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May
9
answered Wiring Combination Switch GFCI Outlet
May
8
comment Front door shuts/locks but still gives about a quarter inch when pushed
Open the door and take a look at the strike plate on the jamb. Is it adjustable? Is it loose, or not set as far in (towards the exterior) as it could be?
May
8
comment Broiler element shorted out - did it take the controls with it?
Have you contacted Maytag? Their service guys always look bored in the commercials, so I'm sure they'd appreciate your call.
May
8
comment Circuit troubleshooting. Need input on discovery
Are there any devices on the first (disconnected) circuit? If so, the ungrounded (hot) conductor of that circuit is grounded through the load.
May
8
comment Circuit troubleshooting. Need input on discovery
What problem are you trying to solve?
May
8
revised Would it work if I glued a new closet flange to an existing closet flange?
edited title
May
8
comment Wiring- Simple for you
Turn off the breaker, open up the switch box and take a look inside (maybe pull the switches out for a better look, while leaving the switches connected). Then report back here what you find. Then you should get an accurate answer.
May
7
comment What is the best way to cut railway sleepers
I've always seen guys use chainsaws, but they don't use their good chain. They either use an old chain, or get ride of the chain when they're done.
May
7
answered Installing new ceiling fan. Don't think there is a white (neutral) wire
May
7
comment Installing new ceiling fan. Don't think there is a white (neutral) wire
How was the old fixture wired? What is the white/red wire attached to in the switch box? How many wires are in the ceiling box?
May
7
comment Repurposing Old Subfloor Planks
There's no way for us to answer this question for you, as a "correct" answer completely depends on your personal preference.
May
7
comment Cheap solution to unscrew and screw back a refillable lighter valve (to clean a lighter)
Not sure I see how this fits in with do-it-yourself home improvement?
May
7
comment good practice for using a circular saw
@diceless Most people don't use two hands, because they never learned the proper way to use a saw. They learn from YouTube, or the older guys on the job site. Nobody reads instructions, and I don't think any schools have shop class anymore. So most folks never learn the proper way to use tool.
May
7
answered Pump control panel (electrical diagram attached). Could someone tell which ones of 1 2 3 4 5 6 are hots and which one are neutral?
May
6
answered good practice for using a circular saw
May
6
comment How do I easily separate unglued PVC pipe from joints?
the pipe debonder is the specialty tool, and it does destroy the pipe. It saves the fitting, not the pipe.
May
6
comment Maximum length for bathroom extractor/exhaust fan vent
I think building codes require ducts to slope back towards the fan, not towards the outside. Though I think the reasoning behind this, is to prevent ice from building up and blocking the duct. So it may not be a major concern if you live somewhere warm.
May
6
comment Why Do 240V Circuits Not Require Neutral?
@EvilElf Ignore the + and - in the diagrams (I've removed them now), it's AC so there's no positive or negative.
May
6
revised Why Do 240V Circuits Not Require Neutral?
added 40 characters in body
May
6
comment Cheap way to reinforce 1/2" Pipes
Are you using threaded fittings? If so, a little pipe dope on the threads before tightening, will allow you to tighten them down just a bit more. Are both the horizontal and vertical pipes bending, or just the horizontal pipe?