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Will an AC compressor work upside down?

If an AC system is designed to keep liquid refrigerant out of the compressor, will the compressor be ok if installed upside down? It should only be dealing with gaseous refrigerant, but I don't know ...
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Install cedar siding below overhang

I am installing cedar bevel siding and here is the top hitting overhang area If you see the red line, my question is do I have to install the siding hitting that line? If so I need to cut around the ...
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Only cold water on my Bravo washing machine

We have a top loading Bravo washing machine. When we start a load the water comes out very cold no matter what setting the machine is on. I have tried running a load on hot and still only get cold ...
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Cause of second delayed flush?

When I flush my toilet, it works as expected - water rushes in, everything goes down the drain, and the bowl refills properly. Now 1-2 minutes later, I hear a second "flush" in the pipes. The toilet ...
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DIY: How do I remove these white stains from my dark finished wood table?

Simple question: How do I remove the white powdery stains from my finished wood dining room table? I've already tried Bona and cleaning the stains gently with a soft plastic scrubbie. It really seems ...
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Electric dryer runs but won't heat

Dryer Has 220 at outlet, checked each leg to ground and have 110. Checked other end of electric cord on the dryer, no 220 across hot but have 110 to ground off each leg. Dryer turns but won't heat. ...
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Forced Hot Air temp out of vents seems too hot

Vents close to heater the temp is up to 130 F. Others further away are less than 100. 130 F just seems so hot metal, registrar would burn your hand if you left it touching. Heater has to run over 7 ...
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blue green water after softener installation

I recently installed a water softener. We have SUPER hard water and it's now within a normal range. When the softener recharges the water is super fizzy and has a light blue/green tint. After a few ...
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Can I use a shorter length anode rod?

I have a 6 year old 80 gallon American water heater, looking to check/replace the anode rod for the first time. It currently has a 3/4" aluminum anode rod, 52" length. I need a flexible anode rod, as ...
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Power to plug but nothing works

Ok so I have power to my plug and it’s on its own line so I hook up a analog multimeter to check and see how much power it is giving but it blows a fuse on my multimeter. Can anyone tell me what’s ...
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2020 NEC code changes

OK, WOW, just reviewed the 2020 NEC changes scheduled to take effect this year. I'm asking if I'm interpreting the changes correctly: 1) Whole house surge protection. Required either between the ...
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Adding ground…“bare armored ground”: suggestions

I have a 1940's house. Modern panel and sub panel feeding cloth clad cable and knob and tube. Very hard to access crawl space or inside wall because wood ship lap over skip sheathing, shingles over ...
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Broken bed thin material

My kids bed broke. Apparently jumping on it caused the thin material on the connected surface to split. The special furniture side nut things just tore right through. https://photos.app.goo.gl/...
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Why aren't AFCI breakers required for bathrooms/lavatories?

Why doesn't NEC require AFCI breakers for bathrooms/lavatories? Is there a good reason NOT to install AFCI protection on a 15A/20A 120V bathroom outlet? (I.e., use GFCI only.)
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Only apply primer to concrete roof?

Our building has decided to paint a 13-ft x 13-ft section of the roof that's leaking (just a few drops with lots of rain). This roof has a fence since it's an "outdoor" area that we all share, so it's ...
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Low water pressure issue

I have replaced both PRV and expansion tank and still have an issue with water pressure when one or more taps are used. Any ideas for my next step.
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Adding a electrical outlet in a closet for wireless router

I want to move my wifi router to a central location in my home. The only ethernet jack is all the way at one end of my house. However I have a hall closet that is centered in the house and would be a ...
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How to add a main shutoff breaker to sub panel

I have a 50 amp service line that I'm running to a sub-panel in my outdoor workshop. Rather than plug the service line directly to the buses on the sub-panel, I'd like to add a 50 amp breaker first. ...
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Connecting standpipe to 1 1/2" brass waste pipe?

I am remodeling a 100-year-old house, adding plumbing for a washing machine and condensing dryer. I'm installing the washing machine and dryer in the basement. In the location where I want it to go, ...
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What size and type wire should be used for 100 ft away work shop

I built a shed a while back and. now I'm ready to get power to it. I have a 50 amp GCFI breaker, that I plan to run the service line from to the shed. The shed is roughly 100ft away. I called a ...
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Can you use/store your air compressor (horizontal cylinder type) in vertical position?

I have this Air Compressor. Can I remove the handle and store it and use it in vertical position (compressor facing me for easy access)
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Oven tripping after aluminium foil touched element

I was just using the grill part of our electric oven. It tripped the main fuse box. I think tin foil touched the heating element. Now every time we switch on the oven...it trips the whole house. Where ...
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Dryer Outlet - Two 120V's testing fine. No 240V

Have a seriously weird issue. I have a dryer outlet that is showing fine for both 120V's (checked against ground and common) but across them there is no 240. My initial thought was that they were ...
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Grounding TV Antenna and Metal Porch, And Resolving Ground Rod Issues

I'm mounting a light-weight metal TV antenna to a metal mast attached to old-school metal roof columns (with the curly-cues) on a small second floor porch which has a metal porch roof, and metal floor ...
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Closing gap around floor transition strip and door trim

Having finished major renovations, I'm focusing now on the fit and finish work in a 1964 U.S.A. ranch-style home. As you can see in these pictures, the slap-dash flooring transition is shoddily done ...
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Not getting Water from Radiator

I moved into my home a few months ago and suspect it's been quite a while since anyone bled the radiators. I've been going around bleeding them for a few days and I'm still getting a lot of air out of ...
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What type of subfloor will stand up to water in a bathroom?

I'm remodeling our bathroom because of some issues we're having with our floor. The kids weren't shutting the shower curtain when they decided to take a 30 minute shower. They would have a pile of wet ...
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Installing a new electric cooktop details

Printed instructions for my new electric cooktop say: A 3-wire or 4-wire, single phase, 120/240 volt, 60-Hz., AC only electrical supply is required on a separate, 40-amp circuit fused on both sides of ...
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ISSUE: Snowblower pushes snow (forward) rather than throwing snow out of the chute

I have an old Craftsman 3/21 snow-blower (Model: 536.884581). The snow-blower starts perfectly, motor runs perfectly and the auger spins when the drive is engaged. When I use it to blow snow, it “...
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Large obstruction in toilet drain

I am currently working on putting in a basement bathroom. Have a 4 inch drain pipe roughed in, which at it's location is the toilet. Put a camera down to see the condition of the pipe and about 12 ...
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What is the yellow lever under my bathroom sink?

I'm working on a bathroom faucet that has been dripping. I turned off both shut-off valves (one to the hot and one to the cold). However, I also noticed a yellow lever on a pipe that feeds into the ...
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What type of fuse should I use for my GFCI kitchen receptacle?

I have a countertop 15 amp GFCI receptacle in my kitchen and I would like to replace the fuse for it. It's currently on a time-delay 30 amp fuse (it's a cartridge/capsule style fuse), which is too ...
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Simplest solution for hanging 50lb frame with welded hooks

I have a 50lb mirror I'd like to hang. It has an iron frame with two hangers welded onto the curved top edge on the back. Here's a close-up of one of them: The hangers are about 17" apart on center, ...
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Pool pump duty cycle \ schedule

A Florida small HOA pool needs approximately 8 hours of pump time What is the thought process to optimize the duty cycle? For starters, minimizing transients (cycling on / off) should extend the ...
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Can you tell me where the some of the plumbing runs would be going to?

just moved into my first new house in 17 years! My old house was a new build and very simple. This new to me house is about the same and had quite alot of basement work done at some point. That's ...
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Garage Wiring Route Through Ceiling

I have started drilling holes in order to fish wire down from my attic to the garage. Unfortunately this house doesn't allow me to have easy routes. Where I currently have the hole through the floor ...
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wall switch burn out

Why does a 2 way light switch constantly burn out? I have replaced it twice but quits working after a few days. I have to use the switch at the other end of the room to control the ceiling light ...
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Multiple in-wall bathroom heaters on same circuit

I am designing the electrical for a new-construction home. Targeting NEC 2017. I have two bathrooms, each of which will have an in-wall heater. The heaters run on 240V and draw 8 amps each. I would ...
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non-metallic flex conduit permissible locations

Is it permissible to use non-metallic flex conduit in the garage or attic? Specifically as a short distance "whip" between a disconnect and an appliance such as a water heater or an HVAC blower ...
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How to wire a switch to a plug in

I am currently planning out a lighted fountain to give as a gift later this year. It will be a flat back wall with water trickling down the face, side lit with LED strips behind frosted plexiglass. ...
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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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Hot water heat zone valve

The hot water baseboard in my apartment stays warm when the heat is off. It is working but does not completely turn off. The head on the zone valve has been replaced. Is this normal or should the base ...
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Replacing timer with no neutral wire

I bought replacement for my bathroom exhaust fan. Basically what i bought was this: https://www.homedepot.com/p/Hampton-Bay-50-CFM-Wall-Ceiling-Mount-Roomside-Installation-Bathroom-Exhaust-Fan-ENERGY-...
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Closing a fireplace to the inside but opening it to the outside

We are buying a house that has a fireplace in the den. I want to turn the den into the kitchen. It’s the perfect space for it in the house. The laundry room is on the other side of the wall, so we ...
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What is this thing that holds widespread bathroom faucet handle to sink? How do I tighten it?

I have a Pfister widespread bathroom faucet. As I was working on a leak and replacing the cartridge in one of the handles, I managed to loosen the other handle completely to where this part fell off: ...
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Rth5160d1003 New Thermostat wiring from Older 7 Wire Setup o & b wires?

I need help with wiring up the new thermostat. I have a Gas furnace heat with heat pump. Goodman Units. The old thermostat G=GREEN C=BLUE Y=YELLOW R=RED O=ORANGE b=BLACK E=WHITE. The new thermostat ...
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No hot water at kitchen tap

I've been having hot water problems of late. I have replaced all shut off valves in bathroom and kitchen, have installed new faucets throughout and replaced the dip tube BUT I'm still not getting any ...
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Does having metal safe increase chances of burglary at home

One of my friends brought a metal safe recently. However he is also worried that burglars somehow know about existence of such safe on house ( either through metal detectors or some other means ). ...
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How to run wire through corner with lots of studs

I have a new garage addition that I'm doing the electrical for. I got to the point of running the wires for the front coach lights and realized a snag. I'm trying to figure out the best way to run ...
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Is this mold situation ok to ignore?

We just bought a home in the North-East and were told by the home inspector that we had some mold growth in the attic, but that he didn't think it was the "toxic" black kind so it wasn't urgent, but ...

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