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grounding wire extension

I have an above ground pool which was grounded for safety. I had to buy a new pump (motor) and unfortunately the ground wire was too short to reach the pump. I had to move the filter and pump to reach ...
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How to close this wall

My house has a small "porch" near the main door. In many years I've been here, I never once used this area that is on the North side of the house as a porch. It tends to collect junk that I need to ...
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Extend cabinet and add drawer: Will it be stable?

I am going to buy a cabinet for my kitchen. It comes unassembled but contains all necessary parts. When assembled according to the manual it will look like this: The problem is: The cabinet's height ...
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Can I use my receptacle multi-tap on both ends of an extension cord?

I have a Voltec three way adapter, it converts a 5-15 plug into a (3) 5-15 receptacles. Is it safe to use this adapter at either end of the extension cord? So three way adapter to extension cords then ...
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How can I extend a floating floor that was previously terminated at a wall?

We have had an extension on our house and have bought the same laminate flooring that already exists and flows through the hallway, dining room and living room. We now have a new, 5x6m kitchen/diner ...
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Extend front porch deck 7"

We are building a small cabin and the pier blocks are extending 4.5 inches past the face of the deck framing. When we were building, we didn't think of it, but now that we are in finishing stages and ...
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Is it possible to build a balcony without scaffolding or street access? [closed]

I live in a building converted from an old red-brick school, which has double-height rooms which were classrooms, with large windows (1m wide x 3m high) which go down to floor level. I'm on the ...
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How can I connect a N6-30 plug from a L14-30 receptacle? [closed]

I want to connect a water heater to my generator. The generator has a NEMA L14-30 receptacle but the heater has a N6-30 plug. Is there an extension cord available for this?
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If we get a timber-framed single-storey extension, can we later (in a few years) add another storey on top?

We probably can't afford to get 2 storeys built at the moment but don't want to close off that option for future years (when we may want an extra bedroom). We are thinking of a timber-framed extension ...
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New bathroom counters and sinks, what is the proper way to handle the difference in supply line length

So I got new counters and faucets. Unfortunately, the old faucet had an extender on the supply lines that the new one does not, additionally, it doesn't appear to something i can swap from old to new. ...
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Can I plug a fridge freezer into a short extension lead?

I've done a lot of research and the general consensus is no, but this is for use cases drastically different to my own. There is a double socket in my garage that has always been used for a fridge ...
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carrier infinity 96 furnace extended exterior exhaust concerns

Due to severe wind and drifting snow that has blocked my furnace exhaust pipe I have extended the exterior intake and exhaust pipes approximately 8 ft up. The exhaust right angles out below my eaves ...
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I want to Increase the width of my kitchen by 2 feet, Is it possible? [closed]

My house is under construction and have just completed concreting the ground floor ceiling and now under curing. First floor work will start after 15 days. The kitchen size is 9ft x 11ft and would ...
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Can I use a 16/3 extension cord for a refrigerator?

I have an outlet that is dead by the refrigerator. Can I use an extension cord temporarily and what would be the minimum? It is a small apartment sized refrigerator.
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Water pipe extension to livestock corrals

I have horses and sheep that live about 100 feet from the main house/ outside water faucet. We want to install a pipe that allows access to the water down at the corrals, what sort of things should I ...
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Looking for a two way clamp two extend a pole

I'm looking for a clamp that can extend a 2" diameter pole with another pole. Basically I'm trying to set up a Ubiquiti Litebeam but the pole I'm attaching it to isn't tall enough for line of sight ...
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Is it safe to mount a surge protector strip behind a wall-mounted television?

To make my television mount look clean I ran a new extension cord, the tv plug and the cable wire through a wire management system that sticks on the wall. The extension cord is plugged into a 2 foot ...
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Utility panels, gas pipe and building an extension

I've found a property I want to buy, renovate and put a side extension on. The side I want to extend currently has utility boxes on the external wall eg gas meter and I think also the gas pipe entry ...
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220v extension cord

I have a 220v tanning bed. The bed has a 4ft cord ; need to extend another 10 feet to reach 220v dryer outlet . The bed came with a homemade extension, but plug doesn't fit our outlet. Homemade ...
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Can I use #16 duplex wire extension to a 2800 watt chop-off cutter?

Is it possible to use #16 wire as extension wire for 2800 watt cut-off machine?
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How can I extend a surge protector's cable?

I want to buy surge protected socket however these products generally has 1.5-2 meters long cable but it isn't enough for me. On socket there is a warning: "Plug in this product directly to.wall plug ...
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How can I hang a ceiling fan with a 3/4 inch difference between the junction box and bracket?

I've taken down an old ceiling fan for replacement and found the octagonal junction box to be approx 3/4in above the ceiling, it isn't flush with the drywall which the new ceiling fan bracket mount ...
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Where can I get, or how can I DIY table slides that will accept leaves totaling 104"?

I have two identical 66" long tables with stationary pedestal bases. The table tops slide apart to accept one 24" leaf in the middle resulting in tables that are 90" long. I'd like to modify one of ...
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Can I use a standard extension cord with my refrigerator?

I live in the US and my refrigerator is 115 Volt. I'd like to power it directly from the socket with an extension cord, but I've been told that it must be powered via a surge protector or a special ...
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Can I extend an electrical ground wire with a copper wire crimp?

I am working with an electrical socket and I need extra length on the ground wire. It doesn't seem unreasonable that I can attach an extra three inches to the existing one and attach it with a copper ...
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What is the expense and difficulty of moving an exterior kitchen wall?

I'm considering a kitchen remodel, that is in the front-right corner of a house, and surrounded by a covered deck on both sides. The deck extends out 8ft in the front and 9ft on the right. I'd like ...
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Extension cord and power strip safety

I've heard that there are some safety and building code issues involved with using extension cords or power strips (surge protectors) for anything other than temporary use. What are the issues, and ...