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Oct
9
comment Options for humidifier
Most humidifiers are mounted on the side of the return duct (with an opening into the duct), with a bypass to the supply ducts. This allows cool return air to pick up moisture, and be mixed into the warm dry air leaving the furnace.
Oct
9
comment Can tree shade hurt a neighbor's house?
Civil Code Section 833. Trees whose trunks stand wholly upon the land of one owner belong exclusively to him, although their roots grow into the land of another. So unless you move the trunk of the tree onto their land, it's always your tree. The neighbor could claim the encroaching branches are a nuisance, and then will likely be allowed to trim them back to the property line. However, in doing so they cannot cause "wrongful injuries to timber" (Section 3346 Civil Code).
Oct
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comment Can tree shade hurt a neighbor's house?
The laws I've read say the tree belongs to the owner of the land where the trunk is. I've heard many folks; lawyers included, say that you can trim a tree branch that hangs over your land. I have not, however, ever seen/heard anybody site the source of this "law". So I'm curious if this actually is a law.
Oct
9
comment When wiring a mains plug, why are the cables squeezed under the screws and not circled around?
@RedGrittyBrick Thanks!
Oct
9
answered How do I wire this Leviton switch?
Oct
9
revised How do I wire this Leviton switch?
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Oct
9
comment Can tree shade hurt a neighbor's house?
For an interesting case, search "Rony v. Costa"
Oct
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comment Can tree shade hurt a neighbor's house?
Can you point to a law or ordinance that supports point 1? I've heard this stated from time to time, but never actually found anything to legally back it up.
Oct
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reviewed No Action Needed Fixing an offset pilot hole in steel?
Oct
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reviewed No Action Needed How do I fix a garage door opener light that loosens in its socket?
Oct
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answered When wiring a mains plug, why are the cables squeezed under the screws and not circled around?
Oct
9
comment Connection for C wire on Mastertrol Mark V zone control panel
@TomG After working on this question a possible solution to your problem has finally struck me. Please see the Update section of my answer, which hopefully helps.
Oct
9
revised Connection for C wire on Mastertrol Mark V zone control panel
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Oct
9
reviewed Reviewed Why is one radiator TRV in the house missing the control?
Oct
9
reviewed No Action Needed help and advice on shower renovation on existing slab
Oct
9
revised How can I hang a picture?
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Oct
9
comment Can a furnace with a variable speed blower be used in a multistory house?
What is he suggesting instead?
Oct
9
revised Can a furnace with a variable speed blower be used in a multistory house?
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Oct
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comment Can a furnace with a variable speed blower be used in a multistory house?
It's my understanding that the stack effect only works in an open airway. Since I have floors/ceilings between my first and second floor, the stack effect doesn't help move air throughout my house very effectively. Commonly the only place where air can move upward, is through a single stairway. The problem is that all the cool air upstairs that the warm air is to displace, has to also move through this same singe path. My upstairs is warmer in the summer, and cooler in the winter. I have a high efficiency, low blower speed furnace.
Oct
9
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