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1960s bomb shelter a safe place to wait out a tornado?

I have a 1960s 10x12x8 ft concrete room. It was built under our concrete kitchen floor which is at ground level in 1963. The concrete is 12" thick, except for the ceiling which would be about 24" ...
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Height of cabinet for induction cooktop

I just bought a new apartment, and purchased a new Bosch induction cooktop for the kitchen. The cut in the counter top stone is the right size, but when I placed it inside I see that the bottom of the ...
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Fluorescent Without Fixture

I want to achive a very simple look with fluorescent lights. I want to hang a fluorescent tube from the ceiling with as little as possible. Was thinking maybe hanging them just in the cord to each end ...
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Hammer Paint Over Rust

I have some rusty metal L-beams that I want to use for a project but I don't want to spend the time and money to have them sandblasted. I have heard that you can spray Hammerite paint right over the ...
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220 line 110 outlet

So, I went to replace the over-range microwave today...only to discover that the old one ran on a 220 line: ...but the new one only needs a 110: Am I correct in assuming that I can use the ...
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Can I use EP 80W/90 oil instead of EP90 oil in a Belle MiniMix 150 gearbox?

I have a Belle MiniMix 150 110V Electric Cement Mixer the documentation says to use a EP90 oil, but these days it seems that most outlets only sells EP80/90 oil. What is the difference and doe sit ...
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Can I run these appliances with 25A

I'm looking to lease a floor of a building for office purposes but the building owner has placed a cap on current to 25Amp due to limited current available. I'm no expert but he has consulted a ...
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How do I find the master unit for an intercom?

I have a 4-wire (I think) intercom/doorbell system in the my house with 3 indoor stations (Pacific Electronic 3404) and one outdoor station. My transformer is in the (finished) basement on the west ...
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Buzzing sound relates to domestic fuse problem, or bigger issue?

I noticed the light in the fridge was flickering, same with the coffee machine LEDs etc on the same plug circuit. Fortunately, I noticed that in the garage...this house built about 18 yrs ago; this ...
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Looking for a timer 20 mins on 5 mins off [closed]

I built a solar power heater for my pool. Using 500 ft of black hose and pump. The problem I have is the water that runs through the hose is cooling it down after about 20 mins. I was curious if there ...
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RCD tripping with fault on live wire only

I am installing a small electrical board for a home renovation. There is a single RCD 30mA, EU standards (I am in France). There are ~20 circuits, each with their own differential, most are OFF, I am ...
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find other end of ethernet cable

My house is wired for Cat5e. In each room there is a blank socket with a cat5e cable behind it. I presume they all terminate in a common location. I've looked in all the usual and unusual locations ...
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240v Lights on a 12v Circuit?

Is it possible to run 240v lights on a 12v circuit using 12v bulbs? I have 6 240v lights for the garden and here in the UK unless you are qualified electrician and use Armoured cable dug to a depth ...
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Are there any issues connecting Neutral and Live at once to the supply line?

A normal plug point has the wiring structure of the normal cct diagram I've drawn below. I'm thinking about plugging a device into the outlet in a permanent way and keep the switch closed and control ...
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What is the best way for a DIY'er to work with contractors/inspectors? [closed]

Like many here, I was born with an unhealthy desire to do things myself. It is in my DNA, it isn't gonna change. This is NOT a post about the evils of the government deciding what/when/how I can do ...
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Unable to get clear answer on which breaker flips first

I've rented a space where the transformer and main panel are fenced off and I can’t access it without calling the landlord. He lives rather far away and is the only one with the key and that kind of ...
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Inverters : 12V vs 24V?

Searching on internet i've found some articles like this : https://earthship360.com/what-is-the-advantage-of-a-24v-system-over-a-12v-system/ that is in favor of higher voltage system. But on other ...
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Inverter AC details and specifications

How Inverter AC differs from Non-inverterAC ? What is the advantage of inverter AC than the normal one ?
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Can a ceiling fan's speed be controlled with a light dimmer switch

I purchased a ceiling fan a while back which is one of those fancy ones that is operated with a remote control. However, for some reason, the remote broke, and the fan is stuck on maximum speed, I can ...
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Adjusting speed of a kitchen range hood motor

I have a range hood in my kitchen that moves air from a 6 in pipe reduced down to a 4 in pipe. This causes air flow turbulence which makes the operation noisy and inefficient. I'm thinking that if i ...
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How can I test the electricity of a business for an event that will need lots of it? [closed]

Disclaimer: I am not an electrical engineer, but have some knowledge of electricity concepts. I've run some gaming events in the past, and tripping circuits in various venues can be a problem. From ...
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solvent and adhesives for plexiglass

I would like an advice on what is the best solvent to use to remove various adhesives stuck on a plexiglass. Also, what is the best adhesives to use with plexiglass.
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Three Way Dimmer switch not working with track light

I have a three way dimmer switch at base of stairs and a three way switch at top of stairs that controls a track light at top of stairs. The wiring on the dimmer is just one cable coming into the ...
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How do I repair a broken cable in a retractable handle suitcase? [closed]

On one side of the retractable handle of this suitcase, the retractable peg (in Picture 1) that locks into one of the available positions (e.g. up, down) is stuck. This is because the cable, which ...
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Permanent feed from light swicth

Here is my question, I want to pull power (Live and Neutral) from a 220 Volts light switch. But my house is wired up like in FIGURE 1: (all images referenced below are in 1 image marked as Figure 1, ...