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Oct
21
revised How can I install a ceiling fan, recessed lights, and receptacles on the same circuit?
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21
comment How can I install a ceiling fan, recessed lights, and receptacles on the same circuit?
If you can avoid it, it's best not to have receptacles on a lighting circuit. If you try to warm your feet and make toast, you could find yourself in the dark with cold feet and bread.
Oct
21
revised What would a bracket for holding 1 5/8" square post be called?
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Oct
21
revised Is this surge protector defective?
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Oct
21
answered Why doesn't my gas furnace ignite?
Oct
21
revised Why doesn't my gas furnace ignite?
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Oct
21
comment Finding one power wire to two lite switches. ugh!
There is nothing wrong with the first wiring method, as long as all the screw terminals are tightened properly.
Oct
21
revised How should one polish transparent polystyrene plastic?
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Oct
21
revised How can I cut a cinder block wall to run large round duct through it?
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Oct
21
revised Is it common to tile behind an OTR microwave?
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Oct
21
comment Can an 18 inch duct be replaced by 4 smaller ducts?
Oval ducts are not ovals, they are obround like this.
Oct
21
revised At what Lead levels are respirators and hazmat suits required?
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Oct
21
comment What size of transformer do I need if I have to bring a 208Y/120V service to a structure and the power company provides a 480 V service?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about power distribution, which is not a do-it-yourself topic.
Oct
20
revised Can I install a subpanel using only two ungrounded (hot) conductors and a grounding conductor?
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Oct
20
answered Can I install a subpanel using only two ungrounded (hot) conductors and a grounding conductor?
Oct
20
revised How do I make this Raspberry Pi box?
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Oct
19
comment What should the voltage be on an unused neutral line in a 3-phase supply?
When you say "the disconnect is in the off position", do you mean the cable is not energized? If so, do you detect voltage on the ungrounded (hot) conductors? In a large commercial building, you may be picking up on phantom voltage. If you take measurements with a low impedance voltage meter, you may see that the voltage is actually 0. Phantom voltage can range from a few volts, all the way up to line voltage.
Oct
19
answered Sump Pump Trips GFCI Receptacle. Is a single, dedicated non-GFCI receptacle safe?
Oct
19
revised Sump Pump Trips GFCI Receptacle. Is a single, dedicated non-GFCI receptacle safe?
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comment Sump Pump Trips GFCI Receptacle. Is a single, dedicated non-GFCI receptacle safe?
Have you checked the pump for a ground-fault?