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Mar
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comment Do all conductors on a 20-amp circuit need to be 12 AWG?
To expand on @HenryJackson's comment - if the fan motor were to flake out and start drawing 18 amps, the breaker wouldn't trip, but the 14 GA wire would become a hazard. You can't think in terms of 'normal load' here, you've got to think in terms of failure conditions.
Feb
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Jan
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comment Can I shave off half an inch of a crowned up 3 by 6" floor joist?
@Jamie - there won't be any furniture at this point, perhaps, but you don't know what the long term future holds for this building. You can't safely assume that the usage won't change over time, so you should assume any 'reasonable' use of the space when you consider how to proceed.
Oct
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comment Testing circuit breakers?
The fact that you've had one breaker fail closed (one of the few things that they are NEVER supposed to do), would make me nervous about the whole panel.
Oct
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comment Testing circuit breakers?
FYI, there is also a question about testing breakers here. Basically, without special gear you can't.
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reviewed Approve New residential toilets all so tall?
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comment Is it possible to use the ice maker on a refrigerator without a water supply line?
@Tyrsius - be careful there. Holding tap water (which is what you'll presumably fill from) at room temperature is an invitation to random things growing in it, over the long haul. The keg will help, but you'll still want to do something (boil first, chlorinate, whatever) to make sure you don't create a health hazard.
Jun
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comment Running air handler condensate drain into sump?
Where are you? The only possible reason it would be an issue is if there's a legal problem with doing so - it's certainly not going to break anything. Any my air handler has always been setup that way.
May
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answered Is there a way to mount a crystal ball on a stair post finial?
Feb
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comment What does it mean to “re-tank” toilet?
If the job included 'fix the leaking toilet' and it's still leaking, then I don't think you care what exactly he did - he needs to come back and fix it!
Feb
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comment is it worth upgrading from 14 AWG to 12 AWG
What do you seek to gain? There's nothing inherently wrong with 14 AWG wiring (as long as the breakers are properly sized), so what is it you want to do that the 14 AWG wire doesn't let you do? If you just need more load capacity somewhere, then just add new runs to that location.
Jan
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reviewed Approve How can I open an overfilled drawer?
Jan
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comment Is it possible to rekey an Andersen exterior door with Kwikset SmartKey?
I'm a little confused as to what you want - is there something non-standard about the Anderson doors that means you can't put a standard lockset in them? Have you talked to a locksmith?
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