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Door, space separator options with limited frame space?

I want to separate a big room into a working room and open kitchen space. The problem in separating the space is to find proper door -- the problem is that it is very hard to get a door frame to a ...
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Unable to remove faucet handles on widespread bathroom faucet

We have these faucets in a couple of bathrooms and a couple of the handles have started to squeak. I am not sure of the brand as they were developer installed. Might be Moen as a few of the other ...
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What are these white eggs behind my wall outlet?

What type of animal eggs are these white eggs? Do I have something to worry about?
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p-trap installation by newbie: cement cure time

I was installing a new p-trap under the kitchen sink: Attached tailpiece to the sink no problem. Then I prepared a short piece of 1 1/2" ABS pipe, put a plumbing cement on it, inserted one end ...
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2 HOT wires together from the same breaker source

I was replacing all fluorescent light fixtures with pot lights and when i removed a fixture, there were 2 14/2 cables connecting with the light. I thought one was the power coming in, and the other ...
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Curb water shut off access pipe too high

After removing a tree, the grade on the front of my property changed, exposing the water cut off access pipe (not sure what it's actually called). How should I go about cutting it down. Is it a DIY ...
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High Water Pressure After Rebuilding the Regulator

My house is in the hills; the water coming in from the city is 170psi. I have a Wilkins 600XL regulator that was installed about 10 years ago. Over the last year or so we have been getting high-...
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Refinish shower pan

We have a nasty shower pan in our master bath that has been stained since we bought the house, i assume it is fiberglass. No amount of cleaning and chemicals has been able to clear this thing up! I ...
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100 amp sub panel for garage [duplicate]

Hi I am look to run 100 amp sub panel to my shop from my 200 amp panel in my basement. It about 175 ft in middle of both panel box . I was looking for someone help me out on wire size and what I would ...
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What is this metal piece coming out of my sprinkler system piping?

Between my sprinkler system solenoid valve and indexing valve there is a T connector that adds some sort of metal piece on top of the pipe. I could not find a similar part on any of the sprinkler ...
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Replaced bad ballast and maginfying light still won't work

I have a LUXO Magnifying lamp that after years the ballast finally went bad, checked the coil and it was open. Ordered one from Luxo same kind and specs, hooked it up and nothing, not even a hum. ...
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Faced or Unfaced Fiberglass in a basement stud cavity that has IPS Foil Board?

Insulating in Zone 5. Basement is 90% below grade, maybe 8" to 12" exposed foundation around the top of the basement wall. Applying R-6 Foil Faced Poly Iso to the poured concrete wall, then ...
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Low voltage on homerun

I have a homerun that goes directly to GFCI that is only getting 88 volts. From hot to ground is 122v, from neutral to ground is 23v. In the panel I am getting 122v also. I have 3 outlets past the ...
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Window numbering system?

I have a garrison colonial house with vinyl tilt-in windows that need cleaning. I'm thinking to take the sashes outside in groups and hose them down, so I need to mark the sashes and frames with some ...
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Is this cord bend ok on electric range?

Will this be okay for a 40 amp range? The box was set a little too low. I wasn't sure if they bend what cause any issues.
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Fixing a gap with silicone on shower base

I recently discovered a problematic area in the shower base where the silicone peeled off and the gap was visible underneath the tiles. Now I removed a bit more silicone left and right from the ...
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Does a heavy drop-in fireclay kitchen sink need mounting clips for installation?

The sink I bought didn't come with mounting clips. It weighs 75 pounds. Is 100% silicone on the drop in lip enough to secure it in place?
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Underlayment for using porcelain tile outdoors?

Rebuilding an outdoor deck in upstate NY with 6" X 24" porcelain tile. The foundation will be a 6" concrete bed with rebar. Confused about the need for and the order in which the ...
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Can I remove this post on the lower floor of a two-storey home?

In the living area of my house is this decorative rail and post. I want to remove them. While I suspect such a narrow, solitary post would not be made to bear a load, I am not a builder so I still ...
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How to build watertight containers that keep water out even if it is fully submerged? [duplicate]

Examples of appliances I want to protect are: monitors, computers, and printers. I have looked everywhere and I cannot find a solution where I can simply buy a box in the market. These are often times ...
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1/4 sink cold water shut off valve doesn’t completely stop water

My bathroom sink faucet is leaking and I’ve already replaced the aerator and was going to replace the seats and springs. Turned the hot water off successfully but when I tried to turn the cold water ...
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Can 12 AWG THHN/THWN wire be placed in a buried conduit?

My understanding is all buried wire in conduit must be THWN-2. Per Southwire's spec sheet here the end of the first paragraph reads: All Sizes Rated Both THHN and either THWN (sizes 14, 12, and 10 ...
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Main breaker and branch breaker tripped simultaneously

I live in a high rise apartment built in the '70s (USA), and this afternoon we suddenly lost all power to just our unit. After some investigation we found that the main disconnect (70A) powering our ...
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How can I cut a hole through metal siding to open up a doorway or window?

There is an outbuilding on the property I'm buying that appears to be made of cinderblock. at some point in the recent past, it looks like somebody attached a bunch of metal siding to the outside, and ...
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How hang up these hook-less curtains, without modifying condo interior? [closed]

My husband's grouchy landlord prohibits any modification to condo, no screw holes. How can he hang up this curtain? It got no grapple.
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How to exit a threaded lamp rod

Is there such a thing as a threaded lamp pipe with an opening for the wire to exit into the inside of the glass lamp enclosure? I have a design where the wire enters into the threaded pipe, but then ...
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Does galvanized pipe thread fit with brass thread?

Does galvanized pipe thread screw into brass thread?
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Replacing electrical panel halfway embedded in EIFS stucco

I need to replace a main load center from the side of my house (it's FPE, so it's gotta go). Plus the utility is willing to increase my current 100A service to 200A, so I'll need a new meter base for ...
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apply plumbing cement on p-trap

Is it mandatory/recommended to apply cement on all threaded parts of a P-trap. I need to install a new one, and am wondering if I also need to get a plumbing cement. Also, if I purchase a P-trap with ...
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No condensation coming from my ac

It's humid out yet there's no condensation coming from my ac. Thermostat set at 78 and that's what temp is inside.
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Installing a Honeywell HZ432 for four zone wireless heating

need help with wiring setup. Current setup Gas furnace (heating, no cooling): standard four zone gas furnace setup with hot water circulator 4 zones (3 wired, 1 wireless) Setup: Honeywell THM5320R (...
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How do I figure out if these walls are load-bearing?

My house is a bungalow built in 1917. There are pillars under a central beam in the basement supporting the first floor (marked in red in my little drawing.) There is nothing obvious supporting the ...
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3 Wire SE Feeder 4 Wire Appliance

I have a 50 amp circuit wired with 6 Gauge AA-8000 Aluminum SE wire from the panel that goes to my oven/microwave combo, and then continues on to my cooktop. Both the oven/microwave combo as well as ...
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My oven insulation is burning when I bake [closed]

My oven burns every time I bake. The insulation always seems to light up when I use it. Also, some rats infested it a while back and really caused damage but they all died.
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Converting electric receptacle with one hot and two neutral wires to GFCI

I'm trying to replace my washing machine receptacle with a GFCI one. The home was build in the early 70's and there is no ground wire. The receptacle had two neutral wires and one hot wire. I found ...
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Move toilet rough-in two inches? Floor still open

I have just gutted my bathroom and had the plumber move the toilet to a new location. I just noticed that it is located only 15 inches to center of drain to where the shower glass will be installed. I ...
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install a door on stairs

I'd like to install a door at the stairs in the basement: I will most likely buy a pre-hung door that comes with a door frame. The wall construction is drywall, the left and right edges have 2"...
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New ceiling light works does not work

I have an old ceiling rose configuration and tried connecting a new chandelier 5 bulb style light but it keeps tripping the mains when I try to turn it on. The electrician I first had out said there ...
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Caulking wood panels at bottom of bay window configuration

A contractor doing some other work around the house noticed a small section of wood on the panel of the bay window in this picture was starting to soften. He recommended caulking the bottom to keep ...
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Is a noisy / humming GFCI breaker OK?

I noticed a slight humming noise coming from a subpanel in my house. Narrowed it down to a single GFCI breaker. When I press the test button on this breaker and it trips to off, the sound is gone. Its ...
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how To Silence a Loud PTAC AC Unit?

I moved into an apartment with a loud (and somewhat not so cooling) PTAC in-wall AC unit. Each room has its own, a total of 3. The land lord is super cheap and only replaced the 8+ year old unit in ...
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What to do with the neutral in a 240V 2-pole hot tub disconnect?

I'm planning a hot tub installation (nothing built yet). The current plan is: 50A 240V 2 pole GFCI breaker indoors (added to existing 100A subpanel) 4-wire from subpanel to exterior disconnect (2 ...
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Have water seepage in basement bedroom of 5 year old home, still under home warranty

I have a rental property, about 5 years new. The basement is half underground, ground is level, not sloped. Tenant has been noting that there is slow water seepage into their bedroom floor from the ...
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How to wire 4 nm into 2 separate light switches and 2 lights?

I removed a light fixture, box and octagon to install an led recessed light that doesn't require a jbox. There were 12 wires crammed in there and when removing the box the tags I had to keep track ...
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Are electrical screws a standard diameter?

I've just had to reset the thermal cutout of my immersion heater. Whilst removing the cover, I've stupidly dropped the nut somewhere behind the tank. Fishing around with a magnet has pulled up all ...
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Dehumidifying a basement apartment--protable AC Dry Mode or dedicated dehumidifier?

We just moved into a newly renovated basement apartment and the humidity level is currently at 80% based on a digital hygrometer made by Acurite, at 11.25pm EST. Portable AC is off. Is 77 degree. ...
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HVAC / Furnace Evaporator unit in attic leaking cold air

We have an A/C (and heat) unit in the attic with force air ducts going to the ceilings in the rooms. I was in the attic today when the A/C turned on. I felt cold air come on my leg when I was near the ...
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How to make the P-Trap sloped

I am remodeling my kitchen, and am completely redoing the drain system because I have to move it over. I am looking online, and it seems that the part after the P trap to the vertical part of the ...
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I can only dig 25” deep for a vinyl fence post . Is that enough with concrete? The fence is 6”

Can I get by with a 25” deep fence post for vinyl fence post ? It’s for a 6’ vinyl fence
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Mounting Electric range when stud is on the center line?

I am installing 50 amp circuit for a basic 30 " freestanding electric range, The range I settled on is 40 amp. The instructions included say they do not recommend a 50 amp power cord from the ...

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