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comment Could my drain be backing up in to my A/C condensate drain?
I'm not positive, but am fairly sure that an air gap is required when connecting a condensate drain to a waste line. Basically, there shouldn't be a seal between the waste line and the condensate drain. So that if the waste line backs up, it spills out instead of travelling up the condensate drain.
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comment Could my drain be backing up in to my A/C condensate drain?
Could you include some photos?
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comment How can I build a shed in two halves and join them without the roof leaking?
What about installing the roofing after you've joined the two halves?
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comment What could cause a recessed light to come on when removing the neighboring bulb?
Are you suggesting that the fixtures are installed in series?
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comment What could cause a recessed light to come on when removing the neighboring bulb?
Is it a drop ceiling? Are you sure all the bulbs are tight? Have you checked all your connections?
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comment loosen a stuck screw
Possible duplicate.
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comment How can I get the supply line brass valve seat on Pfister tub/shower mixer valve to stop leaking?
Photos are always helpful.
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comment What connector should I use to connect LED light / driver to mains?
Those are pretty neat. We don't have stuff like that in the US, because we're not afraid of twist-on wire connectors.
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comment What connector should I use to connect LED light / driver to mains?
From what you posted, I pictured something like this.
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comment How do we fit a pedestal sink top onto a vanity base?
So basically, you want to use a cabinet as the pedestal?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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?
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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.
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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.
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comment How can I determine the maximum wattage that I can hook up to a breaker?
I don't even know where to begin, this answer is just wrong.
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comment How do I remove the dome of this light fixture?
Can the little tabs at the bottom of the white cylinders rotate/move in any way? Is the silver bit on top of the white cylinders a nut, screw, or bolt head?
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comment Bathroom fan/light switch with outlet
Are there separate wires in the switch box for the fan and light? If not, you'll have to run an additional wire/cable. I've never seen a GFCI double switch combination device, but that doesn't mean one doesn't exist. However, since it sounds like you're just looking for a device, this question may be closed as a "shop for me" type question.