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Jan
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comment What type of anchor is this and what is the max capacity ?
What you list as the second alternative are NOT drywall screws but rather anchors for drywall. Drywall screws are only suitable for holding drywall to framing.
Dec
29
comment What benefit do plasterboard/drywall screws have?
@WayfaringStranger I'm not a fan of the mushrooming type, but I have come to love the strap toggle versions.
Dec
28
comment Need advice on installing motion sensing light switches
+1 But note that in the illustration, there is no white wire to the switch on the right. In former practice, a 14/3 cable was often used and the white wire was converted to the common black and should be marked with tape or a marker. Current practice would use 14/4 to wire the right switch with the white reserved as neutral.
Dec
28
comment Why do I get an open ground warning after a GFCI Test?
There are specialized outlet testers for GFCI circuits. (If you scroll down on your link you will see one; it has a center red button.) You might try one of these before you assume there is a problem.
Dec
26
answered How can I properly secure these tarps?
Dec
25
comment How can I properly secure these tarps?
And what is the size of the openings?
Dec
25
comment How can I properly secure these tarps?
Do you need to be able to enter and exit regularly through these openings or will they be sealed until the permanent doors are installed?
Dec
21
comment Make a wide power connector fit in a narrow slot
I think giving such advice is a bad idea. Your cautioning and marking is admirable, but I don't think it is enough to justify explaining how to do it.
Dec
21
comment Sealing inside fireplace
@AloysiusDefenestrate This is an answer and an important message. I suggest moving it below.
Dec
19
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Dec
17
revised Wiring in a bath heater,vent, fan combo with power source coming from ceiling
added info on use of a single switch
Dec
17
answered Wiring in a bath heater,vent, fan combo with power source coming from ceiling
Dec
16
comment Should I install the vanity, or the split faced stone first?
If that is the case, I would second @DA01 s comment that the backsplash is not very practical for that kind of use.
Dec
16
comment Should I install the vanity, or the split faced stone first?
Why do you think the vanity needs to be sealed to the wall?
Dec
14
comment Wall surface is too smooth after spackle
often the texture on the wallboard is remnant of the paint roller. Try this before more aggressive stippling.
Dec
12
comment New ceiling light not working
I have run everything right and then found a dead short in the end of the line, only to realize that one of my wire staples has pinched and shorted the cable. Tough to analyze if the run is completely covered.
Dec
12
comment recessed lights not working after outage, and problems removing housing clips
Power you can check by just removing the bulb and putting a multimeter on the center and side connectors in the socket.
Dec
11
answered Water pump pliers or pipe wrench with PVC pipe?
Dec
11
comment wiring problem ceiling light
What country are you in?
Dec
11
comment Changing a pull switch to a hard wired wall switch Ceiling fans
What brand and model fan? Is there an optional remote control unit available for these fans?