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revised Should we turn our oil hot water heater off every night?
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revised Should we turn our oil hot water heater off every night?
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answered Should we turn our oil hot water heater off every night?
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comment What is a GFI outlet used for, and where should I install them?
This answer gets an A. The only improvement that I think could be made would be to note that there are two types of GFCI: one for personnel (the one you commonly hear about; extremely sensitive) and one that is less sensitive... and that there is also something called an AFCI breaker, which opens the circuit if arcs caused by loose connections are detected.
Jul
19
accepted How can I soundproof an interior door?
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comment How can I soundproof an interior door?
I guess it definitely makes sense that they have some sort of support behind the veneer, else they would be exceptionally flimsy. Well dang. I was hoping to remedy the issue with $10 and a little elbow grease. So much for that idea.
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revised How can I soundproof an interior door?
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asked How can I soundproof an interior door?
Jul
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revised What can I do to prevent injuries from the corners of a wooden deck?
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revised What can I do to prevent injuries from the corners of a wooden deck?
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answered What can I do to prevent injuries from the corners of a wooden deck?
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comment Why is ENT rarely used for electrical wiring?
@bcworkz By "a couple of exterior weatherproof boxes," I assumed that the conduit is going to be run along the outside of the building.
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answered Why is ENT rarely used for electrical wiring?
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revised What are the names of these tools?
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comment Can I caulk a hose connection for a pool vacuum pump?
What's the nature of the connection? If it is something that threads on, all you should need is PTFE tape. If it slips on, PVC primer and glue may work, but you should call the manufacturer.
Jul
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answered What is the most effective way to destroy cockroach and centipede size pests?
Jul
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comment How can I add a circuit breaker when there are no openings available in the neutral bus bar?
I was just watching one of my recordings of an electrical conference thing that I went to and, to my surprise, the guy started talking about doubletapping lugs on the busbar with ground wires. He said you can only do it with ground wires (not with neutrals) and only if they're the same size, so disregard the part where I said you can perhaps get away with mixing an AWG10 or AWG14 with an AWG12. You'll have to find another AWG12 wire.
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comment How can I add a circuit breaker when there are no openings available in the neutral bus bar?
Regarding doubletapping the lugs, I would be more cautious about using different-sized wires in them. You can get away with putting an AWG10 in a wire nut with an AWG14, but I highly doubt you could get away with putting those same two wires under the busbar lugs. You should be able to easily find an AWG12 wire to pair it with, but if you can't, definitely nothing other than an AWG10 or AWG14. No matter what size wire you use, though, once again, you want to give all of the wires a tug to make sure that they are secured (being careful to not touch any live parts.)
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comment How can I add a circuit breaker when there are no openings available in the neutral bus bar?
@Rolando Wire nuts can take different-sized wires at the same time, but you can't get too carried away because the smaller wires will tend to get lost in the crevices between the big wires. Always give each individual wire a strong tug to make sure it's well secured.