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I know when the home I live in now was built (mid 60's) grounding was not required for lighting circuits in my area. The electrician that wired the house actually pulled the grounding wires back out of the box (non-metallic) and bound them together behind the box. So none of my lights or switches in the house are grounded. It would be safer to have the ...


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In a perfect world, with perfect electronics, there would be no need for a grounding conductor. It's there to deal with imperfections. The most likely case for a ground fault in this installation would be if the black conductor lost some insulation and shorted itself against the frame of the fan. In such a situation, the casing could become electrified, ...


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It may make some cringe, and it is not for the faint of heart, but I would use an extension ladder of the proper height, placed on the stairs so the angle is good for climbing, one of these for either end of the long run of the stair, and place a walk board, a 2X10 or 2X12 (in the US), that is the main work surface. Access to it would be by another item ...


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There are three ways: 1) Lean a ladder against the lower wall, put boards connecting it with an upper stair, and put a ladder on top of that. 2) Use a baker scaffold. Baker scaffolds can be set up with varying height legs. Then put a ladder on the baker scaffold. This is my recommended solution. 3) Use a 2 wheel edging paint pad that will allow you to ...


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Cant hurt the heater at all and no need to shut gas or electricity off to the HWS either as it's always full and only delivers you hot water by way of you opening hot tap and cold water entering bottom of tank forcing hot out. While you have hot water turned off why dont you replace the shower washer too? You can find out how simple to do on utube.


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Most molds are harmless, or are at most an allergen. There are a fairly small number which are toxic to one degree or another. So a lot of the fear you see is overreaction, or is folks with serious allergies. If you aren't allergic, and don't have reason to suspect that this is one of the nasty ones, it's mostly an eyesore. The real problem is that, once ...


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When young and immortal, you [may think you] can climb around on a 45 degree roof with a pair of sneakers and the confidence that you'll never fall off. Mortality may intervene if you do fall off, and as you get older and mortality has more of a grip precautions are [more obviously] advisable... Roof Jacks are commonly available for rent (by day, week or ...


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You wear a harness attached to a rope that is thrown over the roof and tied to something solid such as a tree. The harness kit may look like this: The harness is most often used in a manner as shown here. A short connecting rope goes from the middle of the high back over to a D-Clip that then attaches to the main safety rope via a Robe Grab. Rope ...



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