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Apr
28
comment How do I remove a brass pipe that has been jammed into a larger iron pipe?
That's a puny hammer. You're not doing it right, if you're not using a sledgehammer.
Apr
28
answered How do I wire a switched outlet with the switch downstream?
Apr
27
comment How to remove nails from 6 x 8 lumber
Photos might be helpful.
Apr
27
comment Should my furnace closet have this huge duct opening into the unconditioned vented attic?
Another option might be to install an electrically controlled damper, that opens when the furnace is on and closes when it's not. You'd have to check with local codes though, to make sure that's allowed.
Apr
27
comment Should my furnace closet have this huge duct opening into the unconditioned vented attic?
I'm fairly sure there are codes against using air from a living space as combustion air, so the duct allows the furnace to draw from the attic (which I'm assuming is unfinished space). Newer high efficiency models draw air from outside directly into the combustion chamber, instead of using the air around the unit. If you move the unit to an unfinished area (attic, basement), or installed a high efficency unit, you could avoid this.
Apr
27
revised Electric pump motor wiring
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Apr
25
reviewed No Action Needed How do I remove stickers and residue from a wooden door?
Apr
25
reviewed Reviewed How do I seal a leak from my overhead tank filled with water without draining the tank?
Apr
25
reviewed No Action Needed Why is there so much metal-clad wiring in my house?
Apr
25
comment Replacing an outdoor junction box - need some help
@Matthew Even on the pre-assembled security light setups, it's usually just weatherproof lampholders and motion sensors connected to an electrical box cover. In most cases, the individual parts are easily replaceable.
Apr
25
answered Resources for designing new HVAC
Apr
25
revised Would an Elmer's wood filler color match a Minwax wood finish color?
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Apr
25
comment How to solve a miswiring of neutral and ground
It might be time to contact a local licensed Electrician. I think you're beyond the point where anybody on the internet can help you.
Apr
25
comment outlet bypass for multimeter
I could make you one, but with shipping and tax, it'll cost you about $100.00. You're looking for a device that you can use to measure amperes on a circuit, that costs less than a kill-a-watt type device (~$20.00). Unfortunately, kill-a-watt devices are set at a very fair price, so it's not likely you'll find anything.
Apr
24
revised Adding a two-way circuit to a three-way circuit
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Apr
24
reviewed Reviewed How can I patch a rotting wood door?
Apr
24
revised How can I patch a rotting wood door?
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Apr
24
reviewed No Action Needed How to remove rusted tank bolts
Apr
24
reviewed Reviewed Free standing shed with single plane roof
Apr
24
revised Free standing shed with single plane roof
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