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Can I hook up a subpanel to an existing 220 line that isn't in use?

When our house was built, they put a 220 line in for future pool equipment. The pool equipment ended up going on the other side of the house, so this line just terminates in a box unused. I want to ...
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Nest Doorbell not ringing indoor chime

I recently picked up the doorbell from Nest, the Nest Hello and set it up. One issue that I'm running into is what wires should be used when trying to make it work with the indoor chime. The ...
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Is it safe to make an above ground pool by laying on unprotected (buttressless) brick wall as sides?

I have this backyard area which I'm going to make a temporary above ground pool. The area I'm going to fill with water is about 5x5 meters and I'm going to fill up to 120cm (about 20 tons of water) ...
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Why does my electric fence arcing cause my LED lights to flicker?

Barn. Electric fence. Electric fence drifted a little too close to the non-electric fence and it started arc'ing between them with every pulse. Very small arc, across about 1mm. No big deal - ...
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Options for Insulating around window with drywall recess

Hello wise and wonderful HI Community! I need some help. I bought a house last year and noticed horrible drafts coming from the tracks between the upper and lower window panes. I dug in today ...
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220ft Feeder Run to Storage Shed

The Objective: Run a combo Heat/Cool Window unit, 1 switched light and some outlets to a detached storage shed 140 ft from home. Temperature goal is 60F min in winter and 80F max in summer. Located in ...
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Building Swings as a First Timer

Good Morning All, I’m planning on building swings for my kids according to this rough design that I came up with here. Essentially it’s a very simple two posts, one crossbeam layout. The posts of ...
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Fixing slow water damage at top of wall

I recently noticed that there was water damage at the top corner of an exterior facing wall in one of my bedrooms. Previously, I had thought it was electrical wiring in the wall due to the snake-like ...
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Replacing a ceiling rose with a led light without using wire connectors

I have two ceiling rose lights in my corridor, I have managed to replace one without the need of any wiring connector. I achieved this because it had one Live, one neutral and one earth connector. So ...
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Outlets & light switches show voltage but do not work …with a weird CAVEAT!

I have an older mobile home that I recently purchased. I had the electrical service started yesterday and I turned on all the breakers in the home. Nothing seemed to be working. I then plugged in the ...
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What to use to seal gaps between slate veneer on vertical exterior walls of home

I have slate veneer on the exterior walls of some parts of my home. There are gaps between the various uneven pieces of slate which protrude off the wall to different levels (i.e. each slate piece ...
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Using a HRV/ERV Fan without mounting it on a wall/window?

DIYers, I'm considering various options for home improvement and improving the home economy and resource/climate efficiency. One area of focus is the fact that I live in Denmark and it can get quite ...
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What is this pipe in my garage for?

I measured it and it would come out under the cement where I approximately marked in red in the next picture. The main house sits on the other side of that cement walkway. My only guess is it has ...
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Buffer tank on input or output of tankless water heater?

As I understand it, in residential systems, tankless water heater are commonly paired with a buffer tank to deal with the "cold sandwich" and finite capacity of tankless heater1. This seems ...
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Clicking sound from water heater after flushing toilet?

Sorry if this question has already been asked but I have a random question about my water heater to see if this is anything I need to be worried about. To start off I live in an apartment complex and ...
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Paint shaver type power tools - any experiences?

Does anyone have any experience with the Paintshaver Pro paint removal tool (https://paintshaver.com)? How about cheaper Chinese versions - something like this: https://trademe.nz/marketplace/building-...
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Raising a sunken living room floor and concerned about moisture under new raised floor

I am raising a sunken living room floor but have some concerns about possible moisture problems under this raised floor. Here is what I have. A 1979 typical ranch style. It is roughly a 16 x 20 ...
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Simple two wire connection to a programmable Honeywell RTH6360 themostat. Have a 'C' wire in the 18/5. Do I still need batteries?

I'm assuming after reading the owner's manual that the batteries are required. I purchased this 80 dollar thermostat at a garage sale for 5 dollars in an unopened box. So i thought it might be good ...
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Fixing small broken area at lock plate of interior door jamb

My bathroom door has a minor issue at the lock plate of the door jamb. The main issue was that the screw area got forced in and I screwed in a nearby area that eventually broke. I dont want to change ...
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Properly secured soffit?

I noticed a sizeable gap between the facia board and the truss supports in my attic. Length of the overhang is 22ft long. It has a 40in overhang. only about 1/3rd of the rafters have nails extending ...
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Treehouse joists on beams or beside beams?

Looking at treehouse plans online - sometimes you see joists on top of the support beams, sometimes it's all one layer using joist hangers. Is it best if joists are on top or does it matter? Here is ...
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Using left over pergo boards instead of 2x4 to mount a peg board

I have a set of leftover pergo boards that I want to use as backing for putting up a 8’x4’ peg board. The wall I want to mount them on is concrete. Would pergo boards arranged as in the pic behind ...
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Loss of Power of Dual Breaker

Loss of power to part of dual breaker for outside power. Dual breaker stopped working for half last week. Ive tried resetting.
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What can I use instead of a ducted range hood in my kitchen?

I know this edges pretty close to a shopping recommendation, but I hope that I'll manage to stay on the good side. If not, please tell me and I'll delete the question myself. My situation: I live in ...
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Wood inbetween my windows is rotting, how do I fix this?

I've attached images. Not sure if I should just paint over it with epoxy or replace it entirely. https://files.catbox.moe/sgwt4f.jpg https://files.catbox.moe/rfve7a.jpg https://files.catbox.moe/...
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Need Electrical Help

I’m trying to wire a 110 receptacle to my electrical panel outside and I see no neutral terminal bar. I know the black goes to the breaker for power and the ground goes to the ground terminal but this ...
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Shower hot water valve still “leaking” after replacement of washers

Thank you beforehand for the help. Issue we are experiencing is that we have a bathtub hot water valve that has started to leak again after replacing the washers about a month ago. Mind you this ...
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Installing a Sewer Cleanout

Recently I've been experiencing some backup with my toilet and tub due to some roots in our line. I've had Roto Rooter come out a couple times to do their thing and cut out some of the roots to ...
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Broken wire inside Rangehood, advice needed

My range hood was damaged, which caused it to flare up and spark. I immediately powered off the main to the house (as in the pictures). I can see that the connection has been damaged. I have no idea ...
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Concrete mix too much Sand?

Hi Knowledgeable people, I've just dug up old fence concrete bases etc as fence blew down. Re done concrete bases, put posts up etc. And now I am looking at the concrete and am worried I've added ...
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How to choose fabric and gravel for retaining wall

I want to build a 15ft long retaining wall which is located at the bottom of a slope, surrounded with springs, against the fence. In searching for materials I have no idea which fabric I should choose ...
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Anyone know what this 4 inch pipe on the outside of my house could be?

Does anyone know what this 4 inch pipe on the outside of my house could be for? It has a concrete base around it. We are installing an egress window that is next to this and wondering if this pipe is ...
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Where do I connect the green wire on my dishwasher?

I'm installing a new dishwasher and the dishwasher itself has the black, white and green wire, the power supply (which is coming out of the floor of the house) doesn't have a green wire it has a ...
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What is this small hole and why is it there at the bottom of sink?

I installed a new faucet and drain pipe assembly. I found that there's a small hole at the bottom of the sink (underneath). Water is coming out of it. When I pull up the stopper (so the water collects ...
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If I run CAT5/6 cables parallel to electrical cables, is it possible to shield the cables with copper tubes to stop interference? [duplicate]

I'm remodeling my home and I wanted to hardwire some extensions of my ethernet near my 220v outlet, by near at least a foot away from it. I was wondering, would I be able block the interference if I ...
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How do I remove a Chatsworth 1928 Traditional 3TH Crosshead bathroom faucet?

I have leaky faucet and would like to remove the faucet handle so I can gain access to the cartridge so I can replace it. Here is the faucet: I am unable to use a razor blade to get under the button ...
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Problem with Hunter Fan light kit installation

I have an old (1996??) Hunter ceiling fan. We just purchased and installed a light kit. The light goes off and on by use of the pull chain. The fan is wired to a single switch on the wall. In the past ...
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Plumbing plan for freestanding tub

remodeling my master bath (3rd floor), replacing the old acrylic shower/tub unit with a clawfoot tub. Want to make sure I'm doing the plumbing correctly. Tub outline (roughly) in black. Plumbing ...
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Hanging an outdoor chair swing

If I am using two 4 x 4 post as a base will a 2 x 6 hold an outdoor chair swing for a person to 240 pounds?
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I have aluminum 12 2 wiring i want to add an extra light Daisy chain what gauge/amp copper wire do i use for a 3 ft span, i will be using alumiconns

Adding 1 extra light total of 2 on circuit. Need to know what gauge of copper wire to add to aluminum 12 2 gauge 3’ span i will use alumiconn connectors
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Why are “horseshoe” shims shaped the way they are?

Here's an example of the type of shim I'm referring to: They are sold marketed for various uses - tile spacers, leveling window or door frames, etc. They are non-tapered. Its not clear to me why ...
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How to disable LG LT1216CER Thermistor

MY air conditioner's compressor keeps turning off before the desired temperature of the room is reached. I was told I could disable that feature by getting rid of the thermistor. Is this a safe ...
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Does this roof damage warrant a call to a roofer?

I was flying my drone and saw a dark spot in my 6-year-old roof. After closing in it looks like one of the shingles is missing a piece. It's hard to tell from the picture, but water flows top to ...
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Help needed with mounting sink to wall

I am taking on replacing my utility sink with a wall mounted sink. I know that I have to have support and plan to open the drywall to install backing (fortunately, I have a stud on the left side for ...
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How do I seal off a small closet so smells there don't escape?

I've got a small pocket closet in a study right next to where I work that is actually a partition of a hall coset in an adjacent building entrance, and therefore not well isolated from it. Recently ...
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a/c condensation line not draining

I have a unit that is installed in the attic and is about 2 years old. For the first year everything was fine and then one day it wouldn’t run. So I hooked up the shopvac and sucked the condensation ...
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Contractor is installing a vinyl fence and posts but is not using any water with concrete. Is he doing it right?

I hired a reputable local company to install 6 foot vinyl fence around my yard. Salesman was telling me how they would be using cement to hold the post in place. To my surprise I see the workers use ...
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Small gap underneath garage's concrete slab on one side that needs to be filled

Previous owner dug a trench right behind the garage to install some pipes as a landscaping drainage solution, but never filled the trench back in after the job was completed. As a result, the bottom ...
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How do I get more airflow through this soffit?

I'm going to be redoing the attic and want to free up the venting at the soffits. The way they're put together is more complicated than they look from the outside. The mesh vent covers are metal and ...
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drawer face connector name - ikea part number 126888 - blum drawer face

I need to buy a couple of these connectors. They come from ikea in the godmorgon sets with drawer fronts. Here is the image. Any idea of the name so I could search and possibly just buy a couple of ...

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