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comment Why is this transformer in my garage?
+1 This nonsense with looking at the pictures and reading the obvious has got to stop!
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answered Spilt bleach on stained hardwood floor
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comment How to make a switched outlet, half switched, half hot
+1 But unless you are powering the two outlets from separate circuits, there is no need to break the tab off the neutral side
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comment Why is this transformer in my garage?
Furnace is also usually 24V but those transformers tend to be at the furnace itself with a 120V line in proximity.
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comment Replacing drop-in stove with free-standing stove. How do I modify the kitchen cabinets?
Pictures would help with an answer.
Dec
17
comment Replace a dimmer switch with a regular light switch
You are describing what is often called a 3-way switch, not a 3 pole switch (3 poles would have three separate circuits and at least 6 wires).
Dec
17
comment What should be the thickness of a glass table top
Note that glass cannot be cut after it is tempered, so you need to buy the exact size you intend to use.
Dec
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revised What should be the thickness of a glass table top
fixed spelling, punctuation, grammar
Dec
17
comment What should be the thickness of a glass table top
30x60 with no indicated center support (edge support only)? This seems to be risky, even for tempered. Is there an industry guide as to unsupported expanses considered safe?
Dec
16
comment Best way to splice together 20/22 gauge wiring?
You also can simply twist and solder them and then wrap with electrical tape. That assumes you have a light duty soldering iron and electrical solder (another field trip?). You also can use tiny wire nuts (they make them for 22-24 gauge at least).
Dec
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comment Best way to splice together 20/22 gauge wiring?
I find that the pricier strippers, such as a Klein is worth it. However elves use the Acme-Kris-Kringle Universal Thingamajig
Dec
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comment Best way to splice together 20/22 gauge wiring?
Wirestripper. I often set mine to a gauge slightly larger than the actual, especially on finer wire.
Dec
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answered Best way to splice together 20/22 gauge wiring?
Dec
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comment Can I connect 12ga to 10ga for gas range?
Good point. I overstated and will remove the comment
Dec
14
comment Converting 2 separate ceiling fan switches to 1 and then into a wall outlet
@JimmyFix-it In many circuits, the fixture is at the end of the line, and the switch is in the middle of the circuit. In those cases both hot and neutral are being fed through the box containing the switch.
Dec
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comment trying to figure out corresponding breakers to outlets
Have you checked for auxiliary panels? Is there a master breaker and does that cut off power to the outlet? Have you tried plugging in a radio, playing it loud and switching each breaker off one by one?
Dec
10
asked How does an illuminated switch light up without a neutral
Dec
10
comment Will big box home supply stores cut Zinc-Plated Slotted Angle pieces to size for customers?
@alt Probably too hard/thick for snips unless you were using a power driven pair (not generally DIY equipment). The Jaws of Life would do it though.
Dec
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answered Will big box home supply stores cut Zinc-Plated Slotted Angle pieces to size for customers?
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answered Wiring a rocker switch with pilot light so light is on when switch is off