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Sep
4
comment How to keep my air conditioner from freezing when it is cool outside?
For our Imperial Measurement users, that's 64-79F
Sep
4
comment How to keep my air conditioner from freezing when it is cool outside?
How cool is cool outside?
Sep
4
comment How do I install carpet tiles in a below grade room?
Is the current floor down there just concrete?
Sep
4
comment What should I do about this possible mold I found under paint?
Is this old dead mold or is it active?
Sep
3
answered Is there any harm in using shorter shelf brackets with a deeper shelf?
Sep
2
comment How do I fix my kitchen ceiling?
But before any of that - solve the water issue. Make sure there's not still water coming down onto the ceiling or fixing it will be a very short term fix.
Sep
1
answered Can I use landscaping lava rock as a concrete slab base?
Aug
31
comment What to do with leaky sink?
+1,000 for the "lube" header... :D
Aug
31
comment Where should I position a recessed contact sensor in a door?
The side opposite the hinges meaning the latch side - the side that swings open and closed? In which case my answer still stands - stuff near the floor gets kicked. Stuff near the ceiling doesn't
Aug
31
comment Does it do any good to use fiberglass insulation if you're not going to drywall?
Yes, I think you'll find that in terms of labor and effort, foam is the way to go. Venting your attic space to close it in would be a LOT more work. (FYI If you click the checkbox under the up down arrows by my answer it will mark my answer as "accepted")
Aug
31
answered Does it do any good to use fiberglass insulation if you're not going to drywall?
Aug
31
answered Where should I position a recessed contact sensor in a door?
Aug
30
comment Is this a “shared neutral” situation?
As @Tester101 pointed out in a different answer, both hots are on different legs, which means their polarities are reversed from each other. So you've got 120+ on one leg, 120- on the other, and they only way power can flow across them is for the differential between the loads to travel on the neutral. Eliminate the neutral and they simply cancel each other out.
Aug
29
comment Does it do any good to use fiberglass insulation if you're not going to drywall?
Same question - why insulate a "cold" room (aka not insulated)?
Aug
28
answered What wood protection should I use for a kids swing set in the desert sun?
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.