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Can a 3way switch provide a constant hot line to another unrelated load or switch?

I had some electrical work done but we were unable to test the lines and now the electrician is gone. To simplify the problem, we have two electrical boxes and two loads. One load (INSIDE LIGHT) will ...
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Why does the t&p valve on gas water heater open when the tank is filled?

Put a new t&p valve on my water heater and as soon as it fills up the valve opens why would this happen?
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Electrical Main Panel

Why can't I put one/two breakers to the left?! I have no idea if the pictures are labeled with the description correctly so basically there are Before and After photos. The before is the original ...
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How to put din rail breakers/enclosure over old plug-in panel case?

Update: After 2 hours of working on it. I was able to replace the old breaker with Schneider Din Rail 125A breaker that directly feeds the Siemens panel with 6 GFCI breakers. See: https://imagizer....
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Do emergency or exit lights have to be on a dedicated circuit in a commercial setting?

We hired professional at my work place and they a replacing exit/ emergency lighting and I ask what the where tieing into for power and his answer to me was the closest thing with power ourlet,heating ...
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Sump pump running almost constantly under bedroom

I just bought a house and had it inspected before buying. The inspector was very thorough: down to the bolts on the door locks locks. He went into every nook and cranny. He took pictures all over ...
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any danger in splicing tinned copper and normal copper?

It is difficult and dangerous to combine aluminum and copper wiring. Are there any pitfalls with respect to tinned copper and copper?
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HVAC one unit Residential system dual zone forced air

Have a Residential system. One unit, dual zone forced air HVAC. 2 thermostats. Is this type of unit designed to run the heat downstairs, while running the AC upstairs at the same time? The house/...
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FE 93 error on Miele Induction cooktop

When I turn the cook top on, after a few seconds it displays F E 9 3 None of the touch buttons respond, and removing the power source for one minute and trying again, does not help.
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What kind of wire can you use in your home? [closed]

Can you use MC cable in a house? I am wiring can lights. Also how many lines can go to a junction box? I have a 125A box, what kind of wire would I need to run?
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Why did all ceiling fixtures (light and fans) stopped working at the same time?

Why did all ceiling fixtures (light and fans) stopped working at the same time, while everything else works? Ceiling fans/lights are in different rooms. The breakers are all on.
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need Fluidmaster 400 Fill Valve seal, can I substitute one?

I need this seal: Fluidmaster Fill Valve Installation Kit Model 250. It's apparently only available at Home Depot which is far away. https://www.homedepot.com/p/Fluidmaster-Fill-Valve-Installation-...
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Is it advisable to connect a sump pump to pop-up sprinkler heads?

My home doesn't offer a great place to eject sump water due to a very level landscape. I'm thinking of adding 3-5 standard pop-up sprinkler heads to the output line. This would allow better ...
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Removing grout from tile pores

What's the best way to remove grout from the tiny pores in backsplash tiles? I tried grout haze remover and distilled white vinegar without much success. I am not sure if there is a certain amount of ...
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Repair of Sprinkler system [closed]

Help? My irrigating system peters out towards the end of the tubing. All I get is dripping on my last three plants. What causes that?
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Calculating light temperature [closed]

I'm currently building a ceiling light fixture as a test to see if I can create a diy-product to rival the IKEA Trådfri and Philips Hue ceiling lights. The current plan is A cheapish fluorescent ...
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What is the proper way to prep and paint aluminum siding

A portion of my home's 40 year old aluminum siding is discolored and needs to be repainted. What is the proper way to prep and paint it?
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garage door opener not working

I think the 'buzzing' noise I've clumsily described is actually the sound of the door-opener's motor running constantly. The door went smoothly up and down as usual when I parked the car in the ...
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My thermostat and heating system was working fine but the batteries read low power

So my Honeywell non WiFi Thermostat was working fine except for the low battery signal in the top right-hand corner. We took the face off of the thermostat of course shutting the Heat and fan off ...
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DIY Remote for Fog Machine? [closed]

I have a fog machine, and I want to make it wirelessly dispense fog. It came with a remote I can use to control it from a distance away, however it has been lost and I do not know where it is. I was ...
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Installing a new motion detector switch

I need to install a new motion detector light switch. My old motion detector switch only had 3 wires (hot, neutral and ground). I only have 2 wires in the wall a hot and a neutral wire. The wall is ...
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Avoiding Lippage for (smaller) Wood Look Tile

I was planning on replacing the carpet on my middle (entrance) level with wood look tile. The maximums of the dimensions are ~ 25' x 18'. The area is semi-contiguous. The sub-floor is plywood. ...
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@ Harper Please Clarify previous instructions re GFCI outlet

Please help me better understanding the advice you gave yesterday re installing the GFCI in my garage that will supply power to outdoor post lantern. The three ground wires are pigtailed and ...
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Alternative ways to quickly attach/remove a hang beam for suspension training workouts?

I've drawn few ways that straps or carabiner + straps + cam buckles could help hang a pipe from the 2 ceiling clips lag-bolted into the concrete ceiling slab. Updated scratch work: The reason for ...
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Can my home's concrete slab bear the weight of a 20,000 lb. aquarium? [closed]

I am buying a very large fish tank for the house. And would like to know if the house can interior slab can hold up to 20,000lbs
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How to design large library? [closed]

I have the problem of housing a large library. Typical residential architecture uses built-in bookcases that line the walls and leave an open floor for the library with tables and couches. For me the ...
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Repeated loss power to lights but not receptacles without breaker tripping

I'm having an issue with two recessed LED lights that are wired in-line. The power comes from a junction box (nothing else on this breaker has lost power, see below) down to a wall switch, back up to ...
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can an outside spot light block visibility into house window at night

I have 4 very large windows in the front of my house that currently have no window covering. I want to tint these windows for privacy but when I have my lights on at night people will still be able to ...
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what is the code for drywall instaulation [closed]

I have a commercial building which will have retail outlets I know it is 2 layers of 5/8 drywall for the ceiling what is it for the walls do I have to use 5/8 or can I go with 1/2 for the walls
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How to use rivnut? [closed]

I came across this funny things called rivnut. In what case would you use these ? I can think of a few ideas but maybe there are typical usage. For those new to this, see this Youtube video showing ...
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Humidity is driving me nuts [closed]

We live in PR. The humidity in my home reaches 80% on most days even when the temperature is 65 outside.Why is this?
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Do I have to break the tabs [closed]

What happens if I don't break the tab to make it only half hot. Can I leave it so both sockets are hot. Is that safe.?
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What do I buy to suck up a large amount of water and empty it into the sink?

I would rather have the machine suck the water in at one end and empty it out into the sink via the other end without me having to transfer it myself, if possible. I've seen shop vacs but they aren't ...
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Wood frame not on foundation and in contact of soil

My house in Columbus, Ohio. I found yesterday that two feet of breakfast area is an extension that not sits on foundation. It sits next to the soil underneath the brick patio. The house is 12 years ...
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Installing a ceiling fan with a pigtail

I am wondering if I can power a ceiling fan/light by connecting it's wiring to a pigtail and plugging it into a standard 110 outlet. It will be controlled with the remote module. It will not have a ...
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Light wiring advice

hi all, what have i done wrong? I replaced like for like (or so i thought) and the light won't work? Thanks in advance
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Do i need a n extra wire to address this wiring issue?

Ok I pulled 1 cable which was- 14-2 gauge wire outside to a gazebo. I want to hook up in order a switch(gfci)( All switches in this diagram will be gfci even if not needed). A switch for a ...
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How much heat can be saved by insulating under the floor? [closed]

How much heat can be saved by insulating under the floor, in the crawl area of my house?
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Different light fixture quit working after changing switch

Upstairs: I just replaced some halogen track lights with LEDs. The switches were double pole and are illuminated when the lights are off. This caused the LEDs to have a dim light even when they were ...
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Wire type for outdoor sub panel

I am adding an exterior 120v, 100 amp sub panel 2' from the existing service panel. I am going to use #2 individual, stranded copper wire in schedule 40 raceway. My question is: what "type" wire ...
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Mysterious Timer

We just rented a place and there is this timer on the wall in the hallway. As far as I can tell it does absolutely nothing, any ideas what it is for? The timer is fairly close to our laundry closet, ...
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Permanent feed from light swicth

Here is my question, I want to pull power (Live and Neutral) from a 220 Volts light switch. But my house is wired up like in FIGURE 1: (all images referenced below are in 1 image marked as Figure 1, 2,...
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Flush valve piping, ok to go straight up instead of into wall?

I am thinking of replacing my upstairs toilet tanks with commercial-style flush valves. Normally the supply pipe to the valve goes into the wall and then upwards through the wall. In my situation it ...
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Safety with Dremel 8050 Rotary tool [closed]

As of July 6, 2015: Dremel model 8050 cordless Lithium Ion 8 V Rotary Tool has been pulled and is no longer available for purchase at Lowes, Home Depot, or Amazon. Dremel Customer service advises "do ...
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12v Led Wiring Problem [closed]

I have 2 strips of approximately 200 LEDs in each strip. From the power source I run the negative to the negative on each strip and the positive to a switch. From the switch I run to the positive on ...
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Shower only having hot water for 3 mins and no longer

I just moved into an apartment and unfortunately after taking my first and only shower there now for three weeks I instantly realized there was something wrong. Within three minutes of showering my ...
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Is it normal for uPVC window shutters to be pre-fitted to the frame at the factory or not? [closed]

I recently had some uPVC windows installed at home in South Bombay (Mumbai), India. It was not a positive experience. The people who manufactured and installed it were Deceuninck fabricators based in ...
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How do I wire this motor?

Help I got a motor on a 220 furnace squirrel fan and want to convert to a 110 In one bundle I got a brown wire, a white wire, a black wire. On another bundle I got a bluish turquise color,orangish ...
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Toxicity problems with using propane gas to pressurize water

I am working on a system to automatically maintain a safe tap water supply for a building in the case of a contaminated external water supply or in the case of loss of external water pressure, ...
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Dig out some remaining rotted post or just pour in cement [closed]

Will concrete harden although some rotted wood is still in hole?

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