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Dec
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answered Should a washer go on nut side, or the bolt side?
Nov
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comment Should I use a hammer or a mallet when driving a chisel?
If your chisels are "full tang" (the piece of metal that forms the blade and anchors the handle is exposed on the butt end as the striking surface) it doesn't matter either way anyway.
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Sep
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revised Why do some free-standing ice makers need floor drains?
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Sep
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comment How do I tell if a light switch is live?
@Tester101 - Sure. Wasn't really complaining about the picture per se, just espousing my experience with the particular one pictured.
Sep
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revised Why do some free-standing ice makers need floor drains?
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Sep
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answered Why do some free-standing ice makers need floor drains?
Sep
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comment How do I tell if a light switch is live?
I found the Klein to be WAY overpriced durability-wise; if you look at the picture, you can see that a strip of the yellow plastic near the tip is almost see-through thin. That is a recessed channel holding the tip in place; all it took was one good drop from light switch height onto a tile floor and that channel cracked, releasing the smoked plastic tip which now won't stay in place even when taped there (because the battery spring is pushing all the guts of the tester out the front). The cheaper green-bodied testers are much more durable.
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revised can you glue tile to plywood?
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revised Should I superchlorinate a freshly filled pool?
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Jun
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comment What is a reasonable expectation of decibel reduction when sound proofing?
Probably. I would say for $1000 and the ability to build in an additional layer of wall, you could probably get about 25dB reduction. That's almost equivalent to putting on a pair of shooting muffs.
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answered What is a reasonable expectation of decibel reduction when sound proofing?
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revised Does the NEC allow electrical wiring to run next to a ventilation duct?
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comment Why would there be a 50 amp plug on a 30 amp appliance?
The 50-amp circuit also ensures that the circuit can handle any transient startup jolt; you see these in electric motors, not so often with heating elements.