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comment Protect from 3D Printer fumes
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is about a hobby project rather than home improvement.
Jul
27
comment What type of corbels are needed to support a granite counter top?
Locking because if asked today it would violate the product recommendation policy and be closed.
Jul
27
comment New ceiling fan installed, lights are blinking when I turn the fan off
Are the lights incandescent, or CFL/LED? If the latter, does the fan's manual indicate they are supported?
Jul
26
comment What causes tub drain to gurgle when toilet flushed?
The "vent cap" is an "air admittance valve" or AAV.
Jul
26
comment How do I wire a 1/2 switched receptacle?
How was the old receptacle half switched without the tab being broken off? Is there continuity between the two hot screws on the old receptacle? The only way I foresee tripping the breaker is if you wire the neutral and hot to the same side of the switch. You'll want a non-contact tester to check which wire is hot, neutral, and switched.
Jul
20
comment Ac unit set on 74
Are you asking if extreme heat will make it more difficult to cool your home, or if the heat will damage the AC system itself?
Jul
17
comment Balloon architecture
The subfloor itself isn't load bearing, it's the structure below it that transmits the load. The important question is if your wall is load bearing or not, because that has a significant impact on your header and options to widen the doorway.
Jul
16
comment Is it acceptable to install a pool tile mosaic without any thinset or mortar?
-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
14
comment Ceiling fan light dims
Can you describe how to verify the problem you had is the same as the OP and what steps need to be taken to correct it?
Jul
11
comment Can't get fan working on thermostat
Where were the wires before? What are the labels on the terminals? Does the blower have a wiring diagram or instructions? Where do each of the wires go? It doesn't look like there's enough information to answer this question as written. Please update it and flag it to be reopened after doing so.
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
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
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
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
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.