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Nov
30
comment How do I keep my Christmas tree from falling over?
We have a carpeted floor -- I use a piece of 1/4" plywood under the stand to make it easier to adjust the position of the tree. We usually get a 9-10' tree, and I can drag it by pulling on a corner of the plywood while we're finding the best side, and to fine-tune the location before trimming it.
Nov
23
comment Wiring light switch with neutral (Z-wave)
Are those individual strands of wire run in conduit (vs. cables)? That makes it a bit tougher to figure things out. It looks like purple goes to one of the loads, and yellow to the other. Does one of the reds go direct to a circuit breaker, or is there another box in between?
Nov
17
comment Can I plug a generator into a dryer outlet
This question needed to be asked because the accepted answer needs to be easy to find for the next person that considers doing it.
Nov
15
awarded  Organizer
Nov
15
revised Door lock and unlock based on authorized user proximity
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Nov
15
comment Door lock and unlock based on authorized user proximity
WiFi might be problematic in this case, as the range is greater than what the OP seems to be looking for. I would also suggest that IP address is problematic for security applications, because anyone can set their device to the one needed to unlock the door. If the application is to keep the kids out of the office, it may be fine; I would not use it (for example) on the front door.
Nov
15
reviewed Approve Door lock and unlock based on authorized user proximity
Nov
15
comment How to fix a slow draining sink?
Also, while you have the trap out, check the tailpiece that leads from the sink to the trap.
Nov
12
reviewed Approve Is it safe to convert a candelabra base in my ceiling fan to a medium base for use with larger CFL's?
Nov
9
comment What does a novice DIY'er need to know before building a wall higher than 8' (14.5' feet to be exact)?
How will you light the stairway?
Nov
9
comment Convert pair of 3-way switches to a one single-pole with neutral
Thanks, it seemed straightforward to me, but figured I'd check. This is the first time I've run into a circuit where the switch was cut into the circuit inside the panel. Btw, no plans to bury the unused box, it's just in an awkward location.
Nov
8
accepted Convert pair of 3-way switches to a one single-pole with neutral
Nov
8
asked Convert pair of 3-way switches to a one single-pole with neutral
Nov
7
comment When is it appropriate to use a wood rule rather than a tape measure?
... or when it's easier to grab.
Nov
4
reviewed Reject Is it safe to touch the ground contact?
Nov
2
revised Can I substitute two wires for one heavier-gauge wire?
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Oct
25
comment What pump for a pond where sediment keeps restricting flow?
Do you know the specs of your current pump?
Oct
25
comment What pump for a pond where sediment keeps restricting flow?
Have you tried mounting the pump a little bit off the bottom? Most sediment will settle to the bottom, and raising the pump a small amount may make a big difference in the amount it picks up.
Oct
24
reviewed No Action Needed Can I use a 5 mil blue tarp as a moisture barrier over a dirt floor in a crawl space instead of poly sheeting?
Oct
24
reviewed Approve How can I repair the start button on my LG washing machine that is hard to press?