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Oct
2
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
2
comment Testing circuit breakers?
FYI, there is also a question about testing breakers here. Basically, without special gear you can't.
Aug
1
reviewed Approve New residential toilets all so tall?
Jul
23
awarded  Yearling
Jul
18
awarded  Notable Question
Jul
9
awarded  Notable Question
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
13
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
1
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
20
answered Is there a way to mount a crystal ball on a stair post finial?
Feb
18
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
18
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
26
reviewed Approve How can I open an overfilled drawer?
Jan
8
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?
Jan
5
awarded  Custodian
Jan
5
reviewed No Action Needed How effective is a heat pump for AC and a heat pump/furnace for heating in New England?
Jan
5
reviewed Approve Does this arc fault breaker manage one or two circuits?
Jan
2
answered How do I stop my garage door from opening on its own?
Dec
5
comment Can I upgrade my hardwired smoke detector in apartment without triggering central alarm?
@Ryan - I should have thought of this earlier - did you check the old alarm's manufacturer's web site? My GUESS is that if the 3rd wire is already disconnected, it's not communicating. Which leads me to ask if that situation is even legal in your area. The fact that it's been cut loose may well be a violation on someone's part (previous tenant? cheap-o landlord?).
Dec
4
comment Can I upgrade my hardwired smoke detector in apartment without triggering central alarm?
You might want to have words with the landlord - I don't know the codes, but if your alarm (and your alarm alone) has been severed from the building's central, then that says something is already very wrong. Have you tried to get the landlord to fix the thing?