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comment Need Help Connecting Roku to Home Theater System
This question is about connecting gadgets to a home theater system, not do-it-yourself home improvement.
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comment Oven suddenly tripping circuit breaker…bad oven or bad breaker?
A common failure for ovens, is that the connections to the electrical system work loose. The loose connection causes heating, which leads to a failure in the wiring. Leave the breaker off until you get it fixed. If you can visually inspect the wiring at the oven, the failure could be fairly obvious.
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comment Oven suddenly tripping circuit breaker…bad oven or bad breaker?
Are you able to remove the oven, so that you can inspect the wiring? Do you feel comfortable troubleshooting electrical circuits?
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comment Air conditioned made a sound while running and stopped working
What type of air conditioner? What is the make and model? Do you have any experience working on electrical and/or HVAC equipment? What did the sound sound like? Can you better define "stopped working"?
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comment Is there a way to diagnose ceiling fan 3 speed switch wires?
If you have an ohmmeter or multimeter, test the continuity through the switch after each pull. Then update this post with that information.
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comment Is there a way to diagnose ceiling fan 3 speed switch wires?
From my experience, Hunter (and most other ceiling fan manufacturer's) don't offer support documentation for motor housings. I don't think they consider them serviceable, so don't offer much help to somebody trying to service them.
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comment A/C Air Handler Leaking Water Everywhere
@Mazura The pressure in the air handler is not low enough to "suck" the trap dry, that's the point of it. The trap creates a seal, so that the low pressure in the air handle doesn't effect the pressure on the other side of the trap. The vent is on the other side of the trap, so the water can drain out of the trap.
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comment Is there a way to diagnose ceiling fan 3 speed switch wires?
Do you remember where each wire attached to the old one?
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comment Is there a way to diagnose ceiling fan 3 speed switch wires?
Could you include a photo of each pull switch, making sure to capture any writing or markings on them?
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comment How do i connect a Commmon wire to Heat Controller Inc air handler?
It's difficult to say for sure what's going on, since there's no context in your second photo. It just looks like a bunch of wires connected together. Could you label each cable, so we know where they go? Also, it's difficult to tell from the photo how the wires from the two coiled up cables are connected. Could you reposition them a bit, and snap a new photo? Including a photo of how the thermostat is wired would also be helpful.
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comment At what height should CO detectors be installed?
Found this: NFPA 720 "9.4.1.2 Each alarm or detector shall be located on the wall, ceiling, or other location as specified in the manufacturer's published instructions that accompany the unit. and "9.7.1.1 All carbon monoxide alarms and detectors shall be installed in accordance with the manufacturer's published instructions. and "A.9.4.1.2 The location for effective performance is not generally dependent on mounting height. The density of carbon monoxide is similar to that of air at room temperature, and carbon monoxide generally mixes readily with air."
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comment top heavy chair/bench
Some photos might be helpful.
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comment At what height should CO detectors be installed?
International Residential Code also points to NFPA 720, and the manufacturers installation instructions.
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comment Electrical Circuits in a Workshop
If you're not verifying power is off before sticking your hands in the box, then you shouldn't be sticking your hands in the box at all. I'm simply pointing out that it's incorrect to say "You cannot have multiple circuits in one box unless it's on a two pole breaker", because it's simply not true.
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comment GFCI circuit is contaminated
Sounds like you've got a bad neutral. Check all the neutral connections in the circuit, including in the panel. And test continuity of the neutral from that location, back to the panel.
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comment Electrical Circuits in a Workshop
There's no problem with having multiple circuits in a box. The only time a simultaneous disconnect is required, is if the circuits feed a device on the same yoke (split receptacles for example).
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comment Should I move this support post in my basement?
If you get a permit for this job, the inspector should only be inspecting aspects of this job. Also note that bedrooms in basements require an emergency escape route, other than the stairs leading out of the basement. Which means you're going to need an egress window or door leading to the outside from the bedroom. Well, that is to say. If you were doing permitted work, you'd need the escape route. If you don't include the escape route, you can't list the bedroom as a bedroom if you ever sell the house.
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comment Quarter turn connection for plastic tubes — Design idea request
Look at common PVC fittings. You'll notice that where the pipes mate, the diameter of the pipe is increased to allow one pipe to fit into the other. Without at least this level of diameter increase, you'll likely never find a way to mate the pipes without using an additional fitting. The pipes have to slide past each other in some way, but reducing the wall thickness to allow this would likely weaken the pipe too much.
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comment A/C Air Handler Leaking Water Everywhere
If you're using one of those things, you could just leave open a cap on the side away from the air handler.
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comment A/C Air Handler Leaking Water Everywhere
@Mazura I'm not saying this is the cause of the leak, just pointing out that it could be contributing to the problem.