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How to stop leakage here?

plumberoid's Avatar (by Gravatar) by plumberoid in  Plumbing » Toilet 

Hi everyone I've just moved house and found that there is a small leaking in the toilet. I tried to move the joint but  ... read more »

VCT Asbestos Tiles

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Floor » Tile »

I have the old style VCT asbestos tiles in my den and want to install an epoxy coating. Do I have pay someone to remove the  ... read more »

240v Transformer/Converter

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

I need to run a unit at 12v DC. So I need to step down from 240v AC to an AC voltage which I can then convert to DC and  ... read more »

indoor motion light

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

the bath room motion sensor is flashing red but no light comes on when we push the manual button still no light comes on.  ... read more »

Reinforcing 2x8 floor joists on 16" centers on 26' span single center girder.

Tommy's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Tommy in  Floor »

We bought a house built in 1976. The floors feel like a Mobil home. The house is a single story rectangle 26'x54' the floor  ... read more »

Power Tiller: Will small rocks affect it?

Alex's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Alex in  Yard »

The previous owners of my house had laid small white landscaping stones (.5-1") approximately 3-4 inches deep in our  ... read more »

RCCB fixed now the other side trips

Fluffyhead's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Fluffyhead in  Energy » Electrical » Installation »

RCCB was tripping at least 3 times a day I couldn't find a fault so I replaced and it seemed to have solved the issues but  ... read more »

Glue for plastic /wet

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

I have about a 1"piece of plastic that broke off my above ground pool pump it's one of the pieces that propel the water  ... read more »

Low voltage lighting

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

Okay so last year I wired twelve 1.2watt hardscape lights on a 60watt 12v transformer. The run is approximately 100 feet  ... read more »

York Unit Thermostat Error

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

Had a brand new unit for over a year last night about 400 emails every minute to advise me there is a "Thermostat  ... read more »

Correct sump pump sizingin home

Lucas P.'s Avatar (by Gravatar) by Lucas P. in  Plumbing » Sump Pump »

We recently purchased a home that has sump pumps and have never had had one in our house before (or the need for one) and  ... read more »

Repeat broken pipe

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

Two winters ago we had a pipe burst in the exterior wall of our finished basement. The pipe leads to the outdoor faucet  ... read more »

drain utility sink directly into sump pump discharge?

Janice's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Janice in  Plumbing » Sump Pump »

Hi I'm trying to figure out if I'm able to drain a utility sink directly into the discharge pipe for the sump pump? There's  ... read more »

2 part Epoxy paint

's Avatar (by Gravatar) by in  Yard » Pool »

I use to use an off the shelf epoxy paint to on my pool. Actually it came in a sky blue color so I was happy with it.  ... read more »

Flooring Installation Preparation

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Floor » Carpet »

We are planning to replace all the carpet in our home. Would like to hear from others how you handled moving the furniture  ... read more »

Flymo Hover 300 lawnmower

Anonymous's Avatar (by Gravatar) by Anonymous in  Garden » Lawn »

The belt on the mower snapped. The centrifugal clutch plate that the belt is wrapped around is TIGHT. How that this be dismantled  ... read more »

Radiators getting warm during shower or when taps are in use

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

Hi guys I'm having a problem when showering/using hot water on taps where the radiators start to get warm after a few minutes.  ... read more »

bringing expensive light fixtures to asia which uses 220V

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

hello everyobe. I purchased this expensive chandelier with the thought of installing it on our ancestral home in East Asia.  ... read more »

well pump short cycling

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

Have narrowed the problem down to the pressure tank. the manufacturer's tech rep asked me if water came out of the air valve  ... read more »

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