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Aug
29
suggested suggested edit on Can I run electrical cable and sound cable in the same conduit?
Aug
29
answered Can I run electrical cable and sound cable in the same conduit?
Aug
28
comment Attaching a drain cock for my air compressor to a workbench?
Some compressors (such as my DeWalt by Emglo) have this already built-in.
Aug
28
accepted Under what circumstances can aluminum be in contact with steel?
Aug
28
comment Attaching a drain cock for my air compressor to a workbench?
In my compressor the release is on the bottom of the tank so that condensation can drip out as well. In fact, the manufacturer recommendation to drain it specifically mentions letting the moisture drip out. With an extension to a workbench height I don't know that you'll get anything dripping out.
Aug
27
comment Is this a “shared neutral” situation?
@bib no, alternate busses in the panel are on different legs. This is how single breakers (on one side of the panel) send 220v. Therefore in this case the two hot conductors in the same run should be connected to two adjacent bus prongs.
Aug
24
comment Should the support structure for a kitchen island be built on top of tiles?
Either the contractor will be adding arm brackets to the sides of the cabinets, or some sort or arch system to support the weight. In either case it should be attached to the floor.
Aug
24
answered Should the support structure for a kitchen island be built on top of tiles?
Aug
23
comment How to reduce brightness of recessed LED?
@UncleMeat if it's in a shower then I presume it has a glass cover gasket over it. You could simply frost the glass on the cover to reduce transmission.
Aug
23
comment How to reduce brightness of recessed LED?
Ignoring the fact that putting an inline resistor into a cramped box is a terrible idea it simply won't work with LED lighting as LED dimmers are not resistive.
Aug
23
comment How to reduce brightness of recessed LED?
good post except a nitpick, modern dimmers like those for LED lights are not resistive (like old dimmers) and thus do not typically require large heatsinks.
Aug
23
comment Can I attach Trex handrail to wooden balusters?
Not to mention that stainless-steel screws are softer and eaiser to strip than their coated counterparts.
Aug
22
comment How do I remove a submersible pump from a 11000 LTR (LARGE) concrete underground rainwater tank to replace it?
@MarkFonseca I don't know about your area but since this is rainwater perhaps you can dump into the stormdrain.
Aug
22
comment How do I patch this hole in my vinyl window frame?
I don't think you're going to find anything that won't look like a patch. You could back the hole and fill it with a putty, but it will always look like a hole... Or you could paint it and it will always look like a silly painted vinyl window. I know this isn't what you were after, but I'd find a way to live with the hole.
Aug
22
accepted How can I install a pre-hung door when soundboard has been installed?
Aug
21
comment How can I install a pre-hung door when soundboard has been installed?
Do you think I could butt a board to the jamb appropriately if I fastened it with biscuits?
Aug
21
revised Under what circumstances is 5/8" drywall required?
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Aug
21
comment Under what circumstances is 5/8" drywall required?
@BMitch yes, I see that it specifically mentions "5/8 Type-X"... I'm asking if there are specific requirements for thickness which are not related to fire rating or rigidity requirements
Aug
21
asked Under what circumstances is 5/8" drywall required?
Aug
21
asked How can I install a pre-hung door when soundboard has been installed?