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comment Installing a fixture with no ground, no ceiling box
Is the armored cable in the ceiling the cable that those wires are from, or is it some other cable that just passes by?
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comment Home inspection requires exhaust to attic exterior
Sometimes these things are actually required by the bank or the local building department, and must be fixed before the sale can close. The OP is not specific about which stage of the sale process they're in. Since they're saying it's their responsibility to fix it, I'd assume they have not yet closed. Once you close; unless you've built some type of clause into the contract, the seller is no longer responsible for repairs.
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comment In a multi-gang box, are neutral wires paired with specific hot wires?
It sounds like you have 4 black, 4 white, and 4 bare/green wires in the box. You don't say what, if any other devices are already in the box. If all the devices are switches, it sounds like you're missing one or more wires. You should post a photo and/or some sketches to make it more clear exactly what's going on. I'm not sure what a Chinese organized crime organization has to do with anything, but if you're in trouble you should contact the authorities.
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comment How to wire an in-celing recessed projection screen
@Aman you should check with your local building department to make sure they feel the same as you, about your idea.
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comment How to wire an in-celing recessed projection screen
Not "illegal", just not code compliant.
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comment Swapping dishwasher pump
How is the current one wired? Could you post the wiring diagram, so we can see it too? What is the make and model of the dishwasher?
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comment How to wire an in-celing recessed projection screen
@Aman I don't make the codes, I just follow them. If the product is designed to be cord-and-plug connected, then that's how it should be used. If the manufacturer's instructions specify a hardwired option, then by all means follow the instructions.
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comment In a multi-gang box, are neutral wires paired with specific hot wires?
A photo or sketch might be helpful.
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comment In a multi-gang box, are neutral wires paired with specific hot wires?
If it's a single circuit, it shouldn't matter. There should be one hot and one neutral bringing power to the box, and everything else branches off of that.
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comment In a multi-gang box, are neutral wires paired with specific hot wires?
Are there different circuits in the box, or is it all one circuit? In other words. If you turn off one breaker, does it kill power to the box, or do you have to turn off multiple breakers?
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comment In a multi-gang box, are neutral wires paired with specific hot wires?
If there are multiple circuits, it would matter if the circuits were protected by GFCI or AFCI devices.
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comment How to wire an in-celing recessed projection screen
The connection, whether hardwired or cord-and-plug, must be "accessible".
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comment How to wire an in-celing recessed projection screen
What do the installation instructions say?
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comment Air handler condensation draining problem
@pdd Just read through the document you linked to, and I would agree that a properly designed trap should work. Just grabbing a trap you find at the local hardware store, may not. However, if you do something to modify the system, thereby changing the pressures, the trap may no longer function properly.
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comment Air handler condensation draining problem
@pdd I understand. However, even with a trap, the water may not drain. It might go in the drain pipe, but probably won't go past the trap. So if the drain pipe isn't long enough to contain all the condensate, it will still overflow. If you have 1 unit of pressure pushing the water on one side of the trap, and 1 unit of pressure pushing on the other side of the water in the trap. The water just sits in the trap. If you lower the pressure on one side of the trap (the air handler side), the pressure on the other side will push the water preventing it from leaving the trap. Think of a straw.
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comment How can I deep clean grout in my kitchen?
Could you expand this a bit? Maybe include how to apply it, how to work with it, and what safety precautions need to be taken.
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comment Air handler condensation draining problem
@EvilElf You mentioned a floor drain. Is there a gap between the end of the condensate drain and the floor drain (or is it not sealed to the floor drain so air can enter)? If so, you probably don't need a trap on the condensate drain.
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comment What codes are invovled in running an overhead subpanel feeder to a detached garage?
I found this document (PDF) from the Bloomington, Minnesota building department, just as an example of the types of documents they have. Your local building department might have something similar.
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comment What codes are invovled in running an overhead subpanel feeder to a detached garage?
@BigHomie Check with the local building department, they should be able to tell you what they expect to see when they do the inspection. I've found that my local building department is very helpful, and seems to enjoy helping DIYers. Speedy Petey is right when he says that the codes involved are numerous. I started to go through and highlight all the articles you might need, and lets just say that if I was using an actual highlighter, it would have been out of ink.
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comment What type of copper pipe do I need for a typical LP gas range?
As per International Fuel Gas Code "Copper and brass pipe shall not be used if the gas contains more than an average of 0.3 grains of hydrogen sulfide per 100 standard cubic feet of gas (0.7 milligrams per 100 liters).". Not sure how common that would be.