Tags

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 related to resolving a smell or odor.
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Used for questions relating to the installation and maintenance of carpets and rugs. Includes the carpet material, padding, rug matting, and connection methods.
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Bathroom fixtures include things like safety handrails, faucets, shower heads, towel bars, toilet paper holders, shower caddies, soap holders and so on. Use this tag for questions about installing, re…
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A smart switch includes electronic circuitry for remote control (beyond simple three-way switch wiring), smartphone or internet-based control, advanced timing capability or other features not found in…
For questions about asbestos and asbestos mitigation. Please note that questions about identifying asbestos cannot be answered on this site and are likely to be closed as off topic. Asbestos identi…
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Questions specific to DIY projects in the United Kingdom. Use with any relevant project tags (i.e. [electrical])
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A sump pump is typically used in a temporary holding well (often in a basement) to remove the water when the holding well is full.
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Questions related to automation of home elements like: heating, ventilation, air conditioning, light, audio-video systems, security, intercoms and domestic robotics. For questions related to the Inter…
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For questions dealing with grounding and bonding of electrical installations, and the specific requirements of such.
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The heat-pump is a type of central heating system that extracts heat from the outside, reversing the process used by a central air system.
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PEX (cross-linked polyethylene) is a flexible plastic pipe that has gained popularity due it being cheaper (and often easier) than copper or PVC. Use for questions about working with the pipe, and use…
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A television (or TV) set is an appliance that allows you to view moving pictures and hear sound. Use only for questions about mounting television sets to a wall or other structure. Questions about buy…
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Questions about planning, installing, and servicing network cabling such as computer networks, home automation, and so on. See also the [cabling] tag.
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Ethernet (Cat 5, 6, etc) consists of multiple pairs of twisted low voltage wires that can be used to carry computer data or telephone signals. Questions should limit themselves to running and maintain…
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For questions regarding a central cooling system for your home. This is typically a split system with an outdoor compressor/condenser and an indoor evaporator and air handler. Air ducts are used to …
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Questions about repairing or filling holes, or about what types of holes are necessary or permissible (such as in joists). For questions about *making* holes, consider the 'drill' tag.
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The Nest is a programmable, internet-enabled thermostat
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