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comment install a pole to hold telephone line 3ft in air of the house?
You also may be increasing your risk of a lightening strike.
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comment Can I use 1/2“ fire-rated drywall instead of 5/8” type-X in a commercial application?
This site suggests that there is 1/2" fire rated drywall, but every jurisdiction has its own rules.
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comment Lamp not working
Consider replacing with LED rather than CFL. More efficient, longer lasting, less dangerous materials upon disposal.
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comment How should I end this wiring?
@Tester101 I think we need a write up on the current code and the use of these splices, both the rules and best practices.
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comment How should I end this wiring?
+1 The code does allow this type of splice. But as Tester101 says, the circumstances are limited and it is generally considered a last resort solution. If you expand your answer to give the code cite and the circumstances of use, this would be a helpful answer.
May
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comment How to keep bird away from leaving their droppings on the deck
Bird diapers are great, but the difficulties in getting them to use them regularly is significant. A clean diaper/bird seed exchange program sometimes works, but it is an uphill battle.
May
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comment What kind of wood should I use for this job
With the right undercarriage, 1/4" of balsa wood would suffice. We need much more information.
Apr
26
comment Installing ceiling fan and light
We need more information. The extra wires may be switch wires or they may be hot leads going to another fixture or outlet. How was the old fixture wired? Do you have a multimeter or a non contact tester?
Apr
26
comment Should I use faced or unfaced insulation in a utility room area?
He may mean you have to put a fire resistant covering over the insulation, such as Type X drywall.
Apr
20
comment Installing a dual switch from a single switch which powers two wall sconces
Pictures, please. Assuming the power is off, try to pull the other wires outward, without disconnecting any of them, for a better view in the shot.
Apr
19
comment What size wire I need to run 220 breaker for a tanning bed
What is the amperage of the tanning bed?
Apr
19
comment How many screws do I need in my subfloor?
It depends on a lot of factors - what is going over the plywood? how is the subfloor structured? what will sit on the floor? how long do you want it to last?. There are also several other assembly questions that come into play (which you may have already dealt with), such as expansion spacing, sealing, type of screws, etc.
Apr
19
comment How many screws do I need in my subfloor?
I think the answer to every how many ... question is 42.
Apr
18
comment How to remove excess nail hole filler
Careful use of a single-edged razor blade should work.
Apr
16
comment Split ladder legs for child's playset
Mine lined up pretty well with only one misdrilled hole on the ladder.
Apr
15
comment Hang blinds inside window frame on drywall only?
When you say 3/4" behind the drywall ... there is concrete, does that mean there is a space between drywall and concrete or the drywall is about 3/4" thick?
Apr
15
comment Replacing Exhaust Fan in Bathroom and connecting to semi rigid aluminum duct
Since we are not talking about grease (stove vent) or lint (dryer vent), is flexible (but non-flamable) duct work acceptable under the building code?
Apr
15
comment Aluminum Siding Hole Repair
Is there some hidden area that is sided from which you can steal a patch? I should be the full height of the siding and slightly wider than the damaged area. You could then do a make-shift cover for the hidden area.
Apr
15
comment I have a pool pump on a 30 amp circuit. Can I add a 20 amp GFCI outlet to that same 30 amp breaker. Pump is on 12 gauge wire
It looks like you are already out of spec on the circuit wires to the pump. 30 amp circuits need 10 AWG wire
Apr
13
comment What kind of Sealer for particle board
Exactly. And I have missed a few splinters and paid for it with stains.