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can i use another delta instead of lasco #0267 don't get enough hot water

I have a lasco delta #0267 scald guard cartridge can I replace it with something else don't get enough hot water no matter what I do.
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How do I hook up Honeywell wifi stat to 2 terminal boiler pump control with second transformer?

I hooked up a Honeywell RTH6500 stat to a Taco boiler pump control, a 2 wire system. It also will work for a Honeywell TH6000 series wifi stat. This only works to control the boiler pumps only - no A/...
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Circuit Breaker Finder always beeps on certain breakers

When looking for a particular circuit today, I found a couple breakers that just always beep, and at a different frequency (faster) than the Sperry transmitter does. What would cause the circuit to ...
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Wax over Shellac Wood Floor: Over waxed

I have a shellac'd** floor with a protective wax coat. The lightest traffic leaves smudges and marks. I buff it, and it looks great, until the next traffic comes up. I tried paint thinner to remove ...
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GE icemaker makes noise but does not dispense ice

My GE refrigerator's icemaker makes ice fine, but will not really dispense ice. When you set the dispenser to cubed or crushed and depress the trigger it will make noise and dispense one piece of ice ...
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Water leaking from the top of “Aqua Stop” (water inlet) during the final cycle of washing machine

Front-Loading washing machine. All washing works fine, but during the final fast spin cycle, water leaks from the top of the "Aqua Stop hose" thing which is connected to the inlet. Water looks ...
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Sparks observed when electrical outlet is turned off

I have engaged an electrician to rewire my electrical cables and outlets. I observed that when I switch off my electrical appliances, there is some sparks coming out. Is this behaviour normal? Did ...
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Trying to install ecobee3 and don't have a Y terminal on my control board.

Went to install my ecobee 3, and when I went to install the power strip, there is no Y terminal on the control board. The only terminals on the control board are W1 W2 W3 R C G. At the thermostat ...
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Have no voltage to 2 downstairs GFCI receptacles and 3 upstairs. Breakers all show voltage leaving and none tripped

First let me say I am a commercial HVACR tech and not an electrician. I pulled all the non working receptacles and checked for 120v at the wire not the receptacle lugs. None have any power. I then ...
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Recipe for a 2m x 1m concrete working plane

I'd like to create working plane from concrete to be put on a support and be used as desk. The dimension should be 1m x 2m and the thickness will depend on recommendations. It should support 150 kg. ...
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What are these thing in my fridge and how to get ride of them?

I found these bugs and i dont know how to get ride of them or what they are. First time it was near the eggs, cleaned everything. But 3 weekd after i found them again. Dont know what to do. If this ...
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What is the point of G24 CFL fixture

I have 4 recessed lights in my kitchen, all of them G24 CFL sockets. The lights currently in them are very warm colored. They came with, when we bought the home. I would like to replace them with ...
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Crescent wrench stuck on bolt

I have an adjustable wrench that is stuck on a bolt I was tightening. normally there's a thumb piece where you can adjust the length of the wrench, however, when i tightened it in order to tighten ...
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Strength, weight, cost comparison for Aluminum vs. Framing Lumber floor joists

I'm considering using Aluminum (I beams or other shapes) instead of Framing Lumber as the material for the floor joists in a residential remodeling job. The finished floor I intend to support with ...
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Fixing streaky pickling (whitewash) stain

I'm making butcher-block style counter tops from reclaimed hardwood flooring (oak, I think). I plan to finish it with Waterlox sealer, but my wife is concerned that the sealer will color the wood too ...
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Pipe thread to hose thread adapter

I have an external faucet with a 1" (male) pipe thread. If I attach a regular hose pipe to it then (as you would expect) it leaks at that point. I would have thought that it would be easy to find a 1" ...
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Whirlpool washer won't fill unless settings are manipulated repeatedly

This may be a duplicate, although I'm not sure which question it is duplicating. I have a Whirlpool washer with perfectly fine, clean, water supply and hoses. However, it often doesn't run water ...
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Bathroom Sink up to code?

My bathroom sink has no overflow drain hole, (not sure what the proper term is)is this up to code for an apartment in California, specifically LA County?
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Both my washing machine and shower have stopped working

Specifically both seem to not be taking in any water. The shower and washing machine both buzz and both sound like they are trying to take in water but nothing is happening, this happened at exactly ...
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Central heat ducts(the ends that are attached to registers) in attic not securely attached to attic floor/room ceiling. How to secure?

When I removed the registers in the ceiling of our house I noticed that the ducting in the ceiling was totally loose. They are not secured in any way. The two screws of the register was what was ...
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Checking walls before drilling

So recently I purchased some Flexson wall brackets for my SONOS Play:1 speakers. In order to fit them I also purchased a drill as I didn't have one yet, and being the responsible person I am I also ...
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Staining on internal wall

I have an internal wall with marks / staining. The damp meter reading shows that there are no leaks coming down the wall and I have taken the floorboards up and they are bone dry underneath. The wall ...
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Gluing battens to chip board ceiling

As part of our house improvements we're having a new roof fitted. The roof is going to have an airtight layer of treated chipboard beneath the rafters which will be screwed and taped for airtightness ...
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Replacing old bathroom downlighter

How do I open the connecting block on a Knightsbridge low voltage shower light? I have removed the clip and the cable retainer but am unsure of how to open the plastic case to attach the wiring to ...
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I have one key left for an old Mortise lock, where can I find blanks?

I have one key left for 2 Mortise locks in my house. I would like to find blanks to have spares cut. Where is the best place to find or order blanks for such locks. It is not a skeleton key. It ...
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Correcting bad band saw cuts on an aluminum bar

I am trying to make a rigid aluminum box with a top for use in a 20 ton arbor press (I do not plan to subject the box to 20 tons but it may see 4-5) to press glass fret in. I salvaged some 3/8 inch ...
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In a freezer, what stops the suction line from freezing over?

After the gas has expanded through the evaporator coils, what would stop the pipes circled in this image to not freeze over? Could it be that the size of the evaporator coil is the perfect size to use ...
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Dishwasher and outlet doesn't work

During Thanksgiving I believe my wife must have overloaded an electrical outlet that must be connected to our dishwasher somehow but now neither work and I've tried all of the breakers in my electric ...
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Ring Main trips when turning off kitchen flourescent light sometimes. Lighting trip does not trip out

My kitchen light seems to trip the house ring main trip when switching the light off. I have replaced the switch. But sometimes about once a month same thing happens. The lighting elcb does not trip.
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leveling a bedframe on a slanted floor

All: While I wait for my floor to cave and fall into the neighbor's house, I have an issue that I was hoping for some help with. I bought a bed for my back most recently, but the bed itself is tilted. ...
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Ceiling light with 2 switches

I took a old ceiling light out and when I unscrewed it it fell,I have 2 switches and a red wire,where does the red wire go to
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Dust and wax buildup on hardwood floor

My wife hired a maid who applied orange-glo to our hardwood floors, but without dusting first (she's not with us anymore). Unfortunately, there are now many areas of the floor where the multiple ...
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Connecting an outdoor light to an unfamiliar socket - commercial property

I am new to this particular SE site, please feel to edit or comment for clarification. New commercial property, outdoor electrical connection to shine lights on trees Connection appears to be by a ...
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Unusual sized freestanding bathtub drain flexhose

I bought a freestanding tub online and it came with a 1 3/4 flexhose which doesn't fit my standard plumbing which is 1 1/2. Is there a way to make it fit? (It's made in China)
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Grounding through the earth pin on a 3-pin power plug

I want to ground some equipment that has only a 2-wire cord. Is it safe to make a cable that has a wire connected to the earth pin of a 3-pin plug and use that as a grounding strap? (This is NZ, but ...
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Honeywell thermostat hookup with No C wire with wires RC, RH, G, W, Y currently used, how How to hookup external wall adpater transformer

How Do I hookup Honeywell RTH8500 thermostat with No C wire with wires RC, RH, G, W, Y currently used? I have an external wall adpater transformer but don't know where to connect it to. I have ...
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Minimize the Refrigerator distance from the back wall

I would like to minimize (as much as possible) the distance of the refrigerator from the back wall. I already scrubbed as much plaster as possible from the back wall (behind the plaster is a concrete ...
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Garbage disposal wiring to metal box

I installed a new garbage disposal and have two electrical boxes under my sink. One is operated by switch running to the dishwasher, while the other is a metal box covered with a face plate. This ...
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Can i use a 220v 50hz steam mop on 220v 60hz?

I want to buy a 220v 50hz steam mop but the power system here is 220v - 60hz Question is: can I use it here?
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Thermostat hookup / wiring + Nest

I have a heat pump system with 5 wires on the thermostat where the yellow and white are tied together (and this system has been working fine for 2+ years). Couple questions about this setup: 1) Why ...
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Hight temperiture sealant

There is a inch-long crack between the burner and the surface of my stove top and there is gas leaking out when the stove is turn on. My contractor said that the sealant got burn off. What can I use ...
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Sliding Exterior Patio Door air gap

I had a contractor install sliding patio doors in 2 different areas in my house. The first area the patio doors fit perfectly; however, in the second area there is a gap that leaks air. There is an ...
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Best way to open cuts in thin steel without hitting the borders

I need to cut thin metal plates/shells: < 1mm and 1mm ~ 3mm These shells are originally curved in a dome-like surface. Basically they're bowls. I must start from the middle of the plate ...
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How to unstuck a bathtub stopper

I've got a drain assembly like the 2nd image in This answer. My problem is exactly like the one in that question except I'm trying to fix the non-working assembly instead of unclog the drain. it is ...
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Pin foundations

Are patented pin foundations worth their price? Would simply drilling holes into a concrete block, driving rods into the ground to frost line depth, and securing the rods to concrete block with ...
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my box has been upgraded to AFCI breakers Tennessee?

I have an old house, my box has been upgraded to AFCI breakers. Can I replace the 2 prong plugs with GFCI plugs & the "GFCI PROTECTED / NO EQUIPT GROUND" labels & meet code requirements for ...
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Placing a manufactured (tiny) home / RV, trailer foundation on stands or blocks

What are the best practices in placing a fairly temporary, a few years with full time use, 10K lb manufactured home/ rv with a trailer foundation on stands/blocks in the western pacific cascades? ...
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removing a transition strip between linoleum and hardwood

I am going to tile an entrance way that is currently linoleum. The transition strip between the linoleum and a hardwood floor is glued down, it appears that it may be construction adhesive, very ...
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How to clean these white stains from my grout?

I've tried a lot of products, non seems to work, these are the pictures of what I see: http://imgur.com/a/AUZNx The normal color is grey, however some white stains appeared in some of them, they ...
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The power company replaced the house meter yesterday and my refrigerator is not working today

Electric meter was changes out yesterday and today my refrigerator stopped working.. Any help would be appreciated.

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