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comment Can I connect an electronic air cleaner to the 24v terminals of my furnace?
Derating, in general, improves the safety factor of components and systems. How much and how little to derate is a complicated mix of engineering and economic factors. What is appropriate for a space mission will probably be too much for consumer appliances. Buying certified devices (UL, CSA) is one way to know the device has had some 3rd party scrutiny.
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answered Spilt bleach on stained hardwood floor
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revised Are those oscillating tools any good?
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answered How do we fit a pedestal sink top onto a vanity base?
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answered How can I totally smooth a wall surface without replastering?
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revised How to level bathroom plywood subfloor before tiling?
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answered How to level bathroom plywood subfloor before tiling?
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revised Electrical requirements for 3ph IR lamps
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comment Electrical requirements for 3ph IR lamps
Not user suspended.. the question.. I'll rephrase
Oct
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answered Electrical requirements for 3ph IR lamps
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comment What should be done with dirt from digging out sewer drain pipe?
The pH only needs to be high(12) for a day, to realize sterilization. Re-amendment can be done to the surface, if necessary, after a few weeks. Its likely to return to near normal (6 to 8) by itself. A pH test kit is fairly inexpensive, as is ammonium sulfate, used to lower pH
Jul
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comment Framing a wall over a carpeted floor
Would also suggest treated lumber for floor contact in basement (or slab-on-grade). Sill sealer is also a good idea: it breaks capillary action. Also leave drywall gapped above floor for same reason(3/8 to 1/2)
Jul
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comment How to repair a giant hole in plaster over drywall (maybe ?)
Agree on backing support and drywall backfill. I would leave it slightly depressed from main surface (1/8 to 1/4) and do a first skim coat with hot mud (setting joint compound) to flush. When firm, topping or general purpose premixed joint compound to overcoat both patch and existing wall.
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revised What should be done with dirt from digging out sewer drain pipe?
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answered What should be done with dirt from digging out sewer drain pipe?
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answered What might cause water to leak under or behind a bathtub?