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comment Does voltage play any role in choosing the appropriate wire gauge?
@Ecnerwal Not quite. What is the answer to the question about the specific 240v/15a/14awg 50 ft run?
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comment Putting together a tool set for children 8-11
@AlexandreVaillancourt While the saw is a good idea, there is a higher level of proof-of-skill-level necessary than with the other tools, especially if the lower age is 8.
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comment Does voltage play any role in choosing the appropriate wire gauge?
@Ecnerwal So answer the question ...
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comment How can I replace a light fixture with a two way switch?
@Tester101 One of the biggest issues on a relatively easy job is the failure to properly mark a white wire acting as a switched hot. Pre disassembly connections will usually reveal, but once they are all free ...
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comment Why would only the top outlets work in my two kitchen receptacles?
Have you flipped the tied breakers off and back on?
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comment How can I replace a light fixture with a two way switch?
@Tester101 That ship may have sailed. This is a great argument to snap a picture(s) of the existing wiring with a cell phone before a single disconnect is done.
Oct
14
comment Best way to affix plywood to wood unit?
+1 especially if you use a metal french cleat.
Oct
9
comment Fixing an offset pilot hole in steel?
This will work if his press table is now stable (not flexing). Otherwise he will have the same or worse problem.
Oct
9
comment How do I wire this Leviton switch?
In the diagram, the L outside the box is the fixture or outlets (Load) that are controlled by the switch. The L inside the box is the lamp that is on when the switch is on.
Oct
8
reviewed Reviewed How can we prepare a nicotine stained room for painting without dangerous chemicals?
Oct
8
revised How can we prepare a nicotine stained room for painting without dangerous chemicals?
added 22 characters in body; edited title
Oct
6
comment How can I remove residual adhesive that may contain asbestos from wood?
What makes you think it may contain asbestos?
Oct
6
comment How can I make an expansion joint in plaster?
@keshlam That's an answer.
Oct
6
comment How to patch long strip on drywall?
@Mazura That's an answer. Why not add it.
Oct
4
comment Light bulb spins in recessed but won't unscrew
+1 And I would open the breaker, not just turn off the switch. Sometimes fixtures are miswired and the neutral rather than the hot is switched.
Oct
4
comment How to open this smoke detector in order to change battery?
This sounds right. If all else fails, it appears to be a HEMS unit from Australia. You could contact the manufacturer here
Oct
2
comment Can I have a 20 amp breaker, 12 gauge wire, and a 15 amp switch?
+1 But 14 guage is not oversized. Even on a limited portion of the circuit, which is 20 amp, it is undersized. .
Oct
2
answered How can I repair a desk with crumbled chip board where the cam bolt holes should be?
Oct
2
revised Can I run electrical wiring through basement ceiling joists?
conformed heading to text; fixed typo
Oct
2
comment Concrete Footing or Concrete Blocks For Footings
If you search the forums for deck-bloc, some of them suggest you cannot use it for decks that are attached to buildings, only free standing decks.