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I'm a scientist in Colorado. I bought my first house, a 1950s ranch-style house, in February 2012.


Apr
22
answered What should I do after a low-voltage wire was cut putting the furnace door back on?
Apr
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Apr
5
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Apr
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accepted How can I secure NM cable in a tight spot?
Mar
31
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
24
answered How do I remove kitchen sink sprayer hose?
Jan
16
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Jan
15
comment Stopping rain collecting
What is a "whizzer"?!
Dec
31
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Dec
18
comment Wires barely fit in gang box, is this okay? If not, where to get deeper boxes?
I understand it might be too late, but you could have used one GFCI receptacle at the beginning of each run, wiring the ordinary receptacles to the "load" side of the GFCI receptacle. They would still all be protected.
Dec
1
comment Can I use romex in my unfinished, detached garage or should I use MC?
It's better to ask "is this NEC compliant" because, other than which edition is being used, the NEC does not depend on location.
Nov
18
comment Is peel and stick vinyl tile flooring really waterproof?
This one is specifically recommended for use in bathrooms and its "100% waterproof construction prevents warping, mold and mildew." The instructions do say that it is waterproof and "not a waterproofer," suggesting the floor underneath needs to be free of moisture problems.
Nov
18
answered Is peel and stick vinyl tile flooring really waterproof?
Nov
17
comment What could be causing my kitchen drawers to be sliding out?
Is this kitchen on a boat?
Nov
14
comment How long should the hot water last during a shower?
@Tester101, I edited the question to clarify this cancellation.
Nov
14
revised How long should the hot water last during a shower?
Edited to show Thot-Tcold canceling out.
Nov
14
comment How long should the hot water last during a shower?
@Tester101, yes! The tank-temperature dependence appears in both the hot water flow rate from the water heater and the cold water flow rate to the water heater. They cancel out.
Nov
14
comment How long should the hot water last during a shower?
Note that the comment establishes a second stopping criterion of 80°F, which introduces a second phase that is constant-flow-rate instead of constant-power. This becomes a first-order ODE which is easy to solve but not as easy as the constant-heat version.
Nov
14
answered How long should the hot water last during a shower?