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Apr
17
awarded  Yearling
Apr
15
comment How can I attach two pieces of wood in an invisible way?
You will be hard pressed to find glue that is stronger than screws, when we compare equal cross-sectional areas. E.g. 1/4" diameter steel screw, versus a 1/4" diameter contact patch of glue between two surfaces.
Apr
15
comment How do I hang a shelf without drilling holes?
Since you don't actually mind living in a house with asbestos in the walls, what's a little drilling.
Apr
15
answered why did our fridge stop working?
Apr
15
comment How do I fix a sticking toilet refill float?
Some adjustment may have to be made. It could be that the float is floating freely and correctly relative to the water level, but the level is rising high enough to leak into the overflow pipe without the valve being closed. Maybe something can be adjusted to close the valve. Else the valve is simply leaky. Maybe there is a simple way to extend the height of the overflow pipe. If you add a quarter inch to the height of the pipe (say with a ring of some sort of waterproof tape), it will raise the water level, and generate additional pressure on the float.
Apr
15
comment How do I fix a sticking toilet refill float?
Say, what if a bit of water were to find its way inside the float? Then it would lose some buyoancy and not rise as high as before or push the valve with as much force. Any heavier-than-water gunk and calcification sticking to the float itself will weigh it down, too.
Dec
26
comment How can I check for electricity theft?
If the meter is under lock, then don't pay. I wouldn't pay for something I can't see.
Dec
5
answered Why does this switch throw the breaker when turned on?
Dec
3
comment How can I ground old 2-prong receptacles? (120V)
Elementary, my dear Watt-son.
Dec
2
comment Why are my LED lights flashing when powered from an inverter?
+1 and also: I would guess that they might be dimmable LED floodlights, and their circuitry that looks for the duty cycling from the dimmer is being confused by the waveform from the inverter.
Nov
17
answered How do I cut drywall on the ceiling accurately?
Nov
17
comment How do I cut drywall on the ceiling accurately?
Who looks at how straight a drywall cut is is in a garage ceiling? Good practice though, I suppose.
Nov
15
comment How do I wire my new ceiling light?
@ChrisCudmore Hard to say. The color resembles copper, but it looks like the diameter is that of the insulation.
Nov
7
comment How can I figure out why my Roomba stopped vacuuming?
Quote from the electronics stackexchange close dialog box: "Questions on appliance repair are off-topic unless they involve specific troubleshooting steps and demonstrate a good understanding of the underlying design of the device being repaired."
Nov
7
comment How can I figure out why my Roomba stopped vacuuming?
You haven't taken any steps to confirm or refute the existing hypotheses: that the motor is jammed, or not getting power. Why would anyone feed you ideas, when you aren't able to test the ones you have ...
Nov
6
comment Ground wire behaves weird
I don't see anything unclear about this; there is even a nice schematic. You're just idiots.
Nov
6
revised Why am I measuring decreased voltage between my dryer's neutral and hot conductors?
With diagram.
Nov
6
revised Why am I measuring decreased voltage between my dryer's neutral and hot conductors?
With diagram.
Nov
6
comment Why am I measuring decreased voltage between my dryer's neutral and hot conductors?
@BlueRaja-DannyPflughoeft How that can happen is that this is AC. The wire shows a resistance which drops 75VAC, and this is independent of polarity. There is no +115 and -115 in AC; both hot conductors are 115VRMS. Instantaneously, they have opposite polarity, but that's irrelevant here since 115 is an RMS average over time.
Nov
6
answered Why am I measuring decreased voltage between my dryer's neutral and hot conductors?