Reputation
453
Top tag
Next privilege 500 Rep.
Access review queues
Badges
2 7
Newest
 Yearling
Impact
~118k people reached

  • 0 posts edited
  • 0 helpful flags
  • 75 votes cast
4h
comment GFCI is popping for no reason
@AloysiusDefenestrate It pops with the switches for the bulbs off. Inspecting the attic would be very unlikely to show anything, this is all downstairs.
5h
asked GFCI is popping for no reason
Apr
25
comment How do I fix a leak at a decommissioned saddle-valve?
@BMitch The person asking the question is a total novice and the wood is above the pipe. Flame shield.
Apr
23
comment How do I fix a leak at a decommissioned saddle-valve?
I do not believe that fitting brush will work in this situation--look how much stuff is around it. You either need one of the smaller fitting brushes (but they're tiring to turn!!) or emery cloth (which is no fun, either.) Also, note that it's wood behind it. A novice certainly needs some sort of flame shield.
Mar
12
comment Can a toilet get “too old” to the point where it can never be unclogged and must be replaced?
But what's the cost of the labor of this approach? Many people will say something can't be fixed when they really mean that fixing it would cost more than replacing it.
Feb
28
comment Is there a freezing-water-resistant metal pipe?
And remember that the pipe feeding this sort of thing must be buried below the frost line.
Nov
2
answered Electrical receptacle inside kitchen cupboard? (California code)
Oct
24
answered Replacing a water heater--the physical task, not the plumbing part of it
Oct
13
comment Replacing a water heater--the physical task, not the plumbing part of it
An interesting idea!
Oct
11
comment Replacing a water heater--the physical task, not the plumbing part of it
The top of the tank is 6'7" above the garage floor, there are a few inches of flue sticking up out of that.
Oct
11
comment Replacing a water heater--the physical task, not the plumbing part of it
I haven't tried to weigh it, I think your weight is if anything high. It's very big and awkward, though--if it were a barbell I wouldn't be having an issue with the weight.
Oct
11
comment Replacing a water heater--the physical task, not the plumbing part of it
The flooring is fine, the engine hoists I find listed at home depot at least don't reach high enough. It also still leaves the attaching problem.
Oct
11
comment Replacing a water heater--the physical task, not the plumbing part of it
But how would you attach the rope to the water heater?
Oct
11
comment Replacing a water heater--the physical task, not the plumbing part of it
It's going to be a warranty exchange, I won't have the old one left.
Oct
11
comment Replacing a water heater--the physical task, not the plumbing part of it
That would certainly help with removing it but given the bad luck I've had with them I certainly want a spill pan under the new one.
Oct
11
comment Replacing a water heater--the physical task, not the plumbing part of it
That would work an awful lot better if they hadn't put it in the corner.
Oct
11
comment Can I replace my oil-based water heater with several electric ones?
Do the various places even have the electric capacity needed to run them? I'm not finding the power on either, the questions say the 20 gallon should have a 25A supply.
Oct
11
asked Replacing a water heater--the physical task, not the plumbing part of it
Oct
5
comment Why does a USA/Canada surge-protected extension lead (110V) trip my circuit breakers in the UK (220V)?
Note that if they tripped your breaker the surge suppression capability is destroyed by the power that went through the MOV.
Sep
18
answered Is the Electrician trying to scam me?