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How can I drill a hole 8 ft deep through hard sandstone with a rotary hammer? [closed]

At my property I would like to get a 1-2" hole 8 ft deep. The only problem is, I start hitting rock (hard sandstone) about a foot deep. Is there some kind of shank extension for a rotary hammer that ...
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how many outlets and fixtures can I connect to 20 amp cicuit? [duplicate]

can I connect one GFCI ,and one non GFCI, outlet along with 2 lights and an exhaust fan on a 20 amp circuit fed by a 12/2 wire? I notice that some experts suggest a dedicated circuit for a GFCI ...
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Why does the inner circle fluorescent light not work sometimes?

We have double circular fluorescent lights however the inner light doesn't work sometimes. It has a pull string to operate. It is working today (7th March). Panasonic Parc Premier Round Fluoirescent ...
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Franke Ascona kitchen tap dripping with intermittent flow

My Franke Ascona kitchen tap (only 2.5 yrs old) recently started dripping from the faucet. Pretty sure it’s the hot side that’s dripping as water is tepid or room temp rather than ice cold. Dismantled ...
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How to screw using the holes in this enclosure?

I have this enclosure: I wonder how I can connect some PCB (consider it as a plate where I drill holes) in to the holes from the enclosure (the 6 smaller holes in the bottom, where you can see 5 in ...
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Help me open my thermostatic shower mixer to replace cartridge

So the thermostatic dial has ceased up and I want to open it to order and replace the cartridge. Trouble is I can't get it open! What I have done: Top handle Unscrewed the nipple with pliars and ...
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Teflon Tape or Sealant on Any Flare Fittings for Gas Connections?

I am trying to hook up a gas dryer. The gas line has a flare fitting 1/2 in. that goes into a 1/2 in. x 3/8 in. coupling/reducer (in order to fit into a 3/8 in. gas connector, as suggested by help ...
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Low speed furnace fan blower motor will not shut off

I have a carrier furnace that has a low speed fan blower motor that will not shut off no matter how long I leave it running. I checked that removal of the G wire at the control board does not change ...
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Courtyard Gate Lock

So I own a Spanish Revival style home with stucco walls, red clay tile roof....and a courtyard cordoned off in my front yard walking up to the house. Nice feature for hanging outside but a bit of a ...
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How can I feather the edge between still stuck paint and the layer below? (Latex did not stick to gloss oil paint)

Someone painted this door with latex paint over oil based glossy paint, without proper surface preparation (*). Thus I'm left with some original oil gloss, and a edge to some still-stuck latex paint. ...
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Powering one light switch from another

i have two single pole switches about 12 feet apart with power coming in to one switch. I want to connect that power to the second switch. I did it using diagram attached. It works. (I use connectors -...
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Automatic transfer switch for honda eu7000 generator?

Is there a reliable automatic transfer switch for the honda eu7000 generator? I'm looking for something that automatically starts the generator without any user intervention. We have a manual ...
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Preparing kitchen flooring for solid pine planks

For kitchen do I have to remove peel and stick vinyl flooring to lay wide plank solid pine tongue and groove flooring? And if so can it just be nailed or must it be glued and nailed?
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90's house remodel - remove half walls

We are looking at a house and the overall layout has a lot of the half walls we are looking to get rid of. The posts going up are the only thing I think are going to be load bearing. But I am not ...
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Hang Pendant light with loop

I want to update the lights in my kitchen with pendant lights. However, for one light, the current light has a loop over to a hook to hang the light in the appropriate spot. Like this.... I want ...
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Water pooling against the garage, limited drainage options

I have a single family home in the city in MN. My detached garage abuts the alley, and I have a concrete slab next to it that spans the rest of my small property line (basically the back of my ...
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Is it okay to place a knob bore where it overlaps into the door rail?

Is it okay to bore my knob hole when it overlaps into the lock rail? A standard 2 3/8" back set puts me outside of my stile. I'll have to find a non-standard latch or just bore out into the rail. Is ...
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Question about garage attic framing?

Upon opening up the ceiling of the garage to install a fold-up attic ladder, I saw boards going from the gable beans to the attic floor beams. See picture below. This is the first time I have seen ...
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Do I need a Vapor Barrier In My Basement Walls

I am finishing my basement and am Wondering if I need to put a poly vapor barrier on the walls? My basement walls are foundation block with 1" Dow shiny foam board over them. 2x4 studs against the ...
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Master thermostats on a multi zone heat system

I have a 5 zone split level house with forced hot water heat. The issue I’m running into is that my house has an in-law apartment that I rent out and it occupies 2 of the 5 zones, and the other 3 are ...
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Why do I see only 50 volts on my live wires? [duplicate]

I'm trying install a lamp to my apartment but it didn't light up as I expected. I recently moved in and this is the first time I'm trying to install a lamp here. The spot where I'm trying to install ...
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Noisy water system in GE Profile fridge

My GE Profile refrigerator's water dispenser started making a noise when drawing water and I replaced the filter with the bypass insert. Now the noise has stopped but no water comes out. What could ...
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Leveling a 2x8 sill plate on top of a cmu wall

What type of shim do I use to shim up a sill plate 1/4 inch on top of a cmu block wall?
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In a double gang box 3 wires and a ground, part 2

New information: red, black hot, white and ground. Pulled panel cover and found red wire DOES go to separate, non-adjacent breaker, but black wire breaker turns them both off.?? Ostensibly on the ...
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moisture barrier for an indoor swimming pool

What is the proper way to install wall boards with a water barrier? I am concerned about moisture escaping into walls. I'm istalling an indoor swimming pool and am concerned about moisture.
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How do I position roof trusses without using a string line?

How would I be able to install trusses on the building walls in which the tails were pre-cut to length, and have them come out perfectly straight to one another, without using a string line, mainly ...
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Can turning off the breaker box damage it

I was removing a Jacuzzi and the homeowner turned off all the breakers for the house (even though I only needed one turned off). I don't know whether she flipped the master switch or the subsidiary ...
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Should I seal this floor or should I just put down vapor barrier before tiling?

I had some water compromise a vanity, leading to its removal. There was a void in the floor where it was originally tiled around, so the entire floor will be retiled. Upon demolition, I noticed some ...
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Floor Load Guidelines For Second Floor Bookcases

I am considering moving a large number of books in bookcases to a second floor room, and I am confused by the application of live load to this situation. Each case has a 2.3 square foot footprint, ...
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How can I fill a gap between my new threshold and the hardwood flooring?

The old exterior front door threshold 1 3/4 inch. The new exterior door threshold is 1 1/2. I would like to find a good looking way and nice looking way to fill the gap between the threshold and the ...
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A/C freezing lines

Issue: evaporator/suction line freezing up in A/C mode. Actions: Replaced fan motor and evaporator coil (no air coming thru old one/beat up petty bad). Relevant Information: Refrigerant Type: R???...
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Replacing dimmer switch with 3 way switch

I've currently got a dimmer switch which I'd like to replace with a standard 3 way switch. It looks like the following: https://photos.app.goo.gl/Wm4kwdZXYhlQlPlp2 https://photos.app.goo.gl/...
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Vent problem? I think

Our kitchen sink was draining slow and slower and then nothing. Trying find the clog, at some point we took the vent off (next to or under sink, not roof) and it drains perfect. Put the vent back on ...
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Gas pilot will not light

I have a very old forced air heater in my house. When I try to light the pilot it will not light. It has gas coming out of it because the pressure of the gas even tries to blow the match out when I ...
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Mid span weight capacity

What is the mid-span (center of wood board) load bearing capacity of one 2”x12”x10’ setting on edge. I will be mounting a 1 ton chain hoist by a 2”x36” tow hook strap rated up to 3,300 lbs dead load ...
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Toilet keeps blocking / bubbling and sink drains into toilet

We have recently had our bathroom refitted but the toilet keeps getting blocked up. When it happens the sink doesn't drain well or drains into the toilet.it is a combined toliet/ sink unit. When it ...
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Mold coming from laminate - how to evaluate what's underneath?

Appartment There is laminate in my 55m² appartment, except for kitchen and bathroom. Underneath that is some sort of "foam mat" (don't know the exact term). At the desk below my chair there is a PVC ...
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Vibrating through beams from circulator pump and at strange times

I have a grundfos alpha 2 circulator pump which for the last two years (since I moved into the house) when the heating turns on makes a vibrating noise. This vibrating noise I believe is then ...
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Is this seam normal for Quartz counter top

I was wondering if this installation looks normal (see pictures). One of the reasons that we have asked for the quartz countertop was that we thought that the seam wouldn't be that obvious. But the ...
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Remove reverb and soundproof room

I have a room I'd like to be able to record in, and I'm looking at foam panels and various items to influence the sound quality/propagation/acoustic, etc. Thing is, the more I read about it, the more ...
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In a double gang box with 3 wires & ground

Red and black are hot. White is not. I have been trying to wire a GFCI & an outlet/switch combo. Tried numerous configurations and just bought a new GFCI because i suspected it. Nothing has ...
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Drilling Countersink for Acrylic Tub-Shower Surround Fasteners

I am planning on installing a Delta 400 Classic Curve Acrylic Tub and matching Surround. Above, and around, the surround will be Purple drywall or Cement Board. Tile will not be involved. I would ...
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How to convert 240 receptacle to 120? [duplicate]

I'm converting 240 plug to 120. It's a 3 prong, the left side and right side test 240 and the left side and the bottom test 120 and the right side and the bottom test 120. So, I took face plate off ...
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Can I attach a extract fan on a portable a/c unit exhaust hose?

I have a window a little far(+-5 meters) from the room i wish to add an portable a/c. Is it possible to use an extractor fan to help pull the exhausted air from the portable a/c?
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Cloudy hot water from bathroom sink

I have 2 bathroom sinks on the 2nd floor (not in the same room). One of them produces a cloudy (almost milky) white hot water. The other was runs clear hot water. Could this be an issue? This appears ...
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Does this CMU block wall on pool need rebar?

So I'm in the process of remodeling my backyard. One of the things I wanted to do was build a wall similar to the first picture I included (with the stacked stone). The red arrows point at the wall. ...
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Thin set or spackle to fill home before tiling

I am preparing a drywall wall for a tile backslash in a kitchen. There is a hole that needs to be fixed behind the faucet. Is it better to use spackle or thin set, since it would be in a place where ...
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Difference between various Radiant Barrier types

Can someone explain me the difference between radiant barrier types and which one is the best option? I am seeing products like foil, Double Insulated Metalized Mylar Double Foil Bubble Wrap. I do ...
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Wood filler or glue for small fracture after nailing?

I stupidly neglected to pre-drill a hole before nailing into a thin bit of wood, causing a small (hairline, inch each way) split. I believe it needs only a cosmetic repair - and it would be hard to ...
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How can I patch a large hole in a particle board with something removable?

I live in an apartment building on the second floor, and there is a strong smell of cigarette smoke coming through a vanity. After removing the drawers, I saw that there was a roughly 5x12" hole sawed ...

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