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revised How to get experience handling power outlets without electrocution?
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comment How can I repair a towel bar with one end ripped out of the wall?
Keep in mind many a landlord would rather be told, than have a bad DIY repair made. I'd rather be told, than have a tenant make an amateur repair that may fail if a future tenant grabs the bar to arrest a fall.
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comment Copper tubing for refrigerator
Don't worry about it. As long as the icemaker still functions you're good.
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answered How to get experience handling power outlets without electrocution?
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answered Copper tubing for refrigerator
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revised How can I repair a towel bar with one end ripped out of the wall?
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answered How can I repair a towel bar with one end ripped out of the wall?
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answered What are my insulation options around a shower?
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comment Will a spike protector work in reverse?
I'm sure the fridge IS a problem, why not eliminate it first.
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comment Will a spike protector work in reverse?
The expensive LED's might be damaged by whatever is wrong with this circuit. Replace the fridge first!
Mar
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comment What would cause lack of Oxygen in cellar
Your local Fire Department might be equipped, and willing, to test that basement for CO/Methane and perhaps Radon. Either way, you should be checking until you find why. As above, don't enter the basement without a helper above. Start DIY by tossing one of your battery powered CO detectors down.
Mar
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answered Need to hang mirror, AC detected from stud finder
Mar
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comment Is it safe to put insulation next to knob & tube wiring?
@Tester101 true: I do prefer soldered connections over wire nuts, and a system that's robust against wayward screws and nails.
Mar
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answered AFCI breaker tripped when there was no power to wire
Mar
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answered AFCI keeps tripping after power outage
Mar
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comment AFCI keeps tripping after power outage
There's no proof here that load is at zero, just an OP statement that everything was unplugged. Something could have been missed.
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revised Is it safe to put insulation next to knob & tube wiring?
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comment Is it safe to put insulation next to knob & tube wiring?
@JustinK I recommend running new circuits back to the breaker box: don't splice to old K&T, even in a box. Just chop bits of the K&T hydra off, making it smaller and smaller over time.
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comment Is it safe to put insulation next to knob & tube wiring?
Any K&T run inside those walls should be cut back to a K&T junction. A new circuit should come from the breaker box to serve those loads. K&T deterioration is no big deal, except at metal junction boxes.