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Brick drilling in close distance to another hole?

I am about to install a samll kids coat hanger, however it seems I will need to drill another hole about 1 cm from the existing one (brick wall). Is it at all possible or should I look for another ...
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Sockets not working but circuit breaker hadn't tripped

We came back from holiday to find that some of our mains sockets were not working. I checked the circuit breakers but none of them had tripped. Eventually I found out that by turning the switch on the ...
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Swann HD Doorbell

I want to hardwire my Swann HD doorbell, rather than using it's in built battery. Can I use an existing cable which supplies 18Vac 1.25amp from a powerplug, whereas 16-24Vac 1amp is specified in the ...
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Is there any reference (or probably web/online calculator) to figure the size for downspout pipe for a known flow rate

The total flow rate of water collected by the gutter of my roof is known (50 L/minute). I need to figure the safe size for my downspout pipe for this roof. What's the minimum diameter for the ...
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HVAC blower fan won't stop

So I had this problem with my HVAC during winter when out of blue (after working fine for many years) the blower (fan) wouldn't stop, even after the temperature reached the target and the burners shut ...
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T1-11 siding installed horizontally

This is my home for the last 10 years with T1-11 installed horizontally in the front. Is it "wrong" to have it like that? I am not having any water issue for a decade since. But now I am selling my ...
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Wiring question for detached room

Would it be possible to power the detached room from the breaker box with two 30 amp breakers to the room with UF 10-2 wiring underground from the breaker box and then landed into the junction box at ...
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Can I feed a sub panel off my 200A service box? Or would I need to run wire from the inside breaker box?

Can I add a sub panel feed off my 200A service box? If so what are the requirements? Or would I need to run it from the main house breaker inside the house and wire from there? I currently have a ...
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Well Pressure Tank from 35 PSI to 65 and back every 7 minutes

My well pressure tank (Well X Trol) kicks on, goes up to 65 PSI, then immediately starts dropping, and after about 7 minutes, hits 35 PSI and kicks back on again, pushing it back up to 65 PSI... and ...
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How to close this wall

My house has a small "porch" near the main door. In many years I've been here, I never once used this area that is on the North side of the house as a porch. It tends to collect junk that I need to ...
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Requirement for splicing neutrals in a switch

I am going to install 4 LED downlights on a 3-way switch. My plan is to do panel-switch-switch-lights... similar to this image I will be using THHN inside conduit from panel to first switch, and ...
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Wiring a Split Outlet with Two Neutrals

I’m trying to replace a very old outlet in my kitchen. The garbage disposal and the dishwasher are plugged into this outlet. The top outlet is switched, but the bottom is always hot. Everything I’ve ...
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What if i buy land? [on hold]

I'm thinking into buying land so i can build a home but my thing is, the home part would probably take some time before actually starting construction. My question is what do i have to look forward to ...
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Need to identify wires coming from external AC Unit

idiot DIY'er here :P. I recently installed a smart thermostat and long story short; I removed the two wires from my furnace's board for the external air conditioning unit in the process. I was going ...
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Should I have paid attention to polarity when installing a new light fixture?

I just installed a pull chain fixture in a closet. The light works but I paid no attention to black wire to brass screw or white wire to silver. Of course when I am tossing the box I see the ...
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What kind of screw is this?

While finishing the assembly of a basketball hoop from a kit, I ran into a case where the provided screws are too large in diameter to fit into the mating holes, let alone screw in all the way. I ...
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How do I check continuity without having a multimeter to see which white wire is my hot?

how do i check continuity without having a multimeter to find out which one of my white wires are hot and I need to hook my black and blue wires to ?
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a/c doesn't turn on when temperature is reached

I just changed my thermostat and it does the same thing [as the old thermostat did?]. I get up in a.m. thermostat is set at 77 F. When inside room temp reading on the thermostat reaches 77, a/c doesn'...
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Can a skip trowel texture finish affect the overall straightness or linearity of a wall?

We're remodeling our home. The construction crew just put up drywall on the new walls to prime. I noticed the framing around the newly installed windows are off, by 1/8" to 1/2". The foreman said the ...
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Air Conditioner question

Is it typical for 1 of the (pipe) lines from my outdoor AC unit to have condensation? The AC tech added 1Ib of freon yesterday. Don't know if this has anything to do with the condensation.
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LED's emitting high pitched noise

I have some LED lights hooked up to a trophy cabinet and for some reason it's emitting a fairly loud high pitched noise, does anyone know what this could be?
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A plumber replaced my vacuum break after it was damaged by ice. My sprinkler system still doesn't work. What to do next?

Last week, I had a plumber come to my house because the vacuum break in my sprinkler system froze and broke. This came as a surprise to me because we have always had the system properly winterise. I ...
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Lid stays for shallow box

I have a window seat with shallow storage underneath (100mm deep storage, 560mm deep lid of 18mm birch ply). I've not had any luck finding soft close lid stays. The piston ones I've tried are soft ...
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Circuit Breakers

one of my breakers in the breaker box turns red when I switch it on. Some of my bathroom outlets do not work. This breaker is currently off, but when I turn it on, it shows a red light. What does that ...
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Why multiple pipes in attic?

I have a single story house, built in the late 40s, with a small kitchen and one small bathroom. I was up in the attic checking something and noticed multiple pipes running to the roof -- all located ...
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Dishwasher drain hose getting dirty - what's wrong with my setup?

I've installed a built-in Kenmore dishwasher about 7-8 months ago after following the high drain loop method and today I found out that my drain hose looks like this, which I assume isn't normal. ...
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Moving and covering light fixtures in bathroom

I currently have 2 small light fixtures in my bathroom on either side of my mirror above the sink. My plan is to add a new fixture above the mirror and patch/cover the existing fixtures. It's first ...
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Suction base cups removal

I have sited a Gecko loc caddy wrongly. What's the best way to remove the base plate from the tiled wall without damage.
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Is it possible to drive led strips using a halogen driver?

I have a 12v halogen setup in my kitchen which I'm looking to replace with 12v led strips. I have everything working and the light strips work, until I unplug the halogen lamps at which point the leds ...
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Neutral and ground connected to one bus bar in subpanel; should I change?

At my house, there is a subpanel that serves a pool area, served by one 30 amp 240v circuit. The panel, which I think was installed about 30 years ago, has just one bus bar that the neutrals and ...
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PV inverter breaker sizing requirements

I have a PV inverter that is rated at max output of 25A, and the backfeeding breaker in the main panel is a 35A. This is appropriate considering the 25A * 1.25 and round up sizing formula. However, I'...
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Is it possible to use a scaffold ladder as access to loft?

I am looking for affordable, safe access to the 7'x 7' sleeping loft we are soon to build and came across a scaffolding ladder with handrails for under $100. Is this a crazy idea or a viable option? ...
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Wiring from house to garage

What size wire 125’ to garage,will have 50 amp welding machine and led lights only use at the same time.Plan to use underground cable.
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Flipped off main breaker for repair, unrelated circuit will not come back on

Switched off main to replace two GFCI's in garage, now separate circuit to attic (feeding one overhead switchable light, one receptacle, doorbell, and AIR HANDLER) will not power up. Breaker is on (...
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Can you use gloss polyurethane for first coat when finishing floors?

When I had my hardwood floors professionally sanded and refinished, the contractor put down satin polyurethane for the base coat, then gloss for the top coat. I'm now refinishing a floor myself. Is ...
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Does washroom silicone caulk turn into goo after time?

I found this tube of clear washroom GE caulk in the closet that hasn't been used in over a year. When I tried to apply it yesterday, it was like goo even after drying it for 24 hours. I want to know ...
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Whirlpool top load washer LSR7010PQ2 “fixed” spin problem, now burning smell and lightspeed spin

So I had the intermittent spin problem, would agitate but not spin out. Replaced clutch assembly pn: 285785 and motor coupling pn: 285753A Upon running a medium test load, smelled burning. Unplugged, ...
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What size aluminum ser do I need for 100 amp sub panel 10 feet away from 200 amp main?

What size aluminum ser do I need to feed 100 amp subpanel? Ten feet from main panel.
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How do I wire my 4 way switch?

At the bottom is the stairs is the first 3 way switch in this circuit - it doesn’t need to be messed with because it was never changed and works good. Then go up the stairs a little where a 4 way ...
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Cracks in new house slab foundation, how serious?

I am in the process of building a new home in North Carolina. This is slab based foundation house. The slab was poured in mid March when the temperatures were around 40-50 F. Now during the pre-...
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Ground wires: Do I have this right?

I have 200A load center with a solid bare #6 ground wire tied to a ground rod. Ground/Neutral are bonded in the box. Then run stranded #6 (does it have to bare?) to the 100A auto transfer switch. ...
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How to remove bathtub faucet?

The cold is leaking. I don't know the manufacture. Is it a cartridge? Can it be replaced? And how? This question is based on my original question, here: How to replace a Jacuzzi bathtub faucet ...
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How to permanently remove moisture on concrete kitchen floor

We are currently renovating our kitchen and when we removed our vinyl flooring we noticed lot of moisture. We want to put self adhesive vinyl tiles but wanted to avoid the scenario of moisture ...
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Why are there only 2 white wires in my celling outlet box for me to install celling fan and light?

I am replacing the celling fan/light in my kitchen and when I removed the old one I didn't pay attention as I was unhooking the wires, but when I went to install the new one realized that the only 2 ...
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Electrical Question about a 100 amp sub-panel to a 100 amp sub panel in my out-building

O.K. I ran the appropriate wire from my sub-panel to a sub-panel in my 'out-building'. I stopped by the electrical supply house and spoke to an electrician for the correct wire size for that process......
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Do PVC glue, cement leave traces?

Before a month, I bought a domestic air conditioner for my bedroom and the person who came to install it, used somewhere PVC glue with that strong toxic smell (you can smell glue without to have to ...
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How to remove latch assembly that is stuck in edge bore?

I want to replace a door knob, but I have 2 problems: After removing the door knob, I can't remove the latch assembly from the edge bore. Is there a mechanism to remove this from the door, or is it ...
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How do I remove this old metal ceiling junction box?

There is this metal bar over this junction box which also holds a light fixture. There is also 4 BX cables connected to it in which I am trying to upgrade the existing light fixture attached to it ...
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Outside sub panel between meter and breaker box

On the front of the house I have a meter and below it is a sub panel. I open the cover and there is a single switch in the middle of the panel (looks like a giant light switch) and it is spring loaded....
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Is there any way to remove hydraulic cement from a concrete slab without ruining the concrete?

So the previous owners of my house put hydraulic cement along the edges of the wall in the garage and it looks pretty ugly. Is there any way to remove it? I've seen these Portland Cement dissolving ...

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