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How to cut glass mosaic tile that's already installed?

I need extra outlets in my kitchen and in order to install a bigger junction box, I need to cut the glass tile that's already installed. Is it feasible and, if so, what's the most effective tool to ...
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Are wooden pallets decent wood?

What type of wood are most pallets made from? Are they worth the trouble - removing boards, removing nails, etc?
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Heat-pump style AC is not putting out cool air

I live in the Northern area of the US, and I have a heat-pump style AC unit. So there is an AC unit with big fan outside my house, and there is a furnace in my attic. I bought this house 10 years ago ...
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Basement floating wall or not?

I am framing out an 8ft non-load bearing wall in my basement. It is required to use floating walls in my city. When the basement was finished in 2000, they used metal studs and the walls are not ...
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Garage catch basin and basement washroom drain pipe connection

I am trying to get a good understanding of the plumbing setup I have in the garage (see attached picture). This catch-basin is located in the middle of the garage. There is a basement washroom on the ...
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IBC Tote fill valve

I am repurposing a 275 gallon IBC Tote as a water cistern. I want for it to fill automatically and stop when full like a toilet fill valve. Is there anything that I can adapt to the lid? What should I ...
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Repair a vinyl pool liner

Any tips on patching two small holes on an in-ground Pool liner. It’s two penny-sized holes and they’re right above the water line. I have some leftover original liner so I was hoping to try and match ...
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How to track down control/switch for light fixture

We just bought a house and I have a light in our screen porch (aka Florida room). It has a light in the center of the ceiling that I can't identify its light switch. Thinking it might be the bulb, I ...
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Samsung Dishwasher Leaving Brown Residue on Silverware

I am looking to fix a relatively new Samsung Dishwasher. The dishwasher works fine for the most part, but it consistently leaves a brown sticky residue on our silverware. I have tried to clean the ...
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Surface mount or Flush Mount SubPanel

My studs are much closer together than I would like (maybe 9 inches) so would it be better to Surface Mount or get a small panel that can fit in the wall. Below is the only panel I can find that ...
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Drain pipe through floor joist

I'm moving my sink. And I have to run my drain pipe through my floor joist or cabinets. My floor joist are 2×8's. Can I run a 2 inch pipe through them. And if i did run them through my joist would it ...
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How to install vanity light - wall box has 2 white, 2 red, 2 black, 2 ground wires

Bathroom remodel where electrician wired the following: GFCI outlet (installed) Vanity light (not installed) Fan/light combo (installed) Shower light (installed) There are four switches on the wall. ...
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Metal glue that cures in coldish weather?

We have Pella glass storm doors that have been nothing but trouble since we bought them several years ago. The handles connect to each other (through the metal door frame) via a bolt thats in the ...
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how to wire humidifier to circuit board

hi I have ganeralaire 1042 humidifier.it connect direct to transformer . my question is can I rewire to furnance control board. model is hk42fz0222105.just want to be active when heat is on. but I don'...
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Why would outside air come out a furnace intake?

One of my furnace air intakes appears to be letting in fresh outside air. I have three intakes on the main floor and one in the basement. The basement one is the offender as far as I can tell. When ...
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Removing metal tabs on Lutron dimmer switch in ganged box

We have a two device switch box with a light switch (large switch style) and a dimmer switch. The dimmer switch stopped working, and so I plan to install a new Lutron dimmer switch instead. I haven't ...
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Very low water pressure in the 2nd floor shower but good pressure every where else

Here are the facts: I have a 2 or 2.5 inch water pipe from the street and supposedly very high water pressure. This is the master shower and is located on the second floor. It was remodeled 11 years ...
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How to raise sinking deck post

I have a portion of my deck that's a 4' square connecting stairs that go up and down from it. One of the corner posts (green post in the pic) has sunk between 1/2 and 1 inch and I'd like to raise it ...
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How can I heat a crawl space to work in

The crawlspace at its highest is maybe 5 feet and lowest 1.5 feet with somewhat dusty dirt floor. It is not insulated. This winter I'll be working mostly in the larger section doing no flammable work (...
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Why do water heaters get up to 12 year tank warranties in consumer stores, but only 10 year in supply warehouses?

I'm looking at gas tank water heaters sold in home improvement stores (Rheem Platinum at HD, AO Smith ProMax series at Lowes) and they offer up to 12 year warranty for their top models. Meanwhile ...
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Concrete Apartment Balcony Repair

There seems to be two layers on top of the concrete: the thicker, white-ish layer next to concrete the gray, textured layer on top I'd like to fix this up, but have no idea where to start. Would ...
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Connecting ABS and PVC in stack

I am installing an upflush toilet that runs a 1" PVC discharge. This will be connected into my ABS stack. I wanted to check to see if this configuration is appropriate and would work. Cut the ...
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How do I convert an old Satchwell/Sunvic TLX2203 thermostat wiring to line voltage wiring?

I have an old Satchwell/Sunvic TLX2203 thermostat. It has 3 wires connected to it which look to be: switched live (green) live (red) neutral (black) (at least I think that's the case) I would like ...
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conduit for ground in metal shop

Ive run my EMT conduit and placed my boxes in my workshop and placed the wires. All is good except... my inspector says I cant use conduit as ground and must run a bare or green conductor to each ...
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Wiring outlet with red wire

I have an electrical box in my basement that I want to wire an outlet into. There are three sets of wires (2 each) -- the usual black and white, and red (and ground). I've tried to wire the outlet ...
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Is it safe to run an electrical cable through an insulated exterior wall?

I have a Nest outdoor security camera that I want to place on the outside of my house and I would like to drill through the insulated wall and plug it into an outlet which is directly on the other ...
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Furnace Short Cycling

My furnace is short-cycling. I've tried the following: replaced the flame sensor Shorted the thermostat heat demand signal Checked the blower capacitor Checked the air intake filter Checked the ...
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What made these holes in my 2x4 stud?

I'm framing up a basement, and one of the 2x4 studs I bought had these curious holes in them, presumably made by an insect. The insect didn't appear to be still around, and the damage done to the ...
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What can I put around the doorknob to keep the dog from scratching the door?

We moved into a new apartment with a wood stained door. The dog misses us when we leave and sometimes jumps up and scratches around the doorknob, trying to get it to open. It has scratched the door ...
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Source for vinegary smell on leak?

Recently, I headed down into our basement, the first time I've been down there in weeks to be honest, and I noticed that there initially seemed to be a leak coming from the Pittsburgh potty in the ...
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Furnace blower sometimes won't come on

I have a gas-powered forced air furnace. The last time I had a repair man look at it, he said it's 30 years old, so it's getting harder to find replacement parts. It recently developed an intermittent ...
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What light bulb to get

I need to get a few light bulbs for my house. My bedroom has this adjustable dimmer switch. The one I just had in my bedroom has been flickering and buzzing since fitted so I think it may have been ...
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Faucets are whistling

This started about 2 months ago, and now whenever I turn on any faucet in house (on low), there's a whistling sound. The whistling sound goes away if I increase the water flow. Any suggestions on how ...
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Issue when adding a single pole switch next to a 3 way

Hoping for some help here. I have a 3 way dimmer switch running to a fan/light combo that I have jumped a single pole switch off of to power a new exterior light. There are two 3 way switches on the ...
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My central heating comes on when it feels like it

I have checked the wireless thermostat is sending a demand signal to the receiver but boiler isn't firing up (BTW my hot water on demand is working fine). Later on the heating comes on until i turn it ...
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How can I neaten up the corner between stairs and wall

We had wooden stairs installed, but did not have any frame installed beforehand. We’d like to make this look better. Looking for ideas and suggestions.
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Remove screw from lock cylinder

I need to replace the cylinder in our front door lock (just bought the home and need to make sure nobody but us has the key). However, the screw that fixes the cylinder in place gets stuck. It gets ...
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3-way switches in a circuit have three hots when light is on rather than two. Does this make sense?

I'm trying to understand how a circuit in my home that has two 3-way switches and a light is working as I need to install a similar set-up elsewhere. From all I've read, I would not expect the ...
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NM cable routing to panel backboard / side of the service panel. Take 2. Any NEC 2017/2020 concerns?

Going off of my previous question, I wanted to get a confirmation the below is compliant with NEC2017/2020 for connecting NM cable to a main panel. I have used a length of 12/2 NM cable to show how I ...
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Truss Plate Loose where rafters meet

DIYer here. I noticed that (only) one of the truss plates popped off where the rafters meet at the peak of the roof. Thus, a single set of rafters and the supporting beam are misligned and no longer ...
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Disassemble IKEA Godmorgon drawer

I put in the front panel of the cabinet upside down. The screws it uses are some kind of cam locks, but the locks are attached to the drawer face and were not put in by me. I've not really seen them ...
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How to get agitator off for this Frigidaire washer?

I have seen plenty of youtube videos on how to release the agitator from rest of washing machine. Seems easy. However, for my FEX831FS4 washer the bolt is kinda surrounded by the agitator's plastic ...
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Can't get sofit sections to fully rejoin/overlap - okay?

My security camera is mounted under my garage's overhang (the Ethernet run originally installed by a Tech). After i installed my security camera and moved the wires around, I was having trouble ...
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Stacking new drywall on top of drywall that is behind tile

First post here. I am currently doing a small remodel of a bathroom in a house I just bought and am trying to keep costs and time spent, low. I had to tear out all the drywall due to the previous ...
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Hooking a fridge/freezer and washing machine to one cold water supply

Is it possible to connect a fridge/freezer and a washing machine to a single cold water supply? I need to know what sort of adapter I would need for the water supply to feed both appliances.
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240Vac LED Off-Peak power flicker

Aussie from NSW here - We recently changed our lounge room light fixture to a modern 6 bulb setup, connected it up to see the nightsun that it was at 640lm per bulb. We quickly installed a dimmer only ...
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How can I hang Christmas lights on eaves with no soffit?

I have a house with vinyl siding and aluminum trim/sheathing, where the gable roof at either end has no soffit at all. I'm trying to come up with a way to hang addressable LED light strings very ...
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Is the inside of Stainless faucet also stainless?

I have this supposedly stainless faucet. But when I peek inside. It doesn't look stainless, or maybe it's the rust sticking to the surface. If a faucet is advertised as stainless. Is it stainless ...
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I need to get 5/8“ into the framing 3” high at the base of my wall framing; Is there an easy way to do this?

In the picture below I need to push the shower base like 5/8" into the frame at the top of the picture The shower base is 3" high The framing is a mess as it hosts the piping for the old ...
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Adding a C wire for WiFi Thremostat

I have a secondary transformer already which is supplying power to my 2 zone zoning board. Can I tap off of this to provide my WiFi thermostat with power or does it have to come off the furnace board?...

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