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comment Replacing drop-in stove with free-standing stove. How do I modify the kitchen cabinets?
Pictures would help with an answer.
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comment Replace a dimmer switch with a regular light switch
You are describing what is often called a 3-way switch, not a 3 pole switch (3 poles would have three separate circuits and at least 6 wires).
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comment What should be the thickness of a glass table top
Note that glass cannot be cut after it is tempered, so you need to buy the exact size you intend to use.
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comment What should be the thickness of a glass table top
30x60 with no indicated center support (edge support only)? This seems to be risky, even for tempered. Is there an industry guide as to unsupported expanses considered safe?
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comment Best way to splice together 20/22 gauge wiring?
You also can simply twist and solder them and then wrap with electrical tape. That assumes you have a light duty soldering iron and electrical solder (another field trip?). You also can use tiny wire nuts (they make them for 22-24 gauge at least).
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comment Best way to splice together 20/22 gauge wiring?
I find that the pricier strippers, such as a Klein is worth it. However elves use the Acme-Kris-Kringle Universal Thingamajig
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comment Best way to splice together 20/22 gauge wiring?
Wirestripper. I often set mine to a gauge slightly larger than the actual, especially on finer wire.
Dec
14
comment Can I connect 12ga to 10ga for gas range?
Good point. I overstated and will remove the comment
Dec
14
comment Converting 2 separate ceiling fan switches to 1 and then into a wall outlet
@JimmyFix-it In many circuits, the fixture is at the end of the line, and the switch is in the middle of the circuit. In those cases both hot and neutral are being fed through the box containing the switch.
Dec
14
comment trying to figure out corresponding breakers to outlets
Have you checked for auxiliary panels? Is there a master breaker and does that cut off power to the outlet? Have you tried plugging in a radio, playing it loud and switching each breaker off one by one?
Dec
10
comment Will big box home supply stores cut Zinc-Plated Slotted Angle pieces to size for customers?
@alt Probably too hard/thick for snips unless you were using a power driven pair (not generally DIY equipment). The Jaws of Life would do it though.
Nov
29
comment Reusing Old Gold Course Screws on a New Project
Reusing nails that have been bent and restraightened is a recipe for disaster. The flexing (twice) significantly compromises their strength and they are likely to snap at the most inopportune time and place. Similarly screws whose slots have started to be chewed up may strip when you most need to remove them. If the fasteners are straight, undamaged and not corroded, feel free, especially if you are trying to maintain an aged look.
Nov
25
comment What are code regulations for stairs off exterior french doors
@DMoore Yes, but they would be our crocodiles!
Nov
25
comment What are code regulations for stairs off exterior french doors
@DMoore In that case, the question should also ask about building the crocodile infested moat.
Nov
25
comment What are code regulations for stairs off exterior french doors
Regardless of code, why would you want a door that opens to a drop-off?
Nov
25
comment How should I connect a grounding wire from a device to this box?
@Tester101 The red bushing seems to confirm the armored cable theory.
Nov
14
comment What's the easiest way to reframe a portion of a wall with minimal disturbance to the electrical lines?
@keshlam Take a look at this answer. Obviously, a local inspector may reject regardless of the code.
Nov
14
comment What's the easiest way to reframe a portion of a wall with minimal disturbance to the electrical lines?
@keshlam they seem to be code under 334-40(B)
Nov
8
comment Convert pair of 3-way switches to a one single-pole with neutral
@keshlam that sounds like an answer.
Nov
1
comment How do sound-dampening drywall clips affect the ability to hang objects on the wall?
@diceless I wouldn't either. It is possible to get sufficient support with multiple anchors, especially if the mount allows placement widely apart, but its a risky approach. That's why I suggested the stand.