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  1. Electrical
    I am installing a new outlet in master bedroom behind the tv. There’s a outlet directly below where I want to add the new one. I was planning on pulling power from there. When I pulled the outlet out there was already two 14/2 cables going in to it. Am I still ok to use this outlet for power...
  2. Building & Construction
    I want to install a new exterior door in my house, and my house has aluminum siding. Does anyone have a good process to do this or any tips. Does the siding have to be removed? Can you cut a hole through the siding and not remove it? Any advice dealing with the aluminum siding would be great.
  3. Flooring
    Hey everyone. I'm new here at the DIY chatroom. Hopefully someone here can offer some advice. I'm going to attempt to install a stair runner for the first time. Currently it's just regular wood treads. I've watched videos and read articles, but keep running into conflicting information. Can...
  4. Plumbing
    I am in the process of installing a natural gas-powered outside tankless water heater. It's a small house, so I want it installed on an exterior wall to save space inside. The issue I'm running into is clearances around the heater. I have a very small spot where it can be installed on the back...
  5. Plumbing
    I want to install a tankless water heater in my house, so I'm practicing soldering copper on some scrap pieces. I may have to reroute copper water lines in the crawlspace to the heater location on an outside wall, so I want to make sure I get this right before making trouble. I used a mini...
  6. Appliances
    Hi folks, My first post, so thanks for having a look. My old Bosch DW died after 20+ years. Bought a new Miele 4228 scu. Gotta love those Germans. It is a bit of an odd install since the DW is not next to a sink drain. The power, water feed and drain all come up from the floor. I had a high...
  7. General DIY Discussions
    Hi folks, My first post, so thanks for having a look. My old Bosch DW died after 20+ years. Bought a new Miele 4228 scu. Gotta love those Germans. It is a bit of an odd install since the DW is not next to a sink drain. The power, water feed and drain all come up from the floor. I had a high...
  8. Plumbing
    Good morning guys, I am replacing an A.O. Smith Pro Max 50 gal water heater due to it is leaking. We have a water softener and I never flushed it or replaced the anode rod. It lasted ten years. I am going with the Rheem Hybrid heat pump unit. I am going to use pex for the supply lines to the...
  9. Windows and Doors
    Folks - I had a contractor do an install for me on a new door. Its a seal-rite FCM10-LE with vinyl cladding & brick mold and aluminium sill which leads to a breakfast nook. We found when they removed the other door the floor was rotten from them putting on a deck with no flashing under the...
  10. Kitchen & Bath Remodeling
    Hey all, I recently upgraded my cabinets from old custom built cabinets to brand new stock cabinets, the old ones were rotting so they had to go. There is currently a bulkhead above the old cabinets, height is not going to be an issue, and I'm covering the total difference in width with filler...
  11. HVAC
    I am installing my own inducer motor and noticed the new fan has 3 ports on it, two large ones and one small one. The existing tubing I have doesn't fit the larger ones but fits the smaller one. Am I allowed to use the smaller one for the limit switch tubing as long as I plug the larger two...
  12. Roofing/Siding
    Howdy folks, new on the forum. So, straight to the point. Got a 1930s house , side entrance that leads to basement staircase, and the entrance has like a small canopy or a portico or whatever it's technically called. Structure is made of wood and covered with some cheap rusted metal. So, what's...
  13. How To Guides
    There are times that hanging a door can be done much more simply than dealing with shims, and cutting shims, and then casing. We call this "California-style." (Please don't be offended, Dear Californians! I didn't name it this, it's just what people in the industry in Utah call it.) Anyway, for...
  14. Electrical
    Installing a bathroom fan with Auto Humidity Sensor AND Timer Hello, I am trying to install a bathroom fan/light with the following features and was wondering the best way to do it. 1. Only the fan goes on automatically with high humidity (no light) 2. Can't turn off the fan. Only Auto and Off...
  15. Electrical
    I will try and be as thorough as I can with this, because it has confused everyone else so far. I recently purchased an older home (built in the early 1950’s) and in the process up updating the house. I installed a new ceiling fan in the living room (very easy to do) and took the existing...
  16. Flooring
    Hi. We have a floor guy who installed a maple floor and we're in the finishing stage. Instead of waterpopping he used sealer to prevent blotching. He put on 1 coat of a honey color stain and a second coat. He told us he did not wipe down the 2nd coat of stain. No clear coat on yet. We see...
  17. Windows and Doors
    So we ordered a window for our Master, it's 72" tall and 60" wide. The window was framed in. However, we had the house bricked because we couldn't wait for the window which will take 6 weeks to get here. When it was bricked, they bricked over the exposed jack studs where the window fins are...
  18. Electrical
    Hi all, So i am installing a single pole dimmer switch at a lady friends apartment. the problem is, i didn't study the old switch when i detached the three wires from it. 2 black and a yellow. i figured the yellow was ground, and blacks were hot. every possible combination of these three...
  19. Building & Construction
    I have an entranceway between my house and a wall. There's a concrete walk in the center with small patches of dirt on each side. I want to put a wooden gate across with the posts sunk in the dirt. This morning I dug down on the wall (hinge) side and hit the wall's footings 9" down. The...
  20. Windows and Doors
    Hello All, I'm replacing a curb mounted skylight as it leaks a very small amount. I'd really appreciate advice on two point right now- 1) Is it most likely that the leak is occurring in the skylight itself, or by some problem in the curb. Is it likely I need to change the flashing...
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