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#8 THHN in Conduit for 50 amp circuits

I am installing a new electric point-of-presence hot water heater which requires 3 240v 50 amp circuits (6 hot wires, 1 earth ground). The water heater is roughly 50' from my panel. I would like to ...
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Can a microwave be exhausted through an attic vent?

I install a microwave and vents back into my kitchen.i would like to vent it through the roof. I noticed several existing actic vents already in place. Instead of cutting a new hole in my roof can I ...
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Lid lock for outdoor chest

I'm building an outdoor chest out of wood (frame) and PVC sheet (sides), it is approx 2 1/2 ft wide, 1 1/2 ft deep, 1 ft high. The box opens from the top like a toy chest, blanket trunk, etc. I need a ...
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Run wiring across hardwood flooring to a mid-room aquarium

A client wants to set up an aquarium in the middle of a living area in a rented apartment. The flooring is hardwood parquet on a concrete base. How can I run electricity across the flooring in a way ...
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How can I pull cable through wood and metal framing without damage?

I had to install a new wire for my water heater (higher amperage/bigger wire), and was drilling through the wooden top plate to snake the wire down the wall to the pass-through. Everything seemed ...
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LED light with built-in switch; installing auto-timer between switch & outlet,

LED aquarium light (a bar with many small bulbs) with manual switch built into cord; Customer requested automatic timer. Placed automatic timer between LED's plug & wall outlet. Functioned well ...
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Gas combi boiler removing radiator

I'm doing some decorating at home and needed to remove the radiator. I still need to be able to use the gas heating throughout the house while the radiator is off. I closed the TRV and lockshield ...
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How to edge laminate to curved edge?

I have been asked to fit bathroom laminate in our bathroom. I have laid bathroom laminate before, so that holds no fear for me. Edging laminate is usually one of two options: skirting boards are ...
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How to fill in an incompletely filled in downspout on built up flat roof

I notice that water pools up over a mostly filled in downspout fairly often on my built up roof. The downspout goes maybe 3-4 inches deep before I hit a rough and very hard rubbery surface (I can't ...
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Extend power from outdoor frontyard lamp with a modified smart outdoor plug?

I have surveillance camera in front of my house that will be plugged in at all times through its USB power adapter. Also, I would occasionally plug in my electric pressure washer and possibly charge ...
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Installing Tankless Hot Water System - Amp Questions & Using AWG 6 Wire with Current Tank

I'm looking into researching about installing a Hot Water Tankless system. Specifically I want to install the following: Rheem Tankless Water Heater 2.14 GPM 13 kW Self-Modulating Electric Wall ...
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Wire a sub-panel to run a pottery kiln, or put a breaker in the main panel?

Pretty beginner on electrical. I have a 100 amp service with a 125 amp main box. It's inspected to code and I'd like it to remain that way IF POSSIBLE. Wife is a potter and we want to run a big ...
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Cracked Cleanout Cover - What to replace it with?

The rusty cast iron drain cleanout in my basement is cracked and I can't seem to find a matching piece at Lowes/Home Depot. The cover is about 5" wide. What would be the best thing I can use to seal ...
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Wall Switch | Want to Install Rocker Switch

As I have mentioned in other posts of mine - I struggle with electrical work. Now, I have an issue. Today, I went to change a couple of switches from whatever they were to rocker switches. Now when ...
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Ethernet above drop ceiling — plenum cable “just in case”?

I’ve been reading about the right way to install Ethernet cable at home (1) (2) (3) (4) and my requirements are: Category 6A cable for future-proofing (as of 2019, this seems better than Cat 6). ...
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Electrical issues in house less than 18 mos old

I built a carriage house is SC about 18 mos ago which I visited almost monthly. I took possession from my builder in mid May. In June, the can lights in the master mad e a sizzling noise when I turned ...
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What kind of valves are these?

I have two of these valves, one before and the other after my water meter in my home. This is a building with multiple apartments in New York City (not sure if it helps). I would like to replace my ...
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Inner deck guardrail posts and deck framing connectors

I am mounting the deck guard rail posts inside the frame before adding the decking. I have used deck framing connection hardware as suggested in the Simpson Strong-Tie deck connection guide. One ...
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Help wiring bathroom fan!

I am having trouble wiring wiring this Nutone roomside dc series 110 vent fan! Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Need help wiring two lights from a switch at the end

I am trying to wire two lights in my shed with a switch at the end of the circuit. Power comes from a subpanel on the back of my house and is connected to a GFI outlet. Power then goes underground ...
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Replacing a dimmer out of a 2 gang switch

My girlfriend bought an old apartment in NYC and we are trying to replace one of the dimmers with a standard switch. The 2 gang consist of the dimmer (Controls the living room lights) and a standard ...
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Leak Under Deck Door and Improperly Sloped Deck

I recently had a deck built on my new house. Now when it rains water enters my basement near my patio door. I've attached a picture of the area that leaks near the door and a close up of the same ...
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New LEDs go dim

Last night, I got this made in China ornamental led chain lights for decking up my balcony. It was working well for a while until about an hour after operation when it became all dim. I've used such ...
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Motion sensor won't switch off

I have a motion sensor in the ceiling to turn the lights on, it turns them on ok but won't turn them off until you turn the power off. Only just started
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Silverline saw 577326 [on hold]

I have one of these saws and it won't switch off.I have exposed the switch and it appears to be going in and out as normal but saw continues to run and can only be stopped at the plug
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Can I put my Bialetti stainless steel espresso maker in the dishwasher?

I am wondering if there is any harm in putting my stainless steel Bialetti coffeemaker in the dishwasher. I don't think it should rust (because it's stainless steel). But I do wonder if the gasket ...
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How to fix a Geberit flush connector which does not snap in?

(apologies for not using the correct English technical words for the various elements, please edit my question if this is not clear) I have a Geberit In-Wall Flush Toilet with two press puttons. One ...
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2 cuts in copper/pex/copper pipeline water inside, and no bread [on hold]

Tried to heat the pipe. Tried tightening water shut off, but it won't stop leaking at least a bit, vacuumed it out too, didn't stop. The house is old, but landlord is family and are not on speaking ...
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Spring protruding from office chair?

I've had this chair for a few months and the other day I came around to get on the computer and noticed a decently sized lump in the chair. Upon sitting on the chair it feels springy on parts (which ...
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Power cable loose on roof OK?

I would like to mount a floodlight on my chimney. I'm not keen on cutting into the roof there to make an entrance for the wire. Every hole in the roof is an opportunity for water intrusion and it's ...
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Removing or modifying bridges between truss or joists to make way for ducting

I want to run ducting for a kitchen extractor through the ground-floor ceiling of a two story building in order to get it to an external wall. The ducting would be running in the same direction as the ...
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Can I place an archway here?

I want to place archways instead of walls on the three places as shown in picture. The Wall are made of solid bricks. RCC slabs. No timber, no steel. Do you think it is safe because I want to make ...
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Thinking about adding a Keyboard tray to a MDF Desk, is it safe?

So I am thinking of buying this Desk (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07MQDPP38/ref=ox_sc_act_title_4?smid=A1N6DT631H7VR6&psc=1) And these sliding arms (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/...
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Run 14/3 through insulated wall to surface mounted electric panel

Should/can I run the 14/3 wire inside the wall or just run a conduit up to the attic? The project: I want to install split receptacle 20 amp outlets in my garage. The subpanel in the garage is ...
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Smoke detectors are on dedicated circuit, how can I add a light to that circuit?

The smoke detectors are currently wired to each other (2 wire) on a dedicated circuit. We want to add something that gets used often, so that we'll notice if the circuit has tripped. We would like ...
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What’s is the consequence of trimming too much of a wood door?

I’d like to have all matching doors downstairs in our house (link), but one of our door frames is shorter than all the others. The doors say the maximum you can trim off any given side is 5 mm, but I ...
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how to use 2 inch foam insulation

Cabin has EDPM roof, real 2x4 rafters in the one room. I have slabbed on 2x2 to the rafters in the room, inside, to make a 6 inch cavity. This is an accommodation for poor contractor work shoving 6 ...
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My light won’t turn off

We are trying to replace a lamp but the switch won’t turn it off. The old lamp had 3 cables but the new just has 2. The old lamp had a blue connected to the red. We tried different combinations (...
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Help with box volume/fill for junction box provided with LED recessed light

I recently purchased and in the process of installing a series of 6 recessed lights. I've replace some lights in the past, but this is my first real electrical installation (i.e. novice alert). I ...
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How to remove a rusty screw and cap from a toilet

The toilet seat has rusted away the screw holes that connects itself to the iron hinges, making the seat removable while the lid and the hinges stays connected to the toilet bowl. I want to remove the ...
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Gfci open hot but trip indicator lit

I have a GFCI receptical with the trip indicator amber. It wiil not reset and the testor is showing open hot. 1. How can I get a lit test light, if there is an open hot? I replaced the receptical ...
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Ceiling light with 6 wires

I'm trying to replace old ceiling light with a new one. New light has only blue and red, no green. There are 2 cables coming from the ceiling each with 3 wires. Green/blue/red and green/black/red. ...
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Why would a new switch come with aluminum wires?

I just bought a dimmer switch from Lowe's, and it came with aluminum connection wires (I believe). Our house wiring is copper. I understand that connecting aluminum to copper isn't recommended, and ...
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A BOILER SYSTEM, OLD CAST IRON OUT NEW PENSOTTI PANAL RADIATOR'S IN.WHITCH IS SUPPLY AND RETURN?

How can I find which is the supply and which is the return?I took out the old cast iron and am putting in new panel radiators. It is important to know which is the supply and which is the return. It's ...
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No neutral wire when hanging light?

I have been trying to hang a living room light. There is ONLY a black (hot) wire coming from the box in the ceiling. The chandelier I'm trying to hang has a copper (ground) wire and TWO other wire (...
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Need tips on running 230 in detached garage

I'm looking for some direction here. I have a detached garage that already has power supplied to it, and the structure is divided into garage space and a woodworking shop by a partition wall. The ...
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Connect light fixture to a junction box

I have a junction box where wires from 3 electric cables are connected together: Is there a way I can hook up a light fixture to this box? The fixture looks like this:
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Flexible mirror for anamorphic art illusion

I am looking for a flexible mirror that can be folded into a cylinder so as to use in the cylindrical anamorphic illusions. In the same video, the guy has shown the silver sheet, I would like to know ...
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Switching off dimmable LED flashes then switches back on

I tried to swap out a 70W 240V incandescent bulb with a dimmable 8.8W 220-240V LED. The switch is a dimmer switch, which probably has an old leading edge driver (the building is old). This mostly ...
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Changing bulb in a pinhole downlight

I recently moved in to a flat and need to replace some blown bulbs. From internet searches, the fittings appear to be "fixed pinhole downlights", but I cannot find any details on how to remove the ...

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