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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?

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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Furnace Blower Motor Wiring

I'm replacing a 1/3hp, 120v, 1075 rpm GE S336 S furnace blower motor with a Century model. Disregarding the capacitor and green ground wire, there is a discrepancy between the old and new. GE motor ...
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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 ...
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Replacing A Two-Pronged Window Sash Thumb Button

Everything seems to be in order although the new thumb button is slightly smaller, the prongs that fit into the window sash are exactly the same measurement's. Is there a trick to replacing these ...
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Replacing a kitchen exhaust fan

Here's an exhaust fan in the ceiling of a kitchen that's probably around 40-50 years old: A non-contact voltage detector shows that the fan does get power when the wall switch is flipped on. However ...
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Need to renovate kitchen in house, where to start? [closed]

In my new house, the kitchen needs to be redone. The floor tiles are ok. The tiles that cover part of the walls are ok. The paint above the tiles that goes up to the ceiling needs to be redone. The ...
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20 year old “Spongy” Roof - It was solid 5 years ago - Do I need new plywood?

My Question(s) - : Is spongy plywood on a 20 year old roof OK or does it need to be replaced? This plywood was solid 5 years ago. More background (edited based on comments): I was walking on my ...
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Replacement of toilet on wooden block

I am trying to replace a toilet which is on top of a block of wood. Before I uninstalled the old toilet, I thought that I would be able to remove the block of wood but now that I have removed the old ...
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Making my outdoor light safe overnight

I’ve removed the casing that protects the globe, to replace the globe for the outdoor light. I can’t put the case back on. My question is, do I take precautions to protect the globe overnight?
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How can I replace a old, large drop in sink with a smaller top mount?

I have a 28" x 19" drop in sink and want to replace it without changing cabnetry or countertop. What options do I have to close the large hole. I know I can't match the white corian countertop, but I ...
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Moen 1225 cartridge does not stay in place

I recently replaced a Moen 1225 cartridge (for a T8350 Moen faucet). That fixed the leak, but now when I turn on the faucet (by pulling it out) the faucet does not stay at the temperature I put it at....
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HTS7200 home theater replaced drive (hacked/tweaked) detects disc but won't play blu-ray only [closed]

Downvote.... It doesn't fit on electronics.stackexchange.com, it doesn't fit here.... where else? Don't start to downvote, tell me where to go if it is wrong to place it here on this site. Edit: ...
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Wiring a light switch that only has one cable when the new switch (with neon indicator) has live and neutral both in and out

I am replacing a light switch with one including a neon indicator. There is only one cable to the switch but the new switch has live and neutral terminals for both 'in' and 'out'. Which terminals do I ...
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How hard is it to replace a hollow-core door with a solid one?

The pantry door in my kitchen is a hollow-core door. There's quite a lot of wasted space between the door and the existing shelves, that I'd like to utilize by hanging full-width, full-height, 8"-10' ...
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Replacing an outlet with white black and red wires with a usb outlet with 2 terminals

I have 2 close by outlets that I tried to replace with a new usb outlet. The old outlets have white Black a red wires but the usb outlets have only two terminals. I replaced the first one, and put ...
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Why do LED bulbs in my three-bulb fixture remain on unless one is incandescent? [duplicate]

I have a three bulb light fitting that worked fine with 40 watt golf ball bulbs. On removing the bulbs and inserting the first 5.5 watt led the bulb illuminated while the fitting was turned off. This ...
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Creative way to fix this bi-fold closet door top pivot hardware?

I've got some circa 1975 bi-fold closet doors with an oblong top slider that pops into the track when the bi-folds are all the way open, and then holds the door in the track once they are opened a bit:...
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Replaced a light switch and now it’s always on. Pops if you flip the switch

Replaced a light switch with a dimmer and now the light won’t turn off and pops if you turn the switch off. The box contains 3 black wires, 3 white wires, and a ground. Only one wire is hot, the black ...
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Can I change the my existing square columns to round?

My home is cape cod without the roof gables with a long front porch that spans the length of the house. I'd like to change my existing columns from square to round just for a different look. Are ...
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Crack in floor tile. Replacement possible? Or prevent further damage?

My kitchen floor has been down 4 years and suddenly one of the tiles has cracked. Either it happened by itself (movement between extension and old house? Or someone dropped something very heavy and ...
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Choosing a Switch Based on Amperage

I will be replacing a light fixture that had a switch built in and was operated independently from any wall switch. Rather than limit myself to the very few light fixture options with switches built ...
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Can I ignore the neutral wire in a switch box?

I'm replacing a smart light switch with a regular rocker switch. It looks like the previous owners had a neutral wire pulled down for the smart switch, making a total of 2 black wires, 1 white (...
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Old Outside A/C Unit - replacement vs repair?

I recently had my home A/C system inspected and I am trying to decide how to act on the results. Can anyone offer guidance? Here are my notes from the A/C Inspection Amps on outside unit are ...
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Replacing Wooden 4x8 siding

a family member has just purchased a 1970s home (California shed style) with 4x8 wood siding. The siding has deteriorated over the years due to neglect and many surrounding trees which made a damp ...
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Sink valve replacements, concerning draining water

Two fold question. Background: water to sink and shower shut off for two months prior to shutting main to replace cold water valve. I drained all faucets except the shower. When I removed the valve, ...
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How do I replace a non-standard sized AC closet door?

We inherited this AC closet setup from the previous owner of the house we bought. The HVAC unit is framed in so that it's pulling the return air from the vent below. Combustible air for the furnace is ...
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How can I remove / replace this OSB floor?

I would like to update the flooring in a carpeted room, replacing the carpet with hardwood. I've removed the carpet, carpet padding, and tack carpet strips. Underneath the carpeting was OSB ...
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Replacing a cfl tube light with a led wiring help

So I was given the task of replacing old cfl tube lights in my room for brighter led (120 cm long) ones. Never done this before so I'd appreciate a walkthrough. I already took down the old tube light ...
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How to find replacement for this Blum-type hinge

I have a broken hinge on a mirror cabinet. It is some kind of Blum-like hinge: it is connected to the bottom of the cabinet and then in the side to a door. I can not seem to find such a hinge ...