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hi Is it ok to remove cross brace from garage

Rehabbing my garage wanted to know if it’s OK to remove the Cross brace going to put a loft over the garage doors wanted to use the cross brace as the floor Joyce for the loft![
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Washer: Whirlpool WFW95HEDW0, spin cycle isn't really spinning out the clothes (leaves them wet)

Make: Whirlpool Model Name: Duet Direct Drive Model Number: WFW95HEDW0 The problem: Often, the spin cycle fails to get the laundry really dry. That, AND I notice that after the cycle runs, there is ...
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How to convert Monte Carlo 3 speed fan and light remote to two wall switches

This Monte Carlo ceiling fan has 3 wires for motor speed control and is designed to use the remote. Wires are labeled - Motor one, motor 2 motor 3. I do not want to use the remote. I have two wall ...
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Tankless Electric water heater Electrical interference

I recently installed a Rheem Retex-18 tankless electric water heater. When I turn the heater on I experience many electrical issues around the house: 1. Sense home energy monitor freaks out and turns ...
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Toilet Supply Valve Not Turning Off

Novice here. The fill valve was leaking and causing the water to coming very very slow. Like 45 minutes to fill up tank. I bought a fill valve top and replaced it. Let me add that I did turn water off ...
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How to bypass a switch that controls lights, keep outlet live 24/7?

How to bypass a switch that controls lights, keep outlet live 24/7? I have a small office in the basement I need to alter wiring on so I can work from home. There's a wall switch that controls two ...
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How can I repair suction cups on grab bars?

They stay fixed for a time but then lose suction on one side or both, then moves or drops off the shower wall at any time. It appears to be the spring compresses over time. Can it be adjusted and ...
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Junction box in dishwasher bay

According to the NEC, is it permitted to put an electrical junction box inside a dishwasher bay behind the actual dishwasher? If it ever had to be reached, which I hope is never, the dishwasher ...
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Should the smooth side or the rough side of a urethane bandsaw tire go against the wheel?

I am replacing bandsaw tires. I bought urethane replacement tires. There is a smooth side and a rough side. The manufacturers directions are clear on every step except for this point. The old tires ...
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How to child-proof a floor vent?

Our upstairs playroom has a floor vent leading to the furnace that children like to throw toys down. Is there any kind of vent cover that can be substituted that is less likely to result in this ...
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What is this noise in my water pipes?

I can hear what sounds like pressure building and then it stops. It's almost like the sound of water being turned on but there is no water running. Sometimes it's louder then others and the length ...
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Circuit worked briefly after replacing GFCI, but stoppped

I recently had an issue with the outlets on a couple of circuits not working. After testing, I was able to determine that the issue was a faulty GFCI and replaced it. The outlets were working with no ...
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Is there any point in putting what is rest of our tree back in the ground? [migrated]

So we are in the process as we speak of having our sewer line replaced and the old line ran underneath a large Japanese Cherry Blossom Tree. They did their best job to try and dig around , then placed ...
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Sub base for slabbed area with cabin on it

I'm looking at slabbing an area of my garden and then sticking a cabin on top. I have a large amount of old slabs and some other rubble/hardcore. If i smash up all the old slabs, will this be a ...
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Electrical wire inside Schedule M copper tubing

Is it ok to run electrical wires in schedule M copper tubing? I have recently installed electric cove heaters in my house and I do not want to run the wires through the wall. I am thinking about ...
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2-stroke snow blower only starting/running with NON-mix fuel?

I was given a Toro snowblower with not much information from the original owner except a vague "the wrong fuel was put in it so I was told it was ruined" explanation. The cap on the fuel tank says it'...
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Expedient repair for water damaged drywall behind tile

I set out to repair cracked grout at the top of a course of tiles on the wall immediately above my bathtub. After scraping out all the damaged grout I discovered that the only other thing holding the ...
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Installing a Ring Flood Light Camera

I want to install a Ring Floodlight Camera, in place of a motion detector outside the garage. The Motion detector triggers the 4 lights above of the garage to turn on, and there is a switch inside the ...
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Thermostat wiring on a non programical white and rogers

Has anyone ever seen the common wire connected to the red wire??
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Anode for buried galvanized steel tube

I recently installed an trampoline in my garden. The inclination made it necessary to bury parts of the trampolines feet in the earth. Since matching replacement feet are hard to source I am ...
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What is the purpose of Solenoid Valve in Reverse Osmosis? Can I do away with it?

The SV (36v) in my RO water purifier has stopped working. Product is currently unavaiable in Amazon and with the lockdown in effect in my city, I'm not even able to get a replacement. So I was ...
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Installing Drain bathroom sinks

I’m experiencing some leakage around the connection points as the water flows back up to exit. I’m wondering if the exit is too steep.
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Replacing receptacles and found 14 AWG in a 20 amp circuit. Advice?

Bought a house a few weeks ago and I’m in the process of replacing all my receptacles to tamper proof models. Generally all circuits in the house are 20 amps or more and replacing all the 15 amp ...
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Framing Oops? Advice?

So, in this DIY basement finishing project of mine, I've learned more than I ever thought I could know but I've been able to correct many simple mistakes so far. Here's my latest, I have basically ...
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How would I replace this light bulb in the pic

How would I replace this recessed light with clips?
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Should I avoid working on my newly installed patio stones?

I am going to install a brick patio using basic patio stones, and then I'm going to build a fence around it. Which should I do first? More details The fence will be wooden with 4x4 posts every 6' ...
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Plumbing Setup for Basement Laundry

I am trying to remove some outdated, and possibly poorly laid out plumbing to create a new setup for a washer/dryer and sink. The current setup has a brass drain line a few feet above the ground and ...
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Replacing a Saddle Valve with a Tee?

I want to replace a saddle valve with a sharkbite (Close quarters + HVAC nearby, I really don't want to solder it :) ) slip tee (3/4" x 3/4" x 3/4"), but I can't seem to figure out the right couplers ...
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Lights turn on at different times?

Very confused. I already had 2 rows of lights, as seen in the photo below. Today, I added a 3rd of lights ... by pigtailing into the second rows junction box. Now, when I flip the switch, the 3rd ...
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What is this pipe coming out of the basement floor?

I’m finishing an old (1930) empty basement and have a random pipe coming out of the floor. ⁠I have no clue what it is or what it went to as it sits alone in the space. ⁠It is metallic (tested with a ...
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Removing random ticks at home

This might not be the right forum for this kind of question, but I figured I'd ask anyway. We're finding random ticks at home, maybe one a day, sometimes one every other day. They look like the ...
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Water line pressure slowly drops & well kicks in every 20 minutes. Replaced Check Valve Worked for 2 days & then same problem

My Well Pump was kicking on & off every 20 minutes (like clockwork) because of a slow drop in water pressure. I had a Well Contractor come out who found no leaks in the pipe and replaced all of ...
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How can I find the loocation of a break in a 240V underground circuit to an outside storage building

I have an underground 240V circuit that the two hot legs are both broken, and the neutral is still intact. I have verified this with a meter. I need to find the location of the break (or burnout) so ...
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Cold finished basement

I live in house built in 1968. My basement is partially finished. There is drop in ceiling above and there is no insulation in the ceiling. The floor is covered with some old vinyl tiles which feels ...
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Use of joint compound for these repairs?

I have 2 repairs to make. One is about a 3/8" gap next to window trim that I recently replaced when I built new plantation shutters for the window. ( As a side note there are 5 windows and there ...
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Wiring drama with hot wires?

We are trying to replace a light fixture. We took off light. Now we find 2 sets of wiring all HOT. Natural and Black wires. 1 set comes from breaker 2 goes to switch
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Why is Thermostat Y wire connected to C terminal on furnace?

I have a Nest E thermostat, and like many others have lost wifi and getting low battery because I have no common wire connected. After looking at my old Lennnox 78ugf3-75-1 furnace, I noticed that my ...
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Which is more preferred, PU SIP core panels or EPS SIP core panels?

I am looking at something that can last a long time, has good structural component and provide good insulation. Which would be the preferred option in this case? I am from the Caribbean. Thanks!
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How to attach horizontal wood fence posts at an 15 degree angle to a 4x4 post?

Building a fence using redwood horizontal boards and 4x4 posts. I'm very green, and just want to ask what the best way to attach the boards on the outside to one of the posts, that is not aligned ...
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Wiring confusion with 3-way switches that control 2 lights

I have no issue troubleshooting 3-way switches but this is an odd one. At some point a handyman replaced switches and messed up a 3-way switch setup. However it's 2 lights and 2 switches: - light A ...
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Germany - wire 3 core garage to 4 core mains

We have an external garage and a 4 core (brown, blue, green/yellow, black,) cable is supplied from the main property. The garage is supplied with an electric door opener, wall sockets and an internal ...
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Are Steel SIPs Structural?

I am from the Caribbean and we have a lot of termites so OSB SIPs are not an option, my question is this, are steel SIPs Structural like OSB SIPs? SIP = Structural Insulated panels. EPS = Expanded ...
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Why do floor tiles exist? [closed]

Floor tiles: We all know them, we all love them, but who are they really? Floor tiles can be beautiful and stylish, adding color and interesting patterns to a room. But 90% of the time, they're ...
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Dishwasher still running cold despite heating element and thermostat replacement

Beko DW603 I’ve replaced both the heating element and the thermostat with new parts. It’s still not heating. Looking online I’ve not been able to find what else could be causing the problem and what ...
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Do I need to use a Sewage/Ejector pump if there's no toilet in the basement?

My home has a sump pit and an ejector pit, but I'm wondering if I can just use sump pumps in both pits. There's is no toilet or shower in the basement, so the only thing that drains into the ejector ...
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Can anyone explain what this pipe is in the basement?

We just bought a house and are getting a new washer/dryer setup, but the old one is slightly confusing. There is a switched pump to pump out the laundry water. I don't know if this open pipe above ...
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My inflatable hot tub says “don't use with an extension cord”… but can I?

Sadly they don't explain WHY not to use it with an extension cord. I wonder if it's to do with the risk of having such connections outside in the elements? The cord it comes with is 7m long, and ...
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EXTERIOR WALL CRACKING

Hi I am hoping for some advise please on the exterior cracking of our house, and how to rectify it permanently if possible, you can see from the photos painters have tried to cover this up when ...
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How to build long, chunky bed supports

I'm trying to build a bed frame similar to the one shown below. I'm struggling to design the long, chunky white support beneath the top bunk. It looks like its about 200cm x 18cm x 8cm. For such a ...
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Can't figure out how to replace these MR16 GU5.3 bulbs

I've replaced most of the MR16 bulbs in my house as they have a simple clip system but I can't figure these out. This bathroom has MR16 bulbs that go quite far into the ceiling and are different again....

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