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Feb
19
comment Do modern energy saving light bulbs class as “fluorescent lighting”?
It's a problem with CFLs. Terrible unreliable things, once Made In China really kicked in to lower the (initial) cost.
Feb
19
answered How do you install a solar light tube through an outside wall into the basement?
Feb
19
comment How can I stop mortar plugs from popping out of slab holes?
The holes were full of powder from the drill.
Feb
13
answered Can I put the burner head in the oven during self cleaning?
Feb
11
comment What to do first in a house with poor thermal performance and high energy bills
Um. Start over? I don't say that often... but you should price that.
Feb
9
comment What is this pipe - should I be worried?
What do you mean "concrete between metal"? Where's themetal?
Feb
9
comment What is this pipe - should I be worried?
Well, it's not a chimney, as it's single layer.
Feb
9
comment What is this pipe - should I be worried?
I live in earthquake country, and would pull such a pipe in a second. No sense in letting it crash thorough the ceiling.
Feb
7
comment How Many Amps Is this breaker?
I think the safe answer is: no answer. This requires an on-site professional to give this level of advice.
Feb
7
comment How do I change out the light bulb in this fixture?
Maybe you push on the pins: are they springy?
Feb
7
comment Can I reduce capacity of a hot water heater?
@Henry Some solar tanks do exactly that (move the heating element up) to keep the stratification. Remember this is an "in theory" not a "do this now" answer, and should be treated as such.
Feb
7
revised Can I reduce capacity of a hot water heater?
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Feb
7
comment Can I reduce capacity of a hot water heater?
You don't "need" the full capacity of the tank, so heating the upper half is "enough". It's not the same as less frequent cycling, as each cycle will attempt to heat the entire tank compared to the top half of the tank. It is not a PRACTICAL answer because of the limitations noted, but it is meant in the spirit of learning, and stratification is a REAL effect.
Feb
7
comment how do I install a GFCI with two hot wires as well with 3 black and 3 white wires
Finding a hot white wire generally means 'call an electrician'.
Feb
7
answered Can I reduce capacity of a hot water heater?
Feb
7
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Feb
7
reviewed Leave Open Should We Put our Washer and Dryer Outside?
Feb
7
comment Should We Put our Washer and Dryer Outside?
There is a climate element to this question that's specific to the OP. It might have value if edited to reference the other question, then ask the climate specific question.
Feb
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Can I reduce capacity of a hot water heater?
Feb
7
revised Do power outlet splitters decrease power for each deviced connected to them?
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