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comment How do I install a WiFi thermostat with a Well-McLain steam boiler?
How many wires are in the cable at the thermostat? Have you contacted Honeywell support? Do you have the schematic for the boiler?
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comment Grounding requirements for a subpanel fed from another subpanel
You forget to mention the required grounding electrode at the building.
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comment How can I wire a switch into an extension cord?
This is a great answer.
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comment Is it sane to use a normal router to cut drywall, approximating a spiral saw?
Routers make a mess with wood, can't imagine what they'd do with drywall. Make sure you wear a respirator, and seal off the area where you're working.
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comment Connection for C wire on Mastertrol Mark V zone control panel
@TomG I think you're right. I tried to contact Honeywell with no success, but looking at the wiring of others it appears M2 is more likely to be used as C on the Mark V.
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comment How can I install a Honeywell Linevolt Pro 8000 in a multiple thermostat situation?
Could you provide a diagram of how all the thermostats are currently wired?
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comment How can I install a Honeywell Linevolt Pro 8000 in a multiple thermostat situation?
You're either going to have to call an Electrician, or trace all the wires yourself to figure out how it should be wired. Is it a central heating system, or does each thermostat control a separate heating unit? Is there a zone controller in the building?
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comment What equipment is required to install a generator?
I guess what I'm trying to say is that with a transfer switch, you can figure out what you want to power ahead of time. Then when it comes time to use the generator, it's just a matter of flipping a few switches. There's no thought required, and anybody in the household can do it without much instruction. I know if I'm not around, I want my family to be able to have heating/cooling ASAP. It has nothing to do with paranoia, it has to do with ease of use.
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comment What equipment is required to install a generator?
What I'm describing is a multi circuit transfer switch. And while it's true that generators do have safety mechanisms, it may not be wise to rely on them.
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comment What can I do if I need another gang in a junction box but there isn't space in the wall?
Haha. I'd love to see this in a house. It would be especially interesting when the wife got home.
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comment What equipment is required to install a generator?
Most transfer switches don't require an additional panel, they tie directly into the main panel. Transfer switches are also useful for manual start generators, as they allow you to pre-select the loads you want to supply. Interlocks can be dangerous, because you have to either use a generator that can supply your total load, or select the loads on the fly. The latter can lead to overloading your generator if you don't know what you're doing, or you make a mistake.
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comment Can I hang a TV with one stud and drywall anchors?
They make full motion TV mounts that only require one stud. Not sure how large a TV they are made for, but I just mounted a 47" TV using one that was for 17" - 47" TVs. If I remember correctly it came with two 2" or 2 1/2" lag bolts, which if driven into a stud should have no problem holding up a TV.
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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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22
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.