Jerry_Contrary
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What is the type & size or part-number of this breaker terminal allen screw?
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That could be a TCAL25 Connector Lug. That is what you would need on the breaker in the second picture. However, you can also buy just the Set Screw separately. They come in many different sizes.

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Are there durable peel and stick tile options that can installed on the drywall above a vinyl shower/tub?
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A 6" peel and stick stone look would be nice. Make sure everything is dry, scrape any loose paint off and clean the surface with some Tri-Sodium Phosphate to remove soap scum before applying the tiles....

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What is it called when you increase the concrete floor (ramp it up) to avoid using a transition strip? What are the pros and cons of this approach?
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Sometimes sloping the concrete is necessary to drain water or create a ramp. The concrete is usually mixed with fiber to prevent cracking and to keep from using wire or rebar. You don't want to just ...

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Using PEX Fittings with Nylon Tubing
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Pex will work as long as you dont exceed the max PSI. Moisture build up will be the problem. All of the built up moisture could escape into your air tools.

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Winter fly problem in the UK
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If they are cluster flies, you have probably sealed them up inside the home. They got in during the summer and laid eggs that are hatching now. Here is a product to get rid of cluster flies. You can ...

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Where to buy a 4-inch toilet flapper in North America?
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That's a Kohler Bancroft 4633. Here's where you can buy a [replacement flapper]. Here's a schematic of the Kohler Bancroft 4633.

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Can I use fiberglass shower drain for tile base?
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The Oatey 1-1/2" shower drain is designed specifically for this type of application. It looks similar to your first photo and you won't have to use a 2" to 1-1/2" reducer. If you need more adjustment,...

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Standard water heater outside the house?
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I live in Georgia and we have similar weather in the winter. You shouldn't have an issue using that enclosure. However, I would insulate this very well. You never know when we could get another winter ...

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How Do I Wire My Nest Hello Doorbell With A Plug In Transformer?
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Make sure your new transformer has enough power for both your chime and the hello. I would not continue to use the old transformer. I would disconnect the power to the old transformer and rely on the ...

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Can a damaged dishwasher heating element break something else?
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Over the years I have bought brand new heating elements for dishwashers, stoves and water heaters that were no good. Remove the new element and check it for continuity. If you aren't familiar with ...

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A cornucopia of doubts on ballasts?
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In lighting, The letter "T" represents the shape of the bulb, which is tubular. The number represents the diameter of the bulb in eighths of an inch. I/E: A T5 is a tubular bulb that is 5/8" diameter. ...

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Recommendation for home automation solution
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Your description of the system mentions a Dry Contact Sensor. There are several types on the market. Simply wire these into your existing setup as either Normally Open or Normally Closed. They are ...

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Upstairs room too hot - can I install a room-to-room fan to blow hot air back into the high-ceiling living room?
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It sounds like your HVAC is conditioning the air pretty well, it's just not circulating (as you stated). If the air your are moving from that bedroom is moving at a decent rate, it should cause the ...

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Pipe through Studs keeps freezing
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Most garages have no insulation in outer walls or in the attic. If the pipes are exposed in the attic (especially near an outer wall), they might be freezing in that area.

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What can/should I do to tidy up after removing a section of baseboard?
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How about using a piece of thin vinyl base molding?

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Tub faucet, how to attach elbow to cut pipe (partially cut threading)?
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You should remove that piece you cut (hanging down) with a pipe wrench. Be sure to hold the piping going up to the shower so you don't break anything else loose or in half. Then you can take two pre-...

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Should I keep the expansion tank when replacing copper with pex?
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An expansion tank is only required when the water supply system has a backflow prevention device or check valve. The extra pressure caused by thermal expansion was apparently an issue in the home. I ...

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Best way to cover up this hole drilled when installing a ceiling fan?
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This isn't common on an open wall, more for shadow boxes and such. However, you could remove that piece of molding and cut another piece with a 45° angle where it meets the corner. Then cut a small ...

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Dealing with squeaking screws in chipboard flooring?
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A big part of the problem is that the old screws don't have a fully threaded shank. Over time, the screws will allow movement of the substrate. Especially if no adhesive was used between the substrate ...

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Mice entering condo through a large hole in drywall behind gas range
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I know this may sound silly but it actually works. Take some cotton balls and saturate them with peppermint oil and stuff them in that hole. Then do as you stated and stuff some steel wool into the ...

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Flushed cat litter, maybe clogged?
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The litter has probably gathered in the piping underneath the toilet in the closet bend. You might try forcing a water hose down through the toilet until it stops. Make sure you get all the way ...

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Knob/handle to turn shower diverter valve
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Easy fix. You just need a Universal Diverter Handle. Home Depot has several options. Take the old one in with you and they will fix you right up or you can order online.

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Do I need a certificate of occupancy for each building on a single property?
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Check with your local courthouse permit office. In our area you must have a certificate of occupancy for each separate building. The building must pass all inspection requirements and any fines/taxes ...

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Matching wood stain to paintable plastic
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The best way to match it is to remove a small piece of the siding and take it to any paint store that offers computerized color match. I/E: A piece of window trim, a loose knot hole, or use a painters ...

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Adding bedroom in walkout basement
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The International Building Code and the International Residential Code both state that you only need a single clear egress path. However, if your maximum occupancy is more than 10 (in an R-1 structure)...

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secure river stones in our driveway
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I would start by adding more stones to that sand only area. This will create even pressure across all of the stones when you drive over them. Those stones really should be set in concrete.

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Load bearing wall & shelving suggestions
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That is one heck of a shelf! The top of the wall has a top plate. Remove the lower 45 degree legs and fasten them to the top of the outer corners of the shelf. Use 3" wood screws. Then attach the 45 ...

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Using dry portland cement mixed with latex paint primer as a filler for weathered wood
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Sand the surface lightly with some 120 grit sand paper. Mix a solution 50/50 turpentine and boiled linseed oil. Apply the mixture liberally to the surface. Do not apply a second coat or you will get ...

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Installing anchors into a hollow metal panel
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Hold the bracket on the face of the metal panel and mark the screw holes with a sharpie. Drill a small pilot hole at the marks. Then drill a hole that is slightly smaller than the shank of the screw ...

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What to do with baseboard for this basement with concrete box?
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Some tile would look good. You can attach the tile easily with some Power Grab or other construction adhesive. Once the tile dries you can grout it and then seal it.

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