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comment What kind of tool is used to stir paint in a can?
Paint stir stick
Sep
12
comment Can I move the range hood but not the roof vent (angled “flue” pipe)?
Length of the pipe, and number of bends will also have to be taken into account.
Sep
12
revised Can I move the range hood but not the roof vent (angled “flue” pipe)?
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revised Using a solar system with a condensing boiler for the central heating instead of tap-water?
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12
revised Can I use a spray sealer and primer over a patched drywall followed by painting over it?
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Sep
12
revised How do I prepare this porous interior wall for paint?
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11
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Sep
11
revised How do I get the shine back on the bottom of my acrylic shower stall?
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Sep
11
comment Can an external light fixture and an external receptacle share a circuit?
There are exceptions to every rule. It can be useful to use a GFCI receptacle to protect an outdoor light circuit.
Sep
11
comment Is it possible to detect from the power outlet if there would be current that needs grounding?
@Ahmed The best option would be to contact an Electrician. Even with the proper knowledge and tools, it can be very difficult to locate wiring faults. It's too difficult to troubleshoot through the internet, and would take far more than a short answer on this site to teach you how to do it yourself.
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comment Is it possible to detect from the power outlet if there would be current that needs grounding?
Ground(earth) is a safety device, and should never have current on it (under normal circumstances). If a device is shocking you, adding a ground is not the way to solve the problem. Either the device is faulty (contains a ground fault, which energizes the frame/case), or the building wiring is faulty. Either way the solution is not adding a ground, it is to locate and fix the fault.
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revised Is it possible to detect from the power outlet if there would be current that needs grounding?
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revised How should I insulate the walls and ceilings of this 1920's semi-detached brick house?
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Sep
10
comment How can I prevent water from pooling in the street in front of my house?
@Freiheit Why is that? Just because it doesn't seem like a big deal to you, doesn't mean it's not very important to the OP. If you don't feel the question is good, flag it. If you just think it's not that important, skip it and move on to the next.
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comment How can I prevent water from pooling in the street in front of my house?
@Freiheit Why does the OP Need a reason to fix this? Should the community only help people fix things that put them in danger? The OP doesn't want the puddle there, isn't that a good enough reason?
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10
revised Is it possible to detect from the power outlet if there would be current that needs grounding?
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10
comment How can you reverse a sliding glass door?
This might be impossible to answer without some good pictures of the tracks, and/or make and model.
Sep
10
comment How can I prevent animals from eating my wooden swingset?
Shotgun
Sep
10
revised How can I tell if stains are caused by a ceiling that is drying out, or if there is still a leak?
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