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Ceiling fan replacement

I need help please. I want to hook this: to this:
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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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Old drain overflow replacement

I am moving back into my childhood home, which is old, like me. Stubbornly and thrifty minded I wanted to update my shower kit. The old overflow valve was quite deep AND it has screws that protrude ...
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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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How to replace or cover a hole left by kitchen fan that vented to nowhere?

I removed my old exhaust fan, and in my naivety I disposed of it prematurely, thinking that I would be able to find a drop in replacement. Either my Google-fu is failing me, they don't make the size ...
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Is this tub pop-up drain stopper fixable/replaceable?

I noticed that the cap was not upright, so I tried to unscrew the cap to reseat it, thinking someone screwed it on incorrectly, and the whole thing very easily came out in my hand. Looking down the ...
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Where can I find a cover for this external breaker box (1961 SFH in CA)?

Just moved into a house built in 1961 (Bay Area, CA) and saw this box on the outside of the house in the back yard. I'd like to secure it somehow but haven't been able to locate anything that fits ...
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Why are the areas (square footage) for carpet removal and for vinyl plank installation different?

I requested a quote (from Lowe's) to replace the existing carpet with vinyl planks. The area the quote uses to calculate the labor cost of installing the planks ("basic labor floating LVP/LVT&...
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Will old anchor holes in a concrete slab reduce its useful life?

An impaired driver jumped my curb and ripped my square mail post out of the sidewalk concrete that it was anchored into. The bolts were all ripped out of the concrete. Bolts went through the metal ...
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AC Replacement Proposal

Can someone please help to review if the following AC replacement proposal makes sense and sounds reasonable? Installation Remove and disposal of existing equipment, disassemble systems so they can be ...
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Homeowner's Insurance requires electrical panel replacement after 40 years

A casual reading of my homeowner's insurance policy indicates that electrical panel will need replacement after 40 years. I am located in Virginia USA. 1 Is this an industry standard requirement? 2 ...
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How should I replace this rotten window header?

Here I have a corner bathroom. Left wall is exterior. My “header/top plate” is rotten. I am able to put my finger through it. I have never come across a window header that doubles as a wall top plate, ...
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Receptacle Replacement in Older Home

I replaced a receptacle in a bedroom of my home which was built in the mid to late 1970s. The circut breaker says the outlet is 15 Amp, however the wires wouldn't fit inside the slots on the back of ...
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Help Identifying toilet tank make and model

I am trying to identify the make and model number of this toilet tank so I can replace the insides which is old and disintegrating and causing flushing and leaking issues. Based on the fill valve ...
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How should I handle grounding & neutral bonding when replacing my sub-panel?

Current subpanel was installed in the early 70s. We think we need to replace it as lights are not working (very dim, flickering/fading in/out) - we suspect an open neutral. How do we wire in a new ...
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2-Pole 40 amp GFCI replacement for electric range tripping

I am located in MA. Do I need to have a GFCI for an electric 4 wire range? When I replaced the current 2-pole 40 amp circuit breaker with a 2-Pole 40 amp GFCI replacement for electric range the ...
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How do I identify and replace unusual screws?

I've got a desk held together by these really strange screws below. The tapped end goes into one end of a joint, the plastic piece goes into the other end of the joint, and then the head of the screw ...
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6x6 Deck post repair, Joining two 6x6 posts

I need to replace a 13 ft high, approximately, 6x6 deck post due to dry rot on bottom half of the post . The deck sits around 10 ft high from the ground and rest of it [post] is above the deck ...
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