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reviewed Reviewed When installing hardwood floor which room should I start with?
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reviewed No Action Needed Why did the neutral wire burn out in my electric shower?
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reviewed No Action Needed How do I remove stuck (melted?) foam from under carpet on hardwood floor?
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reviewed Looks OK How do I remove moss from an outdoor brick walkway?
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reviewed Looks OK Use of combination CAFCI and GFCI breakers instead of recepticles
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reviewed Looks OK Why did the neutral wire burn out in my electric shower?
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answered power distribution loss of negative on 120v circut
Sep
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comment Code compliance for outdoor 20 amp receptacle?
Liquidtight Flexible Metal Conduit (Type LFMC) can be used in a wet location. However, it cannot be used where subject to physical damage. If it would be in danger from a weed whacker, you might not want to use it. It shouldn't be a problem, but you'll also want to make sure it's not exposed to temperatures in excess of the rating (-30°C (-22°F) - 80°C (176°F)).
Sep
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answered Code compliance for outdoor 20 amp receptacle?
Sep
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comment How to install ceiling light where there previously was none?
This answer might be useful.
Sep
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comment What is the proper way to leave unused nonmetallic sheathed cable inside walls or ceilings?
Possible duplicate How to deal with abandoned wire?
Sep
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revised What is the proper way to leave unused nonmetallic sheathed cable inside walls or ceilings?
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Sep
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comment What is the proper way to leave unused nonmetallic sheathed cable inside walls or ceilings?
@benrudgers What I'm saying, is that there are no clearly defined guidelines as to how to handle this situation. To say "The only thing you need to do" is incorrect, because the only thing you need to do is nothing.
Sep
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comment What's the easiest way to reframe a portion of a wall with minimal disturbance to the electrical lines?
Perhaps it was too fine and subtle.
Sep
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comment What's the easiest way to reframe a portion of a wall with minimal disturbance to the electrical lines?
Adding a box in the middle likely isn't practical, since most cables aren't going to have enough slack in them. If you can remove one end from a junction and pull the cable back, that would be the best bet.
Sep
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comment How is standard washing machine “water usage” calculated?
Could you summarize some of the information from the links provided, just in case the links ever go bad.
Sep
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comment Will installing a 2inch fitting in a 3 inch water line decrease water pressure?
I'm not a fluid dynamics expert, but I'm pretty sure the pressure will stay the same. However, the flow rate will decrease.
Sep
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comment What's the easiest way to reframe a portion of a wall with minimal disturbance to the electrical lines?
You could add junction boxes, but remember they must be "accessible".
Sep
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comment Why did the neutral wire burn out in my electric shower?
Of the breaker/fuse didn't do its job, it could have been much worse.
Sep
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comment Why did the neutral wire burn out in my electric shower?
Current causes heat, heat causes expansion. Over time, the heating and cooling cycle can cause connections to loosen. This is especially true for higher drawing appliances, such as heaters and stoves. The documentation for some such appliances, suggest inspecting and tightening connections from time to time. If the connection wasn't properly tight to begin with, this problem can lead to catastrophic failure (as you've seen). I'm guessing the wire heated to the point that it broke, then ended up coming into contact with the "hot" terminal. Which caused the spark.