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May
19
comment Why can't I get this plastic drywall anchor into the hole?
It's clear that there is something behind the drywall. That's why the anchor is deforming. The anchors were designed for drywall installed over an empty cavity. You probably drilled into a wooden or metal support beam. This could be a good thing because you can use a regular wood screw instead of the anchors.
May
17
answered How do timing networks work?
Apr
6
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Apr
3
answered Trying to find 5.5" surface mount doorbell button
Feb
28
comment Why does a wall plug show only 20V instead of 120V?
Does a lamp plugged into either of these outlets light up normally?
Feb
5
answered Difference between blue and grey blue coaxial ports
Jan
21
answered How can I figure out why my Sears Craftsman garage door opener will not work?
Jan
7
answered Can I add an outside switch to exterior floodlights?
Dec
28
answered How can I mount a clock on tiles?
Nov
22
answered Why does my whirlpool ice maker make ice, quit for several weeks, then start again?
Aug
27
comment thermostat batteries replaced, AC unit won't start
You can get a multimeter for little or nothing (depending on the coupon) at Harbor Freight. Every homeowner should have one.
Jun
19
comment How can I get the “new bed” smell out of my daughter's bedroom?
I don't know how to get rid of the smell but you should definitely talk to the store where you bought it or the manufacturer directly. It's possible that something went wrong during the manufacturing process. You certainly need to make them aware of the problem now before too much time has elapsed.
Jun
14
answered Are large temperature variation in a water heater normal?
Apr
28
answered What is this part of the heating system, and how can I stop it from leaking?
Feb
8
answered What is the correct way to read a gas meter?
Jan
15
comment Why are two breakers controlling the same circuit?
It seems clear that breakers 4 and 5 are both connected to the lights. Thus if either one is on, the status of the other one does not matter. This is not safe because assume breaker 5, for example, is off and someone turns breaker 4 off to turn off the lights. Then if someone tries to work on the lamp thinking it is safe since breaker 4 is off, and then someone turns on breaker 5, that someone could be injured. You definitely should look into this; call an electrician if necessary.
Sep
11
answered Do the breaker amp readings sum up to dictate my current panels total / possible amperage?
Jun
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Mar
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answered How do I install a washing maching in my condo?
Dec
28
answered How long should I wait before plugging in a new refrigerator?