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Water pump not working as expected

I have a problem with some raw water (it usually has sediment and gunk) that I need to pump from below ground level. I came up with something that looks like the image attached to get cleaner water ...
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Why does this house have 240V outlets in all rooms?

A friend's house, in the USA, has 240V ("dryer") outlets in almost every room... even in the hallway. They have no idea why one of the previous owners would do that. I have never heard of this before,...
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Peeling exterior paint

I had a new roof built with all new facia board and painted. My issue is just about every year the paint peels down to the wood on all of the facia board. I scrape and clean and paint and it still ...
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One faucet doesn't work when it's really cold

In our upstairs bathroom, the toilet and cold faucet in the sink stop working every winter when it is cold. The shower works and the hot water at the sink faucet work. We have tried heating up the ...
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Reading codes on smart meter

I have flickering lights intermittently for a week or so. A flickering episode can last an hour. My DVM measures a fluctuating 92, to 100, 112. When flickering stops it reads 119 +-1 volt. I've called ...
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jack main beam pier construction

House is cabin construction 2x4's. Dirt floor. Main support piers in the center of the house are sunk concrete, but the beams are sagging all over. Center support piers are reasonable. I used ...
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Need help with 2005 Hot Springs Spa - Only heats temporarily

After reading what seems like EVERY single blog/forum/post on the internet and getting nowhere I have finally accepted my defeat and have come here to beg for your help! I bought a house that came ...
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Wondering what my countertop is made of

The previous owner installed this countertop, who cannot be reached. I have no idea what kind of counter this is and wonder if I should be treating it, what I should clean it with, etc. It does seem ...
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Getting rid of rough edges after removing old paint

I have an old weatherboard house. Removed a lot of old, flaked paint recently from a relatively large section of the house above a rickety old garage. Because it wasn't the safest place to be, I was ...
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Unsure why GCFI outlet is orange

enter image description hereI replaced an old outlet with a new GCFI. Well upon replacing it, it now has an orange light when the one directly below it has something plugged in; also neither outlets ...
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My head hurts - 2 separate lights & 2 separate switches affecting each other

I have a situation in my dining room. It’s long so one side is the dining room light and the other end has a ceiling fan. Both have their own single switches. If the ceiling fan is turned on and ...
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I found a random hole under the couch in my hardwood floor [closed]

I was cleaning and found a random hole in my hardwood floor. I have no idea what it could be. I don’t see any evidence of bugs. I also recently had the house sprayed for termites. any thoughts on what ...
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missing seal on Geberit UP200 system between braided hose and fill valve

I've recently descaled the flush and fill valve to solve a leaking problem on my Geberit UP200 concealed cistern, however when I reassembled everything, there is now a leak between the braided hose ...
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How to correctly wire a bathroom heater switch

I have an old Honeywell thermostat-type switch that controls the heater in the bathroom. Teenagers frequently forget to turn it off and so it runs for hours. I want to replace it with a push-button ...
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Moen water faucet spins, stops spin

The Moen faucets work to adjust water flow and do not leak. I have taken the handle and plastic spline off. After meeting some resistance, the stops spin. How do I tighten the stops on a Moen 2 handle ...
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Why am I getting hum and lights dimming with a new electric tankless water heater?

So, I just installed an electric water heater and I'm getting a light hum from the water heater and the breaker panel. It's also dimming some lights.. unevenly. It seems to be more noticeable when the ...
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Removing an old refrigerator water line tap and patch the pipe

An old unused/capped refrigerator water line developed a pinhole and was leaking water, so I closed its valve. Now, the valve is slowly dripping. It's one of those kits where it pierces a water line....
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Finishing drywall that abuts against metal frame prone to condensation

I have a interior soffit (that encloses a structural beam running along the exterior of the building) directly above an exterior sliding door. The drywall covering this soffit abuts right up against ...
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Old to new molding transition

Picture shows corner of opening between kitchen (on left) and living room (on right). You can see that edge of laminate floor in living room doesn't go under base board(blue) but hidden by quarter ...
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Using 2 3way switches in a single pole double gang box

I have a two gang box that I am trying to install 2 3way smart light switches into that require a neutral connection to work properly. The 3 way switches have a neutral wire in, a hot wire in and two ...
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2 humidistats for 1 humidifier

I have two zones in my house with a damper system and want to move away from using my humidistat to control the solonoid valve on my humidifier and instead use my Nest thermostats. My zone control ...
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How to pick a sliding glass door

I'm looking for something mid-range that works well in summer/winter. Should I be leaning towards composite or vinyl?
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Im gonna panic ! Amateur

Single handle shower faucet broken by force... Discontinued but it is the nut apparently- plastic and corroded by using scissors to open for too long...what do I do....it is stuck in there and the ...
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Can a shower mixing valve leak water from cold to hot lines if there is no pressure on the hot line?

My hot water heater started leaking today, so I turned off water to my house at the curb. After the tank was drained, I disconnected the cold line and turned off the valve right above the hot water ...
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What type of water valve is this, and how do I turn it off?

This valve doesn't have a handle, so it seems, and has a button on the inside. How do I work with this?
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Outdoor Outlet Non-GFCI Downstream of GFCI

Can I run a non-gfci outlet outside if it is downstream from a GFCI outlet on the same circuit?
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Acrylic shower base with tile bench?

Is there any reason not to use a prefab acrylic shower base with tile walls and a tile bench? I get that tile walls and a prefab acrylic base are a common combo, but I don't see anyone adding a tile ...
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Vertical crack in foundation

I live in a condo and I have a vertical crack in my foundation in my basement. A company came out twice to prime flex seal the crack which lasted for a year. unfortunately with recent rain it appears ...
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Why am I getting 24 volts in kitchen outlets, unless TWO breakers are on?

I have 6 power outlets in my kitchen. Two 20amp breakers in my panel supply power to them. I wanted to update my GFCI outlets, with new ones (old ones were installed when the house was built, 1994). ...
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How to attach a doorbell transformer to a plastic junction box?

My son's doorbell isn't working, I'm not getting any voltage, and I traced the wiring to the transformer located in the basement behind a finished ceiling used for a light fixture. I would like to ...
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Raised plywood false floor for heavy equipment usages

I don't know if this is the correct stack, since it isn't in a home, but I think it still fits. I have a electronics assembly company, and we run two assembly lines. They consist of several machines, ...
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how can I repair a leaking at the water main valve

I noticed a leaking at the water main. idk if it's an easy fix. I wanted to ask the question before calling a plumber.
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Bosch Induction Hob Keeps Restarting

I just purchased and wired a bosch PXY675DW4E and it keeps restarting. https://youtu.be/F9wrC7jOavI https://youtu.be/7aZgkkcT6w4 Also restarting randomly from time to time. I wired it according to ...
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Roof Replacement Done Wrong?

Id appreciate any opinions. Just had a new roof put on. Looks worse than the old. Please see the picture. 3 areas of concern. It was put on in cold weather so that may explain the shingles, but the ...
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Is my 2-gang switch box over-full with 5 cables?

I am installing a dimmer, and I thought there were a lot of wires in this box. It looks like there are 5 cables into a 2-gang box. I tried to draw a little diagram and attach a photo to make it ...
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What are these walls?

I was planning to add an outlet here but came across an unexpected wall setup. Wood walls, with drywall, with stone over it? Anyone know what this is called? It’s above a fireplace if that gives any ...
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Appliance upgrade

I'm upgrading my stove and cooktop to electric units. Currently the house has a 50amp 220V circuit, run using 6AWG Al wire. New oven is rated at 20amp and cooktop is at 40amp. Can I replace the ...
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Uneven Pipe in Bathtub, Drain Post won't screw back in?

Bathtub got clogged and we have a push-pull tub stopper, so I used a pop up drain wrench, and was able to unclog the tub after using a drum auger. However, putting the pieces back in has been ...
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Trying to replace a garage light switch with old wiring

Trying to replace a light switch in the garage with a new one but the wiring doesn’t match. Old switch has white (currently matched to red/black) and black (currently matched to black) coming out of ...
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Aprilaire 700 Humidifier: No power leaving Humidistat

I recently purchased and installed an Aprilaire 700 humidifier. I’m able to read 24V on the R and C wires at the humidistat, but I’m not able to read any voltage leaving the humidistat to the ...
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Suggestions for a timer for a shop heater

I have a shop heater - 20A, 240V, 4000W - and need to put a timer in the circuit. Any suggestions?
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How to waterproof siding repair?

I have replaced some windows and bad trims. The new windows have different sizes so now I ran into few challenges. If I put small pieces of siding to patch that area in red circle, (1) how do I "seal"...
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Extend AC hose and install an additional fan

I have an AC in my dorm which works great. During summer I connect the AC via a fitting to the window to cool the room. Due to restructuring of my chamber I want to move the AC in one of the corners ...
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Is this a load bearing post?

I’m wanting to remove this post but not sure if it’s load bearing. Can someone please help? Thanks!
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Installing a Meter Socket and Safety Switch

I’m in installing a meter socket and 30 amp fused safety switch where I’m only using one leg of service. I got 3- wire 120/240 service entrance which connect to my meter socket black and red to there ...
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Self Leveling on Wood Subfloor

I have a bedroom over my garage and the floor is slightly unlevel sloping one way from the door toward the outside wall. It is currently carpeted and remove and I plan to put down new carpet (tack ...
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Does code allow for in-wall mounting of low voltage transformers?

I am asking if NEC code permits for in-wall (gang box) mounting of low-voltage transformers and power supples, and if so do these product have a name or term? My use case is low-voltage electronics ...
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I Joists maxed out

I am using some 11-7/8" x 2-1/2" TJI I Joists. They say they can span 19' 4" when spaced 16" O.C. Does this mean they will have the same stiffness as if they were only spanning 12'? Or 15'? Or is ...
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Replace switch with dimmer for lights on two fans

The two lights are wired to one switch. The fans are wired to the other switch. Can I install a dimmer just to control the lights and use a one pole since there is only one switch?
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Treadmill Repair

I have an old NewLife treadmill (model: NEWLIFE8642). Last week, it suddenly went off while I was training on it. After restarting its power, the screens came back on, but nothing was displayed. All ...

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