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Help wiring thermostat for heat pump

I'm replacing an old thermostat with a slightly newer thermostat. It's connected to a heat pump and the old wiring (picture attached) was: White = W2 Yellow = Y Brown = O/B Red = R Green = G Blue = C ...
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Two unequal breakers in a main panel

I have a house with two separate main panels, one has two 70 amp breakers, so it is a 70 amp panel. the other has a 50 amp and a 25 amp breaker is it a 50 amp panel?
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Roundover router bit to get a large radius molding

I'm looking for a router bit (preferrably from named brands like CMT, WPW, Dimar etc) to get a profile of an arc of a large radius, something like 55-60mm and of a chord length equal to something ...
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How to Run an Electrical Wire from a Breaker inside the house to the Deck

I just got a deck made at the back of a house in Alberta, Canada. House is wooden with PVC siding on the outside. I do have access in the basement to drill a hole and run a cable outside, but, not ...
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Does the pressure valve on the wall need to replaced

Hi I just got my hot water tank replaced and the repair man said that the water pressure was to strong and that I need replace the pressure valve. And that the part costs $500. Is this true or am I ...
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60V Hot to onward neutral

I have an outlet with three sets of wires coming into it. One set is carrying the power (from an upstream outlet) and two others are connected to downstream outlets. I first disconnected all of the ...
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Cement Recommendations for Fence Posts

I am planning to event a fence this summer and, given the size of ~ 250 linear feet, am looking for the cheapest option for cementing the poles. I am considering the use of metal Postmaster (...
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How to put a sidewalk on a slanted hill?

If I had to guess I would say grade along my house is about 30%. I am just wondering if there is another way besides leveling off the part for the walkway.
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How can I cut the face flange (no nail fin) off my replacement window to make it a box window for my masonry install?

I purchased windows with the face flange but they are too large. If I cut the face flange off they will be perfect. What do I use to cut the 5/8" flange off each side?
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Choosing correct dimmer for halogen bulbs

Apartment I moved into has a light with 5 halogen bulbs - rated 20W, 12V each. I'd like to replace the current on/off switch for all of them, with a dimmer, but concerned there might be issues to be ...
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Identify screw and dowel on this cabinet door

What are these? Screw has two positions: fixed and loose. I can only switch between them but I cannot unscrew.
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How to correct blotchy brush marks on stained wood?

I just bought a house with some wood handrails and paneling around the staircase. It looks like it was recently stained but to my eye it looks horrible and uneven. What is the best way to fix this ...
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What is the best method to cut 'Mother of Pearl' super thin seashell tile?

My wife bought this super thin seashell alike Tile called "Mother of Pearl" but I don't know the proper way to cut it. The tile seems to be very fragile and looks like it breaks into pieces easily. I ...
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Can I carve a portion out of the side of a floor joist to accommodate a Fernco Clamp

I am tying a pvc sanitary tee into a 3" copper DWV line which runs along a floor joist (2x12) in the ceiling of my basement. I plan on using a fernco shielded coupler 3007-33 (https://www.fernco.com/...
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Self propelled mower loses power then slowly dies when self propel is engaged

Mower is a Craftsman Platinum EZ walk push mower with electric push button start(as well as pull start). Briggs&Stratton engine/7.25/190cc/model 917.370930. It was purchased in 2012 brand new, ...
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Why does my bathroom cold water faucet cut off while in use? [closed]

Can someone with plumbing experience help me
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Should I upgrade #14 wiring on a 20 amp circuit to #12?

I have a 20 amp breaker feeding my detached garage. It comes in on 12/2 to a receptacle that’s for the garage door opener then splits off to 14/2 on 2 light fixtures. Should I change those to 12/2 for ...
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What kind of joint compound over plywood

This question has been asked before: can you apply joint compound to plywood? Article 1 Article 2 A good discussion The general recommendation is not to do it because plywood cannot absorb it the way ...
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Dangers of a Grounding Conductor

I recently moved into a new apartment and I have a dog that roams the space freely, I was wondering if it was at all dangerous if he were to touch this grounding conductor from the electricity meters?
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Should I actively circulate air into conditioned attic?

I'm almost certain that I'm going to seal my attic using closed cell foam and make it a conditioned space. I intend to have a professional spray closed cell foam to the underside of the roof deck. I ...
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Old wiring in house has cable with 2 white wires and one black. Trying to install new ceiling fan

I'm trying to wire in a new ceiling fan. The ceiling has two cables, looks like a switch loop. Both cables have two white wires and one black. Both black wires are bundled together and two white ...
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Sand Colored dry wall to birght white

I need to repaint a front bedroom. Did I need to prime the sand colored walls first or may I go ahead and bright bright white over it.
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The oven in my range has stopped heating up, but the burners still work

The oven recently stopped getting hot, but the burners still work fine. Any ideas about what might be wrong? Here's the kind of stove I have: Hotpoint® 30" Free-Standing Gas Range Here's what I ...
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Sprinkler System Wire cut accidentally

I moved into this house last year. When the cable guy came last year he cut the sprinkler system wire by accident. At the time I didn't know what these wires were for. After spending hours today, I ...
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fitting heavy duty brass door hinges

I am at the moment preparing to replace my heavy duty brass door hinges on my back kitchen door. To do this properly I have to remove the door. In order that I drill the screw holes accurately and ...
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Adding two outlets mid circuit

I need to replace a 110v wall outlet in the middle of a circuit. In addition I need to add an additional outlet in the same box (I've removed the single outlet box and replaced it with a double) and ...
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How to fix this door hinge

One of my door hinges came out. Now the hole is loose and the hinge doesn't stay in the hole. Door keeps falling. How do I repair this? If it can be glued, what kind of glue should I use?
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Repair of a split on a plastic water tank

My shamba man cut the water tank with a panga at the lower part, the tank is full of water. My son tried to stop the leakage by forcing in the split some polythene papers but the leakage is still much....
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thermostat assembly verification for electric oven (with pictures)

I am diagnosing issue with my electric oven which does not engage heat element. Basically it's thermostat (BA, BR, C) -> relays -> heat elements (2 top, 1 bottom). hardwired. I disassemble the ...
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Major Leak at pressure gauge inside my well house

It was just discovered that my well house has been leaking at the pressure gauge profusely for who knows how long I'm going to guess a minimum of 6 weeks. I cannot locate a main water shut off arm as ...
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Are transitions strips necessary from room to room if installing luxury vinyl planks throughout house?

I would like to replace our carpet and tile with the locking/floating luxury vinyl planks throughout most of the house. Our house runs long and think it would look so much nicer without transition ...
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No power/lights in part of our garage

I am having an issue in my garage where 3 outlets dont work and my 2 fluorescent hanging lights dont work. I have put new outlets in to see if that was the issue, I have checked our breakers and no ...
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Why is my remote control not opening my garage door?

I'm having garage door issues. My opener model is a Genie H6000A, the following symptoms are happening: Garage door opens/closes fine when the wall button is pressed and hold. Garage door closes fine ...
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Fan wiring with no wall switch

I am replacing a ceiling fan in my home built in 1999. The electrical box has four wires, black, white, blue, ground. I have no switch on my walls. The old fan was controlled by a remote and we had ...
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Vertical or horizontal venting for a 36" range hood with a 3 speed 630 CFM blower

Installing a 36" range hood with an internal 3 speed 630 CFM 3 blower,damper and 6" vent pipe. Installation is in the area of an unused 10" square fireplace chimney flue. Supposition: Will increase ...
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Is URD #4 Appropriate for 100ft run for generator hookup?

I have a remote cabin with grid electric, and I have installed a generator interlock on the panel, and a 60A input breaker. My generator is a DeWalt DXGNR7000. I am contemplating using 4/4/4/4 ...
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What size are the correct fittings for 1 1/4" ABS pipe?

I need to plumb into an existing ABS drain, labelled as "ABS/DWV 1 1/4" schedule 40 ", but for the life of me cant find any 1 1/4" fittings!!! My suspicion is that the pipe is 1 1/4" ID, and I need ...
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Can you install stone veneer at an angle?

I'm thinking of covering my brick fireplace with 6"x24" stone veneer panels and wondered about doing something like setting all the rows on an angle or having the left and right sides each angled up ...
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Can I direct wire an under the counter light into the LOAD terminals of a kitchen GFCI outlet?

I have two kitchen outlets on a 20 amp breaker. I got some IKEA under cabinet lights and I am wondering if I can use the other LOAD slots for the light.
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How can I ground an appliance with a CEE 7/7 plug plugged into a step-up transformer with a “universal” female outlet?

I'd like to use a European appliance (5A 208-240V 50/60Hz 900W) with a step-up transformer such as this one. The appliance has a CEE 7/7 Schuko-French hybrid plug. The transformer has a female ...
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A very hard to find piece of hardware [closed]

Our new-to-us house has cable-guided retractable solar screens. The cable tension is maintained by a bracket mounted piece of hardware that looks kinda like this: Not even the hard to find hardware ...
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Can I run two lines INTO a single condensate pump?

Just moved into our first new (old) home and am quickly learning the "joys of homeownership"! In the basement, there is a Little Giant VCMA-15ULST condensate pump attached via PVC for air conditioning....
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Goal: make hardwood slats for a bed thin to flex, w/o degradation

My goal is to make hardwood slats for a 4' wide bed, (center support, so span is 24"), thin enough so my heavier parts flex, adding comfort so I can minimize mattress. (Ideally, pad will be 1 inch ...
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what allows some cold water to enter house and some to enter water heater?

Informational question: To supply hot and cold water to a house you: 1. split at the supply for hot and cold lines. Using a tee - you run one line to the house, and the other to the water heater. My ...
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Condenser dual capacitors - run or start?

I understand the purpose of a run capacitor. And I understand the purpose of a start capacitor. I understand the concept of a dual capacitor. With respect to HVAC condenser unit dual capacitors ...
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Wiring for 3 switch in a 3 gang box (1 switch is a switch with fan speed control)

I have a similar situation to wire as mentioned in this post. Mine is different in the fact that 1 switch is for a light, another switch is for another light, and finally, there is a ceiling fan that ...
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Installing a sub panel

Installing a sub panel solely for outdoor Christmas lights/decorations. I will need approximately 120 amps now, with more to be added later. My current main panel does not have enough open slots for ...
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3 way circuit with voltage in the off position

I have a 3 way circuit providing current to 4 recessed LED lights. When the switches are off, the LED lights still burn very dimly. Approximately 23 volts in one of the fixtures. What causes this?
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home not getting 220v

The power company turned off power due to late payment. The power is now on. Lights, tv, etc work. What's not working is the water pump, dryer, ac/heater. Called the power company and their side ...
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Securing two sections of 'floating' molding together and to wall

There is no wall stud behind the ends of these two sections of molding. (Otherwise, of course, I would use nails.) The surface behind them is painted gypsum wall board. The molding on the right is ...

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