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May
22
comment Switching 3-phase power between two appliances using a 3-phase switch
I voted down what seemed to be a spurious guess, rather than facts from the NEC or IRC code books. The fact that a licensed electrician said it WASN'T permitted means you should cite a reference that ALLOWS it.
May
5
comment Can I use a CFL or LED bulb with a higher lumen output as long as I stay under the maximum wattage listed on the fixture?
Frequently, cfls and leds need the newer dimmers,otherwise low dimmer settings result. Again, not dangerous, just annoying to have to replace both.
May
5
comment Where should I connect the C wire in my furnace, trying to upgrade my thremostat?
As the chassis is also connected to equipment ground, would a connection to a close plug be valid? (Assuming a continuous path from plug ground to breaker box to furnace). Just wondering as my basement ceiling is finished and its not easy to route the c wire.
May
3
reviewed Approve Can't remove Schlage knob
May
2
comment Can't remove Schlage knob
I believe the detent, when depressed, will allow knob cover to be pulled off the shaft. You may have to engage one side and keep pressure until able to release the other side.
Apr
19
reviewed Approve Question on toilet mounting; No visible bolts?
Apr
17
answered Should I lock the door between my garage and my house?
Apr
17
comment What is the best way to board interior of a large shed?
@ChrisCudmore may want to put screening over the 1in gaps or use soffit vents, to keep nesting critters out
Apr
13
answered Tile spacing both above and below 1/8", what type of grout should I use?
Mar
19
comment What PVC pipe can withstand hot water, sunlight and be used for drinking water?
CPVC does what you want as-far-as temp and drinking. Not sure about UV exposure.
Mar
4
answered Should I install a plastic vapor barrier below the insulation between my ceiling and attic floor?
Mar
4
comment 'Flatten' satin sheen on wood stain
Some light abrasion (which deglosses) would be suggested between coats any way, especially going from a higher-to-lower gloss. I agree RE th
Mar
4
reviewed Approve Can I run two 15amp breakers (in a 70amp panel in my shed) off of a 20amp breaker from the main 100amp panel?
Mar
4
reviewed Reject Can bio fuel ethanol used as a main heating source?
Mar
4
comment Dryer vent passing through two wooden beams. Is it safe?
Taping (as opposed to sheet metal screws that penetrate into the airflow) is the best method to join sections of duct. The screws hook lint like a magnet grabs steel filings.
Feb
26
answered Does an adapter exist that can convert a rotary tool in a oscillating multi-tool one?
Feb
20
revised What is the best method of hanging drywall on ceiling?
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Feb
11
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Feb
4
revised How many Tapcons should be used to anchor a baseplate to a concrete floor?
clarification
Feb
4
answered How many Tapcons should be used to anchor a baseplate to a concrete floor?