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Oct
13
reviewed No Action Needed How do I finish off a silicone sealant like a professional?
Oct
13
reviewed No Action Needed What is the optimal configuration of a cross brace on a wooden gate?
Oct
13
reviewed No Action Needed Resetting fence posts in very wet condtions
Oct
13
reviewed Leave Open How can I stop my basement from filling with water?
Oct
13
revised What could have caused the hot and cold water to stop running in one sink, while all others are fine?
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Oct
13
answered Is it possible to create a better temperature controlling system?
Oct
13
comment Is a double 60 amp breaker really feeding 120 amps?
This question might be helpful.
Oct
12
comment What is the difference between a main panel and a sub-panel?
There's no such thing as a "sub-panel", it's just a term used to describe panels supplied by other panels. There's a bunch of codes that deal with how the grounding and grounded conductors are handled in panels (especially in seperate buildings), so it may not be as cut and dry as you'd think.
Oct
12
comment ComfortMaker GUH075 series high-efficiency (93%) furnace isn't making heat
Is it the blower fan running, or the draft inducer? Do you have the owner's manual? From the limited info I could find, 4 blinks could be an open high limit. This would be consistent with the blower continuously running with no flame.
Oct
12
comment Is using 15 amp components on a 20 amp breaker against code?
Also, you can't have a 30 ampere receptacle on a 20 ampere circuit, because that would allow you to plug in a 30 ampere device. If it's a single receptacle on a 20 ampere circuit, the receptacle must be rated 20 amperes.
Oct
12
comment Is using 15 amp components on a 20 amp breaker against code?
@MikeB Table 210.21(B)(3) clearly says that on a 20 ampere circuit 15 or 20 ampere receptacles are allowed. Also remember that a duplex receptacle counts as two receptacles, not one.
Oct
12
answered 3 cables in one box wiring issue
Oct
12
comment What is the easiest and most cost effective way to turn a 1 bedroom apartment into 2 bedrooms?
Please do try to be nice. If you don't like an answer, you can down vote it and leave a nice comment as to why that solution will not work for you. Thank you, and have a wonderful day.
Oct
11
comment Is this HVAC capacitor dead?
Once the goop comes out, it's time for a new one.
Oct
11
comment Is it possible to control 3 light fixtures with 4 switches?
Switch 1 and 2 would be 3-way switches. Switch 3 would be a basic toggle. Switch 4 is a problem. I can't think of a way to make it do what you want.
Oct
10
comment Is a junction box “accessible” if it is mounted behind/above a recessed light housing?
The product you linked to meets the requirements of NEC sections 545, 550, and 551. Which are sections for manufactured homes, mobile homes, and recreational vehicles. Your best bet is to call the local inspector, and ask them if they'll approve what you propose.
Oct
10
comment Is stainless steel water piping more durable than copper?
Plumbers putty, and tape are not designed to repair leaks in pipes.
Oct
10
comment My garage door won't close
Did you check the owner's manual? Sometimes different blink patterns mean different things.
Oct
10
revised How can I stop my basement from filling with water?
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Oct
10
comment Where to connect a c-wire on a furnace with existing two wire mercury thermostat
It's a pretty simple circuit. One wire goes from the transformer to the thermostat, the other goes to the gas valve. Then a wire goes from the thermostat to the gas valve. When the temperature in the room drops below the set temperature on the thermostat, the switch closes and the gas valve opens. When the firebox gets hot enough, the fan and limit control sends a signal to turn on the blower.