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Aug
18
comment A/C Unit Has Leaking, Has Ice Buildup
@JohnChrysostom could be that the system has a built in defrost mode, that is switched on if the coils ice up. It's common on heat pumps, but I guess could exist in air handlers as well. Not sure how the thermostat would switch (especially if it's actually a physical switch), but if the thermostat was designed to work specifically with your system it is possible.
Aug
17
comment What's the recommended order for completing these bathroom remodel tasks?
Don't worry about painting too early, you can always touch up any dings or scratches.
Aug
17
comment Is it possible to replace my phone wires t network wires in the walls?
Running cables under carpet, and on the exterior of walls is hacky and unprofessional.
Aug
17
comment Tripped breaker
Did you have a heater plugged in when the tripping started? Does it trip randomly, or only when you plug a bunch of stuff in? Do you have any trouble with mice? Did anything change when the problem started (new devices, new wiring, new photos hung, etc. )?
Aug
17
comment Switching between 3 30a 120v loads
Would it be acceptable for the loads to be cord and plug connected? If so, install a 30 ampere receptacle, and install a 30 ampere cord and plug on each device. Then simply plug in the device you want to use.
Aug
17
comment Can I wire up a 353W projector with a 25W track light?
@TDHofstetter the purpose of the National Electrical Code is to protect the structure and all occupants, not just future occupants. Flexible cords and cables should never be used as permanent wiring.
Aug
17
comment Ceiling light and switch
Are there two or more switches that control this light?
Aug
16
comment Can I wire up a 353W projector with a 25W track light?
Flexible cords cannot be used as permanent wiring. It can be used to power devices; like the projector, but not for fixtures like track lights.
Aug
16
revised What kind of a bathroom vent is this? How do I open it?
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Aug
16
comment A/c makes the lights turn on and off! No Joke!
I could see a floating neutral causing the voltage to fluctuate wildly, but I'm not sure how it could make lights turn on/off if the switch was in the off position. I also don't understand how the position of the breaker in the panel would make any difference.
Aug
16
answered Electric shock - was I stupid, unlucky, or a combination of both?
Aug
16
comment A/c makes the lights turn on and off! No Joke!
Are the light switches in the on, or off position?
Aug
16
comment A/c makes the lights turn on and off! No Joke!
You should contact a local licensed Electrician. This dies not sound like a DIY job.
Aug
15
revised How do I mount this pullup bar?
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Aug
15
comment How do I stop a sharkbite brand fitting from spinning?
Are you sure the pipe is fully seated? Is this on copper pipe or PEX?
Aug
15
revised What are the must-have features for a Hackspace/Makerspace bandsaw?
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Aug
15
comment How can I install a curtain rod on a drywall?
@benrudgers The size and strength of the anchor is not the weak point in the system, the drywall is. Drywall (gypsum board) is a finishing material, not a structural one. It's nothing more than plaster between two sheets of paper.
Aug
15
revised How can I install a curtain rod on a drywall?
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Aug
15
comment How can I install a curtain rod on a drywall?
Drywall anchors are great for hanging photos and other decorations, they are not recommended for curtains. Especially if you have children or cats.
Aug
14
comment Dimmer switch issue
Does the dimmer have a neutral wire connected to it? How old is the dimmer? What is the make and model of the dimmer? Does the dimmer have a light or anything special on/in it?