Is their some kind of device that can take a picture to locate where these leaks are located?

Our house is a 4 level split model and within the guest room which is on the 2nd level (level above the basement) I hear a drips somewhere above the ceiling. These drip sounds are located in 2 different locations above the ceiling.

Is their some kind of device that can take a picture to locate where these leaks are located so that we don’t have to tear up the house to find the source of these leaks?

What to do with white neutral wire?

I am installing an electric cooktop that has black and red conductor wires (plus the ground wire). However, the circuit line has black, red and white wires.

Since there isn’t a matching white wire in the cooktop can I safely cap the stranded white wire in the circuit line?


Replacement Strip of Siding

When I purchased my house I noticed a strip of siding assumingly blew off the garage. In the garage was a strip of siding that was the correct length to replace it. I tried going up there and fitting it into place to no avail, the new strip is too tall by about an inch. Do I have the wrong siding or do I need to do something to get these to fit together. I am a total newbie to siding.

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Fix Vent Pipe leak?

This is the exhaust vent from a gas fired heating system.

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That drip, right at the joint, started a year ago. I’m assuming it’s from condensation, and would otherwise drain back into the heater, except for a bad glue joint.
What’s the best/easiest way to address this? I’m thinking to just turn the heat off the next few warm days, and layer on some glue at the joint.

Is there any easy way to mount multiple single gang low voltage panels in a multi-gang box?

So, a combination of AT&T, Comcast, and the previous owner of my house and made an absolute mess out of the area I’m wanting to use as the network hub of my house. There are five outlets, one for AT&T’s modem (it’s branded), one for Comcast’s modem (the previous owner went with comcast), two for network connections, and one for power. None of them are spaced evenly, and the plates are all different colors.

I have access to the back of the wall, and am considering a single gang box for the outlet, and one large multigang box for all the lower voltage connections. The problem is, these others are of course all single gang plates, so they won’t fit well into a multigang box. Googling reveals no quick and easy cutting method. I’m considering a few possibilities of how to make this work, but was wondering if there was a tried and true method that anyone knew of before I head into uncharted waters. Anyone have any ideas?

How to fix a huge gap between tub faucet and tile

We just moved into an old house and two of the tub faucets have huge gaps from the tile as pictured below. This is something that I feel needs to be addressed right away to prevent shower water from splashing back there and causing water damage to the wall behind.

How did this happen in the original install and how do I need to fix it?

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Adding 2 lights, white wires only?

I am adding 2 additional light receptacles in my garage attic. I thought this was going to be pretty straightforward until I got to the currently working light in the attic (pic attached). I get white wire to white wire and black wire to black wire but how do I attach 2 new lights (black, white, and ground wires) to this configuration?

There is a single switch next to the attic door. I’ve attached pics in the link below.

Is there such a thing as wall lights that you can plug into a power outlet?

There is a room in our house with a fluorescent bulbs from the dark ages and they’ve stopped working a while back. We’ve tried replacing the starter, it worked for a moment but stopped, maybe a loose connection somewhere. We can’t get an electrician to come check it out for the time being, so what I’m wondering is, are there any wall lights that you can plug into a power outlet and hang on the wall? This might be a stupid idea, but is there? Googling only brought out accent lights, but I want something a little more powerful.

Best way to make a hole in concrete wall

So my house has concrete walls and ceilings. There a few places i would need to remove some large holes like for vents or light fixtures. I was looking at a concrete hole saw which seems to be a good idea but im not sure it would last or what kind of drill to attach it too. Any ideas.