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Nov
17
comment How can I repair a ceiling fan that hums, but doesn't turn?
+1 I am coincidentally having the same issue, with a living-room ceiling fan that is only a few months old. The humming is definitely not the lights - the hum stops when we turn the fan off, with the lights on. Related: diy.stackexchange.com/questions/46276
Nov
6
comment How can I protect a vending machine wire from being cut again?
Bolt the machine down? Tape the wire so it's not hanging on the floor?
Oct
9
comment When wiring a mains plug, why are the cables squeezed under the screws and not circled around?
"Screwing the conductor into the terminal in the plug gives a much more secure and resilient connection." - This is the opposite opinion of everything I've read on this site. Also it makes no sense - how could wrapping around the screw and squeezing the wire with the screw be more secure/resilient than only squeezing?
Oct
1
comment Microwave not heating: Should I pay a contractor to diagnose?
That's a pretty expensive timer..
Jul
15
asked Can a GFCI burn out a (ceiling fan) motor?
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jul
2
awarded  Notable Question
Jul
1
comment How do I remove stuck (melted?) foam from under carpet on hardwood floor?
We ended up trying literally dozens of different products. The one that worked best was (surprising us all) Orange Goo hand cleaner. There was some concern about wiping away the finish, so we waxed it immediately afterwards. I think the concerns about the finish were unfounded though, almost a year later and the floor is still looking great!
Jun
26
awarded  Notable Question
Jun
19
awarded  Popular Question
Jun
6
awarded  Yearling
Jun
3
revised Will this light fixture wiring pass inspection?
definitely not allowed
Jun
3
suggested suggested edit on Will this light fixture wiring pass inspection?
May
20
comment How do I wire an old house with Cat6?
Related: diy.stackexchange.com/questions/13011 diy.stackexchange.com/questions/28644
May
19
comment Is there any code for running Ethernet cable (through attics)?
Thanks! Another quick question: I see supports like these all the time. I assume these fall under "cable ties, hangers, or similar fittings". I notice in the picture that they go along the upper-edge of the basement wall. Is this an acceptable workaround to avoid having to drill through the joists?
May
19
accepted Is there any code for running Ethernet cable (through attics)?
May
19
comment Is flushing a waterheater a good idea?
You can also do it without draining the entire water heater
May
17
asked Is there any code for running Ethernet cable (through attics)?
May
17
comment How can I run Cat5e cable through a completely finished house?
Related: diy.stackexchange.com/questions/13011
May
14
revised GFCI outlet hot when nothing's plugged into it
"root out" means find something hidden and destroy it; "rule out" means reject an option