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Feb
17
comment What's the proper procedure for replacing ungrounded circuits?
@ThreePhaseEelm a GFCI will not protect downstream outlets if there are only two wires between the points.
Feb
16
comment What could be causing AFCI breakers to keep tripping?
The "official" place to report false tripping is afcisafety.org/report.html
Feb
16
comment AFCI & GFCI nuisance tripping
AFCI false tripping reports can be made at afcisafety.org/report.html
Feb
13
comment Does XPS+OSB subfloor need to be anchored?
Plywood, straight, screwed together into a floating raft.
Feb
6
reviewed Close How much damage can a grow-op do to a house in 3 months?
Feb
6
comment How much damage can a grow-op do to a house in 3 months?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's not really a question, more of a statement of worry.
Feb
6
reviewed Close Connection new 4-line phones to an existing multiline network system
Feb
4
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Jan
25
comment what to do with tall, square fireplace opening?
Could you add a picture of the rear side of those doors?
Dec
24
answered Can I lay stepping stones over a french drain?
Dec
23
comment How can I avoid excessive junk on inside junction, when cementing PVC sprinkler pipe?
Yep, Home Depot.
Dec
21
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Dec
15
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Dec
14
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Dec
10
reviewed Edit How can I stop mice from chewing garage door bottom weather strip?
Dec
10
revised How can I stop mice from chewing garage door bottom weather strip?
Using stainless steel or copper so it will not rust.
Dec
10
revised Is is safe to plug a surge protector into a 2-prong outlet using a 3-to-2-prong adapter?
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Nov
30
comment Is it safe to put insulation next to knob & tube wiring?
Except in four western USA States: CA, OR, WA and ID, where insulation is legal after inspection. Remember that K&T with the proper fuse is equal to or better to modern wire in terms of heat dissipation. See diy.stackexchange.com/a/40489/5960 .
Nov
30
comment Is it safe to put insulation next to knob & tube wiring?
No sarcasm. K&T does not even need the insulation to perform, where NM cable depends on it. The K&T I happily leave in place is generally inside walls and closed ceilings where it will cause no harm, insulation or not. For where it goes into a junction box I slip new loam or shrink tube over it, and problem is solved.
Nov
24
answered Is it OK to Pressure Wash Brick