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Is this 12V battery backup set up correctly for a 120V sump pump?

I'm trying to replicate the battery backup setup described in this video and in text below. I'll state what the video demonstrates, then share the parts and plan I have. I'm looking for input on how ...
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honeywell programmable light switch [closed]

I identified the hot wire (bringing in electricity) as black, and the black wire without electricity as the one connected to the light fixtures. Once I determined which switch controlled the fixtures, ...
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Schluter kerdi curb less shower transition to floor

I am buliding my curbless shower. I have floor pan from kerdi and was planning to do cement board on the bathroom floor but I am worried if it will be water tight. Can I use cement board or shall I ...
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Why are boards like 2x4's orientated longer-side vertical when used as braces for free-standing shelves?

Most shelves and workbenches I see all have the same orientation for their horizontal boards (as in, the braces for a shelf or the edges of a workbench, holding up plywood or other horizontal surface)....
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How to raise/lower half of a deck about 8"

I have a deck where one half of the deck is about 8" lower than the other half, and we just got a pavilion that is big enough to span both halves of the deck. Therefore, I'd like to make it all ...
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Lamppost replacement with different size base

I am trying to replace a set of lampposts the old owners installed. The new ones are about a 10in diameter but the old was about 14. Looking at the old it almost looks like there is a riser/adapter ...
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Can I use a double pole 60 amp breaker on a 40 amp tankless hot water heater

How can I properly wire a double pole 60 amp breaker at the breaker box to be use on a 40 amp tankless hot water heater
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Cleaning rat poison? (UK) [closed]

So i rent a studio in an old house, carpets everywhere, barely got through to the landlord to change the kitchen to anything but carpet.... Been here for like 5 years, about 2 years ago i though i had ...
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Which of this is correct way to add the neutral and ground to the main panel?

I'm very confuse with some videos about how to do the neutral (white) and ground (green). So my question is which of the following images is the correct way to get neutral and ground for the Main ...
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Replace front half of sillcock

I have this sillcock: Recently I turned it on and noticed it was spraying water from what seemed like a pinhole in the valve. I was able to unscrew the front of the valve and it seems like the front ...
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Safe to remove out-of-service 3-line landline junction box by myself?

We have lived in this house 13 years. It's wired for a landline, but we've never used it. Previous owners must have had 3 business phones lines to the house. There is a junction box for those ...
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Toilet backed up [closed]

I poured Liquid Plumber in my bathroom sink, and now my toilet is backed up. It was working fine before I put it in the sink.
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When an outbuilding's floor joist system is mounted on concrete piers with brackets, how is the sill plate fastened to the perimeter? [closed]

When the floor oist system of a one-storey outbuilding like a 200 sq ft shed is bolted to cylindrical concrete piers using U-shaped brackets |_| and there is a "sandwich" of 5/8 plywood ...
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How to repair damaged metal rain gutter? [closed]

Like a fool I recently backed a box truck into the gutters on my garage. This dented them up pretty badly and pulled part of it off the fascia. Basically wondering what's my best approach for repair. ...
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How to install a flush anchor bolt

I'm trying to hang a pull up bar, which came with these bolts that I've never seen before. I tried googling, but the best I could find is that they are called "flush anchor bolts" without ...
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Will the door fit in a rough opening only oversized 2 inches?

I have framed an opening for an exterior door that will be 32x80” and have therefore made the rough opening 34x82½”. Every 32x80 door I’ve looked at at Lowe’s and Home Depot call for a rough opening ...
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How to prep small piece of plywood for wall paint

TL;DR: How can I prep a round piece of 12mm plywood 30cm in diameter, so that I can apply wall paint to it and it will look as close to a wall as possible? Why: I'm making a light fixture. The idea is ...
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How can I cap or extend a drain pipe cut flush with a retaining wall?

I have a retaining wall in which there is a drainage pipe. How can I extend this drainage pipe so I can put a cap it extend it? Right I am not able to as the pipe is short and flush with the retaining ...
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Is this damage to a plastered brick wall from furniture typical?

My wife and I recently became homeowners for the first time, and did our first home renovation. We opted to have smooth painted walls and hired a company to do this for us. Over our first months of ...
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Removing air vent in bedroom - Do I need to re-do it?

My old 1930's(ish) house has an air vent to the outside on one of the walls. We have had new vented windows installed so this isn't needed anymore. I took the vent off the wall, to be greeted by the ...
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Crack in bathroom wall

I am working on my parents home from the mid 1930s in NY and while there are hairline cracks here & there, there's this big one in the downstairs bathroom where the tub is. This bathroom doesn't ...
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Is there a standard formula or rule of thumb for how much airflow a whirlybird/turbine roof vent will achieve given a diameter and a wind speed?

I've been looking for effectiveness measures for whirlybird vents for a while and I can't find anything in building codes, and only one empirical claim from askthebuilder.com for a relationship ...
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How to keep bamboo from growing back under shed pad

So I ran through about 1/4 of my backyard this weekend with an excavator and got what I think are about 90% of the rhizomes and corms out of where I want to put a slab for my shed. Thing is I don't ...
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I have a bulging ceiling can someone tell me how to fix? [closed]

I have bulging ceilings can someone tell me how to fix this ? Thanks in advance.
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Sewer pump check valve gurgling noise

Just replaced the stock Everbilt check valve that was making loud clunk at the end of cycle. This new one eliminated the clunking, however a new gurgling sound can be heard when the pump first turns ...
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Taping a drywall and Redgard’d cement board joint

I’m renovating a bathroom and I applied RedGard to my shower’s cement board. I decided to build out a wall and now have new drywall next to the RedGard’d cement board. Is too late to tape the joints ...
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Question about window iridescence

Been reading about this and it seems like I may have a blown seal on a couple of my windows. I am not sure if the whole window needs to be replaced or just a panel? how much does something like this ...
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Requirements for how electrical ground bonding jumper enters structure and reaches subpanel?

Burbank, CA I added a 125 A subpanel to my detached garage (2/0 feeders), and ran copper ground between it and the main panel. I’m now installing a pair of grounding electrodes for the subpanel, and ...
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Door size for 32-7/8" door frame

Looking to install a cheap slab door in this door frame, which measures 32"7/8 at it's widest point: I was going to get a hollow 32" slab door, but I'm worried that there will be a ...
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Control of paint chips from pressure washing [closed]

I stumped ChatGPT on how to control wet paint chips so it doesn't get on the ground from pressure washing exterior asbestos shingle siding (low pressure used). Putting window screen down passes the ...
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A/C works fine but when set to “cool” it makes a constant running noise even when it’s not blowing air

I just moved into a new place and I want to make sure if this issue can be normal before contacting my landlord because I am afraid I am making a mountain out of a molehill. Let me start out by saying ...
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How to remove old single-hole kitchen faucet from countertop

Similar to the Jan 13, 2018 post but I do see a stacked hex nut holding the "C-shaped" tray to the underside of the counter. The problem is the tray (mine is black plastic) has tabs right ...
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9 Watt LED Doesn't Work in My Lamp

Our utility company sent a box of various energy conservation items. One was a 9 Watt LED bulb. Made by simplyconserve. It won't work in my table lamp. I can use a regular 60 watt bulb - no ...
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120 lb extension springs too strong for 120 lb garage door?

I have a 7'x8' steel clad (both sides) insulated Clopay garage door with 4 single pane windows at the top. I replaced the original extension springs with the same weight rating, 90 lbs (light blue ...
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What kind of lightbulb is pictured here, having a clear bulb window and 4 yellow vertical rods?

I have a weird issue where different types of light bulbs are triggering some kinds of visual issues. I found this lightbulb to be perfect. However, when I unscrewed it to read the label, it fell on ...
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Cap thick metal pipe from bathroom radiator

Have this very old radiator. Need to remove it completely. Supply pipes have not been in use for many years, so needs to be capped. Is it possible to do it myself, what tools? Or need a heavier tool ...
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Lamp hanging on gypsum acoustic panel [closed]

I am thinking of adding a Philips Ensis to my dinner room, but the ceiling has acoustic panels on it. I am not sure what the material is, but I think it is gypsum. Can it be done? I would really like ...
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I had a water line break at the water main and when I reconnected it Water was running very slowly and then it stopped running at all [closed]

A water line broke close to the water main I turned the water main off and then reconnected it a couple hours later when I was on the homeowners Water was running very slowly once I reconnected it and ...
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Cup of washer direction on lawn mower blades

I just changed the blades on my Toro Timecutter riding lawn mower. While putting back the blades I did not pay much attention to the side of the washer that touches the mower blades. But per this ...
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Fibreglass to Felt roofing join

I'm going to be putting a fibreglass roof on our porch, but the neighbour's roof joins ours. Their roof is felted. As I understand it, resin is not a good mix with felt as it breaks it down. Will the ...
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How to Repair Aluminum Siding J Channel Outside Corner

What are possible ways to repair this mangled j channel corner? It's a single piece of aluminum that runs to the roof, so it would be a pain to remove all the siding to replace it.
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How to remove build up in bathroom basin and stop dripping noise?

Why is the water in bathroom basin draining extremely slowly & afterwards bathroom basin makes a dripping sound? Please assist, what can i do to improve bathroom basins faster water drainage flow ...
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I cannot find the anode rod in a water tank. Pressure release value is on top

I didn't replace the anode rod over 10 years. Tried to find to anode rod bolt but cannot reach to it from the top. I used drill and removed insulation foam 10 inches deep, but is not touching anything ...
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Ceiling fan light and fan pull string and switch issues

My husband went to turn on the light with the pull string and accidentally pulled to hard and it pulled the string out and broke the little plastic piece that the string was attached to on the inside ...
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Install Frigidair oven Model No FCF13083ASA (Fan oven plus induction hob) in Australia 240v LNE system

The oven is American and is 3 wire. I have looked in the oven and it has 3 x 120VAC motors, (lock,main fan, cooling fan). Cooling fan looks like shaded pole and has 3 wires (neutral plus 2). The ...
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Corded lawnmower slowly stopped working

I pulled my corded electric lawnmower out for the first mow of the season, and noticed that was kind of weak. Over the next 5-10 minutes it got weaker and weaker, and then finally it just stopped ...
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Terra Legno / Infiniti LVT [closed]

Has anyone here worked/dealt with Terra Legno's Infiniti LVT (Details Here) Looks like they're a Canadian company that specializes in engineered flooring and also sells this LVT product. My wife and I ...
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Identify this kitchen faucet cartridge?

This faucet is quite old, and I need to replace the cartridge, but I don't know the brand. Also is there an interchangeable cartridge?
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Can I directly connect cold water supply line to a ever-hot hot water dispenser tank

I have an ever-hot hot water tank. The inlet of cold water comes from the faucet/dispense, which is chilled from the cold water chiller. Can I directly connect a cold filter water to the tank?
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Toilet rocks regardless how tight floor bolts are turned

I replaced the wax ring at the bottom of the toilet because it seemed like there was a slow leak. Since then, the toilet feels slightly unsteady when sat on. This is the second toilet I've replace a ...
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