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comment wiring a 4 prong plug into a an old receptacle pre 1972 with only red and white wires with metal conduit into metal box
If you only have two wires (black and red), you're going to have to pull a grounded (neutral) and grounding conductor. Some photos would definitely help here. Upload the photos to imgur, then share a link in a comment here. Somebody will edit them into your question.
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comment How to fill old downspout drains
Could you post a photo of the pipe (including a ruler in the photo might also be helpful)?
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comment HVAC breaker issue
What is the outdoor ambient air temperature? What is the thermostat set point? Is the indoor temperature changing properly?
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comment Potential Home Grounding Issue - Illinois
@Nemesis There's a limit on the number of photos a new user can add to a question. If you upload the images to imgur and post the links in a comment, I can add them to the question.
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comment Can I run wire through a ceiling and insulation?
You'll have to secure the wiring to the framing members (unless you're fishing through a finished wall/ceiling).
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comment Potential Home Grounding Issue - Illinois
@Nemesis I don't know what type of structure it is, I'm speculating based on the limited information provided. Also... The dirt is not a solid electrical ground, unless your meter's probe is 10' long 1/2" solid copper rod, and you've driven it 8' into the ground. You're measuring the voltage potential between the porch railing and the door frame, which could be anything.
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comment Why is blocking never placed “sideways”?
Your first sentence should read "Horizontal blocking IS used with 2x lumber on edge for nonstructural reasons"
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comment Why is blocking never placed “sideways”?
While this is technically true, I don't think this is the type of "blocking" the OP is referring to. The OP is taking about blocking that's installed to strengthen a wall/floor, and to prevent deformation of the framing members. While it's true blocking can be used to make mounting things to the wall/ceiling easier, that type of blocking is not intended as structural blocking. As @dwoz points out. structural blocking has to span the entire depth of the framing member, to prevent twisting.
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comment How can I smooth out a poor drywall repair?
So what is your suggestion to fix the problem? As it stands, this is more a comment than an answer.
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comment Is wood flooring in bathroom a right decision?
Bad choice, unless you're installing teak or some other water tolerable wood. You'll have to be very careful how you cover and seal the expansion gap, especially near tubs and showers.
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comment Potential Home Grounding Issue - Illinois
@Mazura Though it sounds like the point may be moot, because I think the OP is sticking his probe in the actual ground.
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comment Potential Home Grounding Issue - Illinois
@Mazura This sentence "There is also a bare copper wire running from the grounding bar in the breaker box that is lugged to the frame under the house.", makes me think this is more of a mobile home than a manufactured home. If ground is floating, than anything that is "grounded" could surely have an electrical potential difference with the electrical system.
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comment Potential Home Grounding Issue - Illinois
@Nemesis Are you saying that you put one probe from your meter on the door frame, and stick the other in the dirt!?
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comment HVAC System Just Installed Yesterday and AC condenser outside is blowing cold ir
What's the outdoor ambient air temperature? How long has the unit been running? Is the system cooling down the house? What is the make and model of the unit?
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comment Potential Home Grounding Issue - Illinois
When you say "manufactured home" do you mean "mobile home", or is it truly a manufactured home?
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comment Potential Home Grounding Issue - Illinois
@Nemesis Could you include a photo of the inside of the panel? If the grounded (neutral) is not bonded to the grounding bar, and you're supplied by a 3 wire feeder. Then your grounding conductors are floating, and have no real reference to "ground". When you said you measured 72 volts from the door frame to ground, what were you using as ground?
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comment Potential Home Grounding Issue - Illinois
In your panel enclosure, are the grounded (neutral) and grounding bus bars connected together (bonded)?
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comment Multiple wall switch wiring issue
Were any of the switches 3-way switches?
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comment Should i fear using my electric treadmill outside?
@ErljaJkdf. Yes, even if you're making it yourself. We cover appliances, but only things like ranges, water heaters, etc. Even with those, we only cover maintenance and repair. Exercise equipment is off topic, even if you're building it yourself.
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comment What could be causing cold water to enter my hot water tank?
Could you include some photos of the tank and associated plumbing? Do you have a thermostatic mixing valve? What is the make and model of the tank?