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Stone wall meets a wooden wall

I have recently taken down a wooden wall that was attached to a stone wall. I am interested in finishing the stone wall by repointing leaving it exposed. My question is about the wooden wall that ...
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What equipment/material/knowledge is needed to visually fix a garage ramp

On the left is the actual state of a garage ramp. I'd like to rectify it visually so that it looks as on the right. What knowledge/tools do I need to achieve such?
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What size wire do I need? 225' run/100 amp subpanel

looking to install a 100 amp sub from my main. The run is apx. 225 lf from the main panel down into my lower front yard. The panel will be used to power a 30amp service for my RV and provide power ...
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Glass materials for patio cover

I found this picture and interested in knowing what glass materials being used for the patio cover. Is it just fixed single pane glass (from local home improvement store)? And if so, how do I attach ...
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Can I extend icemaker line by joining two braided lines?

I am moving fridge further from the current water source (sink). The existing line is a compression fitted copper. I bought a 25’ braided line but it is a bit short for comfort. I am thinking of ...
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Closing water supply valve does not shutoff water supply to toilet

I'm trying to change my fill valve because for some reason it does not send water to the refill tube and only fills downwards (C-Max anti siphon), but when I go to shutoff my supply valve, turning it ...
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What is this in my air duct

I started hearing a whistling sound coming out from the return vent for the air conditioner. So I pulled out the filter to inspect it and noticed there was something odd inside the duct. It looks ...
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How can I cut a hole in my vinyl deck to fit a downspout?

I am wondering if anyone might have some suggestions on solving this drainage issue with our vinyl deck. We used to have 2 separate decks but upon rebuild we have them joined with a narrow walkway. ...
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Sticker peeled off paint from wall

I removed some kid stickers on the wall and it peeled off the paint. Hoping to fix this myself but not sure on the best route to take. Attaching a picture of the damage, what are the exact steps I ...
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Can i use Straight blade connector for garbage disposal under sink

The current garbage disposal is hardwired , I am replacing it with new one which comes with cord . can u use cord connector (Straight blade connector) is it ok to use this setup ans be under building ...
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How to wire lighting fixture with two sets of hot, neutral, and ground?

I'm installing a light fixture in my crawl space. The fixture has a set of hot, neutral, and ground wires coming into the fixture from utilities as well as a set of hot, neutral, and ground wires ...
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Sizing Ground wire for 200AFeeder to House

Im moving my service entrance from my house to a shop 75' away (in Tucson AZ, with TEP). The new service will be 400A (well 320/400) with the shop eating 200A and a backfeed to the house underground ...
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Can this panel have a main shutoff switch installed on it?

I'm thinking about connecting an additional 240v circuit to the panel in my apartment (7 apartments in the building, NYC) but the panel has no main shutoff breaker installed on it. I believe that the ...
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Can a crack in a sink be fixed?

Putting apartment up for rent. Just want to fix this hairline crack without replacing the whole sink. It's about 1/16" deep (can just feel it with the tip of your fingernail) Is it possible? How?...
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One LED has massive delay before turning on

I searched for similar issues, but didn't find one exactly like I am experiencing. I recently replaced four old light fixtures with LED lights in an existing room. I used these: https://www.amazon....
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Identifying non-standard fastener/nut

I am trying to identify a nut/fastener that is a part of our children's bed: (Note I am not a native English speaker, so hope I got all the technical terms correctly, please tell me if it doesn't ...
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Using edging where people walk across

I'm building a gravel patio inside my U-shaped gravel driveway. I will be using two different kinds of gravel, so I need a separator at the border to prevent the mixing of the two types of gravel. If ...
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Corner Bathtub with Faucet Holes?

I need to replace a corner acrylic bathtub from 2005. My plumber doesn't know anything about what we have installed here; I bougth this house and don't know the model number of any the bath parts. It'...
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How can I have one circuit always utility powered while all other circuits are either generator or utility powered?

I'm trying to determine if there is a cost effective way to do this when I do my panel replacement as part of an upcoming project. At my last house I did a panel replacement and installed a backfeed ...
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Does pooling rainwater pose a threat to my roof?

I have a condo with a rooftop. The rooftop is designed such that all water flows towards one corner of the roof, and out to a drainage system. Unfortunately, the home builder built the home so that ...
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Is this the kind of situation where aluminium wiring is potentially dangerous?

I recently moved into a rental that has aluminum wiring. My understanding is that the wiring itself isn't dangerous, it's just the interface between aluminum and copper where you have problems ...
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Hard to turn kitchen faucet: how to change the cartridge

My kitchen faucet is getting hard to turn. I looked online and I think I probably need to change it "cartridge". However, I am not sure how. There is one screw on the bottom of the handle ...
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Liftmaster garage opener keypad stops working when temp drops below 40 degrees F

Lift master garage opener keypad stops working when temps drop below 40 degrees F.
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Do I need a pancake box to hang a ceiling fan or can I use what is already in the ceiling?

I have a space in the ceiling that looks to be wired for a ceiling fan. It had a plastic cover over it. I did notice that the cover was screwed into wood that I assuming those are the joists. I ...
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How does this basement window open?

These are steel basement windows on a 1968 house and it appears they open. I'm sure things are rusted & will require some "persuasion". I'd rather not break the glass, so knowing how ...
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What to use to build an enclosure for projector screen case?

I need to create an enclosure for a projector screen case mounted on the ceiling. The size is 50 inches wide, 4 inches high, 4 inches deep. Requirements: The enclosure is just for visuals, just to ...
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Calculate the support requirements for a load bearing wall -

I am in the process of removing a load bearing wall to open up the kitchen to the dining room. The house was built in the 1700 in the Cornwall(south England) and is constructed from stone using lime ...
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Are there any restrictions regarding power plugs and wiring in the same wall with plumbing (kitchen adjacent to bathroom)

I have a kitchen and a bathroom that share a common wall On one side I have a stove, a dishwasher and two power outlets On the other side I am going to install a shower and a sink like below bottom ...
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Wiring for a bathroom, bedroom and a bathroom exhaust fan all together

I need some help with wiring plz. I live in the USA. Here are three pics of the setup i want to do. First one is a bathroom Fan wiring. It has 2 green wires, black and grey as shown below: The next ...
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How to verify water source entry point into home?

A slab leak is forcing a bypass-repipe. See photo: Is the copper pipe (shark-bite?) the terminal of the slab that feeds water into the home through the small white PVC pipe? What can be done to ...
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Oven Terminal block melted

Wondering if I could hardwire just the negative wire of oven plug directly to the negative wire of the oven. The positive and neutral are connected to the terminal block. The negative connection of ...
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What is this under the backerboard?

I am currently working on demoing our kitchen and am not sure how to proceed. I recently did our bathroom and for the floor I left the old backerboard, chiseled remaining thinset, applied a self-...
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Do I need an egress window?

I was thinking of putting a bed in my basement...There is an exit to the side door up the stairs to the outside plus I have a basement door that leads to the garage and outside.
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Smart dimmer: neutral, ground and copper wire capped together

I called an electrician today to help me install some smart dimmers in my home. For one of the dimmers, he tied up the neutral and ground wires from the dimmer to the copper ground wire in the wall. ...
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What size wire for a 300' run to a 60A sub-panel?

I am going to be running wire underground to my shack about 300' away. I will need a 30amp a 20 amp and a 10 amp at the sub panel at the shack so 60 amps total. I assume I am going to need a 2 pole 60 ...
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Can a single 8“ flex duct be split into a 5” flex and 7" flex?

Our house used to have a fur-down A/C unit that fed a series of rigid ducts made with duct board. We'd like to replace a vent in our bathroom (5' x 11') with a 5" flex duct. We'd like to ...
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Can I put a junction box in the ceiling accessible by removing a bath fan

Can I put a junction box in the ceiling which is only accessible by removing the bathroom fan. My existing fan has conduit from the switch coming in on the top and then conduit on the side going to ...
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Which is the load bearing wall?

We are looking to add a door to a wall in our basement and wanted to see what was possible by figuring out what wall is the load bearing wall. Both walls are perpendicular to the joists. The wall on ...
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Intermittent fan blower on heat, cool, and off

Fan will run on odd time increment (6 seconds on, 1 min off, 2 hrs on , 3 min off, 20 sec on, 1 day off 12 hrs on etc....). Does this on heat, (satisfied stat) cool and stat turned off. Indicator ...
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PEX minimum radius of curvature

The photographed PEX radius of curvature is approximately 2 feet. What is a reasonable curvature for PEX piping? What is the minimum RoC? I ask because if I can avoid using a 90 degree shark bite, ...
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Light Frame Structure Ceramic Floor Installation

I hired a contractor who made a big mistake. He installed a ceramic floor onto 1"inch cement board (that is screw into welded beam constructed subfloor). He did not use thin set or tape over the ...
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Using reverse osmosis (RO) to reduce arsenic in well water?

I have a well with 1.9 ug/L total arsenic (As). Yes this is below the EPA action level of 10 ug/L. However, most states do have warnings indicating that longer term consumption of As below that level ...
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Ground wires absent from circuits exiting apartment panel

I'm taking a look at the (only) panel in my apartment (7 apartments in building, NYC) and I'm noticing that out of all the circuits leaving the panel, not a single one of them contains a ground wire. ...
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How do I block this gap in door frame gasket/ weather stripping?

I found a small gap at the bottom non-hinge corner of my exterior door's weather stripping/ gasket, and found that ants are getting in through it. The door is very new, I think less than a year old, ...
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Trying to identify the names of ikea hardware

This piece is #124401 they sent me 1, I need 2 and feel it would be faster to just go out and get one myself but I can’t find the name. Any thoughts?
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How can I seal between a concrete patio and a brick wall?

I have patio that's connected with brick from my house. Where the brick and the patio meet there is a crack along the entire perimeter. Its a fairly small no larger than a hairline crack. I'd like to ...
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Cantilevered pillar TV mount extension

My fireplace is flanked by 24" depth bookshelf niches. I want to install a flat-panel TV so that it is flush with the fireplace, so 24" off the back wall. I'm aware that "full extension&...
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Wobbly Gate Post

The post is attached to concrete using Simpson Tie 4x4 post tie. The top of post flexes a good 2-3 inches when gate shuts against it. How can I stabilize it?
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Toilet flapper sizing problem

I have an American Standard toilet that came with a 3 inch flapper inside. The problem is that since the beginning the flapper never closed properly. It's the right size to block the hole, but it ...
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How to fix visual defects on window casing

I have these windows which have inconsistencies such as casing size inaccurate 90 degree corners I would need pointers on how to get accurate/perfect square/rectangles.

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