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How to fix a rocking toilet?

Hello I am fairly new to the the whole DIY stuffs and since I don't live in that house anymore I do not have a picture of the problem. I did search online for the issue but all of them has the ...
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dimmer controlling outlets for

i have a walk in closet that was wired with one hot lead from the bathroom. i want to put in a dimmer for the lights but there are also 2 outlets coming off of the hot. when i put the hot wire ...
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Toilet question

What does it mean when water shoots out of toilet all by itself. Not after flushing. I woke to what I thought was rain only to learn it was water shooting out of my toilet
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very confused on the wiring for recessed lighting

Trying to retrofit LED can lights by bypassing the ballast. First light I retrofitted had 1 white, 1 black, and one green ground wire in the junction box, along with 2 red and 2 blue leading to the ...
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off grid solar connecting mixed panels best options

Recently I bought a 35 watt 12v solar panel, I have a small pond 5 watt panel that supposedly is 12v as well. I wanted to combine and use both of these panels for an off grid application. I want to ...
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Should I grout the walls or floor first?

I have finished tiling my shower and am ready to grout. The walls are LFT 6x24 tiles and the floor is natural stone pebbles. The grout color for the wall tiles is slightly darker than the grout color ...
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Do dimmers and timers not have Amp spec?

I have noticed that single pole switches are spec'ed for either 15 or 20 Amp. However, I could not find this rating for dimmer and fan timer switches. They only list voltage. Is this because they ...
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Air conditioner

I removed two old wall air conditioners from our house. Unfortunately they do not make these wall units the small anymore and having a Hard time finding a small air conditioner? I was wondering does ...
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crown molding cope inside corner cope not fit (butted piece isn't flush)

The inside coped corner doesn't fit (4 5/8th FJ primed crown). It meets at the top too soon so then it leaves a wide gap if I fit the coped piece to the wall or if I fit the coped piece to the butted ...
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Dedicated 240v 30A Circuit Switched for A/C and NEMA 14-30

I have a dedicated 240 volt circuit that's hard wired into my air conditioning unit. The circuit has a 30 amp breaker at the main box and another 30 amp breaker on the wall next to my air conditioner....
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Can I remove remaining studs below already installed load bearing beam?

I recently purchased a two story building that had a load bearing wall removed and a beam installed. When the beam was installed there was about 3 feet of paneling and studs that was not removed ...
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Installing 15“ deep wall cabinets on a 14” deep soffit

I'm remodeling my kitchen which has a soffit/bulkhead that is 14" deep. I've been looking at ikea cabinets but all of their wall cabinets are 15" deep. Now, I understand the mechanics of hanging the ...
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Voltage/current stabilizing

I am running a wire 300+ feet. I'll need to place a transformer every 100 feet that would maintain voltage/current, therefore I wouldn't get any drop so that I can maintain 110vac 20 amp. Which ...
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Loss of power when I remove item from the outlet

I have this unusual electrical issue in our master bedroom. I was wondering if anyone else has experienced this. We have this $3 LED night light in our bedroom and when we take it out, the power/...
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Confusion over 220 and 230 volt outlets

We have a 220 outlet for our A/C. We are shopping for a new unit and all I am see is 230 volts on the units. Will we have to rewire with a new outlet for a new A/C?
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How can I use drain motor as aquarium motor?

I want to circulate water which falls from a tank that 2.5 meters up to the reservour tank at the ground level. I know there are numerous pumps but I want to use a washing machine drain motor if it is ...
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Home electric circuit goes dead without tripping breaker

I have a 15 amp circuit in my home with 8 outlets. Every couple of months it mysteriously stops working, however, the breaker doesn’t trip. After a couple days I re-apply the breaker and all is good....
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Failed at adding light kits to fans

I bought a house that has a lot of ceiling fans but none with lights. They're on dimmer switches as well. I decided to add light kits to two of the fans, a Hunter fan and a Hampton Bay fan (sorry don'...
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Can I change normal plug to a 15amp round pin plug?

I've got some festoons for a theatre show but the theatre is quite old and I was told they need to have 15amp round pin plugs. Can I just get some ordinary festoons and swap the plug into a 15amp ...
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Hardwood floor refinishing - How can I fix yellow spots caused from sections of old poly not being completely removed?

I used a drum sander and edger to strip off the old polyurethane from my 30 year old hardwood floor. I somehow missed it after sand and tack, but there are hot spots of old poly coming through that ...
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Easy way to repair windows with broken sash cords

I have about a dozen double-hung windows that have broken sash cords. I know how to repair sash cords, but it is tedious work. Is there any alternative, "quick and easy" way to repair the windows ...
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What is this seven inch long tool?

What is this? The metal strip is 7 inches long. There is a small hook in the end. Th
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removing a exterior wall below a floor joist of the second floor

I would like to remove an exterior wall (15' long) under a floor joist (14x2) that supports a second floor and house roof edge. I was wondering if the joist itself could be used as a beam to support ...
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Internet random disconnects when fan switch is turned on/off

Hi Saviors on the internet, Recently, I have been having this issue within my apartment is that when I turn on/off my fan there will be a power surge within my house and sometimes causes my internet ...
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I removed the rear panel of my oven and the cladding is burned

i have a similar issue with my oven, I just replaced the fan element and also discovered black burn/scorched areas on the insulation cladding. Is this a worry or normal? Oven is about 15 years old.
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Rewiring a small appliance

I have a small appliance with a 110vac transformer that broke off where I cannot reconnect it. Can I replace that 110vac transformer with a 120vac and does it matter which side the wires go on? Can ...
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Oven leaks Gas When Turned On

Update: Of course I will get it looked at by a professional. I just wanted to know what is the possible issue BEFORE calling a professional. I have oven (9 years old) that leaks gas when turned on. ...
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Second 100 amp breaker inside existing 200 amp residential panel for new detached garage

I'm planning to build a new detached garage. My question is can I add a second 100 amp breaker to my existing 200 amp Square D residential panel box? The existing 100 amp breaker goes to my quest ...
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Which Installation position of expansion tank is more technical [duplicate]

If there is two expansion tank of the same volume(same diameter and height) ,which position of vertical or horizontal direction is technically better to be installed.
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Recessed Lighting Junction Box Cord

A little while ago I bought some of the below recessed lights for the basement. Had an issue where one wasn't working so I punched a hole into the ceiling and pulled the junction box down, re-nutted ...
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150 volts at outlet?

I tested my outlets the other day and found 148-152 volts at all my outlets. I then tested all my outlets with a commercial electric ms112h outlet tester and all tested good but still 150 volts. I ...
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How much weight/many people can my rooftop deck hold? 2“x12”x20' joists, 16“ on center, 2”x4" framing under

How much weight/ How many people can my rooftop deck hold? The joists are 2"x12" over 20ft, 16" on center The framing under the deck is typical 2"x4" framing (living space), on a concrete ...
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Would two 70 pint dehumidifiers work as well as one 140 pint unit?

If so why are dehumidifiers above 70 pt so much more expensive? pros cons? Having two 70 pt in same room vs 1 140 pt?
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Splitting bath wiring circuit

I am looking to run a new 15amp circuit to my bathroom and want to split it in attic so one sub-circuit goes to exhaust fan and another to lamp. First, does this circuit look correct? One logistical ...
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Can I plug a washing machine requiring a 15A breaker into a 20A outlet?

I am removing an old Asko washer that plugs into single outlet 20 amp box. The new Samsung washer requires "AC 120 V / 60 Hz / 15 AMP fuse or circuit breaker." Can I safely replace the 20 amp ...
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Extending or increasing volume of a quiet doorbell [on hold]

I have an old analog doorbell - there is a button for my apartment outside, and two wires come to where the chime is. When someone presses the button, a solenoid pulls back a little metal thingy with ...
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Toilet leaking into bowl

We had a HydroRight in the toilet for several years (with the split, dual flush handle) and all of a sudden, water began trickling into the bowl, and the tank would refill every 10-15 minutes, which ...
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Motorizing a manual crank-type casement window

I've got a couple of crank-open casement windows that are rather annoying to get to. I would like to motorize them. I searched for existing solutions and found them all to be ludicrously expensive. ...
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Mesh tape between wall and concrete substrate

My basement bathroom has a concrete floor substrate, on which I will be installing and also have a baseboard of stone tile. Some of the wall meeting the floor will be tile (currently cementboard) ...
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Gap between wall flange and cement board

I know that it is recommended that a (shower and such) flange rests againts cementboard but that would result in my flange raised above the tile more that I'd like so I decided to tuck the flange into ...
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Purchased 1980 home, exterior outlet not working

Story: purchased a home built in 1980. One of the exterior outlets was missing. As in, just exposed wiring (ground, white, black). I installed a new receptacle but it doesn't work. Theres an ...
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3 wire outlet.i know white goes with silver and black with copper. Does the order they go matter?

There's six wires plus a ground. Wich one goes where?1234?🤷‍♂️
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How do I determine where to connect a new C wire inside my furnace when no control panel or wiring terminal exists?

I am replacing my existing thermostat with a new smart thermostat that requires a C wire connection and the old unit did not. I intended to utilize the unused Blue wire which is not connected on ...
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Painted house that the previously applied mortar was done sloppy

We are looking to repaint the house(all block) but whoever applied the original mortar did a streaky job. Is there anything I can add to the paint to correct the steaks in it without having to ...
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Maximum weight window air condition without supports?

For the average old window what is the maximum weight air condition you should have installed without any support brackets beside screwing in the window frame from the inside? For example up to 50 ...
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Tracing individual conductors most effectively

I recently moved in to a 20 year old house, and have started to unravel some of the unfortunate short cuts the previous owner left, with regards to the electrical work. One trouble in particular I'm ...
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How to extend a concrete patio

I am trying to extend my back patio like this Eventually, I want to extend the full 18 feet, but for now I am planning to just do the 5 feet by 5.5 feet section in blue. This section will be attached ...
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Can I use the same junction box for two appliances?

Complete noob here. I'm finishing building my kitchen and the last part - the wiring of electrical oven and glass cooking plates, is presenting me with some challenges. I am located in Germany. ...
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installed remote ceiling fan; light works; fan does not

I decided to install a remote ceiling fan in place of a standard fan myself. The old fan was controlled by two wall switches (together). I have a black, red and white wire in ceiling; but only a red ...
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Moving awning support column

I'm wondering if it would be possible to move this support column 1 meter to the left, so that it lines up with the start of the sliding doors instead of being in the middle of it. Would I need to add ...

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