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Apr
3
comment How to change a switched outlet to a half-hot outlet?
We're on the same page. But you (as usual) have a great illustration). I will delete mine. (But I would encourage him to mark the white to the switch).
Apr
3
comment Safest Way to Contain Spliced Lamp Cord
These are 120V fixtures. Why not use multiple linkable junction boxes on each end of the longer runs and use standard NM-B cable between the boxes?
Apr
3
comment Safest Way to Contain Spliced Lamp Cord
The fixtures you list are 120V. Any interconnected wiring will also be 120V.
Apr
3
comment Z-Wave Dimmer Wiring in 3-Way Configuration
When describing cable, the ground is not counted - 12/2 consists of 2 current carrying 12 gauge wires, generally one black (hot), one white (neutral), and a ground wire, either bare, green or, if the cable is armored, a silver wire to aid in grounding the armor. Similarly, 12/3 is three current carrying wires, usually black, red, white (but other colors may be used for the hots), and a ground.
Apr
3
comment Safest Way to Contain Spliced Lamp Cord
are these low voltage or 120V?
Apr
1
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Apr
1
comment What can fiberglass insulation NOT touch?
And lighting that is not IC rated needs at least a 3" gap.
Apr
1
comment How do you get spray paint drips off wooden desk
Sand gently and respray.
Mar
31
comment What is this screw called?
@JPhi1618 I agree with our jargon. But most lay people are not familair with the nuances.
Mar
31
comment What is this screw called?
@JPhi1618 We call it a machine screw, but most common folk in the US call it a bolt (as in nuts and bolts)
Mar
24
comment Is there a peaceful way to handle this bird slowly destroying my car?
Is his pecking on the glass actually doing anything? If not, who cares?
Mar
24
comment Repair paperless drywall or tear out and install new?
Boy, skim coating is challenging, if not hard, and not an immediately acquired skill. If the OP is asking, he probably doesn't have the skill. Technically it is a choice, but practically, replace and do joints seems much more likely to provide a fast and satisfactory outcome.
Mar
17
revised Is gluing table top planks better than using pocket hole screws?
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Mar
17
answered Is gluing table top planks better than using pocket hole screws?
Mar
17
comment Removing Outdoor Lights
+1 But it needs to be an exterior rated coverplate.
Mar
16
comment What's this stud type called and how should I drill for hanging a heavy item?
His mount sounds like a heavy duty unit, if it is one that lowers, and moving mounts generate a lot more stress. I would not limit a mount to one stud. since the walls are open, I would build a cross brace to attach the mount to.
Mar
16
comment Need advice on how to make a projector screen fit into an area
If you used angle iron (a long aluminum strip with drilled holes), after installation you could use fabric to cover the metal and extend down the face of the 2x6. This could be left as is (if you like it) or could be painted.
Mar
16
answered Need advice on how to make a projector screen fit into an area
Mar
16
revised Need advice on how to make a projector screen fit into an area
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Mar
16
comment Need advice on how to make a projector screen fit into an area
Are the mounting holes for the screen through the back of the support, the top of the support or both? Are there mounting holes in the center area or only at the ends? How much does the screen weigh?