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Sep
28
comment Can I drill a hole for a faucet in a porcelain sink?
Every porcelain sink with knockouts has looked just like that... I've never had to drill out a hole and I've never had chipped finish.
Sep
27
answered Can I drill a hole for a faucet in a porcelain sink?
Sep
26
answered What is a good way to cleanly cut through steel?
Sep
21
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Sep
20
comment Is there any acceptable way to cover a junction box?
the line travels through a wall and into the attic. I could put a new box in the attic, remove enough drywall to fish it down and over, and connect it back to the panel that way... but this is a tremendous amount of work :(
Sep
20
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Sep
20
comment Is there any acceptable way to cover a junction box?
This line is home-run directly to the panel. There are no other devices in this entire circuit.
Sep
20
comment Is there any acceptable way to cover a junction box?
@JeremyW.Sherman the cabling is most definitely stapled. I just installed it last month.
Sep
20
comment Is there any acceptable way to cover a junction box?
@NiallC. I edited my question to hopefully clarify this. I want to extend the run by making a junction in the existing box.
Sep
20
revised Is there any acceptable way to cover a junction box?
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Sep
20
comment Is there any acceptable way to cover a junction box?
@NiallC. Yes, I will need to leave the box in place in order to extend it to the new location.
Sep
20
asked Is there any acceptable way to cover a junction box?
Sep
20
answered What mortar should be used for flagstone?
Sep
19
comment Should I take my deck apart to fix a 1/2" lean?
If I'm reading your description correctly, could you remedy this using long threaded rods and turnbuckles?
Sep
19
comment Why is my 3-prong dryer outlet showing 240V between hot and neutral/ground 'L' prong?
@B0nk3r I think you should select BMitch's updated and correct answer.
Sep
19
comment Why is my 3-prong dryer outlet showing 240V between hot and neutral/ground 'L' prong?
+1 based on the new readings, this answer is correct. I am quite surprised that this mis-wiring didn't have significant consequences.. and that the machine still worked! @BMitch, I would indicate in the answer what the readings are that you're referencing... this question is a bit hard to follow with the revisions.
Sep
18
comment Why is my 3-prong dryer outlet showing 240V between hot and neutral/ground 'L' prong?
@B0nk3r if your wife was getting shocked when using the machine, I would replace the machine immediately.
Sep
18
comment Why is my 3-prong dryer outlet showing 240V between hot and neutral/ground 'L' prong?
@shirlockhomes the fact that a potential exists across them means, by definition, current will flow. LT2
Sep
18
comment Why is my 3-prong dryer outlet showing 240V between hot and neutral/ground 'L' prong?
IF there were a short between the two hot leads, his breaker would trip or house would burn down.
Sep
18
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