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comment De-coupling fan and lighting switches?
The switches being "coupled" is a mistake somebody made, it is not a proper wiring technique. As for what the proper wiring should look like, see the first image in this answer. More specifically, the proper wiring should look something like this
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comment Why must I hold the start button for my dryer to work?
I'd look for an open, or high resistance neutral. Check all the neutral connections, and make sure they are clean and well connected.
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What could be causing my bedroom to be so cold, and how can I make it warmer?
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reviewed No Action Needed What could be causing my bedroom to be so cold, and how can I make it warmer?
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comment Anyone have an idea about unidentified constant noise/vibration in single-family house?
When the new sump pump was installed, was a backup water powered unit also installed? Can you feel/hear the sound stronger in different areas of the house?
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comment Why must I hold the start button for my dryer to work?
Does it jump to 180 volts leg to ground as well?
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answered Can you run a junction inside an outlet or recessed light
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revised Can you run a junction inside an outlet or recessed light
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revised Do I have studs on my plaster and lath wall around/above fireplace?
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comment Why must I hold the start button for my dryer to work?
Make sure the grounded (neutral) conductor is solidly connected at the service panel, the receptacle, and the dryer itself. Where are you measuring the 180 volts, at the dryer, or the service panel? What are you measuring 180 volts between, leg to neutral, or leg to ground? When you see the voltage on one leg jump up, do you see the voltage on the other leg dip? FYI: Typically in an electric dryer, the motor and heating element are 240V, while only the controls are 120V.
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comment Gas Regulator Replacement
Working with gas piping is not typical a DIY task, if you don't know what you're doing it can end very badly. With that said... If you have the tools and knowledge necessary for working on gas piping, carry on.
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comment De-coupling fan and lighting switches?
Please provide either a picture of the current wiring, or some type of diagram that shows all the wires in the box, where they are connected, and where they go. There is no way to definitively answer this question as written, there simply is not enough information provided.
Oct
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comment Temporary toilet installation
Why can't you use a portable toilet? They make small "travel" sized ones, that can be found at any camping store.
Oct
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on mounting tag wiki excerpt
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revised How can I mount a security camera on the outside of the house?
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comment What are the code requirements for installing a ceiling fan alongside a fire sprinkler?
I believe it's 24" clearance from the sprinkler horizontally, and 18" vertically. So if the blades of the fan are 18" below the sprinkler, and the motor is 24" away. You'd have a giant fan, but you'd be within code. NFPA 13 covers this, from what I could find, but I don't have a copy of it. Best to ask your local government.
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revised How can I calculate the power consumption of an A/C unit?
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