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Feb
9
comment Annual KWh usage of electric ignition on gas water heater
I'd be willing to bet that it's so insignificant that no one has ever bothered to measure it. You're trading off running a pilot light 24/7 for a few seconds of electrical sparks every now and then.
Feb
9
answered Drywall thickness
Feb
6
comment Where do I put the hot wire on a double pole 20 amp breaker?
Do you mean a tandem breaker where there are two breakers that fit into a single slot? In this case they are both on the same leg and it doesn't matter. If you are talking about an actual double-pole 240V breaker or a multi-wire branch circuit then you need 12/3 cable.
Feb
5
comment Can I cut a 240V wire half way?
Thanks @HenryJackson, that's what I was thinking of!
Feb
5
comment Rocket thrust washing machine drain hose
The drain hose should be secured to the drainage standpipe. Is it?
Feb
5
comment Can I cut a 240V wire half way?
I feel like there is another question on the site where someone links to a splice connector that is rated for in-wall use (without a junction box). ring any bells?
Feb
3
comment Can I splice a main neutral in a new feed thru (meter panel) box?
could you lower the meter box by a couple inches?
Feb
1
answered Can I use existing telephone wire as a pull for new cables?
Jan
31
comment What can I do about my deteriorating basement floor with a large hole that seems to go right through to clay?
You missed the link to the picture
Jan
31
comment Why is half of my house without power with no flipped breakers?
Possible. I actually did have an entire leg fail once. Either way the OP probably needs an electrician.
Jan
31
answered Why is half of my house without power with no flipped breakers?
Jan
29
comment Would it make sense to have a bathroom without a sink?
I thought these were only used in jail! :)
Jan
28
comment Receptacle connection with aluminum wiring?
@Hightower The OP states that this is an example and that the real wiring is indeed AL
Jan
28
comment Why do fire extinguishers lose pressure over time?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because fire extinguisher characteristics and management are not related to DIY home improvement.
Jan
28
comment Why does my toilet randomly start running?
Yes if the vent were a problem, the bowl would empty. The OP is talking about the tank running.
Jan
28
comment Understanding Screw Sizes
Answers that link-only are generally frowned upon and will likely be removed. It looks like you have some good info here, could you include it directly in the answer? You can include the link in your profile if you want to promote your site.
Jan
27
comment Difference between 36 and 42db of noise isolation?
Yes you would definitely notice it.
Jan
27
answered Difference between 36 and 42db of noise isolation?
Jan
27
comment How do I trouble shoot powerline issues to my home?
Its far more likely that the open neutral exists within the homes wiring. Utility connections are large, heavy gauge wires with connectors crimped on, then bolted into your meter. Way less likely to fail then some twisted connection with a wirenut in your house.
Jan
27
answered How do I trouble shoot powerline issues to my home?