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Mar
31
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
27
comment How do I replace a wooden fence post that was set in concrete?
This sounds like quite an ordeal...
Mar
26
answered Will the shiny and scratched appearance after sanding between coats go away after applying another coat of polyurethane?
Mar
15
answered Mid 1800's house, gaps between planks in wood flooring, any fix?
Mar
12
comment How do I stop lights from flashing when I turn on my table saw?
Also motors don't like the rough output of a UPS, unless you get a high-end sine wave one (and even a lot of those are more triangular than sine).
Mar
10
answered Is there a motion sensor light switch that does not need ground?
Mar
9
comment Why isn't my refrigerator getting cold?
For a full-sized fridge it might make sense to recharge the refrigerant, depending on its age and how much a replacement would cost. But for a mini fridge, forget about it.
Mar
7
answered How do I know if my wood front door's finish is weather proof?
Mar
4
comment Does HVAC lineset need to be grounded?
I see you removed the portion of your question dealing with lightning. What is it that you're worried about? Any electrical components such as the compressor motor will already be grounded.
Mar
4
comment Does HVAC lineset need to be grounded?
A 12 gauge ground wire is not going to be much help in a direct lightning strike. The primary purpose of grounding wires is to provide a safe path for electricity in the case of an appliance malfunction, not to handle 100,000 amps from lightning. I agree with @Ecnerwal below: if you're concerned about lightning you should install equipment appropriate to that purpose.
Mar
2
comment How much space between legs on my desk
I'm not clear on what you're asking. What do you mean "supports will run the length of the desk"? The material also matters: what kind of wood? Plywood, particle board, hardwood, softwood? If the wood is strong you could probably get away with a single support in the middle. (FYI, this desk is very shallow and may be unstable unless fastened to the wall.)
Feb
26
comment How do I get all these wires up from the basement to the attic?
@OrganicLawnDIY: I wasn't proposing a specific solution, though from your own answer it sounds like you may have a good idea. I'm just saying, if you're going to go to all the trouble, you might as well spend a little more time to add some breathing room for future work.
Feb
25
comment How do I get all these wires up from the basement to the attic?
If you're going to go to all the trouble of running conduit, I would definitely oversize it and/or add an extra conduit so that you can add new cables in the future. Conduit is really the only way to future-proof data cabling. Also, I would avoid very tight packing of many data cables — it can cause extra noise (although maybe in a residential situation it wouldn't be the end of the world).
Feb
24
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Feb
24
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Feb
24
revised Why do my LED lights stay on, even when the switch is off?
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Feb
23
comment Am I going to die of Cancer from Asbestos if not handled correct? What more should I do?
@Tester101: I don't think this is an off-topic question. Lots of questions on this site have to do with the safety implications of various DIY work. The question is a little rambling but that doesn't make it OT.
Feb
19
comment For planning interior walls, should I get an architect or interior designer or someone else?
Lots of excellent & practical advice. You clearly have thought about this before.
Feb
19
answered In what way does varnish protect wood?
Feb
18
comment Do modern energy saving light bulbs class as “fluorescent lighting”?
CFLs are identical to commercial-style fluorescent tubing except smaller. Perhaps they're not large enough to be a problem, but you'd have to contact the manufacturer.