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Retired Electrical Engineer.


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answered Circuit breaker trips every couple of weeks
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answered What is a good way to attach vent covers to ceiling vents in my basement?
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comment What is my drill hitting and not penetrating when I hang curtains?
+1 Also used to protect plumbing when the hole is close to the edge of the stud.
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comment How can I replace my main water shutoff valve?
@Skudd - Odd that the metal water pipes are not bonded to the ground, I'm guessing you do not live in the USA. You could have used a slip joint PVC fitting instead of the more expensive union fitting, however the union will work just fine.
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revised Is my toilet refill issue more likely a problem with the fill valve or supply pipe?
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answered Is my toilet refill issue more likely a problem with the fill valve or supply pipe?
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answered Can I use a neutral from another circuit to install a 3-way switch?
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comment Will an ungrounded light fixture on a GFCI circuit cause the GFCI to trip?
Actually you want to tie the light ground back to the outlet ground. Do not also connect to an external ground such as a ground rod. All grounds must return through the breaker panel only.
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comment Can I use a standard extension cord with my refrigerator?
Sorry, but no. To keep it safe, you really need to add a dedicated outlet.
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revised Can I use a standard extension cord with my refrigerator?
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answered Can I use a standard extension cord with my refrigerator?
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comment HVAC unit won't come on
Is there power going to the furnace? Is there power to the condensation pump?
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revised How to tighten/fix ice-maker's drainage tube connector?
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revised How to tighten/fix ice-maker's drainage tube connector?
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answered How to tighten/fix ice-maker's drainage tube connector?