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May
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comment How can I determine why my A/C runs all day?
Hang on - are we clear on what I mean by air return? They need to suck air, not blow it...
May
30
comment How can I determine why my A/C runs all day?
Do you have an air return on your upper level?
May
28
comment How much should brick “give” when pushing against it?
I would bring it up now.
May
27
answered How much should brick “give” when pushing against it?
May
25
answered What kind of bracket am I looking for?
May
25
comment How do I connect a dryer with a four prong plug to a three prong socket?
Yes, but we don't know how his house is wired. His 3 prong outlet may have been WIRED h/h/g.
May
25
comment How do I connect a dryer with a four prong plug to a three prong socket?
If you know how to test the outlet for whether it's hot/hot/ground or hot/hot/neutral, do so. If not, you should consider hiring an electrician to ensure that the outlet is wired correctly and safely as a 3 prong and change the plug on your dryer, or upgrade the outlet to 4 prong which may take rewiring to the panel.
May
25
comment How do I connect a dryer with a four prong plug to a three prong socket?
I think at this point the best option for us is to rescind our answers pending more information about the existing setup.
May
25
comment How do I connect a dryer with a four prong plug to a three prong socket?
First, I stand corrected on the above. Second - They still sell three prong outlets today. They still sell four prong outlets today. They still sell three prong plugs today. They still sell four prong plugs today. We - NONE of us - really KNOW whether his 3 prong is HHN or HHG. The 3 prong plug may be perfectly safe as H/H/N as long as the 3 prong wire is connected correctly.
May
25
comment How do I connect a dryer with a four prong plug to a three prong socket?
What Tester said. Third pins on 220 plugs are never ground. The options are hot/hot/neutral (3 pin) and hot/hot/neutral/ground (4 pin).
May
25
comment How do I connect a dryer with a four prong plug to a three prong socket?
Actually, Tester, many modern electric dryers are built to be convertible between 3 prong and 4 prong 220. You can buy both styles of cord easily at Home Depot and swap them out with a screw driver and a hex bolt driver - 1/4 or 3/8 as I recall.
May
25
comment How do I connect a dryer with a four prong plug to a three prong socket?
Oops, yeah reversed that. Ok - describe the 3 prong plug - does it look like a typical 3 prong plug or is it "unusual" - bigger, with oddly slanted openings?
May
25
comment How do I connect a dryer with a four prong plug to a three prong socket?
This is an electric dryer or a gas dryer?
May
24
comment Easiest way to cut, shave, or chisel bottom 8" of posts to fit footings
Also a perfectly good technique.
May
24
comment Do two 5k BTU air conditioners produce the same cooling power as one 10k BTU unit?
Well he's talking about window units... so zones are somewhat dynamic...
May
24
answered Do two 5k BTU air conditioners produce the same cooling power as one 10k BTU unit?
May
24
answered Easiest way to cut, shave, or chisel bottom 8" of posts to fit footings
May
20
answered I have two unconnected drain lines in the kitchen. If I start using one, can I just put a stopper on the other?
May
18
comment Which nails should I use for shoe molding installation?
Yep, keep the hands on the handle only, no holding the body of the gun.
May
18
answered Which nails should I use for shoe molding installation?