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Apr
18
comment What are the differences between these types of small-dimension lumber?
Nobody should ever use furring strips in any sort of structural capacity, they're just meant as a surface to create points to attach other structural members.
Feb
7
comment Can I put a 75 watt equivalent led bulb in a fixture that says 60 watts max?
Possible duplicate of diy.stackexchange.com/questions/10148/…
Dec
11
comment What is the typical dishwasher/disposer electrical connection?
To be fair, 220/240 in the US can be a mismash but dishwashers fall in the 'standard appliance' category.
Jul
15
comment How do I stop my garage door from opening on its own?
That instructables URL is interesting, but that particular one is just controlling the inside-the-house X10 setup to simulate a push on the button, not sending RF to the garage door opener
Jul
6
comment What kind of wood is recommended for replacing kitchen cabinet shelving?
Just bare plywood shelves? Not sealed or anything?
Jul
5
comment Should I use 2' x 2' tiles for a galley kitchen?
This is largely an aesthetic question ,as you point out. It's not great for this site.
Jul
5
comment How can I measure lengths greater than 50' to a precision of less than 1/16"?
This is s 'shopping' question, which are typically not a great fit for this site. Check out diy.stackexchange.com/help/on-topic
May
30
comment How can I replace an air conditioning thermostat?
You can put in a link to your picture and someone can edit it in for you.
May
29
comment How can I remove this flapper alternative?
Indeed, it took quite a bit of force on those side hole brackets to get the flapper to pop out.
May
29
comment Why won't the fan run independently of the air conditioner?
If you've got a click in the furnace, that more than likely means that the relay that controls the furnace is engaging. However, the fan itself isn't spinning, so it's likely between the relay and the fan (or the fan itself?). Do you have a wiring diagram for the furnace?
May
14
comment How to rescue exterior door paint job?
Oh, I understand you don't need to take off multiple layers. I'm just saying that this will do the trick. To be honest, this didn't really take all that much time and I think you'll be happier with the results if you just take off the paint. I would also look at the manual for the door and see if it wants to be primed first.
Apr
17
comment Can I convert my front intermediate light (with only 1 wire) to a junction box with live, neutral and ground wires?
I'm not sure i understand. There is probably 1 wire leaving the fixture and 1 wire leaving it. These would be black and white, but on old old wiring the insulation may have discolored.
Apr
16
comment Do 240V receptacle use the same connectors as 120V receptacles for the same amperage?
Also, if you're asking if there exists a plug/receptacle that could be either 120 or 240, depending on the whim of the installer, the answer is no, any particular plug is either standardized at 120 or 240.
Apr
10
comment What alternate ways are there to get into a garage when you don't have the opener?
I can't believe there is a garage with no windows and doors- what would you do during a power outage?
Apr
3
comment Can I use two wire nuts instead of one to connect 6 wires inside a 3-gang box?
@cowguy All things being equal (which of course, they never are), I'd use the one large one instead of 2 smaller ones. But that's my opinion, and it holds as much weight as you want it to.
Mar
22
comment How can I wire this dimmer switch?
Where in the world are you located & I only see one diagram there, no page 6...
Mar
20
comment Should a concrete slab slope toward my house?
Again, at a very high level, you do not want water in certain places, inside a house is one of them. Without any more details, no, I'd say this is not ok, but again, we're not there to examine the details.
Mar
14
comment Can I obtain grounding from a different outlet?
It may be a lot easier to simply ground the other two outlets - open up the outlet box and see if there is a ground wire present. I know you said you're renting, but if you feel that concerned about it, you can undo it when you're done.
Mar
9
comment Are non-GFCI outlets that are downstream of a GFCI outlet ground fault protected if they are fed from the GFCI outlet's load side?
Yes it is perfectly fine, only certain areas need gfci, and if the usage numbers for that circuit allow it, it could go other places in the house e.g., bathroom gfci to hall outlet, hall outlet doesn't need to be gfci protected.
Feb
22
comment Why is it OK to use a 50 A receptacle on a 40 A circuit?
@HenryJackson My feeling is that there is no 40A plug/receptacle standard, and the idea is that all else being equal, the 40A breaker would trip if a device tried to draw 45A of current through this receptacle, then all things being equal, it was considered "ok". Just a guess, though