All of the following tags exist, with potentially overlapping topics:

Some potentially related tags include , , , and . There's also these tags about air filtration that seem to overlap:

Some of these should definitely be removed or made synonyms, especially and .

  • Also, I stumbled across flushvlave while searching for these, which is misspelled and only on a single question. May 14, 2022 at 19:36
  • There's a policy to clean single use tags after 6 months. Or you can speed it up by submitting an edit to the question to delete the tag. meta.stackexchange.com/questions/48417/…
    – BMitch Mod
    May 17, 2022 at 1:12
  • @BMitch Thanks for the info! I might do that later with air-fil. If any of these are going to be synonymized, they'll most likely need a mod since IIRC the non-mod way to do it is pretty difficult. May 17, 2022 at 2:49
  • We create aliases based on requests here in meta fairly often. What will take me some time is sorting what makes sense as a synonym, merged, or if there's enough different usage that the tags should not be associated.
    – BMitch Mod
    May 17, 2022 at 9:18

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was already a synonym of . That's noticeable when you try to go to the air-conditioner tag and it's all the air-conditioning questions. I've gone ahead and merged that one.

I've also edited the one question with to use the correct . I'm guessing that was from using the wrong key to auto-complete, and the system would have eventually deleted it.

If there are other specific entries that need to be defined as a synonym, please raise those as individual suggestions. What I'm looking for is all posts with one tag fitting within a better tag, and no additional value from the original tag.

You can see all the tag synonyms at: https://diy.stackexchange.com/tags/synonyms

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