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Questions tagged [locating]

Questions about how to find some existing component in your house. For questions about where something can or should be put, see the 'placement' tag.

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What can I do if 811 shows up late? [closed]

I called 811 to ask them to mark my utility lines on a Monday and told them I'd be doing work that Friday. They didn't show up until the Monday after I planned to work. What should I do? What ...
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Find The Other End of Service Conduit

On our property we have a main house and an 800 sqr foot detached "guest house". To the right of the entrance to the guest house is the electrical service / meter. The wires for the electrical service ...
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Device to help find my buried well

So, I am in need of something that will help me find my buried well cap. Basically I want to attach something small to the end of a steel line and then track with the phone through the ground. I've ...
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find other end of ethernet cable

My house is wired for Cat5e. In each room there is a blank socket with a cat5e cable behind it. I presume they all terminate in a common location. I've looked in all the usual and unusual locations ...
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How do I find the master unit for an intercom?

I have a 4-wire (I think) intercom/doorbell system in the my house with 3 indoor stations (Pacific Electronic 3404) and one outdoor station. My transformer is in the (finished) basement on the west ...
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How to locate In-wall speaker cables (behind dry wall)

I moved into my new house about a year ago and discovered a wall plate that has 4 pairs of speaker wires stuffed in there. According to the labels on the ends of the wires, there are speakers for our ...
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How do I locate a dryer exhaust vent?

I live in an older duplex. I just recently attempted to clean out the dryer vent/duct for the downstairs unit and failed because I could not find where my dryer vent is outside. Is it possible that my ...
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How do I locate studs in my wall?

First, I'm not the handiest of men, but can usually figure this sort of thing out. I just moved into an apartment in Manhattan and we're wanting to mount shelves, desks, and televisions to the wall to ...
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How do I find the studs on my ceiling through 4.5" of polyiso?

I am starting to install polyiso on the interior of my slanted cathedral roof assembly and am having trouble finding the studs through the 4.5" of polyiso that I have. Things working against me: not ...
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How do I find the water main entry point to my house?

My house has no apparent main water line shut off valve. Usually one would find a shut off valve right near where the water main entered the house structure. At my current house I have never been able ...