Unanswered Questions

9,077 questions with no upvoted or accepted answers
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Can I use a *ground wire only* conduit for copper data cables?

Hypothetical question. I won't self-answer. The purpose is to inform potential answers on another person's question. Suppose I have a shed with a 200A subpanel, with 3-wire feed that was installed ...
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Tree root coming through concrete under shed

A tree root has broken through in the corner of my girlfriend's shed slab. It's under a wooden shelving unit from IKEA and one slat if the shelf has been pried loose by the root. What can I do about ...
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Should I cut air space in my basement foam board insulation?

I intend to finish a part of my basement following this guideline from Fine Homebuilding and Building Science. In this configuration, the foam board completely contacts the concrete. My conern is that ...
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How can I open an older type Gustavsberg cistern toilet?

Can anybody advise how to open this type cistern...? I tried to loosen nut on top but did not want to force it. Thanks
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what PEX fittings can I use with a Zurn PEX QickClamp Crimp Rings?

I have Zurn crimp rings and the Zurn ratchet tool. I was wondering what brass fitting I can use. Do they need to be Zurn fittings or can they be any crimp fittings? For example, can I use ...
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Can we install an aeration unit in an older septic system?

Our home was built in 1957. We have had problems for years with having a wet drain field and keep having our septic pumped. Today (of course my husband is away), I have done a couple of loads of ...
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Is there a better method for affixing UPVC floor trim to skirting, other than the adhesive tape provided?

Can anyone recommend a better method of affixing UPVC (e.g. Homelux) floor trims to skirting other than the adhesive tape provided? Can you mechanically affix them or is it just down to adhesives?
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How can I repair this rotten entry threshold?

My entry door threshold is sunk into the concrete from the driveway and leaking. How can I repair this sunken threshold? OR, what kind of contractor should I get to repair it for me?
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Tankless water heater causes magnets (ceiling fans, induction oven) to hum while actively heating water

I replaced a tankless water heater with the same model, but a couple of years newer. (The original was damaged by careless house painters). This is a 13 kw Rheem unit and on its own circuit. Since ...
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Do I need to dielectrically insulate smart home shuttoff valve on water main?

I have a smart home automated shutoff valve that I want to install in my water main. The shutoff valve is a motorized ball valve on a stainless steel fitting. My water main is copper. I am aware of ...
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LIghts flickering across multiple circuits

I've found multiple questions that are similar to mine, but not quite the same. I have multiple LED lights that occasionally flicker (maybe a few times an hour, for about 15 seconds). Not like a "...
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Replacing my Honeywell thermostat with a Nest heatlink in the UK

Can someone help with this. Trying to pick the C wire and the NO wire from here. Please note I am in the UK [![enter image description here][1]][1] [1]: https://i.stack.imgur.com/EPkJh.jpg![enter ...
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How to fix a French drain

We have an interior French drain around the complete perimeter of our basement and has been working fine for 18 years until December 2020. I should note the company that put it in is no longer in ...
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When should I seal fir deck boards on my porch?

I'm replacing my rotted out deck that's old tongue and groove fir planks. I'm treating them with Borate mix today and tomorrow and would like a natural finish in the end. It's a covered deck. I've ...
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Why does the funnel on my boiler clog and leak?

I apologize if I don't use the right terminology, please correct me. I have this boiler system called Grohe Red. Here is the manual. The problem I have is that every now and then the "funnel"...

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