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comment Base for refrigerator wine shelf
Wire cooling racks might be easily acquired form for wire mesh. They’ll allow airflow, and you could zip tie the corners to wine rack.
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comment What kind of connector do I need to connect our outside tap
Where you are in the world would help in general, but that logo is a John Guest speedfit fitting. You can see others behind in the picture. johnguest.com/speedfit/products/plumbing-fittings-home/…
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comment Shower drain location
Schluter even makes two tub-to-shower foam bases, one for center drain, and one for the tub's original drain location. (This would be for a kerdi membrane tiled shower, but illustrates the point of drain location)
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comment Boiler backflow preventer leaking
Mine started leaking after I cut the water supply and drained the boiler to replace a gasket. Since it eventually stopped and I know what triggered the leak, I put the replacement I bought on a shelf and will replace it later. If it was leaking with no event to trigger, I'd just go ahead and replace it. It's not very expensive, and might be able to be replaced with just wrenches, as in the Watts model above.
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comment Feeding half the panel with generator?
Note that some panel cover mounted interlock kits are not UL (or other) listed. My local AHJ said it had to to be labeled listed to be approved on inspection.
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comment Boiler backflow preventer leaking
Right. No damage if the water is contained.
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comment Mounting a microwave w/o the upper cabinet
plus the weight of whatever is cooking in the microwave. IMO there is no way to do this with a "floating" shelf, which in my experience sacrifice strength for absence of visible brackets.
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comment How to deal with broken compact fluorescent (and its mercury) without breaking the bank?
In the US, Home Depot has CFL recycling bins with plastic bags you're supposed to put them in. I'd get one of their bags, clean up the bits, and put it in their bin. I expect the whole thing is processed en masse.
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comment Rooms not at 69 F set temp
"hear" water? Usually the flow is pretty silent, though you might hear the pipes expanding. If you hear the flow, it could be that there is air trapped in the loop. There should be an air scoop to remove the air, and usually an automatic valve to allow more water in. But other comments are right: need more details.
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comment Water Dripping out of Overflow Pipe outside of house near my kitchen?
Is there a basement? Can you get to the inside near that? It looks like a vinyl tubing outlet from a condensate pump, which is often used in utility rooms for water from A/C coils, condensate from boiler exhaust, etc.
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comment furnace wont kick in
You'll need to add more information: Is it a boiler, hot air furnace, or something else? Is it fueled by oil, natural gas, or something else?
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comment was this vent flashing installed totally wrong?
I agree with @isherwood. You could put a strip of roofing tar under the lower edge of the metal, so it will adhere to the shingle below, much like shingles do to each other. You do want to fix the inverted boot. If it were me, then I'd put a "permaboot" over the whole thing. (search for that brand. they sell them at some big box stores.) Those rubber boots will all eventually fail and crack from solar/uv, and the permaboot over it will prevent that as well act as a backup.
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answered Meter shows hot but my outlets in my living room not working