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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?
Jul
13
comment Should I buy a drill or an electric screwdriver?
@Doresoom It looks like the cordless screwdriver has conquered the cordless drill since the last time I had occasion to be looking at them in the store.
Jun
16
comment What is the concept behind drywall studs?
To practice with a stud finder start with an electric outlet--start 6" to the left of the outlet, move to 6" to the right of the outlet. This basically ensures you start over open space and cross a stud as the outlet box is mounted to a stud.
May
31
comment Is there a reason NOT to use a garden hose to hook up two faucets?
I don't see how you call this a minor reason. It's a pretty big one in my book!
Apr
16
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Apr
11
comment Can I put two 240V 10 Amp outlets on a 240V 20 Amp circuit?
It sounds like the code is saying you can't use 240V unless there's a good reason to use it. That sounds like a sensible rule to me.
Jan
9
comment How do I turn off the water flow to my toilet?
And if you find a valve that takes many turns instead of a quarter turn don't be surprised if it doesn't work. Every single such valve the builder put in here failed on at most the second use and I replaced it with a quarter-turn type.