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So far very helpful!

Since the washing machine was draining into the sink, Iíll venture a guess that this setup circumvents the 2Ē drain requirement... but I want to fix this properly. My guess is the sink uses a...
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Washing machine drain- skip the sink?

I have a washing machine that drains into a utility sink. The sink is always a problem, and Iíd like to get rid of it. Can I just run a pipe up the wall and attach the washing machine hose to it or...
05-17-20, 09:16 AM
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Got it!

Thanks for the clarification- I always connect the wire colors consistently just forget which is the hot and which is the neutral. Fanís already up but I made sure the box I got was weight-rated...
05-17-20, 08:54 AM
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There is a wire...

The wire is live that goes to the switch- the switch doesnít connect to anything though besides the wire to the panel. So if I connect to the wire From the fixture to the live white wire and leave it...
05-17-20, 06:56 AM
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Adding a light to a room

I have done wiring before but only simple things, so I wanted to see if someone could advise on a very simple question:
I have a room that is getting a ceiling fan but I have to wire it as new. The...
04-20-20, 11:08 AM
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Shrinking a door opening

I have a 48" arch that I want to put a 32"door into. How should I frame it? Should I frame the hinge side by just extending the side of the arch with another stud, tying it in to the existing header...
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Actually I did....

wife asked when I would have this done... I told her ďTwo weeks!Ē
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Thanks for the advice!

Iíve been on the fence about whether to redo the whole thing with steel pipes... all the connections underneath are incredibly tenuous. The house is 300 years old and the last guy did his own...
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How to best fix kitchen sink plumbing?

I have a kitchen sink with one faucet, two drains, a garbage disposal and a dishwasher. My problem area is the drains. If one isnít leaking then the other one is. The drains are plumbed in PVC- mated...
04-13-19, 11:23 AM
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Doggie Door

i have a doggie door in my mud room and it is very simple- a hole cut in the wall with a flap in it. If I want to keep the dog inside or outside, I have a metal sheet that slides into a track...
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Driveway improvement suggestions needed!

i have a steep short driveway that is paved, then the pavement stops and widens to a dirt/gravel parking are about 3-4 cars wide which is usually a swampy mess. I was thinking about somehow digging...
12-26-18, 05:14 AM
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Specifics on tiling

what would I need to check for? Are we talking about installing additional joists under the subfloor, replacing the subfloor with something thicker... the putting down thinset then CBU then thinset...
12-24-18, 02:08 AM
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Planning kitchen floor tile project

Wife and I are on the same page- we have had a laminate floor since we bought the house two years ago and it is already starting to peel. Replacing it would be a mistake and we just donít want to...
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Yep, it's old!

The home dates back to 1717, unless it is older. Still working on getting more records!
I am hesitant to use heat tape, because I can see in a copper application where it might help by conducting...
01-09-18, 11:09 AM
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Had something similar happen....

Do you have access to the pump? I tapped the connection box that powers my pump and it sprang to life- Is your pump running?
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Pex heating to prevent frozen pipes?

I have a 300 year old house, and the supply lines in the basement run through a cold crawl space- Iím pretty sure this is a problem area for freezing pipes and I am going through the crisis of no...
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Drainage around barn

Not sure if this is the right place, but I'll start my post here anyway...
I have a very old barn, which sits on a stone/cement foundation. In front of the main door, the footer is crumbling and...
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Would it make sense to dig in front of the...

Would it make sense to dig in front of the crumbling concrete and create a shallow trough to channel the runoff away from the door, or would I end up destroying that when I go to replace the stretch...
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Lightbulb I would go the other way- before testing by...

I would go the other way- before testing by applying voltage, connect the voltmeter to two of the wires then energize the motor in place. It claims to be a 120V 60Hz 4.5A motor, so you should see...
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Some Pictures to help....

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Thanks for the responses so far! Here are a couple of pictures of the garage (Apologies for the mess!). I can't redo the whole building's foundation, but perhaps I can chip out the...
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Garage door / concrete issue

83326I have an overhead garage door that sits on a concrete footer when it is closed. As you can see in the attached picture, the top of the footer has started to disintegrate. What happens is water...
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Good idea!

Maybe I'm jumping ahead a bit, but let's say I identify the thread by threading a nut onto the fitting. (I haven't even left the plumbing section!) where would I find a tap for that- I wouldn't think...
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This isn't a matter of instructions or...

This isn't a matter of instructions or documentation. I have a sink that has a standard fitting that I need an extended length hose for- an icemaker 1/4 NPT hose is connected to the sink and delivers...
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78885 This fitting is the exact match I need- I...

78885 This fitting is the exact match I need- I am coming off the handle with the male end. Looks like about 4.5 threads per quarter-inch, or about 18 TPI. It also looks like the pipe is barely over...
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Sprayer / nonstandard fitting

I have a sparyer the I really ant to use with my sink, but it has a nonstandard fitting- it is 1/2" but doesn't fit MIP or Flare threads- it seems finer. I contacted the mfg., but they don't have a...
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