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answered Are there fans for radiators to improve performance?
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answered Should I proactively replace old GFCI outlets?
Jan
28
awarded  electrical
Jan
27
revised How do you replace existing wires behind walls
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Jan
27
answered How do you replace existing wires behind walls
Jan
27
comment 110v from high-leg delta drops voltage, what can be the cause?
This question is probably off-topic since it's about industrial power, not home DIY. However, a large voltage drop during power consumption suggests the wiring may be undersized or too long.
Jan
26
awarded  Notable Question
Jan
26
comment What are the two tubes connected to my refrigerator?
Maybe a hot water line? Or a drain? Or a previous owner rigged up the second line to run water to another appliance?
Jan
24
revised What should I do to increase the dimming range of LED bulbs?
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Jan
24
answered What should I do to increase the dimming range of LED bulbs?
Jan
22
comment How can I remove ductwork that is butted against a foundation wall?
Metal hot air duct pressed against a cold foundation wall... gotta love it.
Jan
17
awarded  Yearling
Jan
16
comment Would upgrading hot water radiator heating result in much better efficiency?
@ratchetfreak: in Canada "hydro" means "mains electricity", since most of the electricity comes from hydroelectric.
Jan
15
comment Do gfci's have to be on a 20 amp circuit, or can they be on a 15A?
@TomRobinson: That's interesting, this isn't a US-only site so I don't think you should've deleted it! Frankly the original poster didn't say where he was located so you may be right in this case.
Jan
15
comment Do gfci's have to be on a 20 amp circuit, or can they be on a 15A?
@TomRobinson: that's not correct, it is both permitted and reasonably common to have 15A outlets on a 20A circuit, as long as the wiring in the walls is appropriate for 20A (i.e. 12 ga). The breakers have only one job: to protect the wiring in the building. Not to protect any equipment (or people, for that matter).
Jan
14
comment Does a 16“W x 13” deep counter space need an electrical outlet?
@ChiefTwoPencils: that's a good point, although the NEC does seem to leave a little wiggle room for the inspector to approve a recepticle below a counter if there are space constraints. I think we can all agree that the easiest way forward is just to ask the inspector.
Jan
14
comment Can I mount a 3 gang box vertically?
...or you could do a 2-gang box with a single switch and then two switches in the other gang. That would let you have one "normal" switch, which might be nice if you're fumbling around in the dark for a light.
Jan
11
comment Why do I have 5 wire in my wall socket?
What coutry are you in? Wiring color conventions vary around the world.
Jan
9
answered Do gfci's have to be on a 20 amp circuit, or can they be on a 15A?
Jan
7
revised Rewiring a house, breaker panel and all, while living in the house
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