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Water dripping from freezer into fridge top shelf

My fridge has recently started dripping water into the top shelf. Have you encountered this? Any tips on how to fix it will be appreciated. Can I do it myself or do I need a specialist? It's not under ...
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Water heater working when flushing a toilet

I have a tankless water heater. After I finish to use hot water and I close the faucet, the water heater starts a fan and make a typical noise, it's very typical and expected. I guess it blows off ...
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Unthreaded holes for AC fan motor mounting screws?

My AC is not working. It is a Trane AC (Model 2TTB0030A1000AA). In the process of diagnosis I tried replacing the capacitor, and that did not help. I tested the fan blades and they no longer spin ...
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Need help with wires - Replacing bedroom light fixture with ceiling fan

Hello, first time here and I'm in need of some help. I am trying to replace my simple light fixture in my bedroom with a ceiling fan. First thing I want to do is take off the original ceiling box and ...
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Why is newly applied asphalt not smooth?

I finally decided to hire professionals to fix my driveway rather than trying to excavate it myself. This is a newly repaved piece of the driveway: I would expect it to be smooth and even, am I ...
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Floor Shakes n bed

I live in 3 story house that has been turned into apt.When tenets upstairs walk up stairs or have sex my floor n bed shake.Is this structure safe is it because it's been turned into apt
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Shutoff switch before breaker box

I want to upgrade my 100 amp power to 200 amp. Under the new 200 Amp setup, can I install a switch that will cut all power to the hot bars in the box, say for lock-out, tag-out? Do they make a switch ...
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120V outlet from 240V load center?

I want to install a 120V outlet for my deck, and I'm not sure if I can run this from the same load center that my hot tub uses. It's a 240V load center that is fed from a double pole breaker in the ...
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Retaining Wall Leaking Dirt

In the home my wife and I recently purchased, I noticed more and more dirt pouring out of one side of our retaining wall surrounding our driveway. It occurs right at the seam where the retaining wall ...
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Reattaching Drain Rod to Trip Lever

The trip lever on my bathtub drain has broken. The small loop on the back of the trip lever drain broke off (see picture) and thus can't connect to the rod anymore. Now when I went to purchase a new ...
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Hot tub water does not get warm

We had repairs done to the hot tub. Supposedly it is good to go. I feel like there's something I should do with the control panel (buttons) in order to heat the water up. I was able to set the ...
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Condensation on bathroom vent

MY bathroom vent goes directly into the attic space,no pipe. It is getting warmer outside and my attic is very hot. When the Air conditioning is turned on the vent fan drips. How can I fix this?
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How to protect these NM cables?

I have an old chimney that an electrician used to run cable to the attic, and they protected them with small diameter metal conduit. I have run several more cables. I could run each in it's own tube,...
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Do any home thermostats have an adjustable control range?

I am having trouble with AC and need to replace it soon ; so I have been listening to it cycle .I knew it only stayed on a short time but I just found it runs less the 2 minutes ; that is with ...
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Best/strongest material to build a weatherproof shelf?

I will be building a shelf on the outside of the house to hold a 120lb (18,000 BTU) air conditioner. The worrisome constraint is that the two shelf supports have to be 38" apart**. The 24" wide AC ...
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With hardwood floor damage due to water, under what circumstances do I need to order a mold inspection?

Water from my dog's bowl spilled over and caused: (1) a black water stain on one or two panels (engineered or laminated hardwood, unsure which); and (2) one panel to slightly buckle when you step on ...
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Can I use untreated deck posts on concrete piers if there's a bracket between?

I am adding an 8'x16' deck to my home, and I want to use 4x6-10' posts on 4' centers that will also support roof at later date. I live in Aberdeen, WA (a wet climate). I will be using post & pier....
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Proper gutter downspout location on sloped ground for shed

I built a shed last year on sloped ground, using concrete piers. I didn't get around to adding gutters, and was contemplating not doing it. But, the water seems to be eroding some areas of the soil ...
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What should I replace on a double-flush toilet to stop internal leaking?

My double-flush toilet will add water at random times, so I guess it's leaking down the water level causing this. Not familiar with the dual flush unit. What should I replace?
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Installed Tankless Water Heater - Internet loss when active

I installed an Ecosmart 27kw tankless water heater yesterday and as far as heating the water goes, everything works perfectly. The issue is when the water heater is running, I lose internet! Specs: ...
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Do I need to retrofit a junction box when replacing a vanity light?

I am installing a new vanity light. I took down the old one from 1997 and found that there is no box behind the light, only the cable coming through the drywall, (black, white and green/ground.) Is it ...
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wrong coloured lead used on replacement window

I recently had a window replaced with lead square design on the surface of the glass. The existing windows are silver leaded, but the installer decided to put a dark lead, almost black on the window. ...
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How do I determine if a slow toilet leak is due to an actual leak, or due to sweating?

I got my wife a bidet for her birthday (something she'd been asking for for a while). Several days after install, we came to realize that there was a thin sheen of water under the toilet, enough to ...
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Are pass-through grounding screw connections allowed by the NEC?

Is this type of connection allowed according to the NEC assuming the ground wire is sheathed (like thhn) and striped back at the area of the screw and then continued to the receptacle ground screw ...
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Romex clamp need grounding in NMT?

I want to transition from Romex to THWN in PVC. The transition, from what I hear, is rather common from going from the inside to the outside. My question is, I know the NEC is pretty finicky when it ...
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how to tighten the nuts inside the U shape under the countertop in the kitchen

Hi, The faucet in the kitchen is loose due to leaking. The wood under the countertop was damaged due to leaking water. This makes it very soft and difficult to tighten the nuts. From the picture, ...
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Can I plug my new LG-LW2217IVSM A/C nema 6-15P into a 6-20R with a 20A-240V CB?

The user manual says to use a nema 6-15R with a 15A two pole Circuit breaker(240V). But my existing setup is a nema 6-20R with a 20A two pole CB(240V). I realize a 6-15P plug will fit into a 6-20R ...
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Why isn’t there a solution to detect loose neutral

Loose neutrals in a house can easily cause house fires and are not always detected until it is too late. Why isn’t there main “smart” breakers that not only detect loose neutrals / phase imbalance and ...
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Faucet Supply Line Pinched

We recently had to have our island cabinets replaced. To do this the contractor had to remove and reset the quartz countertop. It’s a decent sized chunk, about 9’ x 4’. During the installation of the ...
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Single handle bathroom faucet

How do I disassemble an older single handle bathroom faucet? I removed the handle and started taking the outer parts off but I could not get the rest apart.
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I have had a veranda constructed with polycarbonate roof

The water flows back on the underside of the polycarbonate and floods the veranda. We have worked this out. I don't know what to do. The person who built it does not seem to know why it happens and ...
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Need help interpreting panel specification

On my electric panel spec sheet it says: Sum of current ratings of two breaker poles fed from one connector must not exceed 125 Amps. What does that mean?
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fire door between garage and residential living space!

Can a solid door, under 1 3/4 inch thick, Designed-Equipped with a plexiglass-like panel, ever be accepted as a fire rated door between living space and a residential garage in California? I assume ...
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Light fixture in bedroom closet?

Does current electric code mandate an installation of a light fixture in every bedroom's closet?
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replaced fan - stuff gets weird

I installed a new ceiling fan that has a remote switch box. Everything worked fine. I couldn’t tell what colors the wires were in the ceiling, but followed the wiring that was already there. Now, the ...
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Sistering a split joist not code?

I know that building codes vary by jurisdiction so for the purposes of this question I am in Baltimore County, MD. We have a split joist in our basement. It's a 2x8, about 10 feet long. One side is ...
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How to fix couch covering material

This may sound like a stupid question but I only have this couch for a few years. It has a type of synthetic skin, maybe nappa and it's getting all damaged, and splitting in some places. Here is ...
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Good tool hand box [on hold]

I have a great old Rubbermaid Roughneck hand box that has broken a latch after 20 or so years. I am appalled at the quality and selection of boxes at the major stores today. Mostly flimsy and have ...
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5 Wires in Light Switch

I have 5 wires in the back of the light switch. It looks like there are 2 ground wires (copper, no coating) one from the breaker and one to the light. They go into different holes and then are coiled ...
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grounding wire extension

I have an above ground pool which was grounded for safety. I had to buy a new pump (motor) and unfortunately the ground wire was too short to reach the pump. I had to move the filter and pump to reach ...
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Condo Sound Insulation, Warranty

Similar to this, but not a duplicate: How can I determine the STC (Sound Transmission Class) rating for my condo walls and ceiling? The goal: Verify if I have a claim towards the developer who says ...
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Replacing piping only on sprinkler system?

I have a sprinkler system in my yard with 6 valves. Two are used for drip system piping (one to the front yard which is desert xeriscape), a second for shrubs/trees in the back yard. Additionally, ...
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Can I connect circuits for a dishwasher and sink disposal unit to the same breaker?

Can the garbage disposal and dishwasher, each with its own GFCI receptacle, share the same 20 amp circuit at the main electrical panel?
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Bathtub Trip Lever Plunger Won't Go Past Lip Of Pipe

I was caulking my bathtub and was removing the caulk around the overflow plate when the linkage for the plunger came loose. I removed the linkage put the plunger back down the hole but now then the ...
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How to repair cut joist around pipe *after* framing and drywall

I'm finishing my attic and have just realized that my rough carpenter screwed up by not addressing a cut joist. In photo 1, you can see that the joists have been sistered with LVLs, but there is a gap ...
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How should I fasten window trim molding when I reinstall it?

I posted previously in regards to an exterior window trim issue I discovered, where the previous home owner did not put any waterproofing around the window. I have since waterproofed around the ...
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How to clean a domestic air conditioner

How do I clean the inside of a domestic air conditioner? Can I spray water to the coil (after the filters are off) or water will make coil to get rust?
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Is there such a thing as a smaller vent cap than the 4"

I need a vent cap to fit without touching an adjacent vent pipe i.e.vent cap cover needs to be < 4 1/2 " ( possibly might work <5" ) to fit into opening to exhaust air outside from a bathroom.
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How to automate a window to open & closed by remote commands

I'm a software developer. I would like to be able to open and close my window automatically when there is a noise outside. So first I need a Wifi Microphone, that will stream the audio to my PC. Then ...
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Converted 3 way switch to single pole. Disconnected traveler wire hot when fixture turned on

I converted a three way switch in my dining room to a single pole smart switch and plan to put a blank wall plate where the old switch resided. I identified the common wire and the two travelers (one ...

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