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Geyser holds too much water

I have a gravity fed system. The geyser takes 300L which uses a lot of energy to heat. I only switch it on to heat in the evening. Is there any way one can lower the ball valve so it takes less water ...
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Power flickering on one of five receptacles

I finished the basement for my son, his wife and children 2 years ago. The apartment consists of 2 bedrooms, kitchenette, 3 piece bathroom and living room. In the master bedroom I used some of the ...
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Identify this roofing material

Is this torchdown? Modified bitumen? Or something else?
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How should I connect a new RF switch to replace two standard switches?

I have two light switches. Each runs three lights and has its own hot and neutral wires (so in total--2 hots and 2 neutrals). I bought this remote switch which accept only one in and two out. The ...
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Exterior doors with built in blinds? A headache down the road? How to access and fix?

I'm looking at exterior doors for my house. I see some that have venetian blinds built in between the exterior and interior panes of glass. It seems like a good idea...the blinds won't get dusty, no ...
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Why Does My Heil Furnace Start When It Should Be Off?

My Heil furnace starts with the thermostat set to off. I disconnected the thermostat wires at the thermostat and it still starts randomly. I disconnected the heating wire at the board and it still ...
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Adding C Wire to thermostat

I bought a wifi thermostat and tried to use G instead of C since that's what the manufacture suggested if no C. Was able to on the thermostat end but how do I add it on cooling/heating system end. ...
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how to split phone line for internet without using a splitter?

ISP sent a technician to fix dropout issues, he split the phone line wires into two, one taped into the bare wire end of a normal splitter, the other into an unused bare end of phone cable, and then ...
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I used one coat of paint. The room looks good. Do I still need a second coat?

I'm using Sherwin Williams paint & primer (2 in 1).
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Why does my shower only have lukewarm water and the rest of house faucets have hot water?

I have hot water in every other faucet of my house, but the MBR Shower. While for 15 years it has given me hot water,it now only gets lukewarm water (not very good for taking a bath). I've replaced ...
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Why is my concrete soft and crumbly after more than 14 hours?

So I'm trying to create a concrete pencil holder but the last few times I've tried, the cement has not dried and comes out really crumbly and is soft and damp and dusty, even after curing all night. I'...
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Bent prong on my stove top Burner element - still work if I bend it back

I have an old electric stove top. The burner is going bad so a bought a new one online and the prongs were bent. My question is if I straighten them will it still work well. What is the inner part of ...
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remote closes but does not open garage door

I have a Linear LD003 garage door opener which is wired and I have remotes from one of two cars and some handheld remotes too. In all cases, using any of the remotes allows me to close one of our ...
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old light switch looks like a 3way?

in replacing a ugly old light switch, i see that inside the box, the white wire is connected through from top/bottom, and the switch has 2 blacks and a red, no ground. This switch controls an outdoor ...
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Double-pole electric baseboard thermostat wired as single-pole?

I wanted to replace an old 2-pole electric baseboard thermostat with a new one. However, when I pulled out the thermostat I was confused by the way it is wired (see photo - both red wires connected ...
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How to measure the ratio of a sand cement water mix for countertops

I want to cast a concrete Countertop and I created several test batches. I am confused by what I read and need some double checking. I use a mixture of 1 Part Cement 2 Part Sand and 0.4 Part Water ...
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3 cluster electrical socket

Trying to rebuild 3 socket porcelain light fixture which suspends in a Tiffany style lamp over my dining table. What is the proper way to wire the 3 sockets together? Thanks.
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How to mount lights, doorbell, etc. on Hardie Plank siding

I'm replacing the hardboard (Masonite-type) lap siding on the front of my house with Hardie Plank siding. Since the Hardie product doesn't take screws, what's the best way to install items that are ...
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how to connect ELCB single phase

Please find the attached diagram. Is this ELCB + MCB connection is correct for a single phase house ?
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Upgrade to a tankless heater

My water heater went out and I'd like to replace it with a tankless. Electrical setup is as follows: A.O.Smith 50gal water heater - 1, 30amp double pole breaker Tankless needs - 2, 40amp double pole ...
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Fan thermostat bypass switch — best practices

I installed an attic fan with a thermostat. However, there are times when I just want the thing to turn on and stay on no matter what the temperature is. I could just add another switch, run two ...
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Lights flickering on lamps connected to non grounded outlets?

What could cause lights to flicker plugged in non grounded outlets but the breaker not to trip? How would I proceed in troubleshooting the issue before raising the issue to electrician?
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dishwasher not spraying hot water DW60

I've bought a house that came with an integrated new world DW60 dishwasher the house had been empty for a number of months. It worked fine for at least 1 load but now it doesnt enter the wash cycle. ...
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Replacing gas burner in a vented glass 3 sided fireplave

Our fireplace, installed in mid 80's has a burner that is completly worn out. Is is possible to install a new burner that is not made by original maker? When I've asked at fireplace shops they claim ...
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Overtightened tank bolts and caused cracks. What are my options?

In my case, the tank is intact, but the bolt hole in the base cracked off. The bowl itself is fully intact and water-tight. This is the bolt that holds the tank down to the base, not the bolt that ...
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whirlpool front load washer won't fill with water

I have a Whirlpool front-load washer. It worked normally. Yesterday, when I try to use it after just finishing a road trip, I found it just did not fill with water. I checked the hot and cold water ...
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Generator direct drive of AC \ Heat Pump

What are the key considerations in selecting a generator \ Heat:AC system direct drive system? The application would be for a home in Florida, so in all likeliness cooling used in a lengthy power ...
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How to replace siding around electrical on my home

Whats the best way to replace the sheet of siding were my stringers run to the weather head...the atic of my home is and has been exposed to the elements for some time. The electric lines were they ...
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Plywoods subfloors

Hi I recently had water damaged in the kitchen throughout the living room and guest room and bathroom so I hired a non licensed contractor to take out the old plywood and replace with all new plywood. ...
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How to get an Ikea screw mount out of a piece of wood?

I was assembling an Alex desk that I got from Ikea today and I misread the instructions and misarranged a screw mount.
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Light wiring - wires snapped when disassembling

I was taking down a light to replace it for a newer one for my wife. The wires coming out of the ceiling are ancient and they snapped as I pulled down the housing (incredibly brittle). Now I do not ...
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tempstar furnace the inducer motor runs all the time

my inducer motor runs all the time. what can be wrong I have replaced the thermostat and the controll board and it still does it.
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Sediment in shower heads (please read details)

I have had issues with my two shower heads in my master bath since buying my unit last November. The shower has two shower heads. We have soaked the heads, etc. Most recently, I had a professional ...
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Do I need a permit to route ground wire through the walls to outlet?

I have an ungrounded 2-prong outlet I'd like to upgrade to a 3 prong with proper grounding. I'm in GA if region matters. If I bought a spool of the correct gauge solid copper wire, either bare wire ...
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Attach Ledger to Rim Joist with peace of mind

Assuming I use a ledger board (vs freestanding...ehem) I will be attaching a ledger to my rim-joist which is an engineered heavy 1" thick OSB material. I know it's structurally sound, but, I have my ...
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Pull chain switch for 5 bulb chandelier

I replaced a ceiling fan with a chandelier, using 5x40 watt bulbs. But tried to put a pull chain switch since I have 3 ceiling fans on 1 switch on my covered deck. There was a pop and the pull chain ...
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3 light tester shows dim yellow lights

I test the circuit with power on and tester shows circuit is good, with the switch turned off I get two yellow lights that are dim. What would cause this? Thanks Charles
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Temporary Power Generator Connect

Post-hurricane: if one wanted to correctly restore power to electric circuits with a generator, what should one consider when connecting the generator to circuitry? Disconnect circuit from power ...
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When do I start my plastering?

How many days after centering I can start plastering? Centering is done on oct 1st. Can I do plastering to the outside wall within 14days from centering? Will it cause water leakage? Because we are ...
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Can anyone identify this shower?

Struggling to identify the make and model of my shower which needs a new cartridge. Distinctive feature is that pipes extend out of the wall and have a blanking plate at the front, with pipes then ...
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Drying milled lumber

I want to mill my own lumber from a forested property and mill I have access to. I understand there is a long drying process involved, and I intend to dry a large volume. What is the process for ...
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Best wood to mill for building a deck

I want to build a large deck in the south (TN specifically). I have a friend with a large forested property and a mill who will allow me access to affordable wood, should I mill it myself. I ...
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New concrete ceiling leaking water

I have hired a contractor to build a patio style concrete roof for my hotel. He is in the middle of construction but when it starts to rain, I can see water starting to leak through the ceiling. What ...
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Why wont my AC turn on after adding new Honeywell wifi thermostat?

Bare with me here i literally know nothing about wiring besides wiring a car stereo system. Here are some pics of how my system was setup prior to me substituting my g for my c wire on the new ...
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Security fluorescent outside lighting with timer and breakers wiring

I have two outside seperate flurescent light circuits that are wired to two seperate breakers in the breaker box, i need a timer wired into the circuit that will control these two outside lighting ...
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Open Hot on outlet

I have an outlet that shows an open hot condition when I use my outlet tester on it. However, when I check the hot wire with a voltage tester, it shows it live, why?.
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Boxing in after knock-through

I have just had a knock-through done and was wondering about boxing-in the gap ready for plastering. I know the process for boxing in the steel beam, but where the hole was made there is now an ...
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Replacing Bath Fan/Light Switch wiring

I'm installing a new bath fan and the old fan had dual wall switches with wiring like so: (One switch turned on/off the light and the other switch turned on/off the fan) The new fan has a single ...
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join 3 lamp wires into one plug

I have 3 of these: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Westinghouse-Make-A-Lamp-Kit-7002500/100192701. Instead of plugging all 3 of these into the wall, or into a splitter and then plugging it into the wall, ...
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hook up light, but end tied into attic wiring

Easy to install to black and white wires hanging out of ceiling, BUT other end of wires hooked into existing wires in attic. Not place for switch . Have pic

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