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Aug
7
comment Replacing a PIR light switch with a timer switch
From the Lutron site, it looks like the switch does not require a neutral. If that is the case, you would just use the black and red. Note that the switch you link to is a dimmer switch, not a timer.
Aug
6
reviewed No Action Needed How many amps does it take to power 2 AC's, a freezer, a refrigerator, 2 TV's, and a computer?
Aug
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How can I go back to a gas water heater?
Aug
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on How often should I run a bleach and water solution through condensate lines?
Aug
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awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
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answered Replacing a PIR light switch with a timer switch
Aug
4
comment Should data ground wires be attached to plumbing?
Why not ground alongside of the location the electrical panel is grounded to?
Aug
4
comment Custom skylights with irregular shapes?
+1 A custom unit with a lower edge in the valley between the roof angles would also be in a heavy flow of draining water, increasing the chance of leaks.
Aug
4
comment Outside flood light problem
Is there current at the switch?
Aug
3
answered Improving piece of furniture
Aug
3
comment How much clearance should I allow for a coat of poly?
One side? Two sides? Two coats each? Four each? There is likely to be a fair amount of variability depending on the project.
Aug
2
comment How can I get a brick out of my drain pipe?
What do you mean outside drain? Can you post a picture?
Aug
2
comment How can I shade my garage door opener keypad?
Can you post a picture?
Aug
2
revised Air in Weed Eater Gas Line?
typos, sentence order, clarification
Aug
1
comment There are bare copper wires in the light box?
NM wires and the plastic box were installed long after the house was built. I now have them in my 150 year old house. Good luck with it.
Aug
1
comment Staining already stained wood
If the alcohol softened the finish, this would make it worse. You would have gummy material immediately clogging the sandpaper. Listen to @HenryJackson.
Aug
1
comment Is it possible that my GFCI receptacle is bad?
You are not supposed to have multiple GFCIs in series. If the outside one is a GFCI typw, it should not be connectd to the bathroom GFCI.
Aug
1
comment Staining already stained wood
If you want a fast cut, you can use 80, but you will definitely need to smooth it down after that.
Aug
1
comment Staining already stained wood
120 to 150 to remove. If this leaves a less than snmooth surface, go over again with 180 to 220.
Aug
1
comment Staining already stained wood
There are various chemicals to remove finish. It depends on what type of finish, and how many coats. Alcohol, lacquer thinner, acetone are all possibilities, as well as commercial thinners. They all tend to be pretty harsh, and some of them leave a residue that make it hard for stain to soak in. On clear finishes, it's usually better to sand.