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Oct
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awarded  Necromancer
Oct
1
comment Should I remove old linoleum when replacing a linoleum floor?
Do you have linoleum (sawdust + linseed oil + rosin) or the vinyl flooring that has mostly replaced it? They're different materials.
Oct
1
comment 3-way switch for light with fan controlled by switch built into fan. Odd wiring layout. Wiring assistance required
You can draw up a quick-and-dirty diagram using CoSketch and drop the link to the finished image into your post. Without a diagram, it's hard to tell what's going on here.
Sep
30
revised Connecting a digital timer with 4 wires in a box with only three wire, white, black, and ground
edited tags
Sep
28
comment How do I properly wire GFCI outlets in parallel?
@Tester101 Good point about the stores just following nationwide trends. In the mean time, it's frustrating if you are aware of the move to TR receps.
Sep
28
comment How do I properly wire GFCI outlets in parallel?
There are some places where you're required to wire things up so that removing the device doesn't break the circuit. I don't recall specifically, because I always pigtail devices in anyway, so I'm always in compliance with that requirement.
Sep
28
comment How do I properly wire GFCI outlets in parallel?
@JoePhilllips If parts of your bedroom are within 6 ft of the outside edge of the bathroom sink, then those parts do need to be GFCI-protected. The 6 ft rule doesn't take partitions into account; it's just a flat 6-ft extent in all directions.
Sep
28
comment How do I properly wire GFCI outlets in parallel?
@BradGilbert "Captive nut style"? Maybe I haven't seen this or didn't note it as such. Any pics?
Sep
28
comment How do I properly wire GFCI outlets in parallel?
@Tester101 This might be worthy of a separate question, but I'm in Georgia which is listed as adopting the 2011 NEC, and it's still kind of a pain to track down the TR receptacles in stores, and you trip over about 20 varieties of non-TR receps along the way. What gives?
Sep
27
comment Can I use domestic hot water from a gas combination boiler temporarily, while the pressure in the central heating circuit is low?
Could you edit this answer in as an ETA section in your original post? It's awesome to see how it all worked out, but consensus is to keep info about the problem in the question and only have answers in the answer section.
Sep
27
answered What's the least intrusive way to find out what's in a wall?
Sep
25
comment Can a receptacle be added to a lamppost?
Though I believe if you put the jbox wholly in the pole, it would not need to be WP, because it's now in a dry location. You'd just need gasketing for the cover. (Good luck finding a gasketed cover that matches the tight curve of a pole.)
Sep
25
comment Can a receptacle be added to a lamppost?
+1. I was going to suggest just hacksawing off the ladder rest bars as well. That seems a ton easier than retrofitting a receptacle into the pole.
Sep
24
comment Bending wire versus cable
Makes sense. I wonder if there's a paper trail as to when the bend radius table appeared in the NEC?
Sep
24
accepted Bending wire versus cable
Sep
24
revised How do you choose when to use oil vs latex paint?
Break into paragraphs, some punctuation changed, dropped company promo at the end.
Sep
24
suggested suggested edit on How do you choose when to use oil vs latex paint?
Sep
24
comment How can I permanently seal or cover a crack where a steam pipe enters the ceiling?
@macutan Yup. Per Greebo's original answer, "cut the plaster back about 1/4" from the walls of the pipe all the way around".
Sep
24
comment Which type of PVC for exposed outdoor use?
Great additional explanation on why painting PVC is so important. I didn't realize I should be so distrustful of UV-resistant PVC, or that painting was such a simple fix.
Sep
23
comment How do I prevent masking tape on paintwork from pulling off paint?
Snarky answer: Don't tape, just cut in.