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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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dryer duct: connecting crimped end in dryer to crimped end in wall

A friend redid the in-wall duct for the dryer, leaving a crimped duct coming (slightly) out of the wall. Our dryer has a crimped duct emerging as well. Friend, who has left the area, was probably ...
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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 ...
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Identifying name of a connector part

An old kitchen table has kind of spanning metal clips connecting parts; some of them are rusty and do not span well anymore. Note: you might think that because of the rust the clips can't be closed ...
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How to handle 4 wires using 3-port AlumiConn connectors?

I'm rewiring outlets and switches in our 1960's California home using AlumiConn connectors to connect the aluminum wiring to copper pigtails. Most cases are straightforward, but I've run into a case ...
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How can I put a new connector on an RF cable?

I bought a house not long ago, and the coax cable from the antenna that comes through the wall looks like it's been chewed or mangled somehow. It's missing the connector too. I'm thinking about how ...
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What kind of connector is this, or where can I get it?

Does anyone know what kind of connector this is? I have to change the power supply cord on a mini fridge and need the same 2 prong connector that plugs into the circuit board. Its the size of my thumb ...
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How to connect Washing machine output water to WC seat?

There is a small WC room where you cannot forward the washing machine output water elsewhere than WC seat (brand IDO). However, the current solution does not look nice, see the picture. I am thinking ...
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Allowable load tables based on usage

When looking at allowable load tables from Simpson for their joist hangers, why are there different numbers for different cases, even though the force is in the same direction? For example, the LUS24 ...
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Seeking 110v plug that is easy to grip

The 110 v electrical plug on my vacuum cleaner started to fray. I put on a replacement plug but I have a little difficulty pulling the plug out of the wall. I would like to replace the plug with one ...
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Advice on connecting RO filter system

My kitchen faucet water pipes are pretty high and close to the sink. I'm not sure if it was done on purpose to have more space at the bottom of the cabinet or a miscalculation. In order to install the ...
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How to connect grounding wire to gas pipe for 2017 NEC 250.104(B)

I'm trying to interpret and apply the 2017 NEC bonding requirements from 250.104(B) to my existing home gas line. I've read this related question to determine I should use #6 AWG wire, but I'm unsure ...
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How can I replace this connection? (sprinkler system)

So this connection sprung a leak sometime over the winter, I need to add tape to it or replace the connector. How can I get the metal loops off? They aren't the kind that has a screw to loosen/...
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What brand are these pex threaded T connectors?

Has anyone ever seen these type of PEX connections? I can't find them anywhere online or otherwise.
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Cable With Same Plug And Slot (RJ11), What's The Purpose?

I know most connectors that have the same type of plug and slot, or slot and slot, are generally used as extenders. However, I have a cable that's far too short to be useful as an extender. Yet, it's ...
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How to identify an appliance connector

I have a dishwasher that has a corroded connector on the wire harness (part number W10195342) connecting to the motor and diverter valve (part number W10056349). Only the one connector on the harness ...
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Technique or tool to properly expose LED strip wires?

So I have cuttable, weatherproof led strips with the flexible silicone coating domed over the strip. I just have cut a correct length piece of a strip. Now both ends has four copper connectors. I ...
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Connect Bidet with 1/2 inch supply line to 3/8 toilet line [closed]

Bought a bidet with 1/2 inch Supply line I need to connect it with Toilet which has 3/8 inch line I assume I need a Tee to connect it. But need help as it wouldn't be a regular 3/8 or 1/2 inch Tee. ...
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Connecting an outdoor light

I need to connect a flood light to the exterior of my house. Previously, an on-wall lamp was installed, and this is how the exterior wall looks like after I uninstalled it. There are 3 sets of wires, ...
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how can I remove broken spigot from garden hose end?

I had a leak where my two way connector was attached to my garden hose so I tightened it up. When I turned the water on, the male end of the two way broke off inside the female end of the garden hose....
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Identifying and crimping 2-pin connector

What are these plastic connectors? They’re female and male counterparts. One has male pins and the other has female metal square-holed pin receptacles. What are these called? Here’s a side view and ...
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What kind of connector is this and where do I find it?

I recently bought some electric solenoid valves online, and I don't know what kind of electrical connector this is using, and where to get a female version. Does anyone know where I can find the ...
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How to connect old garage with the new home addition

I'm planning to build a home addition between the old house and old garage. I wanted to know what is the best practice to join an old building(garage) with the new structure. Leaving an empty space ...
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Why am I getting noise with my network cable connectors?

The modular plugs or what I like to call "end-caps" for Cat6 cable, I have the kind where you can push the cable all the way through then cut so you know you have proper cable alignment. I thought ...
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1/4" metal pin through a 2x4: unthreaded t-nut or metal sleeve to prevent fretting (wear from small movements)?

I want to secure fittings to a 2x4. These fittings will have holes that line up with holes in the 2x4. Thick metal pins will hold the fitting in place, but I want to reinforce the 2x4 so the pin will ...
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Connecting TV to better external speakers: Type of connection [closed]

I have a Philips 32PFL4738 81 cm LED TV but the built-in speakers don't give great sound. I want to attach external speakers but am having a hard time figuring out what kind would match. The TV ...
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How do I undo this connection? [duplicate]

How should I undo this connection? It doesn't seem to unscrew, though part of it will move down towards the boiler although this doesnt seem to make it disconnect (I havent tried forcing this though ...
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How do I detach the wires from this lamp ceiling socket?

This is a very stupid question, but I just cannot figure out how to detach the wires from this lamp ceiling socket. I know these wire connectors usually have a screw or some sort of lever to tighten ...
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Are WAGO lever splice connectors approved for use with solid aluminum #12 or #10 with WAGO joint compound

Are WAGO lever connectors approved for use in the US with #12 and #10 solid aluminum wire with the WAGO joint compound. The use would be for copper pigtailing of aluminum wiring.
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Angled Post Connector

I'm looking to build a pergola like this one. Would a connector such as the concealed Simpson StrongTie CPTZ work for the posts? The specs seem fine, what I'm worried is the footnote "Post bases do ...
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Mount pergola post at an angle

I want to build a pergola similar to the one below and was wondering what to use to connect the posts to the ground (notice how they are at an angle to the vertical) Also, what is the connector/...
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How to Connect Modems to Wall?

I see this kind of connectors at the bottom of each my modem but I cannot use them for anything because the package is not provided with particular screws and I cannot find those screws anywhere etc ...
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How to Disconnect these Electrical Connectors?

How do I disconnect the white electrical connectors? Is there a trick to it or do I simply pull firmly? I don't want to break it. Is there a tab that needs to be pressed? (The appliance is unplugged. ...
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Replace Toilet Water Supply Line

I'd like to replace this old toilet copper supply line with a more flexible braided supply line. The problem is that I can't find one with the right connection to the water supply valve. Current (...
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Which of these will strongest connect three panels?

I'd like to assemble essentially a cube made of aluminum panel walls (30 cm x 30 cm x 4 mm sheets), with an emphasis on stability/strength of the cube. Since I don't have welding knowledge, I'd ...
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How do I read the markings printed on the outside of electric wires?

In my recessed lighting project, I finished roughing-in the Romex copper wires and I was about to connect the recessed lighting wires when I noticed the wires from the lights are of a silver-colored ...
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Reducing a 3/4“ Male Flare to a 1/2” Male Flare

I currently have 1/2" hose and female flare fittings that I need to connect to a larger 3/4" flare. I went to a local plumbing supply store and the set of parts they gave me seems a little excessive ...
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Attach 2 wooden broomsticks to make one long broomstick

I have a branch cutter with a hollow handle. Something like this (except a little more simple): Now buying long poles to suit the cutter were quite expensive so instead I drilled a hole in a regular ...
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Connect 1/2“ supply line to 3/8” outer diameter faucet line

I bought from Home Depot a Glacier faucet that comes with 3/8 inch O.D. supply tubes. The supply lines from the wall have an outer diameter of 1/2 inches though. How do I connect the two? This seems ...
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“Tomato cage” plastic connections — Design idea

I'm creating on AutoCAD a hydroponic tower garden. I would like to get some ideas about how to design the connections between the parts required to build a tomato cage. Here's a bird's eye view of ...
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Quarter turn connection for plastic tubes — Design idea request

I'm developing a 3d project using AutoCAD 2013 and I would like to request ideas for a specific problem. It is not for a commercial project. It is about how to connect two hollow plastic pipes using ...
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Pipe seized to inaccessible coupling - how to attach a new pipe? [closed]

I have updated this question with additional detail - it is not a high-pressure steam environment; it only operates at 115 PSI. Apologies if this is off-topic here. It's less "home improvement", more ...
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How do I connect a chandelier to this ceiling wiring?

I just moved in to a 16 year old house and replacing a ceiling fan with chandelier. Chandelier has conventional white, black and ground. The fan was connected to red and ground only, which I guess was ...