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combining a humidifier with refrigeration cooling, what do you think?

I live in a high humidity (75%) climate. I wanted to know what happens when you combine a light humidifier with a normal AC set on "dry" mode. The AC is activity reducing humidity, which helps me "...
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Cold flow in ceramic tile? Broken tile mismatch when glued together after years detached

I was gluing together a 20 x 20 cm ceramic tile (1 cm thick) that had been broken in two for over 3 years. 3/4 of the tile was still cemented and grouted solidly in place, whereas the 1/4 of the tile ...
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Clear pex turning brittle

About 5 years ago we had a bathroon remodel and the contractor used clear pex for the hot water service. Last week we realized that we had a leak under the tile. Today a different plumber dug down and ...
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Will a hammer drill also fix screws?

I’ve just purchased my first home and have many improvements to make but seem to have way too many useless tools cluttering the garage and as they are outdated I’m looking to replace them for a multi ...
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How to keep Gazebo from tipping?

What can I do to keep this Gazebo from tipping when wind comes? The sticks that come with it to dig into the ground is not strong enough to hold it in place.
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Hot Water Furnace Stopped Working Today

I turned on my water today and realized that there was no hot water coming out after a few seconds of waiting. So I checked my furnace and noticed that it wasn't running when I turned on the hot water ...
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Water around furnace: culprit?

Problem: After heavy rain, water pools around our basement furnace. After climbing onto the roof, I found a mysterious (plumbing?) vent. This post seemed relevant, but 0.5 gallons comes in after a ...
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Can I use polyurethane to coat a painted wall tile and safely use as a trivet?

I would like to hand paint ceramic wall tiles to use as a food trivets. If I coat the tiles with polyurethane, to prevent the paint from chipping off, will it be safe to use as a trivet for hot pans ...
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Touch up my garage floor after applying epoxy coating

We put RustOleum epoxy floor paint on the garage floor. There were light streaks on it when it dried. We repainted the light spots and reapplied the sparkles. It looks like its not going darken to ...
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wiring an Eaton 200 amp box adding a 30 breaker. need to know where the neutral is connected

Eaton 200 amp breaker box, adding 30 amp breaker for 110v system. Not sure where the neutral is connected. Can you shed some light?
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What is the best type of paint to paint a shipping container?

Looked for a better stack exchange forum to post this on but did not find one. Looking at buying a used shipping container. The guy who is delivering will paint it but he uses latex. I'm wondering ...
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Need help tracking down why the tension pulley is red hot after putting on new riding mower belt

I have a John Deere LX188 and had a bit of a grass fire which destroyed the secondary deck belt. I put a new belt on, and as soon as I engage the deck it starts burning rubber and smoking. When I ...
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Can I run a gas hot water heater on propane?

I have property where I am boon-docking an airstream. I've been looking into a passive solar hot water heater design, For the holding tank I was looking at using an old hot water heater, I found a ...
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Cleaning a sani flow pump used for graywater

How do you clean a macerator pump attached to a sink and shower?
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Repair tile damage

I would like to repair this damage. It is in my shower. It looks like some kind of paint/coating was sprayed over the tile. What can I use to repair it?
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Well Inspection Failed

Looking at buying a house that is on Sepctic and a private Well. Got the well inspection back, and failed for Total Coliform (Ecoli and Nitrate Level are fine). The septic is on the other side of ...
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Sprinkler Controller Wiring (Power)

I bought a new Rachio 2 controller and the power has black, white, and ground wires but there are only black and ground coming from my electrical box. My old controller (Irritrol) had the black and ...
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bathtub drain stuck

My bathtub drain is stuck, and I used lots of Drano Clog Remover in the past, but it only lasted for a few days. Also I tried all kinds of Drain Clog Remover Cleaning Tool, and none of them works. ...
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Soundproof Garage Ceiling

I’m building a soundproof room in a garage for a friend, after having done something similar for myself, but am not sure about the ceiling. I was planning to use two layers of acoustic plasterboard (...
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How to investigate a problem with blown 50 amp HVAC fuse without power?

My AC unit has the fan working but not the condenser and I found that one of the two 50 amp fuses was bad. Unfortunately after replacing it, I saw and heard a spark and the new fuse was blown ...
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DIN Rail Splitter?

We have a DIN rail with multiple terminal blocks on it, used to extend circuits from their original location to a new location a few feet away. This is all fine and proper for the most part. The issue ...
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How to fix a separation wall in the bathroom

We have a wooden part in the wall in the shower, which used to pass laundry (I think) from the bathroom to the service area as can be seen in the image bellow. The water from the shower and the ...
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New 40A EVSE Wiring Install

I want to install a 40A electric vehicle charger (probably a ClipperCreek HCS-50) in my unfinished attached garage in the Puget Sound area of Washington State. I intend to have this inspected and ...
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How weather resistant are Fire Bricks?

I’d like to build an outdoor cooking area and use wood as fuel. This area would be an elevated platform, 2-2.5 feet off the ground and about 6 square feet in surface area, to use with a grate and/or ...
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Preventing condensation on the inside of an exposed structural exterior brick wall

I have a 1920's town home with exterior brick walls. In the upstairs bedroom on the northwest corner, I occasionally see condensation forming and running down the brick wall in the winter. This is ...
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Repair of antique standing lamp light fitting (UK)

I have broken this light fitting off an antique wooden lamp stand. It's a bayonet fitting, which screws onto a brass screw thread. Is this a standard fitting? Does anyone know where I could get one in ...
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Max span between posts using double doug fir 2x10's

I built a tiny house on a trailer with no problem, but this freaks' me out. I am building a 14'x 44' pergola on a 3-1/2" cement slab. It has a 10'x 44' foot footprint, with 2' overhangs. The beams ...
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Old window installed inset from exterior

This is my old window (single pane glass) and it is inset / indented from exterior wall about 2-3 in If I replace with modern double pane vinyl, it will sit flushed against exterior wall. So what is ...
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Do two circuits on one receptacle require shared trip breakers?

In California I have two separate circuits powering a single a single receptacle (such as for a dishwasher and disposal). This is not a MWBC. Does current code require these circuits to be on shared ...
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Install deadbolt in metal steel door and door jamb

I searched online but could not find answer to all these questions. I'm installing a deadbolt to a metal/steel door. There is only a sheet of metal and it is hollow (empty inside). I also need to ...
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Ceiling fan replacement, one wire is always hot

So when we moved into our place, the dining room light was always on unless you used the pull cord to turn it off, the wall switch did nothing. Replaced the switch, no change. Trying to change out ...
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family member installed new outlet

A family member installed a new electrical outlet. The 3-light tester lit up, but the one of the lights was red. Is it safe? Will it work properly?
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Is this lint buildup in my tumble dryer really lint?

I have been having problems with my tumble drier (Asko T794C) thermal protection going out frequently and decided to have a look. The tumble dryer is a built-in so the air intake is on the front ...
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Dulux silk paint peeled off after removing masking tape hell

That grey paint was there for a few months and it decided to peel off after I removed the masking tape which was only left on for 10-20 mins Should I remove all the grey paint and do something like ...
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in-line water filter gets clogged weekly after well-water pipe replacement

About a month ago, the pipe that brings the water from the well into the house was replaced. I have a inline water filter between the water tank and the UV remediation lamp. I replaced the filter with ...
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GFCI outlets in kitchen

I was wondering if i could have one outlet control all counter outlets? I need to replace some and trying to do this cheaper. I'm buying a property and trying to get it up to code.
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How can I add a roof over the existing Deck?

I know how to build a cover, I just don't know how to attach it to the existing deck.
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Cylinder Guard Plate - what type of deadbolt will fit underneath it?

In my door, on the exterior side, there is a cylinder guard plate that covers most of the keyed deadbolt, basically leaving just a little more than the cylinder area. This is to increase safety. All ...
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Higher than normal noise level when I opened the door of freezer section on sub-zero fridge. Ice melt

Is there an air circulating fan for the freezer section? Where can I find the fan inside the freezer compartment. Sub-zero model : 532
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Lean Ikea Krabb mirror against the wall (for decoration), need something to prevent them from slipping

https://www.reddit.com/r/DIY/comments/298y83/help_lean_ikea_krabb_mirror_against_the_wall_need/?utm_source=amp&utm_medium=&utm_content=post_title There's similar questions online that were ...
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Why is hot-ground reading a different voltage from neutral-ground?

I recently replaced a 20a simplex receptacle with a new 20a simplex Decora receptacle. I checked everything at the new 20a receptacle with a multimeter and here are the results: Power on Hot to ...
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Can a Kipor KDE 7500STA power a water pump?

I have a fully submerged water pump for my well which is 200 meters deep. The water pump is 3HP, and uses 15 Amps at 220V. Can this generator power the pump (I've provided a link below). In theory it ...
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Stickyback Velcro Application

Adhesive-back Velcro is to be applied to a ceiling and a sensor bracket temporarily for a test. When selecting the Velcro half to be attached to the ceiling, is there an advantage to using the ‘fuzzy’...
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What's the best way to separate house light from garage lights?

Currently, I have an outdoor house light connected to the same light switch as a couple other garage lights (see sketch). I would like to separate the garage lights from the outside house light using ...
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Blender killed outlet?

tl/dr: It seems a finicky blender killed my outlet - My blender initially turns on but then stops after a moment, and won't turn back on. I plugged a night light into one plug and it turns on ...
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Screw doesn't grip

I have just purchased 3/16 x 2-3/4" philips head tapcons and the recommended 5/32" drill bit. I drilled the holes using hammer-drill with ease and plenty deep as recommended. Attempting to drive the ...
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Changing overmount to undermount sink

I currently have a sink that can be over or undermounted. It has been overmounted but I ordered quartz countertops and want a more finished look so changing to undermount. The man who measured for the ...
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Spreading silicone caulk thin?

I'm using silicone as an impromptu paint/varnish (the object to be varnished can and will flex in ways typical varnish won't survive). I've used a bit of cardboard as a spatula to mild results - not ...
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Double header for skylight frame

I'd like to install a new skylight in my dining room. The skylight is 30x30 and will require one ceiling joist to be cut and (2) new double headers to be installed. Do the new headers need to span ...
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Does an 8“ round to 10x3.25” elbow exist?

I have open space above cabinets and wife does not want a chimney on our range hood. SO I am looking for an elbow that will take the 8" round vertical exhaust and go 90 degrees into a 10x3.25" (we ...

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