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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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Need suggestion for replacement Porcelanosa NK One flush valve - looking for specific make/model # of part

Backstory: We bought a home which included a few Porcelanosa NK One toilets. (Porcelanosa product page here.) A while ago, the fill valve on one of them failed. I bought a Fluidmaster 400AH ...
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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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replacing a CFL dimmer with an LED dimmer for recessed lighting

I want to replace my old recessed lighting with new integrated LED recessed lighting. My old dimmer switch specifically says for CFL. The old dimmer has 2 black wires coming out of the back of it ...
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Window Rot Repair and Replace Exterior Wall Beam Under Siding

I'm hoping to get some suggestions about how to repair a double stud that runs vertically next to an exterior window. The window frame was covered with metal flashing so I didn't notice all the water ...
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lighting fire safety

Is it safe to use a soft 3 way 30/50/150 Watt incandescent bulb in a lamp that requires 23 CFL max light to prevent fire. It is the only bulb that I could find but only the 150W setting works with ...
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Ceiling fan wiring question

I am trying to install a ceiling fan where a light fixture was. When I took out the light fixture I noticed that there are 3 black wires all bundled together, (and not being used) 3 white wires with ...
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Need help with thermostat wiring

I am trying to change from an American Standard AYSTAT655 to a Honeywell RTH8560D but wiring does not match anything in the Honeywell manual. Anyone able to assist?
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how do i buy a replacement hinge?

I am trying to replace a broken hidden furniture hinge and cannot find a hinge that matches. How does one find a specific atypical hinge? The following pictures are of a not yet broken hinge.
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How can I replace an existing pergola supporting mature wisteria?

We moved into a home with a 15-year old wooden pergola that is supporting mature summer wisteria vines. Most of the "beams" are 2x4s, all the beams are sagging, and the wooden lattice roof ...
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Replacing 2-prong outlet - existing wiring has two neutral wires, one hot?

This is going to sound like a duplicate question but it's actually reversed. We live in a house built in the 1960's (in the US). We have metal conduit throughout and surprisingly a ground wire that is ...
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How can I repair/replace this swollen section of countertop?

This countertop appears to be laminated particle board. I suspect the damage shown in these photos happened likely due to excess water being present on the countertop and seeping in between the ...
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Kenmore: freezer working, refrigerator not due to frozen air return...replacement needed?

I have a Kenmore Coldspot (model 106.57022601) side-by-side refrigerator. About a couple of years ago, we had a problem with the freezer working great, but the refrigerator not working. We called a ...
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Removing rotten cedar siding shingles

I'm removing some rotten cedar shingles from the side of our house and they are nailed on so tight one over the other that I can't get my Dasco Pro shingle ripper behind the shingle to hook the nails ...
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how to wrap/weatherproof corner when replacing corner trim

I am replacing some corner trim boards on my 1970s-construction house in Maine that have rotted a bit at the bottom. My house has cedar shingle siding. Main question: what should I do as far as ...
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How do I remove these wall mount faucet handles for my bathtub that have no screws?

I want to update these faucet handles for my bathtub but I cannot seem to figure out how to remove them. There are no set screws. I think they’re made by Kingston brass. I don’t want to start pulling ...
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Help identify chandelier/needs a new glass globe

I recently broke one of the glass globes, and can't find a maker label anywhere. If it's hard to know the maker, is there a place to buy single domes?
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Should I proactively replace my Federal Pacific service disconnect boxes? (not a breaker panel)

House was built in 1985. On one of the exterior walls, there are two Federal Pacific service disconnects for my outside HVAC units. The label on the first one indicates it's an FPE model R160, which ...
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Replace cartridge in Seaford basin mono mixer tap

I have this tap https://www.screwfix.com/p/seaford-basin-mono-mixer-tap-with-pop-up-waste/853fv I have got the cap off and unscrewed the screw underneath - but what do I do next??
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Slant Fin replacement [closed]

I have a 3 foot length of slant fin baseboard in my bathroom. It was installed in 1979. It is rusted and I would like to replace it. Is it possible to replace with slant fin or should I cover it?
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Are there screws made of materials that should not be exposed to heat, smoke or propane?

I've been assembling a propane barbeque grill that came in a box. It came with an exact variety and number of screws to be used in assembly. But it's actually missing one screw. I found an old screw ...
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switching bulb socket with larger socket

I have a Harbor Breeze #40948,040949 ceiling fan. It comes with candelabra bulbs. Can I switch the bulb socket from another fan so, I can use regular bulbs in it?
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How would I replace this light bulb in the pic

enter image description here How would I replace this recessed light with clips?
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What modern 20 amp breaker is compatible with my Challenger panel?

I have a bad 20 amp challenger breaker that I need to replace. Can anyone tell me which replacement to buy. Here’s the info from the breaker: 20 Amp Challenger Und.Lab.Inc.Listed Circuit Breaker 1 ...
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How to fix a button on a dishwasher?

I have a Bosch SHE44c05uc/20. One of the buttons on the door doesn't pop back when pressed. I looked inside and found that one of the little plastic springs is broken. Looks like a $.25 part, but it ...
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WiringTrouble With replacing blower motor in my furnace

When replacing the blower motor in my furnace I notice the old blower motor had a Brown and a Brown and white wire going to the furnace off of the motor the new motor however does not Instead it has ...
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Why is this 50's junction box so immobile?

This 50s Junction box does not budge. I want to replace both the box and the wire, but neither is moving. The wire won't move because it runs horizontally before the vertical. I'd like to remove the ...

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