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Breaker sending power to lights but 3 outlets wont work

Our breaker flips often, and today the power shut our tv and window a/c off. I went to go flip the breaker but only the lights came on. I checked it again and again and still nothing. Only power to ...
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Powering and keeping 5050 leds in sync

I want to set up two strips of led lights in a room with each having their own power supply. However, the problem arises of keeping them in sync in lighting modes other than static. Info: 5050 RGB, 4 ...
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Fridge Water Line Leaking

My fridge water line is leaking, not the line running from the wall to the fridge, but the line that is inside the fridge. The issue is the connection where the inside line meets the outside line. ...
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Consumer product equivalent to a power strip with a 5A circuit breaker? [closed]

I want to leave a portable induction burner on overnight, simmering soup stock at a very low power. Looking online, I've been somewhat alarmed by people's reports of electrical faults causing such ...
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Turning water off to house for a vacation, does furnace need to go off as well?

I am going away for a week, I want to shut off all water to my home. I have an oil furnace, with a separate water boiler (connected to the oil furnace - there is no gas in the house). It is summer in ...
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Measure flange distance from wall without removing toilet

I want to install a new toilet. However, I need to get a new one first and I have to know the distance from the wall to the center of the flange. Therein lies the problem. How can I measure this ...
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Is there a pressure activated water valve

I would like to buy a pressure activated water valve (for irrigation), so that when the water pressure is above P1, the valve will turn on, and when water pressure drops below P2, the valve will shut ...
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Nut size of earth stud on a can light

This should be a simple to answer but I am not sure how to phrase it for google. For a standard recessed light (aka can-light) in the US, what is the nut/thread size of the earth stud on the inside ...
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Electrical wiring in ceiling junction box

I removed a light fixture in ceiling and trying to install ceiling fan. When I removed fixture I see 4 sets of wires in box and trying to figure out how to connect fan. Three of the black wires are ...
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How do you remove a stuck glass door knob?

I have an antique glass door knob I am trying to remove. I have removed the screw at the base of the door knob and have tried to unscrew the door knob. It is stuck. I have tried spraying WD40 to ...
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Should I remove this gray layer on freshly bought steel?

So I bought this steel bar 240x5x0.5 cm and it has this kind of ugly, somewhat chippy surface: a dark gray layer. What is it? Should it be removed? In the picture, you can see how I'd sand it down, ...
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Circuit breakers in “ordinary” boxes

In some buildings, I've noticed circuit breakers in what appear to be ordinary electrical boxes. For example, in some musical practice rooms, the light, fan, and a receptacle are all switched by a ...
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Can I share a 220v circuit between an AC compressor and baseboard heat?

I will be adding a 220v baseboard heat as a supplement to an addition. The addition also has a smaller AC compressor with 20amp 240v, the same spec as the heater. I wonder if I should share this ...
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Home Ac unit is not turning on

Couple of days ago my ac stopped blowing cold air. vents had warm air coming out of it. I went to check the condenser unit outside and found that the fan and the compressor were not turning on. When ...
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Which pipe thread compound/dope options can be combined with PTFE tape?

As I am shopping for pipe thread compound/dope I find there are some major categories that seem to have different use cases but I am not sure about all the pros and cons. Most discussions online lump ...
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No water in line to ice maker

I just installed a new valve for my ice maker/water dispenser for my Roper refrigerator that I bought used. The water comes out of the water dispenser, but there is no water in the line to the ice ...
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Garage gable fan proper installation

I want to add a gable fan in my garage to help cool it and help to let out the humidity in the winter. My garage doesn't have a high peak, so there is about 24" of height at the peak on the gable and ...
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Sealing middle of sliding window with portable air conditioner installed

In my bedroom I have a one hose portable AC unit, because my only bedroom window is a sliding window. Currently, I set up the window kit in the day and take it out before bed. The reason for this is ...
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Using automotive R134A in my refrigerator?

Can I use automotive R134A in my refrigerator without damaging anything?
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Pressure Tank not holding water

Just put in new submersible well pump, pressure tank will fill and once full well pump shuts off all the water runs out of the tank. Everything is turned off in the house, why is water rushing out of ...
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1 1/2 story upstairs bedroom very hot

So I just bought a house and discovered the upstairs was what felt like 5-10 degrees difference from the main level. I'll try and add pictures of the insulation below. It seems well done but for some ...
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Can I mix tie dye into wall paint?

Can you mix white wall paint and tie dye you use for clothes? I want to paint my walls different colors but the only thing I have is white paint and found some tie dye you use for clothes and it's ...
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Using one dimmer to control 2 sets of lights with each an On/Off Switch

I want to install some LED lights in my RV. I have 2 sets of 4 LEDs, connected on my 12V circuit. One set is for the front (kitchen area), one set in the back (living area). When all the lights are ...
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How can I temporarily attach anti-bird spikes to a window air conditioner?

I'm trying to stick on anti-pigeon spikes on top of my window air conditioner and want a non-permanent solution that I can take off when I put it into storage. Is there something I can use that's ...
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How do I connect this cables to my surface socket australia

I know red go together and black cables go together. But what do I do with yellow and there is copper out of one black red pair what is that where do I connect that, and this is going to my surface ...
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How to remove concrete slab

I have this concrete slab at the front of my house which I want to remove. The slab has 2 air brick holes in it too. These are surrounded by bricks with cement on to give a rounded look and then ...
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Can I use this piece (see pic) as a replacement?

Hi Guys, I am on my last connection in my new mother board replacement for my Carrier furnace. As I was trying to connect the wire in the top picture to the terminal it wouldn’t fit and the ...
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How can I change the lighted area on my restaurants refrigerator? [closed]

I'd like to change the area that's lit up on this refrigerator so it has my coffee shop logo: https://www.restaurantsupplydrop.com/collections/refrigeration-units/products/atosa-bottom-mount-two-...
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How high can I pour cement against my house

How high can I pour cement patio against my brick house? I want to go as high as I can without causing other problems.
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How to install screen door on outside?

I'd like to install a screen door for accessing my deck. Currently I have French doors with one that is stationary and one that opens to the inside. Looking at the existing setup, it appears that ...
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Why does my Goodman a/c blower motor randomly not work?

My blower motor stops working almost every night! I have no issues during the day. If the motor kicks on it works fine but when the thermostat reaches temperature and shuts the unit off it’s a 50/50 ...
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Can i wire ceiling fan ( no light) and 2 recessed lights on One dimmer switch?

I have 3 romex lines (black and white)coming into switch box. Recessed lights Fan Power from breaker If I want 1 dimmer switch how do i connect?
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Ceiling light turns on when outlet draws power, followed by power loss

I am way out of my depth here. I just moved into a new townhouse and set up my home office in the guest bedroom. When I first tried to turn on my desktop (850w power supply) the computer would ...
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Replacing doorknob and my current hole is bigger than the new doorknob

We are replacing our old doorknob with a new Schlage that is keyless. The current hole in the door is bigger than the new doorknob. Any suggestions on what we should do to cover the old hole?
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How can I get rid of weather marks on Trex decking?

We got some Trex decking in great shape, except it was originally installed upside down! So, there are marks on the 'wood grain' side where the board contacted the joists. Is there a way to get rid of ...
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Maximum wattage from a 125 amp panel

I would like to know what is the most amount of Watts that a home can theoretically draw from a 125 amp system. I know that the formula is W=A X V, but since a home has 2 120V lines on "split phase", ...
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Multi-Conductor Control Cable [closed]

If I'm in need of running a 12 conductor, 16-20awg ventilation system control cable and 2 conductors need to be shielded, is it OK to run a single shielded cable?
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Caulking for transom glass

I am remodeling a transom on a bedroom door. Here is the opening: I plan to put 1/4", brownish tempered glass inside from the POV of the camera, against a 1/2" door stop (can be seen on right and top ...
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Replace individual window panes with a single pane [closed]

I have old double hung windows with 6 panes per section. Can I remove dividers and replace them with a single piece of glass, then install a cosmetic dividers? Glass was 1/8". Opening approx 24" * 24"...
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What am I sealing as I install my Shower Faucet Stem and Handle?

As a result of a leak, I replaced my shower's hot water faucet stem. (I think) I installed it successfully, but now I am wondering which hole I am trying to seal. Am I trying to seal the entire hole ...
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Why does my Shower Faucet Stem have water on it after a shower?

Diagnosing a constant dripping from my shower, I eventually replaced the hot water faucet stem. I have not yet finalized it with sealant or plumber's putty, so to dry the area of any resulting ...
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What type of filler to replace a gasket but not permanently? [closed]

I have a connection that has a custom-shaped hard plastic gasket with strong adhesive to hold the two sides together. The gasket is meant to fill the gap between the two pieces and the adhesive bonds ...
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Low hot water pressure

I have a gas water heater. Put in in 09. Low after pressure in all faucets. Have drained water heater, changed piping to pex and new pressure valve. Still same low pressure. Could it be heater itself?
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Water stained tiles

A few years ago, I purchased a foreclosed home and it seems that on some areas water was leaking from the roof onto the tiles and they have stained. I've tried scrubbing with bleach and other ...
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Allowable load tables based on usage

When looking at allowable load tables from Simpson for their joist hangers, why are there different numbers for different cases, even though the force is in the same direction? For example, the LUS24 ...
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Plumbing garbage disposal

Clogged disposal, used draino, didn't work. Can I pour vinegar or baking soda in disposal, or will it have a chemical reaction? Other side of sink is draining fine.
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How should I seal a drain waste line that I'm no longer using?

The waste line from my kitchen sink is plumbed directly into my side sewer via a dedicated pipe that travels along the exterior of my house before tee-ing into the side sewer line. Apparently this was ...
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There is a red wire in my ceiling junction box. What does it do? Where would I hook the ground wiring from the fan?

I am installing a vent fan in my basement bathroom. I am ready to wire it in, but I do not know what this red wire is for: https://imgur.com/a/uSnRLuv I also am not sure what the green ground wire ...
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Why is all the plumbing draining slowly in my old farmhouse?

I have just purchased an old farm house that has a septic tank. The tub drains slowly and the toilet will not flush toilet paper or waste. The toilet will flush if you pour about a quart of water in ...
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How can I bypass this switch?

I know this might be a really stupid question, but how would I connect these wires if I wanted to bypass the switch?

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