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Should I open my AC register in the basement to help with condensation?

Really hot in NJ this week, excessive heat warnings, and the like. Daytime Temp: 96 degrees Daytime Humidity: 55% Feels Like: 105 degrees Nighttime Temp: 79 degrees Nighttime Humidity: 87% ...
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Can I use an outside feeder tap to run power to a garage?

I have a newly built garage that I would like to add a sub panel. I have a QO load center QOB8-16L 100S which is rated for 100 amps. However, I think 60 amps would be more than adequate for my needs ...
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Can you paint frosted glass with mirrored paint?

I need a full length mirror in my dressing room! My closet doors are frosted can I paint over them with mirror paint?
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How to install a MWF water filter for GE refrigerator

I am not able to install MWF water filter cartridge in my GE refrigerator. Instructions say to align arrows. I don't see 2 arrows to align. Align where?
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What's causing my gas oven ignitor to become dirty?

For months, my gas oven has been having issues igniting. The issue is somewhat intermittent but every time I run into this, I take a piece of sandpaper and rub it against the ignitor. This seems to ...
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Bathroom exhaust fan issue after new switch install

I just installed a new Leviton Switch for my bathroom exaust fan/light. After turning the power back on the fan is now on all the time and the switch only controls the light, all available wires are ...
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How to clean the emergency drain tube on a Samsung Ecobubble washing machine?

Today my Samsung Ecobubble 8.0kg washing machine came to a halt mid-wash and reported the error SE/5E. Some googling told me that this was a problem with the drain, and that the filter should be ...
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Replacing light switches and outlets without electrical boxes

I have a '96 manufactured home I'm getting ready to sell and most of the outlets and switches are a tan color that doesn't work with the color scheme I'm changing it too, plus they just look dirty. I ...
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What size wire and breaker should I use for a small one bedroom cottage?

Have a small one bedroom cottage. I need to install a subpanel in it. I have a two hundred amp panel 30 feet away. The only things I will power in the cottage are two can lights, six outlets, small ...
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Is it safe to daisy-chain power bars (power strips)?

So, is it safe to plug a power bar in to another power bar that is connected to a power source? I don't really want to try it, as if it is unsafe, then I don't really want to try it.
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What is this material between our concrete and bricks (lining our pool)?

The material lines our pool between the brick (edge) and the concrete. This material is only near our pool. It feels rubbery and bendable. And The material is over 30 years old is has been breaking ...
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Only one side of Tandem Circuit lost power at outlets

Replaced all outlets in a room that was part of a 15amp tandem circuit breaker. One circuit had a room that has dual outlets with a switch controlling the top outlet on each. Turned both breakers off ...
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Toilet Tank Replacement

My Lamosa Toilet tank SAHARA 411, 17"X8" needs to be replaced. Can't find another Sahara 411 tank. Can I replace this tank with a Lamosa 16"x8" SASA Vortens Glacier Bay 412 Tank? If not, what other ...
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Where do I put the C wire in this setup

Got me a wefe thermostat. Old thermostat used 4 wires but the blue C was stuffed in the wall. I have read many forums and nobodys setup really matches mine. This what I see at the furnace and what I ...
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Cold water not flowing to certain areas in the house

The water main busted and after it was repaired we no longer have cold water in the front bathroom, the back bathrooms toilet or shower but still have cold water through out the rest of the house. No ...
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Can I replace a single watt (100 max) socket with a 3-way socket on a table lamp?

I just bought a table lamp which I assumed used a 3-way bulb since it has the knob that you typically have on a 3-way lamp. However when I went to put the bulb in I saw that it says 100 watt maximum. ...
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How do I seal the bottom of this door to be waterproof?

I'm going to be replacing this front door with a new prehung exterior steel frame door (pic available upon request). This door leads to a concrete porch and water tends to flow towards the door. The ...
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Trying to identify a shower mixer valve

Can anyone identify this shower valve as I need to change the cartridge??
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I want light controlled by one switch, not two

I have two switches that control one light. I would like to close one of the switches, so that the light is only turned on and off by one of them. I removed the light switch from one of them (pictured)...
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Improve existing roof insulation from the inside

We have a pitched roof (1971 house, The Netherlands) which consists of (outside to inside): Tiles 2cm PUR insulation 2cm wood We asked a few companies for quotations to improve the insulation (...
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Ceiling lights powered, but not from main panel

My contractor seems to be creating energy from thin air. He uncovered some old wiring while replacing the ceiling plaster in my living room. I had him use this wiring to install low voltage can lights ...
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Installing an acrylic glass pane as a one-sided shower cabinet - feasibility & tools

I'm moving into a new place at the end of month. It's in the attic of a tenement building, and all the wall (and ceilings) are drywall. My first project is the bathroom: The bathtub doubles as a ...
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Toilet constantly draining

I've got a problem that I think has only started occurring in the last week or so, my toilet seems to keep draining for up to hours after it was last flushed, and weirdly so it seems to be affecting ...
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Trane HVAC in horizontal position - why does evaporator throw condensation?

I appreciate assistance from anyone who has had or understands the problem. I have a Trane HVAC system in a horizontal "left" flow configuration in the attic. Ambient temperature is about 95 ...
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Installing Nest Thermostat. C Wire not hooked up inside furnace

Good morning. I am looking to hook up a Nest 3rd Gen thermostat that I purchased. I noticed I had a C wire upon pulling the old thermostat. Problem is it is not connected inside of the furnace. I have ...
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Thinnest screed over the water heating floor

I installed a water heating floor system with 17 mm pipes and studded panels. This is how a studded panel with a pipe looks like: It has 52 mm height (the polystyrene has 30 mm). Now I want to add ...
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Rock Pit Drain, pumping up to neighbor

My neighbour built a new home, and a laneway home, 4 years ago. I believe he has a rock pit under the back house, and drain tile leading forward to the road (city) for the front. I have been ...
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Grounding dilemma

I'm replacing a standard 3-way toggle w/ a wifi-based 3-way switch and need a good ground connection to complete the wiring. There is a ground w/in the plastic junction box but it is a bundle that ...
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Low air flow from the 2nd floor bathroom register and I can't find where it connects to the main air supply duct

My air supply system is very straightforward, with an extended plenum in the basement ceiling with 13 branch ducts. But, the house has 14 registers. There are 5 registers on the second floor but only ...
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Water pressure loss every 30 seconds

My water pressure almost stops every 30 seconds (I timed it while showering). This happens throughout the house. I have a well. We just bought the house, and we're new to wells. This morning it ...
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Condo fan coil thermostat fan never turns off, cooling is humid

My thermostat in my condo is a honeywell thermostat and it the only options it has are System and Fan. Fan is set to auto (other option is Lo Med Hi) and the System is set to Cool (or Auto or Off). ...
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identifying shower faucet assembly and advice on repair or replacement

The photos of the shower valve don't show any logo or identification. I "think" it's a Moen but am not sure. It's over 15 years old and dribbles. My question(s) are: Can you identify it, and any ...
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Wireless door bell and door push button [on hold]

I am interested in 4 wireless door bell and 2 push button on doors please let me know the size of push button as they have to keepin neck or pocket also the weight.
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Water Heater/Paying Upfront [on hold]

I am in the process of replacing my water heater which is currently under the manufacture's warranty. My plumber informed me that the distributor is requesting I pay upfront while they submit the ...
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Free Standing Ice Maker Drain

The free standing ice makers cold water that drains into the pea trap drain is causing condensation that drips all along the drain about 10 feet causing mold.
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Can I restore the shine on laminate flooring?

I've had laminate flooring (Pergo) for several years and is now so dull, it looks like my floor is dirty all the time. Can I put shine on it like Clean and Gleam from Melaleuca? I know it has to ...
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Saddle valve on water line running to fridge won't shut off

I've shut off the water line to my fridge (so I can sell), but water still is coming out after turning off the saddle valve. I've even shut off the main water line, but water is still coming out of ...
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External Air Conditioner Condenser Capacitor replacement

I have a couple of questions about testing and replacing the capacitor on my home heat pump external condenser unit. 1. How can I reliably test the capacitor (what tools do I need?) 2. What safety ...
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Will petroleum jelly applied to the rubber on the outdoor power outlet help prolong the rubber life?

After just a few years say 8 to 10 the rubber has been 'eaten up' by micro-organisms. Will petroleum jelly prevent that meaning prolong the life of the rubber?
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Why do type 2 SPD’s* require overcurrent protection (*load side, mains, Surge Protection Devices)

Bought a house built in the 1970’s in a 1970’s neighborhood. It has a 200AMP main panel. A serviceman replacing 1 of the 2 mainboards in the refrigerator suggested that I install an SPD inline in each ...
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Red wire in ceiling (hot) is not sending power to ceiling fan

So I've been installing a ceiling fan and I'm encountering an issue I didn't come across in 2 other rooms, same fan model etc. At the ceiling box I've got Ground, Neutral, Red, and Black. In the other ...
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How large a span can a 4x6 hold safely for a swing set.? [duplicate]

I have a 4x6x16 to use for the header of a swing set. I was going to span 12 ft between supports and cantilever 4 ft but I now would prefer to put the supports at each end. I would hang 4 swings over ...
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Welder rewiring

The wires of the incoming cable pulled out of my old oil cooled welder. I need to reconnect the live and neutral but there is no indication on the welder where either should go. Does it matter? I'd ...
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A/C capacitor replacement

Can a CBB65 55+15uF+/-5% 250VAC 40/70/21 dual capacitor in a window mounted a/c unit be replaced with a 50+15uF +/-5% 250 VAC 40/70/21 safely?
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How to reduce bass on one side? [on hold]

I have one full range speaker/sub, and one mid range speaker. I bought an amp to power the two, but it only has an output for l/r sound, no output for bass/vocals. The mid range speaker doesn't handle ...
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My sink's sewage pipe is too low

I wanted to use the bottle trap for the minimal quality but that's out the window because my sewage pipe sticks too far out of the wall. The first issue was that mt bottle traps tailpiece didnt fit ...
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Dog Groomer Tub has wall drain up too high for water to drain, how can I fix this?

I am a dog groomer and the building I recently moved in was used as a Beauty Shop. The drain that my bathing tub is supposed to hook up at is located too high. I know the water will not drain uphill. ...
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Leak into bowl and no water flow to overflow tube

The toilet had a leak from under the front of the bowl rim and all the parts were replaced. The leak is still there. Now, after the flush valve was removed and reset, no water comes out of the hose ...
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How can I widen a wall to match the width of the beam it supports?

My steel beams are 4-1/4” wide. If I run my framing under the beam with 2x4 framing, I’ll end up with a 3/4 overhang on one side of the wall. How do I make up this gap? Just use furring strips or is ...
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J Channel Looks Wrongly Installed And How To Fix (Water Leak)

I recently moved homes. I am getting a pretty bad leak above a window. I assumed it was the flashing, but before I even got that far I noticed the J Channel looks very wrong (to my amateur eyes). ...

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