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Whirlpool freezer not getting cold enough

I have a Whirlpool freezer (model EV171NYMS03) that is not getting cold enough. It is currently below freezing, but just barely. I replaced the fan motor earlier and that is still running. When I took ...
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How to remove fluorescent bulb from a stuck rotary lock socket?

I'm trying to change a fluorescent bulb but it gets stuck when I try to turn it 90 degrees to remove it. The socket appears to be of rotary lock type, the same as the one in this question: How to ...
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Can I control where in the toilet bowl the flush water goes?

When I flush the toilet the water mostly comes in from the front of the bowl. Is there something I can do so it covers more of the back? There are more and bigger holes toward the front of the bowl: ...
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Troubleshooting GFCI Outlet Tripping

Recently, the GFCI outlet that "powers" our back patio has started tripping. Initially, I thought the outlet was old since this only started recently (and we use our patio regularly), so I replaced it ...
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LG machine start button

The start/pause button of my LG washing machine is not working please how do I fix it. I have tried switching it off,pressing the start button. For five seconds and then turning it back on but it ...
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Circuit Not on Any Breaker, but Off with Main Breaker

Looking through my main panel today I discovered that at least 1 circuit does not appear to be attacked to any breaker. If I turn off the main breaker of the house, the circuit does turn off. How can ...
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Name of door/cabinet knob that operates two bolts at once

I've seen knobs that when twisted operate two bolts, however I can't find them online because I don't know what they are called. An example might be on cabinet where a knob in the center of one door ...
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magnetic OR retractable screen for outswing deck door

I'm looking for a screen solution for an out-swing deck door. I'm interested in a magnetic type screen which seems like less of a contraption, but I'd consider a retractable that rolls into a canister....
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Installed Self-Grounding 3 prong in place of 2 prong

I had a 2 prong plug in place where I needed a 3 prong. (no heavy loads, just TV and such) I read about replacing this with a 3 prong and found out the following: If the hot end to the box screw ...
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Downspouts smaller than 2x3?

I have an old metal overhang from when my home was built back in the 60's. It has in integrated gutter and currently no downspouts to direct the water. I went to Lowes and purchased the smaller ...
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Faucet handle removal

I’m trying to replace my bathroom faucet (I turned off the water supply lines) and cannot get the base of the handles off. Here are photos of the top and bottom: Anything I should try?
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By how much can I trim back the connectors of 1.5" PVC fittings?

We're installing the drain plumbing for a newly installed tub, and the drain shoe overshoots the tub drain hole. The tub has been mortared in place and can no longer be moved: A joist limits how far ...
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Replacing toilet supply line and valve

I'm trying to replace the supply line and valve for my toilet but am having a hard time removing the coupling nut. I tried grabbing the fill valve and using a plier to remove the coupling nut but the ...
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Replacing receptacles - why are white and black wires crossed?

I am in the process of replacing all receptacles and wall plates in my home. Most of the receptacles are pretty straight forward to replace as they have only one black and one white wire (and ground). ...
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Adding a hot tub which needs a 220 60 amp circuit

I reviewed some other questions - none of them seemed to be similar enough to consider. I am planning on using an electrician for this upgrade and want to be able to explain to him on the phone our ...
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Replacing window frame without replacing window?

I was talking to someone and he mentioned that you could remove a window, replace the sill/frame, then put the old window back in....to me, that doesn't make sense at all, as the old window has caused ...
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Do I have this diagramed out right?

Wire diagram: Looking for either confirmation or help of its wrong. The above diagram shows what I’m planning on doing. There’s an existing light switch in my basement that operates the top outlet ...
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Water flowing in from holes

I live in south Jersey. We just had 3 days of downpours a couple days ago. I have pumped the basement several times since then. As you can see in the pic I have holes in my basement floor (that were ...
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Cold water smell only in 2 of 3 bathrooms

2 of 3 bathrooms have smell in cold lines only! It dissipates in 1-2 minutes. system has been chlorinated twice. could it be in faucets?
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Roofing choice for outdoor sandbox cover

I built an outdoor sandbox for the kids that's about 4' x 5' but haven't had the time to put a real roof on it yet. To keep the rain (and the poo of roaming cats) out, we have thus far been using a ...
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How do I replace the cartridge on this tap?

I have this specific tap https://www.screwfix.com/p/seaford-basin-mono-mixer-tap-with-pop-up-waste/853fv On my bathroom basin. It is leaking from the cold water stem when turned on, so I believe I ...
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What are good ways to deal with an area that needs temporary floor covering?

I recently posted a question about using peel and stick tiles on chipboard substrate as a temp fix. I started to write this as an answer to that questions, but realized that my answer was becoming ...
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How much water needed to test sump pump?

Recently moved in to a place and am attempting to test the sump pump. Most information I can find online mentions that there will be a float switch somewhere to activate the pump but I am not seeing ...
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can drywall be apply over plaster

have fake stone on the out side of house and some how it seek through the wall and the plaster in side and got wet along wit the card board likr material. can you put drywall over plaster what do you ...
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Frigidaire FEX831FS4 transmission leaked oil. Should I refill? With what?

While rebuilding the Frigidaire FEX831FS4 washer's transmission, I did not remake the gasket between both transmission halves. So, for the next few days there was a little bit of oil splattering going ...
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How damaging can a 3 meter (10 feet) long drain hose be for the washing machine pump and microorganism growth?

I have two washing machines and they are placed one next to each other (this is the only way I can position them due to the space). The first one is connected to the drain pipe under the sink ...
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Way to prevent mineral buildup in toilet?

Our apartment has extremely hard water, and the toilet has severe mineral buildup that makes it impossible to flush. Is it possible to attach a filter to capture this before it deposits on the toilet? ...
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Calculating daily energy production of PV panels

From https://www.solarpowerrocks.com/solar-basics/how-much-electricity-does-a-solar-panel-produce/ it says: "Using the example above of a 250-watt STC rated panel, if you multiply the 250 watts the ...
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Can (must) P-trap be directly underneath the drain in stand-up shower stall?

Can (must) P-trap be directly underneath the drain in stand-up shower stall? I'm roughing in a 48"X36" one piece shower stall with a center drain. In the photo I've just got it dry fit. This is the ...
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What kind of wire should I use to pigtail an outlet?

I want to turn my 2 hot and 2 neutral wires into a pigtail for my outlet. Since I don't have any extra wire or black wires, what kind should I purchase? The wires in my receptacle are copper.
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Auto electrical-LED still glowing-07 Jeep Liberty [migrated]

Ok so a little background, I had put the blue led 578 sylvanias only one, in the rear dome. It never illuminated when the car was off, then I get blue led light strips for the front doors. I wired 2 ...
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How can I repair scratches on a painted French door?

A dog chewed up our solid wood, painted french doors. The tricky part is he got the trim between the glass panes and along the edge where the doors meet. If we want to repair ourselves can someone ...
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Why would my HVAC blower motor stop working after 10 minutes of runtime

my 2 year old unit it freezing after it’s been running about 10 minutes. I turned the unit off all last night. This morning I took a look at it outside, then went back in, turned it on, sat by the ...
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Toilet not flushing properly

I have two toilets, the one upstairs flushes fine. The one in the basement does not. The basement one is the issue. We have a septic system, we have used an auger to in, we put strong cleaner to ...
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Possible to repair pressed wood?

The legs of a pressed wood cabinet have swollen in size and are shredding. Are there successful methods and/or products for reinforcing them?
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Peel & stick tiles for temporary floor covering over chip board?

We recently had a toilet tank crack. I caught it within two hours. stripped the carpet and foam underlay from the affected hallway, vacuumed up the water, and had a fan on the chip board all within ...
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Can I move my sink drain connection to the parallel vent pipe?

I want to thank everyone in advance for their insights. Here is the situation. I would like to renovate the kitchen of my two family home built in the 1920s to include, among other things, a ...
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Vinyl Fence Gate

My vinyl fence gate is leaning. Not sure how to correct the problem. The panels are good just the vehicle gate is leaning. How do I correct this. Thanks
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Storing equipment in shed?

I want to move as many tools and equipment from inside house to a recently repaired shed. I was wondering, whether I should be worried about how equipment -- particularly electrical -- would be ...
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gas water heater howls when gas is on

I had to move my Bradford gas water heater ,when I moved it back i get a howling sound.Removing the pilot window plate stops the noise but what could be causing it?
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not sure how to wire a troffer

The troffer I bought comes with a disconnect, two black, two white. I had no problem wiring in two of them but the third one is difficult. The light bulb that was in there before had its black wire ...
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Grandfather old code during renovations?

During renovations of a residential house when does new code apply or can grandfather the old code in. I.e kitchen has awkward layout and not that practical to change. Context: Kitchen landing ...
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Moisture Control/Ventilation with Cathedral style Roof

I'm in New Zealand, I have recently bought a house with a Cathedral style roof, that in the morning gets a log of Condensation on the Windows etc. Once the day gets going, the house does catch the sun ...
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Tying in bathroom/laundry room addition drains… good or bad idea here?

I am trying to plan for adding a small 2nd bathroom/laundry room to my house, and wondering if tying into the drain here is a good or bad idea? Is it relatively easy? Thanks!!!
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doubling / paralleling in home electric

I have a 40 amp circuit. Can I use 2x10AWG wire for each conductor instead of 1x8AWG?
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How to find trusted builders? [closed]

I live in UK. Since I have decided to buy house, I would need a mortgage lender, conveyancing solicitors and property surveyor. However, this is not all in the long term. I also need to find reliable ...
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Is PEX very susceptible to damage from rats/rodents?

A friend of mine wants to re-plumb his house. The neighborhood has recurring issues with rats. I heard rats like to (as in "seek out opportunities to") chew through and damage PEX plumbing, whether ...
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Is it really a good idea to buy an old house which needs some rework? [closed]

Long ago I read somewhere that it is best to buy houses that need some amount of rework rather than those in tip-top condition. The reasons given were: There is less competition from other buyers so ...
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Why is my new and newly stained deck showing all dirt and grime that doesn't come off with soap and water?

I built a deck about a month ago. It was primed and stained with a solid stain. I am noticing that all the shoe prints from the dirt are showing up. I have tried watering it down, adding soap, and ...
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Does x-ray lead paint detection find lead underneath latex topcoats?

I have a 1921 home. Guaranteed that the walls have lead paint somewhere beneath, right? All surfaces have been painted at least once if not 2 or 3 times since 2001. The paint is all in good ...

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