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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 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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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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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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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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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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Downstairs & upstairs central heating on, water heater pilot turns off

I normall only turn on one central heating at a time upstairs or downstairs but when accidentally both are on, the minute that happens my water heater pilot goes off. This is proven fact. I can only ...
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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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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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BBQ: Add Propane Connection with Y Connector

I live in Western Europe, where there are two common types of gas cylinders for BBQs: butane and propane. I have a BBQ (second hand) that came with a butane bottle and regulator of 28 mbar. The BBQ is ...
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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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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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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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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 can I close off a door opening for a few years?

I want your opinion on what I can do with the door shown in the photo. The doorway is bricked off from the inside and I want to cover it from the outside and rebuild a new shed to hide it. I would ...
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How should I air-seal this gap by the floor along an exterior wall?

There's a gap between some of my floorboards and the baseboard: The gap isn't just cosmetic. I used a wooden skewer to probe the hole and was able to insert it around 6 inches in: This is an ...
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How can I subfeed a single pole switch from a 3-way switch to control a fluorescent light?

I have an overhead utility room light that is controlled by two 3-way switches. I have added a light over the washer and dryer that I'd like to control from a single pole switch. I could only add ...
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My vacuum(s) cannot be pushed on my newly installed carpet

We just had Innovia carpet (Carpet One) installed and when my wife tried to vacuum she could not push the vacuum over the carpet, seemed to suck up into the vacuum. This was a Shark. She then tried ...
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Why is the water vessel overflowing on my air conditioner?

The ac keeps on leaking and now there is a bubble formed underneath it. Is there any way to fix this right now?
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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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Adding C-Wire for Nest to Triple Aquastat Relay L8148J

Need some extra eyes and advice on how to add a common wire to our current boiler setup. We have a Triple Aquastat L8148E that has 2 wire that connect to our thermostat. Like many before me, I'm ...
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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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Why can't I drive this Tapcon into concrete?

I'm trying to drive a 2 1/2" long 3/16" diameter tapcon into a 50 year-old concrete slab/subfloor to attach a new toilet flange. The instructions on the case of Tapcons said to drill a hole in the ...
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Very localized heat loss

I have a heat loss issue that is very localized to directly up from my septic vent pipe. There’s no heat loss anywhere else. What type of contractor should I be calling? Insulator (I’m thinking no ...
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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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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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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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Paint color with same codes do not match

I ran out of paint after the first coat. I had the paint custom made to match a specific color. I still had the numbers/code so I thought it would be easy to match. The sample the store put on top ...
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Why are the lights on my dimmed three-way circuit dimmer than normal?

I have a 3 way switch and a 3 way dimmer switch to operate two recessed fixtures, which worked fine for years. Now, both spots are dim. Doesn't matter if I use the switch with dimmer or 3 way switch ...
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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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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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Should tiles of “stones” be removed from the backing?

We had a stone floor installed in our shower. The stones came on 1' x 1' "sheets". The installer kept the stones on the backing, and now you can clearly see lines in both directions where each 1' ...
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Do gas fireplaces need chimney cleaning?

Is it necessary to have the chimney cleaned by chimney sweeping service if I use a gas imitation fireplace log (no wood) exclusively? If so, what is the reason? What is the root cause for chimneys ...
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how to rewire from a light fixture to a switch outlet

I have an outlet that power comes into from breaker and the outlet wires to other outlets and goes to a switch that i would like to run a light fixture from the switch, i already ran cable to the ...
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Whole house dehumidifier- freestanding vs vented

I’m considering the purchase of a Dehumidifier for our basement, to avoid mustiness in the unfinished/unconditioned portion. I want a nicer quality HVAC-grade unit, both for energy-usage reasons and ...
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Should I install house wrap under board-and-batten siding on a heated shed?

I just bought a new home and I would like to board and batten a very ugly shed that is on the property. It's a large shed with a concrete floor that I plan to use as a work shop. It will have a wood ...
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Wiring a UK plug without coloured wires - help!

I am trying to put a UK plug on an old record player and the wires (please see picture) are not colour coded! How do i wire it up?!
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Condensate drain line freezing. Need an internal solution

I have a residential 16-SEER four-ton air handler/heat pump unit with a built-in humidifier. Both summer AC condensate and winter humidifier over-run feed into a condensate pump which is on the ...
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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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Proper craftsmanship to mount Wi-Fi AP and ethernet cable to ceiling?

I'd like to add a ceiling-mounted Wi-Fi Access Point to the upper floor of an already existing house (USA, wood studs, built 1998). I have access to the attic above and would run Category 6 ...
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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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Water stain on unpainted ceiling

I had a leak in my roof and now a water stain on my ceiling. My ceiling is not painted. Can I seal the stain with a primer and then cover it with thinned joint compound so it matches the color?
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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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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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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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Using self leveling cement in basement bathroom around drain

Should you a use self leveling product over the slope towards a drain in the concrete floor in basement bathroom? We are wanting to install luxury vinyl plank in the bathroom and most sites say to ...
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Can 3/8" Titen Heavy Duty Screw Anchor or hole be reused?

So we drilled into concrete to bolt down steel bases with several Titen 3/8" x 3" Titen heavy duty Screw Anchor. I'll be replacing the base, so I will need to remove the screw, remove the base, and ...
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Will a make up air vent cause an issue in the winter?

I recently installed a gas range and I will soon be installing a 300cfm range hood. Since I primarily burn wood in the winter for heat and I don't want any back-drafting issues, I am planning on ...

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