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Is there a height limit on the installation of an outside HVAC unit? I live in TN and my area floods

I live in TN and it floods around my home. Is there a height limit for installation of my HVAC unit? I've heard at least 3" but I need it installed at 3 feet high! Is this possible?
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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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GC installed new front door that was significantly smaller than what we were led to believe [duplicate]

We hired a contractor to measure and build a custom exterior door for us. When it was time to install the door, we noticed that the door frame was 5" shorter and 5" narrower than the space ...
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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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How do I figure out what size drill bit I need to hang some ceiling hooks?

I am trying to install these hooks to hang some plants. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B08BKSXSMZ/ They say to use a 15/64 drill bit to pre-drill when using the wall anchors. However, I will be ...
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Why is cold water black after water heater install?

Brother in law installed a new water heater today and now all cold water taps and toilets have black smelly water. They ran taps and hoses to try to clear but day later and has not cleared up.
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ceiling fan with receiver and only 1 red wire, how to I wire it?

I have a ceiling fan which works on one switch through a receiver. The remote stopped working, so only the light would switch on and off. I inspected the fan and it works fine. I pulled out the ...
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Why won't my replacement motor run at full speed when changing the direction of rotation? [closed]

Our 1/4 HP motor went out in our A/C today. I got a replacement 1/6 to 1/2 HP motor. 120v with ccw and cw capability. When I installed it worked great but spun the wrong direction. When I switched the ...
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Loosening stuck threshold screws

I built & installed a new exterior door, including a new sweep. The threshold has wide aluminum "screws" for adjusting to the door sweep, however these appear to be frozen in place, all ...
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How to install vinyl flooring around rough edge fireplace?

I am wanting to replace my carpet with vinyl plank flooring but I have a stone fireplace that is kind of jagged stone at the bottom. I am hoping to be able to do the installation myself but don’t know ...
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Laying Flooring Under Water Heater?

Looking to add some laminate under the laundry area of our garage, including a water heater (which is not directly on the floor, but instead on a metal table per previous owners). We're DIYing it and ...
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Should we accept? Split wood/too dark inlay in floor installation

we recently had our floors refinished/installed. In our kitchen, the old linoleum was ripped out, and we had hardwood floors installed to match the rest of the house. The house has an accent inlay in ...
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Kerdi Board installation gaps

this is my first time installing kerdi boards, and just have a couple questions. As I was installing my kerdi board to my studs, I noticed that there were some gaps between the wall / board and my ...
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Do I remove the screw keeper on a self-grounding outlet?

I'm installing Leviton 16252 Backwire Outlets into properly grounded metal boxes. These are self-grounding outlets, so I will, thankfully, be leaving the green screw alone. At one mounting screw is ...
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Bosch 800 Series Dishwasher Installation

I am planning an install of a Bosch 800 series dishwasher and would like some ideas on alternative routing of drain hose, power, and water supply. This is a replacement not new construction. The area ...
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Can I push unrecoverable water well jet down further and install new jet above?

I have a 2" well with 1" pickup pipe inside. When replacing foot it got stuck in casing and the jet assembly broke just below top threaded section. All pickup pipe was recovered along with ...
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Replacing gas range in an old house with copper propane (LP) gas line

I'm facing a dilemma of replacing a gas range in a relatively old (30 years) house that is using LP gas (external tanks). The gas lines are copper and haven't changed since the original construction. ...
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How to properly support a raised bar countertop on an outdoor kitchen

We have built an outdoor L-shaped kitchen with one side having a raised bar for eating/sitting. The kitchen was constructed of concrete block and faced with stacked stone with a pergola. What type ...
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Staples or nails for installing this particular type of engineered flooring?

I am installing some engineered flooring in my downstairs and have ordered some silicone "vapor shield" underlayment to place underneath it (between my plywood subfloor and the planks of ...
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Replacing bathroom exhaust fan In Mobile home [closed]

so I’m not very handy and I need to replace my old exhaust fan in my bathroom of my mobile home. I’m having a hard time finding a new fan that will work with my current set up (vents straight up and ...
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Wire installation

I purchased a light pendant that has red, blue and yellow/green wiring. However, I’m looking to connect it to a black, white and ground wire. Do you know how to go about doing this?
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How to connect clawfoot tub drain to different-sized ABS rough-in

I have a clawfoot tub with a 1-1/2" brass drain to install to a 2" ABS floor drain. There's already a 2" to 1-1/2" ABS reducer cemented to the drain by my previous plumber. My ...
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How to install grab bar in aluminum siding

A grab bar is needed in the exterior wall, which is made of aluminum siding. How? Ideally the grab bar would go at chest height on the narrow section above the steps (to the left of the garage door)....
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Removing wires from this kind of lightbulb socket

I'm trying to uninstall/install cables from/to lightbulb sockets as shown below. The cables go into two of the small round holes as shown in the second picture. There is no obvious way to squeeze, ...
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Electric furnace install wiring

I just purchased an MBR1200AA1 with 20kw heat strip from goodman to replace an old furnace from the 70s thats recently gone beyond simple repairs. Want to install it but came across 2 breakers, one ...
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Wall-Mount Pedestal Sink — Tips when Tile is In the Way?

Like this question, I have a 'Signature Hardware' pedestal sink to install, which does not come with a bracket. They expect you to use "lag bolts" into the wall. I have access to a Kohler ...
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How can I get two remotes paired with the same fan receiver at the same time? [closed]

I bought a fan that came with one remote. But I want two. I want one to keep by my bed, and one to fix to the wall by the entrance to the room. The company I bought it from has sent me 4 remote and ...
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Mirror clip placement for a tall mirror

How do you choose where to place mirror clips when installing large, frameless mirrors? Is there a general rule to follow? More specifically, I am planning to mount a 16”x72” frameless mirror in a ...
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Where can I put my subpanel?

I am installing a subpanel in my attached garage to support a garage heater. The SER feed is coming through the garage wall that is shared with the house, near the bottom of the wall where it is a ...
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Gas furnace switch to heat pump installation?

I currently have a gas furnace/AC combo, but would eventually like to replace the entire system with an air source heat pump. I imagine this won't be a small or simple project, so I'm curious what all ...
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Cooktop Install Into Granite Counters - Special install kit needed?

Long story short, I am trying to install a new Frigidaire induction cooktop into a granite countertop. The manual says the granite cooktop installation kit can be ordered, but I'm not sure I ...
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Door installation - rectangular door vs round opening

So we have two once beautiful, but now both irrepairably worn, and unsustainably badly insulated doors on the house. They are non-standard size, and reside in an arched opening, with fixed window on ...
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Is it possible to use water heater drain valve as water source for a dishwasher?

I want to install a dishwasher but there is no connection point on the pipes that I can use for water intake. The place where I want to install the dishwasher is not far from water heater, which led ...
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Needing to replace a heater

Hello I have a obsolete gas heater in my bathroom, however I need heat in my living room how can I get the line from bathroom to living room? Hence it is only about a foot or two from where a heater ...
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Is it possible to make this vessel sink into an undermount and function properly?

I have a small bathroom I'm trying to remodel and have a subcontractor working with me. I kinda don't trust him any longer. I'd fire him but I'm in a contract and we're very close to the finish line. ...
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Do French doors have weather sealing issues more often than conventional patio doors?

I am having a home built and am considering French doors for the patio. This is a slab foundation home on pretty flat land, but like all slabs, I expect some movement over time, but not so much that ...
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How do I remove window from a balance?

How can I remove the window? I'm trying to replace the balance but first I need to remove the broken one. I tried to unscrew the pivot bar but it won't move out. I also tried to tilt one side higher ...
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Why is brand new plumbers putty keep breaking of in pieces around brand new kitchen drain basket with a paper gasket and rubber sealtin the sink

rebought new plumbers putty and and kitchen drain basket 2 times Cleaned surfaces with alcohol and let completely dry Installed basket according to basket manufacturers directions Used more putty the ...
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