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Above Ground rigid steel conduit over creek

I am running 3" rsc above ground across a 30' creek. I was told I needed a cristy box installed on each side of the creek, what are these and how do I install them?
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Filling an outdoor drain with concrete to reduce standing water

I have a semi-outdoor drain that looks like this (I have removed the grate): The container of the drain is plastic, and there is a good 6 inches from the bottom of the drain to the pipe where the ...
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Access to LED downlight drivers

Helping my son build a house and he went with Lithonia WF4 LED lighting (pic attached). I know all connections need to be "permanently accessible" but mounting these drivers and connection in the ...
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Relay in Thermostat: current capability \ rating

When designing a thermostat, a relay must swtich a 24V AC signal to call for cooling / heat / fan etc. Industry standard thermostat wire color code used for most systems: White. The white wire ...
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Running multiple 20A circuits to a shed

I have an outdoor shed that was powered with a single 15A circuit by the previous homeowner. I'm trying to rewire it to carry three 20A circuits. It's about a 100' run from my main panel via 1/2" ...
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Car in driveway is source of garage door opener interference

It has been determined that the car parked in my shared driveway is interfering with 2 other condos. The garage door company is sure it is coming from my car which has been parked there for years. ...
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How can I tell if this is a water or gas line

I'm looking for the water supply line coming into my house. I found a pipe that is wrapped in what appears to be black tape an d is 1-1/2" in diameter. Is this gas or water? Thank you. I tried adding ...
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Name of Blunt Tip Sheet Metal Screw

I was replacing the heating element on my old Jenn-Air and I lost an important screw. It is a #8 3/8" long blunt-tip hex head screw holding two pieces of sheet metal together. The head fits a 1/4" ...
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Porch roof support question

I have a porch roof that the previous homeowner did half arsed, 4 pillars set in concrete (link fence posts). Now one side is sagging badly. My brilliant idea is to to replace the 2x4 (4) with 2x6. I ...
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AFCI wired strangely

Folks I want to replace several breakers in my panel with AFCI's. Looking at the directions it appears you wire the power and neutral posts to the AFCI and the breaker pigtail to the neutral/ground ...
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How to fix kitchen sink leak

Can anyone help with this leak under my kitchen sink? It randomly started a day ago for no reason. Do we just need to try to tighten the nut? The photo shows where it’s actively leaking without the ...
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Thermostat and electric base board

I have two different size rooms both with electric base boards and one thermostat that controls the heat. Since the thermostat is in the bigger room the smaller room becomes a sauna. I was told that I ...
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Light switch wiring - one switch controls another light and makes original switch redundant

We have a downstairs room with a single light and switch. This is Lamp A and Switch A. Switch A only has a single brown and blue wire into the switch. We recently had some work done upstairs and ...
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4x100 meter base to 2x200 without changing meter base?

We have a multi apartment building (4 independent services 400 amp from pole) with meter socket 1mp4124rrl. We want to convert to 2x200 amp services. Will we have to install a new 2 socket meter base ...
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Decking - Shorter Sister Joists for Abutted Boards?

I have an existing deck that I am refurbishing. The deck is only 18" off the ground. The existing joists are in good shape. I would like to use shorter deck boards with abutted ends due to the ...
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4 bulb light fixture trouble

My client has a 4 bulb light fixture on a ceiling fan which was working fine but now when you screw in the fourth bulb all bulbs turn off. I believe its wired in a series. but why would it suddenly ...
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Could a neutral wire be black?

I have these two switches which the left one is for the bathroom fan and the right one for the light. Everything already works. Now I want to add a minuter switch to the fan and the minuter have all ...
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Options for sealing off basement crawlspace

The "crawlspace" In the back left upper corner of my basement, a hole was made to enable the addition of a powder room on the main floor. The basement walls are concrete and the hole opening is not ...
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LEDs on Dimmer switch turn off from another switch

I’ve just installed LED down lights in bathroom and hallway. The light in the bathroom is a single LED and turns on/off correctly. There are 4 LED lights in the hall connected to a Trailing Edge ...
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Best advice on Frayed, exposed wires on air purifier cord

I was cleaning my air purifier today and saw exposed wires on the cord (photo attached). It's hard to see but it looks like this part of the cord has been flattened/run down and then popped open, but ...
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Shower timer with shut off for my teenage children [closed]

I've got two children that forget about the time when showering; they just walk in and stay in the shower for ages (30, 40 and even 50 minutes) with the tap open. I have tried some magnetic shower ...
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What does DIN 985 refer to exactly and conceptually?

DIN 985 is standard issued by the DIN in Germany. In this case it is for a simple nut found here. This is a follow up to this question from bicycles. I googled DIN 985 but found nothing ...
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Why isn't gas flowing to my fireplace after I open the valve?

I don’t have a pilot light just a key that you turn to open a valve to free gas. I haven’t used it in 3 years and I recently tried but after 30 seconds of the gas being on ,nothing happened.Does it ...
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Window latch? What are these called and where can I buy them?

My windows has 3 of these per window, positioned top middle and bottom on the inside of the window frame. These catch the lock on the window to secure the closed position. However on some windows, I'...
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Does a 100 year old home need attic ventilation added if no problems have occurred?

We purchased a 1920 brick home 2 years ago and are pricing a new roof and the roofing contractors want to put in ridge vents and soffit ventilation systems. We currently have two large awning style ...
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Washer and toilet water backing up into shower. Can't change plumbing. What can I do?

Renting a tear down, landlord does next to nothing, house will be torn down. Water drainage from house is not working, also not going to be redone. So the problem is drainage for 3 showers 4 toilets ...
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What is this green paste on cold water outlet

Does anyone know what this green stuff is It has a paste like consistency. Pretty sure that is isn’t oxidised copper as there it is too thick/ there is too much and none is on the copper pipework. ...
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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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How do I remove white beverage 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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