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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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Installing a larger pulley to a smaller motor shaft

With reference to the picture below, I am trying to attach a pulley with a hole diameter of 1/2" [item #4] to a motor shaft that is 1/4" 5/16" [item #1], but it currently does not ...
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What is this metal bracket called?

I want to connect two parallel, overlapping wooden beams by putting two steel “braces” on each of the ends of the overlapping stretch, so four in total. These braces should look like the one I’ve ...
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What is the name of this plug/socket combo from a rangehood?

I have a rangehood with some lights for illumination. But they're expensive lamps, mains voltage, not very bright and they run hot. So I'm looking to remove and replace with something LED based. ...
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Replacing a ceiling rose with a led light without using wire connectors

I have two ceiling rose lights in my corridor, I have managed to replace one without the need of any wiring connector. I achieved this because it had one Live, one neutral and one earth connector. So ...
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drawer face connector name - ikea part number 126888 - blum drawer face

I need to buy a couple of these connectors. They come from ikea in the godmorgon sets with drawer fronts. Here is the image. Any idea of the name so I could search and possibly just buy a couple of ...
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What is this connector part called and where can I buy one?

I am trying to find a replacement for this connecting part on a ballet barre. It's kind of like a long tee clamp but internal. The poles it connects to are aluminium. Essentially 2 of the key locking ...
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Polaris type electrical connectors terminology

I have a question regarding Polaris type electrical connectors. I should state right up front I am NOT an electrician, but have done some home wiring and think I know most of the basics. I am trying ...
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What radio antenna connector is required? (FM/AM)

I need to hook up a coaxial antenna cable from my FM antenna to my stereo. The stereo is actually an RV (recreational vehicle) unit because it fit into a very tight space in my house (wall mounted, ...
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Attaching a PTFE tube inside a bigger PTFE tube

I have two PTFE tubes: A thin one: OD 4mm, ID 2mm A thick one: OD 6mm, ID 4mm The thin one fits inside the thick one, and I want to glue them together so they'll have a strong connection. Glues don'...
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Do you know what this “connector piece” is called and where to buy it?

Does anyone know what the "connector piece" mentioned in this video at 6min 11s is called: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-HIOiyPKUbQ&t=6m10s And where to buy it? I could not find it Lowe's, ...
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How do I use this plumbing connector?

I am looking to attach an unthreaded galvanized steel pipe to either copper or a new unthreaded pipe. See my previous post for details: Should this section of water line be replaced? Per https://www....
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Stranded wire gauge too small for push-in connector(USA)

I'd like to use these push-in connectors along with the stranded wire connections inside a light fixture. 3-port push-in connector I'm using these connectors because space is limited inside the ...
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How to properly rewire these splices?

After observing unusually high voltage drop while charging my car on 120V receptacle, I went to attics to trace down the wiring and came across the most likely culprit: Those two splices did get warm ...
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How many wires can safely be secured in a Marrette 33 wire nut?

I need to secure four 14 AWG solid copper wires and I have black wire nuts stamped Marrette 33, which look something like in the following photo except that the spring is copper: Should it be ok? I ...
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Copper water line connection to fridge has a very tiny leak. How can I fix it?

I just bought a new refrigerator and have connected my previous copper water line to the appliance. It seemed leak-free, but about an hour after we pushed the fridge back in place we noticed a very ...
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Complete Waterproof Service Panel AWG 1 Splice

We need to splice or extend existing AWG 1 main service panel wires and the splice would be left open to rain. What kind of connectors that would create watertight waterproof splice? I have this (...
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Adapter for NTC boiler probe

I just bought a replacement NTC probe for my boiler (bought with specific part number) but once the item arrived I noticed the connector wasn't matching. I think this is due to past maintenance when ...
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What's this connection in my garage? (UK)

Hi folks, wondering if you guys would be able to Tell me what kind of connection this is for? Thanks very much.
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Help in identifying a mystery wall socket [duplicate]

I am trying to identify a mystery wall receptacle that I have in my house (built in the 60s, USA). I have one in the living room next to a fireplace, another in a bedroom. It looks somewhat like the ...
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What's the name of this connector?

I have a ceiling light fixture with four bulbs and a fan. A while back, two of the bulbs stopped working, but the bulbs themselves were not broken, as putting them into another lamp showed the bulbs ...
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Multiple port in-line push-in connector?

I've been working in some very tight light fixtures lately, and it was basically impossible to get the wires with wire nuts tucked into the fixture. So I came across multi-port push-in connectors, ...
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connecting three 8 gauge wires, wire nut or multi-port?

I am connecting sets of three #8 wires for a 220 circuit, and have found large blue wire nuts from Ideal that are rated for this wire size. But they are very difficult to twist to the point that the ...
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Using Recessed Lighting with a 6 pin connector instead of a 4 pin?

I just purchased some recessed housings (Halo H7ICAT) and they already came with Wago 773-104 connectors. As you see below 1 pin is used for the light. 1 pin is for the actual power. and 2 are ...
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How can I extend an electric wire without a large cross-section connector?

I want to extend a couple of electric wires coming out of a ceiling to get to a hole at the top of a lighting fixture. Let's assume for the sake of discussion the lighting fixture is fixed and will ...