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comment How do I wire a ceiling fan?
How was it connected previously? You should connect the new fan exactly as the old one was connected, except that you won't have to connect the blue wire (since that's for the light kit, that doesn't exist).
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comment Can a NEMA 6-15 Device be connected to a NEMA 6-20 receptacle?
There's no problem plugging in a device that draws less current than the circuit is rated for, in fact you do it all the time.
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comment Why won't my pilot light stay lit on my hot water heater?
How would you diagnose/solve these problems?
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comment What would cause my furnace to only work with the filter removed?
Short answers are not usually very helpful. Most folks asking questions here don't know much about what they're dealing with, so explaining things in layman's terms is often the best approach.
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comment Should a neutral wire ever be connected to the neutral for the power meter?
No. It doesn't look like this panel is grounded. If you want to add equipment grounding conductors for the branch-circuits, you'll have to make sure there's an adequate grounding electrode and that the panel is bonded to it.
21h
comment Blueprints for cardboard boxes
Even in that case, you're asking for recommendations to an outside site or service. Which is off topic here.
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comment Blueprints for cardboard boxes
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about making boxes, not about DIY home improvement.
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comment Can I use composite wood to make ground-contact retaining stairs?
Pressure treated wood will also decay, and I'd bet much faster than the composite decking (assuming end cuts are sealed properly).
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comment Should I keep a bathroom door open or closed to keep it from expanding?
Does the door swing in or out? Is the door so tight, that if it expands it sticks? Why are you trying to prevent the expansion?
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comment Did my contractor ruin the chance of rebuilding a balcony?
This seems like something you should discuss with a lawyer, and/or your contractor. This is a DIY question and answer site, where folks can ask for help completing their DIY home improvement projects. It doesn't sound like you're doing any of the work yourself, nor are you asking for advice on how to do it yourself. We are truly sorry for your unfortunate situation, but it's not likely we'll be able to help beyond telling you to contact a lawyer, a new contractor, and the Better Business Bureau.
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comment Should wood be treated or sealed before tiling?
What is "HB"?
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comment Automated/Controlled Lighting - Options?
Please see our help section about self-promotion.
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comment Replace 1 gang 2 way with 2 gang 2 way
Adding a coloured diagram of the current wiring might be useful. Here's what I got based on your description.
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comment Lights and outlets on multiple circuits out but no circuits tripped. Power back to normal after several hours
Does this happen at a specific time each day? Has anything changed just about the same time this started happening? Does something cause this to happen (e.g. turn on a light, or appliance), or does it just happen seemingly randomly?
Jul
20
comment Drilling holes behind existing walls/ceilings
An alignment tool will help you position the bit where you want it.
Jul
20
comment Drilling holes behind existing walls/ceilings
Great advice to use an auger bit, and to use the bit to pull the cable.
Jul
19
comment Why did oiling cause this crank to become dirty?
Probably any oil or grease you use will cause dirty to stick. Your best bet would probably be dry silicone spray.
Jul
19
comment Zoned oil furnace and AC thermostat question
Do you have the manual for the old thermostat?
Jul
18
comment can you combine 2 circuits into 1?
Not all panels support tandem breakers.
Jul
18
comment can you combine 2 circuits into 1?
Not all panels support tandem breakers.