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Jan
22
revised Can I put an outlet inside of a wall?
clarified US only
Jan
22
answered What can happen if someone doesn't get a building permit for a renovation?
Jan
22
comment Can I put an outlet inside of a wall?
@DrewJordan The only downside is vampire current draw (pretty small). And many of us leave our unused charges plugged in anyway, so the built in is no worse.
Jan
22
comment Is a GFCI receptacle device a circuit breaker?
Your comment about usual practice is right, but more and more people are using GFCI, AFCI, and combo breakers as the prices come down and they get more reliable. They used to be finicky, and they still cost a good bit more than standard breakers (but a standard breaker and several GFCIs adds up).
Jan
22
comment Does adding a ceiling improve temp?
Is there any source of heat within the garage itself?
Jan
22
comment Is a GFCI receptacle device a circuit breaker?
The above comment describes the situation in the US. I do not know what is available elsewhere.
Jan
22
comment Is a GFCI receptacle device a circuit breaker?
+1 Yes, there are circuit breakers that are also GFCI. And there are breakers that include AFCI. And there are now circuit breakers that combine both AFCI and GFCI with overload protection.
Jan
22
comment Can I put an outlet inside of a wall?
@njzk2 That is a US standard that is not mandatory, but is adopted (to varying degrees) by many states and local jurisdictions in the US. If you meet it, you are almost surely good throughout the US. It has no standing outside the US.
Jan
21
comment Can I put an outlet inside of a wall?
@DanNeely Y do you want to keep X-ing out our brilliant solutions? These are answers in search of a question? What part of this game don't you understand? (If you vote for me, I will trade you two secret hats for a blogpost).
Jan
21
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Jan
21
comment Can I put an outlet inside of a wall?
This is a good option. I didn't mention it because the OP seemed to want the outlet behind the drywall with no charger showing.
Jan
21
answered Can I put an outlet inside of a wall?
Jan
21
comment Can I put an outlet inside of a wall?
What do you mean by inside the wall? Recessed? Cover over with some sort of panel?
Jan
21
revised Removing switch from gang box. What is the appropriate way to cap the circuit?
clarified wire colors
Jan
21
answered Removing switch from gang box. What is the appropriate way to cap the circuit?
Jan
20
answered How do you varnish a laminate kitchen worktop?
Jan
18
comment Why is a steel security door safe if they can break the glass, slide their hand in, and unlock the door?
@Tester101 And I no longer use them myself. I figure if thieves want to get in, they will.
Jan
18
comment Why is a steel security door safe if they can break the glass, slide their hand in, and unlock the door?
@Tester101 There is a serious risk and some inspectors might object. But most such locks are installed long after an inspection is done. Having a key in the lock (good) or very handy (much riskier) when folks are home is essential.
Jan
18
comment Why is a steel security door safe if they can break the glass, slide their hand in, and unlock the door?
@Comintern A few years ago, I lived in good residential neighborhood and had sidelight panels next to my front door. At midday, a thief broke the side panel, reached in to open the lock and entered. He fled when my alarm went off. The police said this was very common and recommended a double cylinder lock.
Jan
18
answered What screw/fitting to use on this wall?