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Thermostat replacement - [closed]

I have a very old double pole 22A-120/240V: 18A-277V red black and white wire thermostat for base board heat. What should i replace it with and how to wire the new thermostat. Thank you.
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Exterior glass on oven doors, are there alternatives

The external glass on our oven door was recently shattered. And I was wondering what my options were for replacing it. Could I make a stained glass window, does tempered glass come in anything other ...
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If the lumen and kelvin of two light-bulbs are identical, does wattage matter?

Finding replacement lightbulbs can be difficult if the the bulb to be replaced I's discontinued. If I find a bulb with the same dimensions, Kelvin and lumen, does it matter if the wattage differs? For ...
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How should I deal with a gap between replacement windows and the interior casing?

I'm replacing a window with a Jeld Wen Better Series window that’s 2-29/32” deep. The window frame is the standard 3-1/4” deep. I’m dry fitting the window and there’s about a 1/4”gap all the way ...
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Is it possible to remove and old concrete balcony from a brick home and replace with a standard wood/composite deck?

I have a brick home built in the 1930's with a concrete slab "cantilevered" off the back of the house with 2 support columns. I am unsure if the balcony was original or added later but I do ...
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Kitchen drawer replacement handle

I’m looking to change the drawer handles on my kitchen drawers. I’m totally flummoxed how to remove the handles as there are three different screws and can’t figure out what does what. I assume some ...
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Replacing Bathroom Switch with Timer Switch Not Working

I have two switches in the bathroom, one that controls a light(left switch) and one that turns on the fan(right switch). I know there is an extra connection between the left light switch and the main ...
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Replacing Capacitor

Wanted to know what capacitor is compatible with mfc 080 241k capacitor my window ac stopped working when I plugged it up. I blew a fuse but noticed the capacitor next to it was fried.
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Replacing front and side concrete steps

We are replacing our front and side concrete steps. Is it common for the contractor to use broken stone from the present steps to fill space on the new steps?
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Advice on panel replacement / clearance issue

I have an old Pushmatic panel that I would like to replace but am struggling with a pretty glaring clearance issue as you can see in the photos. The house is a tri-level in Columbus, OH and was built ...
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How difficult is a fuse box replacement?

I have both a breaker box and a fuse box. The breaker box is fine. The fuse box, not so much. Its only purpose is to power the dryer. I had an electrician come out a few years ago to see if the fuse ...
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How to replace bolts in an office chair?

I bought an office chair a while ago that recently had a couple of bolts break off on the bottom of the chair. I'm not sure what the name of the types of bolts are but I need to find replacements for ...
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Single bulb pendant to 4 bulb pendant

I am replacing a basic single bulb pendant light with a 4 bulb fitting. There are 4 white cables coming from the new light fitting. Do i bundle them together?
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What kind of gloves should I use to change a projector lamp?

I have an Epson 9300 projector and the lamp is defective. A new original lamp with caddy costs €210, the single lamp without caddy costs €110. I have already opened the caddy and the replacement is ...
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Is this sink faucet removable?

We are trying to replace this sink faucet because the hot water has very little flow. We traced that problem to the faucet itself but now we are unsure if the faucet and handles are removable from the ...
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Breaker Identification

I am looking to replace a breaker in my panel; however, it looks like many of the breakers are from manufacturers that no longer offer products. I have a Bryant panel with many Bryant breakers ...
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Deep cycle marine battery for Zoeller sump pump - how often to replace?

I have a Zoeller sump pump with a deep cycle battery. How long do these deep cycle marine batteries last and need to be replaced?
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Replace bath taps that are slathered with sealant

I’m replacing the mixer taps on my bath, but they’re absolutely covered in sealant and the spanner won’t get a grip. Any advice for removing? I’m worried about damaging the plastic nut if I go for it ...
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Do I need to replace this valve that a plumber claimed needed to be replaced? [closed]

We have this pipe that cracked, and we wanted to fix it. One plumber claimed not only does the pipe need to be fixed but this shut off valve also needed to be replaced. Mind you, he made this claim, ...
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At what point should I replace wooden floor boards on second storey

The floor on the second storey of my house is wooden floor boards laid in one direction between supporting beams at end end. Each board is 300 x 2600 x 55 and is wooden. What is the likelihood that ...
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Do buzzing and chirping noises indicate a failing refrigerator?

My refrigerator was starting to run loud a few months ago. It was very over due for a cleaning - afterwards it wasn't as loud. Today it started to chirp at me and make a general high pitched noise. It ...
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T12, 4ea 4ft lamps, 2 old ballasts. It appears two of the lamps aren't coming on. Sometimes the fixture flickers

T12, 4ea 4ft lamps, 2 old ballasts in 20-year-old fixture. It appears two of the lamps aren't coming on. Sometimes the lamps flicker. The wooden frame is attractive, so I don't want to replace the ...
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How can I convert my half-log cabin's floating (poles on rika blocks) foundation to in-ground cemented poles?

My wooden house is a 6m x 6m CCA treated frame, cladded with CCA treated half-log. From the back to the front, there is about 1m of fall. The house rests on CCA gum poles in the front, where it is 1m ...
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How to install this replacement plug?

How is the strain relief supposed to be done on this replacement plug? There is no way to tighten the clamp enough for it to actually securely hold onto the power cord. The threads on one of the ...
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Can I replace a 7.25 inch electric coil with a 7 inch one?

I have a small apartment stove/over combo made by Galaxy Appliances. The large burner is 7.25 inch in diameter. I cannot find a replacement that size. Can I use a 7 inch diameter replacement instead? ...
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How can I find replacement extruded aluminum?

How can I find replacement extruded aluminum? Is there a standard way to describe it for online search or working with a supplier? This piece was used in one of my windows. I cleaned it in a degreaser ...
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How do I replace the shutoff valve on steel pipe? [duplicate]

Can anyone tell me what I’m working with here? I’d like to replace this gnarly shutoff valve (for a toilet) with one of the newer style quarter turns. It’s an old house, and I believe the supply pipe ...
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Little gear inside sink's faucet: what is it and what does it do?

This little gear fell out of our faucet (the house is ~ 11 years old). It's about 1cm (0.4 inch) in diameter and 0.5 cm (0.2 inch) in height. The other faucet in the same bathroom seems to have same ...
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replace section of vinyl plank flooring?

We put in "Luxury Vinyl Plank Flooring" in the dining and living rooms about two years ago. The area in front my desk got scratched and looks dingy. The wheels of my office chair are clearly ...
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Four sets of black/white wires coming out of light fixture. Two switches controlling three lights

I removed a light without having taken a photo of the set up before and now I'm having a problem reconnecting the light. There are two light switches controlling three lights. There is one switch (...
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What size LVL beam do I need for a 9 foot 7 inch span on a load bearing exterior wall?

I'm looking to put a LVL beam on an exterior load bearing wall that the opening is 9 ft 7 in. It's a single story home in Southeast Michigan, the roof is above with roof trusses resting on top wall ...
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Removing/replacing Drain stub out corroded

I'm replacing a sink drain in a house originally built in the early 1940s. Under the house is cast iron drains. I have this stub out that is corroded to the point that a rubber boot union cannot ...
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Kitchen drain older copper metal steel replace put a new one in

I'm trying to remove a drain out of a sink it's the older one I don't think it's ever been replaced the actual centerpiece it's letting all the debris go down it needs to be taken out so what do I do ...
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How to install replacement window with no exterior stop

I recently ordered a bunch of custom replacement slider windows for my home. I've been doing renovations for awhile, but I'm brand new to windows. My current home has casement windows. What I learned ...
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I have several 4' fluorescent lamps (F40T12) and 8' fluorescent lamps (F96T12/DX) that need LED Replacements. HELP! [closed]

I am working on a job where I have several 4' fluorescent lamps (F40T12) and 8' fluorescent lamps (F96T12/DX) all from Phillips and the owners are wanting LED replacements for them. We don't know what ...
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Trying to wire a replacement fan blower motor to the circuit board of an old Rheem furnace which has extra wires compared to the old

Old blower motor had the following coming from the blower to the circuit board: 1 brown to the right side of capacitor & 1 white to the left side (also had a "pigtail" white wire on the ...
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Replace kitchen base unit under quartz worktop

Can I replace a kitchen base unit without affecting the rest of the kitchen? It’s a 1000mm unit on legs, on the end of a 2600 stretch. There’s an end panel on the left, a built in oven and hob to the ...
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Warranty for HVAC replacement parts?

I had a problem with my Trane furnace, and a technician from Trane-certified service company had to replace the blower motor. When I asked him about warranty on this motor, he told me that replacement ...
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How to find a match for this laminate flooring

A previous owner installed laminate flooring in a couple of rooms, and I'd like to find an exact match to this flooring so I can install in another adjacent area. There are a couple of spare boards ...
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Mechanical Ventilation filters: DIY with bulk material

My home has a mechanical ventilation / heat recovery system (this one) with two filters that have to be changed at least every six months. I've seen that they quickly become dirty and clogged with ...
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How can I replace G5.3 halogen ceiling can lights with flat-panel LEDs?

I've got a half-dozen halogen ceiling can lights that I'd like to replace with LEDs. The existing bulbs are 12vAC with G.53 bases, and the can sticker says it accepts 50w max. I don't want to just ...
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What wire-brushs can be used at 28000 rpm [closed]

I have a hand me down Weller Mini-Shop power tool and I finally used up the wire brush that came with it (I was removing glue from an aluminum frame). Looking online I see a lot of wire brushes that ...
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How can I replace breakers in a Murray panel with future upgrade compatability?

I have a Murray LC116DS circuit breaker panel. I want to replace the standard breakers (some alien) with AFCI's and GFCI's. I also want to be able to move these expensive breakers to a new subpanel in ...
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GFCI ground fault error and will not trip when tested

I'm installing a gfci in a bathroom replacing a regular outlet. Initially it was tripping when the adjoining light switch was flipped. I moved that switch feed to the line side to fix that issue but ...
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Fix a shattered miter saw blade guard

While working with my Porter Cable 3802 12" Compound Miter Saw, the blade bound up a 2x4 and threw it into the blade guard, shattering it. I cannot find an exact replacement guard available. The ...
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Use a 24V LifePo battery in a UPS designed for lead acid batteries?

I have an existing APC 1500 UPS, designed for use with 24v lead acid batteries and want to know if it would be possible to replace my dead lead acid battery with a 24V Lithium Iron Phosphate (LFP) ...
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GFCI blown after flickering electricity due to external issue

There was a fire a block from my apartment,lights in the building were flicking and a couple of breakers "jumped" and we loss power while the utility company made repairs. When I restarted ...
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Switch wiring - strange multimeter readings

I'm about to replace a dimmer switch in my house (UK - Single Phase) and every wire in the backbox is red, while I've tested and identified each (live in, live out, neutral in, neutral out, neutral to ...
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Proper replacement for dying Honeywell Thermostat

I have a Honeywell TH800 Series thermostat controlling a heat-pump and furnace for forced air and aux heat. Last week the touchscreen stopped responding. After playing around with it I took it off its ...
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Can anyone tell me where I can get a replacement thermostat(see PicS)

Just wondering if anyone can tell me where to get a replacement thermostat for the one in the pics. I put it in in 2010 and I'll be darned if I can find a replacement. It's a three wire RWG Thanks Thx

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