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comment Old wires in kitchen ceiling seem wrong. Any thoughts?
A picture can tell a thousand words, can you provide a schematic?
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comment Hot water doesn't work although heating (and the bathroom radiator) turns on
open just the hot side and touch the feeder pipes on the faucet.
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comment Is is safe to deal with wiring after only shutting off the room's fuse, but not the main switch?
you should double check that the power is off with a tester
Dec
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comment Honeywell rth6580wf thermostat
those 2 wires may need to be shorted to turn the burners on, look to see how they are connected burner side.
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answered Toilet tank - orange stuff
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comment would a bathroom without a gfci outlet be a violation in a rented appartment
But the GFCI protection may be outside the bathroom (like on the breaker that feeds the room)
Dec
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comment how to hook up 2 thermostats in series?
depends on the installation of the heating system. get a pro to take a look at it, you may just be able to turn down the airflow to the second floor.
Dec
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comment Device to detect where heat or cold air is escaping or entering a structure
You may be able to rent one.
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comment How do you hard wire a lamp socket to the ceiling?
does the lamp bulb work?
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comment What are the metal parts which are placed against circuit breaker switches used for?
@Tony_Henrich never underestimate the stupidity of a uneducated DIYer
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comment What are the metal parts which are placed against circuit breaker switches used for?
So that means that in his other question one of those may be the one tripped
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comment What are the metal parts which are placed against circuit breaker switches used for?
what happens if you try and trip them manually, it looks like they would lift up and then capture the toggle so resetting them requires first lifting it up again and then pushing the toggle to the ON position.
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comment Why won't my ceiling light turn off?
Or the travellers short circuited (maybe by a nail going through them)
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comment Washing machine has sand and leaves in it after someone did a load
it probably accumulated itself behind the drum, where you can't reach it; flush it a few more times
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comment How to tell that projector needs bulb replacement?
sounds like dead pixels, which means it's not the light but the reflector chip that's going dead.
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comment How do I fix this wodden door my dog bit or scratched with its nails?
For advice on how to stop a dog from scratching at your door there is Pets Stack Exchange.
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answered 3 way circuit options to indicate if circuit is active
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comment Troubleshooting outdoor electrical outlet
trace the wires to where they come out of the house and see if they are disconnected somewhere, also they may be GFCI protection on them that you may need to reset.
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comment Is my two-way switch installation easily fixable?
You have a volt tester? then you can check which ones are the travelers. Test each wire against the neutral, one will be independent of the position of the other switch and the other 2 will switch when the other switch is toggled.