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Foundation next to salt water, on bedrock

I have a cabin next to the salt water and want to build an 8' x 8' extension. The water is 16' away from the cabin at high tide. The cabin is actually on a Tickle that leads out to the ocean...well ...
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Is it safe/allowed to adapt a shaver socket (BS4573) to a standard BS1363 plug (UK)?

Bathrooms in the UK may have a shaver socket that is (to my understanding) limited to supplying 200mA, is protected by an isolation transformer and uses a two pronged plug similiar but not identical ...
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Name of my central heat pump unit

This sounds crazy but i cant find out what brand central package unit i have. Ive looked everywhere on the internet.. I believe its a york , because there is a address on the bottom of this tag saìys ...
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HOT FEED ONLY 240v Thermostat

I have 2 electric 240v baseboard heaters w a single pole thermostat fed by a single 12/2 cable always hot. Purchased Honeywell double pole mechanical replacement - do I need to run another 12/2 or ...
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Building a house in sections over time

Say I someday want to have a large estate, but for right now I just want to build the living room, kitchen, one bathroom, etc. and next year add another bedroom, library, etc. either adjoining or ...
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how do i remove kitchen sink drainer basket without a visible lock nut?

my kitchen drainer basket is made of plastic without the usual lock nut. i could not remove it.
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Is it normal for a professional hardwood refinishing to not have removed black stains? (pet/iron oxide)

I recently had the hardwoods in my new (old) house professionally refinished. Besides the decades-old finish having been worn down completely, there were also black iron oxide stains throughout. After ...
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What causes cracks in stucco at 45 degree angle from top of NW corner garage door up along light fixture to wall vent?

What likely causes this pattern of stucco cracking from top corner of side garage door through light fixture up along air vent up to roofline on NW side of house? Did someone or something hit it a ...
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Deck stairs pulling apart and railing wobbly

My deck stairs which are supported by ledger strips keep pulling away the stringer. Last year I used a clamp to squeeze them back together but they pulled away again. The railing also is wobbly. ...
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Allen Bradley 800 T psd16 c

How do I hook up a 800 T Allen Bradley Dule input pilot light on my Ingersoll Rand 220 single phase 7.5 hp compressor
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How do you remove and re-install Register Duct Boot?

Is it possible to remove and replace this register duct boot without screwing up the dry wall around it? Large Images: https://imgur.com/a/lh9HIt2
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Masonry drill bits

I have used 2 different brand of masonry bits. I can not even drill one hole before it becomes dull. I used both a regular drill and a hammer drill. Is that normal? Andy
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Proof butt connectors are up to code

I'm about to add butt connectors to the plan for wiring my power circuit. How can I prove, with documentation, that these are safe and up to code? My location is Ontario, Canada. My application is ...
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Wiring a 5 ton rooftop unit and a 220 plug

Can I run 3-#8(2 pole 40amp) breaker and 4-#10(2 pole 30amp breaker) in the same pipe
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Air Conditioner: Panel Malfunction

I have an old window A/C unit which the electronic panel is malfunctioning. Basically, it keeps changing randomly the settings (watch the video). Examples: If I set the fan to low, after a while it ...
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Can lost water pressure cause a water heater to leak/rupture?

I woke up this morning at 5 am to my water heater making loud noises. It had leaked all over the floor and the bathroom sink had a steady stream of hot water that wouldn't turn off. This water heater ...
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Mantle mount installation

Good morning, I have a mantle mount that I would like to install over the fire place, currently, I have wood paneling over the brick, I want to install to the wood, but I cant seem to locate, the ...
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I have a buried wire for a generator in my shed. Is there a safe way to reverse the feed to power the shed?

My current setup: Main panel has 60A 240 breaker that feeds Generator subpanel which has 10 circuits on it. The Gen Feed to the subpanel comes from buried 10-3 in my shed. That works well for running ...
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Is this wall load bearing? Blueprints and photos attached

I would like to remove the highlighted wall on the second floor of my house in order to create a loft area. Please help me identify if I'm dealing with a load bearing wall.
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Options for mitigating a sloping floor due to settlement

I recently bought a house made in 1926. It's built into a hill where the basement is exposed in the back of the house. The basement is poured concrete. Over the years the foundation has settled about ...
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Repairing cut wooden floorboards on either side of the main joists

How do I repair cut wooden floorboards that have been cut on either side of the main joists, as now the floor is squeaking and bouncing all of the time? I have tried attaching baton underneath with no ...
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Can you heat an entire house with wall-mounted gas heaters?

My house currently is heated by a hot-water boiler, with radiators in the main rooms. The bedrooms have no radiators (it's an old house and I guess when it was built they figured the central radiators ...
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Moving wet appliances away from sink around kitchen L bend and past oven

I am renovating my kitchen so that I can introduce a dishwasher and extend my counter top. My kitchen is a small L shaped one, and in order to get everything I want in the design I need to move my wet ...
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What's this copper bit on my thermostatic shower cartridge for, and can I cut part of it off?

I ordered almost the right replacement cartridge. Right diameter, right number of teeth in the spline. Seals line up perfectly. The only issue is this copper bit sticking out the back: That keeps the ...
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50 amp breaker for Range on a 60 amp sub panel

I have s 60 amp sub panel that powers only 3 20 amp circuits. Can I add a 50 amp breaker for my range?
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Caulk around bottom of toilet?

We just got a lovely new vinyl bathroom floor put in. The edges (wall, tub) are nicely caulked but not the base of the toilet. I did read What kind of caulk to use in order to caulk the toilet to ...
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Big table with both height and angle adjustable?

I need a table for using laptop computer with external display and also working on graphic design on paper and computer, and handheld devices. I'm thinking I need a reasonable large table with both ...
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Removing pole and concrete base from yard

I debated between putting this question here or on SE Gardening and Landscape, but I think this question will be a better fit for this site... Let me know if I need to move it. So I'm now leading ...
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What material will block/deflect heat from sunlight outdoors for a storage unit?

did not know where else to post this, but I am sure here someone can help. Besides insulation such as fiberglass, cellulose, styrofoam, what material similar to maybe a plastic will not absorb heat ...
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Installing a 50 amp sub panel

Can I install a 50amp sub panel to a detached garage if I only have 3 wires running? Just bought the house and wire is already there.
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Two GFCI outlets were just replaced and have power but don't work

Two GFCI outlets were just replaced in kitchen. Green light is on but no power to the GFCI outlet or the downline outlets. There is power to the wires and the TEST / RESET buttons don't work. Any ...
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Are switch screws sufficient for load grounds?

In California, in a metal gang box with the line ground attached to the box with a ground screw, I understand that I don't need to attach a ground wire to a switch (screwed tight, captive washers ...
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My light wiring only has white wire

Basement finished few years ago, and electician did all the wiring and gone. All lights have been working fine for several years. Rececently had the need to change a light fixture, and noticed ...
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What's a better option: Half Rounded or k-style gutters?

I've been going back and forth about gutters, what size, style and cover I should buy. I recently saw rounded gutters and loved the look. But are they better?
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Trane XV80 furnace, two wire setup, wanting continuous fan when no heat is needed

I found the "Why doesn't the “fan on” mode work after I installed a new thermostat?" thread on this site and am wondering if the manual rewire steps would also work for a two wire system. The setup: ...
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What kind of flooring is this?

I'm trying to determine this kind of floor covering, which I saw the other day in a gas station. Any ideas?
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Upgated pump for 10 zones, 3 floor house?

I currently have a tanco (I don't have the current model # now) in a 5 zone 2 story house. I was recommended to upgrade to a tanco 0010-F3-1IFC bc I am adding 5 more zones, and 2 zones will go up to ...
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Ideas to install stand-alone light on ceiling without nails or screws

In the ceiling there is no light box and I can't insert nails or screws. I need to install a square LED light fixture, weighting 1.4 lbs, that is fed by the outlet. Maximum I can do is to damage the ...
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Can faded stamped concrete be stained to match rest of patio?

Stamped concrete patio has severely faded - assume from sun and water runoff from canopy? Rest of patio and back steps looks great.It has been sealed several times over the years. How do we restore ...
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Is it safe to harvest rainwater that fell on solar panels?

I am working on creating blueprints for my new home. My plan is to have both solar panels on the roof and a rainwater catchment system that directs water from the roof into some tanks in the basement. ...
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OK to drain 2nd vanity sink like drawing? Will this meet code?

Hope you can take a look at the drawing and let me know if its ok to hook up the waste like this. The plan is to remove a section of gal at both locations in red and install a pvc sanitary tee and ...
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Electrical Bonding for an exterior building

I have to upgrade the service I have for an exterior building. The wiring follows the old code, and I'll need a permit to do it. So I am going to have to update the service and everything to the ...
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Why nut with gasket on tile cutter wheel?

I just purchased this replacement cutter wheel for a Sigma tile cutter: You're supposed to put the bolt in the device with the wheel so the bolt acts as the axis. My 2 questions are: What's the ...
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Electric light wiring with no black wire

My basement was recently wired. Some of the light fixtures only have white wires, nut no black wire. I want to connect new light fixtures that have white and black wire in it, and so am confused ...
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Washing Machine Drain direct to drain pipe vs laundry tub

Is it better to have a washing machine drain into a laundry tub vs directly into a drain pipe in the wall? I've always used a laundry tub with a lint sock & catch lots of lint, replacing the sock ...
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How to bridge a gap between two countertops?

In my kitchen I would like to give myself some more worktop space by filling a gap (of approximately 55cm/21.5in) between two cupboards with an additional piece of countertop. The cupboards either ...
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connecting a 2-wire (red, blue) ceiling light to a 3-wire (red, black, green) ceiling power source

In Sydney Australia, how do I connect a 2-wire (red, blue) ceiling light to a 3-wire (red, black, green) ceiling power source?
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New front door handle/deadbolt installation

New front door handle/deadbolt installation will not lock from inside house using knob will lock from outside using key but key will not come out until key is turned back into unlock position
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Golf Simulator Ceiling Issue

I have recently just moved house. My new house unlike my old house cieling is too low for my golf simulator. I need a roof height of at least 2.7 metres but mines closer to 2.4 metres. Any ideas of ...
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Power out, but no GFCI, no breakers tripped

My wife's grandma has been in her house over 50 years. Can't find A GFCI anywhere in the house. I have two bedrooms without power from her plugging too many things in at one time. All other rooms have ...

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