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I mostly operate routers.


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Oct
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answered Remotely tracking room temperature with smartphone, tablet or laptop
Oct
30
answered What device can remotely close a water main?
Oct
29
answered Why is a neutral wire needed for most 'smart' light switches?
Oct
29
asked Why is a neutral wire needed for most 'smart' light switches?
Oct
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awarded  Yearling
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awarded  Popular Question
Sep
15
asked How do I attach stone veneer to a brick fireplace?
Aug
20
comment Is it acceptable to not have access to the main water shutoff valve?
I would install a shut off of your own. It may be an added expense and possibly 'should' be borne by the HOA, but I can't imagine it being more than $500 and the peace of mind it will give you is much more than that.
Aug
5
answered How do you install a slide lock when the door frame isn't level with the door?
Jul
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awarded  Curious
Jun
24
comment Need a water sensor/switch for basement that I can interface to a PC
If you want to make it even more bare bones you'll need to move to something like Arduino or Spark - www.spark.io
Jun
22
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Jun
13
answered Need a water sensor/switch for basement that I can interface to a PC
Jun
4
comment Will this light fixture wiring pass inspection?
Doing it the second way has the downside that the fixture is always hot - I.e. you couldn't easily remove a broken lightbulb without turning off the breaker whereas the code compliant way allows you to remove all "hotness" from the fixture by turning off the switch.
Jun
4
comment How to buy a land and build a cottage in the United States?
I think at a minimum it would need to be zoned by the appropriate zoning authority for the purpose you intend. This is probably very state specific. I'd probably give one of the state's new construction licensing/inspection departments a call and ask them - they probably will be able to point you in the right direction.
Jun
2
comment Running air handler condensate drain into sump?
The problem is that in order to get to the laundry sink it has to go across the shelves. I don't have a lot of vertical drop to play with. However, we're going to do the closet track system, and it occurs to me that we might be able to put the vertical standards against the wall, and then just put the PVC across the standards right in front of them, with possibly a couple of elbows to just make sure that we don't bend it too much.