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revised Is there a huge difference between 1.6amp and 3amp power usage?
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answered Are 2 prong outlets that are downstream of a GFCI outlet ground fault protected?
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awarded  code-compliance
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comment How many cables are you allowed to run through a single hole in a wooden floor joist?
@HerrBag No idea. I'm not sure anybody has adopted NEC 2014 yet, so It's not likely IRC will pick it up until folks start adopting.
Dec
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comment What are some ways to wire rear speakers in a home theater system?
Link only answers are not so good, especially when the links go 404.
Dec
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answered Is it possible to use the ice maker on a refrigerator without a water supply line?
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answered Do I need an egress window in a basement room not used as a bedroom?
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comment Do I need an egress window in a basement room not used as a bedroom?
If you post the code section you are referring to, folks can look it up for themselves on the internets.
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asked How can I replace 2-prong receptacles in a code compliant way?
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answered How can I replace 2-prong receptacles in a code compliant way?
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comment What's the proper procedure for replacing ungrounded circuits?
What is the goal of this project, why are grounding conductors required? Neither Arc-Fault Circuit Interrupters (AFCI), nor Ground-Fault Circuit Interrupters (GFCI) require grounding conductors.
Dec
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comment What's the proper procedure for replacing ungrounded circuits?
It's better to use the device box as a junction point, rather than having all the cables spliced in a single junction box. Star topology doesn't work well in electrical wiring. You'll end up with huge junction boxes (box fill), and using terminal blocks instead of twist-on wire connectors. Also, using the tab clamps on plastic boxes as the only support method is not usually a good idea.
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comment How is the alternating current in your home a complete circuit?
The connection to earth also provides a path for stray voltages (e.g. lightning, power surges, etc.).
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revised Can you screw something that will not loosen?
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comment Can you screw something that will not loosen?
+1 Just for the title!
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revised Are push in connectors up to code?
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revised Are push in connectors up to code?
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revised How can I make tongue and groove cuts with only a radial arm saw?
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revised How can I insulate my fireplace when it's not in use?
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revised Where do I attach the fixture grounding wire when no supply grounding wire is provided?
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