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comment Outlet side of my cast iron radiator is cold. What's wrong?
is the outlet connected? otherwise it may be a water lock or general clog
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answered Which mortise lock/brand I should get to replace this one?
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comment Which mortise lock/brand I should get to replace this one?
can you put it in and fit it (other holes line up)? if so then just putting in some shims would work.
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comment With registers fully open I have unbalanced air flow upstairs vs downstairs
then don't open the 4th fully, close it part way until the airflow equalizes.
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comment How to make bathroom tiles non slippery
throw a old towel on the floor
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comment How to remove this door knob on the mortise lockset?
you may be able to pull the sleeve covering the "half screw" back to remove said screw.
Nov
17
comment How can I repair a ceiling fan that hums, but doesn't turn?
either the motor is stalled or not turned on and you are hearing the bulbs hums
Nov
17
answered Are portable electrical outlets permitted in a basement?
Nov
17
comment Are portable electrical outlets permitted in a basement?
I'm pretty sure the cable is made to take some weight and I would add hooks to strain-relieve the plugs you will be plugging in
Nov
17
comment How many outlets can you have on one 15 amp circuit
This may depend on local code, in Belgium you can only have 8 outlet pairs per circuit
Nov
17
comment How can I locate the leak in my roof?
pull up the tiles and see if the water proofing is damaged
Nov
17
comment Should I trim or bend the lip to a strike plate?
it also doesn't seem to be fitter properly,
Nov
17
comment Why would the water pressure seem to change after installing a new water heater?
may actually just be an increase in flow rate
Nov
13
comment Why does a subpanel need separate ground and neutral?
@Tester101 wouldn't a GFCI in the sub panel prevent that?
Nov
12
answered How can I remove the switches that control outlets?
Nov
10
comment Why would I have two wires feeding one smoke detector?
Are the breakers connected so when one trips the other turns off as well? If so that is totally normal (and by code). Each circuit has 2 wires; one live and one neutral.
Nov
10
comment How do I identify the hot, neutral wires in a light fixture?
UK color code changes a decade ago from red and black for live and neutral to the rest of the EU standard, and there are more color codes standards en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electrical_wiring#Colour_code
Nov
10
comment What tool do I need to remove this screw?
Allen key doesn't fit?
Nov
10
comment How would one extract a brick chimney embedded in the middle of a house?
@keshlam or use a shovel to move them out of the drop zone before hands come into play
Nov
9
comment How to make drawers soft close?
do they pull themselves shut the last inch or so? if so then you just need an attachment point