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answered Restoring an old fridge; should I add a ground wire?
Dec
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comment Restoring an old fridge; should I add a ground wire?
That's the point of the ground wire -- it's a path back to neutral that is more readily available. That way, if a hot wire inside the fridge were to get loose and touch the metal chassis, it would instantly short out. Without the chassis being grounded, it would instead just remain hot. In that case, if you were to then touch the fridge and a grounded object (such as the kitchen faucet) you would form a circuit. You do not want to form a 120V electrical circuit. :)
Nov
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answered How do I insulate around conduits and into difficult edges in my attic?
Nov
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answered First time home owner - books to introduce different systems and things to know (Closing in another 2 weeks)
Nov
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answered Is drilling a pilot hole into the plaster wall of an old house hazardous asbestos?
Nov
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answered how can i find electric short from room to fuse box?
Nov
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answered Need a gas cooker but have no gas supply
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Sep
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comment How can I prevent or remedy “bio slime” accumulation in a sink drain?
I've had good results with liquid "foaming pipe snake", followed by a lot of hot water (filling the sink partway) followed by vigorous use of a plunger. The plunger will bring up a lot black gunk which was loosened by the foaming pipe snake, which you can then wipe up.
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answered How do I remove a thick layer of paint from tiles?
Aug
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answered Why do old toggle switch leads read 40VAC?
Aug
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Aug
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comment How do I treat mold and mildew in shower grout?
Does anyone know if there are steps to be taken after a cleaning to prevent recurrence of mold? Would it be appropriate to apply a grout sealer or something?
Aug
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comment Attractively anchor a wire cable into drywall
That looks really cool. Next time, though, consider a step ladder. :)
Aug
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answered How can you paint tile?
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comment How do I keep my shower handle's entire stem from spinning?
It's hard to understand your question. You could make it clearer by adding (1) what is the exact problem you're experiencing -- does the water get too hot or too cold or does it leak or what? and (2) what is the brand and type of your valve (e.g. Symmons Temptrol II). Pictures never hurt, too.