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Jan
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comment The soil over the pipe from the well is subsiding
What is the soil like in your area (sandy, clay, etc.)? What is the topography like in the area (hilly, flat, etc.)? What is the weather like in the area (rainy, cold, etc.)?
Jan
14
revised Is there a limit to the number of holes bored in a joist?
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Jan
13
revised HVAC air handler with a built-in humidifier
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Jan
13
revised Why is my wiring hooked up like this
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Jan
13
revised What could cause the furnace to not come on after airing out the house?
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Jan
13
comment What could cause the furnace to not come on after airing out the house?
What is the make and model of the furnace? Does it show any error indicators?
Jan
13
revised Do I need a hydraulic jack to do main beam jacking?
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Jan
12
revised Wiring residential internet router through existing smoke detector
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Jan
12
comment Wiring residential internet router through existing smoke detector
@SpeedyPetey Having fire safety devices on a general use circuit could be dangerous, and in my opinion should be avoided. So I guess we will have to disagree on this.
Jan
12
comment Wiring residential internet router through existing smoke detector
@SpeedyPetey Hopefully in an upcoming code version they will become one and the same. There's no reason to put general use receptacles and lighting, on a smoke detector circuit.
Jan
12
comment Wiring residential internet router through existing smoke detector
@SpeedyPetey That may be the case; but in my opinion, it's bad form to have general use receptacles on the smoke detector circuit.
Jan
12
answered Why is my wiring hooked up like this
Jan
12
comment How do I find the proper wires for service drop?
@wallyk The OP said so. "bought two #1 AWG black-colored wires for the electrician to use...".
Jan
12
comment Is there a limit to the number of holes bored in a joist?
@bib This is an extreme case, but where is the limit?
Jan
12
comment Wiring residential internet router through existing smoke detector
Also, if you provide a receptacle, there's no way to say for sure who is going to plug what in. Somebody could come along and plug in a power strip, to power their table saw and dust collection system.
Jan
12
comment Wiring residential internet router through existing smoke detector
A smoke alarm could easily be considered part of the "fire alarm system".
Jan
12
comment Is there a limit to the number of holes bored in a joist?
@bib There's nothing in NEC about notching and boring joists, that's all covered in building code. Specifically, International Residential Code applies for me.
Jan
12
revised Is there a limit to the number of holes bored in a joist?
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Jan
12
asked Is there a limit to the number of holes bored in a joist?
Jan
12
answered Can I drill a 3 1/2" hole through 5 joists?