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I need help identifying this screw

That's a Torx head, you'll need a Torx screwdriver or drill bit for that. Hard to tell what size from your photo, maybe T25 or T30 at a guess. Easy to find at your local hardware store. Sometimes you ...
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Proper Use of a Mud Ring?

What you have there is a cover plate. This is how the receptacle would be mounted in an exposed work type of installation. A mud ring would look like this (thanks to homedepot.com for the image): The ...
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Laundry air intake from the attic

It needs make-up air from somewhere. Yes, ideally that air should come directly from outside, but depending on where you live (which you did not provide any information on location), pulling air from ...
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How can I hook up a dryer vent to this duct that doesn't fully come out of the wall?

You need to trim the drywall so that it doesn't obstruct the vent tube. It may be possible at that point to pull the end of the tube out of the wall a bit. Then you should be able to connect to it ...
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How can I hook up a dryer vent to this duct that doesn't fully come out of the wall?

You need to cut the drywall to expose the full circumference of the duct. Once exposed, there are extensions that can be added to the duct to make attaching a hose easier.
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Does this laundry plumbing vent set-up look correct?

As connected, your washer is wet venting via the sink's drain line. Practically speaking, this probably won't ever present an issue. Whether or not it is permitted by your code depends on what codes ...
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Can sealed self leveling underlayment alone support the weight of a washer and dryer on a laundry room floor?

USG and Mapei have self levelers that can be used as a finished floor. Maybe you can add a thin coating of 1/8" which is the minimum.
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Can sealed self leveling underlayment alone support the weight of a washer and dryer on a laundry room floor?

From their technical literature: Do not use as a permanent wear surface. It also mentions: Prime all surfaces with an appropriate CustomĀ® primer before application of LevelQuik RS. Refer to ...
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Is there any way to replace this laundy sink with a toilet without major renovations?

You'd have to see if you can find a macerator (grinder/pump) toilet with an outlet compatible with the pipe size/location you have there. "Basement toilet" will often get results including ...
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How can I hook up a dryer vent to this duct that doesn't fully come out of the wall?

Well, it's a poor installation, but if you skip dryer HOSE and use rigid dryer duct, it appears to be correctly oriented for inserting the male end of a duct fitting into it. Could be it's such a poor ...
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Would there be any problem if we connect the laundry washing machine drain pipe to the kitchen sink drain?

Some apartment dwellers used to buy washing machines on wheels, hooking them up to the kitchen tap as a water supply and hooking the drain hose over the sink's edge. You're basically recreating that. ...
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