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Feb
10
comment Water pressure regulator bad?
Is this a regulator on a city supply, or is it a pressure switch on a well system and/or pressure pump?
Feb
1
comment Need another 240v breaker
The photo I posted is a Murray triplex breaker, available at (at least) one of the huge box chain home improvement stores. The one @kekito linked replaces an existing double pole (so you get two double poles), the one I posted replaces two single poles with two single plus a double pole. Just depends on existing panel layout what makes the most sense.
Jan
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Jan
28
comment How do I repair a broken polystyrene part?
I don't remember exactly, but I think it broke originally by falling off a TV 4' or so to the ground. The stress of moving around only broke the epoxy repair I did. Good point on reinforcing though. I did come across modelling glue as a good option for polystyrene, but my main worry with it would be the strength on a high-stress connection, which is why I asked here.
Jan
28
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Jan
27
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Jan
27
comment Can I replace 1 volt lights with 2 volt lights?
I am pretty sure everywhere you've said "volt" you actually mean "watt". Red LEDs typically require at least 1.7 volts, and white require 3 to 3.5 V to even turn on; as far as I can tell 1 volt LEDs do not exist. Most range hoods are hardwired to 120V mains, and the vast majority use 120V standard edison screw-base bulbs (though some may take 12 volt MR16 bi-pin socket bulbs). Please confirm what you have (wattage, voltage, socket, and maybe provide pictures and/or model #s of the existing bulb and hood) and we can answer properly.
Jan
22
revised Can I put an outlet inside of a wall?
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Jan
22
revised Can I put an outlet inside of a wall?
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Jan
22
comment Can I put an outlet inside of a wall?
@JPhi1618 Because you have to worry about voltage drop. Alarm wire in particular is usually 22 AWG -- after about 15', a 5V source at 1amp will be 4.52V, which is the minimum the USB spec allows for. I know from experience this can have a big effect: with a 10" Tab S connected to a 10' cable and leaving the screen on 24/7, after a few days, it would actually run out of battery. Changing nothing but the cable to a 6' solved this problem. Using off-the-shelf PoE avoids the need for DIY voltage regulator circuitry and/or hacked together cables.
Jan
22
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Jan
21
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Jan
19
comment How to run wire through steel garage floor system
@ThreePhaseEel Sorry, old habits die hard. I really did mean MC (even my picture was MC). Edited.
Jan
19
revised How to run wire through steel garage floor system
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Jan
18
answered How to run wire through steel garage floor system
Jan
18
comment Why is a steel security door safe if they can break the glass, slide their hand in, and unlock the door?
A burglar won't realize this lock is a double-cylinder until they've already broken the window and reached in. At this point, they've already committed a felony, so there's a good chance that they're just going to continue trying. The point is: if you are looking for deterrence, this isn't it. If you are looking for actual safety, this is one step of many that you'd have to take to actually seriously harden your house.
Jan
15
comment How do I fix squishy tiles in shower floor?
You should check around that vent for water damage to the subfloor as well, especially if you can see the floor from below. I'd imagine it's difficult to prevent water from getting into the vent being right beside the shower like that. It may take years, but if the subfloor gets damaged it will eventually loosen the tiles around that too. Shame when contractors/people do stuff like this: it looks great when it's first done, but if it isn't waterproofed underneath, it'll all get destroyed over time.
Jan
15
revised Why is my sink's drain pipe connection angled?
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Jan
15
answered Why is my sink's drain pipe connection angled?
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