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  1. Tiling, ceramics, marble
    Hello, I've recently have had a resin-backed marble installed in my entryway foyer, walkway, and steps. I live in South Florida and after 2 months some of the tiles on the front of the steps have become detached. My installer insists this is due to the resin and not the thin-set that he used...
  2. Electrical
    We purchased more modern garage lights. Also a porch light. Asked HOI to come tell us why the outside garage lights are dimming. He simply said they take 120 and the wire is putting out 120. Lights need replacement. I wasn't home..but it was because when installed the porch light (I'll post...
  3. Electrical
    My landscaping contractor brought in a licensed electrician to connect the lights, switches and outlets on the patio cover he had built. The electrician was in the process of connecting the patio wiring to an outdoor plug box in the side of the house. I noticed that he did not install a GFI...
  4. General DIY Discussions
    Hey y’all, so I bought this home out in SoCal. The home was built in 1960 and the basics are mostly is in good shape. I’ve got this planter box outside the house that I rather like and want to keep but when I had the floors done it was clear that some of the moisture is making it’s way into the...
  5. Electrical
    Question: What sort of cable and boxes am I required to install household-voltage lighting above ground on a gabion fence? Can I even legally run it above ground inside the cages? Situation: I'm building a gabion wall (stones inside wire cages) and plan to install uplighting or downlighting...
  6. Building & Construction
    Hi Everyone, Wanted to get some community insights into my current project. I’m building a cedar outdoor pavilion on our patio and since span tables are scant on Cedar I wanted to double checked my specs with you fine folks. Here’s the details: 18’x18’ (full length and width not oc) 4 posts...
  7. Building & Construction
    Hello! My husband and I are coordinating a patio build (concrete floor, patio cover, outdoor kitchen) and are hoping for some insight on what order to conduct business. We have the hardscape and softscape designs and are planning to coordinate all the contractors involved to turn the vision into...
  8. Drywall & Plaster
    Hello (first post), I have an outdoor patio with a (I'm guessing) plaster ceiling. Since we've bought the house 2 years ago part of the ceiling has broken off and cracks are starting to get larger. I'm wondering what I can do to limit the growth of the cracks or fix it in general. A...
  9. Plumbing
    Hello All, My outdoor faucet is leaking from the handle. I tried to take it apart to see if I can replace the washer but I can't seem to get it off. I took out the screw on the handle, but the handle won't come off. I also loosened the nut underneath the handle, but nothing is coming off (see...
  10. Electrical
    Hello, Does anyone know a way to convert a recessed outdoor receptacle with a GFCI to a surface mount box that you could then tap off and carry power to another location or an additional outdoor receptacle? I looked at the hardware store and didn't see anything that looked right. Anyone know...
  11. Electrical
    I am planning to install 9 outdoor receptacles around our 100 year old home. Two of the nine will be weather-proofed floor mounted receptacles on the porch used for things such as charging phones, running a box fan, or maybe a laptop. The rest will be seldom used but will be there for a variety...
  12. Electrical
    Hi All, When we moved into our new home there was a light post outside for which we could not find a switch. I realized there's a box with wiring next to it that may be the switch that was never set up. I've attached pictures. I was planning to use a double gang waterproof toggle switch...
  13. Painting
    Hello, I am looking for some kind of coating that I can apply on some painted ornaments to make them last outside. Is there anything special for non-painted stainless steel? Thanks.
  14. General DIY Discussions
    ISO, I found four feet of septic water in my basement which obviously i don't go down there much. Dug the top off the septic and found the entire electric fixture floating down there in septic water. The receptacle was below water, MELTED, piggyback switch plug and the pump plug in it. I ran...
  15. Electrical
    Hi, I have 3 outdoor lights on my home (this model: https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.l...000667820.html). I recently posted about an issue with one of them which would turn on for only 5 seconds and then turn off. I ended up replacing that unit with an identical one which worked perfectly for...
  16. Electrical
    Hi, I have an outdoor wall light (see picture here: https://imgur.com/a/Q2mOz) that turns on via a switch. When I switch it on, it comes on for 5 seconds, then shuts off on its own. I have to turn the switch off, wait a few seconds and then switch it on for it to work again. But again, it only...
  17. Electrical
    Hi All, I currently have a switch in my living room for an outdoor flood light. Power is run from the switch to the light via NM cable through the attic. The NM cable is run through liquid tight conduit where it penetrates the attic at the fascia board. I do not believe NM cable is allowed to...
  18. Building & Construction
    Hey Fellas, I am planning to build an outdoor dry sauna. Ideally I would like to build a floating floor and would prefer not to pour a concrete slab in case the sauna needs to be moved one day (main plumbing drain will be directly underground). I would likely build it on Dek Blocks with...
  19. Electrical
    I am trying to repurpose some existing UF wire. It currently goes through my foundation, with no conduit involved, about 14" below ground and runs a long way to a place that does not need it. I would like to cut it short and bring it up to slightly above ground level to a new outlet that...
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