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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? Note that there's no attachment between the top ...
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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?) [closed]

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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Is it safe to make an above ground pool by laying on unprotected (buttressless) brick wall as sides?

I have this backyard area which I'm going to make a temporary above ground pool. The area I'm going to fill with water is about 5x5 meters and I'm going to fill up to 120cm (about 20 tons of water) ...
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Daisy chain or dedicated outlets in wiring my RV?

What will happen if I dedicate each outlet to its own breaker in an RV?? I thought I was doing it the right way and may have cost myself a lot of extra money and put my safety on the line. I already ...
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How to fix a floating wall shelf on an uneven wall

I just installed some floating wall shelves from ikea but my wall is uneven horizontally and one of the shelves is sticking out, not tight to the wall. Is there any way to fix this? These are the ...
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How to polish welding at 90 degree curves?

We have given contract to the local railings constructor and they have put the railing Balusters on the floor along with clips to put glass on. I am satisfied with their work so far, only thing that ...
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concerning screw varieties [closed]

I was just doin some screwin and talking to myself, but I have a feeling, at this stage of humanity, when its a "cost" thing with flatheads, its really just an inherent aspect of capitalism that is ...
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Recessed lighting issue

I was doing some work for a customer and I installed two recessed lights in her living room. She called back and said she wanted two more. I added the two and it was a slight delay on the two new ...
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Adding a bathroom fan (and speaker) to end line switch

My bathroom has one light fixture controlled by an end-line switch. I want to add a Delta Breez model VFB25ADBT ( that also has a built-in Bluetooth speaker--nifty ) and be able to control lights, fan,...
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Two 20-Amp circuits in one box for outlets

I would like run two 20-Amp circuits to a 2-gang box with two duplex outlets. One duplex outlet on Phase A and the other on Phase B. I know to keep the hots and neutral separate and that the grounds ...
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Can I put 2 air conditioners in one line with 2 breakers?

I might have the need to get an another air conditioner. Problem is I no longer have any additional space for another breaker in my main panel. I would like to know if it's safe to add another breaker ...
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Is this wall on the second floor a load bearing wall?

I am removing a small shower in my master bathroom in order to install a larger one. I want to know if this wall is load bearing, I don't think so but i want to make sure. There is no wall ...
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Repair pressure washer around area where hose attaches to machine

I have a pressure washer that I can no longer use because the area around where I attach my pressure washer hose is broken. I don't know much about pressure washers so I can't be any more helpful but ...
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Correcting a possible roofing error

Our roof has a peculiar first row of shingles. In most places the first row extended beyond the L-Shaped metal holder by about 5/8". But in some other places it is almost flush with the metal piece. (...
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What kind of inverter do I need for an inductive load?

TLDR: My shed AC unit (maximum draw 8A 120V AC) keeps tripping my 1100W inverter. It seems to have troubles occasionally when the fan turns on. It's pretty much guaranteed to have troubles when the ...
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Properly flashing ledger board for pergola or overhanging patio roof

I am wanting to build a roof over our west facing patio to help with the heat of the day. I was thinking either a pergola type structure with a roof on it, or just an overhang. The structure will ...
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Advice on how to remove a faucet cartridge

Trying to replace our faucet's leaking cartridge ( hot water ) and having problems removing the old one. I was able to unscrew the top part but insides stuck and won't come out. I can turn it with ...
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What conduit to use for later use?

Reference picture below. The electrical boxes for the switches can be adjusted in/out for different thickness of drywall. I want to run conduit from the 2-gang switch box though the top-plate and ...
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What is this metal material?

I’m running some networking cable from my attic to my basement (only going through one main level). The best place to run the cabling takes me through an old covered up door (closet) frame on the way ...
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Rinnai R85 - no water pressure after flush

I have a Rinnai R85 tankless water heater. We recently had an issue with no hot water which was resolved by performing a flush. Since then, upstairs sinks and tubs are fine, but our two kitchen ...
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How to address the issue of a vertical window that was installed horizontally

I assigned a contractor to install a new window at basement. I bought the window 33x40 and material with the contractor in Home Depot. The contractor cut the wall and installed well. Two days later I ...
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Is there such a thing as hardwired/powered keyless door locks?

I've seen an explosion on the market of keyless door locks, keyless dead bolts, and so on. Schlage sells a bunch. From the looks of it, most of them are powered either by a 9V battery or some number ...

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