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answered What can I fill a trench around my house with to avoid creating a drainage issue?
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comment What can I fill a trench around my house with to avoid creating a drainage issue?
@User58220 normally footings should extend to under the frost line. So if the footings were to code: no.
Apr
21
comment What considerations do I need when wiring a string of light bulbs in parallel?
one thing to add maybe to this (more comprehensive answer) add a label of the max wattage for the bulbs on the finished project, so the guy who gets it later knows what is safe for it.
Apr
21
answered What considerations do I need when wiring a string of light bulbs in parallel?
Apr
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Apr
8
revised Dormers with ridge vents lower than main ridgeline
tag typo fix
Apr
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Mar
28
answered Which thermal circuit breaker should I buy?
Mar
12
comment Can I let rainwater run along the wall?
or use a shorter ladder so it rests below the gutter
Mar
12
comment How to replace office chair wheel?
those wheels hubs are typically snapped in place and don't have any way to remove again without destroying something else,
Mar
11
comment Circuit breaker does not trip - but produces no voltage under load
also check the amps going through, one leg to the breaker and the other to the black wire
Mar
9
comment some baseboard heaters not working while others are in same zone
air lock maybe, what happens when you turn off all working heaters?
Mar
9
comment Why isn't my refrigerator getting cold?
@HenryJackson that's not counting getting to the ruptured pipe and repairing it
Mar
6
comment Is this buzzing noise coming from various outlets around the house normal?
@roryok not necessarily; arcing happens when power goes through a gap (caused by bad connection), if there is no power draw then there will be no arcing, I'd still check the connections
Mar
3
comment Ligth Switch with 4 wires
if it was a dual switch setup then you got the wrong switch, you need a 3-way switch for that
Feb
17
comment How can I get my new closet door rollers to roll?
is the door installed correctly, you may have put the door on the wrong track
Feb
14
answered How can I prevent my furnace exhaust pipe from freezing?
Feb
11
comment Why is my hot water circulator causing there to be hot water in hot and cold pipes?
or the hot and cold are near enough to each other for the cold to be warmed up
Feb
11
comment How to repair a microwave door with a broken spot weld
the microwave enclosure acts as a faraday cage, isolating the inside RF radiation from the outside
Feb
11
comment What to do first in a house with poor thermal performance and high energy bills
put on a sweater