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Retired Electrical Engineer.


May
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answered How to cut off an old swing to get rid of it
May
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comment What could be causing water to drip from the relief valve of my new gas water heater?
The expansion tank pressure should be the same pressure as your water pressure. Shut down your main water valve, and open some faucets. That will reduce the pressure in the system. Measure the air pressure in the expansion tank, a standard tire gauge can be used for this. Add air to equal the same value of water pressure you measured at the water regulator. Turn the water main back on, Your done:)
May
4
comment Is this fluorescent light fixture a major electrical problem / fire hazard?
@anon-Unfortunately it is a serious health issue, especially when the ballast faults and you smell that horrible odor, it means you are breathing that in. And they inevitably do fail, its' just a mater of time:)
May
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answered What could be causing water to drip from the relief valve of my new gas water heater?
May
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comment Is this fluorescent light fixture a major electrical problem / fire hazard?
That black "Tar" you see from the ballast is PCB, which is a cancer causing substance. It is no longer allowed to be used in ballasts. If you have other fixtures of this type in your house, you should also change them. Most of the newer ballasts are electronic and will be labeled Non PCB.
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revised What size is an ice maker connection?
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answered What size is an ice maker connection?
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revised Possible to screw machine screw in wall?
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answered Possible to screw machine screw in wall?
Apr
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comment Can I vent a basement bathroom into a semi-enclosed crawlspace under an attachment?
The problem is it is an enclosed area, even if it is somewhat open. The vented air will tend to linger in the area, rather than dissipate in open air. That trapped air, from the bath, if the temperature differential is big enough and there is enough humidity in the air will cause condensation to form. Weather or not you have sufficient air flow in that room is questionable. You may get away with it, or not. You could try venting it there, and watch it closely, if it is a problem you will need to move it to outdoors. If it were me, I would just go for venting outdoors, and be done with it.
Apr
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answered Can I vent a basement bathroom into a semi-enclosed crawlspace under an attachment?
Apr
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answered Is it possible to refinish floors one room at a time?
Apr
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comment How can I fix this persistently leaky shower faucet?
That sounds good. I have read that it should be less than 80 PSI. 48 PSI will not present a problem. looks like your back at the faucet being the problem :(
Apr
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comment How can I fix this persistently leaky shower faucet?
The well pump may have a pressure gauge already, you can tell by using that one.
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comment How can I fix this persistently leaky shower faucet?
@Daniel-Please see my edit.
Apr
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answered How can I fix this persistently leaky shower faucet?