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Questions tagged [installation]

For questions generally relating to the proper insertion of a particular device or feature into a home, building or other structure. As this topic is very broad in general, when using this tag please include additional tags to narrow the scope of the discussion to a particular room, subsystem (electrical, plumbing etc) and/or feature (tile, appliances, cabinetry, lighting).

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Is it better to vertically or horizontally stack two TV antennas to get stations from opposite directions?

If I had two (identical) Yagi antennas, and wanted to point them in different directions to get stations from opposite sides of my location, would there be any advantages to mounting them both (...
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What is the equivalent degrees of one “turn”

Often in install or specification manuals you will see something like: Tighten X turns past finger tight Example This has always bothered me as it seems ambiguous. I've always taken this to mean ...
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Additional wire on light switch with no 3 way

I recently changed my sons' bedroom light switch with Lutron smart dimmer. The house is fairly new and has not been remodeled. I have changed out about 3 other light switches without issue. This ...
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without damaging metal, how to attach metal house numbers to metal sheathing

I am hoping to find a way to attach my metal house numbers to facia clad with metal sheathing without damaging the metal. the
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Updating old Lennox thermostat - wiring confusion

I am trying to update my old Lennox thermostat to a Sensi smart thermostat. I checked the compatibility on the Sensi website and it appears to be a match except for this cluster of wires on the left ...
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Does overmount fireclay apron sink need additional framing to support the weight?

We're replacing particleboard/laminate countertops and a metal drop in sink with butcher block and a dropin apron sink, the Sinkology Josephine. All of the articles I see about adding an apron sink ...
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Outdoor 50 amp 4-wire Outlet Install

I want to install an outlet for outdoor connection of an RV. However, the location of the service entrance box is close to a inside corner of the exterior of the house so the easiest location is on ...
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Reorient Kwikset quarter turn lock

I have some doors next to each other, all with Kwikset locks keyed the same way. The deadbolts are set so that horizontal is locked, vertical is unlocked. There is no general consensus on which is ...
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Confusion about main disconnect ampacity

I am currently reviewing and redesigning the electrical installation of my property which came with a 100A SquareD QOD6S MLO load center very badly abused and about 130' away from the service drop ...
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Bad floating vinyl plank installation.How to fix half inch strip

My mother passed away and we had a professional floor installation (supposedly). I went through most of the key points of the installation for the warranty. I did not tell him he needed to measure the ...
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how to hang 200lb chandelier?

I'm planning to buy crystal chandelier that weigh 200lb. We will be replacing existing chandelier in the two storied foyer (height 18 feet). Current chandelier is installed using electric metal box on ...
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How to install new chandelier when impossible to fish wires?

. Want to run a brown external wire to point where I can hang chandelier. I can’t cut thru beams. Any suggestions for where to find wiring, etc.
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Wiring high amps

I will be installing a Tesla wall charger in the garage and have a few questions about the codes and such. It will have a 100 amp breaker and it will be pulling 80 amps for 2-6 hours at a time so with ...
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4 wires from box, 3 wire fixture

Black, white, green and bare from box Fixture has black, white green. Which wire connects to green from fixture? Green or bare or both? If only 1, where does other one go?
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New Drywall poorly installed

I am having a basement bedroom finished for my daughter. I just found out the person installing the drywall has never done it before, and there are some obvious issues with the first few sheets he put ...
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Help With Washer Drain Pipe

I have to install a washer on the second floor of a new home we purchased. I'm comfortable with the water lines, but I'm not 100% clear on the drain line and don't want to make a mistake. There's an ...
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How to put carpet over hardwood in apartment, inexpensively, and removable without nails or screws?

My apartment has hardwood. Some people may like this, and it's fine for the kitchen and dining room. But for the bedrooms and living room I want carpet, which has both benefits of noise reduction and ...
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Any issues drilling into the exterior surface of a slate covered chimney

I have just bought a nest security camera and the perfect vantage point for mounting happens to be the front facing surface of the chimney which provides a good view of the entire front of the house, ...
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Installing a Bath Fan Roof Vent Without Attic Access?

I'm interested in installing a bathroom extractor fan where there was a previously small regular fan, but there isn't an attic above the bathroom. The switch is already wired from the previous fan ...
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Who can I ask to install a 30 amp rated range on a 30 amp circuit (not as easy as it sounds)

I realize there are lots of similar questions, and I've read most of them. Thanks in advance for advice on this particular flavor. In my home I have a (broken) dual fuel range. It's installed on a 30 ...
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How to setup an audio system for TV and other audio sources?

I'm finally breaking out of the attic that served me as a room for many years at my parents for a fresh appartment I'm about to finish renovating. First furniture I buy, well already bought actually, ...
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How to wall-mount this whiteboard

Trying to mount a 1/2" thick white board (2' tall, 8' wide) on this brick wall. The challenge is doing so with these electrical tubes in the way (they come about 1.5" off the wall). Any suggestions? ...
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Making your own B Vent Attic Insulation Shield?

I'm installing a 45k BTU gas heater in my garage. It will be a vertical vent installation with 3" b vent pipe and I'm going to insulation the attic with about 18" of cellulose insulation. No one ...
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Installing a smart dimmer switch into 3 gang box

I have installed dimmers in a single box and a gang box with 2 switches but never a box with 3 switches. And there's some confusion, so hopefully someone can help. I am installing a new smart dimmer ...
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Is there a reason not to nail up drywall?

I have a bunch of drywall to put up. I am staring at a loaded 15-gauge framing nail gun, and a drill + a box of drywall screws, and boy oh boy does that nail gun look tempting. When attaching to ...
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Can I add a wye fitting to this cast-iron drain stack?

I recently leased a warehouse space in which I am trying to add a shower to a current half bath. There is a mini basement right below the bathroom which contains the plumbing. Attached is a photo of ...
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Using wool curtain in gardenhouse

We got a very nice and large piece of wool, and it would be perfect to use as a separation curtain in our small gardenhouse. Somebody (not an expert, and not from experience) told us that somehow ...
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What's the proper way to attach an exterior door threshold?

I'm adding a hardwood threshold to bridge the gap between interior hardwood flooring and an exterior threshold leading out to our flat roof deck. My question(s): I've got the piece fitted and plan on ...
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Concealing PEX indoors with a metal hat channel

I'm replacing the galvanized incoming cold line with PEX. The incoming line runs into the exterior wall of the home about a foot from the ground, then goes down the wall, through the sill plate into ...
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How to install a chandelier onto a pancake box?

We removed a ceiling fan that was installed on a pancake box that is mounted directly to the joists in the ceiling/attic. The bolt on the new chandelier is too long to be fit inside the pancake box ...
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NPT bushing installation on a plastic RV water tank

Considering purchase of an RV drinking water tank like this one. If I were to install female NPT bushings and an air vent on them myself, what would the procedure for that installation involve? The ...
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How can I use a standard prehung interior door on 2x6 studs?

We framed in a bathroom in our metal barn. To allow plenty of room for installation and for added strength we used 2x6s. Is it possible to adjust a standard prehing door to fit?
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How to install drywall over electrical box connected to rigid conduit?

I'm trying to figure out how drywall is supposed to be cut out to go around preexisting electrical boxes that are attached with rigid metal conduit. The conduit is the ground path. My dilemma is if I ...
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Putting up my new ceiling fan into light fixture

I have 4 ceiling fans I ordered to put these up into 4 light fixture. This one is a bit different that I did put up into replace an old ceiling fan and it was easy for me. I am not experience with ...
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How can I temporarily attach anti-bird spikes to a window air conditioner?

I'm trying to stick on anti-pigeon spikes on top of my window air conditioner and want a non-permanent solution that I can take off when I put it into storage. Is there something I can use that's ...
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What is the proper technique for starting a click laminate install diagonally that is floated?

I'm planning on floating my click laminate floor in a diagonal placement in my space. When researching, I came across an article that describes some of the challenges with installing diagonally. ...
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Can I float click laminate diagonally without transitions in my space?

I'd like to float click laminate on our floor in a continuous manner without transitions. I'd like to float diagonally, but am open to another orientation if this isn't feasible. I understand ...
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ceiling fan not getting enough power

not enough power to my new ceiling fan Connected new ceiling fan as directed and it starts to turn and then stops. Old fan worked great but did not have lights. The new one has led lights and remote. ...
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Wiring a quorum windmill fan with two wall switches no remote

I am trying to wire a quorum windmill ceiling fan it has a wall switch with six speeds. I have two outlets on the wall that makes the fan run. I have a red wire black and white wire. The switch has ...
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Closet door replacement from 36“ to 48” wide

I want to remove my old fold-in 36" door, expand the opening to fit two 24" doors (with hinges) and frame. I want to know what is the exact width of the closet opening to fit that? Paolo
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Is it safe to cut the plug off a power strip (then reattach it) in order to run it through a wall?

I'm trying to hide the cable for the power strip that my TV is plugged into by running it behind my drywall. However, I have to go through a stud. I'm thinking I can probably drill a hole through the ...
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Adding C wire to WiFi thermostat

I’m trying to add c wire to furnace to run a WiFi thermostat but don’t know where to hook up c wire to get power to turn on thermostat i have 2 extra wires just don’t know where to put one them to get ...
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Proper Install of Iron Handrail outside

I have a question installing a iron handrail for some stairs outside of my house. I don't have a wide enough walk way to surface mount the handrail to the level surface of the stairs and walk way so I ...
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How much extra carpet do installers need?

Replacing the carpet in our hallway. I measured the majority of the hallway to be 162 sq. ft. And the remaining small patches of carpet to be 10 sq. ft. and 8 sq. ft. 180 Sq ft. = 20 Sq. Yards. ...
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Why would my plumber have installed two drain stubs for a single vanity sink? [closed]

I had a plumber do some rough in work for a bathroom remodel and was planning to install the sink/vanity myself. It’s a single sink. Why would there be two pipes leading to the same drain pipe and how ...
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Are transitions strips necessary from room to room if installing luxury vinyl planks throughout house?

I would like to replace our carpet and tile with the locking/floating luxury vinyl planks throughout most of the house. Our house runs long and think it would look so much nicer without transition ...
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Quartzite counter installation progress Feedback [closed]

Just last year I had concrete counter tops that turned out bad. So not we are fully redoing the project and I got a contractor. The contractor said he does countertop I stalls all the time. He also ...
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Do I need to install the separate 24 VAC transformer on my Lennox furnace for a new Aprilaire 700 Humdifier

I'm replacing a whole house Aprilaire 760 humidifier with a new 700 model. It appears that everything is the exact same dimension so I'm intending to pull the old one out and simply install the new ...
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Electric motor for opening gate? [closed]

Our gate looks like this. It opens to the outside. So I'm looking for an electric motor that I can install to open it by remote. But I have no idea where they're sold. This gate used to have a motor ...
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How should I attach a toilet flange and toilet with this particular situation?

OK, after doing some research I believe the best way to install a toilet is on a flange that is attached on top of a finished floor, and if a flange is too low or too high there are ways to ...