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Dec
2
comment What could be causing my gas fireplace to shut off?
I'll add, if it's cold out, and you just lit the pilot light, the issue might be that the chimney is too cold. Try leaving just the pilot lit for several hours to warm up the chimney and then try lighting the fireplace.
Dec
2
comment Weapon for scorpion hunting?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about identifying an appropriate weapon to use.
Dec
2
comment New Whirlpool washing machine has locked door and non responsive buttons
You removed the shipping bolts from the back I hope?
Dec
1
comment Can I use #10 wire instead of #12 when wiring a new house?
I'd also add that things like 15amp receptacles and switches might not be rated to accept #10 wire, so you might need to pigtail to a #12/14 wire in the box in order to properly install them, which will just take up more space in the box. It will also be harder to pull 10 gauge wire since it's a lot stiffer.
Dec
1
reviewed Approve Can I use #10 wire instead of #12 when wiring a new house?
Dec
1
answered Toilet Water Shoots upwards When Flushed like a volcano erupting
Dec
1
comment Toilet Water Shoots upwards When Flushed like a volcano erupting
Have you tried the plumbers suggestion? Seems pretty valid.
Nov
28
comment 3-way switch w/ dimmer
Did you follow the dimmer instructions for wiring with a 3way switch?
Nov
26
answered Insulating near a breaker box
Nov
26
comment What type of bulbs dim to lowest setting?
Halogen, but they get even hotter. I'd say followed by LED, then CFL, then floro tubes.
Nov
26
comment What type of bulbs dim to lowest setting?
Most of them are pretty universal. Check the manual to see if you can adjust the upper and lower limits. I've had good experiences with Lutron Maestro dimmers.
Nov
26
answered What type of bulbs dim to lowest setting?
Nov
25
comment How can I extend a circuit so I can plug in my under cabinet lighting?
Fair enough. I guess what I was getting at is that "there's no extension cord, you can't extend this" is poor advice. As your comment suggests, you can just splice on in.
Nov
24
comment How can I extend a circuit so I can plug in my under cabinet lighting?
Did they actually say a "DC extension cord"? if so, they have no idea what they're talking about.
Nov
23
comment Is it normal for uPVC window shutters to be pre-fitted to the frame at the factory or not?
This sounds a lot more like a rant than a specific question.
Nov
21
answered Double Oven Wiring
Nov
20
answered What size electric service do I need?
Nov
20
answered Need some help removing a kitchen sink drain
Nov
19
comment Why is my shower not draining, even though there is no physical blockage?
There could also be a clog downstream of the trap.
Nov
19
comment We have used Filter sand for construction , Is there a problem in this sand?
I don't understand, how did you use sand to construct a building? Are you referring to the sand used in concrete?