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Dec
15
comment was in attic for an hour without mask. could this cause issue?
I suppose breathing in anything for a lifetime is probably not good for you. I think in a DIY context, fiberglass can be considered safe (although maybe a little unpleasant).
Dec
15
comment Adding an on/off switch for my furnace fan
Typically a furnace circulates air only in the heated space (some of the vents are supply that blow hot air and some of them are return, that suck back cold air). Running the fan will only circulate basement air if the cold air return is actually in the basement. Is this your situation?
Dec
15
answered was in attic for an hour without mask. could this cause issue?
Dec
14
comment Wiring to shed with two 30 amp breakers
Is it actually two independent 30 amp breakers, or a single double-pole breaker? How many and what size wires run to the shed?
Dec
11
comment Need advice to prevent runoff water from going into neighbor's yard
Since the water runoff is due to commercial activity, he may actually be obligated to contain it.
Dec
11
comment Are my outlets unsafe?
@Sophit: Every transformer is an opportunity for the voltage to be adjusted. In rural areas each house would have its own transformer, in a city you might have several buildings on one transformer. Either way it is not a large number of houses. I don't think there's a hard-and-fast rule for what the voltage should be; maybe 126V is not the end of the world but certainly by the time you get up to 130V that would be considered too high. It just something to look into.
Dec
9
comment garden network and power cables
Fiber networking is complicated and expensive. I think it would cost you several thousand dollars to install a fiber optic network for this kind of thing. Is it really worth it to have webcams so far away from the house?
Dec
9
answered Convert 220v dryer to 110v
Dec
9
answered Are my outlets unsafe?
Dec
8
comment dimmensions of a decora insert
These numbers imply that there is only 0.1mm gap between the device and the trim plate... looking at the Decora devices around my house it looks like it's a lot more than that—maybe 1mm. Any thoughts?
Dec
7
answered Four family home with community washers and dryers
Dec
3
answered GFCI Outlet trips when white and copper wire touch
Dec
2
comment Is it a problem if the framing is 4" short of the edge of slab foundation?
Tearing down the whole wall seems excessive. At worst I would think you could remove the siding and add some 2x4 as oversized furring strips. Depending on the climate you might take advantage of the extra space to add more insulation.
Dec
1
comment Best way to remove textured wall (joint compound)?
Wallpaper is not as sensitive to surface irregularities as paint, so this technique might get you 80% of the way there but still look textured.
Nov
29
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Nov
28
revised my lg fridge wattage?
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Nov
28
answered my lg fridge wattage?
Nov
26
comment What type of bulbs dim to lowest setting?
Some LEDs dim more than other before shutting off. This value is sometimes available, but not always. Unfortunately our eyes are very bad at judging relative brightness, so when you say your LEDs dim to 30% of their brightness you are probably way off.
Nov
25
comment Can a 61-lb speaker sit on a shelf screwed to pine wood paneling mounted directly over masonry?
Do you know how thick the paneling is, and how it's attached to the masonry? It's very likely to be decorative and thin and/or a veneer, which would be unsuitable. Can you hang the speakers from joists in the ceiling?
Nov
24
comment Can I use Eneloop batteries in my thermostat?
Perhaps. Personally I think @keshlam is probably right that it's just to cut down on support troubleshooting.