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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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How to connect to my pump to water lawn

I have a submersible well that feeds my pond thru a 1 1/4 above ground PVC. Where we live, our city water (connected to our home) has the lowest pressure I've ever encountered. So much that I can't ...
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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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how do I disconnect this vanity inlet water pipe

These are the water inlet pipes going to powder room vanity sink faucet. Is it something I can push down/up with screwdriver or something similar.
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Hose interface between two standards for power washing

It's bad enough that every tool (lawn mower, drill, leaf blower, etc...) uses its own Lithium-ion batteries, but now I'm finding that this interfacing problem also exists between two hose standards. (...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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 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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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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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's this connection in my garage?

Can someone tell me what kind of connection this is for?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 (...