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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…
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 …
Grounding (also called earthing) refers to the practice of providing an un-energized path back to the main neutral. This is done to allow any electrical faults to flow into that circuit, instead of an…
For questions regarding the application of paint to a surface, including preparation and cleanup.
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…
1013 questions
For questions generally relating to hollowed out materials used to convey a liquid, gas, or other fluid substance.
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.
980 questions
For questions generally relating to the area of the home in which cars and other motor vehicles are kept.
For questions regarding lighting that uses LED (Light Emitting Diode) technology.
910 questions
For questions regarding the paint product itself, including selection and maintenance.
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…
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 …
870 questions
For questions generally relating to outdoor, semi-elevated, non-enclosed structures such as decks, gazebos, pergolas, etc.
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)…
Attics (also called "lofts") are the space immediately below a house's roof.
For questions generally relating to preventing or avoiding injury in the home or on the job site.
771 questions
Questions relating to threaded fasteners and their use.
water receptacle and splash basin between a faucet and a drain
Questions pertaining to clothes dryers
739 questions
Questions about residential mechanical refrigerators, usually used for food storage. Built-in ice-makers and water-dispensers are on topic here, although the [ice-maker] tag should be used in conjunc…
729 questions
Questions related to making things out of wood. Consider asking your question at the woodworking stack, instead.
722 questions
For questions generally relating to the supply and use of gaseous methane or propane fuels within or around a home.
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…
713 questions
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
670 questions
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.
Questions about the structure of a building (i.e. moving, adding or repairing walls).
when the topic is about controlling water runoff, particularly near structures but also in yards or elsewhere.
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…
652 questions
Horizontal support structures beneath the floor running between load bearing walls.
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.
624 questions
Electrical conduit is used to protect electrical wires, when a simple jacket alone is not enough. Conduit may be metal or plastic (PVC). Use with the [electrical] tag.
620 questions
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.
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