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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.?

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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Power supply of VCR [on hold]

My VCR was not working, I wanted to restore it. I don't have enough knowledge about circuit components. Can you tell what it that white round colour thing in the picture?
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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

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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3 way switch that stopped working

Three fluorescent lights in my garage just stopped working. So here's the set-up: 2 switches, 3 fluorescent lights. Switch 1 has hot wire, travelers go to switch 2, switch 2 feeds all three lights. I ...
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Can fuses be intermittent?

While I was at work today I had a power outage in one of my rooms. I know because I had multiple computers in there that were off for several minutes(fully booted back up in 14 minutes), but the ...
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Front Door sidelite

i need to replace my front door sidelite glass ( it is shattered)... It a designer/ privacy type glass with brass caming... The problem i am having is identifying the manufacture of the door ( its a ...
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Can I pull a common wire off an evaporative cooler transformer relay?

I have a Nest thermostat currently controlling a LP furnace. The old thermostat didn't have a common wire connected, but there was a an extra wire in the bundle and a common terminal on the furnace ...
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How can I duct through a new cabinet from a floor vent opening at the wall?

Got a window bench put in, but need a way to direct the air from the old baseboard vent register hole to out the front of the bench. NOt so sure a box store is going to have the proper vent duct parts ...
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Ecobee installation with two Rh wires, occupied G wire and HRV

I just moved to North America from Europe (hence why furnaces, HRV systems etc are totally alien to me) and I'm having trouble understanding how to wire up an ecobee3 lite to replace my Honeywell ...
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multi-wire branch circuit breaker question

i have several outside floodlights, and several outside outlets. family member wired it plugging into the outside outlets causes the breaker to trip using a 4-conductor cable(1 black, 1 red, 1 ...
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where to run pex in cabin

pressure tank in unheated cabin Best way to keep a PEX run in an attic (above a foyer) from freezing? I have the full well and pressure tank system finally working :) Need a run from the wiring ...
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Safe way to dispose of paint thinner

Where I live there are companies that dispose of hazardous or chemical waste but they only work with companies and with large quantities. For the common citizen there seems there are no options to ...
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Interior Door Stopped Latching

As the title suggests, an interior door has suddenly stopped latching as it should. Previously, the door would close just fine, though perhaps you had to apply more pressure than most doors, it would ...
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Is it more efficient to turn my AC unit off periodically vs. keeping it on only while in the room?

I have an AC unit in my bedroom + workspace. I use its "auto" fan speed and "energy saver" mode (rather than "cool" or "fan only"). I'm wondering, which strategy is more energy efficient and by ...
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How does the float on the toilet chain affect the amount of tank water used per flush?

I have a toilet flapper with an adjustable float on the chain. As I move the float down the chain, more water is released from the tank per flush. Why is this? How does the mechanism work?
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Turning off oven breaker cuts power to AC, and vice versa. Why?

Turning off oven breaker cuts power to AC, and vice versa. Why?
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Is the material behind my wall's surface asbestos?

I'm a bit worried. All the wall is peeled off and its an old house. Just trying to renovate.
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Does unblocking power bar outlets through short extension cords increase fire risk?

Power supply units will often be greedy and block access to adjacent outlets in a power bar. A simple solution is to use 1/2 ft or 1 ft (15cm, 30cm) power extension cords to keep all outlets in a ...
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Can I use concrete screws to mount storage racks through drywall into wall studs?

I mistakenly brought concrete screws to hang my storage racks in the garage. Well, turns out my walls are drywall on wood, and not concrete. I don't supposed the concrete screws will work in drywall ...
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How to insulate garage walls from the outside?

I have a partially finished double garage that has no insulation in the exterior walls. Half the garage (10'x20') is finished and is now my office, and half (also 10'x20') is now a workshop. The ...
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Installing a wall to wall rug by myself [on hold]

I want to upgrade my room and install a wall to wall rug. The only thing is that I am on a very limited budget. Is there anyone who can help me by explaining the process of installing such a rug by ...
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How to manage water runoff on flat roof of accessory dwelling unit

I am planning to build a new accessory dwelling unit (granny flat) in my backyard. I really like this design from https://node.eco/ However how do I manage the flat roof water run off? Is it just ...
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Laying the floor tiles for the first time

I have 1 inch plywood subfloor that I am removing tiles, mortar, and lath (metal mesh) from at the moment. I would also like to install tiles myself, however, few people told me it might be harder and ...
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Installed new blower with problems

Had a problem a few years ago with my blower motor. Tech who came to my home said he would save me money as it only needed to be oiled. Worked fine for 5 years after that. Recently I noticed that ...
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How do I repair this bathtub drain plug

I don't understand how to get this working. When workibg properly, you rotate a wheel on the frontof the bathtub and the drain plug would rise to drain or fall to plug. Recently somehow it stopped ...
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Screeching during washing machine spin

I recently replaced the gearbox on my Whirlpool washing machine, a wtw5000dw1 due to some other obnoxious noises. The part number is W11035751 for reference. Image of gearbox There is play on the ...
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Can I install an outlet near the ceiling of a pavilion?

I'm in the process of building a pavilion. I'm doing the work myself. We are hanging a TV from the ceiling. I was planning on installing an outlet near the ceiling so I can plug in the TV. However,...
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how do I convert a existing circuit from 240 to 30 amp? [on hold]

I have an existing 240 plug in my garage and I want to convert that to plug in my camper for 30-50 amps.
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GFCI breaker trips

My 20 amp breaker in my basement to my unattached garage works fine, but when I put in a gfci breaker, it pops as soon as I flip it on, two different breakers. The only thing that is plugged into my ...
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dryer duct: connecting crimped end in dryer to crimped end in wall

A friend redid the in-wall duct for the dryer, leaving a crimped duct coming (slightly) out of the wall. Our dryer has a crimped duct emerging as well. Friend, who has left the area, was probably ...
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Induction cooktop connection

I have a new induction cooktop Bosch PIF645BB1E rated at 7.4 kW. According to its documentation it should be connected with 5 wires (2 phases, 2 neutrals and 1 PE wire). From a former flat renter I ...
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Attic Fan and LEDs

My attic fan stopped working, I swapped it out for a new fan with thermostat. Still not working, I suspect that recently installed LED lighting in my kitchen may be causing this problem with the attic ...
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What color should I paint my room [on hold]

I'm thinking of changing my room's paint color because it's getting kind of old but I don't know what color I should paint it. I checked online and there's a lot of choices but I can't decide so Im ...
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Minimum distance from receptacle terminal to conduit connector

Is there a minimum distance required from a receptacle terminal to a conduit connector? Surely this is defined in the NEC somewhere right?
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Rafter above location for light, exterior light box choice

Retrofitting from knob and tube. One location has a rafter directly above where the light should go (and currently is). The ceiling is 3/4 in beadboard. Can I use a 4 inch pan box cut in to the ...
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Do I need to replace the foundation under porch posts when replacing them?

I need to rebuild my porch this summer. I think its circa 1970 and the flooring is starting to rot through. The only part of the job that is really throwing me is replacing the load bearing columns (I ...

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