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Feb
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comment How can I attach pony wall to surface of platform and will it be strong enough against lateral forces?
The paranoid guy in me would say to add a diagonal brace (or tension wire) to the corner post.
Feb
1
comment How to test existing ethernet cable outlets?
there are testers for ethernet cables, you can use those with 2 little patch cables (that are known to be good)
Jan
21
comment How can it be dangerous to feed a water heater from two separate panels?
If the main panel cutoff also disconnects the neutral then the electrician won't notice the dimly glowing light. But the Blue Hot would remain back-fed and he wouldn't notice it unless he double checks with a proper tester. Worse the time that it is live would not be immediately after he shut off the main breaker but only when the thermostat in the heater is cold which would activate the heating element.
Jan
19
answered Why does my gas water heater have two pairs of water connections?
Jan
19
comment How can I identify which neighboring houses are fed from the same distribution transformer?
a wifi bridge seems like the simpler answer, or running a new ethernet cable between the houses.
Dec
18
revised How do I keep nails from pulling up on my hardwood floors?
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Dec
18
comment How to prevent leaving hot tap/faucet running?
you are looking for a technical solution for a social problem. Instead educate the person leaving the tap running.
Dec
13
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Dec
8
comment Can I use a bat handled toggle switch instead of a boring standard toggle switch on the wall?
I believe that you can ground the switch by attaching the ground to the threaded barrel that is used to mount the switch.
Dec
3
answered Trying to fix a leaky faucet, structure was not I expected after removing the knobs
Nov
21
reviewed Edit Electrical wiring question
Nov
21
revised Electrical wiring question
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Nov
20
comment Electrical wiring question
@AlexandreHalm there is a yellow going from left to bottom, I believe that is the phase that goes with those black an greens.
Nov
20
revised Electrical wiring question
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Nov
20
answered Electrical wiring question
Nov
17
answered 3 way switch with multiple outlets
Oct
28
comment How to fix a poor plumbing installation?
Normally you shouldn't be able to smell what is in the blue main sewer pipe. The traps should all be upstream of that. That your fix removed the smell means that there is a drain's trap that is dried out/an open cap for a future proof hookup.
Oct
25
comment GFCI install in old house
If you leave the ground disconnected then do mark the outlet as having "no equipment ground"
Oct
25
answered How to remove rotating bathroom sink drain cover
Oct
22
comment Easy way to mass map wires inside a wall
rip out the wall and get a visual.