Duston
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Are the cold and hot water circuits typically isolated in residential plumbing?
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Yes, you can leave the main on. Just shut off the inlet to the water heater. Your hot taps at the sinks won't work of course (the cold will), but then you can drain the tank. If the tank has some ...

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Fixing a wobbly, leaning mailbox
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Although you said all you have is dirt, my recommendation is a post spike and a 4x4. Drive the spike in the ground, attach the 4x4 and put the mailbox post over the 4x4. If you ask, you may even be ...

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Replacing older light switch, confused about "5a 250v 10a 125v" rating
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In Chicago you can ignore the 240V rating. Some places (like Europe) use 240V power, but not the U.S. To answer your question, the old switch is just a plain old boring single pole light switch. ...

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Mounting WLAN router, switch, 2 Raspberry Pis and a power strip
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1/2" plywood would be fine. If the hardware has keyhole mounting holes, I'd get 1/2" pan head screws for that. Get whatever size would fit the keyhole. Disclaimer: YMMV, IMHO there's no fire risk, ...

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Remove broken cartridge of a Moen shower faucet
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You should still be able to get the cartridge out. In your bottom left picture, there's a little copper-colored tab sticking out (between 12 and 1 O'Clock, to the left of the threaded hole.) You ...

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How to release shelf on the drawer unit?
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According to this discussion there are clips on the side you press in.

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How to disassemble a pop-up trip lever drain in tub?
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My pop-up sink drain had a similar problem. I finally figured out that the top screws off the stem like the cap of a mushroom. I had to show it who's boss and that I meant business, but it finally ...

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Can’t figure out how to remove cartridge of single handle tub faucet
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The stem is held in place by a u-shaped piece of metal. If you scrape through enough crud, you'll find the bottom of it on the outside of the metal cylinder. Pull it out with a pair of pliers. ...

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