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comment Wiring residential internet router through existing smoke detector
A smoke alarm could easily be considered part of the "fire alarm system".
Jan
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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.
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revised Is there a limit to the number of holes bored in a joist?
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asked Is there a limit to the number of holes bored in a joist?
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answered Can I drill a 3 1/2" hole through 5 joists?
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answered Wiring residential internet router through existing smoke detector
Jan
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comment How do I find the proper wires for service drop?
Why are you buying wire for the Electrician? If he doesn't have the wire in his truck, call a different Electrician.
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revised How do I find the proper wires for service drop?
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comment old furnace and thermostat upgrade
This answer should be helpful.
Jan
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comment Replacing a dimmer switch
Is the photo of the old dimmer, or the new one?
Jan
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revised What is the danger of reversing the polarity while connecting a dishwasher to the electrical service?
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Jan
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comment On understanding housing measures
This question is confusing as written. What problem are you trying to solve?
Jan
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answered How do I change a single-pole switch to a timer with 4 wires?
Jan
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revised What type of furnace vent pipe is this?
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comment Why is my new garage door going through lights so fast?
@ThreePhaseEel Those are great, but probably not a good fit with lamp cord. If you want to use those, you'll have to use a different type of flexible cord.
Jan
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answered Legal water heater replacement
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comment Honeywell 6580 thermostat installation
You should pull a new 5 wire cable to the thermostat, then connect the extra wire to the C terminals.
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comment Why is my new garage door going through lights so fast?
@ThreePhaseEel Yes, it's called a clamp.
Jan
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comment Honeywell 6580 thermostat installation
The Y wire is almost certainly connected to a wire leading to the A/C unit. The wire connected to the C terminal is likely the other wire that goes to the A/C unit. So if you trace that one, it should lead you to the Y wire. Keep in mind, however, that the approach you suggest may void the warranty of the equipment. Proceed at your own risk.