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Sub panel replacement [closed]

Current subpanel was installed in the early 70s. We need to replace it as lights are not working (very dim, flickering/fading in/out). How do we wire in a new panel? I think we have a 3-wire feeder. ...
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replacement oven door handle [closed]

Unknowable model number. Kenmore brand, at least 10 years old. The handle is gone. There is a distance of 26.5 inches between the screw holes on the front of the door. Where can I order a reasonably ...
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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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How to identify faucet handle brand/model?

My kids somehow broke the bathroom sink faucet handle. I'd like to replace it but I can't identify the brand/model based on the markings. There's a part number 93903 on the bottom that I've been ...
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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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Engineered flooring on slab

I am replacing engineered flooring that is glued to a concrete slab due to damage. I am replacing all of it, about 700 sq. ft. Is it necessary to remove all of the old adhesive before gluing down 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

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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Help identify 12” spigot internals replacement

I need to identify the spigot so I can replace the internal stem system. Previous home owner did not make it easy to remove the spigot all together so I’m looking to replace the internal parts only. ...
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Replace existing swamp cooler thermostat with smart thermostat - any special differences between the two thermostat types in this application? [duplicate]

Has anyone replaced their swamp / evaporative cooler's existing thermostat with a smart WiFi-connected thermostat like Nest or Ecobee? I want to know if there are any differences in connection or ...
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Tub cracked side lip, replace or patch up?

I have a newly installed tub and unfortunately it has a crack down the outer edge or front lip about 1 to 2 inches and it also goes all the way to the edge. I am afraid of it running and getting ...
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Can a PlyGem Alenco Window With the Sash Inside the Glass Be Switched To Glass With the Sash On the Outside?

I'd appreciate any advice with this issue. I just purchased a home with a detached garage that has PlyGem Alenco windows. The sash is inside the window glass. The main home has windows with an ...
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Is it necessary to shut off the water supply to a radiator in order to replace a radiator valve?

There are barely any instructions in the manual. Do I need more than a spanner to do replacement? Is it necessary to shut off the water supply to the radiator in order to replace the radiator valve?
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New sliding door with stucco behind vinyl siding

Has anyone had experience treating old (1948) stucco (3/4” stucco, metal lath, tar paper, ship lap) as wall board when installing new sliding doors or windows? I have vinyl siding that is on furring ...
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Replacing a Marvin window sill

I need advice on replacing a rotten Marvin window sill. It is a three-piece sash window with heavy mullions. Diagram of mullion to sill would also be useful. Thanks
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What kind of bulb is this? How to remove it?

I have a few burned out bulbs in my rental unit, which need to be replaced. Have never seen bulbs like this, cannot find any labels, and can’t even figure out how to remove it! Does anyone know what ...
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How to find a very low U-value replacement window for a bathroom?

I found 0.27 for a Pella 250 series at Lowe's. I would like to find a window with a lower U-value. How do I go about that?
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Where can I find the U-factor (U-value) for a Pella window?

I am trying to compare the Pella windows sold by the Pella sales person with the Pella windows sold at the big box stores (Lowe's, Home Depot). I have found a spec sheet with this information for ...
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Big box Pella vs. Pella Pella

The Pella salesman claims that his replacement windows are better than the Pella replacement windows that are sold at the big box stores. Is that true? I've done my best to ask the windows people at ...
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Double Glazed Window - missing plastic corner frame insert

Is there any way I can track down this missing piece? It goes at the bottom corner of the window; on the side where the windows meet each other. It fell out of one of my windows. I don't know what the ...
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Is it a bad idea to put in replacement windows in the winter?

The house I moved into recently urgently needs some replacement windows. For example, in the kitchen, the original windows aren't there any more. It's just some sort of quasi-storm window. It's ...
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Retrofit zero clearance gas fireplace or insert in existing masonry fireplace

We have an existing wood burning fireplace on the main floor of our house where a gas insert was previously installed (see pics below). The fireplace previously had a brick surround and a hearth which ...
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Octagon Windows - are they worth replacing?

Intro: My husband and I bought an older home that never actually got finished (no interior casing on windows, no door frames/fixtures, plywood floors throughout...). As far as we know, the foundation ...
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Multiple holes in exterior wall studs for electrical wiring

Our home in Toronto was built in the early 70s with aluminum wiring. Since we are doing a bunch of renovations we took the decision.to replace the existing aluminum wiring with copper wiring. The ...
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Should I replace a carport post as it was originally built or with an upgraded column?

I’ve got a 60s era carport with a rotted post. It’s a low slope cantilevered roof about 20 feet long. It has two posts on each corner at the front, and the back is supported by the house. The rotted ...
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should 30 yr old home have some/all breakers replaced with AFCI /GFCI? If so, which ones?

My brother-in-law, licensed master electrician was just visiting us. After looking at my break panel he strongly suggested I should replace most, if not all, of my CBs with AFCI. I have a 200A GE ...
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Any ideas how to replace bulb in this bathroom ceiling fan?

This is an old bathroom ceiling fan & light fixture. The bulb has gone out, now I cannot find away to open it and replace the bulb. There are no screws that I can see. I played around with glass ...