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What kind of outlet is this?

Stephanierunning's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Stephanierunning in  Energy » Electrical » Wiring 

This is our only outdoor outlet! I want to plug lights in but this is the only think we have. Can I buy a converter for it?  ... read more »

3way switch on old house

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Energy » Electrical » Lighting »

one box has 3 wires other box has 2 wires. i made a mistake on earlier post. Found hot wire on the 2 wire box- does that  ... read more »

Old House Wiring

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Energy » Electrical » Lighting »

Old house wiring -3 way switch not working. One box has 4 wires that are hot all the time & the other box has 2  ... read more »

Boiler fault

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Climate Control » Heating »

My biasi m90 24s boiler senses domestic hot water pressure drop and the flow valve light illuminates immediately. But there  ... read more »

Black & Decker charger HT70151 has no lights or output voltage

Petric's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Petric in  Appliances »

I need schematic diagram for Black&Decker charger HT70151  ... read more »

lids with glass and metal edge

Cecicocina's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Cecicocina in  Kitchen »

The pots lids have water and black "thingies" between the water and metal edges. Do you know how to get rid of  ... read more »

New Gas Cooktop notResting flat on Counter

CCWM's Avatar (by Gravatar) by CCWM in  Appliances »

New GE Monogram gas cooktop is laying flat (resting flat) on the counter except for the center front where there is a 1/16  ... read more »

Upvc window handle won't open

Jay's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Jay in  Windows »

My upvc window handle will not budge. Im wanting to replace the handle but can not lift the handle up to get to the screw  ... read more »

Neighbours cooker extractor fan vents into my garden

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Appliances »

Our next door neighbour had problems with damp in her house she had extensive work done including thee large air bricks put  ... read more »

canon coalridge gas fire

diane dunford's Avatar (by Gravatar) by diane dunford in  Climate Control » Fireplaces »

we have a black coalridge fire took it apart to clean started lighting first time now it wont spark at all. any idea what  ... read more »

draft inducer fan or support tall pipe?

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Climate Control » Heating »

I think a draft inducer TJERNLUND DJ3 or D3 would be better but might go with pic 1 and 2 if i can tie this up strong against  ... read more »

Cut ridge beam help! !

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Carpentry »

Hi I've got a cottage which I've gutted two of the 4 purlins are cut in half which I am sure should be whole but what  ... read more »

oil heater air fuel ratio question

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Climate Control » Heating »

On my oil heater adjusting the air band and shutter I see the flame getting larger and larger as i decrease the air. Set  ... read more »

drain pipe leak

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Plumbing »

leak. see pic. the horiz drain pipe going into the wall after the trap in the bathroom is corroded on the bottom. It is corroded  ... read more »

What's best vacuum for pet hairs on hardwood and carpet?

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Appliances »

Last year I ended up buying a Hoover Linx cordless stick vac and the Bissell Pet Hair Eraser hand vac as I was so frustrated  ... read more »

Ecoflam Minor 4 electric motor bearing

mopfe's Avatar (by Gravatar) by mopfe in  Energy » Oil »

Hi - happy 2019 & I know this thread is old - but so am I! Problem Ecoflam Minor 4 electric motor bearing fan side  ... read more »

San Yang Pai Hood Bulb

Bryan Boling's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Bryan Boling in  Appliances »

We have a San Yang Pai CY-968 range hood in our home. It was there when we bought it and is apparently more of a professional  ... read more »

storage loft constructin

Driver's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Driver in  Carpentry »

Trying to figure out how much weight I can put on my 12x12 loft. 4x4 posts. 2x10 headers (1/side) with 2x6 joists on 16"  ... read more »

Rock wool or asbestos

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Insulation »

I found what I hope is rock wool and not asbestos in my attic. I'd appreciate some feedback. I've attached a picture here  ... read more »

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