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Plank vinyl flooring , the glue will not dry

I decided to replace the entire house with a glue down plank vinyl flooring. I followed the instructions and used the recommended glue to put it in place. Two days after putting the floor down, when ...
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Laminate flooring repair

My laminate floor looks like the top layer has "bubbled" at the seam in a couple of places.Can this be repaired?
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How can I find thecapacity of an older model dryer?

How can I find out the capacity of an older Kenmore Advantage gas dryer model # 79801? I need a new dryer but want a larger capacity than my old one.
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Why doesn't my faucet handle move smoothly after replacing the pivot collar?

i replaced the rubber "collar" or bushing that the handle of my Moen faucet pivots in to turn to hot or cold. It doesn't work smoothly now. It hangs up and turning on or off isn't smooth. The ...
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My induction blower never stops

My induction blower never stops. It was showing a code of pressure switch but if I turned off the main power and then back on it would reset and heat normally till it was up to temp then shut off and ...
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3 wire subpanel to a new 3 wire subpanel

I want to add a 100 amp RV service panel to my existing, detached garage, 3 wire subpanel. I understand that my current setup is grandfathered in and code is now 4 wire but I won't be able to add this ...
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Can I remove the sheathing from cable just where it passes through conduit?

I am adding an outlet in my unfinished basement from a cable that will run from the ceiling down a corner of the room. I was going to just attach the cable to the studs but I would like to protect the ...
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Can I replace a standard outlet that's protected with an upstream GFCI to prevent nuisance trips?

I have a GFI outlet in one bathroom controlling a non-GFI outlet in another bathroom. Can I replace the non-GFI with a GFI and will that stop the non-GFI from shutting down or do I need to have and ...
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Shelves but can't find the studs

If I can't find the studs and I'm putting up shelves in my closet which is drywall,would it hold better if I used some kind of glue in the hole before I screw in the screw,??
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How does water flow through my water heater and up to the top floor without a pump?

My house has a gas based water heater(geyser) on the outside. The plumber has connected it such that without the use of electric pump, just through pressure alone, hot water reaches the 1st and 2nd ...
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TRANE XE70 GAS FURNACE - HSI only works once

My TRANE XE70 Gas Heater ..... HSI will glow hot once and heater works fine but then doesn't work anymore on the Thermostat cycle. I've replaced Flame Sensor and HSI Module. My White-Rodgers Control ...
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Why do the flames in my ventless fireplace go out when I turn on the blower?

I have a ventless gas fireplace. It starts fine but when I turn on the blower motor on Manual the flames go out after a few minutes (but not the pilot light). If I put the blower motor on auto the ...
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Can I use alternative materials to insulate my roof?

We bought a mobile home to use for my office/studio workshop. It's 24 by 60, gutted out with no inside walls, and live in a desert area. The roof leaked and the insulation got wet and ruined. We ...
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How should I shim the feet of a modular tub?

I did the tile in another bath - house built around 1990. Sub floor is in great shape and level(?). Sterling (Kohler) 'Ensemble' unit. It appears there are 8 'feet' that are a part of the 'grid' ...
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Is this an appropriate replacement for our current bathroom extractor fan?

Our existing fan is old, inefficient and extremely loud. I believe it is an old P Series centrifugal extractor made by Greenwood Airvac, although I am unable to be certain as the model and serial ...
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Patch for Tile Sealant Coat

I have a problem with the tiles around the tub in my ~1910 residential apartment building in Washington DC. At some point the existing tile was coated in some sort of sealant layer, which has ...
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Regarding wall anchor specifications

Wall anchors say that they are rated for x number of pounds. My questions are: Is that “per anchor”? And, if so, how accurate is it? And up to what point? For example: if I had 100 wall anchors ...
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Lead check interpretation?

I just used the 3M lead test on this wall and I’m finding it difficult to interpret? There is this wallboard with recent paint on it, and underneath seems like a layer of wallpaper and it seems rust ...
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Heil gas Furnace — water in the pressure switch vacuum hose

Every few days I have to remove and drain the the rubber tube from the pressure switch to the furnace or it won't ignite. Why is water condensing in that tube? It's not a hard thing to fix-- but I ...
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Sewer gas smell in replumbed old house

We bought a 1920 house about a year and a half ago and occasionally we can smell a sewer gas odor and I’ve been trying to figure out what the cause is. Whenever we smell it, it’s coming from either ...
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Can I cut a piece of newel post base sticking out of slanted ceiling?

We have recently bought our new house. It has two floors, and in the living room there is a small section of slanted ceiling below the staircase. In that section, there is a square piece that sticks ...
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adding sockets to rooms

In my house in Cambridgeshire England I added 2 sockets to front room and bedroom the sockets was added into the ring main. This was done 10 years ago. Now that I am selling my house, do I need to ...
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How to fill a hole in plastic window frame?

The window balance broke and caused this: Any idea how to repair it? The window frame is plastic. Thanks.
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New Drywall poorly installed

I am having a basement bedroom finished for my daughter. I just found out the person installing the drywall has never done it before, and there are some obvious issues with the first few sheets he put ...
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Direct vent fireplace question— log set options

1st let me say any help us very appreciated as I am completely lost on the subject. I have a direct vent gas fireplace (vented directly out the 1st floor wall). When I purchased my home (5 years now)...
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Main burner in NG fireplace goes out

What could be the reason of main burner going out intermittently. The pilot stays on. The voltage of the thermopile is 638mv when burner is off. The thermostat is a manual heat only. When I short out ...
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Remove cast iron wood stove

New homeowner here and we would like to remove a cast iron wood stove and the brick structure with minimal damage to the hardwood floor below (see picture below). Two options: 1) Hire someone. We ...
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no water coming out of the hot water faucet in my tub

Space heater has been pointed at the tub for 12 hours and heat has been above 74 degrees but still no hot water just a trickle from the faucet.
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Gas Logs (connecting 2 20 lbs together)

I have 2 20 lbs propane tanks daisy chained together. There is no switch over valve. It is currently 10 degrees where I live and I can not get the logs to light other than pouring some hot water ...
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Load bearing wall & shelving suggestions

As you can see by photo, I’ve wttached these “uprights” to a load bearing wall, hoping to have room for work bench and cabinet and tv underneath when done. Focusing on just the shelf right now- the ...
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secure river stones in our driveway

This is one of those "it looked good on paper, but not in practice" stories... We have river stones in between concrete pads leading to our garage. They're pretty, but the stones migrate for a few ...
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How to add grounds to a 120 amp panel and grounds electrical outlets

I'm buying an older home. The inspection showed no ground on the panel and no ground on some outlets. I'm assuming the outlets are near water, sinks, etc, that need the reset protection. I currently ...
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How to connect c-wire to Burnham Series 2 boiler?

I am trying to install my ecobee 3 light but the previous thermostat did not use any c wire. Fortunately, there was an unused wire in the wall and I would like to set it up as a c-wire. The problem is ...
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Light and fan remain constantly on after changing bulbs to LED

Recently replaced old 40W ES bulbs to LED ones with the same fitting. However this causes the light and (timer) fan in the bathroom to remain consistently turned on despite the switch being in the off ...
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what this gray chewy filler called?

can anyone tell me what this product is? there is a grey chewy filler with paper inside used to fill bigger gaps on my staircase. the smaller gaps are filled with caulk.
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Shower Tub Valve leaking from behind cartridge

I have a Delta shower/tub valve which controls water flow to our tub (with a diverter that can be switched to shower). There is a slow leak from the tub faucet which I am trying to repair. This ...
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Adding dimmers to two LED circuits, which have dimmable bulbs - each circuit has three switches

Two existing LED cluster circuits (almost new house) - they have dimmable bulbs (4 & 8 respectively) and three switches each. Is there only one way to properly wire these circuits? If not, do I ...
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How to improve heating/AC flow in second floor?

We moved into our house about a year ago and the second floor in my house never get enough heat in winter or cold AC in the summer. Our first floor can be a 72F deg while our upstair stays at nearly ...
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How do I rewire 2 different switches controlling 2 different lights so that each switch is a 3-way switch controlling both lights?

Current situation: I have two regular switches (SW1 & SW2) and two ceiling lights (L1 & L2) in a long hallway, and each switch controls one of the lights. So SW1 controls L1, and SW2 controls ...
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Securing inswinging door

I've searched all over for an astragal to cover the crack between the single front door and door jamb. It's an interlocking system and I need one that's the full length of the door. This is for ...
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wire size for 100 amp service in underground conduit [duplicate]

what size wire do I need to run 130' from a 200 amp panel to a 100 amp panel in buried PVC pipe
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Can I control multiple lights from both a standard switch and a dimmer?

I would like the left switch to be standard and control all six lights, and the right switch to be a dimmer and also control all six lights. Is this possible?
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maytag dishwasher mdb7749sbw3 won't drain at end of cycle auto

i can make it empty by manually pressing drain key pad, but only after it cools a while. 1 hour. It also has a new replacement touch pad assembly. All lines r clean.
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How to wire multiple 240V, 20A electrical baseboard heaters

I have two baseboard heaters to install on a 240V, 20A circuit. One heater is 1500w and the other is 2000w. From my panel, I leave the 20A breaker with 12/2 wire to reach the first baseboard. ...
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What is this type of fixing? (similar to cam/dowel)

I know this is similar to cam or dowel type fixings, and I have searched extensively for this part, but does anyone know exactly what type this is? Specifically the silver section, as I have enough of ...
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How to fix this sink

My bathroom sink drain was slow in clearing so I used this chemical drain opener that has worked for me past on other sinks and tubs. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Instant-Power-128-oz-Hair-and-Grease-...
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How can I make sure that the ledger board supports for a floor are level?

I am building a floor and the first step is attaching ledger boards to existing studs around the perimeter of the room. The joists are JITs that will then be put in hangers attached to the ledger ...
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Can I fill space in junction box wire clamp?

After removing some unneeded circuits from a subpanel the wires are not as tightly clamped at the box entry as I would like. They're not loose, but I would prefer zero wiggles. Is there an approved ...
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How can I fix a door with a damaged knob hole?

Help need help fixing door. Is this still fixable or not?
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Use 2x4 Studs 90 Degrees from Normal

I'm looking to put up some drywall in front of a concrete wall in my basement. Just for hanging things on, and to make the space nicer. There are some pipes that run horizontal along the top of the ...

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