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How can I remove a carpet stamp?

I am not really sure what to call this, so for right now I am just calling it a carpet stamp. But really it's an indentation that was made by some sturdy iron railing fixed on to my living room floor. ...
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Why do my three-way switches only work in one configuration? [closed]

I replaced a switch with a 3 way dimmer. There are 3 switches plus the dimmer to control 1 light. The only way the switches work is if the dimmer is in the on position then I can put the light on and ...
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Drywall finish for projector arm

I'm working on a projector theater project. I have the drywall up and have a projector mount drilled into the stud/joist. Problem I'm running into is "how can I finish the hole in the drywall where ...
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Removing bathtub tread

I work for a well known hotel chain. Corporate has mandated that we replace the bathtub tread with a corporate approved product. In order to do so I must remove the current tread from 94 rooms. I ...
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How can I run an unswitched receptacle from a three-way switch box?

I am trying to add an unswitched receptacle in my basement by tapping into a wall switch. There are 2 other switches that control the basement lights also. The wires into this particular switch are ...
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Gas Furnace blowing hot air into room, flue is cold

We have a 2-year old gas furnace connected to water pipes and radiators throughout the house. It just turned on for the first time this year and is blowing a large amount of very hot air directly into ...
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Is it possible to install a low voltage motion sensor on 110v lighting?

I am having a problem with my shop lights being kept on due to multiple people using the area. I want to install a low voltage motion sensor from an old security system but am unsure how. If it is not ...
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Where is the pilot light on my Carrier Infinity Series 48XT dual fuel hybrid furnace/Air Conditioner?

THE ISSUE We bought a new home and it came with this state-of-art system. The model number is #48XT-A6011530TP. Haven't had much luck finding information about this model or type of unit online. I'...
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Why (if at all) is finish paint necessary on interior wood surfaces?

I have a couple of doors that stick in an old home. They stick even worse when occupants hang coat racks or mirrors over the door. The doors, like the home, are old and have plenty of character, i.e. ...
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Furnace third burner won't come on

I have a Trane furnace and the third out of three burners doesn't want to come on. The surface ignitor will light, the gas to the first two burners kicks on, but the third burner that that shoots ...
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WRF736SDAM Whirlpool Refrigerator

I received my refrigerator and after having it in the house by taking doors off and leaning it on side, 30 minutes late I plugged it in not knowing until after 24 hours that I was supposed to wait ...
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How can I take the arms off my desk chair?

I am trying to take the arms off my desk chair to see if I find it more comfortable. I have almost zero experience with being handy or anything diy, but I though this would be something easy to start ...
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How can I handle water softener output without relying on a sump pump?

We bought a house that had a water softener in the basement. It drains into a crock and gets to our septic by a sub pump. In 6 months the pump has failed twice flooding our unfinished basement. I ...
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Combine/merge 2 light switches into 1

I have two light switches that I would like to combine to one. See image. On the left is my existing setup, on the right is what I am thinking of doing (apologies, I never learned proper electrical ...
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raising my existing concrete floor 20cm up

How can I raise my existing concrete floor by 20cm up? can I directly add aggregates and sand and finish with concrete, or do I have to chip first the existing floor?
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How to convert fan switch to new light switch?

I just moved into a new house. In the bedrooms there is a pre-installed light fixture that is pre-wired to be converted into a ceiling fan. There is already dual gang switch, a dimmer for the light ...
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Shower with very low ceiling, okay?

This shower under construction has a low ceiling of around 6.6 feet. Not an accurate measurement, but I'm like 5.7 feet and I can stand fine and can touch the ceiling with my arms slightly bent. Will ...
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Can I pour concrete walls between these structural posts?

Background, long story short: I have an old shed that is basically barn construction. It's about 12' x 16'. The thing used to sit on concrete walls and those walls deteriorated. So I jacked it up, ...
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Installing a switch that requires a neutral connection in a double gang box with two single pole switches

I am trying to install a switch that will replace a standard single pole switch that is in a 2 gang box like this. This is the documentation that I have on the device. I tried wiring it but I must ...
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correct fastener for drywall over plywood

I'm trying to install mirror brackets into my wall for a lightweight frameless wall mirror (58" x 16"). My attempt at using a hollow wall anchor (Hillman 1/8" DXS drive wall anchor) didn't work very ...
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A/C frozen Suction line

MIS called me, as I'm a Bulidings and grounds TECH. Limited A/C knowledge. He said the server rooom was getting hot. Servers put out some heat. There are 2 units in the room. A Reem and a Rudd unit. ...
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Furnace wont' ignite when turn on heat

I have a Nordyne AC/Gas Furnace single stage unit. The model number is c7bam03036c-b. The AC works very well in summer time. Now it's getting cold. I turned to heat. There is no air blowing out. So I ...
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How can I protect an exposed refrigerant pipe outdoors?

I have approx.12 ft. of copper pipe carrying freon laying on top of the ground. Best way to protect it without cutting in two & loosing all freon? (Not enough slack to bury.)
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Sealing behind brick veneer

We've just removed the Gyprock (drywall) from our walls to install acoustic/thermal insulation and new acoustic plaster. In doing so, we've found that our 1969 home has nothing at all against the ...
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City water connection - can they make a connection at a hose bib?

I'm converting from well system to city water. My well pump and water inlet are in the back. I have a hose bib on the front of the house which would save money using less pipe/digging. So couldn't ...
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2 pole or single pole breaker to feed sub panel

I want to run wires about 70 feet to a panel that will feed a 30amp rv hook up and a 20amp receptacle. Should my feeder breaker be a 2-pole or single pole?
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Only 1 out of 7 baseboard have heat coming out

House Heating system: Mini Gas Low Pressure Boiler I have 4 Thermostats in the house (1-Master Bedr, 1-Kids room, 1-guest room, 1-living room) All 3 rooms are generating heat exept in the living room....
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Water damage to cabinet baseboard

I recently had a situation where my fridge leaked water over a period of 2 years. I found it was a cracked pan and this is how the house was sold. In any case I didn't know it was affecting the base ...
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My AC condenser is running when I turn heat on and it is not a heat pump, any advice? [closed]

I am wondering why the AC unit would be running and blowing warm air outside when heat is on.
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Refrigerator is warm but freezer stays cool

I have a Frigidaire top freezer refrigerator. The freezer is fine, however it freezes up and blocks the vent, preventing cool air from circulating into the refrigerator section: Pic attached is ...
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Sprinkler System Low Pressure

Is there a way to determine if my sprinkler system has a pressure regulator installed? My neighbor and I both built our houses with the same builder at the same time, but had different landscaping ...
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Why does standing water collect along the bottom edge of my roof?

I have a glass-roofed lean to conservatory with a shallow roof pitch. After heavy rain there is standing water at the lowest part of the roof where it enters the gutter. What would be the least ...
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Soundproof basement and bedroom vents

I'm in the process of finishing my basement. Added rocksaul to the ceiling and you can still hear everything in the basement through the vents. How do you soundproof a vent in a basement so that the ...
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Troubleshooting a 120v load off a GFCI outlet

I have a 120v load im trying to troubleshoot, i replaced the GFCI located in garage as it's the first termination after the breaker and i thought it was the issue. Before and after GFCI the issue was ...
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What is this part called on a bathtub handle

One of the handles in my bathtub spins and after taking it apart I noticed it was missing the piece that would prevent it from spinning. I'm having trouble finding the name of the part yet alone an ...
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Winterizing a home

I'd like to know how to winterize a home. Are there any special instructions other than putting in regular antifreeze in all fixtures , open valves to drain the pipes and drain the pressure and hot ...
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What is the formula used to determine blower fan size given total air volume and system BTU capacity?

I've completed a Manual J calculation for a new house and determined the BTU requirements for heating and cooling (35,352 and 15,772 respectively). In attempting to determine the turnover rate and ...
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Can I safely reconnect thermostat wire on furnace controller?

Furnace (oil) wouldn't come on at any setting (fan works). Tried reset button on controller, no noise, nothing. Then noticed the white wire to one of the thermostat terminals was hanging loose, ...
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How can I rebuild creaking plywood-based stairs? [closed]

I have a carpeted creaky 13 tread 40 year old staircase that I've tried to repair several times with the breakaway screw systems found in the squeak elimination kits using breakaway screws that screw ...
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Stand heavy mirror on its corner

I have a heavy square mirror and a shoe bench. I would like to put the mirror on top of the bench, but the mirror on top, but standing on its corner. The mirror is too heavy to hang from the wall. I ...
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Best way to install light switch inside the bathroom which is currently outside

I have a light switch installed outside the bathroom which I would like to install inside the bathroom so I can install a motion sensor light switch. What is the best way to do this? Should I ...
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Generator help confused [closed]

Hey anyone help left side of the pik is one generator Geting uneven voltages without switching the contactor on Think its the avr card But what really gets me is L1_E geting 2 v ? Thats with the ...
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Prime/paint drywall ceiling in bathroom around ceiling light

I'm installing a ceiling in a shower where the contractors left it unfinished. From reading, it sounds like drywall as a shower ceiling can be fine if it's properly primed and painted. Here's my ...
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Plumbing water heater with manifold system

I'm switching my trunk and branch plumbing system.over to manifolds with 3/4 inlet and 1/2 outlets. Would it be better to Tee the line off to the hot water heater before the cold water manifold (and ...
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How do I hard wire new oven to existing wires?

I need to connect new replacement GE double wall oven wires to house wires where old oven wires were connected. Existing house wires are: black, red, white, and bare copper. New oven has black, ...
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Add Heater to Circuit - 14 AWG to 10 AWG on 30A breaker?

My new home has ductless wall heaters (Cadet specifically). I want to add a new wall and install another heater in it. In checking my panel, I see that the seven original heaters are on four dedicated ...
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Why is the pressure valve repeatedly tripping on my water heater?

The pressure valve tripped on my water heater, which is about 2 years old. I put a new one on, and about 24 hours later it tripped again. I turned the power off but 10 hours later it still tripped ...
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Wrong oil in my lawn mower

I put 2 stroke oil in my 4 stroke mower. Is that what is causing it to smoke? I have emptied it but there'll still be traces of it in the engine. Can I still refill with the right oil and use the ...
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How to utilize the free water from my well drawn sprinkler pump

My pump drawn sprinkler system has a spigot for a garden hose. Can I use it to water my plants or wash my car, pressure wash my driveway, top off my pool, hose off the boat? I see this as a big money ...
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When does glass wool need protection from damp?

We have a room projecting above our front door, with a concrete floor and 0.24m below that wooden rafters (if that is the right term, horizontal, 7 cm × 5 cm) beneath which a wooden roof (2.3m × 1.7m) ...

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