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Jan
17
answered Why is are the lights in my 60 year old house flickering?
Jan
16
answered Can having a bad grounding situation destroy a circuit breaker?
Jan
15
comment Would you ever wire white and ground together?
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Jan
14
comment How do I hook up a water line to the ice-maker on my old Frigidaire fridge?
Looks like you'll need an adapter to convert this back to 1/4" compression. Guessing someone took off one piece too many when the water line was previously disconnected.
Jan
14
comment ice maker hookup question
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Jan
14
revised How do I hook up a water line to the ice-maker on my old Frigidaire fridge?
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Jan
14
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Jan
14
comment What could be causing these cracks in the drywall?
That size crack looks surprising large to me as well. First guess is structural as Jason says. Second guess is moisture damage.
Jan
14
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Jan
13
answered Need to calculate load ratings for DIY wooden storage shelving
Jan
13
comment What could cause moisture on my bonus room floor?
Depending on the amount and timing of the moisture, it could also be a leak from above or outside. Have you checked gutters, valleys in the roof line, flashing, grading of the nearby ground, or anywhere else that water could intrude.
Jan
13
comment What could cause moisture on my bonus room floor?
This sounds like the symptoms of an insufficient vapor barrier. Do you have anything between the conditioned space and the insulation to prevent humidity from getting into the insulation?
Jan
12
comment run compact dishwasher drain pipe into kitchen sink
Follow the instructions that come with it, but don't see why you couldn't.
Jan
12
answered run compact dishwasher drain pipe into kitchen sink
Jan
8
comment Legal water heater replacement
Easiest way to figure out the permits is to give the local jurisdiction a call before you start work. That or go down to the local office with plans and get someone to talk to in person.
Jan
8
comment Legal water heater replacement
Frequently with gas appliances, local jurisdictions require they are connected by a licensed professional and/or inspected. This will vary by locality.
Jan
8
comment Will splitting a duct to extend HVAC to an addition cause problems?
Edited since with the previous title, someone searching for your question would have no idea what you're asking and ignore your post.
Jan
8
revised Will splitting a duct to extend HVAC to an addition cause problems?
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Jan
7
comment is there a trick to installing “lock and fold” flooring?
I've used a simple block of wood and a hammer with good success. One problem is getting the tongue seated all the way in the grove, after working it in I'd sometimes push it down with gentle pressure and use the wood block and hammer to knock it tight into the grove.
Jan
6
comment How can I wire an Insteon switch in this situation?
"When the other switch is on" seems to imply your mixing a 3 way switch with an Insteon switch and those are "travelers", not "hot 1 and 2". I don't believe insteon switches work with non-insteon 3 way switches. And "line" in your diagram will confuse electricians, it's most likely your "switched hot."