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comment How do I wire a pull cord ceiling switch?
grab a multimeter and see what switches when (taking care not to electrocute yourself)
Oct
17
comment What could cause my water tank to leak only when I turn off the main water supply?
it could have overheated when the main was off and breaker was on
Oct
17
comment What could cause faucets to spit and sputter only in the fall/winter?
maybe part of your circuit freezes?
Oct
15
comment How can I get power to this garage?
for cables strung overhead it is usually a steel cable that is strung the weight and the power cable is supported by that cable using a metal spiral.
Oct
15
comment How to build canted riser for queen mattress?
@keshlam depends on the type of mattress I guess
Oct
15
answered How to build canted riser for queen mattress?
Oct
11
comment Removing the cover for this light fixture
push the springloaded prong and push the dome the other way
Oct
7
comment Keep finding thermostat on heat
maybe a timer function set to turn your house into an oven?
Oct
7
answered Toxicity problems with using propane gas to pressurize water
Oct
4
comment Should I keep downspout extenders installed during the winter?
problem with those is that not all water drains out of the extenders which can then freeze
Oct
2
comment Can I have a 20 amp breaker, 12 gauge wire, and a 15 amp switch?
in other words the breaker must be the lowest rated component on the circuit
Oct
2
comment Is it possible that a room ambient noise generator could reduce traffic sounds from outside?
reduce objectively? not unless the noise generator specifically counters the outside noise. reduce subjectively? yes.
Oct
1
answered How can I seal doors and windows to keep air out?
Sep
29
answered Can I hold a Hammock up with Star Pickets?
Sep
29
comment Eliminate bed bugs from flat
tell the other residents as well so they can take preventative measures/check if they have an infestation as well
Sep
29
answered Will a rusty tool or bolt lying with other tools or bolts induce them to rust as well?
Sep
23
comment How can I calculate the rotational force and motor HP needed to lift a 5lb sheet from a horizontal position to a vertical position from one end?
@diyaddict you don't add it to the motor but to the plate
Sep
22
comment How can I calculate the rotational force and motor HP needed to lift a 5lb sheet from a horizontal position to a vertical position from one end?
@diyaddict the torsion spring can be fully internal/invisible (though dangerous when mishandled). and just because you are buying the engine of the shelf doesn't mean you can't add some mechanical assistence ;)
Sep
22
answered How can I calculate the rotational force and motor HP needed to lift a 5lb sheet from a horizontal position to a vertical position from one end?
Sep
19
comment How to give ventilation/exhaust to an inner toilet without exterior walls?
You can run an air-duct from the toilet to the outside.