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Apr
22
wiki created 240v excerpt
Apr
22
revised Can I wire a secondary 240V breaker box for lab equipment from Europe?
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Apr
22
revised How can I safely remove an outlet from service?
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Apr
22
revised Why is my lighting circuit tripping the breaker?
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Apr
22
comment Why is my lighting circuit tripping the breaker?
It sounds like it might be best if you contact a local licensed Electrician. If by "trip switch", you mean circuit breaker. These are designed to "trip", when there is a problem with the circuit they are protecting. Resetting the breaker does not fix the underlying problem that caused the trip.
Apr
22
revised How to prevent batteries leaking out in devices?
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Apr
21
revised Where to find very old door knob handle / deadbolt set?
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Apr
21
revised How does the temperature sensor work in an attic fan?
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Apr
20
revised Is it feasible to cover low-pile carpet with a 1/4" subfloor and vinyl tile in a kitchen?
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Apr
20
revised How can I make tiki torch holders from PVC pipe or equivalent?
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Apr
20
answered What material to use to close a too wide wire tunnel?
Apr
19
revised What is a good uPVC window or wooden double glazed replacement window solution?
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Apr
19
revised How can I reduce the sound of water moving through a pipe?
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Apr
19
comment How do I know if an asphalt surface needs planing or not?
It's possible that the discrepancy has to do with the size of the equipment being used. Company A may be using larger equipment, so removing the entire road is actually easier and cheaper for them than patching. Where as company B may use smaller equipment, so doing a patch is easier and cheaper for them. Or it could just be that company A wants to do a proper job (and doesn't trust the previous work), where as company B just wants to do the job as cheaply as possible (cheaply meaning least cost, not quality).
Apr
19
revised How do I insulate interior basement walls that are not against the exterior walls?
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Apr
19
comment Why does the circuit breaker for my bedroom continue to trip without any visible event after a power loss?
You talk a lot about "ruling out" a short circuit, how would one go about doing this?
Apr
19
comment Why does the circuit breaker for my bedroom continue to trip without any visible event after a power loss?
This only happens after a power outage? Does the breaker trip when the power goes out, or when it comes back on? If you turn the breaker off manually, can it easily be reset? Is this a standard breaker, or a Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter (GFCI) or Arc-fault Circuit Interrupter (AFCI) breaker? Does it take far less pressure to turn the breaker off manually than other breakers? What is the make and model of the breaker (A picture might help)? What is the make and model of the panel?
Apr
19
revised Which is the bare wire in a 12-3 gauge cable?
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Apr
18
reviewed No Action Needed Is my shower drain leaking under the slab?
Apr
18
reviewed Close Plastic or metal pipes? what do you recommend?