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Would a M6 bolt fit in a 6mm hole?

I'm trying to look for some Allen screws for a friend to help him out, but am unable to figure out the correct size of the screws and nuts he lost (see image, marked in red).. I'm not really familiar ...
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I’m trying to replace my doorknobs

Help! I am trying to replace my lock with a new lock that I bought at bunnings and I’m here with my screwdriver but look at this what kind of screwdriver do I need for this! What is this. I’m very ...
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How to fish thermostat cable using an existing cable

So I have an existing thermostat cable on my 2nd floor that only has 4 wires, and I need a 5th wire to use as the common wire. Can I use the existing cable to fish or guide a new 6 wire cable through ...
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Led fan light flashes when off

Hi I installed a fan light in my bedroom. The wiring diagram was simple just add an extra wire. Tap into the live wire before the switch and run it out of the fan control into the port provided on the ...
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Adding an ammeter to a small workshop

I have a small workshop room in my apartment which shares a breaker with an adjacent room. By small I mean closet sized; I work mostly on small models so the most "heavy duty" tool I'm using is a ...
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Receptacle tester shows all lights on

while checking out all receptacles in our home two bathrooms show the hot side bright as normal while the neutral side is dimly lit as well as the ground light is dimly lit. Also checked with a ...
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Are my wires in this junction box too short?

This my first attempt at a junction box . I am kind of worried the wires are too short. They are all in the push connectors. Is this safe?
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New home owner with water problem

Our house was built in the the 80s, and sometime after that they converted the garage into a new living space, and added a new garage. I live below a flood plain, and have water coming into the house ...
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My LG washing Machine Model F1203CDP has error DE

I read online that DE error is due to Door Not Locking properly. I also read its because of drain hose which I don't understand. Can any one help me in this regard how can drain hose cause DE error ...
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Room above garage smells

I live in Ottawa in 15 year old house. The room above garage smells like wet wool or rubber. I removed the carpet and a foam padding to examine. The padding and plywood smell as described above (...
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Don't know if pump is hers or not [on hold]

It's -15 outside and windy. My pump light was on and no water in my water tank. I am not sure how long the light was on, so I think the line from my trailer into the ground froze. What what happened ...
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Do I have to be a licensed electrician to install off grid solar panels

I recently went to the electronics store and got a 40w solar panel, charge controller and 12v battery. I was able to easily set this up myself and the system is completely disconnected from mains ...
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How to drill a hole for an ethernet cable between first and second story? [on hold]

I was wondering how could I drill a hole directly through my first story ceiling to the second story floor without severely damaging neither floor nor ceiling. If possible, could someone give me ...
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Weather sealing door in apartment

I've got two 1-3/8" thick doors that lead into a small room that contains the water heater/central heater for my apartment. This small room also has vents that open to the outside, so the room gets ...
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Help with adding outlet to middle of run; new outlet not powered

(Preface: I have read all of the related, earlier questions I can find... still stumped.) I added an outlet to a run by cutting (before Outlet A) what I thought I had identified as the line in to ...
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How to replace a watch battery? [closed]

I'm trying to replace the battery of my watch, but I can't work out how to take off the back cover, to get to the battery? (see photo) I've Googled on how to remove the back cover of watches, but it ...
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NEC 422.16(B)(2) Built-in Dishwashers and Trash Compactors Requirement

According to the titled part of NEC, "(4)Receptacles shall be located to protect against physical damage to the flexible cord." I have installed a dishwasher recently, but the plugged to a receptacle ...
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wiring of occupancy switch in 3-way situation (odd-looking instructions)

I'm looking to replace one of the two switches (wired in a standard 3-way configuration) which control an overhead light in a utility room, with an occupancy sensor switch. The room is small enough ...
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Installing pull-up bars. Will this design hold?

I am installing a series of pull-up bars all the way down my hallway, kind of like really spaced out monkey bars, and would like some advice on my proposed design, b/c I have zero experience with ...
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Can I support the front of a microwave with only one of three bolts?

Got a Kenmore OTR microwave to replace a GE OTR microwave. Already removed the GE, but I just noticed that the Kenmore is quite a bit deeper. That's no big deal, but my trouble is that the top ...
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Outdoor extension cord that can be left unplugged?

My wife needs to plug her truck in every night (she's a vet, and the drugs need to be refrigerated). Right now she just leaves the extension cord she uses on the ground during the day, which is ...
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Gas fireplace turning itself off

I turn the switch on the wall on to light my gas fireplace. It turns on for a short while then turns it self off. What is the problem? Thanks!
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Water Expansion Tank precharged at 25psi. House pressure at 70

I have a water expansion tank (5 gallons) installed on a new water heater (40 gallons) and my houses PSI is at 70-80. The tank came precharged at 25psi. I know that I am supposed to match my home ...
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What kind of caulk to use around light fixture on masonite/composite/engineered wood siding?

I have hardboard/masonite/composite/engineered wood siding (but it's not LP or Hardie, which I understand are better and more expensive). I noticed a light fixture and the siding aren't very well ...
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Can I combine red & black wire from ceiling to black wire on remote reciever

enter image description here I have 2 switches on wall, 4 wires from ceiling. The ceiling fan I purchased only has 2 wires to be hooked up. Can I combine the red & black wires from ceiling to ...
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Baseboard installation floating floor without transitions

When stalling floating floor without transitions- hallway, dining room, and living room- do you or can you install baseboards in the hallway before completing the other rooms, or is it all installed ...
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Intermittent low pressure natural gas to outside grill

I have a Weber S-670 natural gas grill. For the last couple of months, the grill will not heat up after dark, when temperatures are lower. During daylight hours and higher temperatures, the grill ...
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Safe to combine GFCI switch with non-GFCI switch?

I have two switches by the front door. One controls the exterior door light. The other controls a light on a pole by the driveway. I want to replace the two switches with a single timer switch that ...
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Basement Bathroom Venting

I purchased a home where the previous owner ran the plumbing for a basement bathroom. Installed is an ejector pit, two 2" pvc pipes, one 1 1/2" pvc pipe and one 3" toliet flange. My questions are 1) ...
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Cold feed through hot side of water heater?

Edit: Based on response, I needed to clarify a few things... I was recently trying to drain my hot water tank. I turned off the cold supply, opened up a few hot faucets, started draining, but it ...
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Patch holes on engineered wood (masonite) siding and mounting security camera

I have a camera mounted on a wood plank which in turn is mounted on the siding of the garage. Fortunately, it's under the eaves and I didn't see any water getting to this area in the rain. The dark ...
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90amp breaker to a subpanel for 60 amps

I have a mobile home that is wired for a 90 amp furnace. but didn't have the furnace.. so I purchased one which is 60 amps. could I take the wires for the 90 amp furnace run it from the 90 amp ...
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Broken screw head door hinge

My door is missing the strike plate and its keep opening up when there is a slight draft. So if I align the door it goes into the strike plate without any issues. I believe its a loose screw. So, I ...
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CO/ALR Outlet Wire Mount Screw Torque

When installing a CO/ALR outlet is there a recommended torque specification for the mounting screws? Unfortunately, I have some aluminum wiring in my home.
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My electric oven surface gets too hot when oven is on. Is this normal?

The top of my electric coil stove gets so hot that to even leave a wooden spoon on it and pick it up will burn my hands . Is this normal?
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Tolerances when installing toilet

The new toilet I'm installing has a side to side rock(pre wax ring test) of between 1/16" and 1/8". Is the wax ring sufficient to overcome this gap? A level indicates the left side of the toilet as ...
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Tile directly adhered to subfloor

I can home from work last night to find that the contractor began tiling in the master bathroom and is applying the ceramic tiles directly to the existing subfloor. My knowledge isn’t vast, but I ...
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Pressure Washer PSI evaluation [closed]

Context 3 commercial buildings and needs to be powerwashed. There is plenty of stucco, vinyl siding and a 30 car parking lot to pressure wash. Renting a machine is preferable to owning, however the ...
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Nest E without common wire stuck in purge loop as soon as the Rheem heat furnace ignites

I have a honeywell hz432 and just installed a few NEST thermostats with a common wire and they seem to run fine. I added another NEST E thermostat, but this one didn't have a common wire, and when it ...
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I replaced my faucet supply line but it's still leaking. Any ideas?

My cold water supply line (braided steel) on my kitchen sink seemed to be leaking at the (1/2") connection. I replaced the line with a similar braided unit. I tightened it hand tight, then a half ...
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Less number of king stud

This is stair tall wall 19' high. as per design around door there should be one jack and two king studs, contractor installed only one king stud on right side of door as there is another partition ...
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Should I add a vapor barrier in this situation?

I'm finishing my basement. I am wondering about the north wall which is a 2x6 stud wall (walkout basement). I removed the fiberglass insulation an put 2 layers of 3/4" rigid insulation (sealed edges ...
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Can I use 14 gauge wire on a 20 AMP electrical circuit? [duplicate]

Running 12-2 Romex cable from the electrical panel to a J-box located in attic. J-box will connect two GFCI outlets and extend a 14-2 cable to the ceiling light fixture box, where other 14-2 cable ...
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Is my shower drain flange glued

My shower drain was leaking on to ceiling below and I thought to replace the shower drain flange and reseal it. Since it was probably put 10 years ago. I am trying to unscrew the flange but it doesn’...
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Is a 6 foot 5 inch ceiling height ok for a basement bathroom?

When I had my house built, we had a bathroom roughed in for a future bathroom in the basement. Where they roughed in the bathroom is right below the heat and cold air ducts, which is below a sunken ...
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Why do some lamps have different power ratings for different kinds of bulbs?

I had a lamp that broke recently after getting smashed against a wall by accident (there are now numerous exposed conductors, making it unsafe to use), so I went to the store to get a new one. I ...
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Best Option For Securing Lightbox

I’m having some trouble with a light fixture. I have installed a hanging light and it seems that the electrical box in the ceiling is coming out. It has spring clips but they’re not strong enough to ...
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Wiring in switch which turns on half outlet with no neutral

I have a weird situation with the wiring in a switch box. I am adding a ceiling fan to the room and would like to replace the existing switch which powers an outlet with a double switch. One that ...
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Lights won’t work on dimmer

I just installed some recessed lighting in my basement and I can’t get the circuit to work properly. The installation was: feed to multiple lights to dimmer switch. I used 14/2 for everything except ...
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Should the neutral and ground bars in my panel be bonded?

This is an older homes main panel. Question: I believe neutrals and grounds can not be on the same lug but can they be on the same bar? In addition, should i add a bonding screw on the top right? ...

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