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comment Mounting a 32" LED TV to Dry Wall without Stud Support
This question has been asked on this site many times before, and the answer has always been no. At the end of the day, it's your TV. If you feel comfortable hanging it from a thin sheet of compressed gypsum between sheets of paper, go for it.
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revised Should I be concerned about power leakage through a Z-wave switch?
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comment Fire proofing walls with Aluminum Foil Tape
The 250°F rating of the tape, means that the tape will not fail below 250°F. It does not mean that it will "block" temperatures less than 250°F. The tape will transfer the heat between the air and the substrate it's attached to, so it is not a fire proofing martial.
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comment Why is GFCI tripping on refrigerator circuit?
@hoc_age It's more like that the fridge got "tired", or more accurately "sloppy". Motors are mechanical, as well as electrical. Which means they can be affected by dirt, grease, and grime. Their mechanical operation can have a direct impact on their electrical operation, which is likely why things changed over time.
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comment How do I widen a hole in my porcelain kitchen sink?
Look under the sink where the hole is. Do you see any indication of a knockout? Most sinks have predetermined hole locations, where the material is weakened so that it can be "easily" popped out.
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revised Can I use Eneloop batteries in my thermostat?
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comment heater won't stop heating
What's the question?
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comment Running power from existing junction box on house for replacement shed which is a steel shipping container
Where are you? Codes vary by location, so we'll have to know where you are to provide an accurate answer.
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comment Can I change the fire rating of 1/2 inch drywall?
If you convert a garage to living space, it's possible that they could require you to bring the entire space up to current code.
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revised Can I change the fire rating of 1/2 inch drywall?
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revised How would I connect several speakers to an amplifier for multi room sound?
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comment How would I connect several speakers to an amplifier for multi room sound?
What's the make and model of the amplifier?
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comment How can I secure wire fished between two plastic switch boxes?
Use old work boxes. Then secure the cables in them, before you secure the boxes in the wall.
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comment How can I secure wire fished between two plastic switch boxes?
No. The clamps are designed to prevent the cable from being pulled out of the box, so pulling the cable out of the box will be a challenge. If you don't have access to secure the cable, how are you securing the box?
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comment How can I secure wire fished between two plastic switch boxes?
Sorry, you are correct. The box you've pictured does have knockouts, not clamps. If you cannot secure the cable within 8 inches of the box, you'll have to replace it with a box that has integral clamps.
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comment Why is GFCI tripping on refrigerator circuit?
The exception was there, so you didn't have to GFCI protect the receptacle you plugged the garage door opener into. Turns out a bunch of people found that receptacle was also useful for plugging in those retractable extension cords. When the NEC caught on, they removed the exception.
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answered How can I secure wire fished between two plastic switch boxes?
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comment Why is GFCI tripping on refrigerator circuit?
@benrudgers That exception no longer exists, and when it did exist it was in garages not basements.
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comment What would be your choice for a no frills good and reliable furnace?
Call a few local HVAC companies and see what they offer. A furnace is not something you can just pop over to Home Depot and buy, you'll have to get it through an HVAC contractor. You'll be limited by whatever the local dealers offer, and most smaller shops carry only a single brand.
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comment What could be causing my furnace burners to fire up, then shut off due to partially open door?
What's the model number?