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Apr
12
comment Reverse sloped driveway questions
Getting the car out becomes much harder.
Apr
8
comment What is the silicone-like coating on CREE LED light bulbs?
+1 Obviously I posted not seeing that you had already (a minute before?) covered the answer. A year and a half later, the truth comes out!
Apr
1
comment Broken cabinet hinge?
Not likely. Looks like a pot metal casting, and a very thin body at that point. Seems to be held in place by pressure pins. Theoretically the pressure pins could be forced out and a new arm inserted, but much more trouble than the hinge is worth. @Paulster2 's comment seems the best approach.
Mar
25
comment Nicely mounting 2x4s to wall
@ChrisCudmore The so-called french cleat gone thin, metal and modern.
Mar
17
comment What's the strongest anchor for something heavy in double drywall?
Possible duplicate. See this answer. Especially consider the plastic legged "toggler" type.
Mar
11
comment Ceiling lights running dim
Can you tell if the lights dim when the fridge compressor cycles on?
Mar
11
comment Ceiling lights running dim
Is there something with a heavy motor on the same circuit, such as an air conditioner or a refrigerator?
Mar
9
comment Seal crack between brick wall and drywall
@Ecnerwal sounds like an answer.
Mar
8
comment What dehumidification options don't require a lot of electricity?
Thousands of pounds of silica gel?
Mar
8
comment How do I remove painted knockdown texture?
The molding is meant to make a frame on the ceiling to surround a new thin drywall application. It doesn't even have to go exactly to the edge, just serve as a transition from the thicker middle to the old level.
Mar
8
comment How do I remove painted knockdown texture?
Think about a small tapered edge molding for the ceiling with the thin edge toward the walls, and then 1/4" drywall overall.
Mar
8
comment Replacing bathroom switch from single to double switch
Can we get pictures of the wires in the ceiling box and the switch box?
Mar
8
comment Replacing bathroom switch from single to double switch
Probably right (75%), but the question is vague and we really have no idea how the wiring is connected at the fan/light end. Worth a request for clarification and maybe a picture of the ceiling box?
Mar
6
comment Do all conductors on a 20-amp circuit need to be 12 AWG?
Further on @Tester101 's explanation re luminaires: the amperage they can draw is limited by the nature of the fixture and the bulb max limitation. You would need about 1500 watts before you approached the limitations of a 15 amp circuit. If there are that many bulb sockets, the lamp wiring would likely be heavier by design (and would need to be for UL approval).
Mar
4
comment wiring for an oldish house
As @NiallC. suggests, there is no rule or even convention that distinguishes between red/black hot lines. While many may favor black as live, since it is the default in x/2 wiring, it is far from a standard.
Mar
3
comment Two lights & two switches, one light doesn't work?
can you provide pictures of the wiring of the lights and the switches?
Mar
3
comment Reinstalling a belt on an electric snow thrower
Is the auger free moving without the belt on?
Mar
3
comment Do sink drain basket strainers have to match the sink brand?
@Jack Sounds like an answer to me.
Mar
2
comment What is the metal I have in my wall?
What is the grey and black disc on the wall?
Mar
2
comment Reverse wiring basement lights
Note that Code now requires a neutral at all switches, so a 2-rope to the switch from the last light doesn't comply. Run a 3-rope and leave the neutral capped for possible future smart switch use.