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Overcurrent Protection

I am trying to find a device that I can plug into the wall, then plug another device into that will offer overcurrent protection. Basically, a circuit breaker that will trip before the actual circuit ...
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Help with re-wiring a two circuit outlet with one controlled by switch

(https://i.stack.imgur.com/Y7RKV.jpg) (https://i.stack.imgur.com/yb0Ns.jpg) I am trying to reconnect the wires for this outlet but have run into an issue. The pictures above were taken before ...
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Retro fit can light ghosting

I recently installed some feit retro fit can lights in an older home. Had a regular single pole switch and lights stayed on very dim when switch was off. Replaced switch with a dimmer, same issue. ...
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How can I make it easier to get to the sprinkler valves in the future?

I'm digging up my sprinkler valves for what is probably the 3rd time in as many years. I'm replacing this valve on the right which isn't closing to cut off the water properly. I dug for about 2 ...
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mounting fan/light in very tight enclosed space over shower

I am installing a combo shower fan/light over a walk-in shower; it is meant to be installed in the typical fashion (for recessed fixtures) of two adjustable-length brackets meant to span the gap ...
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Do 120V pool lights need GFI protection

I have a pool at our recently purchased home. The pool system in about 22 years old and consists of a Hayward / Goldline AquaLogic controller. The breakers in the controller are marked type QP but I ...
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Can a ground attached to a neutral fool a receptacle tester?

I'm using a basic outlet tester like the one from picture below. Let's say someone wired the ground to the neutral in some outlet, to provide a fake ground. What would the tester report? Would it be "...
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What wires connect to what here?

I have an old outdoor lamp and the wires used to be all twisted up so a friend cut them for me before we put the lamp in storage. Now I finally have it out of storage but I don't know what wires ...
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I have a gfci receptacle

I have a gfi receptacle I am plugging a drop cord Into it and running it to a box with a switch and gfi receptacle in it. I am plugging a pump into this gfi. Will this work
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size a steel beam

What size beam do I need to span 21'. Beam supported at both ends. Beam resting and attached on concrete wall at both ends. Beam will hold one end of a floor system - so stabilized by floor system. ...
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Convert 4 gang to 3 gang switch box

I’ve a block of 4 switches in my house. One switch doesn’t work. Like it doesn’t do anything near as I can tell. How to make this a 3 gang? There a thing as a 4 plate cover with a blank? May look ...
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Is this old doorbell 12V or 220V?

Is this doorbell 220V or 12V ? Is it AC or DC ? Any DIY replacement ideas ? I have spare electronics
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Outdoor kitchen countertop support

I'm building an outdoor kitchen and have to buy the countertops, or at least hire a countertop guy, soon. Because (a) there is a gas grill so I can't use flammable materials like plywood and (b) it's ...
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Adjustment of Door closer screws for holding door in fully open position

Door closer in attached/linked photo controls both opening and closing of door but My door closer is not allowing/holding(stand still) the door in fully open position since last week(it was actually ...
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Heating pool with excess AC heat

Unfortunately our new outdoor AC unit – a usual with a fan and aluminium heat exchanger – does not contain plugs to a water heat exchanger. That's a pity as the waste heat in summer could be used to ...
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How do I remove the head of this turn tap?

I believe this is called a turn tap. I need to replace the washer due to it dripping, however I've not had much luck removing the head. My thought was that the blue plastic piece would pop off to ...
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Replacing a tennis net

How do you replace a tennis net? Is it simple enough that it's worth doing myself, or should someone else be paid to do it?
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How can I confirm that an exterior door is hollow core or solid core? And prove it to a skeptical father?

My elderly father doesn't trust that his daughters know anything about home repair or maintenance. I keep pointing out that I've bought and sold 2 houses in the past 15 years, so I know something ...
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Can you repair a kinked copper pipe?

I have a copper water pipe which has a mild kink in it, very similar to this photo, not even quite as severe: It is hard copper. The kink itself is not causing any problems but in the future I may ...
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What are the black spots on my basement ceiling?

My house is one year new construction. I didn't use the dehumidifier at the basement until one month ago I realized the basement was damp and there were some mold on the wood frame on the basement ...
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Are there requirements for periodic inspection of your consumer unit? (UK)

The house I am in has the sticker I pasted below on the consumer unit. It "recommends" an inspection 3 years after the prior one. Is this a requirement? Even if it is not required, is it actually a ...
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Plumbing Faucet: Water Pressure vs Water Flow Difference

They always say water flow (Gallons per Minute) and water pressure (Weight force) are two different things. Say I have a faucet with 1.8 GPM Aerator. 1) If I increase water pressure in my home, ...
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Should an irrigation manifold/valve box be situated in the yard (centipede) or landscaping (pine straw)?

In fixing a broken irrigation system, the manifold and all valves have been disconnected and will be relocated in at least some way. The previous setup used round access portals and was neglected for ...
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My front door frame doesn't support installing a storm door

Please see attached picture. Notice that there isn't any brick molding at the top of the door frame and the jam is not deep enough space to mount a door closer on. What are my options ? are there jamb ...
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Filtered water in a glass container

So I'm tired of carrying mineral water bottles and recycling the glass. I'd like to switch to filtered tap water, but I'd like to avoid the plastic jug and the plastic container in which the filtering ...
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Door lock for doors with borders

The door has a border which is about 1.5cm raised from the door. The door has a barrel slide lock however because of the raised border there is no place to put the latch. This is why I initially just ...
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Left switch on gang light pair not getting power

I’m trying to install a set of light switches to control my fan and lights. The left switch has two black cables running to it and the right has a red and black. I installed both switches and the ...
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Wire nuts vs lever nuts

I'm doing some home repair and discovered lever nuts. They look like a great improvement over wire nuts. Though they cost a bit more, ease of installation, tracking the wires, and less bulkiness make ...
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what's kind of bike hooks should I buy for this wall mount?

I moved in a new house and in the garage there is already a wall mount with parallel grooves, please see the first attached picture. I know I can buy some certain hooks for this kind of wall that I ...
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Why Aren't These LED Bulbs Lighting?

I have a dimmable floor light with 6 G4 bulbs. I ordered a bunch of dimmable LED bulbs and now that they've arrived after weeks, they don't light up at all. If I take one bulb off and place a halogen ...
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Screwed bolt past thread. Now it is stuck. How to remove it?

The thick metal plate has a thread for two bolts. By mistake I screwed one of the bolts in all the way. Now the bolt won't come out from the metal plate - bolt spins freely both directions. I tried to ...
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Unwiring an outlet from a switch that also controls a light switch

I have a new apartment and currently have a weird setup. One of my light switches controls both an entire outlet and a light fixture. There's currently three red wires and one black wire, two reds go ...
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How to repair a hole in exterior concrete foundation

We have had this hole in our exterior foundation for a few years. The way we discovered it was that water was leaking into our basement finished room, and when I looked outside, I discovered this hole ...
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Mounting something to stud-less plaster exterior wall

I have a wood cabinet that I am redoing (painting and changing door hardware and removed interior shelving) to use as a TV enclosure in my family room. The house was built in 1940 and has plaster ...
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Desk still tacky in a few places after a week and a half

I have been reading all of these looking for an answer. I stained my desk with two coats, oil base, then we had humidity. I have yet to do a clear coat. Most of this desk has dried yet still some ...
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Peeling on bottom of gutter

My gutter is leaking at the corner. After some youtubing, it seems like I'd want to just re-seal the miter (essentially just caulk). However, mine seems to have a rubber-like substance along the whole ...
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Ac wires/dog help

My dog was messing around the ac unit outside. Two wires red and white that are still attached to the ac unit are now hanging and I do not know where they attach to, any one have an idea?
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Standing water in gutters

I have a 1 car garage shed with gutters around the roof. There are two downspouts, both on the same side of the structure (there is an alley on one side so both drain into the alley). I was up on the ...
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Removing cap from box/turtle style roof vent

I have a vent on a shed roof: that has a huge wasp nest inside (though no wasps (at the moment), thankfully!). I can see it from the inside of the shed (not pictured). I thought it would be easy to ...
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Ademco Alarm — identify these things on the wall?

Purchased a home built in 1999 and it has several of these things on the wall that are part of an ADEMCO-made security system. Can you identify what the purpose of these devices? The yellow light ...
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HVAC plastic drainage tube snapped off outside

The plastic tube where the condensate drains outside has broken off partly. I would say about 2/3 of it broke off. It still points away from the house a little so shouldn’t get on the wall. Should I ...
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What do I need to switch power automatically from utility to solar offgrid inverter with no downtime at all during the transfer?

I want to switch power somewhere where power outage happens frequently from utility to inverter and back and forth kind of like a UPS without giving up on my inverter and what I already have.
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How to check PEX pipe for embrittlement

As a part of a larger job, I have a plumber replacing water lines. He is going to use PEX. I read that sunlight exposure causes PEX to become brittle very quickly (on the order of a couple of weeks). ...
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Wiring for new 40 amp wall oven and cooktop

We are upgrading our wall oven and cooktop. The old units were rated for 30 amps each and the new units require 40 amps. We have a 200 amp main panel with one 40 amp breaker for the oven/cooktop ...
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Convert gas wall heater to inset fireplace

This wall heater is running on gas and has an electrical control. It is actually in front of the brick vent behind This is in the attic as the vent connecting on top Obviously this wall heater is ...
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Exhaust Fan in small half bathroom on first floor

Hi, I would like to add an exhaust fan in my small half bathroom on the first floor (it’s a 2 floor semi-attached home). The bathroom becomes very humid and takes a few minutes to eliminate odors. I’...
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Repointing stone basement

I am looking into which cement to use to repoint our old house (built ~1900) stone basement. I found conflicting advice, some suggesting type N or type S is fine, but some sources suggest that ...
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Adapting 1/2 hose to sink

Im building a simple low pressure foot pump operated sink. What adaptor should I be looking for to go from typical (USA) male faucet threads to 1/2 hose barb? I'm new to plumbing and have found ...
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Connecting a Gas Dryer to a Propane Tank [duplicate]

I have a gas dryer for sale, but do not have a gas line hook-up. Can I use a small propane tank to test the dryer for potential buyers?
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something in my room keeps beeping periodically [closed]

my ASUS laptop keeps beeping periodically even when it isn't turned on. It doesn't seem to be overheated and nothing appears to be wrong with it. Please help

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