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The drains in our area are ABS, not PVC. I found this answer on a different website. Source(s): "The Uniform Plumbing Code (UPC) requires that the water temperature not be any hotter than 180 degrees Fahrenheit (82 Celsius) in ABS pipes. If there is a large amount poured down the drain it could cause your drains to become leaky because the boiling water ...


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Try starting using different solutions on your damp cloth. Using baking soda with a damp towel has been known to work as well as a fresh pencil eraser. If that doesn't do it, then try a dry-cleaning solvent or a spot remover. Repainting would be the logical next step if any of these options do not work or if they damage the paint on the wall.


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Many paints "chalk", allowing surface dirt to be scrubbed off gently (e.g. with a weak solution of laundry detergent), but this also removes a very thin layer of paint. If cleaning changes the appearance noticeably, then repainting could be done. Depending on the type of paint, no pretreatment might be necessary. Flat latex paint can often be reapplied ...


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That black flex pipe is just there as an emergency drain in case the heater over heats and has to vent pressure, just like what is on larger hot water heaters. If it is tapped into your drain/waste line too close to the trap bend, the trap water might be leaking back into it, but that really shouldn't matter if all of the connections are good. Most likely ...


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It depends. If the current tiles are intact but unfashionable, and if you have enough room above the floor and under the door for new tile, it's easier (read: cheaper) to lay on top. This is usually feasible for most types of actual tile, old and new. Linoleum (not tile), high-gloss tiles (ex subway), and non-ceramic tiles (ex parkay) often don't make ...


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First is to wipe off all the dust and debris in the kitchen cabinet. For the stubborn grease and grime, try a degreaser- Goo Gone All Purpose Cleaner is a good one. (make sure to wear gloves because they can cause an allergic reaction if you have sensitive skin) OR you can also DIY with a damp cloth and undiluted vinegar. Wipe the greasy surface until all ...


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Danish oil, tung oil, linseed oil will work if you apply multiple coats and re-apply on a regular basis. There are also special formulations with additives (waxes) that increase water and chemical resistance (but are usually less impact resistant). Varnish will work as well, is more prone to mechanical damage, but does not have to be re-applied unless ...


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Most likely it is shavings and debris from the cutting the guy did into the waterline. You should turn off the water supply valves and disconnect the water lines from the faucet but not from the valves ( do the cold even though it hasn’t given you problems just for peace of mind ). Get a bucket and put the end of the supply lines that were attached to the ...


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Are you in Australia? This page may have a TL205 - which is also advertised as a "divided controller". The TDL-205 manufacturer's 2009 brochure advises that "TDL units are no longer available and that no replacement is possible" :-( This TD3-204 is for a divided element and MAY be suitable If you can advise connections and exact * functionality we may ...


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That whole fan assembly will need to be replaced unless you want to do some work hand-making a bracket that will accept a modern exhaust fan motor. Even then, the fan motors and blades for a modern install probably wouldn't move air efficiently in that size of enclosure. Your main concern will be finding a new fan that is easy to connect to your 3x10 vent. ...


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Electrical department here. In the last 30 years, thanks to more efficient (read: foreign) manufacturing, countertop electrical appliances have become very popular. That means the traditional setup of 1-2 circuits powering all countertop appliances is really insufficient anymore. Also, Codes are now requiring short appliance cords and closely spaced ...


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There are a lot of variations between houses and kitchens. For example, gas and water plumbing can be trivial (if open space underneath or behind the kitchen) or very hard (some houses in my neighborhood have the original electric kitchen on a concrete slab so getting gas into the kitchen - even though they have gas heat & hot water - is very expensive). ...


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First, take any hardwired loads (and I count installed appliances like microwave and dishwasher whose sockets are only accessible by pulling the appliance). Take their amp rating. If they are a water heater or could plausibly run for 3 hours, add 25%. Total up the hard-wired loads for a circuit. If they take more than 50% of available amps, then you can't ...


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Tandem breakers are totally legit and are two totally separate circuits. In fact they can ONLY be two totally separate circuits. The error that people sometimes make is in thinking that they can use the two poles of a tandem breaker as a 240V circuit, and THAT will not work.


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First, the vent exit should have a weather flap on it that should mitigate sound somewhat. Be sure that it's present and functioning properly. The sound is echoing through the duct, so insulation outside the duct won't do much. You'd need insulation inside the duct to do that, which isn't a good idea here. Instead, protect the vent cap from direct impact ...


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It may be damaging your food (fridge take about 4h to go from 22° to 4°, more if being filled with room temp. stuff), also a fridge need relatively more energy to go cold from ambient temperature than to stay cold once cool. If you have an 'average' empty fridge you could improve energy efficiency and also temperature 'constantness' filling the space you ...


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