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Ceiling light wiring problems, please advise

I was changing my light fittings as they were old and yellow. My living room has 2 lights on the ceiling at opposite ends Controlled by a single on off switch. The first fitting was normal, red/live ...
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How to replace a Gerber Toe-push tub drain stopper?

I need to replace existing gerber toe-push tub popup stopper, because the rubber gasket is worn out. Below are images of the toe-push stopper. Click on image for a larger version of the image. ...
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What’s is the consequence of trimming too much of a wood door?

I’d like to have all matching doors downstairs in our house (link), but one of our door frames is shorter than all the others. The doors say the maximum you can trim off any given side is 5 mm, but I ...
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How to line up Tees when connecting brass fittings?

I'm making a fire pit burner because the type I want is $1500+ and the materials amount to about $200 for diy. I need to make sure that when I tighten all the fittings that the fittings and pipes all ...
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What type of fitting connection is this?

This fitting for a pressure washer seems to be straight-threaded. The OD of the threaded portion is 16.18mm according to my caliper. Thread pitch is approximately 1.5mm. I need to convert this to NPT. ...
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Keywords or Names for this Part

I am trying to embed a load-bearing anchor in a 1-inch foam sheet. The most natural solution would be some kind of threaded plastic pair that fits together, with one end being able to have a rope ...
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Base for refrigerator wine shelf

I have a wine refrigerator that has shelves for wine bottles - image on this question. I want to use this refrigerator and its shelves as a regular refrigerator. So I need to put something on the ...
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What type of compression fitting do I need?

I purchased a GE PLV1817XSS dishwasher and I am trying to connect the water to to the dishwasher intake, but I'm having trouble finding the correct fitting. The water intake is an unthreaded plastic ...
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Light fitting won't work with more than one bulb in place

I have a light fitting very similar to this. i have purchased the correct bulbs but when more than one is fitted none work. i have tested each individual fitting and each works. i have purchased a ...
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By how much can I trim back the connectors of 1.5" PVC fittings?

We're installing the drain plumbing for a newly installed tub, and the drain shoe overshoots the tub drain hole. The tub has been mortared in place and can no longer be moved: A joist limits how far ...
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Name of A/C hose fitting

I have a set of R134A manifold gauges that I would like to use to pull a vacuum on an R410A system. My hoses terminate at the R134A quick connector with the threading on the right of the attached ...
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Wiring up new light fitting

I am trying to fit a new light fitting. The connections on this fitting equates to a 4 pin plastic junction box with live, earth, and neutral in that order with the 4th blank. I removed the old ...
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What tool should I use for an octagonal nut on a plumbing trap?

I have a PVC P-trap under a sink and the trap nut is a very low profile, flush plastic nut that appears to be octagonal. The nut is only about 1/8" thick or less and 1" across so there is very little ...
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Can anyone identify/name this plumbing component?

Located under all the "AM/PM Kitchen" (bedroom) sinks in the house: It adapts the 3/8 PEX output from the mixer valve to 1/4 PEX to the spigot. The thing that looks like a valve does not appear to do ...
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Approved weatherproof way of connecting SER into panel

I have a knockout in an outdoor electrical panel that is above the uninsulated portion of the panel. I need to run 4/0 SER wire into the panel. According to NEC 312.2, I need a wet listed fitting when ...
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Can I repair this cold water hose?

I am trying to fix tap that has a leaky hose that leaks where 3/8 nut is. It leaks only when I move the nut. Presumably because I over-tightened it last time. I went to Lowe's and Home Depot and they ...
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Disconnecting quick connect fitting while hose is pressurized

Tank is pressurized at 90psi. Attached to 50 feet 3/8 hose. Tool end of hose has a standard quick coupler. ( so its closed ) Is it "okay" to disconnect the male quick connect fitting from the tank? I ...
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Barbecue hose replacement

My barbecue hose shows pretty serious cracks, after 10 years. Assuming I can find a replacement part, can I simply screw it in? Is there some tape or substance I need to put on the threads to be sure ...
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Risk of overloading a light fitting?

I have a couple of fittings with 3x E14 bulbs in each. Each of the fittings is labelled with a max of 4w for LED. Problem is, I’d like to upgrade to Philips Hue, which only offer 6w. I didn’t spot ...
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PVC to CPVC transition

Is it OK to solvent weld PVC to CPVC? I have a Schedule 40 PVC line outside a building and need to transition to CTS CPVC for indoor plumbing (because code). I'm wondering both from a practical (will ...
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What size are the correct fittings for 1 1/4" ABS pipe?

I need to plumb into an existing ABS drain, labelled as "ABS/DWV 1 1/4" schedule 40 ", but for the life of me cant find any 1 1/4" fittings!!! My suspicion is that the pipe is 1 1/4" ID, and I need ...
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What is the proper method to install a “close” metal pipe nipple?

A close pipe nipple is designed so that when it is installed there is very little or no gap between the two fittings which attach to either end. What is the proper method to install one of these? ...
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Very slow leak out of main line at elbow out of concrete

So at the top of that 90 elbow it is a very slow leak and into the concrete is another slow leak off same elbow... I tried soldering but it just falls right off/breaks even when it becomes a molten ...
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Teflon Tape or Sealant on Any Flare Fittings for Gas Connections?

I am trying to hook up a gas dryer. The gas line has a flare fitting 1/2 in. that goes into a 1/2 in. x 3/8 in. coupling/reducer (in order to fit into a 3/8 in. gas connector, as suggested by help ...
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Can I use compression connections on rigid “L” copper?

I'm running 1/2 inch "L" copper to plumb my bathroom. I was intending to use the same pipe for the risers and stubs, which will connect to shutoff valves with compression fittings. I was going to use ...
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How to join two fixed male pipes

I'm reassembling the gas line to my hot water heater. I'm at the last joint and I have the problem shown in Fig. 1. I need to join A to B where A and B are both male and both fixed at the other end. ...
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Help identify a mystery brass part along the water line

What's the function of the brass piece along the water supply line. This is the supply line for a hydronic floor heating system. Something is malfunctioning and one of the possibilities is that I have ...
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What is the name of this fitting?

I've seen it around a lot, but cannot figure out what it's called. I assume it's a kind of compression fitting.
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Do I need to separately bond sections of copper pipe connected by push-to-connect fittings?

If I have two sections of copper pipe (water or gas) connected by a push-to-connect fitting (e.g. Shark Bite brand's push-to-connect pipe fittings), is electrical continuity preserved, or do I need to ...
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Brass Barb Fitting Threaded Fitting To PVC End Cap

What would be the correct way to thread a brass bar fitting into a plastic end cap? I'm working on building a home aquaponics system with the water coming in and exiting through a similar end cap. Is ...
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Repairing a break in threaded water pipe joint buried in wall

First of all, I'm from Europe, so please forgive me if things I'm about to explain seem foreign to your part of the world. Yesterday, I noticed that one of the two valves (the hot water one) under my ...
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Samsung Front Load Gas Dryer, plastic connection problem [closed]

RE: Samsung Front Load Gas Dryer. DV42H5200GW. T his should have been an easy install, but plastic gas fitting seems to have cracked. I was just connecting my existing gas line to the dryer, and I may ...
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What are these wire connectors called?

I'm rewiring this device and the board on the device has these white plastic connectors. The existing wires terminate in a sort of metal slug that makes them a snug fit in their slots on the ...
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Are compression fitting threads all the same?

I found a weird fitting that I need but it's made by Swagelok (https://www.swagelok.com/en/catalog/Product/Detail?part=SS-400-1-6). One side of this fitting is a compression fitting and I'm hoping to ...
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Going from a PVC Sched 40 1-1/2“ PIPE to a 1/2” Poly Combination Elbow

I'm new here. I have a plumbing question. I'm not a plumber by any means. I'm trying to put together a small DYI project as a Xmas gift for a couple of family members and a couple of friends. Its a ...
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How is a “ground joint union” different from any other union out there, and why are they specified for gas service?

The various documents (manuals, installation guides, etc) available for gas water heaters refer to the use of what's called a "ground joint union" between the shutoff valve and the appliance tee/drip ...
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What size and type of fitting is this?

This is the fitting connecting the copper (yes, copper tubing is OK for gas lines where I am) gas line feeding our water heater to our water heater. What size and type of fitting is it?
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Improve loose thread fitting [closed]

I have 10 laser pens of the same type(cheap Chinese ones) in aluminum and the threads are a bit loose, is there any way to improve the friction for the threads by applying some friction grease/paste? ...
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Fitting a dishwasher into integrated cabinets

I want to fit a dishwasher into the kitchen of my new house. There is an ideal place for it next to the washing machine, however as the washing machine is integrated, it looks like it's attached to ...
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What size are the pipe fittings on the feed line side of a sink feed?

Trying to figure out what size the feed lines ( and the dish washer T ) are under my kitchen sink. I measured the OD of the metal mesh and it looks around 1.2 inch, but I'm not sure if these are ...
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Is it ok to use a brass compression sleeve on vinyl tubing?

I'm putting together a fountain feature in my yard and I'm using vinyl tubing from the pump to the bottom of the feature (which has a copper tube inside). I've got a compression union to connect the ...
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Tube Fitting vs. Flare Fitting vs. Compression Fitting

I am trying to connect a water filter with regular 3/4" FIP inlet and outlet to regular faucet tubes with 3/8" Compression Type female connectors. So, what I need, I guess, is a pair of 3/4" MIP to 3/...
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Remove over tighten copper pipe fitting

The older plumber left a over tighten copper pipe (threaded) to the shower valve. I tried but couldnt remove it with wrench. I dont want to use too much force as it may break the valve. I wonder if ...
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How to create a hidden plug for PVC pipe

I'm working on building a semi-permanent set of full-size soccer goals. Full-size in this case means 6' x 18'. Because of the size and spans, I'm planning on using 1.5" PVC pipe and fittings. And ...
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Fitting recessed lighting without damaging ceiling

I'm trying to add recessed lighting into my hall. There's currently a pendant light in the middle, which I'll be removing. I then want to add 6 240v (UK) GU10 fittings. There's no insulation in the ...
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Which plumbing adapter to join 3/4“ FIP line to 3/4” Female NPT inlet port?

My main water line currently feeds into a water filter using a 3/4" FIP x 3/4" FIP x 24" braided stainless steel water heater connector line: http://www.hardwareworld.com/Water-Heater-Connector-~-24-...
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How do I disconnect (and reconnect) the tubing from this fitting?

The plastic tubing supplying filtered water to our refrigerator currently runs below a suspended ceiling. I want to reroute it above. How do I disconnect it without damage from either the union or tee,...
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What types of tubing can I use with Push-to-Connect fittings?

I'm running a hydrogen gas system that's below 15 psi. All of my fittings are Push-to-Connect fittings of either 3/16", 1/4", or 5/16" OD from SMC. What sort of tubing can I use with this? Would ...
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What fittings to use for floating box shelves

I'm trying to fit some box shelves but cannot find the type of fittings to use so that the screws are not visible. The thickness of the shelves of about 1cm. This is the fitting of the back of the ...
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Is it normal for uPVC window shutters to be pre-fitted to the frame at the factory or not? [closed]

I recently had some uPVC windows installed at home in South Bombay (Mumbai), India. It was not a positive experience. The people who manufactured and installed it were Deceuninck fabricators based in ...