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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
5
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Mar
7
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?
Nov
22
answered What kind of timer socket is this and how can I get it working?
Oct
29
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Jul
8
comment What could cause ceiling fan lights to flicker on with power and then go out immediately?
Did you try tightening the bulbs. Vibrations from the fan may have loosened them.
Jul
8
answered What is the best tool to grind down a smaller metal rod?
Jul
7
answered What is a good tutorial on the use of a multimeter?
Jun
12
answered Do external faucets have an indoor shutoff valve somewhere indoors?
Jun
5
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Jun
5
answered What is the typical water pressure for a sprinkler system in a home?