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Sep
15
answered Can different gauge wiring be used in the same circuit?
Sep
4
comment Hooking up a 50A hot tub breaker to a 60A subpanel
@Tester101: Maybe technically true, but beside the point here. The point is to illustrate how breaker protect circuits, not the subtleties of how they work.
Sep
4
revised Hooking up a 50A hot tub breaker to a 60A subpanel
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Aug
20
comment Is there a way to unscrew a light bulb that has broken?
@NiallC. I assume that was a joke. :) In case it wasn't: Take big carrot, shove into the light bulb base. Rotate.
Aug
19
answered Is there a way to unscrew a light bulb that has broken?
Aug
7
comment Is it customary to build “built-ins” over carpet?
@Handyman: It normally needs to be "accessible". Inside a cabinet would count as accessible. This is a fairly standard way to install an outlet for a built-in microwave, e.g.
Aug
4
comment Is it more economical to use hot water before boiling or to bring cold water to a boil?
Why the downvote? I reversed it. This is good point. If your hot water heater is outside your main living area (basement, garage) and you are currently heating your home, then using the stove is definitely a win. Inefficientcy doesn't matter because the lost heat is reducing your home heating cost.
Aug
4
comment Is it more economical to use hot water before boiling or to bring cold water to a boil?
Additionally, if your water heater and stove and not both electric or both gas, then that would make a big difference in cost.... (usually use gas for heating if you have than option)
Aug
4
comment Is it more economical to use hot water before boiling or to bring cold water to a boil?
Heating water on the stove is probably much less efficient than heating water in the hot water heater because you will lose much more heat to the room.
Jul
8
comment What is the right way to clear the drilled plug out of a hole saw?
What the hell did the the saw do to you, that you decided to pound the scrap out of it?!
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
23
comment Can you put a small breaker panel after a 30 amp breaker from main panel in the house?
@MichaelKaras: So???? There's nothing wrong with that.
Jun
9
comment Do I need to install carbon monoxide detectors to be up to code?
...August 67th?
May
12
comment How close should a french drain be to a foundation?
"undermine" heh heh -- does anyone actually thinking about the origin of the term
Apr
29
answered Hooking up a 50A hot tub breaker to a 60A subpanel
Mar
3
accepted What are these pins for that I keep finding in my steel cabinets?
Mar
3
revised What are these pins for that I keep finding in my steel cabinets?
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Mar
3
comment What are these pins for that I keep finding in my steel cabinets?
Excellent explanation, since I had no idea what they were, and now I do.
Mar
2
asked What are these pins for that I keep finding in my steel cabinets?
Feb
25
comment what could happen if a 240 stove cord was improperly installed and then stove was plugged in to the receptacle?
@Samantha: It sounds very unusual to me to have all those appliances on the same circuit. Do they have separate breakers? If they don't, that is pretty dangerous to begin with because the breaker would need to be oversized. If they do have separate breakers, then the problem must be in your breaker panel or on the service side of it.