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Jun
27
revised What's involved in an electrical inspection to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy?
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Jun
27
revised What's involved in an electrical inspection to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy?
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Jun
27
answered What's involved in an electrical inspection to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy?
Jun
26
comment knob of propane tank was stuck
Unlike older style valves that loosened clockwise, these newer connections loosen counterclockwise when standing behind the regulator and facing the tank. Are you turning in that direction?
Jun
26
comment Is it a bad idea to use pine for painted exterior siding if prepared properly?
I understand your reluctance about pine. I agree that cedar is better in many ways, but price is a consideration. Vinyl has its points and I use it for some trim that is especially water sensitive. But vinyl always seems to look artificial. Especially with an old house, wood still has its appeal.
Jun
26
comment What do I do with the neutral and ground when wiring a transfer switch?
I am a pretty adventurous amateur electrician, but working on a main box (other than adding breakers) is a pretty serious project. Adding a safe transfer switch even more so. It might be time to call in a pro.
Jun
26
comment What should I do about soaked particle board under my kitchen sink?
+1 Any attempt to just dry the old particle board creates a substantial risk of a mold problem.
Jun
25
reviewed Reviewed Is it possible to reduce the diameter of a drill bit?
Jun
25
comment Is it possible to reduce the diameter of a drill bit?
I'm not sure how this answer adds any additional information?
Jun
25
reviewed Reviewed How can I get the drain apparatus out of a pedestal wash basin?
Jun
25
answered Our backsplash tile has raised oval design a how do we work around electrical outlets?
Jun
25
revised What type of wood is recommended for an outdoor jungle gym?
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Jun
25
answered Basement Subfloor for Moisture Problems
Jun
25
answered What type of wood is recommended for an outdoor jungle gym?
Jun
25
answered Can I use a junction box to splice together wires that are on a different circuit?
Jun
25
comment Is glue needed to hang a cabinet with a french cleat?
+1 Screws are routinely run into framing near the bottom of the cabinet to reduce the likelihood of vibrational movement on the cleat (although the weight of the cabinet and contents is generally enough).
Jun
24
comment How do I install a fan when the electrical box has 2 white and 2 black and 2 ground wires?
Happy to withdraw if this is wrong, but clarification on the problem would be appreciated.
Jun
19
comment How do I convert a 3-way circuit with two lights into two 3-way circuits that control each light separately?
@gregmac I understand that the outcome diagrams are several and complex. Maybe just a more significant highlighting that the diagrams are before not after.
Jun
19
comment Does this count as a material alteration or repair for code purposes
I've been involved with renovation projects on three homes with two different building authorities. In each case, the building inspector was more help than hindrance. They generally make allowances to accommodate existing structures that are practical (and safe), justifying it as subject to prior code. Ask.
Jun
19
comment How do I convert a 3-way circuit with two lights into two 3-way circuits that control each light separately?
Andrew seems to want two switches on each end. Both would be three way and would treat each light as a separate circuit. Your illustrations show only one circuit with both lights going on and off at the same time, not independently