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200 wired with 110?

Background: My Dad passed a few years ago and I have hired several people to upgrade cabinets and lights in his 70's home. Zip code 85001. Come to find out, there is 220 attached to the 110 and ...
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My whirlpool Cabreo dryer isn’t drying put in heating element still not drying what can it be

My whirlpool cabreo dryer isn’t heating up changed the heating element but still no heat what can it be
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Possible to use trim with routed out channel to hide 12/2 or 12/3 wire instead of using Wiremold?

I plan to add some lighting in positions on the ceiling that doesn't have nearby wire available. The there is no free space between the ceiling/roof in which to run a wire (there's the wood, then ...
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Can I plug an IEC rated for 10A into the wall?

What I'm trying to do is have this embedded into a hollow table, then I can use it to feed into a couple outlets elsewhere in the table to power a few things, like a low power computer and a printer.
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Help me find a certain tile pattern? [closed]

Sorry if I'm asking too much or if it is inappropriate, and it is a long shot any way, but it is the best I can think of. I had my bathroom done in these tiles over a year ago, and I have to do some ...
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Is it normal for GFI test button to trip GFI when the circuit is dead?

My welder has been tripping the GFI on the circuit in the garage after I have been using it a while. I finally took the cover off and discovered the electrician saved himself, what? $2 and used a ...
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How to repair corner joints in window drywall returns

I am doing some minor drywall repairs throughout my home and am uncertain how to properly finish the inside corners of the drywall returns. After 45 years in quake country, these joints are cracked in ...
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Mirror with sconce lighting cracked

I am looking for some advice here. I own a cleaning business, and a client is claiming that my staff cracked their mirror. They've been long-time clients, AND are very quick to complain about things ...
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I want to remove a wall dividing my living room from my porch

The ceiling joist on the porch runs east and west connecting to the last ceiling joist over the living room, which runs north and south. The roof is a hip roof and has no load on the ceiling. The ...
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Can I connect multiple outputs into a single output?

For example, connecting 4 outlets into a single outlet. |}-----------|}-- | | ^ | | ^--||--| | ^---- || ----^ 4 electrical outputs connecting into 1.
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How to remove this fitting from hard wired dishwasher

I'm wondering how to remove this connector from my dishwasher, or what it is called? It seems like it was pushed through the opening, after which little wings depressed, preventing it from being ...
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Will snow/water damage my floating deck?

I'm planning to build a floating deck over some patio stones in my backyard, but I would like a second opinion since I have no previous experience on this. My idea is to set it directly on the ground(...
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What is the correct cord and plug for my forklift charger?

I am installing a forklift charger in my shop. I have what appears to be a NEMA L16-20 receptacle wired to a 480v 20amp 3 phase breaker. I had expected the charger to ship with an appropriate cord and ...
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Should outside hose bib be suppled from shut-off valve with a bleeder port from upstairs bathroom

A plumber placed a shut-off valve with a bleeder port under the vanity in our upstairs bathroom. He used this valve to feed an outdoor hose bib. The plumber left the bleeder port in the open position....
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How can I mount a side-mount light onto a top-mount area?

I have an existing light on top of a retaining wall: I found some light fixtures that I will be using everywhere else around the house, but they are side/wall mount: Is there some way for me to ...
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Bad to seal holes around gas pipes with cement?

I got a new gas person this year to check my boiler. He noticed that where my gas pipe comes into the house, through a hole in the bricks, the hole is sealed with cement or mortar. He said that this ...
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Does this kind of wood construction framing software exist and if so, what is it called? [migrated]

I am not asking for a specific product recommendation just for the name of this category of software if it even exists. I'm not looking for any sort of "BIM" complexity and I don't want to ...
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I have raised bathrooms and i would like to make it flat. I am in first floor of 15 years old building. Can i make it flat? If so how? [closed]

I have raised bathrooms and i would like to make it flat. I am in first floor of 15 years old building. Can i make it flat? If so how can be done? Please provide options
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structure for DIY float tank

I have built float tanks before with wood and fibreglass. Now I'm living in another country and want to have a tank again, the option I want to build is like the zen float tank. So I want to know if ...
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Kitchen Remodel: Cooktop Relocation

Background: I’m trying to remodel my kitchen and I want to replace the center island with a much bigger one with cooktop and remove the current stove and oven. Question: what are the common steps to ...
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Kitchen sink water pipes installed, not cloged but water does not drain at all

I installed the new pipes after the old ones broke. They are all installed as the old ones, but somehow the water doesn't drain at all. See pictures: (click to enlarge) I believe that everything is ...
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Using 10/2 and/or 8/2 for a 240 only 3-prong

I have 2 dedicated circuits: 40 amp water heater 30 amp electric range Both have 2 hots and a neutral grounded at the panel. One runs through a junction box where the wires are connected and ...
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Is there a way to relieve the pressure on a model 30 expansion tank without draining the system?

I want to change my Xtrol model 30 expansion tank on my boiler. It is not waterlogged but 15 years old and I'm getting ready to sell the house. Plus the pressure has been going a little higher than ...
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Gas Pressure Regulator

I am currently in the process of having my gas service upgraded to a 2psi system. My plumber is about to rough in and install all the piping, along with a maxitrol pressure regulator. This will be ...
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Generator GFCI Outlet Tripping

Recently I purchased this 4375 watt generator from HF: https://www.harborfreight.com/merchandising-promotions/brands/predator/predator-generators/4375-watt-gas-powered-portable-generator-epa-iii-63962....
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Deck, Connecting two beams to support cantilevered joists

I am re-posting this because my original post had poor drawing and caused a lot of confusion. See image below. I have a joist that is cantilevered 4' 10" (colored in cyan for quick reference), ...
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Yellow droplets from ceilling after water heater leak

I live in condominium, I got water pouring from upstairs in my store room. When I asked my upstairs neighbor he said that their water heater leaked. For 20 minutes or so I saw clear water coming ...
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Readings of 120V coming to the electrical outlet but not powering anything

I have readings of 120V coming to the electrical outlet but not powering anything, I have several outlets with this issue. The breaker box is good and breakers are good. Several outlets and a closet ...
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How to construct a timber and steel staircase?

I need to produce some detailed staircase technical drawings for unit. What’s the best way to attach the tread to the riser (#1/#2/some other way)? Also, how do you attach the oak tread to the steel ...
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Washing machine shaking

I've got a Maytag washing machine, model number mvwc500vw1, that is shaking pretty bad in the spin cycle. I've made sure the feet are level, replaced the suspension springs and both sets of snubber ...
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How to level a floor that got out of level from a beam breaking underneath the house

So I tried to get pictures, but I couldn't get any that you could really see how unlevel the floors are. I want to be clear, I am a frame carpenter who is familiar with the correct terms, and I am ...
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Using a bathroom fan with a smaller duct - is there a minimum size?

I am looking for information on how to properly replace a bathroom fan which is not working well enough (probably insufficient CFM). The bathroom fan I need to replace is a 90mm fan rated for 65m3/h (...
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Metal shed/roof/ with window air conditioner/insulation foam board

I have an un insulated metal shed. Both walls and roof are metal. I bought insulation foam board for the ceiling that has the shiny foil on one side. I have a air conditioner mounted in the wall ...
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Dimmed LEDs flickering: is it the bulbs' or the dimmer's fault?

I have this dimmer https://www.amazon.es/iolloi-interruptor-regulador-encendido-incandescente/dp/B0894KNN65 feeding two of these lightbulbs: https://www.efectoled.com/es/comprar-bombillas-led-e27-...
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Why do some multi-zone heating systems have multiple circulators?

In a lot of photos I've seen here and elsewhere of hot water home heating systems with multiple zones, each zone has its own circulator. In my two-zone system there is one circulator, with a zone ...
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What do I do with this pipe/well that is flooding the front yard?

I recently moved into my house and found this in the front yard which was disguised as a birdbath. After winter, I took a step near the "birdbath" only for my foot to sink 8 inches in the ...
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How can I accommodate newer washing machines with older drains?

There is a similar thread on this topic. I've got a new LG WT1101CW top load washer and our drain pipe can't keep up with the flowrate coming from the washer. It's a great idea to add a larger ...
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Can I slow an air cooler's fan speed with an additional regulator?

I recently got an air cooler which has a fan speed regulator. Still, the lowest setting gives high airflow. Can I wire it to a fan regulator to limit the air flow without damaging the cooler's ...
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What happens to alkyd enamel paint below 5 degrees C?

I'm impatient to paint a fiberglass boat I'm restoring and I'm using an alkyd enamel paint which states it's okay down to 5 degrees C. Although daytime temperature is 10 degrees C and more, night time ...
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Can I have independent heating zones with a standard boiler?

We have a new standard gas boiler in our home along with two thermostats, one for the basement and one for the rest of the house (living room, bedrooms, etc). The problem we're having is that the ...
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Remove wallpaper that has been textured over

Our bathroom has textured plaster work that seems to have been put on over the top of wallpaper. You can see some of the seams and the wallpaper was also still there under a mirrored cabinet. Above ...
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Water damage to wall drywall near ceiling - Should I repair or extract and replace?

A few months ago, we had a leak that caused some moderate damage to the drywall in the corner of one room. The resulting damage left peeling tape, as well as a gap between the drywall and the ceiling. ...
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Should I run RMC all the way from panel to sub-panel, or are there cheaper options?

I am running a 60 amp circuit to a shed about 100 feet from our main panel. I'll be running 3 #6 copper wires in a 3/4" rigid metal conduit down a trench with 6 inches of cover (hand dug, and I ...
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Should a freshly-graded yard have temporary grass seed planted if landscaping can't begin for 3-4 months? [migrated]

I'm doing a fairly large backyard remodel and I guess I'm managing it myself with subcontractors doing different pieces of the work. I just had trenching done and a retaining wall added. The soil was ...
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No Water but Water supply valve is ON

I have water shut-off valve (all-or-nothing) for an outside hose. I see the valve is ON, but the water is not coming in outside hose. Edit: The valve is under kitchen sink in the Main floor. This is a ...
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How to get old waterproof waterproofing stains - semi transparent off a wooden deck?

I bought a deck cleaner a year ago and it didn't get the old color off. What else can I do?
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Old Subpanel with 3-wire Feed, with Neutrals and Grounds Bonded Together, but With Metallic Path Between Structures – Wrong or Not

I own a home with a main panel on the corner of the house and a subpanel in the garage that is sort of separate and sort of attached in that the two structures are connected by an outside wall, like ...
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Identification fan control

I need to replace this entire component. It is a dial that controls the speed of a fan built into a fireplace. What am I looking at? What should I look for when buying a replacement?
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Install outlet above fire place in 70's era stone wall

I'd like to install an outlet above my wood burning fireplace so that I can mount a tv. Problem is the entire wall is a 70's era stone wall. I thought I had a slick solution. There is a smaller ...
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Joining MDF shelf to extend length of spare pieces

I have some spare MDF Bullnose Shelving that are 39" combined. I need to build a 32" shelf in a closet space. I will use MDF cleats to support the shelf. Is it possible to combine these for ...

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