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Jul
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accepted How do I safely paint the walls and ceiling in this high ceiling staircase?
Jul
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comment How do I safely paint the walls and ceiling in this high ceiling staircase?
That scaffold looks like the best way (to me). Half the battle in DIY is knowing what the tools are called (or that they exist!), so armed with my new knowledge I will see what I can hire. Thank you.
Jul
6
comment How do I safely paint the walls and ceiling in this high ceiling staircase?
Thanks for taking the time to answer, and your annotation really made me laugh. However, I'm not sure I'm brave enough (desperate enough?) to try this idea!
Jul
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asked How do I safely paint the walls and ceiling in this high ceiling staircase?
Jan
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accepted Is it safe to use a 50 metre (164 foot) mains extension cable?
Oct
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comment Is it safe to use a 50 metre (164 foot) mains extension cable?
Typical devices used would be shop vac or pressure washer.
Oct
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comment Is it safe to use a 50 metre (164 foot) mains extension cable?
That would certainly be a potential problem. But I would also like to learn more about potential voltage drop issues (damaging equipment) and the safety issues for devices that require an RCD.
Oct
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asked Is it safe to use a 50 metre (164 foot) mains extension cable?
Mar
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Nov
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comment Can I safely use a switch rated for “1A at 125V” with 240V, assuming I stay below 125W?
Thanks for your input. I did say "with a 240V supply". ;-)
Nov
15
comment Can I safely use a switch rated for “1A at 125V” with 240V, assuming I stay below 125W?
Update: Last night I opened up the foot switch in an Ikea lamp to find a switch that was rated for "3A at 125V". Not really sure what to make of that!
Nov
14
awarded  Nice Question
Nov
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Nov
14
accepted Can I safely use a switch rated for “1A at 125V” with 240V, assuming I stay below 125W?
Nov
14
comment Can I safely use a switch rated for “1A at 125V” with 240V, assuming I stay below 125W?
Thank you. The switch does look pathetically small. I think I will return it.
Nov
14
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Nov
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Nov
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asked Can I safely use a switch rated for “1A at 125V” with 240V, assuming I stay below 125W?