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Carbon monoxide detectors should be installed according to the instructions that accompanied the unit. From Nest Protect's website: There’s a myth that all carbon monoxide alarms should be installed lower on the wall because carbon monoxide is heavier than air. In fact, carbon monoxide is slightly lighter than air and diffuses evenly throughout the ...


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It's all about the watts, dude! The safety concern surrounding the use of adapters, power boards, and the like is as you mentioned: wattage. Power strip (board) safety 101: Add up the wattage of all loads (in your case, CFLs) plugged into the power strip. Look at the power strip for a wattage rating, and take four-fifths (or 80%) of it as a derating ...


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The safest material would be something like a thick plate of polycarbonate. I do not recommend experimenting with normal glass to support anything heavy, especially something that a person would be on.


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You should read up on what your legal rights (and responsibilities) are. Most landlord/tenant law in the US is at the state level, but your city and county may have additional rules. Most states have an easy-to-read summary of rental housing laws, and many major cities (including Baltimore, it seems) provide additional protection for tenants. You should also ...


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I had this same situation. I made a (written) list of issues (with pictures) and gave it to the landlord. When it became clear that the landlord would not fix them, I called an inspector. It turned out that there was a completely different department overseeing residential safety inspection vs. building code inspection, but after getting that sorted, they ...


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Move. Soon. Like this week. And stop May's rent cheque if it hasn't cleared already. Some of the things on your list are actually ok, like the taped connections inside the box (IF they are also soldered) and black-to-white splices (standard with switches). Some of the rest sounds like a fire waiting to happen, and as someone commented will likely be ...


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Position the rack so you can screw into the studs. If that is not practical then mount a sheet of decent thickness plywood onto the wall surface and fasten that to the studs wherever possible. The rack can then mount onto the plywood. If you use a plywood that is 3/4' inch (19 or 20mm) thick then the screws for the rack need not even penetrate the drywall at ...



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