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Apr
28
answered removing tree roots without stump grinder
Apr
28
comment Inside of shower water valve
@Frankkelly are those ridges causing problems?
Apr
24
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Apr
24
comment Are power outlets for window A/C units likely to support 220V?
This is a good overview - it even has a diagram: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NEMA_connector you can also do an image search for "nema plugs" and there are several good charts available showing each type of outlet and what voltage/amperage it supports.
Apr
20
awarded  Notable Question
Apr
14
comment How to cut drywall over stud?
Why have that center vertical strip instead of horizontal strips to support the other seams?
Apr
3
comment How to change a switched outlet to a half-hot outlet?
Is that a hot and neutral tied together with a wire nut? That seems a bit... wrong.
Apr
2
comment White lithium safe to lubricate a dryer?
You are correct: this was the problem (easy fix) and I forgot to come back and mention something here. While it does not technically answer the question as asked it does address the larger issue.
Apr
2
accepted White lithium safe to lubricate a dryer?
Apr
1
answered DeWalt circular saw stopped working, probably need to repair motor, can anyone confirm?
Mar
22
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Mar
16
comment Power Box Installation Code
@Iggy you might want to read these before continuing to make false, debunked claims that may needlessly worry people: Does Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity (EHS) exist? - Do Compact Fluorescent Lamps (CFL) create dirty electricity which can impact health? - Do mobile phones have anything to do with brain cancer?
Mar
16
comment Power Box Installation Code
@BenWelborn are you sure? My state adopts the NEC as... the law.... every three years.
Mar
10
answered Why is there a line connecting two light switches
Mar
10
comment Why is there a line connecting two light switches
@TFK question states there is a neutral going to the switch, and I specifically stated it may be repurposed. Based on the photo, it appears "neutral" was conflated with "black wire with white paint on it."
Mar
10
comment Why is there a line connecting two light switches
Neutral should never be switched. It may be repurposed as a separate hot. Do you have a photo? Have you looked at the devices which are downstream from the switch, e.g. light fixtures?
Mar
5
comment How do you install a ceilng fan to an electrical box that has 1-black, 2-white, 2-green?
Where does the other white go? How many cables come into the box? (Romex, not individual wires) Do you know how many switches control this box?
Mar
4
comment 55g aquarium dimensional lumber support
Personally, I would use 2x10 for that span, and add more bracing (Xs) between members.
Mar
4
comment Notched exterior stud next to chimney
Don't mount a TV above a fireplace
Mar
3
comment Did I damage this shower valve?
Moen sent me a new cartridge for free for my out-of-warranty shower valve without even verifying my warranty details. They really care about their reputation.