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Kitchen Refacing\New Counter top

I would like to get some opinions from you folks of our kitchen refacing and new counter top install. We have had many issues with the project from week one. We went through an actual company in hopes ...
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3 sets of wires

I am replacing some old switches in my moms house and I ran into a couple that have 3 sets of wires instead of two and I dont want to install the new plug incorrectly. I generally dont use the quick ...
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Would hot air above a fireplace distort the view of a television picture?

I’m considering purchasing a wood burning hearth fireplace stove that would extend about 21 inches in front of the fireplace. Presently there is no issue with my widescreen LCD TV when the fireplace ...
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What to do about a radiator behind a curtain?

I have lived in several houses, including my current one, where there is a large radiator behind a curtain, and a window above the radiator. My question is - just how bad is this for heat efficiency? ...
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Open Neutral Circuit yet all circuits outlets and wiring appear connected

I am stumped...I have not had an electrical problem in my family room and have lived in this home for 11 years...until a few days ago. A few days ago I plugged a laptop charge cord (new and in normal ...
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Can I run the wires from a cable into a panel through separate knockouts?

I am trying to add a thick outdoor rated cable (from a hot tub gfci breaker box) to my main panel box. The top of the box has two entry points that are not being used, but they are too small to allow ...
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Did I damage my appliance by shorting the power wires in the junction box?

Dish disposal was jammed and I unjammed it with the allen wrench but didn't take out the allen wrench and when I turned it on it wrapped the wiring around the allen wrench and pulled the wiring nuts ...
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How should I reconnect this switch?

I suppose it's a three-way. The red light it's the only hot wire. It was like that when I came to the house. But the wire on top of the red it's going to other room switch and light. The one next to ...
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Moisture leaking out of chip in floor tile

I dropped something heavy and mildly pointed onto the bathroom floor. The Bathroom is tiled with ~30cm square black "slate like" tiles, but where I dropped this thing, the surface has been badly (2-3 ...
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Any tips for using an open hearth fireplace?

I will be taking a trip this winter and staying in a rustic basically 1 room log cabin where the main source of heat is a fireplace. Just a stone hearth and chimney. I believe it doesn't even have a ...
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Adhesive that binds strong but can be cleanly removed

I have something I need to bind strong. Much stronger than super glue, but probably less than gorilla glue, although it's not bad if the bind is that strong. I need it to have a quick setting time, ...
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wall anchor didn't go all the way in - hit a white plastic?

Pretty new with everything about drilling stuff into the wall, so forgive me. I tried to use a recommended wall anchor (click the link for more info), and unfortunately, about halfway through, the ...
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Which 50 amp breaker do I need for my old Eaton panel?

I have an old Eaton panel in my house with a 200amp supply. I need to install a breaker for a 14-50R receptacle for a car charger. The breakers in the panel look different from anything I see in the ...
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what to do if tile of shower is 58.5 at top and 57.5" at bottom for door?

I need to install a door but the tile is off by 1" from the top to the bottom? Is there an easy workaround for this? thanks, Dean
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Hoover UH72635 Belt Clutch Problem

When I removed my old belt, I noticed the plastic cover on the clutch was worn through. I believe it needs to be replaced because it will damage the new belt due to the rough surface. Wondering if ...
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Is my irrigation system winterized properly?

I had a sprinkler specialist come over today to winterize my sprinkler system. I live in northwestern oregon (portland) and I'm trying to figure out if he properly winterized the system or if I need ...
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whats voltage drop on 40 yards of ws2815 leds [migrated]

We are working on a project of using ws2815 led strips and our concern is how to handle the voltage drop?
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Backwater Valve Access Sleeve Cap Broken… sewer gas smell?

Related to this question. Summary: I have a sewer smell in my condo unit (top floor). Recently a smoke test was done and smoke was coming out, from what appears to be the division wall between my ...
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Why doesn't my toilet flush completely outside summer months?

So my toilet only flushes down during the summer months. Yet during winter fall and spring it wont go down all the way. Can't figure out why. Tried a snake and every other means to unclog but I doubt ...
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Can a larger joist be trimmed and have it perform as a smaller joist?

I've got a lot of 7x2 joists left over from a previous project. Now I have a new ceiling to put up but they require only 5x2 joists, so I'm thinking of trimming the 7x2 so as not to have them go to ...
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Wattage of adapter for LED strip

I have LED strip lighting under my cabinets in the kitchen. Recently, they started flickering with noise. Worked fine for a couple of years. I believe it was the adapter that was faulty. Unfortunately,...
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Can a bathtub work without a drain waste or removal shoe?

I guess the drain waste or removal shoe was missing which I saw after trying to change out bathtub drain. Is this a really important part and is it difficult to install?
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Do shower doors for tiled openings have to fit the width exactly?

So I just measured my cement board to cement board width and before tiling it is 4'11". This is due to the pan instructions of putting the pan 'against' the frame. The pan is cast iron covered in ...
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Wiring GFCI/Switch Combo

My current set up is that I have a switch on the kitchen wall with power from the panel at the switch. Then a 12-3 runs to a box under the sink, where there is a half hot for the plugged disposal. ...
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Attaching a fabric/ribbon border to a bamboo shade

I would like to attach a ribbon or fabric border to my bamboo shade at the bottom of the valence piece. Since the shade material isn’t fabric, I’m thinking the best method would be to use a hot glue ...
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how to remove ALKCO flourescent L40 bulb

I've got ALKCO "Lincandescent" flourescents in the master bath in a house built 8 years ago. They apparently discontinued the fixture around the same time. One bulb has burned out, I can't figure ...
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My new roof has a few sagging spots

Not so visible in photos because of the way the sun hits the roof but very visible by naked eye. Enough for my neighbors to stop by to ask me what's wrong. I had the new roof installed 2 weeks ago ...
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How can I remove a dull spot in a quartz countertop caused by Magic Eraser?

I used a Magic Eraser on my quartz to remove a stain and now there is a dull spot. How do you polish it to bring back the shine?
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Dry gurgling from shower drain

I just randomly heard a loud "dry" gurgling coming from my upstairs shower drain. It was draining slowly (assuming due to all the hair from a house full of females) so we have been using the basement ...
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Silicone or plumbers putty?

Replacing my tub. Below the tub is the PVC drain and it comes with a rubber gasket. Then the tub-drain unit screws into the drain from inside the tub to make the connection. I watched a video that ...
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have corner mounted vintage sink A & O, Standard P522, made in USA need info

I have corner mounted vintage sink A & O, Standard P522, made in USA, need info please
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I live in a multi unit home and we have two heat meters but only one thermostat. What is needed to get a 2nd thermostat?

The basement and top two floors are on one bill and the first floor is on another bill. What is needed to get the first floor its own thermostat?
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What heating system do I have, and what can I do about water pressure in my shower?

New homeowner (UK based) and getting to grips with all that comes with that. I previously only lived in a flat with a standard combi boiler, my new home seems to have an older system in place ...
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How to find type of wall separating flats in same building

I'm trying to work out the construction of a wall that partitions two flats (maisonette). Most things on the internet deal with internal walls (with wood studs, found with a stud finder), or solid ...
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Can I place a vessel sink over integral sink without cutting out existing sink. I

If I bring counter top to level can I place a vessel sink over existing one?
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How to connect 2 thermostats and baseboard heaters on one breaker?

I have already run the wire from the electrical box ( not connected) to the thermostats and heaters (not connected) now I need to know which wire is to be connected in order. It’s 12/2 gauge red and ...
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Where do you start when setting hip roof trusses?

I have a decent sized hip truss package coming. It's about a 60' wide by 30' deep building with 2' overhangs. Hip style with 4/12 slope. I have only helped before in setting trusses but never doing ...
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How the fix washed-off wall paint?

I've recently moved to a new place and I wanted to clean a couple of superficial wall stains like I always did: using a clean cloth and a few drops of water. But apparently this wall paint is ...
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What is the State of the Art in whole-house water-softening?

Our 11 year-old water softener (the salt-consuming kind) seems dying -- and we're considering replacing it. Have there been any notable breakthroughs in this industry in the last decade?
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LED security light adding a switch

I have this LED solar security light. Now I want to put this in the back of a shipping container and I want to have a switch all the way in the front of the shipping container. I have no previous ...
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Necessary to sister joists in skylight frame?

Piggybacking on my previous question about the headers in a skylight frame (Double header for skylight frame), I'd like to know if it's required to sister the uncut joists on either side of the ...
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My dryer quit and I am getting a strange power reading at the outlet

I have a 3 prong plug for my dryer. When I take a voltage reading between X and Y I am getting 320VAC. Between X and W or between y and W I am getting 160VAC, and my dryer has quit running. Can you ...
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12v Off Grid System

One of my clients wants to add a refrigerator to his mobile office (sailboat) that runs off a 12v battery bank (x2 225ah deep cycle AGM) and add x2 100w solar panels and a 400w wind generator to ...
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How to build a curbless shower pan

Does anyone have any experience building a curbless shower pan? I have built multiple showers and have generally mastered the typical shower pan with a 3"-4" curb but we now have my wife's 91-year-old ...
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Panasonic fan not working

Panasonic fan works intermittently in conjunction with Lutron timer. It does not stay on or go through the timer sequence.
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How to fill gaps in floor after wall removal

Having recently removed a separating wall between kitchen and kitchen-diner, there is now a gap left in the floor that needs to be filled (150mm x 3000mm). The floor is ground floor, laid on-top of ...
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Why is my GFCI recpeptacle slow to trip?

I have a GFCI receptacle that takes 2-5 seconds to trip when testing with a standard 3 prong receptacle tester. The test button on the receptacle trips right away but two of my trustworthy handheld ...
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How do I fill my grill's propane tank from my house tank?

Anybody have a good method to transfer propane from the 500 gallon tank to the grill tank? Seems that the filling the grill tank costs about $4 a gallon but the 500 is $1.50. Whats the rig that ...
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Need help with Lennox MPD 35RPM propane fireplace

I moved into my current home in August of 2017. I tried looking into getting this thing up and running, but got frustrated and gave up. I still haven't, and want to give it another shot. This propane ...
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Wood glue versus epoxy for doweling stripped screw holes

I've come across two schools of thought for gluing dowels in place. PVA wood glue, such as Titebond. Two-part epoxy, such as Araldite. Bearing in mind long-term stability, which is preferable for ...

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