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Jul
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revised How bad is it to attach a gas water heater to a gas furnace electrical circuit?
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Jul
15
answered How bad is it to attach a gas water heater to a gas furnace electrical circuit?
Jul
15
comment How bad is it to attach a gas water heater to a gas furnace electrical circuit?
@ThreePhaseEel The thermostat transformer is part of the gas furnace, or at least part of the control system for the gas furnace. That's why nobody bats an eye.
Jul
15
comment How much extra wire should I have in my electrical panel?
Not sure if it's a code violations, but I'm not a fan of that grounded (neutral) conductor crossing over the ungrounded (hot) busbars like that. Great answer though.
Jul
14
comment Will a DIY Air Conditioner help my HVAC Central Air system?
You might try turning the A/C off for a bit (few hours), then turn it back on. If you normally run the A/C with the fan switch in the ON position, I'd run it like that. Sometimes the fan runs at different speeds in different modes, so it could be that the speed is too low when in cooling mode. Setting the fan switch to ON typically runs the fan on HIGH, whereas other modes might run it at different speeds. It could be that the evaporator is in a block of ice, because there wasn't enough air moving over it. Also try replacing any air filters on the indoor unit.
Jul
14
comment Will a DIY Air Conditioner help my HVAC Central Air system?
Sounds like there's a problem with the A/C that needs to be sorted, and a call to an HVAC professional is in order. I doubt very much that a box of ice and a fan, are going to fix your central A/C unit.
Jul
14
answered What does “Range” Mean in Electrical Circuits?
Jul
14
comment Trying to understand why a light would be wired this way?
@Ecnerwal In some places, yes that's true.
Jul
14
comment Trying to understand why a light would be wired this way?
@Dane It was common in older homes (and newer homes in some areas), to run power up into the attic first. Then feed lights and receptacles from the top down, instead of the bottom up. Not sure why this method was preferred, but it's common in most of the areas that I have lived.
Jul
14
answered Trying to understand why a light would be wired this way?
Jul
13
comment My timber retaining wall is tipping over
Not sure how/where that sprinkler head sprays, but it could be contributing to the erosion. This makes me suspect that there's not good drainage behind the wall, which likely is at least part of the reason the wall is tipping. When you rebuild the wall, make sure you include good drainage.
Jul
13
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Jul
13
comment What is the best way for a DIY'er to work with contractors/inspectors?
Hang out at the bars where the tradespeople hang out, and make some friends. Most folks are not going to trust you to do their work, and are not willing to put their license on the line for somebody they don't know/trust.
Jul
13
reviewed Reviewed What type of drywall do I use around a zero clearance fireplace?
Jul
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revised What type of drywall do I use around a zero clearance fireplace?
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Jul
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reviewed No Action Needed How can I attach legs to a table?
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revised How can I attach legs to a table?
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reviewed Reviewed How can I waterproof a shower wall after a repair?
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revised How can I waterproof a shower wall after a repair?
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Jul
13
reviewed No Action Needed Do I need Attic Fan in Garage?