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comment What type of wire should I use to feed a 70 ampere subpanel?
For completeness, do you have a link to the table you're referencing columns in?
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Dec
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comment Use baseboard to conceal wires?
Your corner-track could be hidden by larger crown moldings. If you need to move up the wall a bit (or punch larger holes in sheetrock) you could apply wainscoting to the walls. But then, sometimes the 'old english manor' look is more jarring than the cables. ^_^
Dec
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comment What is the purpose of the “grounding” tab/wire on a 3-prong to 2-prong adapter?
@maple_shaft Is this something NEC or UL would have to approve? If unapproved, what stops them from being sold regardless? I've always believed your chain of connections was the expectation, and beyond the control of the adapter to verify. But seeing the entire chain typed out, I'm now skeptical about how often it ever really happens. (disregarding how often I see these in use by people who didn't bother to unscrew the faceplate screw and connect them)
Dec
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accepted How can we protect this furnace from environmental conditions?
Dec
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comment How can we protect this furnace from environmental conditions?
So we can wrap the air ducts with insulation? Does it take special insulation, for fire safety? I expect probably the simplest thing would be to grab a couple of water heater wrap sheets, and wrap around the ducts.
Dec
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comment How can we protect this furnace from environmental conditions?
No, this is not a high efficiency unit. The exhaust is metal, and connects with the exhaust for the nearby water heater, which is also gas.
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Oct
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accepted Concerns about replacing a worn out light switch
Oct
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accepted What are the pros/cons of different wire connectors on a switch/outlet? OR How can push-in wire connections fail?
Oct
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comment Without using dowels, how do I join 2x4s edge to edge to be 1.5“ x 7”?
Some short pieces of dowel and a bit of wood glue can hide the holes as well.
Oct
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comment What are the pros/cons of different wire connectors on a switch/outlet? OR How can push-in wire connections fail?
@Tester101 So when you're closing up the box (pushing the wires back in) is the most likely time of failure? I've seen comments about outlets which seem to imply their internal workings can become loose over time from use, possibly causing push-in connectors to come loose. Which seems like terrible design.
Oct
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asked What are the pros/cons of different wire connectors on a switch/outlet? OR How can push-in wire connections fail?
Oct
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comment Concerns about replacing a worn out light switch
They did use the quick-connect slots, where all the electrical work I've been around prior to my house has always been screw-wired. The main frustration I've had with stab-ins is they're a pain to take apart to change something, I've very limited experience with other problems. Could this just be the wiring connection used? I think I'll write up another question about screw connectors vs stab connectors...
Oct
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asked Concerns about replacing a worn out light switch
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