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Dec
16
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
16
answered Best way to splice together 20/22 gauge wiring?
Dec
14
comment Can I connect 12ga wire for a gas range to 10ga wire from the service panel?
Good point. I overstated and will remove the comment
Dec
14
comment How do I convert a ceiling fan with 2 separate wall switches to a separate fan & light switch?
@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
14
comment What could cause a digital circuit breaker finder to not find a breaker?
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
10
answered Will big box home supply stores cut Zinc-Plated Slotted Angle pieces to size for customers?
Nov
30
answered Wiring a rocker switch with pilot light so light is on when switch is off
Nov
29
comment Reusing Old Gold Course Screws on a New Project
Reusing nails that have been bent and restraightened is a recipe for disaster. The flexing (twice) significantly compromises their strength and they are likely to snap at the most inopportune time and place. Similarly screws whose slots have started to be chewed up may strip when you most need to remove them. If the fasteners are straight, undamaged and not corroded, feel free, especially if you are trying to maintain an aged look.
Nov
29
answered Best way to remove textured wall (joint compound)?
Nov
25
comment What are code regulations for stairs off exterior french doors
@DMoore Yes, but they would be our crocodiles!
Nov
25
comment What are code regulations for stairs off exterior french doors
@DMoore In that case, the question should also ask about building the crocodile infested moat.
Nov
25
comment What are code regulations for stairs off exterior french doors
Regardless of code, why would you want a door that opens to a drop-off?
Nov
25
comment How should I connect a grounding wire from a device to this box?
@Tester101 The red bushing seems to confirm the armored cable theory.
Nov
19
answered LED problem with recessed lighting
Nov
14
answered Is it possible to move a front door?
Nov
14
comment What's the easiest way to reframe a portion of a wall with minimal disturbance to the electrical lines?
@keshlam Take a look at this answer. Obviously, a local inspector may reject regardless of the code.
Nov
14
comment What's the easiest way to reframe a portion of a wall with minimal disturbance to the electrical lines?
@keshlam they seem to be code under 334-40(B)
Nov
12
answered How can I run cables along a concrete wall?