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How can I disconnect this leaking sprayer hose?

I am helping a family member with some things around the hose and discovered that their kitchen faucet is leaking from the base of the sprayer hose while it is being used. I would like to disconnect ...
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New Circuit for 1.5HP Pool Motor

I'm having a new above ground pool installed, and the package I purchased comes with a 1.5 HP pump. When I was originally talking to them, they said most people just run an extension cord from their ...
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diagram for wiring switch

old configuration had a switch at the end (two wire) wired to a light which had 12-3 (multiple lights). I removed the light and want to wire the switch back in. need configuration for connecting the ...
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HVAC blows fuse when cooling kicks on

I have Rheem HVAC system that is about 12-4 years old (its an R22 unit). Today it started blowing the fuse on the board when cooling kicks on. The tstat shows a message that says power failure, then ...
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Hot to Neutral at the outlet only reading 112V

I am trying to troubleshoot an issue. All outlets downstream from my GFCI will not work when I plug anything in. with my DMM I pulled the GFCI from the wall and measured voltage into the GFCI from ...
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Adding Extra Insulation to Rim Joist

I'm just beginning a basement finishing project, so I expect this is my first of many posts. Right now I'm wondering about whether it would be worthwhile to add insulation to my rim joists. I live in ...
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Water dripping out from freezer compartment onto floor. What do?

Once every few days, a puddle forms in front of my Kitchenaid KSR series refrigerator. Kitchenaid support has been completely useless in resolving this issue, other than to say reports of this ...
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Bedding Sealed Double Glazed Units

I am about to replace some thin (14mm) double glazed units into timber frames and was wondering what to use for bedding the windows in the rebate. My current plans are to remove the timber beading, ...
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REMODELING 1950's home

This is a single story home with a gable roof- went in attic and do not see a BEAM over the wall in question. The wall in question is in between the kitchen and living room- also has a fireplace on ...
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Swapping G8 Halogen Under-cabinet fixtures for LED

I've got 6 under-cabinet fixtures that use G8 20V bulbs. I'd like to swap them for LEDs. I've tried putting in bulbs but there's some difference in the voltage load and there's a lot of flickering. So ...
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Popping sound from specific spot on floor

Six months ago my wife and I moved into a 2-story pre-owned home, custom build in 2015. We noticed over the last few days there is a spot on our 2nd floor master bedroom that makes a popping sound ...
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Can I build a mitered aluminum glass frame from glass edge banding?

Can I build a more substantial window frame from ultra thin aluminum edge banding by mitering the corners and installing a super low profile corner key?
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How to diagnose damp coming up through cracks?

I'm suspecting that my flat may have a damp and mould problem coming up through cracks etc and into my airspace. I definitely know in one room there is damp underneath the floorboards though I ...
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Straightening a bend copper tubing of an air conditioner filled with refrigerant

I have a bent copper-tubing of an air conditioner filled with refrigerant that I want to straighten (because I need make some space for mounting a curtain rail). Now, I'm fully aware that it is not ...
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What would the size of this nut be? [duplicate]

I have this nut that is attached to my bed. However, I don't have access to the bed and hence need to guess the size of this nut so that I can buy the tools for it. Anyone know roughly how big this ...
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How do I open stuck sliding door?

Stuck Patio Sliding Door is similar but has a different locking mechanism I have a sliding door to my balcony which is stuck on one end. I cannot push the lever/button down that will unlock the latch....
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How to protect exterior phone line connection from the elements

I recently had some work done in my phone line. The line works, but it was left partially taped. What's the best way to protect it? It's outdoors, so it needs to be UV-safe and waterproof. I've ...
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Light dims when i turn on my light on my new ceiling fan

Ok I switch all light ceiling fixtures with new led ceiling fixtures and a new ceiling fan in my room when i turn on my ceiling fan. The lights on 3 of my other rooms ceiling led light dim. I don't ...
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What is a solid beginner 3D modeling software to use to replace paper and pen for home projects?

I like to make home projects, for example building a bed or a loft or a soundproof room. I also want to design my own house to build. Currently I do the old paper and pen method, but this is limited. ...
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Electrical wiring to indoor light switch — two black hot wires or one line/load wire?

I'm replacing a light switch that controls outdoor house lights with a hardwired timer switch. I tried attaching one of the top black wires in the pictures below to the timer's line wire and I ...
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Can there be too much water for a drain system to move?

My neighbour built a new home and laneway home, completed in 2015. He excavated much much much lower than previous home. Original house had a 3/4 basement in ground,with steps up to front door. Now ...
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How do I fix a leaky hydrant?

Having a problem with the release valve leaking like crazy when the hydrant is turned on. A plumber replaced the release valve a couple times and still have this issue. What can you recommend?
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Thermostat not getting power and won't turn on fan or AC. Does have power with batteries, still no cooling

So first things first, I live in a condo. I don't have a lot of easy access to my AC (and I would imagine my furnace? I'm only guessing where that is though it might be near the water heater instead). ...
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Can I put plywood over Schluter radiant heat

I would like to add radiant heat to my kitchen floor. I will be using vinyl flooring (with a floor heat sensor to keep the temperature below 85 degrees F). One option is Schluter radiant heat. In ...
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How do I remove this bolt from my bedframe?

This is my first time posting in this forum but I wanted to get some help from y'all regarding removing a bolt from my bed frame. I bought a used bed frame and I need to dismantle it to shift it into ...
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My lawn mower still started and ran with spark plug detached [migrated]

How is it possible? I realized after finishing lawn mow, that the spark plug was detached. I 100% sure it was detached the whole time because I went to get gas and the kids were around, and I didn’t ...
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High Efficiency Furnace vented through the roof. How screwed am I?

I'm investigating installing a central air system and in doing so it was brought to my attention that my high efficiency furnace may not be installed properly. I'm in a narrow semi without much ...
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Dual hose portable AC unit creating negative air pressure

I bought a dual hose unit because it's supposed to not create negative air pressure in the room, but I can definitely feel the air resistance when I go to close the door to the room it is in. When the ...
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Sillcock Replacement

I have a sillcock that I want to replace though I can not tell if it is threaded on or soldered. I have tried turning it but it will not budge. If it is soldered, will it be hard to un-solder and re-...
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Shed Electric help

I just built a shed. I have extra 10 Awg wire given to me. I would like to run 3 wires of 10 gauge to my shed (all i have left) and use a 30 amp breaker. Do i need to put a 30 amp service in to ...
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Removing hose tap/faucet from old hose pipe (outside) when half the metal thread is stuck

Today, I tried to replace the tap unit to my mom's hose because the 40-year old tap was leaking water everytime I turned the water partially on. So I used a vise grip to try to unscrew the tap. The ...
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intermittent compressor on elderly dual-fuel heat pump

I have a 23 year-old dual-fuel 2.5-ton heat pump; it is a split system, air handler and furnace in the crawlspace, compressor outside. I use it very little in the winter, mostly heating with wood; I ...
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Putting siding on a shed, what risks are there in using LP Smartside 38 series on 24 inch studs instead of the recommended 16 inch?

LP Smartside has two thicknesses, the 76 (7/16) and the 38 (3/8). Instructions say that 76 can be installed on 24 inch studs while 38 needs 16 inch studs. Obviously there is a difference in price. Im ...
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Furnace Displays Heat Pump mode when AC is running

I have a new Trane S9X2 furnace I purchased this winter. I want to make sure that everything is setup correctly now in the cooling season. I noticed that the furnace displays "HP1" when the AC is ...
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Could this trap be siphoning?

I've attached a picture of the trap for my washer. The closet that this is in smells like septic tank gas so I assume it is leaking out of the standpipe. I haven't seen this type of trap before and I'...
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Fix a wobbly table

I have a table consisting of a top and a leg. But top is wobbly due to a space/gap between top and leg. What is the easiest/fastest way to fix it?
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Can I use an insulated ground wire in a sub-panel?

I'm running a new sub-panel to my basement (the main panel is in the garage). I bought a 500' spool of 6 AWG THHN. The distance to the sub-panel is about 110' so I cut the spool into 4 x 125' lengths. ...
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Improving awkward wiring

I just had FIOS installed today to replace Comcast. Everything went great but I didn't pay attention to how they installed the connector to my router. I thought they would add a port for the Ethernet ...
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What is this part on my dishwasher, and why is it leaking?

I noticed our dishwasher was leaking last night. Below is a stock picture of the pump assembly, part #wpw10195599 which would actually be positioned upside down from what you see in the picture. The ...
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What is this attachment that is connected to my home's main water line?

I woke up yesterday morning to water spraying out of the bottom of this attachment. After having a mini panic attack I shut the main off. I waited about 30 mins before turning the main back on and the ...
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Combine two bathroom exhaust vents?

I have a tiny bathroom for the toilet, perhaps 83 cu ft adjacent to the master bathroom for the shower and tub, perhaps 1266 cu ft. Currently only the toilet has a vent with a fan. It’s being removed ...
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Dimming led ceiling fan with remote and dual switch wiring

I currently have a similar setup for my Stile Anderson 22 in. LED Indoor/Outdoor Brushed Nickel Ceiling Fan with Remote Control. Black wire controls the fan, while the blue controls the light kit on ...
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Where can I buy a customized window? [closed]

Recently my basement window was installed in the wrong orientation (vertical window positioned horizontally), a horizontal window (40x33) is needed, and Home Depot didn't have one. Your advice about ...
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Summerhouse door hinge repair/replacement

My wife and I recently purchased a house that came with a summerhouse in the back garden. It's brilliant having it there, very useful and I have started working on the internals (installing a bar and ...
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How can I dim LED recessed lights that are on the same switch as two ceiling fans without slowing the fans down?

I have 6 LED Dimmable recessed lights on the same switch as two ceiling fans. There are currently two three way switches that control everything. I want to be able to dim the LED lights without ...
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Drips in my DIY bathtub reglaze

I used the Bathworks re-glaze kit on my bathtub. I did amazing prep but then I used too much paint. The entire thing started to slide and then I got drips that I was unable to get rid of. Now ...
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how to vent kitchen sink

I have a single hole sink with the dishwasher drain going into the disposal The wall plumbing has the P trap coming from the disposal into the wall drain. There is an air vent with a P trap entering ...
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LED Strip Light Fixture/Luminaire - Is Junction box required?

I have been having a hard time figuring this out through looking at US NEC code and online sources. I am adding LED strip light fixtures/luminaires to a closet (hanging it directly above the door ...
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Can a convection oven be used without exterior venting?

My home is 20 years old. I have a free standing stove/oven and a microwave above installed when home was new. Neither is vented and the roof is tile and exterior is stucco so I won’t be able to vent. ...
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Solar-powered PIR sensor (on the wifi?)

This might be a big ask. I have an area at the back of my house that is too far from any mains power that would allow me to keep this simple. I'd like a Passive Infrared Sensor ( PIR ) preferably ...

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