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Update on outbuilding grounding requirements

This isn't really a question, rather a correction to something I posted earlier. The main building with the primary service requires it's own grounding system (of course) with the neutral bonded to ...
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Hot Water Heater leaks through drainage spigot after flushing

I flushed my hot water heater several months ago. Ever since, it has leaked through the drainage spigot. I've tried to tighten it to a point where it looks like it stops, but it starts again soon ...
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Is there an exsiting complete soundproof tutorialfor bedroom?

I am trying to soundproofing my bedroom, from outside noise. my bedroom is inside a apartments building that looks like the following image (img_1) where hundreds of people lives in there. I ...
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How to Remove Cpvc from copper shower valve?

I discovered a slow leak in the house I purchased which was causing all sorts of moisture related issues. (pretty sure the previous owners knew about it cause they had just installed new carpet and ...
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Subfloor leveling

When laying a second layer of plywood subfloor to support granite tiles, does the original plywood subfloor need to be leveled first or just level the floor after adding the second layer? I have about ...
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3 phase panel in shop showing weird voltage!

I had a air compressor stop working. It was buzzing. So I checked voltage. It’s a single phase compressor one side is getting 120v the other is reading 224v. Upon further voltage testing I found ...
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Insulating against brick in rim joist bay

I was hoping to air seal and insulate the rim joist in my basement. This is a balloon-framed house in zone 5, so the bays are open to the floor above. At some point brick and mortar were put in the ...
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How can I disconnect this sprayer hose?

I've already removed the faucet and am trying to disconnect this line so I can remove the weight and pull all the lines through. Does anyone know how I can disassemble this? https://imgur.com/a/...
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Weatherstripping patio door from outside

My patio door looks like similar for outside. It is 30 years old, insulation is not good. It has aluminium frame. How can I insulate from outside, especially near sidings. I found some videos but I ...
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Valve for outdoor spigot cannot identify

I cannot identify this Valve for an outdoor spigot I have the house was built in 1956 brick in and out so replacing entire spigot a real chore looking for valve replacement Any help would be ...
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How many degrees (angle) to open the water at the curb?

If I want to turn the water on at the curb to I turn it 180? Or some other angle. It seems I've heard 90 degrees.
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Thinking about using existing horizontal tub drain pipe as vent and adding new vertical pipe to drain. Ok idea? Proposed design in post

I have a bathtub that has horrible drainage and its because of an old galvanized horizontal pipe that connects to the stack. I cannot replace this pipe with pvc with a better slope without ...
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Can my lug and breaker insert be rotated 180 degrees

I recently posted a question about my panel, Cutler Hammer CH30E, being properly grounded. All ground wires were twisted together and stuck in two lugs screwed into the left side of the panel. This ...
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How do I prevent water from getting in my landscape spotlight extension cord

If I plug a two prong outdoor spotlight into a three prong grounded extension cord would water getting into the empty hole in the three prong cause the circuit to trip?
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Garage rewiring

Looking for input on my garage rewiring project. House built in early 1950's. A slightly roomy one-car garage. I want to modernize it and make it nice to work in; sometimes power tools and car ...
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Door hinge alignment impacting full closure

I'm having problems with a set of outdoor BBQ area doors I've installed into a frame installed in a brick space. Basically, I have an opening constructed with two short brick walls as a space below ...
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Hammering pipes

I have pipes hammering in the walls. I happens when other water flows are shut off such as a toilet finished filling up or water shutting off when washer fills up. This is only on cold water. I ...
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Exists: power to outlet1 to outlet2 to switch - can't change wiring, would like switch to control only outlet #2

Not sure how I would make the connections at outlet #2 and switch to control outlet #2?? Any help appreciated.
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LED lights won't come on at the same time

I renovated a kitchen and put in 4 recessed LED lights. They are daisy-chained, 3-way, with an LED compatible dimmer (just one, other switch is just a 3-way switch) When I turn on the lights (from ...
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What kind and size of AC do I need for an enclosed garage workshop?

I am building a workshop / equipment room (computer workbench, hosting servers and network equipment) in my garage. The room will be fully insulated 8'x 12'. Since I'm running some heat producing ...
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Replacing Shut Off Valve

I changed out our kitchen faucet over the weekend and after getting everything hooked up, I'm only getting hot water. Our cold water valve's handle broke off a while back so I just use the screw to ...
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Twisting 6 feet of solid 14 gauge wire?

I need to twist nicely a 6-foot pair of insulated solid electrical wire. It can be 14 gauge or slightly thinner. The insulation can be nylon or PVC. Two wires must be at 90 degrees to each other while ...
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Can I calibrate this thermostat? (Cadet brand, 240V)

My thermostat operates but seems to be badly calibrated. It will hold temperature, and you can adjust that temperature, but its not the temperature it says on the dial! It goes much higher than the ...
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Is my bath exhaust fan pulling dust into the room?

We moved some time ago and in the new washroom there is a lot of dust on the surfaces (I clean it nearly every day but next day there is a new layer). Only source I could imagine is the ventilation ...
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Faux Concrete Wall

I really love the look of a faux concrete wall, and I would like to try it using joint compound and liquid cement colour. However, I'm a bit nervous to try it as I've never done anything like it ...
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What are the signs that indicate your chimney needs checkup? [closed]

The chimney is the most efficient part that needs cleaning. It constantly contends with combustion gases and outdoor elements. Like any part of your house, chimneys can suffer damage mostly if your ...
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Can you mention the common furniture wood? [closed]

Do you really understand how wood works? Your home construction projects will crack and split if you don’t give attention to the periodic crusade of wood.
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Outdoor camera housing angled parallel to wall [closed]

Have searched Amazon and Google Images for a camera housing that would fit under an awning, against a house wall, but follow the curves of those two surfaces (as in a right angled back), which would ...
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Mention the common construction site accidents? [closed]

Accidents happened by chance and this chance probability is always high in the construction sector. Each year, thousands of workers are injured or killed on job-sites, and many of those accidents are ...
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PEX Line Toilet Water Supply Disconnect

I just bought a house with PEX plumbing and I'm looking to remove this toilet to make room for a floor install. I'm new to PEX and not sure what I'm looking at, I'm used to quarter turn water valves, ...
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Can a handrail with a baluster channel be used with wall brackets?

Can the type of handrail shown in the photo be mounted onto a wall using brackets for use in a stairwell? As you can see it has a groove cut out of the bottom.
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Rolling platform to support 4000lb

I have 4000lbs of fasteners that I want to put on a rolling "flat". I have tons of pine 2x6. The dimensions would be 3'x8'. The platform is 3/4" plywood. I have four wheels that can handle that ...
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Whooshing sound in water supply lines in my house

I would like to resurface this question. I put it on StackExchange a few months ago and I now believe I know the cause of my problem but can't seem to come up with a good solution. I replaced the ...
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How aggressive should one be with replacing aged steel pipes in a Norfolk VA brick house?

I'm house-sitting my son's house that he just bought. It is at least middle aged and I'm concerned that it is a hidden cost. The exterior is red brick and the plumbing, as far as I can tell, is all ...
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Using salt to reseal a solder joint?

I just had an inspection for a hot water heater that we recently had installed, and while the installation passed, the inspector noted a leak at one of the copper joints in the hot water pipe. She ...
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Surface mount or Flush Mount SubPanel

My studs are much closer together than I would like (maybe 9 inches) so would it be better to Surface Mount or get a small panel that can fit in the wall. Below is the only panel I can find that ...
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Toilet clogged with paper cat litter

Here's a very related question but seems to be about clay litter: Flushed cat litter, maybe clogged? I flushed paper cat litter down my toilet. I have been doing this for 5 years without any problems,...
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Fluorescent light only flickers when I turn it off

My fluorescent light shows no sign of life when I turn on the light switch, but will flash on one end when I am turning off the light. I've checked the ends.
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What kind of caulk should I use to seal up spalling separating from steel porch ceiling

I'd like to do some temporary quick patches to prevent worsening rust and separation of spalling/stucco ceiling underneath a steel outdoor porch/deck. One on the first floor is kinda bad so will ...
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GFCI lights have gone crazy

Disclaimer: I know nothing about electrical things. House is 4.5 years old. GFCI in wet bar had red light. Refrigerator was off. Hit RESET button and refrigerator turned on and light indicator ...
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3-Way Switch with Dimmer - Humming?

We recently upgraded our dining room light fixture, which now has 8 light bulb sockets. In turn, the wife wanted to add a dimmer to the circuit to control the lighting. The light is control by a 3-way ...
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Is it ok to put a plug on a light fitting?

I want to put some extra lighting in my workshop but don't have much to spend so am looking to do it all myself if possible. I'm looking to use led battens, similar to this one or this, but not ...
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How to refinish a checker topped table?

What would be the best approach for sanding down a oak table that has a checkered top with grains going in opposite directions. The squares are approximately 3" x 3". Any advice would be greatly ...
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How best to paint over melamine facing to look like painted wood?

I know you're not supposed to ask for product recommendations on here, but how would you recommend painting over melamine faced chipboard so it looks like other woodwork? I need to match actual ...
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Can I use a 2-wire NM cable staple on 3-wire cable?

I have a package of Gardner 1/2 inch staples and the package shows that they are good for 2-wire, see below: I am running some 14-3 wire (flat) wire for AC hardwired smoke detectors but these staples ...
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Square steel size required for a column to support 35,500Lbs / 16 Tons [closed]

I need to buy some steel square tubing to create a housing for a design I have. The Size that I need to be using will be 220cm long, and needs to be roughly 145 x 145 square(outer measurement), with ...
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Help identifying the type of shelf support

please could someone help me identify the type of shelf support in the pic below. This is from a kitchen cabinet shelf, need to order some spares, but can't find anything that resembles it online. ...
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What wire do I need

I'm wiring up 2 camper spots and need to know what wire I need to run from the main power pole to a sub panel to run a 30amp and 50 amp camper. It's 100ft distance from power pole to where my sub ...
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Understanding ground to earth and neutral, trying to make my home safe

I've been reading for hours and still confused in regards to my situation. I'm trying to improve electrical safety in my house, especially with a growing family. Any help would be great. I'm in ...
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Is it a problem that my laundry drain protrudes above ground level?

My plumber just moved the laundry's washer drain location and this is the picture from the outside: It was re-connect to the old drain pipe and go into crawl space. My question is: Does it look ...

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