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Removing side panel from dishwasher for part replacement - general advice

I am trying to replace a part (the dish rack holder) in an old Candy dishwasher (CDW 250). I have the replacement part, but it seems that replacing it will require removing the left panel. ...
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2 Thermostats one furnace

Is there a way to have one zone at a time calling for heat? i have 2 zones an one furnace temp is house ok if one stat calls for heat but when they both it takes forever to heat house
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Split sub-panel box with dual feeds? [duplicate]

Is this a thing? Kinda goes with my first question on here. Again i am not an electrician nor will i be doing the work. I am the builder and owner. In the designing stages of a tiny house on wheels ...
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Shed subpanel wiring

I have a portable building about 50 ft away the house. I had an electrician come run a feeder to a subpanel in the shed. Looks like he tapped off of my Generac Transfer switch. When I opened up the ...
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What size wire for 180' run to shed?

My 100A main breaker panel is full. I was planning to have it ran off of the meter with 60A I have #6 thhn wire to run in conduit 180' to shed. I only need a 20 amp circuit and 15 amp circuit in shed.
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Installing Steam Sauna heater

I am installing a Steam Sauna with a 3 wire 240v curcuit (L1, L2 & ground). Can i install a three wire "Disconnect" at the location of the Sauna because it is over 100 feet away from the main ...
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electric water heater shutdown for the winter

I have a water storage tank attached to my oil fired furnace. I also have an electric water heater that I use at the same time. Is it ok to turn off the water heater to save money in the winter and ...
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Replace FS5/FS2 starter with S10?

for a jukebox restoration project (changing T12 lamps to T8 by replacing lamp + ballast, the juke uses one ballast and starter per lamp), I am looking for the correct starter of the TL lamp. The juke ...
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Heavy water stains on parging at bottom j channel seams

I have a 1970s home with aluminum siding on the main floor and parging on the basement/foundation. Where they meet there's a J channel or similar, with one seam in the middle of the front of the house ...
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Is DensGlass and RedGuard a substitute for vapor barrier + backer board + membrane when tiling shower walls?

My understanding is that when tiling a shower wall, the standard preparation process includes: Install a vapor barrier Install cement backer board Apply a waterproof membrane (This comes from https:/...
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Furnace/thermostat require constant power reset/“reboot”

I have an AprilaireProgrammable thermostat attached to York furnace?Ac unit. The set point is usually around 22 degrees, and the room temperature is reading around 20 degrees. The furnace is not ...
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Oscillating multi-tool blades compatibility

I've never used a multi-tool, and I'm thinking of buying this one: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/332945384811 However, I have a question: will I be able to mount on it the blades from other brands (e.g.,...
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I want to add a light box to an existing light circuit

I have one regular light with a single pole switch. I want to add 4 more lights to it, but I don’t want the new lights and the light I have up controlled by the one switch. Is there a way to wire it ...
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Why was one of the light switches wired differently from other location?

Last night I installed a master dimmer and a companion dimmer in the dining room. Upon removing the wall plate to one of the two switches, I discovered that a black wire was attached to the black ...
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Weatherstripping for inswing exterior door with clearance problems. Clearance door sweep?

How would you weatherstrip this gap under an inswing exterior door? The door threshold is not very high, and the door already drags a bit on the interior carpet, so many styles of door threshold are ...
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Dual light switch changing to dual smart switch

I currently have 2 switches. Each switch has a black wire and a white attached to it. I’m trying to install a dual smart switch, which requires 4 black wires and a neutral wire. Confused on how to ...
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Electrical power for brick BBQ. GFCI outlet constantly tripping

Electrical power for exterior brick BBQ plugs. GFCI outlet constantly tripping. The GFCI has two sub-outlets. There are three item plugged in: Fountain Water Pump with cord running in ground BBQ ...
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Joist hanger too low?

I'm in the process of replacing the joists in a room in my 100 year old house (original members were too far gone with termite damage to do sistering). Original joists were true 2x8s with a 12 foot ...
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Have a weird light switch issue happening

Trying to set up a new pantry light. I want to tie this into the outlet that is controlled in the switch in the pantry. However when I rigged it like in this image it's all reversed. When I turn the ...
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Is there a difference between A112.18.1 and A112.18.1M (both 2.5gpm) shower heads?

Also, what does this practically mean when it comes to shower heads?
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Cutting larger slot in vinyl siding nailing fin?

I have exclusively used CertainTeed Vinyl Siding, specifically the Monogram series. This last install I did had a factory hiccup of some sort where either the print of S T U D f i n d e r was wrong or ...
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LED in recessed fixture occasionally dims

My house was built in 2011 with 6 recessed fixtures in the kitchen ceiling. I replaced the original incandescent lights with CFLs first then LEDs. I replaced the CFLs after one light went out. The ...
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Black mold or termites?

I’m not sure bout the bug or the mold looking stuff the board is dry and so was the wall behind it but it’s def dark enough there. Any thoughts would be great
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How to fix irregularities on wood door?

When passing a sofa through door I saw a few scratches after and even some irregularities. I know there are some pastes I can use to fix the irregularities and on the past I used some kind of varnish ...
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GFI Leviton installation corrected

I corrected the Load and Line wires and now the green light is off but when i try to reset it just keeps popping out, i dont have anything plugged in for it to surge from, what do i do now?
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Nest Thermostats: Balancing temperatures between zones

So, I'm wondering if there's a way that I can program my Nest thermostats to help moderate temperature disparities between my first and second floors. Here's the situation: I have forced air from a ...
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Chimney still leaking despite reflashing and coating

My chimney was leaking and the contractor pulled apart the roof around it and reput it with proper sealing and coating. Then he also coated the entire chimney with Geocel siliconized seal which is ...
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what thickness drywall is used for mechanical room ceilings and walls with in a living space

I am building a mechanical room in a new house that will be located in the basement. What is the thickness of drywall required for walls and ceilings. The room will be located in a future
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Installing Smart Switch to Gas Fireplace Switch

I'm trying to add a smart switch to replace our gas fireplace on off switch. The fireplace switch is nonpowered, but there is power for a light in same switch box. The smart switch requires power in ...
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Connect boiler Wifi switcher

I want to connect boiler switcher, in the wall I have 4 wires, 2 live, neutral and earth, but on the wifi switcher it needs L(in) L1(out) N1(out) N(in) as shown in the pictures, How can I connect it?
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Tile pattern for shower base using large porcelain format

I am building 46x34 shower base using large format tile. I like it because it looks the same as the flooring. I building a curbless shower by the way. However the plumber did not position the drain ...
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Outdoor outlet lost power

Christmas decoration lights were plugged into outlet while sprinklers were running. Came to find out lights were out, outlet had no power, and all other outdoor outlets around the house lost power. ...
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How Do I Disconnect This Plastic Wire Connector? [duplicate]

I am trying to disassemble my Kenmore Elite clothes dryer so I can test the thermal fuse. I need to disconnect wires that are held together with a plastic wire connector. Can anyone tell me how I get ...
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Light and GFCI off 240v well circuit transformer

Due to costs of pulling I decided to try a used transformer as of infrequent usage of the GFCI and more of lighting. I opened the mobile home's 200 amp breaker box at the pole. It has a double breaker ...
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Purging boiler with just one drain valve

I have read through how to purge a zone, but I still have a question. I don't have individual drain valves on each zone. So I am unsure what the process would be in order to purge a zone. And to ...
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Why would the mud crack and fall off a ceiling repair?

I closed a skylight and floated the ceiling level. A few months later it started cracking and falling, why? I don't think it was too thick.
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Trenching requirements for utilities in a outdoors kitchen

I would like to build a small outdoors kitchen, with gas (for the grill), electricity, water and drain - sewage (for a sink). I spoke this morning with a person in the building department of my city ...
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Radiators not bleeding no air or water. Boiler pressure is good. What could be wrong? Plz help Thanks

Plumbing My radiator won't bleed no air or water . Boiler pressure is good what could be wrong. Plz help
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Wire ceiling fan switch with remote control to always on

How can I wire the switch of a remote controlled ceiling fan to always on so it can only be controlled with the remote. I basically want to have a smart RF controller (BOND) be able to control the ...
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Range appliance outlet circuit breaker

The appliance outlet circuit breaker atop the range back blew some time ago when a hand mixer that was plugged into it died in a 'flash'. I have been unable to reset the little breaker associated with ...
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Quality Kitchen Sinks - What Other Factors Besides Size, Shape, and Gauge

I am replacing my kitchen sink with a new one, and I am trying to determine which to buy. However, very similar sinks with similar dimensions and gauge are priced wildly differently. For example, ...
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How to connect a 4-wire to a 3-wire outlet?

My question is about connecting a 4 wire to a 3 wire outlet. The 4 wire was left sticking out of one corner of the hall closet from a previous wiring job. Our electrician secured it in a junction ...
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Water seeping into a crawl space

In 1960, the builder poured a 6 foot foundation to build my parents' home. He then decided to lengthen the home by adding a 4 foot foundation to extend the living room and kitchen area (now under a 4 ...
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Seal old ductboard from inside with duct mastic?

For the next few days, I have what appears to be an opportunity to easily and cheaply make a small improvement to the overall airtightness (or nearly complete lack thereof) of my house's 40 year old ...
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Basement walls above grade are wet outdoors after rain

I would appreciate any tip, help on diagnosing the symptom below. Been searching online to help diagnose symptom of "wet patch on exterior wall after rain". Did find several useful resources, ...
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Electric Boiler System won't get warm

I moved into a new rented property about 3 weeks ago in the UK. I put on the heat, which is water-filled radiators supplied by an Electric Boiler, a Range Senator 6W, and a medium-sized water cylinder....
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Strange beeping sound at around 3:30 AM? [duplicate]

So, I went to sleep like normal, but at around 3:30 AM, I get woken up by weird beeps in/out of my house. It occurs every 8 seconds. It's kind of a low noise, and it only sounds for a split-second. I ...
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Honeywell Y8150A1017 Ventilation System

We recently bought a house in North Carolina and the HVAC system has HONEYWELL Y8150A1017 fresh air ventilation system which seems to call for fresh air exchange quite often. In the winter, the air ...
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Ardo A633 drains normally, but not at the end of the program

I did check other questions before asking mine. Does not seem to be a duplicate. Ardo A633 (front load, mechanical controls) drains and refills normally during the run but forgets to do the final ...
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Gas logs won't stay lit

I recently (in the last 2 days) installed gas logs in my home. The pilot light stays lit, I crank them up and after about 10ish minutes they sputter and go out(the pilot light stays lit). I turn them ...

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