A tag is a keyword or label that categorizes your question with other, similar questions. Using the right tags makes it easier for others to find and answer your question.

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For questions regarding the roof of a home or other structure in general, including roofing types, installation, maintenance and repair, upgrades, venting, and potential problems.
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for plumbing-related drains such as under sinks, including when something is clogged it is helpful to include this so it is clear it is a drain clog.
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For questions about ceiling fans -- i.e. fans that are mounted to a ceiling, visible within the room, and circulate air within that room. Vent/exhaust fans should use [exhaust-fan] and friends instea…
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For questions generally relating to the structure and construction of floors in buildings, including designs, materials, support mechanisms, load-bearing calculations, etc. For questions specifically …
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For questions specifically relating to plumbing fixtures that provide an endpoint for a home's water supply system. Topics include fixture design and specialization, installation, maintenance, repair …
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For questions relating to compliance with laws and ordinances of federal, state/province and local jurisdictions. Questions should also be tagged with the specific area of construction involved.
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For questions regarding the paint product itself, including selection and maintenance.
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For questions generally relating to hollowed out materials used to convey a liquid, gas, or other fluid substance.
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For questions regarding lighting that uses LED (Light Emitting Diode) technology.
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Grounding, also earthing, refers to the practice of providing a direct conductive path to the physical ground for an electric short to a chassis. Tag questions involving the installation or retrofitti…
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For questions generally relating to the area of the home in which cars and other motor vehicles are kept.
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For questions generally relating to outdoor, semi-elevated, non-enclosed structures such as decks, gazebos, pergolas, etc.
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Questions related to making things out of wood.
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Tool (n) - 1. A mechanical device intended to make a task easier, 2. equipment used in a profession, e.g., tools of the trade, 3. Something to perform an operation; an instrument; a means
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For questions generally relating to preventing or avoiding injury in the home or on the job site.
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Questions relating to threaded fasteners and their use.
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the space immediately below a house's roof.
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For questions relating to the removal of dirt, debris and other unwanted foreign material from various surfaces and porous materials, including methods, tools and supplies, and expected results.
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The base on which a house or other structure is built or installed, connecting the structure and transferring its load to the ground. Questions using this tag should include additional tags to identif…
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Questions pertaining to clothes dryers
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A tool used for creating holes in surfaces, such as for mounting objects on walls.
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For questions generally relating to the supply and use of gaseous methane or propane fuels within or around a home.
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water receptacle and splash basin between a faucet and a drain
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Questions about residential mechanical refrigerators, usually used for food storage. Built-in ice-makers and water-dispensers are on topic here, although [tag: ice-maker] should be used in conjunctio…
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For questions relating to powered consumer products that perform some value-added task within a home, including but not limited to hot water heaters, stoves/ovens, dishwashers, refrigerators, etc. For…
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For questions generally relating to exterior spaces of property, including yard maintenance, pest and weed control, exterior home maintenance, etc. Questions which deal mainly with gardening and aesth…
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For questions generally relating to the exhaust ventilation of air from inside the home, and/or methods to promote proper airflow thorough various spaces in a structure.
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For questions about clothes washing machines (also referred to as clothes washer or laundry machine).
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For questions generally relating to devices or implements in which fuel is burned in a controlled manner for aesthetic reasons in addition to heat production.
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For questions about an [electrical-panel] that is fed from another [electrical-panel] instead of being fed directly by a utility service or separately derived service (such as a generator or inverter)…
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when the topic is about controlling water runoff, particularly near structures but also in yards or elsewhere.
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For questions generally relating to the outer "skin" of a home or other building, and the materials, features and fixtures generally found and used to construct and maintain it.