Reputation
63,353
Next tag badge:
391/400 score
99/80 answers
Badges
23 126 275
Impact
~6.5m people reached

Jun
5
reviewed Reviewed How can I install a window air conditioner in a metal window frame?
Jun
5
comment How can I install a window air conditioner in a metal window frame?
Link only answers are not very useful if the link dies. Please consider including a brief description of the product, and how it might help in the OP's situation.
Jun
5
revised What could happen if a 240 stove cord was improperly installed and then stove was plugged in to the receptacle?
edited tags; edited title
Jun
5
revised What are my options for installing 240v receptacles in an attached garage?
edited tags
Jun
5
answered Can I share a 240V outlet between two devices?
Jun
5
revised Can I share a 240V outlet between two devices?
edited tags
Jun
5
revised Jury-Rigged Modification of 120v Circuit to 240v Circuit Using Steel-Armor of BX Cable as Neutral/Ground…
deleted 18 characters in body; edited tags; edited title
Jun
5
revised What is wrong with my recessed light wiring?
added 10 characters in body; edited title
Jun
5
revised New Fan Switch Grounding Cable issues
added 85 characters in body
Jun
4
reviewed Reviewed Do I need to ground Ethernet cable run beneath a pier & beam house?
Jun
4
revised Do I need to ground Ethernet cable run beneath a pier & beam house?
deleted 8 characters in body
Jun
4
reviewed No Action Needed Do any ultra quiet ceiling fans that have no motor hum exist?
Jun
4
comment What could cause my house to smell musty after coming back from vacation?
Wet towel left in a heap on the bed? Dirty shoes? Stinky ghost? Stinky, uninvited house guest? Dirty bedding? Dirty carpet? Un-emptied trash bin? Unfortunately (or maybe fortunately), they haven't invented Smell-O-Vision compatible with the internet. It's nearly impossible for us to find the source of the smell for you. Get a woman (if you're not one already) to help, since their sense of smell is much better.
Jun
4
comment What prevents mortar from being compressed with the weight of courses of brick?
@bib Fluid dynamics is not my thing, so I'd be no help here.
Jun
4
revised How can I reduce outside noise inside my apartment?
added 1 character in body; edited title
Jun
4
answered Why does my fluorescent ceiling fixture trip the GFCI sometimes?
Jun
4
comment Why does my fluorescent ceiling fixture trip the GFCI sometimes?
Where does the current spike go after the bulb starts? Surely it must travel back through the neutral, right?
Jun
4
comment Is it safe to run a Kinect 360 cable in drywall?
Looking at HDMI cable specs, it appears that the average cable head is ~21 mm. Which means if you're going to use EMT conduit, you'll probably want to use at least 1" (26.6 mm nominal internal diameter). 3/4" EMT has a nominal internal diameter of 20.9 mm, which would probably be too tight to pass an average HDMI cable through. 10' of 1" EMT will run you about $7.50. Or you could use 2" PVC, which costs ~$6.50 for 10', and has a large 52 mm internal diameter (2" EMT is ~$17.00).
Jun
4
comment Possible Electrical Short After Drywall Installation
If the drywall screws are still exposed, you could turn the switch on and go around touching all the screws. The screw that makes your finger tingle, is the one that's through the wiring. (WARNING: This is for entertainment purposes only. DO NOT do this.)
Jun
4
reviewed No Action Needed How to buy a land and build a cottage in the United States?