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comment How can I fix this gap in my kitchen counter?
Looks like at least one of the screws holding the cabinet to the wall, is in the upper right corner above the triangular blocking. You can see it in the first image inside the cabinet, if you look close enough.
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comment What are the differences between these types of small-dimension lumber?
this pdf might be helpful. The American Softwood Lumber Standard (PDF) might also be useful. Lowes also has a good Lumber Buying Guide Look for the stamp, that will tell you the truth about the lumber.
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comment What are the differences between these types of small-dimension lumber?
Just a note on the linked to plans. Drywall screws are for attaching drywall to studs, and should not be used for attaching wood to wood. Use 1 1/2" wood screws, or 1 1/2" deck screws instead. If the shelves are in a basement or garage, I'd lean towards deck screws, but wouldn't pay a premium for them over wood screws. Since you're working with smaller lumber, I'd also drill pilot holes to avoid splitting.
Apr
16
comment Refrigerator won't cool
Sounds like the compressor is kaput.
Apr
16
comment How much maintenance should I budget for a historic home?
Do you gain monetarily in any way by the sale of this home (e.g. are you the Realtor, owner, broker, etc.)?
Apr
16
comment Leave the water heater on?
This is what tankless water heaters are for. Only heat the water you use.
Apr
16
comment What is the proper way to install a junction box above a dropped ceiling?
@SpeedyPetey You're right, should have zoomed in closer. In either case, the other box does not have clamps.
Apr
16
comment What size GFCI and receptacles on 20A circuit?
@JohnGaughan GFCI devices trip due to ground-faults, not overcurrent.
Apr
15
comment Should I use conduit for a less than 10' run of 6/3 THHN in my garage
It sounds to me like the cabinet is not used for storage, or livable space. So I'd say any cable in there is already protected from physical damage. Since it's a cable, and it's in a "protected" area, I wouldn't think conduit would be necessary.
Apr
15
comment Should I use conduit for a less than 10' run of 6/3 THHN in my garage
Keep in mind that code, is a minimum safety standard. There's almost never a problem building above minimum standards.
Apr
15
comment Identifying an unknown and intermittent source of electric power usage
Was anybody else home while you were out?
Apr
15
comment How can I figure out why my electric bill is so high?
when you say the bill is huge, do you mean dollar wise, or usage wise? Are both homes in the same city/town (supplied by same municipality)? Are both the homes using similar equipment (heating, cooling, etc.)?
Apr
15
comment A/c runs while gas furnace is on
Sounds like either the thermostat is wired incorrectly, or the wiring in the furnace is wrong. Without more information, it's impossible to answer this question. What is the make/model of the furnace? What is the make/model of the condenser? Can you include photos, or a wiring diagram of the thermostat and furnace control wiring? Is this a new problem that started recently? If so, what changes were made that may have caused the issue?
Apr
15
comment Should I use conduit for a less than 10' run of 6/3 THHN in my garage
Is this cabinet only used to house electrical equipment?
Apr
15
comment Identifying an unknown and intermittent source of electric power usage
Do you have a pool, spa, hot tub, sump pump, etc. that would only run occasionally?
Apr
15
comment Substation earthing
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about substation earthing, not home improvement.
Apr
15
comment How do I fix a gate to the side of my house
Photos would be very helpful. Also knowing what type of gate (material, size, etc.), would be helpful.
Apr
14
comment Should I use conduit for a less than 10' run of 6/3 THHN in my garage
Are you using individual conductors, or a cable? A 10' length of schedule 80 PVC conduit is about $4.00, so I'm confused as to why you seem to want to avoid using conduit.
Apr
14
comment Is there anything that I need to look out for when buying an induction cooktop?
I removed the bit about installation price, as that's off topic here.
Apr
14
comment How to wire a ceiling rose?
Are you replacing an existing fixture? If so, connect the new fixture just as the old one was. Did the new fixture come with any documentation? If so, follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer.