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Sep
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reviewed Reviewed How do I use hidden deck fasteners without compromising the integrity of the flashing?
Sep
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reviewed No Action Needed How can I clean floor tile grout?
Sep
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reviewed No Action Needed How can I repair a crack in my fireplace hearth?
Sep
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reviewed Reviewed How can I replace a tilt up garage door, with near zero clearance, low overhead?
Sep
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reviewed Reviewed Why is it safe to use 15 A receptacles on a 20 A circuit?
Sep
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reviewed Edit and Reopen Can I use a toggle bolt if there's no space behind the drywall?
Sep
19
revised Can I use a toggle bolt if there's no space behind the drywall?
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Sep
18
comment Wiring electrical outlets from a single outlet
@ratchetfreak can you cite a source for that?
Sep
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comment Wiring electrical outlets from a single outlet
Also note that this whole contraption is technically a cord and plug device, so it's not actually part of the branch circuit.
Sep
18
comment Wiring electrical outlets from a single outlet
Can you cite a source that limits the number of outlets?
Sep
18
comment Strange smell in August only
Including your location might be important here, as it could be caused by an indigenous animal or plant. For example, some areas are plagued by stink bugs, who release a pungent aroma when threatened.
Sep
18
revised How to secure vinyl post caps?
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comment Wiring electrical outlets from a single outlet
You'll also want to make sure all your devices, and connections are within an approved enclosure.
Sep
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comment Wiring electrical outlets from a single outlet
Receptacles have two sets of terminals, it's common to take advantage of this while chaining them together. Connect the "hot" and "neutral" from the incoming line to the appropriate bottom terminals (could be top, it doesn't matter), then connect the "hot" and "neutral" from the cable feeding the next device to the top terminals.
Sep
18
revised How do I properly place devices in an electrical enclosure?
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Sep
18
comment Sump is sealed for radon remediation and doesn't drain water. What can I do for water drainage?
The job of the sump is to move ground water away from the structure, not to drain water from a ruptured water tank.
Sep
18
comment Furnace acts like it is not getting power
Could be in some type of lockout mode. We'll need a lot more details to know for sure. Please provide as much information as you can, so we can provide the most accurate answer possible. What is the sequence of events leading up to this state?
Sep
17
comment Why does my GFI keep going off? Is it dangerous?
GFCI devices don't monitor the grounding conductor at all. In fact, a grounding conductor isn't even required at all for the device to function properly.
Sep
17
answered Drill a large circular depression into a wood surface
Sep
17
comment Why is my A/C's breaker tripping all the others?
Sounds like you should call a local licensed Electrician. It's possible that there is more damage than the average DIYer is able to fix.