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answered Do electricians often/frequently interchange the color on the grounded leg when wiring switches?
Apr
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revised Do electricians often/frequently interchange the color on the grounded leg when wiring switches?
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Apr
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comment Do electricians often/frequently interchange the color on the grounded leg when wiring switches?
NEC 404.2B says that switches shouldn't switch the neutral. It doesn't say that they can't switch a hot wire that just happens to be a white wire.
Apr
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comment Do electricians often/frequently interchange the color on the grounded leg when wiring switches?
Maybe you misinterpreted what I meant in my comment that you are referring to. I was simply saying that a white wire doesn't always mean neutral, and a black wire doesn't always mean hot. A red wire can be neutral or hot too. It's just the color of the insulation. Ideally the person would mark it appropriately but there is nothing requiring it.
Mar
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revised Sink drain plumbing pipes won't connect
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Mar
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comment Is it dangerous if the ground pin of a 3 prong plug breaks off in the outlet?
@WayfaringStranger better yet, just turn of the power first. relying in insulated tools is never a good idea if you can avoid it.
Mar
31
comment How can I fix a small leak in PVC pipe?
Mike Holmes would rip your entire house down to fix it :P
Mar
31
answered How can I fix a small leak in PVC pipe?
Mar
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answered How can I check my hot water heater temperature? Isn't 120 degrees cold?
Mar
30
comment Why do I have to start my furnace manually every morning?
The LED should flash a sequence of flashes to indicate what's wrong. Does the furnace actually come on for 45seconds, or is it just the draft inducer running? Does it ever fire up the burners?
Mar
30
comment Will I pass inspection/code if I install walls over carpet in a finished basement for a couple bedrooms?
You still shouldn't put the PT right on the concrete, rather you should use a sill gasket between the two. One benefit to metal framing is that it can't rot.
Mar
30
answered running a gas line to a gas heater hide do I hide the gas line
Mar
30
comment How to measure and cut square tiles to make a herringbone pattern?
Cutting every tile in half seems like a bad idea. The one edge will look a bit different and it will be hard to make them all identical
Mar
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comment Suggestions/advice on vapor barrier product to use?
The "right" thing to do is put down the vapour barrier then pour in 4-6" of concrete.
Mar
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comment Would it be entirely crazy to cover my lawn with solar panels?
This isn't a good fit for SE since this question is primarily opinion based.
Mar
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answered What's the best way to patch baseboard trim?
Mar
22
comment how do you manually turn on the gas to your house?
Not sure who you are calling stupid, I'm not the one who got my gas shut off.
Mar
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comment how do you manually turn on the gas to your house?
What you're doing might be illegal. And when the gas company does come out and see you tampered with the meter, they might very well shut it back off.
Mar
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answered Is there a leak or no leak?
Mar
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comment How can I determine what is wrong with my lighting circuit?
You put "AL" at the end - are these your initials or are you trying to tell us you have aluminum wiring?