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Jul
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comment Can I install wiring in the space used by a sealed air duct and PVC water supply lines?
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Jul
9
comment Why am I measuring 16 volts on a wire that should be at 0 volts?
What does "It has the standard four wires" mean? What color insulation is on each of the four wires? are all the wires part of the same cable assembly, or are there multiple cables? Pictures might be useful.
Jul
9
comment Can I use shorter screws to mount my blinds?
Sounds like you might be dealing with plaster over concrete. It's common for multi-unit dwellings (apartment buildings) to be built using steel and concrete, which is then covered by plaster on the inside and brick on the outside. You've likely drilled through the plaster, and have hit the concrete underneath (less likely, you've drilled into the concrete and hit rebar/steel reinforcing).
Jul
9
comment Can I use shorter screws to mount my blinds?
Is that a concrete wall? Is this window in a room that is partially below grade (a basement room)? What does the wall look like on the outside?
Jul
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revised Can I use shorter screws to mount my blinds?
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Jul
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revised How can I paint/stain an interior concrete floor?
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Jul
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revised How can I keep the top of my dog ear fence level when the ground slopes?
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Jul
8
revised What do I do if there are only two wires coming from my ceiling electrical box?
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Jul
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comment Can I safely ground a light fixture if the ceiling box has two hot and one neutral wire (no ground wire)
@gregmac No. If the box is not grounded it might read 120V to the ungrounded (hot) conductor when you test, but nothing guarantees it will always be that way. The voltage potential between the not grounded box and the ungrounded (hot) conductor, could be anything at any time. Measuring 120V potential between the ungrounded (hot) conductor and another object, does not, guarantee the object is grounded.
Jul
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revised How can I get the 2-part epoxy smell out of concrete?
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Jul
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comment Is it safe to wire a plug-in sconce directly to the junction box?
@HerrBag When you're talking about a corded sconce, style is probably not your main concern.
Jul
8
comment What type of outlet is in the picture?
Since the terminals are exposed and easily accessible, I'm going to guess it's not line voltage (120/240V). It's likely for a speaker system, or other low voltage system. Probably an input, not an output (again because the terminals are exposed).
Jul
8
revised Should we contact a professional to handle our bathroom repair?
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revised Are there any advantages to installing a 125A subpanel instead of a 100A panel?
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Jul
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comment How do I properly bring in coax from the pole to the interior of my house?
I'd set up your media cabinet, then call the telco company to come and reroute their service cable.
Jul
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revised How do I properly bring in coax from the pole to the interior of my house?
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revised Can I install wiring in the space used by a sealed air duct and PVC water supply lines?
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Jul
7
comment Does my toilet have a manufacturing defect?
Is the toilet installed in that picture? It looks like it's simply sitting on a carpeted floor, in which case I wouldn't expect the toilet to not sit flat. The drain on the toilet sits slightly lower than the bottom of the toilet, this allows the drain on the toilet to sit down inside the floor drain (which should be level with or just above the floor).
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revised Does my toilet have a manufacturing defect?
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