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Dec
5
comment How do I find and dispose of the dead body in my ceiling?
@BMitch Alas, I tried that and even smelled a mop in the name of finding this. The mop has its own issues, but this isn't one of them.
Dec
5
revised How do I find and dispose of the dead body in my ceiling?
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Dec
5
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Dec
5
asked How do I find and dispose of the dead body in my ceiling?
Dec
3
comment How can I install a ceiling fan where there is no ceiling box or wiring?
@TheEvilGreebo I'm writing an answer to this that I probably won't finish tonight. Finding links to the materials needed that don't lead to spammy 'pester you with Facebook' sites is sadly .. quite difficult, never mind citations :)
Dec
3
comment How can I install a ceiling fan where there is no ceiling box or wiring?
@TheEvilGreebo It's perfectly fine to power any listed and approved fan from a switched receptacle provided that the conductor and cord cap are rated appropriately, and a suitable raceway is used (e.g. wiremold). What remains is, the fan must be attached to a fan rated box that is suitably supported, and conductors must enter and leave the raceway in a suitable manner. Still, if using wiremold, the cord cap is kind of obviated with a single gang extension box.
Dec
3
answered Can I modify 3 ampere table lamps to work on 5 ampere round pin plugs?
Dec
3
answered Could I use a UPS to power my humidifier on an underrated breaker with a little trickery
Nov
29
comment Am I missing some obvious way to change this lightbulb?
Have you examined the shortest ends for some kind of clip or clasp? Something that sort of slides, just above the trim?
Oct
30
revised Correct amps for cooktop and separate oven
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Oct
30
revised Correct amps for cooktop and separate oven
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Oct
30
comment Correct amps for cooktop and separate oven
Can you perhaps post a clear picture of the junction box? Additionally, are those conductors copper or aluminium?
Oct
30
comment Correct amps for cooktop and separate oven
@Tester101 He'll need a bit of SJ cord and the appropriate cord cap, but .. that kind of falls into the "call an electrician" bit of advice :) Both appliances should be easily removed for service with a simple means of disconnect. When you hit that kind of mess, it's time to call someone.
Oct
30
revised Correct amps for cooktop and separate oven
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Oct
30
comment Correct amps for cooktop and separate oven
@Tester101 Correct, but .. have you seen an electric oven that is happy with 20 amps? I'm pretty sure what the OP needs is two range receptacles. Also, both need a means of disconnect unless in direct sight of the panel.
Oct
30
revised Correct amps for cooktop and separate oven
Clarity and grammar
Oct
30
answered Correct amps for cooktop and separate oven
Oct
30
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Oct
30
comment How can I get a wire that is outside a wall to be inside a wall
+1, but I'd recommend renting a right angle low gear drill + auger to make the hole. Keyhole saws, especially on old joists tend to be .. well .. not pleasant. At the best, you end up with this odd graphite smell and taste in the air.
Aug
26
comment Which way is up? (electric outlet)
Folks a split receptacle is just a normal one with a connecting pin taken off. Just put in a regular receptacle and connect it to the always hot or switched leg depending on your preferences.