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comment wall outlet when bottom is tiled and top is drywall
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comment wall outlet when bottom is tiled and top is drywall
#3 is not a good suggestion as it is a code violation and pretty dangerous condition for a bathroom.
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answered wall outlet when bottom is tiled and top is drywall
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comment Should I run laminate continuously through rooms, or separate with T moulding?
Another good reason to use T-moulding at the doors is it will allow you start a full-width course parallel to the most visible wall
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comment Particleboard over plywood subfloor?
Particle-board underlayment (subfloor is structural plywood or osb capable of spanning the joists) is desirable when your subfloor is not tongue-and-groove or you want extra sound-dampening. It's not desirable in wet areas. Particle-board underlayment is often glued to the subfloor and can sometimes be very difficult to remove without leaving irregularities unsuitable for laminate flooring.
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revised Help connecting cat5e cables for home networking
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answered Help connecting cat5e cables for home networking
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comment Help connecting cat5e cables for home networking
The 5 lower beige wires are also cat5, no?
Jul
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comment Help connecting cat5e cables for home networking
First off, you should get the ok from the owner/manager before you go making changes to the network. I just networked my entire home before putting it up for rent and I'd sure want to know and be more than willing to help the tenants out. Second, how many devices do you ultimately want hard wired in various rooms? I know you say one for now, but you'll want to do things a bit differently if there's a chance for more...
Jul
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comment Is my circuit breaker box grounded? If not, can it be?
@Tester101 Sorry. I know it's not meant to function as a neutral. I meant it's a alternative or emergency path to neutral voltage that is safer than the ground your feet are in contact with. It's helpful to think of it as "another neutral" where electrocution is concerned, but as far as appliance function is concerned it is a terrible way to describe it.
Jul
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comment Is my circuit breaker box grounded? If not, can it be?
It seems like there is some miscommunication between you and the electrician. One thing you should know is that "grounding" the breaker box means something very different than grounding an outlet. Grounding an outlet simply means there is a "backup" neutral wire. "Grounding" (or bonding to earth) a breaker box is what it sounds like. The distinction is important because all neutral wires are connected to all ground wires inside the breaker box. If the box wasn't properly bonded to earth, the electrician certainly should have offered to fix it. Grounding outlets will require new wire runs.
Jul
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answered Can I put gypsum and paint finish on top of a concrete fast set repair mortar?
Jul
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comment Moving a light switch without moving it
I don't think introducing a ground will stop the CFL/LED flicker issue. Nothing (even low amperage devices) are allowed to use the ground as a neutral. The device you show an image of has no ground connect anyway.
Jul
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comment Moving a light switch without moving it
Why avoid X10? Care to share your experience with it?
Jul
9
comment Can insulation batts run on top of wall studs?
The bungees are a good idea too, I would not replace the chains since the cords will deteriorate eventually. I would hook them to the chain rings at a distance such that it just takes the load off the chains.
Jul
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comment Can insulation batts run on top of wall studs?
It might also be coincidental that your fan speed exactly matches the resonant frequency of one of your walls. Stiffening or adding mass to the wall, even slightly, could make a big improvement. Nailing a cross-brace to the studs of a wall or inserting some blocking could be a quick fix.
Jul
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comment Can insulation batts run on top of wall studs?
Check the fan blades and see if there is any dust buildup or other debris that might cause them to be unbalanced.
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answered Moving a light switch without moving it
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comment Are old work electrical boxes acceptable for roughing in?
@auujay It's not meant to be. I'm not a scholar of the NEC like others on DIY and I think the OP wants to know specifically if this is an NEC violation.
Jul
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comment Are old work electrical boxes acceptable for roughing in?
The section of the NEC you quote doesn't require the use of nails or screws and doesn't forbid the use of old-work boxes. It doesn't seem applicable to this question unless you find that he is attaching boxes to studs through the wall of the box. If there isn't enough lathe removed to swing a hammer inside the wall cavity to install new work boxes I don't know what else you'd use but an old work box.