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Jul
21
comment What size conductor do I need to bond water and gas piping?
@Tester101: Huh? Which table is the right one?
Jul
21
comment What size conductor do I need to bond water and gas piping?
No. The required ground wire size is probably #6 AWG (see here) even though power is supplied by 4/0. The purpose of the ground is not to reroute full power delivery to ground, but to eliminate the potential between ground and incorrectly energized appliance casings, etc. No appliance is on a branch circuit so heavy that a modest size ground can't trip the breaker in the case of an electrical fault appearing.
Jul
13
comment How do I dry up a stucco wall that presents efflorescence?
The seasons have cycled considerably by now. Did you successfully stop the source of the moisture? Were you able to dry the brick? Did the efflorescence stop?
Jul
13
answered What type of drywall do I use around a zero clearance fireplace?
Jul
8
answered Why is there still no hot water after installing new thermostats and elements?
Jul
2
comment Can I put a UK 3 pin plug or use an adapter on a dishwasher I brought in South Africa?
No worries, Craig. You were quite correct and I probably didn't convey that I was focusing on the issue of a transition to 120 volts. Changing the pin configuration is a piece of cake in comparison.
Jun
28
comment Can I put a UK 3 pin plug or use an adapter on a dishwasher I brought in South Africa?
pIf the dishwasher is a "low efficiency" model, which has a big heater—either for heating the water or drying the dishes—then if it is possible, it might require moving some wires on a connection block inside the device. Even then, it probably won't heat as well on 120 v as it would on 240 or 208 v. A high efficiency device probably will work on 120 .. 240, probably without having to configure anything.
Jun
28
comment I have an oil burning furnace and my hot water only last 2 minutes. Hard to take a shower
What make and model is the furnace? If this is a U.S. unit, what association does the furnace and the water heater have?
Jun
28
revised How to fix gaps between flooring planks in mid-1800s house?
improve title; fix apostrophe abuse
Jun
28
reviewed Close Refinishing wood floor
Jun
28
reviewed Edit Garage door opens from button, but not from built in senders in autos
Jun
28
revised Garage door opens from button, but not from built in senders in autos
Add implied question
Jun
28
reviewed Leave Open Is a leaky pipe causing pressure problems throughout the rest of the house?
Jun
28
reviewed Approve hot-water tag wiki excerpt
Jun
27
comment Base of light bulb turning brown
@xTrollxDudex: Yes, the bulb in the photos is a CFL.
Jun
27
answered Base of light bulb turning brown
Jun
26
revised 1960s bomb shelter a safe place to wait out a tornado?
slight expansion
Jun
26
revised 1960s bomb shelter a safe place to wait out a tornado?
added 17 characters in body
Jun
26
comment Can you install a ceiling fan with a hickey and crossbar?
Thank you. That is much clearer.
Jun
26
comment Can you install a ceiling fan with a hickey and crossbar?
A photo would help: the installation seems unclear and I haven't heard of a "hickey" (as an electrical term).