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Gas Range 20 amp Circuit Breaker

I have a gas range. 120v, 16 Gauge 15 amp Plug. Can I use the 20 amp Ciruit Breaker that is currently in the house?
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Why do my bathroom lights keep blowing?

Hello: I have a wall mount light fixture that uses 5 globe type bulbs. I have had the fixture for about 10 years, recently each time I replace a bulb - the new bulb burns out within a few hours. ...
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Kinds of GFCI receptable defects

Update 2: I think I have solved the cause of the gfci tripping whenever reset was pressed. Yesterday. When I tried to teardown the GFCI to study the circuit and check the sense coil, I removed the ...
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Installing Leviton IPS02 occupancy switch

I purchased a Leviton IPS02 motion occupancy switch to install in a lighting circuit. The problem is, I pulled out the old switch and it is a 4 way switch with 5 wires ground included. The Leviton ...
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Would the removal of the most upstream receptacle cause two separate GCFI outlets to go dead?

The two GCFIs are in each bathroom of the apartment. One of them is downstream from the outlet I disconnected and its on the same circuit. But, the other GCFI is in adjacent bathroom which is on a ...
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GE front load washer model WCVH6800J1WW doesn’t agitate or spin in wash mode

GE front load washer model WCVH6800J1WW doesn’t agitate or spin in wash mode. At start of wash cycle it fills with water. Then pumps out water no problems. But never spins or agitates. Pauses until ...
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Hanging a curtain rod to hold Drapes on an Old Plaster wall (which wall has no studs)

Help, a novice here. What is the best way to mount/attach a rod to hold heavy drapes to an old plaster wall. The wall is an exterior wall that has no studs (i.e., it is the wall that faces the back ...
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What could be causing rippling and staining in a hardwood floor?

Since the start 11 years ago there has been a problem with staining and rippling in our kitchens flooring. Just one area. It was repaired three times early on and lasted about seven years, then just ...
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Changing a Switch in one room but lights in other rooms go out

So there are 2 sets of wires coming in on the right (black, white ground) and 1 set of wires going out to the left (black, black), which seem to connect to the next room. When I change the switch, I ...
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Coleman Wall furnace in 1967 mobile home gas model # 8670A

My old wall gas furnace blower motor keeps running and shutting off not cooling the system down and smells hot inside and outside?
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How do I add a Venstar Add-A-Wire to my Lenox G12D2-82 furnace?

So I have a Nest Gen 3 thermostat and I am in need of a C wire. I have a Lenox G12D2-82 furnace. I have 4 wire set up. The Venstar makes 4 into 5 wires. I have a fan heat cool and power wires. There ...
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washing machine makes clicking noise but won't start at rinse cycle

Frigidaire stackable washer/dryer The washer does the wash cycle normally and drains the water. Then it re-fills for the rinse cycle. The motor clicks like it is trying to transition to the spin ...
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Flaking in kitchen ceiling - will plaster patch work?

Need some advice. We acquired an older property a few years back that had a kitchen ceiling with water damage from the past, just past a foot wide. (Culprit was apparently a lack of/damaged caulking ...
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Power outage in just one bedroom of apartment, then every receptacle in one circuit, tried everything. Please Help!

2/3 duplex sockets stopped working. Replaced them with Leviton 15amp. Did everything correctly, and everything worked for months. Since I had no issues replacing those and every other outlet/ switch ...
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Ceiling Fan with 2 Switches and Remote

I just recently bought a the merwry ceiling fan from home depot. It's a wireless fan with remote and I have 2 switches in my house, 1 with light dimmer. I wired everything up and everything seems to ...
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Humming from Door Bell TRansformer

Lately, I have been hearing a loud humming sound coming from the vicinity of transformer and door bell chime area. Is this normal for a transformer/chime combination that is 40 years old??
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Removing Roof Caulking from Jeans After Roof Job?

I'm not exactly sure where to post this question. I've checked a bunch of places on Area 51, and many of the clothing specific StackExchangess have been closed. I figured that the people most ...
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Adding a light to existing circuit

I have a light in my garage and I am trying to add two new recessed lights. Currently the light has power running directly to it as well as the switch wires. When I tried to wire it. The new lights ...
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Faint sewer smell in highrise bathroom during high winds in one direction?

I rent an apartment in a highrise, and often smell a faint sewage smell when there are high north-westerly winds with gusts. Following suggestions on a past Stack Exchange posting, I did the simple ...
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Removable desk attachment

Background I try to build an attachment for my desk. The attachment will be a place to put my joystick/throttle while gaming. This attachment needs to be easily removable (many times), preferably ...
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Regarding Admiral electric dryer model # ADE7000AYW / Glide Pads & Drum Seals

OK the REAL problem, knowing how to fix the dryer & being able to afford ALL of the parts are 2 very different things. The parts aren't as expensive as say the motor, yet I can only afford the ...
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Adding another gas line for a new gas range

I’m planning to change our electric range to a gas range. On our basement level I’ve got the 1” main gas line in. There are two Tees, both 3/4”. One goes to the water heater and the other to the ...
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Attaching hoses to outside faucet

Is there an outside faucet thread that would make attaching a standard garden hose easy? Mine has a narrow thread that makes it very hard to get the attachment started. I spent over five minutes on my ...
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We have a ranch home with baseboard heat, 2 zones work 2 zones dont

We have 4 zones and 4 thermostats with baseboard heat in our ranch home.. 2 zones are working, and 2 zones are cold. What would cause this?
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Need help identifying 3 handle shower diverter and how to remove it

Can someone please tell me what type of diverter this is and what is the best way to remove/replace it?
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How do I connect a P-trap/standpipe to this hole in the wall?

The flat I'm about to move into has no kitchen, and I'd like to fit a trap/standpipe like this to the wall so that I can use the dishwasher while waiting for our kitchen to be installed. As far as I ...
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Guage of wire from main disconnect at shop under ground 100' to house a NATO supply 220 hot tub

What gauge of wire do I need to run from main electrical disconnect and Shop 100 feet Underground 2 disconnect panel in house that will also Supply a hot tub 220 volt?
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Rewiring 3 way switched receptacle to control the ceiling light

Have a 3 way switch which controls a receptacle. Have an existing ceiling light/fan controlled by pull chains. I want the 3 way switches to control the ceiling light. Difficult? i find the attic ...
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Can improved window insulation prevent condensation on the interior of a window

We have a whole house humidifier which is great but one of our windows condenses much more than the others and doesn't dry out because it doesn't get much sun during the day like our other windows. I ...
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Removing/cutting beam beneath half-landing stairs

I have half-landing stairs which go up 7 steps, around a flat bit, then up another 7 steps. The second portion of the steps is at the back of one of the downstairs rooms, and is currently boxed-in, ...
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How to identify a c wire?

I have 3 wires coming out from the wall at my new house (red, white, blue). It is a water boiler heat only system. The tstat was already removed unfortunately. I thought the blue wire was the C wire, ...
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Heating System Premature CutOff / DIY Options?

I've collected all of the facts about my system and the problem we are seeing. We have two external air pump units outside the house and a Rheem furnace (GH36S, 36000 BTU) that appears to be working. ...
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Water Heater Not Working After Replacing Both Thermostats and Testing Elements

I replaced both the upper and lower thermostats with new ones. I tested the elements with a multi-meter and the top one was 15 ohms and the bottom one was about 12 ohms so they seem to be fine. I even ...
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Help to remove handles from leaky bathroom faucet

I have a leaky bathroom faucet. There are no screws on the sides of the handle or escutcheon. I cannot figure out how to pry off the top without causing some damage. Maybe someone can look at the ...
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How to identify this shower faucet or cartridge brand to stop tub spout leak and remove screw-less escutcheon plate?

I’m working on a bathroom and trying to fix a slow leak coming out of the tub spout. Since it’s from the spout I’m assuming the leak is generating from the cartridge or the associated o-rings/seats &...
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Partial insulation of suspended timber floor possible?

We live in a Victorian terraced house and will be putting tiling down in the hallway. I’d like to know whether at the same time we should also do something to improve the insulation of the floor. ...
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Resealing or repolishing interior concrete floor?

I have a concrete floor in my apartment. It is somewhat shiny. When cleaning up after a pet, I used an abrasive scouring pad on it, and looks like I took off whatever layer is giving it shine: How do ...
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No C terminal on furnace

This old Lennox furnace has no c terminal. I can run a wire directly from the furnace to the thermostat. Question is, which terminal do I hook it to?
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GFI kitchen plug blew up

I was running my vacuum cleaner and suddenly the kitchen GFI plug it was plugged into popped with some black smoke, a burning electrical smell and blackened the plug itself. Did my vacuum cleaner ...
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Mercury thermostat behaving strangely

I reinstalled an old mercury thermostat. Heat and air both work, but they won't cut off until I move the thermostat switch to Off. In other words, when the switch is on Heat, the furnace and blower ...
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Im making a room in the basement and have a problem with framing

There is a room in my mother-in-law's basement which was partially framed a long time ago and I was wanting to finish it. The problem is there is an exterior wall which sticks out and then back in and ...
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Bubbles appearing on middle aged painted drywall

At my in-laws, we recently noticed the basement bedroom ceiling had these bumps next to an exterior wall above a window. It's not wet or damp, and they haven't had any known leaks. The bumps look like ...
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Best sound-proofing techniques and recommended sound-absorbing materials?

This is fundamentaly a question about soundproofing and sound absorbtion. When working this project I've realised I don't understand the concepts as much as I though I did. I basically set up a shelf ...
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Electrical workaround for wiring a smart switch

There's the following setup in my bedroom: I need to wire the WiFi Switch in the setup above so I made the following workaround: Basically I dimissed Light Bulb 2 in order to get the power line to ...
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grinding down garage floor

I have to grind down my garage floor. Can I use a hand held grinder with a diamond blade? I saw a grinder for $80.00, 11 amps 4 1/2, I think might work. I don't know where to rent one.
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Can tile or click-lock wood be installed directly on rigid insulation foam

We would like to insulate a concrete condo floor and for height purposes (already low ceilings as well as not modifying fire doors) we cannot add much material to the concrete pad. Typically in this ...
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No water after replacing reverse osmosis membrane

I have an under-sink reverse osmosis system that came with our house and which appears to the the Maxima 4000 system here: http://www.advwatersys.com/residential-water-filtration.html I recently ...
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Smoke from the fusebox switch but everything seems be working

I was replacing an electrical fixture and I had turned off the circuit (one with support for arc testing) on the electrical panel. When I turned it back on, it made some noise/ some smoke came. I ...
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Can anyone help me identify the date of manufacture of this drywall?

Hi there. I’m trying to determine whether this drywall was installed during a remodel on my home back in 2004 or whether it was installed by the people who recently sold the house to us (who lived in ...
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Draft Inducer replacement motor part number

The draft inducer motor in my Payne furnace started making a whining sound the other night, so I ordered a replacement from Ebay. My part number is HC21ZE121A, and the motor I got is missing the 'A' ...

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