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comment When drilling a tiled wall, should I aim for the seams or avoid them?
Would you use glass bits on stone tile as well?
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revised Is vinyl flashing as easy to work with as metal flashing?
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comment What type of lag bolts should I use for a deck?
Ooh, so you're saying Lowes is better than Home Depot?
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revised How safe is having my boiler in my daughter's bedroom?
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comment Can a dryer receptacle be wired without a neutral?
How have to "confirmed" that it's a grounding conductor? Grounded (neutral) conductors can be fairly similar to grounding conductors.
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comment Can I reuse an abandoned roof vent?
What are you planning to use this vent for?
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revised Can I reuse an abandoned roof vent?
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revised What type of lag bolts should I use for a deck?
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answered How safe is having my boiler in my daughter's bedroom?
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comment How safe is having my boiler in my daughter's bedroom?
If you were in the US, I think it would be a code violation. I don't think combustion air can come from habitable space, but I could be wrong.
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comment Can a dryer receptacle be wired without a neutral?
Please add pictures if you have them.
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comment Can a dryer receptacle be wired without a neutral?
In any case, the third wire in the circuit should be wired to the grounded (neutral) terminal, not the grounding terminal. And any exposed parts of the receptacle should be covered (in a box).
Sep
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comment Can a dryer receptacle be wired without a neutral?
@user15043 It is likely a code violation (according to current National Electrical Code) to install a 4 prong receptacle, on a 3 wire circuit. However, there are strange situations that can make this not a code violation, which is why I will not say with absolute certainty that this is a code violation. I would only be able to make that determination by actually inspecting the circuit myself. The installer probably should have modified the dryer cord, not the receptacle.
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comment Can a dryer receptacle be wired without a neutral?
@user15043 It may be a code violation, and possibly incorrectly wired.
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comment Can a dryer receptacle be wired without a neutral?
@BlueRaja-DannyPflughoeft Yes, ask any politician.
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comment Can a dryer receptacle be wired without a neutral?
A wire is just a wire, it isn't this, or that, until it's connected to something. If you connect the wire to the proper terminal on the receptacle, you grounding wire could become a grounded wire.
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answered Can a dryer receptacle be wired without a neutral?
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comment Can a dryer receptacle be wired without a neutral?
If you have a receptacle with no neutral that needs a neutral, you have to install a neutral.
Sep
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comment Can a dryer receptacle be wired without a neutral?
@user15043 pictures are always helpful, thanks.