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Jul
13
revised Why does my GFCI receptacle trip when anything is plugged in?
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Jul
13
answered Why does my GFCI receptacle trip when anything is plugged in?
Jul
9
comment Span Load for 6x6 PT
I'm confused about the question, are you describing the existing structure, or your proposal?
Jul
7
comment Am I using the correct concrete blocks for the base of my shed and how many do I need?
Your location will partly determine how intense you need to be with the foundation. If this is a permanent structure intended to last more than one winter you need to make sure the foundation goes below the frost line.
Jul
7
asked Run a fluorescent fixture with fewer lamps?
Jul
7
revised Finding and installing a carbon monoxide/natural gas detector
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Jul
7
comment Finding and installing a carbon monoxide/natural gas detector
@Ecnerwal: You're right about the atomic weight, I don't really know why people say CO is heavier than air but I've definitely heard that. A quick check online seems to indicate that the placement of CO alarms doesn't really matter.
Jul
6
answered It is safe to insulate my uninsulated oven?
Jul
6
answered Finding and installing a carbon monoxide/natural gas detector
Jul
5
comment Why am I getting no power to the branch circuits with a new sub-panel?
In my [limited] experience with no-contact voltage testers, they don't work that well in a noisy electrical environment like a breaker panel. I would use a regular multimeter instead.
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
30
answered Installing roof truss diagonal bracing: splice plate where braces cross?
Jun
30
comment Connecting 14 AWG to 12 AWG for oven operation
Note that the large-gauge wire (10 or 8 GA) must go all the way back to the panel. If the current junction box has 14GA wire coming out of it, it's possible it's 14GA in the wall as well. I would say the whole circuit needs to be looked at.
Jun
30
comment Connecting 14 AWG to 12 AWG for oven operation
Where did you even get a new 30 amp oven with 12GA wire??
Jun
26
comment knob of propane tank was stuck
I've never seen a BBQ-style propane tank that loosens clockwise. The plastic nut should loosen counter-clockwise when looking towards the tank outlet.
Jun
26
revised Trying to measure kW and kWh
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Jun
26
answered Trying to measure kW and kWh
Jun
25
comment Multiple recepticles in a circuit which covers multiple rooms, all controlled by a single GFCI receptacle
Do you mean you shouldn't have multiple GFCI devices on a circuit at all, or that you shouldn't connect a GFCI device to the "LOAD" terminal of another GFCI? I frequently see kitchens with several GFCI receptacles.
Jun
24
comment how to keep a wet edge applying poly to the floors of a whole house
If you can get a helper or two, you might be able to plan a route that would let you start in various rooms and meet in the hallway to avoid a wet edge.
Jun
21
revised Unplugging vs running an empty refrigerator
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