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Mar
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comment Reverse wiring basement lights
Note that Code now requires a neutral at all switches, so a 2-rope to the switch from the last light doesn't comply. Run a 3-rope and leave the neutral capped for possible future smart switch use.
Mar
1
comment Why is my recessed light not working?
Does the line power come through the switch box, or does it go directly to the pot with the switch serving as a remote? Can you post pictures of the wiring at the switch and at the pot?
Mar
1
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Mar
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Feb
24
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Feb
20
comment What sand is best for thin-set mortar?
Why would you want to make your own?
Feb
19
comment What should I do about a stubborn screw on the middle of a dryer cord connection?
tight is tight. if all parts are tight, suggests good electrical contact.
Feb
19
answered Biscuit, dowel or simple braces for making unit top with inset lid and slim sides?
Feb
19
comment What should I do if a valve won't shut off the water?
You eventually need to fix that gate valve, but a cap seems like the best bet for the short term.
Feb
19
comment Repair cracks in concrete block wall that's no longer moving
@john Tape is pretty flexible. Glass less so.
Feb
19
comment Wiring issue for fan, switch and light
Still unclear. Can you post a picture?
Feb
18
comment Wiring issue for fan, switch and light
It is unclear as to what you are describing. There are two boxes at issue - the fixture and the switch. Please try to elaborate on what wires you have in what box, and what wires are connected to each other now.
Feb
18
comment My three way lamp is suddenly just one way. Is this an electrical problem or fire hazard?
@Johnny not sure if you saw Ecnerwal's suggestion. Ditto
Feb
18
comment What could be causing cracks in the drywall of a newly renovated home?
Are the cracks running along a seam in a flat surface or at corners?
Feb
18
comment Is it okay to not have a vapor barrier in lightweight tiny house type construction?
Big issue with racking, both front to back and side to side. Stick frame construction is not really well suited to handle this.
Feb
18
comment metal flexing sound from 2nd floor
If you don't use forced air, what duct do you think it is? Dryer? Exhaust fan?
Feb
18
comment How to stop a screaming pellet stove?
@MichaelKarasSounds like an answer.
Feb
18
comment How can I rewire half switched receptacles?
@ratchetfreak Good point. Haven't come across those.
Feb
18
comment How can I prevent cobwebs in my house?
High level of nuclear bombardment for a protracted period would probably do it, but those gamma rays are so hard to find ...
Feb
18
comment Which furnace thermostats support variable swing/deadband?
Where's the hysteresis when we need it?