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  1. HVAC
    Hi, Is there code or rule of thumb for the length of a zip-in screw for attaching the joints of round ductwork? I have a couple of bathroom exhaust fans that will be using galvanized 6" diameter rigid duct for one fan and 4" for the other. The connections of joints will be maximum two layers of...
  2. Electrical
    Hi, Hope this is the right spot for this question... I have a cable wire coming in a room in my house without a connection/outlet (see picture here: https://imgur.com/a/10o91). Is there a DIY way I could do this? Or any video tutorials? I had a look on YouTube, but couldn't find anything...
  3. Electrical
    I just spent all afternoon removing three short fluorescent light fixtures from the basement laundry room. They were controlled from a simple wall switch. I replaced them with a four foot long LED tube light. I hooked up everything just the way I thought it should be. When I turned the...
  4. Electrical
    Hello, I recently built a new house and my electrician is gone MIA. For the first year the light to the ceiling fan would delay a few seconds before it would power on. A few days ago it stopped working at all. The ceiling fan would still work but the light does not work after i have tried these...
  5. Plumbing
    I have a single handle Delta faucet. The model number is unknown, and I haven't found an identical spray hose ending on Delta's support site. The connection between the supply line and the hose looks like the image below. It doesn't unscrew. I try pulling it apart but that didn't work, either.
  6. Electrical
    I'm trying to connect 3 vanity bars to one power source (plug) and needed to know what type of wiring I needed. . I want to say 16-2 but I want to make sure. (This is not being connected threw the wall in thr bathroom is a totally new set up)
  7. Building & Construction
    I'm building a gazebo to go over a hot tub I've just ordered. The dimensions of the gazebo (not counting the soffit overhang) is 10' x 9'. I'm putting seven 4x4 posts in a "U" shape. In other words, I'll have posts in 4 corners, and then additional posts in the middle on each side of the gazebo...
  8. Building & Construction
    I recently raised an ex. section of roofing (dormer) from an 8 to a 3 pitch running along the end of the ridge on 1 side of the ridge I connected 2x6x16 @ 16"o.c. My question is: Where the rafters meet the ridge they are above the ridge by <1" and not flush. Is this a problem? I can tell you...
  9. Carpentry
    I attached a picture to easily explain. How do I attach a beam to the floor joist securely. Header that the beam will carry spans over 4 joist. Header will carry about 1/4 of the load up top(another floor plus osb roof and asphalt shingles) Cannot connect to bottom floor of basement because it...
  10. Electrical
    I was wondering how I can do that. I know there is a small bunch of testers available, but which one? I am moving into a new place, and want to do this myself. Any ideas are welcome. :huh:
  11. Electrical
    In the ceiling electrical box I have : -2 black wires already connected ( never touched ) - voltage detected -1 yellow wire - voltage detected -3 light tan wires - 2 voltage detected, 1 no voltage - The chandalier has 2 wires and a grounder. What wires go with what? I also have 3 outlets and...
  12. HVAC
    I have a new home and recieved a Honeywell IAQ (YTH9421C1002) from a family member who works at Honeywell. The furnace installer did not know how to install the IAQ with the furnace so put his own thermostat on. The Gibson(Nordyne) furnace is a SC92 and has the following connections: R C Y G W...
  13. Appliances
    I am having trouble keeping my dryer hose connected to the dryer and here's why. The back of my dryer is FLUSH with the end of the vent tube, the sheet metal curves in around the vent tube causing a counter sunk affect. With the end of the duct being flush with the back of the dryer I can't...
  14. Electrical
    Hello, I have a four wire feed (white, black, red, ground) from my electrical panel. I have wired the dryer receptacle box and plugged in the dryer, turned it on and heard an odd noise. I shut off the dryer and realized I had incorrectly connected the red to the neutral and the white to the...
  15. Building & Construction
    I've been building a small addition to the top of my sunroom and I've come to the point where I'm starting to build the roof. The house has a hip main roof and the builders in 1925 just loaded it up with nails. Is that still an acceptable method of attachment? Does anyone have an illustration...
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