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Why is my dryer producing condensation and wet inside when it is not in use?

During the recent one year, I have noticed my dryer is producing condensation and wet inside when it is not in use. I live in a 5 units apartment building and I am on the top floor. After I cleaned ...
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How to wire ceiling fan/light to two switches

I have a black/white/copper cable coming from my box along with a single white cable. I have installed my fan with the receiver for the remote and it is working as long as the previously existing wall ...
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Why would a wall-mounted AC unit with a digital thermostat seem to be reading outside temperature when the fan isn't running?

My apartment has a wall-mounted AC unit with a digital temperature setting, which works great, but it has a consistent problem where its thermostat appears to read much differently than the actual ...
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Interior Sliding Door Latch or Snib, openable from both sides

I'm looking for a interior sliding door latch or snib that can be released and engaged from boths sides. I've been unable to find such a piece of hardware, it should not be lockable. Each item I have ...
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How to make switched outlet always hot but keep ceiling lights switched?

I have a switched outlet in new home right behind the only logical loca for my tv/ entertainment center. It’s connected to a single light switch by front door that controls the living room recessed ...
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Lighting fixture: 2 live, 2 neutral, no ground - Is is okay to have the 2nd neutral used as a ground?

I live in Germany and I have just moved into a new apartment and started to change the light fixtures, but I ran into confusion. Wires coming out of the ceiling are - two black & two white (no ...
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Thermostat not getting power (Nest E74)

I replaced an old Honeywell thermostat about a month ago with a Nest thermostat. Friday Nest started displaying an E74 error. I have two furnaces and two outdoor units, one for upstairs and for ...
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Rheem RGDG unit turns on w/thermostat off, blower come on and inducer motor switches off and on

I've having a problem with my rheem model rgdg-10nbrjr The air conditioning works, turning it on at night it blows cold air and the house indeed gets cold. However the furnace unit itself ...
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How much weight can a 3.5" deck screw hold before pulling out?

I have built a climbing wall in my daughter's bedroom room. There is a portion on the structure that is completely horizontal on the ceiling, it is 36" × 36". The framing consists of 2x4's. I ...
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How to add smart controller to ceiling fan with single switched hot

I want a WiFi connected smart controller for my ceiling fans. They are all wired with a single switched hot, so I cannot use a replacement smart switch alone. Are there any wall mounted switches that ...
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Changing out ceiling light fixture and found no box, - how to proceed?

I am replacing a ( hanging ) ceiling fixture in the dining room and found only wires and no box ( see photos ). There's no junction box and the wires are old and gnarly looking. The house was built ...
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Two outlets in a series are not working

I have two dead outlets. They were originally working but went out when the hair dryer was being used in one of them. They are connected in a series from a receptacle in the dining room which has ...
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How should gaps at edge of an asphalt driveway be filled?

I want to reseal my driveway, should gaps at the sidewalk and garage edges be filled? If so, what sort of product should be used? Here are some pictures of my driveway.
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Can I put a work box next to a recessed light fixture that you would access by removing the fixture

I have a 3 wire coming from a 3 way switch behind a plaster wall ( which I don't want to touch ) going to new LED fixtures. The box on the fixtures is limited to 4 12 gauge wires, So 2 in 2 out. In ...
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How can I extend an in-wall electrical cable?

I have a cable which is attached to a three way socket. The socket is oddly placed halfway up the wall and I’d like to extend the cable by 30cm or so. What’s the best way to do this? Is a screw down ...
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Removed two single pole switches in an attempt to wire a smart switch, forgot how to wire back

I had two single pole switches that were working fine before I attempted to change one to a smart light switch (right switch that controls the two outside light fixtures). I forgot to take a photo ...
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Freestanding Pergola with 2x12x15ft beams need knee braces to prevent sagging?

I built a freestanding pergola on my existing pool deck. I used pressure-treated lumber, ( southern pine ) eight 6x6 posts sandwiched with 2x12 beams that span approx. 15ft, 14ft and 10ft. All ...
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Are there any special considerations when cutting powder-coated metal?

I have a thin powder-coated steel sheet which I'd like to cut into panels. I've never cut powder-coated metal before. Are there any considerations I need to make when doing so?
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Why are my water heater's hot and cold connections oriented opposite convention?

I installed a 30 gallon Rheem water heater at one of my apartments. When I started to install the water lines, I noticed the right side indicated it was the hot side. The HOT word was stamped in the ...
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What could cause smoke detector false alarms in different rooms, a few days apart?

We purchased a 17-year-old home in Florida (USA) a few months ago, that has seven smoke detectors (one in each of its four bedrooms, two in hallways, and one in the main living space). A few days ago,...
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Laminate Flooring For a Laundry Room

I am in the process of remodeling my laundry room. Next step is to replace the flooring. Currently the flooring is old one sheet vinyl glued down on concrete. I want to find out the feasibility of ...
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How to flatten warped louvered doors?

I reinstalled some louver doors which had been stored in the basement for a while. Its a double-door pair. Possibly because of the position in which they were stored, or perhaps humidity, they have ...
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Trane HVAC condenser fan runs backwards

I installed a new fan motor on my Trane condenser. It's 240V three-wire Genteq motor that's described as clockwise shaft-up rotation https://www.northamericahvac.com/trane-american-standard-...
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Re-wiring ceiling light/fan combo with smart switches

I want to install GE Jasco toggle smart switches to control my lights and fan. I have done it before in other rooms, which had only one switch per box. And since it was very neatly wired, I could just ...
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Neutral line with two circuits

I’d like to install a GE smart dimmer and a GE smart switch into a four gang box. The box currently has four non-smart switches. I determined that one of the switches is on a different circuit ...
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Clean foam residue off windows

In a new construction home, when we moved in there is this residue on the interior window framing. This is not spray insulation, but looks like there was some type of foam on the windows itself during ...
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Adding house wrap behind existing board and batten siding

I live in south-central Illinois, and the house is on top of a hill, so we get a lot of wind. The house is cold in the winter - partly because it is on slab and partly because it is pretty drafty. ...
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Are there screws made of materials that should not be exposed to heat, smoke or propane?

I've been assembling a propane barbeque grill that came in a box. It came with an exact variety and number of screws to be used in assembly. But it's actually missing one screw. I found an old screw ...
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Shower is either all hot or all cold

I have new house and one shower is either all hot or all cold. The shower head in the off position is down and when I turn it to the left its all hot. center is off and right is is all cold. I tried ...
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Connect “C” wire on boiler model number 1135-601

I've read several threads here and on the other websites but still can't figure out how to add C wire to my boiler wiring. I would like to replace my old mercury thermostat with Nest E or any other ...
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How do I connect the chime unit with my doorbell camera?

I bought an Amcrest AD110 doorbell camera. I installed and it works but I noticed pressing the button does not ring the doorbell. I can't figure out how I am meant to wire this. Here's the ...
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Toilet makes high pitch whine after flushing, but only in the middle of the night

Sometimes, when my toilet is flushed in the middle of the night, it will make a high pitched whining noise for several (5-10 seconds) while refilling. This doesn't happen during the day, and it only ...
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Why does my breaker trip when turning on lights on another circuit?

I'm trying to diagnose an issue that has cropped up in the last few days regarding a nuisance tripping breaker. For background, I've lived in this apartment for 6 months now, with no notable changes ...
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Need help with power outlet wiring

i hope someone can give me hand here So i have a light on/off switch which i want to change into a power outlet switch, the thing is i'm a bit confused with the wiring. The Light switch has - 2x red ...
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How to get roof access via Anderson Venting Roof Window

I have an Anderson Venting Roof Window in my attic that I'd like to get through for some roof access. I believe it is an RV model, as seen on pg 11 of this Anderson parts catalog I've removed the ...
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Replacing light and fan switches in a trailer bathroom

I am attempting to replace the light and fan switch in my bathroom. When I pulled them out the type of switches they are is confusing me. It appears that there are 2 wires going into the switch on ...
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Weather barrier for concrete block to wood transition

I have a concrete block garage with a single-car-size door that I've framed in. The goal is to cover the whole area with siding. I've applied housewrap to the wood portion but I'm not certain how to ...
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How can I release these drawer slides?

I'm trying to remove my cupboard drawers and my own efforts have failed, as have my Google searches. Here are images of what the rail looks like: The black plastic part has an arrow pointing towards ...
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Do I need to ground my off-grid house inverter?

I'm building a battery box for my off-grid house, consisting of a 155AH AGM sealed battery, Krieger 1100-watt inverter and a Samlex SEC-1230UL 30A battery charger for using my generator to charge the ...
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Basement Wall - Proper wall material

I have one unfinished room in my basement which holds the furnace and hot water tank, and I use it as a workshop and gym. I have block foundation and the concrete walls have this foam board mounted to ...
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Dark hardwood floor stain

More of a general question regarding floor staining. We are removing the carpet to expose and use the hardwood floors. Floor boards are in good condition, and already have a finish. Some old paint ...
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How to bypass a switch that controls lights, keep outlet live 24/7?

How to bypass a switch that controls lights, keep outlet live 24/7? I have a small office in the basement I need to alter wiring on so I can work from home. There's a wall switch that controls two ...
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EXTERIOR WALL CRACKING

Hi I am hoping for some advise please on the exterior cracking of our house, and how to rectify it permanently if possible, you can see from the photos painters have tried to cover this up when ...
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Are rubber grommets OK for junction box?

I'm looking at options for lighting my basement workshop. I really like these "canless" ones that would mount in the suspended ceiling. Interestingly, some come with junction boxes, but MANY do not--...
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Gas stovetop repair: What anti seize to use on brass fittings?

I am repairing a gas range. The brass venturi tubes are threaded, and seem to seize up, even when metallic anti seize paste is used. (And when that happens, I have to drill out the venturi, which ...
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weirdly wired outlet burned

My son smelled smoke and located it coming from the outlet behind and used by the refrigerator. When he pulled it out, he saw the one side of the receptacle had melted. He pulled everything out of the ...
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Sound proofing bedroom doors, what to do about air flow?

We recently replaced all the carpet in our home with hard floors, dramatically increasing the amount of noise transmission between bedrooms and the hallway. I've been researching the best ways to ...
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Trying to replace a Trailer's kitchen faucet

basically my issue here is I'm trying to replace the faucet in my trailer's kitchen but I've run into a problem here that I can't figure out how to solve. This is what the end of my shut off valve ...
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Kenmore 51789 Fridge - Trying to Troubleshoot Defrost Problem

Fridge: 1.5 year old Side-by-Side Kenmore 51789 (seems to be a Whirlpool model?) Service Sheet: W10670778 A Over the last few days, I’ve noticed my fridge and freezer were slowly getting less and ...
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removing pebble overlay from concrete base

I started using a power washer in unison with a pole with a heavy metal edge on it. It's going tremendously slow. My question, if I rent a concrete grinder from Home Depot, would that remove this top ...

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