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comment Should I wrap home in Tyvek when re-siding?
IIRC, tarpaper (as opposed to red resin paper) is not vapor-permeable - though this does not matter so much because it has leaky (air-wise) joints every 3 feet. In my area red resin paper was typically used under siding. Housewrap is vapor-permable and 9 feet tall, with joints that can be effectively taped - so it makes a more effective air-barrier, which is the main reason it has taken over from the older products (and some newer sheathings have a bonded surface that can itself be effectively taped and take over from housewrap.)
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answered Can I branch off of a 2 pole 30 amp 10-3 wire found abandoned in a junction box?
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comment What's involved in moving a hot water tank to the garage
Give us some pictures and guesstimates of how far it is from the laundry room to the heater's current location. I'm not seeing this as an impossible task by any means. Also where the cold water supply for the house travels and in what-sized pipe at present.
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comment What's involved in moving a hot water tank to the garage
An electric water heater is not a gas water heater, so much of that answer seems quite irrelevant. Well, I guess the parking block part is not gas-specific, but it's also not much of a hurdle .vs. repairing water damage.
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comment What's involved in moving a hot water tank to the garage
If you have a skeevy underplumbed system at present (when you say "size of the line from the current tank is the same as any other" I recall a lot of older houses with the entire system, even the main trunks, on 1/2" pipe) You should have a slam-dunk for moving it and putting some 3/4" PEX lines in place to beef up the supply.
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comment Can I branch off of a 2 pole 30 amp 10-3 wire found abandoned in a junction box?
Someone needs to learn how a multiwire branch circuit actually works. The neutral currents from opposite phases do not add - they subtract. The neutral wire will carry at MOST as much as one of the hot wires, and usually much less. Even less of a concern with #10 wire and a 20A breaker as you suggest. -1
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comment Do I really need a redundant sump pump?
"dirt basement" - so, what (if anything) of value is stored there? what's the history of flooding (amount, not just times of year) and what would be damaged in the event of a flood to the historical levels?
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answered Should I wrap home in Tyvek when re-siding?
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comment How do I run a 3 Phase/1hp TEFC motor off of a regular household outlet?
There can be good reasons to do it (primarily variable speed drives). Yet I agree with Speedy Petey; for one thing you'll need at least a 20 amp input circuit (16 amps drawn by converter) if using 115VAC, and 230VAC input makes the whole business much simpler (and cuts the currents by half, of course.)
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comment Is there a way to change this circuit so that the receptacles are not controlled by switches?
Sticking to what seems probable from what's shown, you likely have power in, a switch leg, and power beyond. You have TWO black wires and a white in the wire nut. One black should be the power in, one black should be the power beyond, and the white in the wire nut should be the switch leg (coming back as the black to the outlet.) If something is going on with a 3-way switch, it's not in this box.
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revised How should I clean under the narrow toilet rim to restore full flush power?
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comment How should I clean under the narrow toilet rim to restore full flush power?
Coke® has a little bit of Phosphoric acid. It's also an rather expensive source of acid, and not terribly strong. So for limited values of work, sort-of. Certainly not what I'd reach for first, second or third.
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comment Frame Overhanging Slab by 3inches and not attached to support bolts
...a good many months later, I'm curious how this worked out in the end.
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reviewed No Action Needed Can I extend attic vents so they don't get blocked by snow?
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answered How should I clean under the narrow toilet rim to restore full flush power?
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comment Is there a way to change this circuit so that the receptacles are not controlled by switches?
Pictures? What color are the nutted wires? Sounds like the tab may be broken to separate top and bottom at least on the hot side. If only one 3-Way works the chandelier, something is wrong there.
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comment Heating zone not working when other 2 do
Forced air and baseboard are generally different heating types - what do you actually have? If it somehow actually can be described as you have described it, please describe it in more detail, as it would be "unusual" to say the least.
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answered Why won't my recessed lights illuminate when they have power?