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Meter breaker box disconnect box

Can I run 2/0 wire from my meter to the barn to 200 amp breaker box then go below and add 200 amp disconnect box and then hook into disconnect box and run to my breaker box on my little house
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What is the cause foa new swamp cooler's fan stopping after 15 seconds

I had a brand new Breezair LXH 170 installed last week. Four days later, it is failing. The fan starts, then about 15 seconds in, it stops. While I await service, does anyone have insight into what ...
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Stem Cover is called [on hold]

Hard plastic cover that goes on the stem and then screwed to the stem before handle slides over it is called what please .
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How to find stud when magnets indicate there's one present, but can't find it with a drill

I've got a wall that I'm trying to mount a relatively heavy painting on (~25lbs), and am trying to use magnets to locate the stud. Here's where they stick: I've tried to drill into where I expect the ...
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laminate floor patterns

So there are so many patterns today. Specifically I am thinking about the number of "planks" printed on a piece of laminate floor. What make a room feel bigger, in your opinion, 3 or more planks ...
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Brand new lamp has me stumped

I bought a very expensive lamp with a 3-way switch. I noticed when I got home that it has a red sticker stating 60 watt maximum. The lowest A1 bulb I could find in 3 way was 30-70-100. Are there ...
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Is a 7 degree slope for a roof too small in a rainy area?

I want to build a car port off my house. Due to window placement the highest part of the roof could only be 10 feet above ground. It will extend out 16 feet. If I want the low point of the roof to be ...
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How to drill into a 5/8” edge?

I’m trying to follow these following day bed plans: https://www.ana-white.com/woodworking-projects/simple-daybed and I’m trying to attach the bed frame to the posts. It looks to call for screwing the ...
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Electrical Problem

I have two lights I am trying to install in my garage. The switch for these lights has a black and a white wire. However, when I look at the junction boxes for both of these lights I have a red wire ...
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How to open a door without a door knob?

I am currently locked inside of the apartment that I just moved into today. I noticed that the door knob was a bit loose when I first opened the door this morning and when I turned the knob from the ...
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What type of fitting is this?

This fitting seems to be straight-threaded. The OD of the threaded portion is 16.18mm according to my caliper. Thread pitch is approximately 1.5mm. I first thought of ORB, but it doesn't appear to be ...
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Replacing a light kit on a ceiling fan with a cap?

I want to remove the light kit from a hunter fan. What product do I use to cover the opening where the light kit was attached?
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What weather resistant, non aluminum quad cable can I use to run an overhead line to a 220V 20 amp subpanel?

This question was asked, but the answer is not practical as the subpanel is only for 20 amp 220 VAC So, quadruplex cable is overkill. What about something like marine cable? Or a 10-3 with ground (...
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Fence posts too shallow on slope

I have a slope and my fence installer only dug down into the clay hardpan 1.5 feet for a 6' fence. He put concrete in the hole but I think it's way too shallow. Since the land slopes I am thinking of ...
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Health problems after DIY floor upgrade

I recently replaced my vinyl floors with bamboo (Yanchi) The sub-floor had a small amount of black mold, but no moisture source was present. I removed it with some non-toxic treatment from Ace, and ...
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3-way light switch mysteriously works, then stops working, then starts working again

I have a three-way light switch that is exhibiting really odd behavior. Sometimes it works and sometimes it does not. For example, just now the following happened. Lights are off. I go to switch A ...
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Plumbing toilet and sink into same drain

Please see attached sketch for more details, but we want to avoid cutting through the joists below the bathroom and also avoid creating a bulkhead in the family room below. We are located in Toronto, ...
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Mobile Home Light

What do i need to do to add a light with two wires (outside backdoor light) to the existing inside the door hall light switch that has a hot, neutral & ground wire, it is the only wire going into ...
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Converting a ceiling recessed light to a wall outlet

So, Round two of this post, I've given up combining two wall outlets to 240v and realized that I need another 120v outlet to safely power everything with an 80% margin. we have GX24Q-1 outlets for ...
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How do I remove this plastic fitting connected under my kitchen faucet?

I am trying to replace my kitchen faucet which is leaking at the base. So far I am struggling to remove the leaky faucet. There is a black and white plastic connection piece that I have been ...
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Laminate flooring direction?

I am about to pull up carpet and put down laminate in our home. The previous owners installed laminate in the kitchen and dining room. I am not removing it, they installed it before installing the ...
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Question about applying new siding where a picture window is not level

We're putting new siding on a house where the front picture window is not level ~ it's 1" high on the right side. For the best visual appearance should the siding be placed level with the earth or ...
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Would an opening to the outside help me dry out a basement?

I had a hot tub problem which resulted in huge amounts of water gushing out into the yard. This happened a couple of times. (Hot tub repair company from hell.) The hot tub is situated a few feet ...
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Had an exterior front door installed

The gap between the latch area and striker is too wide. Makes it easy to shim the latch if someone wanted to. Any ideas how to fix this issue?
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Is this a properly done aggregate courtyard

A restoration company came out to repair our aggregate courtyard that they damaged while working on our home at their cost (which they should). We also had them extend the courtyard up to the front ...
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Why do all shower cubicles have open tops, and does it have to be this way?

I have a small bathroom with a traditional 2 sided shower cubicle in one corner. Like all shower cubicles it has an open top. The bathroom has both an opening window and a working extractor fan. If ...
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vdc to vac inverters

I have four 12v 7ah sla batteries in series and parallel and ups 500 battery back up transformer.I want to power universal washing motor for bicycle.I need 120vac anywhere from 300/500 watts and 5/...
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Foam insulation around edge of bath. What is its purpose?

While doing some bathroom renovation, I noted foam insulation around the edge of the recessed bath when examining underneath it. The foam would extrude in places above and below the edge of the bath ...
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are those mold? and are these dangerous?

Me and my wife are having headaches and fatigue lately, and we are not sure what's causing it. We did some research and found https://www.whatsupfagans.com/black-mold-in-showers/ and realize it could ...
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What happens to outdoor douglas fir if protected but untreated?

I'm building a large outdoor living space in the pacific northwest (Vancouver, Canada) with rafters, purlins, beams, and posts all douglas fir. It will all be covered with transparent polycarbonate ...
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How can I predict now the heat sinks that will appear in winter?

I've just moved into a house where I'm concerned that an energy audit might find problems. The clue is that the windows appear to be old single-pane windows. Once it's cold out I can borrow an ...
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How to remove a nail from inside a kitchen exhaust fan shroud?

I am trying to remove an old (1950s) kitchen exhaust fan shroud. I went into the attic thinking it was attached to the ceiling joists with mounting brackets but found no exposed fasteners whatsoever (...
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I have a lot of plastic anchor bolts in the sheetrock walls. What is the best way to patch them?

I am moving & after taking down many pictures, mirrors, etc., I have many plastic anchors left in the sheetrock. What is the best way to patch them?
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Is it normal for a power strip/plugs to have a metallic smell?

I had most of my computer stuff plugged into a (rather new - about 2 months old) surge protector. I noticed a weird metallic smell coming from it for about a month, but I figured it was just because ...
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120v on black and white wires

I have been troubleshooting this for some time now. Any help would be great! A friend of mine's wife plugged in a hair dryer and lost power about 2 minutes into it. A few hours later the power was ...
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Breaker Mapping Questions

I recently moved into a new house and I've been mapping my panelboard. I've got pretty much everything mapped except for a couple circuits. I know there are some experienced folks on here so I thought ...
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Do these plastic molds exist?

I want to make a few concrete pavers, so I started looking for a few tutorials, and found this youtube video. In the tutorial, he uses a plastic mold where he pours the concrete. Something like this: ...
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how can I clean my linseed treated wooden doors?

My beautiful Knotty Alder patio doors appear that dirt or mold has penetrated the linseed oil we applied to them before hanging them. How can I clean the doors? What should I use to clean them?
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How to cut hole larger than 1/3 of joist?

I need to run a toilet drain (3”) through three joists (9 1/4”). Code states holes in joists can not exceed 1/3 the size of the joists. Catch is for 3” pipe I need a 3 5/8” hole — which is larger than ...
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Can this outlet be used with an adapter for generator power?

Greetings to anyone who can help: can this (halloween-type face outlet) be used to plug my generator into the house for backfeed power? I'm guessing I'll need an adapter, if such a thing exists? I'm ...
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Hot - not hot breaker w voltage tester

working on a paint job in utility room. I was showing my wife how a voltage tester works. While the dead front cover was off, the breakers at the top of each row were showing hot w tester. When I re-...
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AIC rating for residential 100A main breaker

I'm having an electrician replace my 2-unit meter main Zinsco panel with a new Siemens WP2211 panel. There will be two 100A breakers for the two units in the complex. The panel lists the following ...
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Dishwasher confusion

I’m trying to track a fault in my wiring to the dishwasher. Ive seen evidence of a critter chewing on a coating but nothing touching anything bare to ground out. The breaker trips instantly after I ...
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Two socket fluorescent lamp OFF switch hot / not working with single bulb

I have a two-socket fluorescent lamp. Initially only one light tube was inserted and it worked fine. At some point, it started to go off seconds after being turned on. I thought the tube went bad, so ...
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How to seal around an existing wood window after removing old siding

We are removing old siding from a house, and replacing it with Hardie lap siding. We are leaving the original wood-framed picture window in place. With the siding removed there are gaps between the ...
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Adding utility sink in garage behind existing bathroom

I'd like to add a utility sink to my garage, and there is a bathroom on the other side of the wall that I think I should be able to hook into. In this photo you can see the sink and hot/cold hookups ...
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Would you fix this gap in vinyl siding?

I've been fixing a bunch of cracked siding panels, so I was on a mission to "fix it all". I came across this one (see red circle in picture below). Oddly (to me), unlike the other sides of the ...
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Requirements for electrical wiring project for a house

I am remodeling a house and need to put in place a completely new electrical wiring along with security and surveillance systems (wiring for motion sensors and CCV cameras outside). I am going to ...
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Combining 2 110v wall plugs (different breakers) to be 220v?

Good morning electrical geniuses, here's a problem for you. I have a piece of equipment that requires a 220v connection, and I do not have the ability to run a 220v line from the breaker. Is there a ...
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old look to new stucco

I am trying to match a custom stucco interior which is full of cracks, some very pronounced and deep... and thats the look I want to achieve. Altogether it gives the place a very warm, old-world feel. ...

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