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Mar
14
answered How can I close a rectangular PVC pipe without using glue?
Mar
14
comment What can I do to avoid incandescent bulbs for my 3-bulb ceiling fan, yet maintain brightness?
LEDs are unidirectional in a DC circuit, I'm wondering if you're reading that. Unidirectional light, you probably need to find one with a diffuser or multiple LEDs pointing in different directions. If you can see the individual LED(s), it will shine light in the opposite direction(s) only so if they all point in the same direction it's unidirectional. If you can't see the individual LED(s) then it is probably diffused (may not be diffused well though :-/)
Mar
14
comment What can I do to avoid incandescent bulbs for my 3-bulb ceiling fan, yet maintain brightness?
The same electricity rules apply for CFLs (or anything, note CFLs do have a peak turning on but I doubt you'll find a 75 actual Wattage CFL to fit), but I'd increase the minimum gap for heat to about the same as in incandescent ~1/2". I've had a few cheaper lamps with CFLs burn/melt so I'm a little over cautious with CFL and proximity.
Mar
14
comment What can I do to avoid incandescent bulbs for my 3-bulb ceiling fan, yet maintain brightness?
@JoshDM Electrically you are limited to the maximum amperage that the wiring will support, if it is rated for a 75W 125V then that's 0.6 Amps each. You're not changing the voltage or number of lamp so it doesn't quite matter (doing the numbers that is). You can do up to the same amount of actual Wattage used, which for LEDs would be significantly less. Heatwise, the LEDs should produce significantly less heat than incandescent, just make sure you have at least 1/8" between the LED's bulb and the shade/globe/etc and you should be alright; incandescent should be more like >1/2".
Mar
13
comment What can I do to avoid incandescent bulbs for my 3-bulb ceiling fan, yet maintain brightness?
Do you have the space for an adapter like this one?
Mar
13
comment Should We Put our Washer and Dryer Outside?
Would we still need the air vent? If you mean a dryer vent, then yes. Lint is very flammable, you may only need to run it a foot through a wall but you still need to vent it away.
Mar
12
comment How do I modify a refrigerator water line to add a shut off valve and flexible pipe?
Search for "brass compression fitting." That will allow you to go from copper piping to NPT. From there you can go anywhere.
Mar
10
answered how can I dim two sets of lights and run a fan by replacing my 3 manual switch
Mar
8
comment How can I safely cut this pipe with an angle grinder?
Have you considered a oscillating tool? Would probably take longer but significantly safer in this scenario.
Mar
8
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Mar
7
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Mar
7
answered How to trace mystery switches
Mar
7
comment How do I make professional grade double pane glass at home?
@FiascoLabs What about a single gasket? I was thinking silicone for longevity and kinda hoping the structure would be enough, I see some manufacturers talk about foam and they mention a zero-metal solution so I'm guessing the other guys using some metal? What material should I be using? I could get or make a custom gasket and then layer it by hand/(jig for alignment) and put it a vacuum box or even an oven/kiln to make the gas escape and form a vacuum.
Mar
7
comment How do I make professional grade double pane glass at home?
@WayfaringStranger, thanks. Using this link is shows it off for argon gas, I'm also planning on using thinner glass (I failed to mention). This study shows that after ~3/8" then change is near negligible in comparison to the drastic difference before it. I have the physical constraints of the existing window frame to deal with so I'll bump it up to a 3/8" or .4" spacer only.
Mar
7
comment How do I make professional grade double pane glass at home?
@FiascoLabs, the spacers are going to be removed hence I'm filling in the holes they leave behind.
Mar
7
comment Is it safe to install a heating duct register in the ceiling directly above a home entertainment center?
The tolerance between your example of 104 to 70 is large enough where it doesn't matter but remember that you are not heating your house to 70 with 70 degree air. Your heater is pushing out air at it's optimal level (probably closer to 85) and heating your house under the thermostat registers the temperature to be 70. Maybe an easier example to notice is an electric stove or oven which you can see turn on @ 100% and power cycles on/off to maintain the heat level/temperature.
Mar
7
comment Why won't my clothing iron work in one outlet but works in others?
Sounds like the outlet may just be getting old. Does your iron have any type of light telling you it is on, does it light and no heat? Have you tried jiggling the plug or slightly bending the plug's prongs, can you at least get the iron's light on for any time?
Mar
7
asked How do I make professional grade double pane glass at home?
Mar
6
comment Why isn't my mini fridge staying cold?
I have a 3.3 cu ft mini-fridge that I have to unplug, defrost, remove the interior back plate and wipe all the water off of the cooling fins. The condensation and humidity in the air freezes onto the fins that coil runs through, so I get a block of ice and metal behind the panel and no air flow. Mine is about 8 yrs old and does not goes through a defrosting stage by itself, nor can it drain any trapped condensation. For mine, I do have to defrost it for several hours before I can remove the interior rear panel because it's frozen on.
Mar
5
answered Any way to monitor load on a power outlet and receive notifications of usage?