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What is this next to the kitchen bar sink?

What is this next to the sink?!
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Can I use ratchet straps to lift a dolly into a truck bed?

I may be moving a 200lb appliance without help. I have some 1" width strap ratchets rated at 500lb from home depot (4pack). Could I stand in the bed and ratchet up the dolly backwards? Anyone done ...
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What is wrong with my light

I have two ceiling light fixtures that just will not work. I checked the incoming power in the ceiling. Its fine. I did a continuity test on the wires/socket and they are fine. As a test I ...
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I have 5 regular receptacles outside with one GFCIS on same circuit is this legal?

I have a new house come to find out there are regular receptacles on same line as GFCI. Is this legal
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Blue Water Coming out of Faucets

About a year ago I had light blue water coming out of the faucets from the back 1/2 of the house, it stopped after a day and the plumber couldn't find anything wrong. Fast forward one year later, I ...
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Will my roof framing support an array of flat solar panels?

I want to install 23 305w panels on my roof. It's a flat roof constructed with 2x8 beams spaced at 24". There is no snow load to consider and we get occasional wind and rain storms a few times per ...
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How should I hang a bent whiteboard?

I have a 4’x6’, aluminum-framed whiteboard that was leaned vertically against a wall for storage, in exactly the way you’re not supposed to. So it’s curved. I have mounted this bent whiteboard once ...
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Air sealing vent baffles in cathedral ceiling

I am reroofing my house. I am taking the opportunity to pull up the decking above the cathedral ceiling and adding air baffles to help cool the roof and reduce ice dams. In order to accomplish this, ...
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Pressure tank losing pressure

My pressure tank is losing pressure. It cycles about once every hour if no water is used. It turns on at 30# and goes off at 50#. The tank is less than a year old and looks in good condition. I just ...
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Level of difficulty in connecting gas oven to existing gas connection?

How difficult is it to connect a regular GE gas stove like this to an existing gas connection? In other words, can someone like myself (with very little DIY skills) connect it to the existing gas ...
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Wire layout attic conduit

I'm running a pretty heavy circuit from my sub panel to the adjacent wall in the garage. I'll be pulling 6awg THHN wire through smurf tube, and then switching to PVC tube and running it down the wall....
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Do there exist smoke detectors with detached silencers?

I'm looking to replace a smoke detector for my kitchen, and I was wondering whether anyone had designed a smoke detector with a remote silence feature. The traditional method of keeping a stool or a ...
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No flow rate in underfloor heating manifold

I've recently fitted a Under Floor Heating system; a two room, four port manifold system. I filled the system from the hose connection as directed (flowing water through the circuits until there are ...
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15 meter zinc gutter, flex enough to bend a little (0.5 degree)?

I have a flat roof, ~ 150 m2. The roof is under a ~ 5 degree slope. Since the roof is approx 15 meters long (by 10 meters wide), I was thinking to make (on the low side) the high point of the gutter ...
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How can I cool a small room without using more than 2kwh of energy per night?

I want cool a small room with something that uses less than 2kwh per night with more cooling effect than a simple fan. The room is on second ground with 2 windows and one door and is about 15m2. I ...
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Tennis court lights no longer turn on

After not using a backyard tennis court for a few years, the lights no longer turn on. Any recommendations would be welcome.
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AC Compressor was not turning off

With a split unit aircon unit the compressor and fan would keep running even when the unit inside was turned off. I figured out it was probably the relay sticking, so I replaced it on the control ...
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How to improve home (apartment) design up to a superior aesthetic interior standard?v [closed]

https://imgur.com/gallery/HQCso This is (was) my 2017 room, However I was constantly irritated by the stark color of the molding and unfitting design of some of the furnitures, So i decided to ...
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What is the difference between different rated RCCBs except for the price?

Say there's a need to install a 25A30ma Residual Current Circuit Breaker (i.e. ABB FH202 AC-25/0,03). It is going to be followed by a normal circuit breaker, to protect the wiring and the RCCB (16A). ...
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How much power do LED smart bulb wireless control systems consume when the light is turned off?

I've been shifting to LED light bulbs due to the energy savings but I've a question about the new smart bulbs that are controllable via Alexa etc. These need to be kept "on" via the switch for them ...
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How can I fix a framing mistake so I can drywall?

I’m demoing a kitchen and discovered that the top plate sticks into the room a half inch farther than the studs. The current drywall is attached to the studs and therefore is even with this top plate ...
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Unknown shower faucet part

I have a leaky shower faucet and was going to check the washer. What am I looking at here in the picture? Can't seem to get this cover off, it appears to be the actual control for the water flow and ...
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Can an outlet be installed at a splice?

In the bathroom in my new house there is a blank wallplate. When I remove the wallplate, I see the wires in the following photo. When I asked the builder's electrician, he said that this was a Jacuzzi ...
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Normal to see staples in hardwood floor? If not, how best to handle/fill?

When new hardwood floors are installed, is it normal to see visible metal staples? In a couple of places in my new hardwood floors I see staples. They are flush and not a safety risk or comfort issue. ...
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how to fix awning windows won't close

I rent a double story town house. The window in the bed room is awning windows, and there is a problem that the crank is not closing to the end; there is still a gap that keeps window a bit open. So ...
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30 ampTankless Water heater

I have a shop that has a 100 amp service underground from my home's service entrance. The service entrance in the shop has a single pole 30 amp going to a disconnect in a closet pre-wired for a water ...
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Portable AC trips circuit breaker

The portable ac in one room trips the 15 amp circuit breaker after about 45 minutes, can the breaker safely be changed to a 20 amp breaker?
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feeding both sides of load center from 120vac backup source

In a situation of temporary backup power (short-term grid outages), is it ok to feed both "sides" of a standard split-phase main load center from a single 120vac backup source (e.g. an inverter driven ...
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Adapting onto a Price-Pfister bathroom sink faucet with hidden Aerator

After weeks of research I've been unable to figure out what the thread size of a Pfister hidden aerator is. I want to remove the aerator and screw on an "instant-off" aerator device. The Pfister ...
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How is the service drop or service lateral of a residential electric service protected from overcurrent?

In typical North American residences, a pole transformer supplies two leg 120 V electrical service to a home. My service is rated at 200 A. If I were to draw excess current from the triplex service ...
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Height Adjustable Kitchen Island on Casters

I am planning to build a kitchen island with two features Height adjustable Movable using casters The reason for #1 is it can be used as dining table during parties The reason for #2 is that can be ...
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Replace 240 receptacle with one or two 120

I found some similar questions but given possibly different base assumptions I would like just to check that what I want to do is possible with existing wiring. In NYC, where everything is armored ...
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Water Damage Between Paint and Wall

My mini split had filled the drip pan and was not draining properly. When the wall was painted some of the paint had gotten onto the mini split and it seems like it had created a channel so that when ...
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Wiring switch outlet to be half hot

I currently have an outlet that is wired to a switch. I want to turn it into only half hot so one is always powered on and the second is controlled by the switch. I understand that to accomplish ...
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Curtain rod came off

What type of wall is it? I am new to this . How do i fix it and hang rod again. My curtains are heavy
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Drone controller board [closed]

In many tutorials on how to mount your own drone they say that the signal cables of the drone regulators have to be soldered to the S1 / 2/3/4 of the controller board, but to me not being signaled as ...
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Stone compaction on placement

Good morning, I'm currently working on a crew installing 18" RCP storm sewer and our company is back filling the trench with uncompacted #8 stone. I've mentioned the fact that there will be future ...
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Replacing toilet tank gasket

One of the toilet tanks in my house is leaking water slowly into the toilet bowl. A pic of the inside of the tank is attached. I believe a gasket is the culprit (the pink gasket pointed to by the red ...
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Roof truss repair

Cut trusses. I’m having some remodeling done and the contractor found roof trusses that were cut before I purchased the house in order to install an air handler. He is going to send it to his ...
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Ground Wires in Bathroom Vanity Light

I am replacing a vanity light in my condo. I removed the old fixture, which was a cheap long shallow box with five round bulbs. Lo and behold, there was no junction box behind the fixture, as all ...
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Replacing chandelier, I have 5 different colours of wires coming out of the ceiling

I took a chandelier off and didn't took pic of the wiring. I have 4 cables with red black and green and an extra 2 cables, one with yellow( with green stripe) and black. And one with red and white. ...
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Spa pump wiring

The house we purchased has a 220/120 32 jet spa. The 220 drives a circulation pump, heater and runs the 2 hp 1-speed jet pump. The jet pump is poor quality and undersized for that amount of jets and ...
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Hanging medium weight things from popcorn ceiling in rental

I'm trying to add hanging lights to a rental property I'm living in. The lights + fixtures are about a pound each. Unfortunately, the place has this ugly, bumpy popcorn ceiling which makes it very ...
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What is this sticking out of my wall?

I've got this small thing (see attached pictures) in my third-floor bedroom wall that previous tenants have simply painted over. It's about 1 inch in diameter, sitting about 5 feet off the floor, and ...
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Fence Painting Time

I'm looking to paint ~260 feet of 6 feet high wooden privacy fence. Both sides would be painting so that's ~520 total feet in length. I don't currently own one, but I'm looking at buying a paint ...
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Garage door weather seal replacement — Wrap around bracket

I would like to replace the weather seal at the bottom of my garage door. The issue is that the bottom bracket of the door is a "wrap" around bracket (see picture). In order to slide the old seal off, ...
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2 load centers under 1 meter: do you need bonding and main breakers at both?

Here's my layout as it stands: meter | 200A disconnect, neutral and ground bonded | | | mobile home main panel (200A main breaker, neutral and ground not bonded) I would like to run another 100A ...
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How should I connect my solar panels to each controllers for optimal performance (series or parallel) without buying new charge controlllers?

I have 4 355w solar panels and 3 315 w solar panels. I have a 40 amp mppt and a 30 amp mppt charge controllers with 100v Max pv voltage. The distance solar panels to charge controllers is around 15 ...
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RUST! are items more rust prone in an free standing shed than in my garage?

my garage is not heated or cooled but it seems tools dont rust there as much as in my free standing shed. why is that. can i simply cover outdoor metal items with a tarp to inhibit large % of rust ...
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My contractor wants to install a different brand of solar panel from what was approved in their permit

I am having solar panels installed on my house. My contractor told me that they are installing 20 Canadian Solar CS3k-325-MS panels. I just got a copy of the plants they sent to the city for their ...

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