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I own a remodeling firm, and this is one of those things that so many get wrong and the manufacturers don't tell you how to get right. There are 3 aspects homeowners never hear: 1. All the old caulk HAS to come off. Squeaky clean. 2. All surfaces and substrates to be caulked need to be dry. Bone dry. 3. Use silicone if you must, but silicone or ...


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The only real answer can be "as long as it takes". There are so many variables that affect how easily the water will evaporate that you can't predict. Could be hours in some situations, could be months in others. You need to figure out how to measure how much water is left. You might consider buying a moisture content meter; there are ones with pins that ...


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There's no such thing as too many wires between the bathroom switch and the bathroom light/fan/heatlamp/whatever the future may bring. I would run at least 3 hots and a neutral, with 1 hot and 1 neutral being 12ga for a high current device. Even better, install conduit and pull whatever as needed. I personally hate fans which turn on with the light. I ...


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When wiring with cable, and the feed is coming to the light, the standard is to feed a single pole with the white wire (the code requires this) and return with the black wire. If you connect the white wire to the other white wires at the light fixture you create a dead short when the switch is closed this would trip the GFCI if you are downstream from it. ...


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Some are. You can also get transformers designed to mount into a 1/2” knockout in a junction box. The transformer proper sits outside the box. You can also find transformers which sit on the outside of a metal box cover. These are very common in 24VAC. These are typically true transformers. You may be using the word "transformer" loosely to mean ...


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Your question-asking and diagram are great! Unfortunately, i can't fully conceptualize it right now (too hungry), but I hope this post gives you helpful info re: wall height. Here's a pic of my parents' shower stall, which we designed together: I hate curtains and convinced them an "open concept" shower would be cool. They planned for a full-height glass ...



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