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comment Can re-closing a circuit-breaker be dangerous?
This is the only answer I've seen that addresses the only immediate danger that occurs as a direct result of closing the breaker. I think the risk of a dangerous arc is far lower in residential settings, but I still follow a safety procedure I picked up from some electrical reading when flipping breakers back on: stand to the side of the panel (clear of any arc shooting out of the panel), look away from the panel (the brightness of an electrical arc can blind you, and an arc could cause the box to explode), and then flip the breaker back on.
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comment Why are “Wire Nuts” not used in the UK?
@geerlingguy You actually need two pairs if you want to pretwist heavier wires, one to clamp them at the base of the splice and the other to spin the ends around. I've found when splicing 3 or 4 (or more) wires, it's easiest to pretwist or use push-in connectors, because getting the wire nut to actually grab and twist all the wires into a solid splice without pretwisting them is very frustrating.
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comment How to install 230V Light with Light-activated-resistor?
@Kaz Good comment, but please leave it on the post rather than my answer. I'm not sure the asker will get pinged with it down here, and it makes more sense up there, anyway.