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Aug
28
answered How do I properly ventilate my pantry?
Aug
27
comment Is this a “shared neutral” situation?
Aha! Reversing the polarity for the win! 20+20 isn't 40, it's 0! :D
Aug
27
comment If I fit a water softener, will I run out of on-demand water via bath/shower-use?
Impossible to answer w/o flow rates.
Aug
27
comment Is this a “shared neutral” situation?
I had not considered this, but you're right - 12/3 is not rated for 40 amps, it's rated for 20 amps. The line from the junction box to the breaker box should be 10-3. Of course if you're only powering two electrical boxes - one each per line - there's very little real risk of loading up 40 amps on the line, but of course it is possible.
Aug
27
comment Is this a “shared neutral” situation?
No, I've diagrammed it out to be sure. I'm sure it's no different than wiring both neutrals to the common bar in the box. It's just a question of where the neutrals come together - either in one junction box or in another, they ultimately all still come together somewhere.
Aug
27
comment Is this a “shared neutral” situation?
I may have to delete this answer - let me think a minute...
Aug
27
comment Should I open the top or bottom of double hung windows?
Vote to reopen as "Best practices for a specific task." is on topic, and window maintenance/repair/operation is definitely DIY related.
Aug
27
answered Is this a “shared neutral” situation?
Aug
27
answered Should I open the top or bottom of double hung windows?
Aug
27
comment How to rehang vertical blinds on a damaged bay ceiling?
What do you mean by lost two of its four brackets? Is the hardware gone? Or has it simply pulled away from the surface to which it should be affixed?
Aug
25
comment What can I do about foggy double glazed windows?
Do you mean that moisture is getting between the panes of glass?
Aug
25
comment How to reveal a mural that was painted over
Not really a DIY question - more a specialty artist question. You could just repaint it...
Aug
25
answered Can I vent a portable air conditioner inside?
Aug
25
answered How can I build my own deck canopy?
Aug
23
comment Should a vent cap be installed under all the layers of shingles, or just the top most layer?
You have to remove a few of the shingles that will go above the top of the vent, which is a bit tricky but not all that hard, giving yourself more space than the vent needs to get it in place. Then attach the vent, then reattach the shingles, sans a few where the vent now goes.
Aug
23
answered Should a vent cap be installed under all the layers of shingles, or just the top most layer?
Aug
21
comment How to protect aluminum fence posts from weed trimmer?
Stop hitting it with the weed whacker? ;)
Aug
21
comment How do I rust proof a garage door track?
Any standard engine/machine grease, very VERY lightly applied, should suffice. Nothing liquid, it'll just run off.
Aug
20
comment How do I rust proof a garage door track?
Good points! Thanks!
Aug
20
answered How do I rust proof a garage door track?