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New vanity doesn't leave room for old J trap - how should I run the new pipe?

I am ready to cut the drain pipe behind the wall with the 12" ruler laying on it (see pics) and raise the height of the vanity's sink drain, but I'm not sure the best way to do this. I want to raise ...
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Is there a way to look through wall paintings for pencil writings?

I had pencil writings on the wall from my childhood and this year I came back home and I found that my parents had the wall repainted with white paint. I should've taken a picture of these writings as ...
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Is it OK to stop the indoor blower during heat pump defrost on split-system heat pumps?

The traditional North American split system heat pump (ignoring "dual fuel" systems for now) relies on a backup heat source to provide both makeup heat during low-temperature (below the system balance ...
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Portable AC not getting ride of condensate

I have a portable AC (LG lp1015wnr) which does not evaporate the condensate. It doesn't matter if it is in Dry or Cool mode. In both modes the water is drained from the drain pipe at the same rate.
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Stairway lighting

Is a 3 way switch required at the stairs to a basement with no other entryway? We were given a violation for not having a 3 way switch in a basement with no entryway.
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Was this countertop stabilized properly?

I'm in Florida and recently moved into a new apartment complex. One issue we submitted for maintenance relates to a countertop you can see in the attached in the pictures. Basically, there were no ...
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Levelling exterior painted concrete floor

Want to repaint concrete patio, paint is in good shape, no peeling, but have some minor low spots that pool
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Tools for making toy wooden guns

Thoroughly amateur hobbyist. Just started making toy guns for nephews and friends kids. Looking for recommendations for tools and techniques for better results. I've made a couple of handguns, two ...
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Seal under the deck?

Several question are similar but not the same. My house has an abandoned concrete patio at ground level. Previous owner built a 12'x 12' wood deck 14" above the concrete patio. I have rain water ...
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SDS drill vs normal drill when drilling through external wall into joists behind

When drilling into the ceiling void from outside, does an SDS drill with SDS wood arbor bit make drilling through the thick joists easier? It certainly did make drilling the brick wall much easier ...
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Finishing garage for year-round woodworking workshop

In Toronto, ON and I'm finishing my attached double garage (20x20) in hopes of setting up a woodworking shop. It's not currently heated or cooled but I plan on using it year-round so heating is ...
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Basement ceiling/wall construction

finishing off my basement and need to use 2x2 furring strips to clear some plumbing and gas line runs. Do you install the furring strips first and build the walls up to the furring strips or walls ...
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Plumbing question adding a filter pipe diameter concerns

I am going to be adding a whole house filter to my water plumbing. I am on well water. I have 1 1/4" pipe coming from the pump going to the filter however the inlet for the filter in only 3/4". ...
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Is my HVAC system one or two transformer based?

I have read Do I have one or two 24V transformers in HVAC control circuit, but as it appears I don't have two geographically separate units for A/C and heating, believe this to be a different question....
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what should we do at the chipped tub rim lip

The new tub rim upturn lip has chipped and cracked a little. To install the wall tiles, which option is better? Install the tile backboard (is it cement board) in front of the upturned lip and ...
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How to protect stone masonry wall from weather

My external walls are made from natural stone and they were built in 1900. The weather has stripped the paint off and is causing wear to the wall. The current paint used on the wall is a matt black ...
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Should I leave a treeline to mitigate flooding in my backyard?

I have a 1942 colonial near Hartford, CT. It is a corner lot, and one of the streets I am on recently experienced a flash flood. Our house stayed dry, but we saw water up to three feet in the street ...
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What Alternatives are there to Toilet Wax Rings?

I've got a toilet to set, on a flush but rough and older metal flange. What alternatives are there to toilet wax rings? I've tried two over time, each subsequently became destroyed when the toilet ...
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What is the correct way to attach two grounding sources to my electrical panel?

I replaced my existing electrical panel with this electrical panel in order to have more available slots to redo my kitchen. I have one 6# copper wire ran & attached the water main and one 6# ...
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Can I replace just part of a 1x6 roof deck with OSB?

Redoing Roof, Roof Decking is 1x6 inch planks, and some OSB so the sheathing is mixed materials. Is it ok to replace the lower half of the roof with 3/4 or 1/2 inch plywood and keep the top half ...
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Max sill height for windows as an escape and rescue in a group R-3 occupancy?

Don't have a IBC code book available, assuming it's answered in there. Google is giving me some confusing answers
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Corrosion on hot water pipes

I have green corrosion on only the hot side of all the fixtures even the tank. But only the hot water side. Does this have anything to do with the tank's cathode rod?
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Installing a water filter on a sink with copper supply lines

I recently moved and I have a water filter that I'm trying to install under my sink. I'm used to flex lines, but this place has a piece of copper pipe running straight down from the cold water knob to ...
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Storing comsumable dry goods in your car in the summer?

I live in South Florida where the summer sun has no mercy. I drive a new van and I've taken steps to keep the inside cooler during the day. I live in the van for weeks at a time and need to store ...
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Nest Door Bell Works Fine but Mechanical Doesn't

We recently installed a nest door bell it is working fine but, the plunger on the mechanical door bell barely moves and doesn't ring. We did verify the door bell transform is a 16 volt transformer. ...
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No water going to tank at all everything is new above ground

I got no water going into the pressure tank on my well but water flows to the house when water is on at the faucet but when you turn off the faucet it doesnt back feed into the tank what can cause ...
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Installing outlet receptacle in unfinished basement furnace/water heater room

Recently bought a house with a furnace/water heater utility room in the basement surrounded by a bedroom and playroom space. We just had a water filtration system put in this room that requires a plug....
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Light switch doesn't turn off lights

I just recently installed a light switch. It's not a dimmer switch, so there's just an off and on. Now, the lights are constantly on! When I turn the light switch off, they dim slightly, and when I ...
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Fisher anchor bolts difference FAZ FBN FXA [on hold]

does someone know whats the difference between these anchor bolt types on this page: https://www.fischer.co.uk/en-gb/products/steel-fixings/bolt-anchor I cannot find any good info about what is what. ...
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Why does my bath fan turn off when light switch is on and vise versa?

I just put a new exhaust fan in the bathroom and connected it to existing light switch, which is connected to the bathroom light. When I turned the power back on, the bath light came on but not the ...
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insulating a sauna

I bought an indoor cedar infrared sauna but have little space inside for it so have it on my covered deck. I do realize it should not be outside over the winter but it is difficult to move it on my ...
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Garage ceiling fan / light - changing switch

The house I bought has numerous light/fan switches with smart switches. The one in my garage started going crazy so I removed it and bought a regualr dual switch to replace it. The problem is, once I ...
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How do i connect multiple ground wires? There are 3 green and 1 bare wire on my light fixture

Fixture has 3 hanging lights, each light has 1 green, 1 white and 1 black wire. There is also a bare copper wire on the base of the new fixture. How do i properly attach the green ground wires and ...
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can two fixtures share one vent at a connection?

I'm trying to figure out how to best plumb the drains for a toilet and tub. The toilet is going to be 3" drain and go direction to the main vertical stack. The tub is 2" and is going to connect to ...
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1.5 inch male thread drain coming out of the wall. How do I connect a plastic p trap on it?

I have the following pipe coming out of the wall. It seems to me that I would need a p trap that screws onto the existing thread but all drain plumbing I have seen so far (e.g., https://www.lowes.com/...
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Wire for 100 AMP Detached Garage Subpanel. 50 feet direct buried 50 feet in crawl space

My plan is to run 240 volt 100 AMP power to detached garage. I have 200 AMP Panel in basement of house. Main question is wiring for the run. 50 feet of the run will be in house crawl space/basement. ...
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Fan is turning on air conditioner but no air movement

A few weeks ago I changed the outside unit's starting capacitor and that got the fan on that unit to rotate and the air conditioning on the enclosed back porch started working. Today I came home and ...
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How to measure tile lippage?

I just had my bathroom floor tiled and I am concerned about lippage. Before bringing this up with the contractor, I want to get an idea of how bad it is really. The tiles are 2.25" octagons with ...
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Is it safe to remove the bottom chords of a series of garage roof trusses?

See attached picture. Looks like an 8x10 cut-out. He wants to lift cars up so he can walk under them. Is this safe? Doesn't removing the joists affect structural integrity?
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Material that lets air and sunlight in & keeps rain out?

I have a small open area, it's like a small balcony. The issue is that I get wet when it rains. I ended up buying a regular tarp that covers this open area, and it works well. The issue is that this ...
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Crawlspace encapsulation

This past weekend I recently had to fix the flooring of my family cottage. In a heavy-traffic side entryway, the plyboard floor was bending when you walked over it. We opened up the floor to see ...
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What is the best way to seal between new deck and exterior sliding door?

I've just added a deck to my exterior office. This is the first deck I've ever done, but you can see I got mostly close to the bottom of the door. What should I use/do to seal the bottom of the door ...
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Switch(es?) blowing AFCI breaker

So I need some help (again) with an electrical issue. I wired the basement and due to some new building code all the breakers are AFCI (which I am suspecting is a part of the problem). In the ...
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Hanging a 32 inch TV without snap toggle on plaster

I'm looking to hang my tv on a bedroom wall however there is only one stud on that wall. I tried using a snap toggle but behind the plaster, there's concrete that won't allow the snap toggle to fit. ...
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What parameters affect the amount of btu required to cool a single room

Background Due to the reason I lack knowledge in air conditioning I asked a company that manufactures and sells a\cs to send a consultant to advise me on which air conditioner I should use in my room....
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Blocked sink, waste forced back when rodded

I drew a quick diagram here (you will have to forgive the crudeness): What started as a small blockage with slow draining has grown to be a near complete blockage. We put some water down and over ...
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LED Tape Lights Strobing

I have tape lights that have worked perfectly for 6 years. They were wired into a switch and I have no idea if, or how a transformer was used. They are not on a dimmer. Even you you turn off the ...
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Easiest fix for crooked door frame

This particular door has 3 problems: Door sticks to the stops, due to layers of paint, this post provides couple options. Top door corner rubs against the head on the latch side when closed Neither ...
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Soft vs hard plywood vs two-by lumber for bed headrest

Using plans to build a bed headboard which calls for 3/4" hardwood plywood (34" x 60 1/2"), which is quite pricey for a sheet. What would the main purpose of hardwood specifically be, besides being ...

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