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Aprilaire 700 Humidifier: No power leaving Humidistat

I recently purchased and installed an Aprilaire 700 humidifier. I’m able to read 24V on the R and C wires at the humidistat, but I’m not able to read any voltage leaving the humidistat to the ...
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Suggestions for a timer for a shop heater

I have a shop heater - 20A, 240V, 4000W - and need to put a timer in the circuit. Any suggestions?
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How to waterproof siding repair?

I have replaced some windows and bad trims. The new windows have different sizes so now I ran into few challenges. If I put small pieces of siding to patch that area in red circle, (1) how do I "seal"...
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Extend AC hose and install an additional fan

I have an AC in my dorm which works great. During summer I connect the AC via a fitting to the window to cool the room. Due to restructuring of my chamber I want to move the AC in one of the corners ...
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Is this a load bearing post?

I’m wanting to remove this post but not sure if it’s load bearing. Can someone please help? Thanks!
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Installing a Meter Socket and Safety Switch

I’m in installing a meter socket and 30 amp fused safety switch where I’m only using one leg of service. I got 3- wire 120/240 service entrance which connect to my meter socket black and red to there ...
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Self Leveling on Wood Subfloor

I have a bedroom over my garage and the floor is slightly unlevel sloping one way from the door toward the outside wall. It is currently carpeted and remove and I plan to put down new carpet (tack ...
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Does code allow for in-wall mounting of low voltage transformers?

I am asking if NEC code permits for in-wall (gang box) mounting of low-voltage transformers and power supples, and if so do these product have a name or term? My use case is low-voltage electronics ...
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I Joists maxed out

I am using some 11-7/8" x 2-1/2" TJI I Joists. They say they can span 19' 4" when spaced 16" O.C. Does this mean they will have the same stiffness as if they were only spanning 12'? Or 15'? Or is ...
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Replace switch with dimmer for lights on two fans

The two lights are wired to one switch. The fans are wired to the other switch. Can I install a dimmer just to control the lights and use a one pole since there is only one switch?
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Treadmill Repair

I have an old NewLife treadmill (model: NEWLIFE8642). Last week, it suddenly went off while I was training on it. After restarting its power, the screens came back on, but nothing was displayed. All ...
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Attic Fan coil short cycles in heat mode

My attic fan coil unit (MBX-HW) fan will short cycle in heat mode. On for 20sec off for 20sec. Worked fine in cool mode last Summer. Replaced the filter, thermostat replaced 2 years ago. The heat ...
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Subfloor patching

This is picture of door opening where my dining room (laminate) floor meets kitchen vinyl. I recently created door opening in wall and now I am planning to install new vinyl flooring on kitchen side.(...
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How to sand plaster corner using oscillating tool?

I'm fitting a blackout blind and the width of the opening of the window recess at the top narrows over at the the final 4 cm or so (1.6") by a maximum of perhaps 2.5 mm (1/10 th of an inch). The ...
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GFCI recepticle will not reset

GFCI tripped and would not reset. I jumped out the outlet and all power returned to normal. I assumed it was a defective GFCI so I replaced it. Same problem. Have power at line side, but when the ...
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Push in vs Wire Nuts? [duplicate]

So I've been doing a lot of "smart switch" upgrades around the home. A lot of z-wave and lutron stuff. If anyone is familiar with installing these they take up a TON of space compared to a normal ...
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Use a 50 amp / 240 volt outlet for car charger and snow melting system?

We have a 50 amp / 240 volt outlet in our garage for an electric car charger. We would like to use this power for snow melting our driveway in Massachusetts so as to avoid needing more power to be ...
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Overhead lights don't work but voltage meter shows sockets have power

Overhead lights don't go on but voltage tester shows voltage is reaching sockets. Even when switch is turned off, meter shows voltage still reaching sockets. Receptacles on the same circuit also ...
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Gas line in stove

This is picture of my gas stove. There are two gas lines you can see, each controlled by knob and going to burner. Where I circled, there is a small slit , I am wondering what is that for ? Why ...
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Water pressure in the shower

I have good water pressure on the cold side of my shower valve but terrible pressure on the hot side. Is the problem in the cartridge?
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luxury vinyl flooring under gas stove

I want to install luxury vinyl floor in my kitchen. If I don't want to move my gas stove, can I install it up to first couple of inches under front side of stove? Is that OK with a floating floor (...
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Can my house support a bathroom addition?

When I bought the house, it was a 4 bedroom, 1 bath rancher with basement laundry. We have since "converted" the smallest of the 4 bedrooms to an upstairs laundry, and took the closet out to ...
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Did electrician connect this service entrance box wrong?

I recently had solar PV installed. The electrician replaced my service entrance box. Power is fed to an indoor subpanel through a 100A breaker, mounted directly above the service disconnect breakers....
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installing a backup second thermostat

I currently have a Honeywell T5 wifi thermostat in my workshop that works almost the way I need it to. The only shortcoming is that when the weather is -30C for an extended period the temps in there ...
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Floors and walls in unheated garage/workshop

On my lot I have a garage which I use for various types of storage. At the moment the floor is paved with concrete bricks, and the walls are made of concrete fence. Suffice to say it's not the ...
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Washer Does Not Drain Water Before First Spin Cycle Begins

My Maytag Atlantis 2005 washer begins the first spin cycle as soon as the first wash cycle ends. So, the spinning starts with a full load of soapy water. Isn't it supposed to drain all the way down ...
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Can I drill vertically through this from the main floor to the upstairs?

I made a large hole in my wall with hopes of fishing a wires from the main floor to the upstairs. I'm wondering if I can drill vertically through this. I'm asking because it looks integral to the ...
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Can I vent plumbing in an old house to the crawl space?

I have an old farmhouse with a bathroom vanity, laundry room, and kitchen sink/dishwasher draining into a single septic run. There aren’t any vents installed in the system with only a crawl space ...
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Wire size to feed a 95 amp pool panel 90' from home

I'm installing a 95 amp pool panel 90' from a 200 amp panel inside my house. What wire and breaker size should I feed it with?
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How do I attach natural stone to backerboard in a shower

I am making a custom shower, planning to cut my own stone slabs from stones found in my area. They will be granite, quartz, some others, that I cut with my own saw. I'm wondering how to attach the ...
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Why is the water pressure low in my shower?

I have low water pressure in shower. I removed shower head but still very little water coming from pipe. Could it be the shower cartridge? I have 1/2" pipe running from the water heater to the ...
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What width of wire for 24V DC LED driver?

I bought a 24V/25W LED driver from a local shop and the sales assistant sold me a short length of 20AWG control wire to go with it. In order to buy more wire (elsewhere) I looked up the UK (mm2) ...
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Smoothing OSB plates

Planning to build a wardrobe out of OSB plates, however, I fear clothes might get stuck on the material and tear up. What's a simple and cost-effective way to get this smooth? Coating or sanding maybe?...
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Looking for a reliable water main shut off [closed]

I don't want anything 'smart'. Just a water sensor that mechanically shuts off water to prevent a flood. Anyone know of anything that is proven to be reliable...and not dependant on the internet? ...
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Can I clean range hood exhaust duct without reaching it?

I never clean my range hood 7 years after buying. Exhaust duct is greasy clogged, right? How can I clean it, but not access it? I don't want remove range hood or open exhaust duct. Are there safe ...
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Could this be asbestos?

I'm gonna get the material tested - already bought the kit. But I'm wonder what people think - I thought it might be old mineral wool since I've seen stuff that looks similar to it. I'd read that ...
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One Furnace, Dual Zones — Install Sensi on each?

Just bought a new (<6 years old) house and it's two stories, but only has a single furnace in the attic and a single condenser outside. However, there are two thermostats that work (semi) ...
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What are these stains on my drywall?

Originally thought it was a burn but it looks quite similar to stains from another post made here. Only reason I'm concerned is because it's not circular. It is around the same size as an index finger....
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How to retrofit an impermeabilizant asphalt layer in a roof

An owner asked me to repair a roof for a never maintained ~60 year old construction, which lost its impermeabilizing properties, and year after year leaks water from rains through the concrete over ...
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Increase 1/2'' copper water pipe to 3/4''

I have a 3/4'' main that comes into the house and then reduces to 1/2''. Then all my fixtures run off that in series. My thought is to i make it 3/4'' copper all the way and then run 1/2'' tees to ...
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Are neutrals for several circuits supposed to be connected at the panel?

I have 3 hot wires from the breaker box, 1 goes to a 3 way switch, from the 3 way 2 tracer wires go to the other 3 way switch, the lights are connected to the load terminal of the second 3 way. The ...
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Best way to do some tile floor repair

So the house I bought had a guy who wishes he was good at doing renovation work but really just sucked. And cut a lot of corners. He didn't put any cement board down under any of the tiled floors.. ie ...
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What is the significance that “no blade is involved” in threading pipe?

Lowe's (a big US chain home improvement store) offers black iron pipe cutting and threading services to customers. Basically they sell the pipe & will alter it for you. From their website in the "...
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Can I improve the water pressure by changing from 1/2“ to 3/4” pipe?

My water heater is 40' from my shower. Would replacing 1/2" pipe to 3/4" help increase my water pressure?
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Hanging a heavy edgeless mirror so that it tilts down

I have a mirror similar to this: I'd like to hang it like this: ...where the angle can be easily adjusted whenever I'd like. I'd like to figure out how to simply, cheaply, and securely (living in ...
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Is this an alternate vent connection for my clothes dryer or does it serve another purpose?

I have gas clothes dryer in my new home. Behind the dryer you can see metal conduit for exhaust and gas intake and this seems to be where things are hooked up. Above the dryer, on the wall is a 4" ...
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Should the gaps around the door casing be filled?

I've been removing the architraves and have discovered these gaps as shown in the picture. I'm just wondering if the gaps should be filled, if so with what?
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Carpet badly burned, do I need to replace the whole thing?

My carpet was badly burned by a heat lamp. Bad enough that the room started to fill with smoke. The burn is about 8 inches in diameter. The entire room is about 13'x 14'. Is it possible to just ...
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Correct way to remove a red wire from a circuit

Reference: Can I convert a 3-way switch that switches half duplex outlets into an outlet? My answer to the referenced question involves removing the red wire between two 3-way switches and converting ...
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How does an end notch in a ceiling beam affect deflection calculations?

We have a ceiling beam that is a standard 4x8 over 12 feet. Let's stipulate that is properly sized for the weight load over that span. But, what if, in order to place that beam, we need to notch it ...

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