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Distribution and use of electricity throughout the home. Electrical standards vary greatly worldwide, so providing your location in your question or your profile helps ensure you get answers that a…
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For questions about the supply and removal of water and liquid waste.
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The installation of wire and/or electrical devices, to allow the transmission of electricity from one point to another.
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Planning, installing and using either indoor or outdoor artificial lights.
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(Heating, Ventilating, and Air Conditioning) For questions about installing, repairing, and troubleshooting HVAC systems.
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For questions regarding the room where one bathes or uses the toilet.
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Fixing something after it gets damaged or broken.
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For questions relating to the water system of a home or other building, including plumbing and fixtures, water heating, water filtering and treatment, and irrigation/sprinkler systems. Questions regar…
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For questions about drywall (aka plasterboard) installation, repair & finishing.
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For questions involving wood as a construction material, either as lumber or finished features of a home.
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composed of cement, aggregate (including crushed rock and sand) and water. In homes, it's frequently seen in the foundation, driveway, sidewalk, patio, and stone walls. Note that bricks …
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any material used to slow the transmission of heat or reduce the transmission of sound. Typical materials include fiberglass, foam, blown cellulose, and reflective foil. This should no…
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Vertical structures which usually enclose, divide, define, or protect an area.
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For questions about switches, i.e. electrical devices used to manually open and close an electric circuit on a routine basis.
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Movable barriers at the entrance of buildings, rooms, cupboards, etc. which can be used to allow or deny access to the space beyond. Typically attached to surrounding structure using hinges, sliders,…
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For questions generally relating to habitable spaces in a home below ground level, and to foundation types that include a space of this type.
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For questions regarding various types of floor coverings in general, including hardwood and laminate board, tile, carpet, and sheet flooring (linoleum/vinyl). For questions about the structure beneath…
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For topics generally relating to the design, materials, fixtures, construction, maintenance, and other specialized considerations of a shower enclosure, typically located within a bathroom.
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Questions related to the construction, modification, maintenance, repair of the many functional systems included in a kitchen. Systems include: plumbing, electrical,lighting, major appliances, surface…
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A contact device installed at the outlet for the connection of an attachment plug.
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For general questions on heating in your home. Be sure to also include tags describing fuel source (electric-heat or gas), type of components, etc.
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For questions about panelboards (also known as "electrical panels", "circuit breaker panels", "fuse boxes", "distribution boards", "consumer units", or "load centers"). Questions about individual ove…
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For questions generally relating to lamp holders, luminaires, and any other electrical device designed to use an electric lamp to provide artificial light in a home.
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For questions generally relating to stone or ceramic tile, including selection, preparation, installation, maintenance, cleaning, and removal.
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For questions generally relating to safety devices used to automatically stop the flow of electric current in the event of a fault condition. Use this tag for questions about fuses, too.
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control a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, or other temperature reliant system.
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For questions relating to the installation, maintenance, and repair of windows and window treatments such as shutters, blinds and curtains.
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part of an HVAC or central heating system used to generate heat. Typically this is done with gas, a heat pump, or an electric element. For hot water and radiator based heating, use th…
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For general questions regarding cooling your home.
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For questions on the general topic of the upper containing surface of a room or other enclosure. Please use additional tags to refer to a specific area of concern, such as lighting, insulation, repair…
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For questions generally relating to the unwanted permeation of water or other liquid, indoor/outdoor air, or fuel gas through a barrier designed to contain it, including identification, repair, and pr…
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For questions regarding the application of paint to a surface, including preparation and cleanup.
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For questions generally relating to the hot-water supply system of a typical residential or commercial building, primarily regarding the heating mechanism itself (a traditional hot water heater tank, …
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For questions specifically regarding sanitation fixtures designed for removal of human waste, generally referred to as toilets but also including urinals and bidets. Topics include designs, installati…
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For questions generally relating to the internal structural members of a home or other structure that form walls, ceilings and roofs, including studs, plates, headers, beams, and joists.
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Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter(GFCI). Sometimes known as a GFI, or a residual-current device (RCD or RCCB). Can refer to receptacles as well as circuit breakers. They detect a leak in current, or an…