to attach this shower hose attachment to my bathroom tap. It's a two-way system that lets you use the water through the tap or the shower head. Unfortunately the sizes don't match. The hose has ...
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How do I connect 1/4" plastic tube to 3/8" sink connector outlet

I have a 3/8 inch O.D. male threaded sink connector supply line (which hooks up to a standard 3/8 faucet hose) which I need to connect to 1/4 inch plastic tubing. What adapters do I need? I ...
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Insert a 1/4 20 Threaded rod into a threaded 21/64 hole through metal

I'm installing a suspended lighting track system in a concrete ceiling. The ceiling has some abnormalities and the anchors (seen here: https://www.grainger.com/product/DEWALT-ENGINEERED-BY-POWERS-...
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Are adapters unsafe? Plug G to plug F (UK to Sweden)

I'm thinking of buying an instant pot ( https://www.instantpot.co.uk/product/instant-pot-duo-8-litre-electric-pressure-cooker-220v/ ). It's a UK version and I live in Sweden. The voltage and ...
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How can I use an off-peak controller with my 240v air conditioner?

My unit's window mount A/C unit is pictured. I am looking for a converter of some sort so I can use a utility supplied shutoff device. The Unit itself does not have a temperature control or setting. ...
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SDS to keyless chuck adapter? [closed]

I have Makita Xph07 and it is powerful enough to drill concrete, I want to use longer masonry drill bit, but all the longer bits are for SDS chuck only, is there any adapter that will allow me to use ...
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Hooking up a NEMA 6-30p heater to a 6-50r socket

I'm renting a garage, and it gets too cold in the winter to work comfortably. I ordered an electric 30 Amp rated space heater but realized that I have a 50 Amp, NEMA 6-50r receptacle. Obviously I ...
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