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The messing part is a compression fitting and the chrome part a seal fitting. Tape does not solve your problem. If the compression fitting is leaking you need to replace the ring. If the seal fitting is leaking, turn off the water and disassemble the two parts. Thereafter you would be able to see where it is leaking. Anyway I propose to replace both the ...


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OK, shut the water off and try to tighten both nuts. Then turn the water back on and observe. If it's still leaking, turn off the water again and remove both those nuts since we're not exactly sure where the leak is. Get some plumber's thread seal tape (the white stuff) and wrap a couple turns clockwise around the male threads and reinstall the nuts and ...


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You'll want to mount your disposal so the outlet of the disposal can mate up with the pipe that's connected to the wall. It looks like it's currently positioned pretty close if you mount the disposal on the right. If you want it on the left then you'll probably need to shorten the pipe going into the wall and swing the trap around 180 degrees. The outlet of ...


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Generally speaking, any new piece of glass would likely not be an appropriate replacement. Many different kinds of glass exist, and only some of these types of glass are suitable in a high heat environment. The reasons why a kind of glass is not suitable depends on the glass formulation. Some glass has a lower temperature of deformation, while others ...


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This is really an opinion question so should be closed. I like windows but have both added them and removed them in the past. My suggestion would be to evaluate your lighting as you may need to add lights after removing a window. Dark rooms actually hurt sales especially kitchens and dining areas. So if you do remove the window (not crazy) make sure the ...


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It sounds like a chunk of the washer in that valve may have plugged the line. I have seen similar issues with faucets where they won’t turn off all the way, this is usually caused from the rubber seal starting to fail. When you open the valve back up a chunk gets lodged and stops the water flow. The problem may be in the valve or it could have passed ...


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Many hardware stores have swatches of laminate and other countertop material you can bring home. Take some home and compare visually, and after washing. Home Depot, for example, shows "Durable clink vinyl plank with reclaimed grey hardwood look", looking something like your good photo. Usually, samples picked up in-store are free.


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While the picture sure makes it look bad, chances are the sink is ok. You won't know for sure until you get the faucet off, but once you do, just make sure the metal is still solid. It should be. If the rust doesn't clean up, and the basin has seen better days it might give you some joy to put a new sink basin in. Anywhoo.... Loosen the single inner small ...


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You could do it. You'd need a small portable tile saw and would have to very carefully cut the tiles exactly flush with the countertop. This would be very hard to do because you'd have to reach to the back of the countertop to do the cutting and would need perfect control of the saw to avoid scratching the countertop. If you were that skilled, because of ...


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The right duplex outlet has the brass tab removed and the two brass hot screws are NOT connected together when the tab is removed. Only the bottom outlet 'half' is switched. The top half is a normal outlet that is not switched. Forget all those three wires to the left of the switch. They are not needed. That red wire supply wire is bogus and is not ...


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Just a tip: "heat only" two 240V phases gadgets like electric, stoves, but not of the induction type could work just plugged phase-neutral instead of phase-phase because resistence does not care about electric frequency (50Hz vs 60Hz). Usually electronics with embedded power supply should support both voltages (check the label) just motor-equipped stuff won'...


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Yes, the most common solution is to sell your US appliances and buy new in India. The difficulties and expense of getting transformers etc and making it impossible for others to connect the wrong things is not worth the time or expense. But your money your choice, I’m basing this on the decisions others have made... And I do have a 230v to 110v transformer ...


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So I noticed on part 125 the latchboard the latch "ramps" appeared to have worn down a bit which might cause the switches to not all flip in the appropriate sequence. So I purchased and installed a replacement. When I installed the new latchboard (and new relays) I made sure the latchboard was firmly screwed to the frame. It's possible if the latchboard ...


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In the US the wiring just needs to be protected, normally by 1/2 inch plywood or Sheetrock. With that said the wiring is also required to be 1-1/4” back . If the wires are covered with conduit that would also work. ( not sure what you mean by tunnel). Added: With a closer look at the outlet you are not in the us so this may be ok your location would be ...


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Bite the bullet and pop off that last column of tiles. It looks like its only 11 tiles. It'll take just a few hours and you'll be so much happier if you re-do it right. Any kind of band-aid will always look like a band-aid and you will never be happy with it.


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One solution is a window extractor fan. Cutting a hole in the wall is pretty permanent, but you can always replace the glass in a window if you need to restore it. Actually cutting a hole in the glass is a job for a professional, but it's pretty quick and doesn't make much mess. Any room with a gas burner (like a cooker) needs a vent to allow fresh air in, ...


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I probably wouldn't worry about the mold. Even if it is mold once you put your new floor on top of it (depending on floor type) the mold is embedded and won't cause problems. Mold is almost everywhere in small quantities. I'd expect once your flooring goes down that this would be equivalent or a smaller issues than the mold that likely coats the inside of ...


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