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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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What is the best way to attach vertical joists to the underside of a ceiling header for a home climbing wall?

I've been working on designing a home climbing wall and have found this guide by Metolius quite useful. However, I've been having trouble deciding how to attach the vertical joists to the header I ...
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Plumbing: Bypass Pull Stop Box by converting its 3/8" compression outlet to a 3/8" iron pipe

Situation: My kitchen sink's shut off valve is this Pull Stop Box Product specs pdf. I wanted to install a reverse osmosis system specs pdf, and wanted to intercept the main water supply from the Pull ...
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Where can I find a 90 degree splicer for #2 wire? [closed]

I'm wondering if anyone makes 90 deg connector for #2 wire, in my cade Aluminum THHN? Something like this:https://www.morrisproducts.com/pc_product_detail.asp?key=272FE6C8CABC4B35A79F44E287D7E943 I ...
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How can I connect or union two flexible water supply lines with female connectors of diameters 1/2" and 3/8"?

I was replacing my kitchen faucet when I ran into an issue that I didn't foresee (yes, this is my fault for not looking ahead!). The supply lines attached to the faucet and the supply lines coming ...
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Identify coupling for irrigation winterization

I want to winterize my irrigation system myself, but I don't recognize the coupling I need to buy to attach to an air-compressor. This valve is between the cutoff valve and the back flow valve, and ...
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Connecting a Google Nest Power Connector to Lennox GSB8-E

Installing Nest thermostat, getting no c-wire error. Get the nest power connector, to attach to the circuit board of the boiler......and that is where I get lost. Green wire in center has 24V ...
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Wire a 4 wire outlet to a 3 wire outlet

The plug on my generator is a 4 wire outlet, red, black, white, green with yellow stripe, how would I connect a 3 wire plug, I’m trying to power an electric stove in my garage, for powder coating, I ...
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Help identify network cables & connectors in home network? [duplicate]

I moved into a new house that appears to have network cables run from a closet to all the bedrooms. (Bedrooms all have wall plates with RJ-45 ports.) However, I need help understanding/identifying ...
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Any idea how to remove this metal slip joint nut form kitchen sink pipe?

the silver connector in the pic not able to unassemble, it just turns together with the bottom pipe, I have no idea how can I remove it. Any idea? Thanks a lot!
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Flexible Metal Conduit through drywall

I want to run some FMC from the bottom of my main panel and out the wall and connect into EMT. Is there a proper connector to join the FMC to an LB? I'm assuming you can't just use the set screw in ...
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Romex/NM Clamp For PVC Sch80 Conduit?

During the last inspection visit, I was told that the pvc sch80 conduits I have needed to have some sort of fastening/clamp to secure the cable at the top of the sch80 pipe. Even though I had ...
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How can I shut off these water valves that won’t turn?

How can I shut off these water valves that won’t turn? They connect to my washer, which I am trying to fix. I have sprayed the valves with WD-40 and partially unscrewed the screws, but that has not ...
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Why don't 12-10 AWG terminal connectors fit 10 AWG PV wire?

I am trying to hook up terminals to a 10AWG PV wire to power a water pump with a battery. I got 12-10 connectors, the yellow colored ones which I understand are sized for 10AWG wire. I stripped some ...
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How do I remove this connector from a solid electrical wire?

I'm trying to replace the light above my kitchen table. The junction box seems to have a solid electrical wire. It was connected to the light's stranded wire with this connector here and also wrapped ...
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What black wire is it & the connector at the rice cooker?

Related to my previous question here, I made the biggest mistake of my life to cut the black wire instead of the thermal fuse wire. I need to replace the entire black wire & its connector at the ...
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How to connect flexible PVC tubing to PVC pipe with no chance of connection breaking?

I am assembling the plumbing for a pond. I've put nearly all of the plumbing under water, so if something breaks, the leak will occur underwater, within the pond, and thus, it has no chance of the ...
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What type of connector is this, and how do I remove it?

Home DIYer here. What type of connector is this, and how do I remove it?
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Proper deck post-beam-post connection

We're getting ready to replace/expand the decks on our house. I'm having plans done and have seen a draft but wanted to educate myself a little while I wait. The draft didn't yet contain sufficient ...
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Looking for a way to connect LED strip to 18 AWG wire neatly

I'm installing a LED strip(2pin) lighting in our staircase. There's an 18 AWG wire coming out from each tread nosing that is attached to the LED strip a couple inches away from it. The problem I'm ...
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Replacing halogen under-cabinet lights - connection question

I'm replacing some old halogen under-cabinet lights but am not sure how to connect the new LED replacements. The old halogen lights had the following connector which is not compatible with the new ...
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What to call a fitting that helps quickly release two PVC pipes?

I have a hose that I need to attach to some PVC, but needs to be removable for maintenance. I found some threaded PVC ring, which I can glue to either side, that allows for it to be separated, the ...
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What kind of crimping tool do I need for these bullet-style cable connectors?

I need to connect pairs of wires within a narrow space (in one of the dimensions). I've been thinking of getting this kind of connector pairs: but I know they need crimping. The only crimping I've ...
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Using rj45 connectors for home alarm wiring

I'm setting up my home alarm (a dsc 1832) using cat5 cables (these were the closest I could find in my country to the specs recommended by the 1832 manual). I've had to make some splits since the cat5 ...
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How to connect 14 guage speaker wire to LED light strips?

I am installing 12v undercabinet led light strips in my kitchen. I have in-wall 14-2 speaker wire and I'd like to use this to connect a 4 short runs (8 ft total) of LED light strips. Most of the ...
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Maximum connection of devices to a single socket

I'm from India After searching many sites I signed up here to clarify my doubt as I don't know much about electricity... I recently brought a fridge(250litres) (3 months ago) and it was working fine ...
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Gas dryer connection adapter brass to steel nut

I recently got a dryer and the installer did not have the right adapter to connect my gas line to the dryer. The yellow gas line installed in the previous dryer is still there and has a steel nut at ...
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Why does Simpson Strong Tie require nails that would protrude beyond the rafter they're penetrating?

Why does Simpson Strong Tie require 2-1/2" nails for the H2.5A connector when the rafter is only 1-1/2 inches thick? The nails into the rafter protrude 1". The requirement is listed in the ...
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Can't disconnect interlock switch terminals from connectors

I am trying to remove the interlock door switch in a GE microwave model JEB1860SM2SS. I was able to unhook it from the frame, but I can't pull the connecters off the terminals. The plastic that covers ...
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Can solder be used instead of quick disconnect terminals?

Current state: Original: I am repairing a cordless kettle's base plate whose the power cord was cut. The new wires need to be connected to the contact pins in the base. Originally, quick disconnect ...
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How to connect a semi rigid aluminum duct to a rigid aluminum duct

In a 4 story multi-owner house in Rotterdam, the Netherlands there is an 80mm semi-rigid aluminum duct like the one shown in the image below which contains the water heater exhaust of my neighbors who ...
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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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Cable gland with thicker rubber seal/apron

I'm looking to use a cable gland to waterproof a low voltage valve actuator connection in a junction box. I have a cable gland appropriately sized for the wire, however the connector on the end of the ...
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7500 Watt Manual Transfer Switch has #10 wires, but my well pump is wired with #8

Problem! I have a 1.5 hp 230 VAC deep well pump on a 30A circuit breaker wired with #8 copper that runs a couple hundred feet to the pump controller. Pump specs say it draws 9.7 amps and allows 808 ...
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Can i use Straight blade connector for garbage disposal under sink

The current garbage disposal is hardwired , I am replacing it with new one which comes with cord . can u use cord connector (Straight blade connector) is it ok to use this setup ans be under building ...
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Extend underground rainwater drain pipe down hill

I need to extend an underground drain pipe. The current pipe is underground a few inches and ends at the top of a hill that's a few feet tall. The hill is angled at (perhaps) 35 degrees. The current ...
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Mystery connector search

To fix a bookcase built by my dad who died last year, I am looking for the nylon or plastic connector that he used. They consist of a threaded dowel 3” by1/2” and threaded inserts 1”-wide insert for ...
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Connectors on wires entering a plastic box

I brought a 14/3 U/F cable into a single plastic nail-on box, through a hole that I drilled through the back of the box. Do I need a connector on that wire, and if so what would you recommend a black ...
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Capping a Side Spray Opening on a Moen Faucet

I am setting up a portable dishwasher (an 18-inch GE portable dishwasher). Similar to this question from last year, I am planning to connect the dishwasher to a kitchen faucet with a side spray. ...
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Can someone what kin of audio input that is

Can someone tell me what kind of audio connection that is.
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What is this electric burner connector?

It looks a bit like a female spade connector, but it has a couple of "tails" at the back of the curled part that lock it into the ceramic block, and a ramp at the front that guides the ...
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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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Washing machine won't turn on - loose connector on PCB - how and where do I reattach it?

My washing machine is completely unresponsive when plugged in to a working outlet. I opened up the machine to take a look and found that this connector had come loose. It seemed to me that the 'mouth' ...
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How do I disconnect and reconnect this?

How do I safely undo and re-attach this connector? it connects an armoured cable to the power outlet in the shed. I'll turn off the mains obviously. And then do I just undo it with a spanner and pull ...
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