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Splicing building wire cables to accommodate door

I'm adding a doorway under a stairwell and ran into wiring running through the wall. My question is specific to the wiring. I'm planning to add a junction box on each side, splice, and then extend the ...
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Basement plumbing vent [duplicate]

RE: I am installings a basement bath (toilet, shower and sink) Saniflo macerating pump system. The house has a 3" vent pipe going from the basement ceiling thru the roof to vent the pump system into. ...
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Do powerline adaptors need to be plugged into outlets that are on the same leg

I used a powerline adapter like this to connect my security camera receiver to my router. This allows me to access the cameras from my cell phone which was working but now it doesn't. There's two ...
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Outlet Relocation and wiring

I have an outlet I am going to move up the wall. The outlet has two cables running to it. My question is, if I run a new straight down from my new outlet location, do I just tie together all three ...
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Is it a problem that my bathtub drains directly into the wall?

This is the drain in the bath tub: Here is what I see inside the hole My landlord said is ok. But I think water going directly to wall can't be a good idea. My question is how bad is it? Needs ...
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Replacing existing ceiling fan, with on/off switch only to wall mount control of light/fan

My old ceiling fan switch used black, red, green (ground) no white. Built after 2004 white was in outlet box, 4 white wires but all together in single cap - not used. New wall mount switch has ...
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Can I use SONAX silicone spray to lubricate our Reebok treadmill? [closed]

I have Reebok Z10 treadmill, which had its silicone oil bottle. but after using it for around a year and lubricate each 1-2 months, I wanted to get a new lubrication oil. I found a product named ...
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Fitting dishwasher under granite

Replacing a dishwasher and noticed they had tiled underneath and the dishwasher I purchased wouldn't fit. So I used an angle grinder and grout removel tool to remove the tiles down to the backer board ...
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How clean inside range hood, over fans?

My Toronto, CA condo has Sakura R727II range hood. I screen capped page 7 in Installation Guide. I bought 7 years ago, and never cleaned inside! When I sear or pan fry some things, I smell much smoke ...
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Can I convert a 3-way switch that switches half duplex outlets into an outlet?

I have a room where all the wall outlets are half switched, bottom half always hot, top half are run by two 3-way switches. One of the 3-way switches is on a wall I am removing and turning into a pony ...
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Walls out of square, how to align base cabinet?

Hello all. In the process of remodeling a kitchen, and the corner where this standalone base cabinet is going is quite out of square, to the tune of about 1/2" gap at each end of the cabinet. Next to ...
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Can I install attic ladder perpendicular to joists?

I only have one area in old house on the 3rd floor where I can put a pull down attic ladder. That is a narrow hallway but the ladder would need to be installed perpendicular to joists. It is an old ...
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Removing Wall with 2x4 roof supports attached

I am working on a home remodeling project and would like to remove a wall. When investigating the structure. The wall runs parallel right between two rafters. On top of the wall there are 2 2x4's that ...
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Mid project finishing basement: should I rip out new framing?

I am learning that the wood framing that has just been installed (glued) in my basement really should have come after putting in continuous foam board insulation against the wall, separating the wood ...
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How do I move my sheave pulley vertical with the bottom door bracket?

I just recently purchased a house and the garage doors need some work (Replace wheels with silicon for less noise, etc..). While I'm at it I also want to change the stationary sheave pully so that the ...
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Can I Leave Ground/wires on a GFCI outlet Un-conected?

Thx for taking my question; I bought a New duplicate Outlet/Light switch/ one outlet for my bathroom. New outlet has two black ground wires; I
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question about supplying gas via multiple lines to a water heater

We moved into a new construction home a few months ago. The house has what I believe are 1/2 inch flexible gas lines running from a basement manifold to various appliances (water heater, two different ...
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How can I trust a local window manufacturer? What to research or check?

I'd like to support local and there's 3 companies nearby that offer custom made vinyl windows. They all seem to be >30 year old companies, which I respect a lot. I did a ton of research it seems ...
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Can a basement bathroom be vented through a stack servicing sinks on the floor above?

Can a basement bath (toilet, sink and shower) macerating pump system be workably (not codes) vented into a 3" PVC that vents out the roof if the 3" PVC vent pipe also has 2 vanity sinks on the floor ...
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Adding new electrical outlet; ceiling insulation is sandwiched between drywall and plywood (attic)

I'm looking for a good technique to add an outlet to a wall that currently has no electrical. My initial thought until my discovery was to: 1) Identify the stud I want to anchor the outlet to 2) ...
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Upgrading a heat pump to a larger heat strip

Our heat pump is having trouble keeping up on colder mornings. It's not just defrost kicking in, as it's blowing cold (less than the target temperature) for an hour or two some days. The heat strip ...
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Find adapter for an air hose

I bought this adapter to easier fill my car tires with air: (https://ebay.us/vtTY9x) However, the outer diameter of the left side is 1/4" and it has no inner thread. I wanted the left side to be a ...
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Is it ok to use joint compound for a thin or skim coat on new drywall?

Is it ok to use ready mix joint compound on new drywall as a thin coat or skim coat ( if that means the same thing ). I just want to paint the walls or what is best to seal drywall for just painting. ...
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What is this component wired into a bench grinder motor?

I'm refurbishing an old Black & Decker 6" bench grinder. It's got a power cord, an On/Off switch, and an A/C motor. The motor doesn't energize, even with a manual start, and I'd like to check the ...
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Changing the light switch

I am changing the light fixtures and I got stuck. The wires coming from the wall are Red (was connected at the bottom of old switch), Blue (was connected at the top) and Copper (was connected with a ...
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Trying to reset a whirlpool washing machine wwdc 6400/1 (front loading)

My washing machine start button broke and my neighbour popped in to have a look and fix it (the day after I had come back home from an emergency operation so I was very out of it) he has replaced and ...
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How can I get this asbestos sheet removed?

So I have just learned that the sheet embedded in the wall (see picture) is asbestos. We're going to get a new room made adjacent to this wall, and I need to get this sheet removed? Unfortunately, ...
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Isn't range hood with filter top fan better?

My Toronto, CA condo has Sakura R727II range hood (Installation Guide). I saw this an other Sakura range hood on Google Pictures. Please answer questions 1 and 2 in picture. Isn't range hood with ...
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Where are filters on my range hood?

My Toronto, CA condo has Sakura R727II range hood (Installation Guide) and has Twin sensor-loaded motors Twin centrifugal turbo fans Teflon-coated non-stick fan blades Rear oil ...
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Connecting two dimmers in one box

I am replacing one 3 way switch with a dimmer and an older dial dimmer with a new one way pole dimmer. After powering down and removing the old switch and dial dimmer I found a red wire and two ...
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How should I connect a new outlet cable to a box with two existing cables?

I have a outlet that supplies a garage door opener. It has two black wires and two white wires. One black is hot. I want to use this outlet as a power source to install outdoor spotlight. I ran new ...
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Gas stove no ground in outlet

House was built in the 50's and there is a 3 prong outlet but no ground wire. I've tested it best of my knowledge, the metal casing is not ground either. 2 black and white wires. Basically, am I ...
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Can I run a water line behind a stack vent?

I am attempting to move a hose bibb/spigot 10 feet horizontally (from in front of my driveway gate to behind it). The water line comes up from the foundation through a brick exterior wall. My plan was ...
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Is it OK if my Durock cement board got wet?

I bought some cement board for the bathroom remodel and I stored it in the garage. No idea how but each sheet got a couple wet spots through them. I moved them inside to dry. After they dry are they ...
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Relay Nest T-Stat

Can I use a nest T-Stat T3007ES to run 2, 2ooo watt cadet in wall heaters model RMC202W if I use a relay, and if so, what is the proper relay to use?
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How far should I insert downspout into sewer connection pipe?

Is there a standard or should I insert it as far as it'll go?
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Whassup with this ceiling fixture?

40W Circline fluorescent would periodically light for less than a second, but stay on when tried an hour or so later. Replaced bulb; same problem. Replaced ballast; now it lights for only about a ...
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How can I mount a mailbox on a stucco wall?

Been searching around and I have more questions than answers. I'm not sure what kind of stucco it is, but it is very smooth. The mailbox is a little heavier than you might expect (maybe 10-15 lbs). ...
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How do I know what the cement or stucco finish on my house is?

Just purchased a house (first time homeowner) and I'm realizing there is of course a lot I don't know about it. I'm trying to hang a mailbox on what I think is a stucco wall, but apparently there are ...
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Can I drain a dehumidifier in my basement with these?

I'd like to put a dehumidifier in my unfinished basement. I see these pipes down there, which I think are there in case we want to add a bathroom or sink. Could a plumber easily use these to set up a ...
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Can I shut off the water to my house and safely leave the water heater on while I'm away on vacation for a week? [duplicate]

I plan to shut off the main water supply to my 2 story house before leaving for a week on vacation. I have an AO Smith gas 'powervent' water heater in the garage that I would like to set to 70*F ...
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Orange flame on a rinnai furnace

I have just installed a Rinnai hot air direct vent furnace. After converting the appliance to propane, I adjusted the gas pressures with a manometer according to the manufacturers instructions. The ...
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Gas furnace ignites but then makes large knocking sound

My gas furnace will ignite, but after the pilot goes on for a moment it creates a large periodic knocking sound over and over again instead of the fan starting. I have my suspicions, but I wanted to ...
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What is the best way to handle house wiring cables with short sheathing?

I'm replacing a couple switches in a bathroom with smart switches and ran into a problem. The previous owner redid the bathroom and the switch box in question had 5 Romex cables (four 12/2, one 12/3) ...
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safely de-energizing a junction box so that I can permanently cover it up

I have a junction box in my ceiling that is controlled by a single light switch. I no longer want to use the junction box or have it exposed and I'd like to cover with drywall-- much preferable to a ...
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Widening a closet opening, what type of header to frame?

I have a standard 30 inch closet door. I want to expand the opening to 48 inches (to install double bifold doors) I am 98% certain this wall (which is on second floor) is not load bearing: There is ...
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How can I Fix a broken plastic screw hole

One side of a plastic screw hole completely broke so the screw cannot screw on, is a way I can repair it? I cannot add another hole because it’s on a electronic keyboard
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How can I fish cable through a 90 degree turn?

I am looking to fish some Cat 6 network cables from the basement to the attic. Initially, I was going to attempt using my bedroom's cold air return vent, but it appears that it's not a straight shot ...
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Sealing skirted bathtub

There are plenty of tutorials for sealing/caulking bathtubs. However, my bathtub has a kind of skirting around its edge, as in picture: How do I go about that? Should I caulk both edges? I plan to ...
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Heating system cycling

My heating system is power cycling because the heat exhaust temperature sensor is tripping. When I turn the intake gas valve closed a bit, the system will stay on for longer but it's still does some ...

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