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Does a scaffold coupler connecting metal steel tube to a round one, exist?

I am looking for a seamless way to connect a steel rectangular tube to a round one. The most straightforward solution which comes to mind, would be a scaffold coupler, but does such a type exist? What ...
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Disengage microwave door switch from connector

I'm in the process of replacing my Whirlpool microwave's door faulty switch but unable to remove the connectors to install the new switch. I'm afraid I'll damage the wiring if I apply too much force. ...
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Replace wire harness connector on cooktop

I have a Jennair cooktop model number JED8430BDB. I accidentally spilt some water on the cooktop and it got into the knob assembly and fried the infinity knob switch which I’ve ordered and replaced. ...
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Does the NEC allow chaining wire connectors within a single junction box?

In this box, I have a green ground wire nut with a through-wire connected to the metal box ground nut that connects it to four other ground wires on conductors entering the box. I connected three more ...
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Why are yellow gas appliance connectors single-use?

I am looking for an explanation why yellow gas appliance connectors are single-use. What is it that makes them not reusable? Does it wear and reshape sympathetically so that it can't form another ...
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How do I disconnect this water fitting?

I found this on a hot water inlet under a sink. The front works like a standard push-to-fit. The back I'm not quite sure. I don't know if that grey piece is just a clip on that locks the push to ...
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Ring connector max amps?

I bought some ring connectors (crimp) for a fairly high-current application. The connectors don't say anything about current rating, though. (They're Gardner Bender 15-096, btw.) I haven't found ...
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What is this plastic connector called?

I found this connector leaking a little under my refrigerator. What is it called? I either need to fix it or replace it - suggestions welcome.
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What is this low power connector on my intercom wires?

For context, this is in France, in a building where this part of the cabling is probably around 25+ years old. My apartment has an intercom to answer and open the building door. It is quite simple: ...
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What is the name of lead or connector I need to connect up this Actuator valve head?

I have a ESI ZV-222/W valve I need to connect into my central heating system in order to replace a faulty valve. The ESI ZV-222/W is a spare I have, and I do not have a lead or connector for it. What ...
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What size connection do I need for this gas dryer hose?

Could you please tell me what size I need for this gas dryer hose? https://ibb.co/BzxSNtG https://ibb.co/3WnYrBm https://ibb.co/9nkjTGq
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What electrical connection type is this?

A light switch used to operate a light where this connector is. The former homeowner must have taken the bulb or the fixture before I moved in and I had just assumed that it was a generic bulb during ...
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Can I connect black iron pipe directly to a gas cooktop?

I am moving into a new home. The kitchen has a separate gas cooktop and gas wall oven. Both were supplied by a half inch black iron pipe terminating at a valve in the bottom of one cabinet. From there,...
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Single phase induction stove push in quick connector difficult to connect

We had to change the current stove we had for and induction one (long story) which I also installed. With this new one, I have a 5 wire single phase setup. I think it is because each stove module ...
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What kind of light fixture connector is this? What can I replace this with?

I've got some recessed downlight fixtures at my place that have these three extra wires with a weird looking circle connector. All of the light fixtures in the building have a 2 wire connector, but ...
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Push-in splice - What is this model?

This model was likely common 25 years ago, in Europe (France). I don't know the brand and cannot find any reference based on pictures. The plastic case is fully transparent, no levers, only a slat. ...
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Source for 2-pin barrel-connector extension cable? 12v [closed]

My wife bought a couple of Addlon Lighting outdoor LED string lights, which connect via 2-pin barrel-type connector to the power supply. They can be daisy-chained, so one end is M, other is F, etc. I ...
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Dishwasher waterline connection is metal and the shutoff valve is plastic, can i connect them or should i replace my plastic shut off valve

I have a metal waterline from my dishwasher but a plastic shutoff valve under my counter. Is it OK to connect the metal to plastic?
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How do I unhook this connector?

See attached image. It's for a light kit for a ceiling fan. I have a new light kit--how do I disconnect this?
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Outdoor staircase's connector seems to be barely latching on anymore, tips to fix it?

I have tried bolting the hexes with a wrench. The lower screw is now tighter, but I have trouble tightening the first one as the connector (not sure what this fastener is supposed to be called) looks ...
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Do I have to replace junction box to replace outside 4” ultra thin led lights?

I got 4” Led lights outside my home. I have 6 lights out and I am having a hard time find the right connectors for jbox. I need 3 male connectors for jbox but can’t seem to find. Is this possible or ...
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Installing a US tap in the UK

I purchased a faucet from the US and for love nor money can I determine what the faucets tail threaded male size requirement is that would screw into the faucet's female thread. The diagram references ...
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Safety of swapping natural gas grill quick connect

My house has an outdoor natural gas line (with a shut-off valve) which I have never used before. I recently purchased a natural gas grill and the quick connect inlet is slightly larger but has the ...
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Aluminum Splicer/Reducer for Connecting Thicker Aluminum and Copper Wires

I would like to connect 6 gauge aluminum wire to 12 gauge copper wire. Is an aluminum splicer/reducer suitable for this in the USA? An example is the Morris 90612. It is a rectangular aluminum ...
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Thermostat connection and NEST compatibility question

We have this thermostat. It's no longer allowing the temperature to be adjusted. It will control the furnace on/off, it just won't allow the temperature to be adjusted. Date & time are still able ...
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Joining 2 flexible plastic tubes

I discovered a small puddle on my basement floor yesterday. I have a pump that moves condensation from my boiler to a drain. It runs for a second or two every few hours. The piping is clear, flexible ...
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Wago (221 or 222) vs Lever Nuts (generic/various Chinese brands)

I have used Wago splice connectors especially 3 and 5 wire 221’s for lighting, like converting fixtures from fluorescent to LED. They are much quicker and easier than screw-on wirenuts, and seem to ...
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Can I extend feeder wires to my main panel inside the panel?

Per NEC, am I allowed to extend the meter-to-main-panel wires (hot, hot, neutral) inside the main panel using split bolt connectors? The wires could be a bit short for the new replacement panel.
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Identify electrical connectors inside Hive (UK heating) controller

tl;dr - I'm trying to find out the name for the metal connectors in the first picture... I've been trying to troubleshoot a faulty Hive (UK) heating controller and got to the point where I've opened ...
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Why doesn't this natural gas flared union connector fit?

I have a new outdoor grill that I'm trying to hook up to my natural gas line. The old grill had a 1/2" flare connector on the end that connects to the natural gas line and the new grill needs a ...
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How can I join 10AWG wire with twist wire connectors?

Is there a particular connector to use on 10AWG copper wire? I want to extending a 240V AC single phase dryer circuit with 10/3 cable (Note: "10/3" here in BC is 4 wires total: three 10AWG ...
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Can I re-terminate this ISDN connector to an RJ45 connector?

I live in an older house that has some in-wall cabling the previous residents installed. The plate here says ISDN, as you can see, but the ports are RJ-45 and ethernet "works" over it, ...
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What connector for always on light switch wires?

I have been looking at Philips Hue smart lighting switches and saw their in-wall module that includes a wire connector that joins the wires to and from the switch as to always be on. I can see from ...
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How to connect dishwasher drain hose to drain hose extension

We just got a new dishwasher, and I cannot figure out how to connect the drain hose from the dishwasher to the drain hose extension coming out of our floor. How can I connect the two hoses shown in ...
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Weatherproof junction box has two types of holes/ports - what connector is compatible with each?

I've got some weatherproof outdoor junction boxes and am trying to figure out what type of connector is compatible with each hole/port. Below is a photo of a sample weatherproof box with two deep ...
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How to vertically connect 2 tubes without soldering?

This is related to my other question, but I have two steel tubes of different diameters (32mm below to 35mm top, respectively 1m and 45cm long). I don't have the tools to make a more precise ...
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What type of quick-connect barrel/pin terminal is this in my furnace control panel?

When repairing my furnace I inadvertently ripped out a quick-connect terminal from the black cylinder (probably a capacitor.) The male end at the end of the capacitor is basically a long, sharp, pin (...
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Collar between shower drain and p-trap?

I am renovating a small bathroom, including a shower. I am needing to replace the shower drain assembly, but it is a very tight area to do much work in, with no access from underneath. The current ...
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What is standard practice to route 3/4" EMT out of junction box with an immediate 90 degree turn?

Background: I'm installing EMT for the first time, in an unfinished garage to replace unprotected semi-random spaghetti Romex runs. THHN goes inside the EMT, and the 3/4" EMT will be attached to ...
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Permissible to install 90 squeeze connector to a junction box face plate?

Installing a residential wall oven metal flex conduit to a metal junction box that is recessed flush with the drywall. Is it permissible to attach a 90 degree squeeze connector to the box cover plate ...
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What is a robust code-compliant method to connect EGC wires in a weatherproof outlet box in a wet outdoor location?

Background: I'm updating an outdoor garage wall single gang electrical outlet that's 2-wire ungrounded installed perhaps 70 years ago. I only have access to the outside of the wall. My plan: Remove ...
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What adjustments to the stove gas line so the dw will fit with the cabinets + countertop? [closed]

The stove gas line is located where my dishwasher needs to go. The dw has a depth of 25in w the door and 24in wide. The base cabinet depth is 24in. What adjustments to the gas line are recommended so ...
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What connector to use for 3/8 AC/flex to metal weatherproof junction box in exposed outdoor location?

Background: I am adding an equipment grounding wire (bare 10 gauge copper) from my electrical panel (in-wall mounted with access door to outside only) outside along about 10 feet of painted exterior ...
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Is this okay ? Meets the code requirements

I'm currently building a house using Ryan Homes and I was told that the Gap between headers and walls is acceptable (no problem if a few inches of the connecting nail is visible) or the builder is ...
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Want double storage with two water tanks connected on direct water

In our locality water supply is from 5am to 9pm and 6pm to 9pm twice a day. During this duration we want to fill up both tanks with direct water supply having floating auto water cut on both. Top ...
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Could anyone vouch for these Taiwanese wire connectors? [closed]

I'm looking for an alternative to WAGO wire connectors and stumbled upon this one (https://www.heavypower.com.tw/english/product/102). Does it look legit specifically its UL certification?
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Water Heater Connection Rust and Corrosion

Can the rusted connection simply be replaced? Or does the rust mean I need to get a new hot water heater?
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Romex Split connection kit

Short question: Are Romex splice kits for 14/2 approved for use in Ontario Canada? Long question: I’ve put in a new ceiling (drywall and tongue/groove pine) in my kitchen. I’ve installed multiple pot ...
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What type of wire connector is this?

I'm attempting to replace the thermal fuse in the motor for my Rigid shop vac (model number WD 1280). I bought it used; it's clearly been worked and possibly left to the elements for some time. I'm ...
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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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