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Well water pressure drops after very little use time

Purchased my home 8 months ago and one of the first things I did was replace the pressure tank, switch, and water softener, and added a new filtration system. Everything was running fine, but overall ...
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Old house odor in a condo

Condo is in Florida. The building is 32 years old. 8 Units in a 2story building. Mine is on the 2nd floor. Brand new HVAC system including ducts-2018. Attic insulation was fine according to a home ...
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Why is water running into my water heater when cold water inlet is turned off?

I'm installing a new water heater. The cold water inlet is turned off and no water is running in the house. After attaching the hot water outlet to the water heater I can hear water flowing/dribbling ...
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Thoughts on furnace generator transfer switch install

I'm replacing my cast iron boiler for hydronic heating and domestic hot water in Massachusetts. Plans are to install a new Viessmann gas fired condensing boiler. Living in New England, it's not out of ...
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Is water vapour on light switch a fire hazard?

If I spray a 70% alcohol mist onto a regular household light switch, is that a fire hazard? I assume not since the red and black wires would both need to be exposed and close together... But assuming ...
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Fix alignment of sliding doors

I have a double sliding door with a lock, that only works if I lift one side by about 1-2mm. This requieres a lot of force, since this is a solid wood door. The doors do not seem to be parallel to ...
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What is this difference between these two 4 pole (3 phase) GFCI breakers?

I'm living in France and encountered this 4 pole (3 phase) GFCI in my apartment: My understanding is that this thing protects against a difference, between the neutral (return) and the hot (phase), ...
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Have you used wave.video editor? [closed]

I came across a platform https://wave.video to create 8K videos from mobile devices. Is it handy in use or you would recommend any other alternative? Are there any that have features that make ...
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How to unlock a jammed cam lock

I am trying to disassemble an IKEA desk, and need to get the cam locks off and out to take the desk apart. The issue is not prying them out, it's turning them to get them unlocked. Most of them ...
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How can I safely mount a pull-up bar on a suspended stud wall?

Wanted to install a pull-up bar in my room. I'm building it out of steel pipe. I want to attach the pipe to a wooden board, and mount the board on the wall. I feel like this would provide better ...
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How to reroute grounding system to a grounding rod?

I'm building a ham radio room and need to ground my coaxial cable and antenna. If you are not a radio ham, you might not understand but it does not matter. All the resouces I can find online tells me ...
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Drain trap is too low for new vanity

My wall drain pipe clears the vanity, but there is not enough depth for trap. That's why I am thinking running a 90 degree bend out of the wall upward. My concern is losing the trap seal. Since wall ...
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Bidet sprayer install and toilet leak at supply line

I bought a bidet sprayer handheld to install on one of my toilets. I followed all the steps given and it is leaking where the water supply line and T adapter connect. I tried to remove the bidet and ...
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How can I add support for my floor inside a rigid metal return vent?

I bought an old house with tongue-and-groove flooring and no subfloor. It looks like it was retrofit with a modern HVAC system and floor vents some time in 2008. Whoever installed the return vent made ...
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Can I transition a 12 mm to a 8 mm laminate wood floor in an adjacent room?

Is there a way to transition a 12 mm laminate floor to a 8 mm laminate floor in an adjacent room? We have had trouble finding the same color flooring to replace the floor in an adjacent room except ...
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URD 1/0 wire for 100amp subpanel 60' away from main box

Can I use URD aluminum 1/0, 1/0, 1/0, 4 wire to run a 100 amp subpanel approx. 60' away from my main box? I plan I running it through my attic which in Arizona can get very hot in summer time if ...
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How to repair a slow leak in sink food disposal, at discharge

It is a slow leak, perhaps less than a cup a day, so I have time to plan. That is good, because plumbing is not really my thing. I would like to repair rather than replace, to save money. Should I ...
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How much cement and sand to buy - instaling garden edging

I am planning to lay down edging around the lawn in my garden - leaving about 750 mm wide flower beds along the fence. All in all, I need to lay down about 23 meters of edging slabs - it will be ...
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Why would a microwave trip house breaker?

Yes, the question is these guys. I actually bought a microwave oven for its transformer today, but it is a very nice samsung me86v model. The person I bought got it serviced and they replaced its ...
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GFCI outlet - Why no green LED indicator?

Just installed new GFCI. When I plug in a device it has power, then press test button and power drops out, then press reset button and power is back on. Everything appears to work EXCEPT no green ...
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How should I install metal corner trim on this slanted roof?

I've about got the metal on this tiny house and I'm having trouble figuring out how to install the corner trim at the top of the roof to make it look finished off. The roof is somewhere between a 3/12 ...
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How to wire 2 switches with 1 hot wire?

My living room area power is apparently controlled by 1 switch. When on it powers all outlets and a light above the tv. Also, the switch has to be on in order for outdoor light to function and for ...
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Fasten ceiling panel so that it is removable

I am making some fabric ceiling panels. The panels are wooden stretchers with fabric stapled to them, similar to a painting canvas. The panels will be flush mounted with trim boards that border them. ...
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How to connect bathtub drain pipe to existing floor drain?

I have this floor drain and I want to connect it to a bathtub drain so basically another pipe. The diameter is about 40mm of the narrower pipe, although it has a thick border. It is most likely a ...
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Outdoor gas appliance quick disconnect incompatible

We're having an issue with a quick disconnect coupling for an outdoor gas grill. The owner downsized and moved to a smaller home in the same subdivision. It is a natural gas grill that was connected ...
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GE washing machine fills, agitates, drains, but does not spin

I have a GE WBSR3140D0WW top loading washer that has stopped spinning. This happened a few weeks ago after I replaced the hub seal to fix a leak. Now it fills, agitates, drains (all fine) but doesn'...
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3-wire electrical wire for recessed lighting

I want to install 4 LED recessed lights in my living room. No ceiling lighting currently exists though there is an existing wall switch that was decommissioned by the previous owners that I plan to ...
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What is this fence-like feature on colonial roofs?

I've seen this feature from time to time on both commercial and residential buildings exhibiting some form of colonial-style architecture. It's essentially a fence on top of a roof. Does this feature ...
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Do I need ductwork for a through-wall exhaust fan?

We have a small wine fridge beneath our counter that was having temperature problems because there was no ventilation to allow the heat to exhaust. The other side of the wall behind the fridge is a ...
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Confused by Dimmer Wiring

I have a light on a dimmer that flickers so I was going to remove the dimmer and put a regular single pole switch. I've changed switches before so I'm familiar with changing switches when the power ...
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Short doors / method for low ceiling and ducting for finishing basement

Background We are in the process of planning to finish our basement. For most of the basement the ceiling to floor height is 83 inches making it pretty doable for most items. The problem I am coming ...
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Shower base and perimeter adhesive & grout

Just put in the shower floor tile with epoxy adhesive & have the perimeter tiles left to do (the very bottom tile against the shower floor tiles) What Adhesive can I use for this? Is it ok to use ...
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How soon after laying is concrete drillable?

I made a small concrete patch along the edge of a room that I would like to set a PT 2x4 base plate on for framing. I prefer drilling and screwing with a lead anchor over using power actuated nails. ...
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How to fix a leak in the wall

I seem to have a leak in the wall. I don't think it's plumbing related because it just seems to appear during rainy days. Is there anything I can do before more damage occurs? Unfortunately it's ...
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Correct Breaker for older Murray panel (wider slot)

While reorganizing an older Murray panel (Brooklyn era) and replacing a few older breakers with the current MP style I found they do not fit over the tabs on positions 9, 13 and 17. The tab width on ...
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What is this type of garden appliance power socket?

I've inherited a garden shredder with a missing power cable. The missing cable plugs into this large 3-pin socket on the body of the shredder where the earth pin is female, and the other two are male....
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How to fix cracked bathroom tiles?

Only two of the tiles are cracked and one portion of grout chipping away (first picture). I think it's because the surface is uneven and poor cushioning. I know people would ideally rip open the whole ...
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Are whole-house GFCIs legal in the US?

Over here in Europe, a common approach to GFCI (RCD) protection is to have one (three-phase) 30 mA GFCI breaker as the main breaker (or something similar such as one GFCI per (sub)panel or one shared ...
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Can I safely plug a two prong plug into an extension cord with a ground socket?

I have a plug for a wireless router that ends in two prongs (no ground). Is it safe for me to plug this into an extension cord that has the ground prong, which would be left empty? I believe it is but ...
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Invisible mounting hardware for a particular kind of wall unit

I'm looking to build my own version of this wall unit: https://retrorenovation.com/2012/05/10/barzilay-multispan-vertical-storage-system-valuable-scandinavian-modern-wall-unit-design/ I think I know ...
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One wall parallel with joists

My house is Colonial rectangle. I have opened up one load-bearing wall that runs about 2/5 of the length between the den and the living room. With help and excellent advise, I put in a 90" header for ...
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Why is this 50's junction box so immobile?

This 50s Junction box does not budge. I want to replace both the box and the wire, but neither is moving. The wire won't move because it runs horizontally before the vertical. I'd like to remove the ...
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Noisy circulator pump

I live on the 4th floor at a 9-story building (60+ units in total). For the last few months I have been hearing an annoying humming / whining noise. After some inspection I realized that the source of ...
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Wiring Light Fixture with 2 Sockets into Junction Box with 2 White, 2 Black, and 1 Red Wire

I am installing a light fixture in the kitchen. How do I wire it? The light fixture has: 2 light bulb sockets 2 black wires (one coming out of each socket) 2 white wires (one coming out of each ...
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Roof coatings from Home Depot

Here is my summer vacation project: I want to redo an old garage roof by replacing the old tongue and groove boards with sheets of regular plywood (not marine grade) but I do not want to re-shingle. ...
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What type of floor drain is this and can I connect pipes to it?

Everything is fine with the drain, however there was some gunk left on this picture because no one used it for years and I was cleaning it up when I took the picture, here is my floor drain which was ...
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modify fridge to temporarily defeat auto-defrost?

I would like to modify my 3 year-old KitchenAid KRFC300ESS french-door (freezer on bottom) refrigerator to disable the auto-defrost cycle on a short-term basis, preferably by putting in a switch ...
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Why can I not adjust the cutting depth on this router?

I just bought a new router (DeWalt 618, changeable fixed/plunge base). It comes with the motor mounted on the fixed base, which is what I planned to use anyway. I opened the locking lever and tried to ...
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How can I determine the source of a basement flood?

My basement flooded recently and I'm trying to determine why. The basement has poured foundation walls and a slab. The slab is non-structural, and was poured after the foundation walls. There is a ...
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I want to run 75C wire. Can I overcome 60C receptacle ratings with a pigtail?

Hypothetical. I am hooking up a range/oven that requires 50A. Its terminations are rated 60C, and there's no way around it. The 100' wiring run is all in EMT conduit and I am running THHN wires, ...

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