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.

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.
For questions about clothes washing machines (also referred to as clothes washer or laundry machine).
Attaching something to a wall. If you're using this tag, your question is probably a duplicate.
Structure above the floor joists and below any finished flooring.
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.
A dishwasher is an appliance that holds dirty dishes and uses water jets to clean them up for use again. Use with [electrical] for wiring one up (these are almost always directly wired). Use with [plu…
Planning, installing and troubleshooting circuits using electrical dimmer switches for controlling the brightness of lighting.
The "C" or Common wire provides a way to get constant 24VAC power to the thermostat, now required by many newer thermostats with WiFi and/or touchscreens.
For questions generally relating to the artificial stone-like building material typically called "brick", and also related materials like "cinder block" and natural stone blocks.
Preventing, identifying, or treating mold infestations in the home.
The boiler is used in a central heating system to heat water that is pumped through pipes to radiators within the home.
For questions generally relating to the proper insertion of a particular device or feature into a home, building or other structure. As this topic is very broad in general, when using this tag please …
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when the topic is about a normal fence like around a yard. It can be wood or chain-link, etc.
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when the topic is about organized storage for quick-access, with or without doors, like in a kitchen or a pantry, and as opposed to open shelving..
For questions about exhaust fans -- i.e. fans used to remove air from specific rooms in a building and exhaust it to the outside in order to control humidity and/or combustion products. Exhaust fans,…
Vertical member in wall framing.
Questions about systems that produce and distribute heated water.
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For questions dealing with 240 volt electrical circuits, devices, and equipment. This tag covers the similar voltages as well (i.e. 220, 230, etc), since they generally refer to the same thing. Use wi…
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Trim provides a transition between different surfaces and materials, covers gaps and adds a finished look. Trim includes molding (moulding), wainscoting, mantels, etc.
for any situation where fresh air needs to be infiltrated such as while painting or varnishing, drying carpets, etc., to prevent buildup of unsafe gasses including Radon.
A junction box is a container used to enclose electrical connections (junctions). Use with the [electrical] tag. Use with [wiring] if your questions involves wires.
A substance used for sticking objects or materials together.
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Polyvinyl Chloride(PVC) is a common type of plastic pipe, used for both plumbing as well as electrical conduit. Use with the [plumbing] or [conduit] tags when your question is specific to this type of…
A device for securing access, typically on a door, and typically controlled with a key or combination.
For questions about conventional gas or electric ovens used for baking. For a microwave oven, use the microwave-oven tag. See also range and stove which are similar but refer to different appliances.
A load bearing wall supports the structure above it, and thus cannot be removed without replacing that support. Use with the [walls] tag
A drain waste vent is used to allow drain water to flow freely by permitting air the enter the system, usually through a vent stack or an air admittance valve. Use with the [plumbing] tag
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