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Hole under patio. Should I be worried? How to fix?

I've lived in my house for 20 years and this patio was poured at least 10 years prior to us moving in. I just noticed an erosion-type hole under it. The photo with the broom shows how far I can stick...
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Full story, as of this morning: I noticed...

Full story, as of this morning:

I noticed that for the last month or so my sump pump has been running nonstop dumping water every 5 minutes or so. Yes, it's been raining this winter but not that...
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Sump pump running non-stop -- chemical test of water?

I have noticed that my sump pump has been dumping water pretty much nonstop for the last few weeks. Dumps water every 5-10 minutes. It's been raining quite a bit this winter (I live near DC) but...
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Only cold water in brand new washer

Hello Everyone

About a month ago we bought a brand new Whirlrpool WTW5000DW3 washing machine. Even on the hot setting water that fills the washer is cold, not even warm. I disconnected and checked...
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Turns out I needed a bit more patience: switched...

Turns out I needed a bit more patience: switched the breaker off again, but this time waited for about a minute before switching it back on. The oven is working again!
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GE Profile PB975SP3SS not heating (possibly after power outage), lights on

I have a GE Profile PB975SP3SS electric oven that stopped working. The control panel and lights work but neither the stovetop nor the two ovens heat up. There might have been a power outage over the...
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How do I figure out the right way of adding more supply and return registers?

Hello everyone,

We're renovating our finished basement. It has a bedroom that has no HVAC registers so, needless to say, it's not the most comfortable room in the house in the summer or winter....
10-08-18, 06:38 PM
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Can leaky kitchen faucet be fixed (for now) without shutting off water?

I have an old Delta kitchen faucet that leaks water when turned on (see photo). Unfortunately, the valves in the kitchen cabinet below (not shown) are stuck since they are very old too, so I can't...
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UPDATE: Problem solved! Not sure what was wrong...

UPDATE: Problem solved! Not sure what was wrong before but after I flipped the main breaker switch off and on once more time and waited about 30 seconds, the oven came back to life! Hooray! :-)
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Yes, that's the model number stamped on the...

Yes, that's the model number stamped on the inside of the unit.

PJmax, I tried the breaker -- no luck.

In the troubleshooting section of the manual there is an item about a "F--" error code....
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GE range PB975STSS not heating after power outage

Had a power outage last night for a bout 4 hours. Now the panel of our 8-year-old GE range PB975STSS seems to work but neither the cooktop not the two ovens heat up. The lights inside the ovens work...
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I've decided to take the a cheaper route and get...

I've decided to take the a cheaper route and get a simple camping canopy. Should work as a temporary solution (which eventually might turn in to a permanent one :-))
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Building some sort of roof over outdoor workbench

I have a driveway that's partly enclosed by a fence with a gate. This end of the driveway is about 10' x 10' and then there is about 3' of dirt between the d/way and the fence making it 10' x 13' . I...
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Wink I read somewhere that the reason why the fridge...

I read somewhere that the reason why the fridge compartment may not be working is that there might be a fan that pulls cold air from the freezer into the fridge compartment.

So I presume it might...
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OK so the saga is not over. A few of months ago...

OK so the saga is not over. A few of months ago we called a repairman. When he was fiddling with the fridge, he didn't even pull it out. Then after a couple of months it clogged again. He came and...
10-10-17, 10:26 PM
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Is it possible to feed this subpanel from the...

Is it possible to feed this subpanel from the outside outlet like I explained? I suspect 15Amps just won't be enough.
10-10-17, 09:45 PM
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Can I use a transformer to convert 110v to 240v to power a tool in my shed?

I want to build a backdoor shed next to my house that would house a power tool that requires 240v AC. I have an outside 110v outlet that sits on a 15Amp breaker. Can I power my tool by feeding 110v...
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I checked with a level: the fridge is level. Not...

I checked with a level: the fridge is level. Not sure I want it to be any other way: wouldn't the doors get out of what if I tilt the fridge?

I like the idea of cutting off the left filler. Thanks...
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Need to make sure a new fridge fits into space

We finally decided to replace our 14 yar old fridge with a new one. Since we have a small kitchen, we'll probably for a French door model. Of course, we want to get the largest unit we can fit into...
09-28-17, 02:48 PM
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OK so here's what I did: 1. Used one whole roll...

OK so here's what I did:
1. Used one whole roll of this ...
09-27-17, 08:41 PM
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Freezing seems a bit extreme but I might consider...

Freezing seems a bit extreme but I might consider it if all else fails. Thx
09-27-17, 08:27 PM
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Thank you! Would this be...

Thank you! Would this be (http://www.homedepot.com/p/Nashua-Tape-1-in-x-3-33-yd-Stretch-and-Seal-Self-Fusing-Silicone-Tape-in-Black-1208952/100206050) a good substitute?
09-27-17, 08:02 PM
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Any way to temporarilly seal toilet valve until replaced?

We have a leaky toilet valve in our rental condo. It's old and will be replaced, but not until some time next week when the condo office shuts off the water in the building. In the meantime, we put a...
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Kenmore Coldspot 106.54596400: freezer/fridge divider hot to the touch

I have a Kenmore Coldspot 106.54596400 fridge built in 2004. I noticed some time ago that the wall that divides the fridge compartment from the freezer is almost hot to the touch. What's the problem...
07-30-17, 09:01 PM
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Yeah, that's a good idea, thanks! If the store...

Yeah, that's a good idea, thanks! If the store can give me the total sq ft of my order, not just total $, that'll be exactly what I need.
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