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How can I install window AC units, and where should they go? [closed]

Back in February I moved into this 1972 12x62 (658 sq. ft) mobile home. There’s one window on each end of the trailer while there are five windows on each side of the trailer & with the way that ...
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Ceiling Fan Installation with Light

I am replacing my ceiling fan. I have a two switch wall box connected to a ceiling fan box with four wires coming out. One switch controls the light and the second switch controls the fan. In the ...
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Best way to install three 36" x 80" frameless mirrors onto wall

I am looking to put 3 large and heavy mirrors onto one of the walls in my room and am looking for advice on several things. I put in a mirror rack on top of the baseboard and nailed it to the studs ...
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I would like to add a peninsula to an existing L shaped kitchen

Can I place a drop-in gas cooktop (2 burners is enough) in to the corner of the kitchen counter and then extend the counter to form the peninsula? Will I need a range hood on the above cabinet and how ...
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Delta frameless sliding contemporary shower

I am installing this shower door in a 3 piece shower inclosure. I followed the directions with putting 2 each 2x6’s on the edge. My question is the instructions say you must use the provided anchors ...
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Why does the rest of the circuit go off when my new light switch is on?

I have one outlet, three lights and three switches in one circuit. One switch is Dalia rcl-153pnl dimmer. The problem is when the light with dimmer on, others outlets and lights go off. I attached two ...
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Troubleshooting why my hammock fell

The hammock was installed a few months ago and I've been using it regularly. Today was the day it decided to fall, of course while I was looking up so the bar bonked me on the head. I was just sitting ...
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Do both sides of a frameless shower door need to be supported by studs?

Originally, I bought a frameless hinge/pivot tub door, but found out only one side of our tub had a stud while the other is just hollow Sheetrock. Of course, the stud is on the side where the toilet ...
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Is my light switch box grounded and how to use the ground wires properly

I'm attempting to install a smart light switch and I noticed the old one was not connected to the two bound up ground wires in the box. The box itself seems to be painted metal. I assume the smart ...
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prehung door does not fit in frame after shimming hinge side of the door

I am installing a prehung door that fits well in the frame, but after shimming in the hinge side of the door (with no shims in the top or latch side of the door), when the door was closed, there was a ...
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Home preparation for air conditioner installation

How can prepare myself for air conditioner installation when focusing on energy efficiency? Is there anything I need to know? Please help me for optimizing energy efficiency.
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Is there a better way to remove the protective film from a new refrigerator?

My stainless steel refrigerator has remnants of the pink protective plastic around the edges, by the gaskets, hinges, controls, etc. The plastic film appears to go completely underneath the plastic ...
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Is there a difference between NT Presidential and Wincore 5400 Windows?

We recently had all the windows in our house completely replaced. 23 windows in total in South Texas. The contract we signed listed Wincore 5400 with Cardinal LoE-366 glass. Installers show up months ...
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How many extra unions are required to make a plumbed system easily servicable?

In an answer to the question Is it possible to stop weeping between threaded copper joint on sprinkler system?, @Ecnerwal suggests that the installer didn't put in enough unions to make it easily ...
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What is the best method for installing runner rug on tile staircase?

Husband and I bought a house recently and ripped up the hideous green carpet that was previously on the stairs. We were fortunate to find the stairs are red terra cotta Saltillo tiles and in decent ...
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How to install a curtain rod with a perpendicular wall on one side

I have an extremely awkward window configuration that I have no idea how to handle. It seems like most curtain rods want to have a bit of space on both ends of the window to install flat onto the wall ...
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Bathtub install

Our contractor installed a new Kohler Villager tub, dimensions 60"L x 30-1/4"W x 14"H during a complete bathroom renovation, including floor. The end result is a tub height of 11.5”H ...
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Bathroom ceiling fan help

Ok. So here's the deal. Against my better instincts I am installing a bathroom ceiling fan. I cut the hole in the ceiling to be bigger because the old fan was smaller. However, I cut it in the wrong ...
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How to install a European chandelier with a fixed canopy to US electrical box?

I have a wooden chandelier with a fixed canopy that I am trying to install. It's a European fixture so the threaded rod is smaller than what would connect into the US junction box bracket bar. I ...
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Installing drain in wood floor

I am installing a drainpan in an upstairs, wood floored laundry room to go under the stacked washer and dryer. I have built the pan of glued and screwed 1/2" plywood bottom and 1x3 sides. The ...
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What type of hardwood flooring and installation do I need for uniform look across three levels?

I am ripping out the carpet across all three levels of my house -basement, ground, and upstairs. Basement and ground are concrete slab. I want to install engineered hardwood across all three levels so ...
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Installing Pilot Assy in Majestic DVR33 P

A couple of years ago I had a repair person take a look at my Majestic fireplace because it was shutting off after a couple of minutes. His opinion was that something in the exhaust was being blocked ...
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Is it a problem that a door installer cut out most of the trimmer studs?

My contractor cut the stud around the rough opening very aggressively to squeeze a wider door in, and I wonder how bad the damage is to the structure and what the consequences are. Here are the ...
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Combining Shower Stall Components

I’m wondering if anyone has had any success or failure combining shower stall components from different manufacturers. I’m looking at this surround and this enclosure/base. I tried searching for a ...
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Wood Information Podium/Lectern Footing Re-build using Concrete and Post Bases [closed]

I am working on charity project for a local historical site. They have information signs that are on 6x6 wood that of course is rotting since they were set into the ground. The plan is to keep the ...
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How can I drywall basement ceiling with gas and water pipelines below the joists?

I need to drywall my basement ceiling. There are gas and water pipelines below the joists as shown in the picture. How to install drywall just below the pipes? Please help with a solution for drywall. ...
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bubbles on acryllic shower walls and caulking

newly installed shower stall has two acryllic walls that were affixed to the proper mold resistent dry wall material. when the shower walls heat up they bubble out in a couple of places apparently ...
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Remove junction box (no viable screws)

I'm like 90% through a remodel but I want to add some recessed lighting so I need to remove this junction box. There's the same style junction box in my bathroom that needs to be moved as well. This ...
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Over-the-Range microwave bolt not tightening

I've installed an LG above range microwave and everything was smooth, but it seems that one of the bolts which come down through the cabinet above the microwave won't tighten at all. I think they're ...
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Can I use subfloor to align a house-length starter row of hardwood flooring to the house, rather than to a single room?

Carpet has been removed and subfloor exposed and cleaned. The floor has been leveled to <3/16" out of flat over 6', primed to cover some pee spots, and is ready for the underlayment. The new ...
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Can’t screw over the range microwave into overhead cabinet because there are already cupboard screws there!

We purchased a new over the range microwave and we were hopeful the bracket and cupboard holes would line up. No such luck. New bracket is up on the wall successfully but the screw holes to mount it ...
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Installing curved shower rod in standing shower stall [closed]

Can I put screws in the molding of our standing shower stall in order to install curved shower rod?
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Electrical Code Compliance Question

UPDATE: First. Thank you guys for your responses. My apologies for the picture issue. I couldn't figure out how to put them in the post originally so I created the link. These should be better. ...
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How do I install an interior pre-hung door?

I have installed several pre-hung exterior doors using the following process: Tip door into opening Remove 1 screw from each hinge Shim hinge side of jamb until it's plumb & flat Drive a long ...
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Can I run a ser al cable from a 125amp breaker to a sub panel?

I’m trying to run the wire from the meter to a sub panel which is like 20ft. I’ve never wired a ser Al wire to a breaker before so I’m trying to see if it’s possible.
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How do I arrange LVP where they meet between hallway and room? [duplicate]

I want to install my panels parallel to the main long wall as you enter in at the entrance door, but in order to run parallel in the attached hallway, I would have to run them horizontal to the ...
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Is this a safety or fire hazard

My apartment complex recently replaced the disposal in my kitchen that was leaking from the power cord due to a cracked seal. They left the wires of the power cord that attach to the disposal exposed ...
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Trying to remove a shelf in a corner cabinet to install a lazy susan, can't figure out how to remove shelf!

I'm installing a Rev A Shelf lazy susan but for the life of me I can't figure out how to get the shelf out short of cutting it in 1/2. I'm wondering if it was put in the cabinet before the countertop ...
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Installing front Door

I’m in Cleveland and are renovating 100 year old building. It has a retail shop on the street level and apartment above with commercial kitchen in the back of the building. I’m replacing the front ...
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Luxury Plank Vinyl Flooring at a Beach Condo - Glue Down Vinyl vs Floating [closed]

I am putting a new floor down in a beach condo, and I've been told by some that glue down LVP is best for the job, while other contractors are telling me that floating is better. This is a rental ...
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How do I shut off this water supply?

I live in an apartment and want to install a bidet attachment. I thought shutting off the water would be the easy part like I see in the videos but it’s not so simple. I’m not sure if it’s purposely ...
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Dishwasher depth question [closed]

I'm looking at a new dishwasher. My current dishwasher is 24.5 inches deep. The new one would be 22.56 inches deep. Is this going to be a problem?
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GC installed new front door with huge beads of sealant that is dripping

Just as my title suggests, we hired contractors to measure, fabricate, and install doors for us. We want to know if we should demand that they fix the issue? We also want to know if it is a simple fix?...
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Do I need to vacuum-test the lines for a new mini-split?

Sanity check for installing a multi-zone mini-split system: I pressure test each zone individually. Then I vacuum each zone and release the refrigerant into that line set (assuming no leaks). Then ...
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Shoddy bamboo board flooring installation - will stopgap repair cause problems later? [closed]

I posted about 4 months ago on the subreddit about my experience with a con-flooring installer who installed about 300 sqft of bamboo flooring in my living/dining room. I was naive and didn't properly ...
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Whole Home Water Filter Installation Questions

I bought a GE whole home water filter to install (GXWH35F) and am trying to figure out which one of these lines I need to install it on. I'm guessing the red pipe is hot water out of the heater. I was ...
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How to square hallway and great room and vinyl plank install direction for a similar looking floor plan?

First time DIYer here. Have a couple questions regarding the LVP flooring I purchased from Costco (Mohawk LVP Flooring). What should be the plank layout, run parallel to the hallway and follow the ...
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What is this Plastic Strip that came with stair nose?

Bought some stair noses from a warehouse online and it came with this plastic strip. What is it for? Do I glue this down and then stair nose on top of it?
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Can I run wiring through a plumbing chase?

I have a light switch that needs rewiring. Its an old house with brick walls. The existing cable is lead lined and well and truly stuck into position. I have high ceilings with original plaster coving....
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Can 27" LG washtower fit into 30.5" wide closet?

I thought we got enough clearance as LG advises here on page 3 "allow minimum clearances of at least 1'' at the sides and 4'' behind" https://www.lg.com/us/business/download/resources/...
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