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Blind installed in a metal/aluminum frame that is tilting forward - how to fix?

I have three windows, in sequence (the middle one is fixed, the side windows can be opened/closed). Each window has its own blind. I noticed my blinds started tilting forward, specially the middle one,...
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How to frame around Strong Tie Brackets

I'm about to start framing my carport to convert it into a garage. I'm unsure of the best way to deal with framing around these strong tie brackets. What I imagine I'll need to do is cut a notch out ...
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What is this metal pole in my backyard?

Can someone help identify this old metal pole in the backyard? It's very tall and seems to have a a hookup for water supply. The house was built in the 1940s and is located in the California East Bay ...
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Repair or exchange mower tire with different part number

I own the following rider: Searching for the online parts I find the following document: IPL, McCulloch, M95-66X, 96021002300, 2011-12, Ride-on Mower So in order to replace the front (right) wheel, ...
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How can I figure out why my undersink water filter system is clogged?

enter image description hereMy 3-year-old undersink water filter system stopped working (i.e., no water comes out). I changed the filters but still no water is flowing. Any suggestions on where to ...
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How to fix rotten wood hole near sink?

I’ve got a nasty hole near the sink. I guess the water gets out after dish washing underneath and rots the wood. Is there a way to fix this without having to replace the whole vinyl? I can probably ...
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Running ser cable from 200amp main to 100 amp sub panel

I'm running ser wire from my 200 amp main box in my garage to a 100amp service box for tankless water heater. I'm running the cable along the top edge of my garage around a corner about 30ft run total....
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What type of hardwood flooring is this?

I'm trying to determine the type of hardwood flooring i have here. The pictures below show the edge-on and side-on views. Is this real hardwood (looks like not), engineered, laminate, or something ...
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Goodman HVAC - What are the outlets for?

My MIL has a Goodman HVAC installed and it's not cooling properly. I'm trying to understand what the outlets are for. One of them, is hooked into some PVC pipe which goes outside. The other outlet is ...
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How can I reduce the size of a bore in steel to accommodate screw threads?

I want to somehow get an M5 insert into a 7.5mm diameter hole in solid steel. (The hole has already been drilled with 7.5mm DeWalt cobalt-tipped drill bit.) Is there such a thing as a threaded insert ...
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What is this sleeve in this toilet?

There is a clear plastic sleeve around the flush mechanism in this toilet. I just replaced the flapper and the sleeve seems to interfere with the flapper, making it close too soon. Why is the sleeve ...
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Dishwasher Drain Pump: How to Test?

my dishwasher isn't draining. I checked the drain hose and it's clear enough that I could blow air through it. I removed the drain pump, model #W10158351B I measured the resistance between the two ...
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Which cable straps / staples for 12/2 BX/AC90

I am currently in lock down and can only do curbside so I can not browse the packaging of the staples and cable straps in store. I'm having a hard time finding out what I should be using to secure my ...
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Should I redo my house wrap that is under the sheathing?

When my house was built, the builder put the Tyvek wrap on the frame of the house, then installed the sheathing and then installed the siding. I am about to have my siding replaced and one of the ...
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Cant remove brackets on underside of bathroom sink

I can’t figure out how to remove (or even turn) these brackets. Has anyone seen them or know how to work with these? I’ve done a lot of searching and can’t find anything.
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Remove a nail-in box with 3 romex cables and not cut drywall?

Single gang nail-in box for thermostat was about 1" recessed and probably too small for 3 romex cables of 10g wire. Orig. installer 30 years ago left 1.5 inches of sheathing on all cables. ...
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Running Electrical Wires exterior to interior

I need a new line placed in a certain area of my house, (for a fish tank) but running it inside isn't a super realistic option as it's a good distance and the joists run perpendicular to where I ...
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Affixing a 5kg mirror to an outdoor wall

I would like to mount a 4-5kg (10-11 lbs) 30" circular wood mirror on a courtyard wall that occasionally gets strong winds. The mirror currently has two hooks at the top. Can you suggest a ...
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A/C cold air kicks in 30 minutes or more after the blower comes on. Any ideas?

The last two days the A/C unit has been operating differently. The blower comes on after getting the signal from the thermostat but no cold air. After 30 to 45 minutes cold air comes out and cools the ...
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Why can't I (or: shouldn't I) run a power cord through a wall?

I would like to wall-mount my TV and have the wall be as clean as possible. I found this box and my idea was to mount this on the back side of that same wall , then run the power cable (and other ...
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Thinnest screed over the water heating floor

I installed a water heating floor system with 17 mm pipes and studded panels. This is how a studded panel with a pipe looks like: It has 52 mm height (the polystyrene has 30 mm). Now I want to add ...
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New water supply lines continue to leak at toilet tank connection

I have tried two new water supply hoses on my toilet tank. Each time they have leaked at the tank. I was very careful to, at first hand tighten and then, gently, with a channel lock pliers, turn them ...
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How to attach ground wire for ceiling fixture, if mounting bracket does not have a green ground screw, and no ground wire coming from junction box?

My ceiling metal junction box has 2 white wires(twisted together) and 1 black wire. No copper or ground wire inside that I can see? The new fixture has a black, white and green/yellow ground wire. ...
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Installing a relay to control duct fans!

I want to install a 24v/110 relay to control the two duct fans that I installed in my ducts. The idea is that the fans will come on when the blower comes on. To test this, I ran an 18/2 thermostat ...
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Bonding gas piping, flexible CSST in conjuction with Iron pipe

I recently became aware of the need to bond a gas distribution containing yellow CSST flexible pipe. (TracPipe FGP SS4 750 5 PSI FUEL It has a yellow jacket) When our propane system was converted to ...
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Why does adding refrigerant increase subcooling and decrease superheat?

Please correct my following notion of why adding refrigerant increases subcooling and decreases superheat: Let's assume a hypothetical situation: condensation point of uncompressed refrigerant (vapor ...
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Whirlpool Duet front loader door won't unlock

I have a Whirlpool Duet front loading washer. It finished its cycle, all the lights are off, no error codes, but the door won't unlock. I unplugged it and let it sit. Then I found a manual online ...
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Is there a built in adjustment to limit how far these crank windows open?

I need to prevent these windows from opening too wide. I have a plan to drill into the bracket and insert a bolt to limit the range of motion, but before I start modifying I want to rule out a built ...
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How to add insulation to ducts in hot uninsulated attic?

I have central air with ducts running through the hot, uninsulated attic (there is blown-in insulation between the joists to insulate the rooms below). Fortunately it's only about 25 feet of ductwork, ...
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3-way switch to control 2 fans independently

I have a room where I need 2 ventilation fans. One will be a regular bathroom fan, the other a much smaller fan powered through a timer in an outlet. Both will be vented through the same duct to the ...
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Light between 3 way switches and installation of electronic timer switch

an amateur here looking for some advise on installing an Ascend STW700W smart timer in to an existing 3 way switch. I've done this a few times before, but this is the first time that I have come ...
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Running Wire to Electrical Panel Box

I have to run approximately 8-10 home Romex (14/2 and 12/2) wires to Electric panel box. So, Can I run those wires to the panel box as per the picture, Is this sound ok ? Is there any limit, I can ...
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2 cables in same conduit

I am needing to run 2 underground 12/2 UB (gray wire) cables for a 20 amp pool pump and a 20 amp gfci socket. Can I run both cables through a single, buried 3/4” schedule 40 conduit?
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Can open-bottom septic tanks get full?

Our house has one of those two-chambered standard (Philippines) open-bottom septic tanks. I think it's also called a cesspool. I got into a discussion with someone on whether it can get full. Their ...
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Looking for a replacement spline for my cabinets

We are having our kitchen cabinets painted white and need to replace the spline that holds in the glass on 4 of the cabinet doors. Unfortunately we don't have a physical sample anymore but I have ...
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Tub Faucet Handle goes back too far when turned off

My Delta roman tub faucet handle goes back too far when it is turned off. I tried to take the decorative base off (screws) and now that is stuck. I put wd40 in the thread area but it still won't move. ...
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Which adapter am I missing for my washing mashine?

I got a new washing mashine from a friend. As we couldnt get of the tube, i had to buy a new one. Now it seems i am missing an Adapter. Which Adapter do i need? (I hope the questions is ok to ask here....
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How can I connect a portable dishwasher to laundry hookups?

I just moved into new duplex that has a decent sized laundry room. During my move I brought my portable compact dishwasher (very similar to this one). I don't have counter-top space to position the ...
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What can I use to hang a frameless mirror?

I'm looking to hang a mirror on the wall on my bathroom. It weighs about 20 or so lbs. There are no built in hooks on the back of the mirror? What should I use to hang this thing?
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Small diameter multimedia cable?

I would like to install multimedia outlets (RJ45) in my house. The installation tubing is diam. 20mm (inside is 13.9mm). In the worse case, I have a diam. 6.5mm cable inside. So I would be able to add ...
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Why does all of my house water stop working when the washer is in use?

Why does all of my house water stop working when the washer is in use? Water is running in to the washer when in use but all the water like in the kitchen sink and in the bathroom is not working. Once ...
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How can I make a finished attic cooler and all bedrooms comfortable when central A/C is shared between 2nd and 3rd floors?

I have a 3-floor house with central air. First floor has its own A/C. Second floor and finished attic are a single zone. There is an open staircase between the first and second floors, and a ...
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Handrail in center of stairs?

I’m finishing up a deck build. Steps from lower deck to upper deck are 60 inches wide with 7” rise per step. Total rise is 28” I wonder if is adequate to place a single hand rail in the center of ...
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How can I add more insulation to my finished attic walls without trapping moisture

I have a finished attic that has a kneewall insulated with fiberglass batts, insulation facing in. The batts fill the depth of the wall cavity completely to the end of the stud, there's no more room ...
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Connecting a Wall Sconce Light Fixture

My sconce (two light bulb fixture) has two black wires and one white wire. The wall has only one black wire and one white wire. Can I connect both black sconce wires to the one black wall wire and ...
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Which are the hot wires and is there a ground present in my recessed light?

This light fixture was capped and has two white lines pigged tailed together with a single orange line wrapped around, two orange lines pigged tailed together, two yellow lines pigged tailed together. ...
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Is it against the building code to place a supply valve with a bleeder port in an upstairs location to feed a hose bib with a frost-free valve below?

By placing the supply valve with a bleeder port in our upstairs bathroom in the vanity, and not even explaining to us what a bleeder port is, the plumber left this port open. And if you have a frost ...
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What is attached to this spigot and how to remove

This adapter is attached to an outdoor spigot: It is near the location of a former hot tub so I believe it has something to do with pressure control. When I attach a hose to it and turn it on if the ...
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Breathable Membrane Tyvek

Log Cabin - Would i have moisture issues if i attach a breathable membrane to the outside studded wall leaving a 20mm gap for moisture then attach treated 44mm tongue and groove on the outside. I ...

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