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Jul
10
revised Is it necessary to re-wrap the house when we tear off the siding?
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Jul
10
comment Is it necessary to re-wrap the house when we tear off the siding?
Weather wrap is what you're calling "paper" but it's more than that. It allows moisture vapor to escape from your home without allowing wind or condensed water in. Siding is there for decoration, physical protection of the layers below, and to shed much of the rain, but it's not water proof and relies on the weather wrap below to keep the rain out.
Jul
10
answered Is it necessary to re-wrap the house when we tear off the siding?
Jul
10
comment Should drywall used on a ceiling be of a different weight/grade than drywall used on walls?
@benrudgers I've seen fire rated drywall needed for ceilings when there's an undivided attic above, in a utility room, and I suspect it's also used in garages depending on the local code and floor plan. This is mostly a concern for multi-unit dwellings.
Jul
9
comment water runs in the toilet line even when it is not flushed
@JimmyFix-it I'm not sure we have enough details here to say this question is unique. The only symptom we have is that the toilet runs periodically. If more details are added here to show it's a unique problem, I'll consider reopening.
Jul
9
comment How do I take apart a wooden pallet without cracking the wood?
-1 Link only answers become useless when the link goes bad and are frequently confused with spam. Be sure to provide context around the link and quote relevant content in case the link goes bad. See how to answer for more details.
Jul
8
comment Is there a motion sensor light switch that does not need ground?
Electrically the device will function the same if you connect it to a ground wire or a neutral. However, using the ground in situations where you need a neutral runs the risk of electrocuting someone if there's ever an open neutral and you become the path between the grounded body of an appliance and a true ground.
Jul
5
awarded  Enlightened
Jul
2
comment What could be causing an earthing fault in a specific socket?
Have you tested with an outlet tester. And have you checked for voltage between that outlet's ground and a known good ground? First guess is a bootleg ground that was mistakenly wired to the hot.
Jun
25
answered Is it ok to unsolder an outdoor spigot and to solder back a new one without cutting the copper pipe?
Jun
25
revised Can the breaker on a sub-panel be rated for more amps than the main breaker?
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Jun
23
comment Sealing the inside of a water well to use it as a reservoir?
See the meta discussion for more details about our product recommendation policy.
Jun
23
revised My receptacle tester is giving confusing results, what should I do?
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Jun
23
answered My receptacle tester is giving confusing results, what should I do?
Jun
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
18
comment Why is my kitchen ceiling light not turning on with the light switch?
-1 This answer contains a lot of conjecture. A better format for this style answer is the list the possible causes, methods to test if that is the cause, and the steps needed to correct. Or if you need more input from the OP, add comments requesting clarification to determine which answer to provide.
Jun
15
comment garden design project
How to finish off the bottom so that it looks natural appears to be decorating advice. A rephrased question may be more appropriate for gardening.stackexchange.com
Jun
14
comment water temperature varies in new hot water heater
What is the range in temperature measured from the same faucet, preferably closest fixture to the hot water heater without an anti-scald valve, when measured at different times? Also, does the water pressure increase when all fixtures are closed and the hot water tank is heating? You may need an expansion tank.
Jun
12
comment Why doesn't my tester trip the GFCI?
@ManuelRodriguez Please register your account and then merge them so you have access to edit, comment, and accept answers on your own question. Posting multiple responses as answers can result in an automated lock that can prevent others from assisting you.
Jun
12
comment How To Stop A Leak In A Refrigerator Water Line
What did they cap off under the sink and where and how is this line attached to your plumbing system. Be sure to describe valves and whether they are before or after the connection. Photos will help.