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Options and advice for two-point aerial yoga hammock

I'm looking to hang an aerial yoga hammock in our garage from 2 attachment points. I'm based in Australia which might change some of my measurements/ratings so sorry in advance! I can use a manhole ...
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How do I connect light fixture’s ground to supply wires?

Location: US While not exactly a novice in regards to electrical, I’m a little confused here. Replacing ceiling fan+light combo controlled by two switches with light fixture (removing one switch/...
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Replacing receiver on a ceiling fan, but receiver has fewer wires than the fan

I moved into a place with two fans controlled by one remote, which has been annoying. I bought the Hampton Bay Universal Thermostatic Ceiling Fan Remote Control and am trying to replace the existing ...
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Need help with weird (?) wiring to thermostat and condensate pump

I've searched a lot and can't quite find what how to solve this one. I installed an ecobee smart thermostat, which didn't work with 5 wire connection so I switched to their PEK module with only 4 ...
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Refrigerator cools once but then doesn't start up again

We have a Whirlpool Side by Side refrigerator (GS6SHAXML00) that is about 15 years old and was working fine before a long-distance move. When we got to the new house and plugged it in, it seemed to ...
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Can Tankless & Conventional water heaters Join forces?

Although I have properly maintained my nearly 20 yrs old 40 Gallons Kenmore natural gas-fired water heater, However, I have been considering replacing it with a natural gas-fired tankless water heater ...
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water purifier choices and installation

I am tasked by my wife with installing a water purifier underneath my kitchen sink, and I came across this little toy on Amazon, it looks good but the faucet seemed extra to me, 'cause I have one and ...
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Octagon Windows - are they worth replacing?

Intro: My husband and I bought an older home that never actually got finished (no interior casing on windows, no door frames/fixtures, plywood floors throughout...). As far as we know, the foundation ...
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THHN through EMT - then convert to Romex?

I want to wire outlets and light in my unfinished attic. There is a light switch at the bottom of the stairs, cable (I think THHN?) that runs through EMT through the wall and comes out upstairs and ...
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alternate or no Insulation over heat tape

Can I operate a well pump with no pressure tank by using the breaker as a switch? I have about 10 feet of well PE black pipe from the ground in the crawl space to the utility closet (inside heated ...
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How smooth is parquetry?

Can you feel the texture of the wood in a parquetry floor? I'm writing a novel and describing someone feeling the floor, but don't know if in a parquetry floor you would be able to feel the wood's ...
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Old Unitrol 7000 manual control valve

I have an old gas fireplace insert using a unitrol control valve. Can this be changed out and updated to be able to hook the unit to a thermosat. If possible im hoping this will be a much cheaper ...
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How do you install a thermostat if you don't have Y or C wires?

My thermostat is a LuxPro LUX PSP511LCa. I looked behind the thermostat and I see the following: A red wire connected to RC A jumper connecting RH and RC A white wire connected to W A green wire ...
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What is the best process for a first-timer doing a small drywall finishing job?

As part of some home renovations I recently hung the equivalent of nine sheets of drywall -- eight on the walls (including a basement staircase) and one on the ceiling. I've done small patch jobs on ...
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How do I get rid of water streaks on my bathroom wall?

So the walls in my bathroom have streaks all over them. They've been building up over time and is getting worse. The wall over the shower in particular looks pretty bad. Does anyone know how I can get ...
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Grout or caulk on tile floor to tile wall

My shower has tile floors and walls and the connection between them is very rough and needs to be re-done. It looks like previously there was some caulk added in spots. What is the recommended ...
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How high should the tops of concrete piers be above grade?

I'm about to pour some footings for a covered deck. I'm going to be putting 6x6 posts on top of concrete piers, but before I cut my sauna tubes, how high should my pier project above grade? Is there a ...
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Old GE Panel, OK to Keep?

This in an old (1955) GE panel that was formerly the only panel for a house with 3 phase 100A four wire service (yes, three phase). I had the service updated to 200A standard three wire and new main ...
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How do I install my new ceiling light fixture?

Hi I’d like to install a new light fixture. The fixture is made out of plastic and has a blue and a brown cable. The image is of the old fixture that works. In case the image isn’t clear enough - ...
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Septic tank treatments ok for dry wells?

We have a property where as best we can tell they ran the kitchen sink drain into a dry well buried in the ground. We have plans to re do this into the septic system but in the mean time, can I use ...
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Fixing water ingress at mitred corner in roof fascia

Apologies in advance for the long question - I wanted to include all the details as I am rather unsure of what I am doing! I have a 10-year-old flat roof with a fascia facing the predominant weather. ...
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Using Different Screw in Drywall Anchors

I have custom mounting hardware for a floating shelf I'm looking to install. This hardware came with its own special screws, which are meant to be screwed into wooden studs and support the mounting ...
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Load wood beam support

How much load can a (wood) 4"x 6" handle with a span of 16' with supports only at the ends. I have a total of 6,200 load pounds on it.
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Kitchen Refacing\New Counter top

I would like to get some opinions from you folks of our kitchen refacing and new counter top install. We have had many issues with the project from week one. We went through an actual company in hopes ...
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3 sets of wires

I am replacing some old switches in my moms house and I ran into a couple that have 3 sets of wires instead of two and I dont want to install the new plug incorrectly. I generally dont use the quick ...
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Would hot air above a fireplace distort the view of a television picture?

I’m considering purchasing a wood burning hearth fireplace stove that would extend about 21 inches in front of the fireplace. Presently there is no issue with my widescreen LCD TV when the fireplace ...
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What to do about a radiator behind a curtain?

I have lived in several houses, including my current one, where there is a large radiator behind a curtain, and a window above the radiator. My question is - just how bad is this for heat efficiency? ...
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Open Neutral Circuit yet all circuits outlets and wiring appear connected

I am stumped...I have not had an electrical problem in my family room and have lived in this home for 11 years...until a few days ago. A few days ago I plugged a laptop charge cord (new and in normal ...
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Can I run the wires from a cable into a panel through separate knockouts?

I am trying to add a thick outdoor rated cable (from a hot tub gfci breaker box) to my main panel box. The top of the box has two entry points that are not being used, but they are too small to allow ...
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Did I damage my appliance by shorting the power wires in the junction box?

Dish disposal was jammed and I unjammed it with the allen wrench but didn't take out the allen wrench and when I turned it on it wrapped the wiring around the allen wrench and pulled the wiring nuts ...
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How should I reconnect this switch?

I suppose it's a three-way. The red light it's the only hot wire. It was like that when I came to the house. But the wire on top of the red it's going to other room switch and light. The one next to ...
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Moisture leaking out of chip in floor tile

I dropped something heavy and mildly pointed onto the bathroom floor. The Bathroom is tiled with ~30cm square black "slate like" tiles, but where I dropped this thing, the surface has been badly (2-3 ...
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Any tips for using an open hearth fireplace?

I will be taking a trip this winter and staying in a rustic basically 1 room log cabin where the main source of heat is a fireplace. Just a stone hearth and chimney. I believe it doesn't even have a ...
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Adhesive that binds strong but can be cleanly removed

I have something I need to bind strong. Much stronger than super glue, but probably less than gorilla glue, although it's not bad if the bind is that strong. I need it to have a quick setting time, ...
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wall anchor didn't go all the way in - hit a white plastic?

Pretty new with everything about drilling stuff into the wall, so forgive me. I tried to use a recommended wall anchor (click the link for more info), and unfortunately, about halfway through, the ...
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Which 50 amp breaker do I need for my old Eaton panel?

I have an old Eaton panel in my house with a 200amp supply. I need to install a breaker for a 14-50R receptacle for a car charger. The breakers in the panel look different from anything I see in the ...
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what to do if tile of shower is 58.5 at top and 57.5" at bottom for door?

I need to install a door but the tile is off by 1" from the top to the bottom? Is there an easy workaround for this? thanks, Dean
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Hoover UH72635 Belt Clutch Problem

When I removed my old belt, I noticed the plastic cover on the clutch was worn through. I believe it needs to be replaced because it will damage the new belt due to the rough surface. Wondering if ...
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Is my irrigation system winterized properly?

I had a sprinkler specialist come over today to winterize my sprinkler system. I live in northwestern oregon (portland) and I'm trying to figure out if he properly winterized the system or if I need ...
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whats voltage drop on 40 yards of ws2815 leds [migrated]

We are working on a project of using ws2815 led strips and our concern is how to handle the voltage drop?
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Backwater Valve Access Sleeve Cap Broken… sewer gas smell?

Related to this question. Summary: I have a sewer smell in my condo unit (top floor). Recently a smoke test was done and smoke was coming out, from what appears to be the division wall between my ...
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Why doesn't my toilet flush completely outside summer months?

So my toilet only flushes down during the summer months. Yet during winter fall and spring it wont go down all the way. Can't figure out why. Tried a snake and every other means to unclog but I doubt ...
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Can a larger joist be trimmed and have it perform as a smaller joist?

I've got a lot of 7x2 joists left over from a previous project. Now I have a new ceiling to put up but they require only 5x2 joists, so I'm thinking of trimming the 7x2 so as not to have them go to ...
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Wattage of adapter for LED strip

I have LED strip lighting under my cabinets in the kitchen. Recently, they started flickering with noise. Worked fine for a couple of years. I believe it was the adapter that was faulty. Unfortunately,...
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Can a bathtub work without a drain waste or removal shoe?

I guess the drain waste or removal shoe was missing which I saw after trying to change out bathtub drain. Is this a really important part and is it difficult to install?
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Do shower doors for tiled openings have to fit the width exactly?

So I just measured my cement board to cement board width and before tiling it is 4'11". This is due to the pan instructions of putting the pan 'against' the frame. The pan is cast iron covered in ...
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Wiring GFCI/Switch Combo

My current set up is that I have a switch on the kitchen wall with power from the panel at the switch. Then a 12-3 runs to a box under the sink, where there is a half hot for the plugged disposal. ...
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Attaching a fabric/ribbon border to a bamboo shade

I would like to attach a ribbon or fabric border to my bamboo shade at the bottom of the valence piece. Since the shade material isn’t fabric, I’m thinking the best method would be to use a hot glue ...
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how to remove ALKCO flourescent L40 bulb

I've got ALKCO "Lincandescent" flourescents in the master bath in a house built 8 years ago. They apparently discontinued the fixture around the same time. One bulb has burned out, I can't figure ...
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My new roof has a few sagging spots

Not so visible in photos because of the way the sun hits the roof but very visible by naked eye. Enough for my neighbors to stop by to ask me what's wrong. I had the new roof installed 2 weeks ago ...

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