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comment Clever ideas needed - our basement door is not tall enough
I think he is looking for more actual headroom, not just a way to use a standard size door.
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comment Where do I run neutral from/to when replacing a SPST switch with one that requires neutral?
It must be from the same circuit. All nuetrals in a single circuit are supposed to be connected, so any should do.
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answered Alternatives to adjusting strikeplate height?
Apr
14
reviewed Reject suggested edit on How do I quiet a noisy furnace condensate pump?
Apr
12
comment Looking for termites when thinking about buying a house
In most locations (at least in the US) offers are routinely followed by inspections (which include at least a cursory check for termites or other wood boring insects) prior to a contract. If evidence is found, a full termite inspection usually follows, again prior to a contract.
Apr
11
comment How do I patch a large hole in plaster and lath?
If you are trying to blend drywall with plaster, you will probably have to put a skimcoat of mud (joint cmpound) over the patch, and then sand to get a surface as smooth as old plaster.
Apr
10
answered Can armored bx cable come into contact with other metal objects?
Apr
9
comment Where do I run neutral from/to when replacing a SPST switch with one that requires neutral?
At the fixture box, the neutral in the new wire is attached directly to the other neutrals (at least the source and the fixture neutral; there may be others tied in there). On the switch end, it is attached to the neutral terminal. In general, all neutrals on a given circuit are tied together, and the hot lines are separate or switched as needed.
Apr
9
answered Where do I run neutral from/to when replacing a SPST switch with one that requires neutral?
Apr
8
answered How do I properly frame an opening to angle a through-wall air conditioner?
Apr
5
answered What happens if XPS is an inch away from basement walls?
Apr
5
comment circuit breaker issue
+1 Also if the breaker trips while the garage door opener is operating, it is likely a faulty motor or a binding track, causing the motor to draw too much current.
Apr
5
comment What do you call a widget that holds the side of a curtain against a wall?
@DA01 I thought that too initially, but since his purpose is to hold the edge of the curtain to the wall to keep light out, tiebacks won't work. He may also want tiebbacks for gathering the curtain in an open position.
Apr
4
comment What type of paint to recoat a ceramic tile hearth?
Any benefit to Porch and Deck enamel? Or epoxy? Heat issues with any of them?
Apr
4
answered What do you call a widget that holds the side of a curtain against a wall?
Apr
4
answered What type of pen do I need for my rabbit?
Apr
4
answered How to wire light with a switch in the middle of a circuit
Apr
4
asked What type of paint to recoat a ceramic tile hearth?
Apr
3
comment How can I safely cut the cable on a broken garage door?
+1 for being smart enough to recognize a difficult situation.
Apr
3
comment Previous owner filled in fireplace shelves with incorrect brick. Can I chisel them out?
An alternative is to tile or put a thin brick facade over the entire existing brick wall. It would add about 3/4 inch or less.