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Oct
22
reviewed Close Why is my knob grinding down?
Oct
22
revised Why is my knob grinding down?
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Oct
22
revised Why is my knob grinding down?
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Oct
22
answered How do we fit a pedestal sink top onto a vanity base?
Oct
22
comment What connector should I use to connect LED light / driver to mains?
From what you posted, I pictured something like this.
Oct
22
comment How do we fit a pedestal sink top onto a vanity base?
So basically, you want to use a cabinet as the pedestal?
Oct
22
comment Most bang for buck approach to insulating home
Sometimes energy companies (gas, electric, etc.) and/or governments will offer a rebate, or outright pay for an energy audit (some conditions may apply). So it might be worth asking your energy companies about it.
Oct
22
reviewed Looks OK What connector should I use to connect LED light / driver to mains?
Oct
22
comment What connector should I use to connect LED light / driver to mains?
Also... You'll have an exposed splice with no strain relief, which sounds dangerous.
Oct
22
revised How can I totally smooth a wall surface without replastering?
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Oct
22
comment What connector should I use to connect LED light / driver to mains?
Nobody in the UK uses wire nuts (twist-on wire connectors). They think they're crap, and cause wires to spontaneously combust or something.
Oct
22
comment What connector should I use to connect LED light / driver to mains?
I think in the UK you guys typically use terminal blocks, right? Why do you think they are not applicable to this situation?
Oct
22
comment How do I remove the dome of this light fixture?
Have you tried loosening the screws (using an offset screw driver might work), to see if the tabs move when the screws are loosened?
Oct
22
comment Bathroom fan/light switch with outlet
I can't tell from the photos how the switch connects to the light/fan. You should investigate how the two wires coming out of the top of the device are connected. It looks like one connects to the incoming feed and a pigtail to the receptacle, but I can't really see how the other one is connected. I do see a hint of a red wire in the back of the box, so there is hope that there's a separate wire for the light and the fan.
Oct
22
reviewed Reviewed How do I stop a dimmer switch from humming?
Oct
22
reviewed Reviewed Are pull chains available for wall switches?
Oct
22
revised Are pull chains available for wall switches?
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Oct
22
reviewed Reviewed How can I determine the maximum wattage that I can hook up to a breaker?
Oct
22
answered How can I determine the maximum wattage that I can hook up to a breaker?
Oct
22
comment How can I determine the maximum wattage that I can hook up to a breaker?
In all of the universe, Wattage (W) is Voltage (V) * Current (A or I). Nowhere in the universe does a 20 ampere breaker give you 40 amperes. In the US (and maybe Canada), branch-circuit conductors and overcurrent devices for fixed electric space-heating equipment must have an ampacity not less than 125% of the total heating load. So the calculation should be 240 Volts * 20 Amperes * 80% = 4800 * 80% = 3840 Watts.