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Whirlpool refrigerator over fills ice tray (leaks) and over meters measured water

I have a Whirlpool GI7FVCXWY02 that is leaking water after over filling the automatic ice tray. I realize there is a mechanical adjustment on the automatic ice try (which is covered up in this model)....
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How do I measure for replacement windows?

I have an old house where the previous owners painted/sealed a lot of these windows so they are non-functioning. I'm getting around to replacing them but all of the videos I see online seem to deal ...
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How to rough in toilet?

My wife is having me redo our bathroom. We are replacing the flooring, vanity, toilet and a couple other things. I am trying to figure out which size toilet I should get. I have seen conflicting ...
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How should I fit flooring planks between my walls?

I'm pretty new to all things home improvement, and my first big project is installing some vinyl flooring. I've watched and read a bit about wanting an offset of around 6 inches between rows. The ...
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Will 42.5 in vanity fit in 42 in space?

Will this vanity fit into a 42 1/8 in space between two walls? According to the specification, the base is 42 in and the counter top is 42.5 in and made of cultured marble. Although the top is larger ...
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Equalateral triangle inside circle: How long are the triangle sides? [closed]

I have a 30-inch circle (inside diameter). If I had a equalateral triangle inside it, what would the length of the triangle sides be? The triangle sides do not have a thickness.
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Measuring windows for replacement

I'm a little unclear on how to measure windows for replacement. Most reading I've found says to measure the opening for the sash— sill to head, and jamb to jamb. My questions are: Why isn't it the ...
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Can anyone tell me what this tool is?

I work for the Forest service and this strange tool just showed up. Can't figure out what it is. Maybe a saw chain measuring tool or tree sight?,
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Does this SAE conversion map work for any tools or justfor wrenches?

By mistake I ordered a set of Forstner bits that are all metric (mm) I am seeing g that for wrenches there is this mapping Does it work for Frostner bits or anything else as well?
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How to calculate width and depth to determine measurements using math (geometry?) along a cone shape [closed]

all. I get accused of being too wordy with my posts but I always feel like I need to provide all the details. If you want to go right to my question, just look for "So, my question is..." in ...
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Purpose of indent on tape measure hook

What is the purpose of the little indent on the bottom of the hooks on tape measures? There's no end to the sites and videos explaining that the hole/notch is for hooking on the head of a screw, but ...
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Where do measurements start on a ruler/tape measure

I feel really dumb asking this question, but I need help reading the lines on my tape measure. I need to make precise measurements, but given the thickness of the inch lines, I'm not sure how. I've ...
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Does the outer diameter of 4.78 indicate an M4 or an M5 bolt?

I measured the maximal diameter of this counter-sunk bolt. Note: The bolt is not parallel with the jaws, but slightly rotated so that the bolt head is behind them. Therefore measurement is not of the ...
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What size adapter do I need to fit a Danco hose on my older Glacier Bay kitchen faucet?

The pull-out (well, technically a pull-down) hose was leaking on our kitchen sink. It is a Glacier Bay–branded model but Home Depot did not show any hoses for it on their site so I bought a generic &...
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Does the Metric system have a concept of a Board Foot?

The US sells lumber by $/board foot. I want to create a project planning spreadsheet that uses Imperial or metric dimensions to calculate how many Board feet I will need to buy. If the planner is used ...
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Clamp DC current measurements with AmazonCommercial 600A AC/DC Clamp Meter

Please see the UPDATE section below! The question still stands (with new info). I don't feel the need to open a new one, but let me know if you think otherwise. Is AmazonCommercial 600A AC/DC Clamp ...
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Jaws of Vernier Caliper

What are the important things to consider when jaws are used instead of the knife-edge for measuring internal dimensions?
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Why do screw thread diameters vary from their nominal values?

I'm trying to identify several screws. Guides online are fairly straightforward - measure the diameter of the thread part, and pitch if possible. However, none of my screw measurements make any sense. ...
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How to Unstuck a Tape Measurer [closed]

This tape measurer is stuck. The metal piece is stuck (where orange arrow is pointing). How do I unstuck it?
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Anyone know a name for this measuring tool? [closed]

I've been looking at height gauges and they don't quite fit what I need. I'm trying to measure a ceiling not an object. I've seen some old fashioned height gauges that seem to do what I'm looking for ...
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How do you store a magnetic base and a dial indicator to prolong their life and retain accuracy?

I'm getting into turning with a lathe, starting small with some decent-used tools from the local ebay(trademe) and some janky chinese-grade tools. But I want to learn Best Practices. Right now I ...
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Tips to get (close to) accurate bevel angle by handsaw?

I'm trying to get a 20° bevel the length of the board (36"). I'm working on a scrap wood project. I've been on an "unplugged" kick lately & finding the extra physical effort of "by hand" to be ...
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weird table slide dimensions?

We have a round table that can take two leaves, however, the two table extension slides (I think that's what they're called?) are irreparably broken, and seem to be a non-standard size, but I'm not ...
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How to measure tile lippage?

I just had my bathroom floor tiled and I am concerned about lippage. Before bringing this up with the contractor, I want to get an idea of how bad it is really. The tiles are 2.25" octagons with ...
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How to locate a line parallel to adjacent building for a new building

I want to build a new building next to an existing building. The new building must be parallel to the old building, but shifted forward, as shown below. What is the best way to find a parallel line ...
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Minimum clearance between tree branches and overhead electrical (Indiana)

What is Indiana code for minimum clearance between power lines overhead and tree branches? I was able to find some things talking about how high cables should be off the ground, but nothing about tree ...
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Metric unit conversion for piping

The German manual of my washer-dryer says it needs a water connection with measurements specified as 26,4 mm = 3/4". Assuming those quotation marks were meant to be prime marks, i.e. stand for inches, ...
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What are the best practice in drilling anchor screw holes in right locations?

I am setting up several stations side by side that look like this: For each station I have to install a mirror that has two hooks behind it and look like this: Those hooks are supposed to hang on ...
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Diameter of an 11' foot high, 3" (2&7/8) steel post footer hole

I know that the general standard for post footers is to make the diameter of the footer hole 3 times wider than the post itself. However, I want to make sure that even in an 11' foot post (which seems ...
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marking & cutting odd plywood shape

I need to create a non-standard shape of thick plywood (1+") for an extension to a kitchen island. Shape is something like this: ... the size is roughly 3ft-square, and the inside and outside ...
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What is the viewing window for on this tape measure?

Can someone please explain me the significance of the window in this measuring tape? I am unable to understand its application.
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How accurate does corner angle measurement on crown moulding need to be?

How accurate does angle measurement on crown moulding corners actually have to be? What I am saying is say compare a manual angle finder that has 1 degree increments vs a typical digital one that ...
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What is the relation between these two measures? [closed]

Imagine you enjoy automation, and have a friend who makes beer. tl;dr: How would you mathematically correlate a scale of 7.2 to 2.5 (starts from 7.2 and goes down) to a scale of 1.060 to 1.000? Bonus ...
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How to precisely measure pipe inner diameter using digital Vernier caliper?

I have a pipe of unknown inner diameter. The pipe is big so I cannot measure it's outer diameter (the outside jaws won't reach the midpoint). I want to measure inner diameter. That should be easy, in ...
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Taking Measurements for Driveway Project

I'm a new DIYer and my first project is to cover my sand driveway with bluestone gravel. My question is how do I take measurements of driveway to determine how much gravel to buy? Thank you in advance ...
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How do I measure the thickness of something with a lip or frame?

I'm looking for a device like vernier calipers (ie 0.1mm resolution or thereabouts is fine), but in more of a C-clamp configuration which allows me to measure the thickness of some object's face where ...
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Measuring Electric Motor Shank Dimensions?

I have an electric motor that has threads on the end of it. I'm interested in making a wood pulley to put on the end of it for use in a lathe. The only thing is that I'm not sure if I have the right ...
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How to Measure Double Handle Push out Windows?

I want to buy some screens but I need them custom made. I need to measure them but not sure how to measure them properly. The screen would look like this http://www.southcoastscreens.com/double-...
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Swedish Crown Molding KS. Would this be useful? Are there better tools? [closed]

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/onecut/onecut-crown-molding-tool-patented-technology/description This tools that gives a template for half the measured angle looks simple and reasonable, but ...
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How to square plywood using the 3-4-5 method?

I know about the square triangle 3-4-5, and I know how to use it get a 90° angle. But I can't think or understand how people use it (accurately) to get 90° on a big plywood sheet. The most "proper" ...
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Why are fractions used for measuring? [closed]

Can someone provide a rational reason why are fractions used for measuring, instead of decimals or percentages? To me they don't seem intuitive and I fail to see how can be intuitive to anyone ...
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How do you figure out how deep the water table is somewhere?

I'm looking at buying some land, and was wondering how to figure out how deep it is to the water table so I can know what I can put in a location in the yard.
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Smart Thermostat C-Wire wrong voltage

I'm looking to upgrade the thermostats in my apartment to ones which I can control programmatically over WiFi. I opened up one of the old thermostats and discovered I have the classic "C-wire" ...
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How to measure head casing?

I have, what seems like a trivial question. How on earth do you measure the size of a head casing? I measured as it shows in this picture, going from the bottom side of the 45's. I measured my door (...
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Cosmetic fix for installing decking board when not parallel to house?

I am expanding the deck that goes very far (35 x 48 feet ~ 1000 sqft). So I am pretty sure the further end will not perfectly parallel to the house. It could be 1-2 inch off from one end to the other ...
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How to measure the radius of a fillet on a non 90deg angle

I have two filleted corners that are not at 90deg on an aluminium part. I want to measure the radius of the fillet, but I don't have fancy radius measuring tools, only calipers. Is there any way I ...
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Marking studs with tape measure

Maybe I'm a little dense, but I'm having a little difficulty visualizing how laying out studs 16" OC works with a tape measure. From almost every source I look at they say "Don't screw this up. Hook ...
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When tiling a floor must I start in the middle of the room?

I am tiling a small bathroom ~45sq ft. The book I am referencing suggested starting the tile in the center of the room to prevent laying any tiny fractions of tile near one side of the room. I'm ...
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lay out common rafters with combination square

I need to mark common rafters (plumb line and birdsmouth) to build a lean-to roof. I only have a combination square, a rusted try square and measuring tape. All explanations involve either a speed ...
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What does "Level flat to 3/16 per 10 foot radius" mean?

I am looking at USFLOORS CoreTec Plus installation instructions (http://www.usfloorsllc.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/USF-COREtec-Plus-Angle-Tap-Installation-Instructions.pdf) and it says Level: ...
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