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Oct
24
comment Do I need to cut into my drywall to install a switch?
Basically, drywall repair is a lot easier than it looks. The only tricky part is getting the mud on nicely and that just takes practice. Too many people are afraid to do a job right because of the wall damage.
Oct
24
comment Do I need to cut into my drywall to install a switch?
You still need to run a line from the existing box to the switch, right? Plus your existing box is recessed too much. Removing the drywall will allow you to replace the box with one that lines up with your drywall (adjustable box).
Oct
24
comment Why is it that every DIY plumbing job requires two extra trips to the hardware store?
I hate you. Lots.
Oct
24
comment Why is it that every DIY plumbing job requires two extra trips to the hardware store?
Brilliant - instead we'll have to wait 2 hours for the print and 4 hours for the heat cure... :/
Oct
24
comment Why is it that every DIY plumbing job requires two extra trips to the hardware store?
I'm bloody well ticked off and letting off steam. Read the tags.
Oct
24
asked Why is it that every DIY plumbing job requires two extra trips to the hardware store?
Oct
24
answered Do I need to cut into my drywall to install a switch?
Oct
23
comment Is “don't mix data and power cables” and “don't loop power cables” still valid nowadays?
Oh I loop my power cables all the time. I've never found that the amount of interference is a problem with my equipment. I'm sure it would be if I were dealing with something fairly sensitive, but all my cables go to consumer electronics that aren't nearly so delicate.
Oct
23
comment Is “don't mix data and power cables” and “don't loop power cables” still valid nowadays?
Did your friend specify how? Say you overlap 4 times. You've got 8 loops total (4 on each side of the overlap) where you've got a fairly long stretch of wire (relatively speaking) generating a tunnel of magnetic interference all along it's path. Any signal degradation that occurs in that loop is not going to magically be undone at the rather small point where the wires cross each other.
Oct
23
comment Is “don't mix data and power cables” and “don't loop power cables” still valid nowadays?
Good point. Something worth reading up on for @FlorianPeschka - look into how transformers work. They demonstrate very neatly how strong looping powered lines can be.
Oct
23
revised Is “don't mix data and power cables” and “don't loop power cables” still valid nowadays?
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Oct
23
comment Is “don't mix data and power cables” and “don't loop power cables” still valid nowadays?
I will edit my answer to clarify.
Oct
23
answered Is “don't mix data and power cables” and “don't loop power cables” still valid nowadays?
Oct
22
revised How can I repair the carpet around a new shower?
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Oct
20
comment What could cause my showers hot water to not work well after water main work?
Can you post a picture of your fixtures, and we can direct you on how to remove it properly w/o too much force.
Oct
19
answered What limits the number of skylights you can put in a room?
Oct
19
comment Should I be worried about this gap in electrical conduit?
The pic you linked in your reply to my comment - how does that relate? That's a pick of a disconnected wire to your garage isn't it?
Oct
19
comment What could cause my showers hot water to not work well after water main work?
I thought about that but that would affect the cold water flow in the shower as well.
Oct
19
comment Should I be worried about this gap in electrical conduit?
If you try that, wear heavy non conductive gloves please.
Oct
19
comment Should I be worried about this gap in electrical conduit?
I'd like to see another picture or two less zoomed in to get a better feel for the vicinity.