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comment run data cable for outlet inside box?
Separation, always between low voltage and power. With low voltage, you only need mud rings.
Aug
30
comment What is the purpose of a bathroom exhaust fan?
Though a contractor somewhere needs a bit of karmic revenge as it's a crime against physics and materials to vent moist air into an attic space.
Aug
30
revised What is the purpose of a bathroom exhaust fan?
add mold finding
Aug
30
answered What is the purpose of a bathroom exhaust fan?
Aug
30
comment Well pump pressure loss
And as to the bladder pressure, typically it is set to 1 to 2psi less than the cut-in pressure of the switch. So a 20-40 switch would use 18psi bladder pressure and a 30-50 switch would use 28psi bladder pressure. This gives you maximum useful volume for the water level change within the tank during the pump cycle.
Aug
30
comment Well pump pressure loss
I actually have a standard (non-bladder) pressure tank and use one of those small tire inflation compressors (1 gallon tank) to assist in recharging the air volume. As long as you're careful not to over-charge the bladder, you will be fine.
Aug
30
answered Well pump pressure loss
Aug
28
comment Why is my shallow well jet pump cycling on and off rapidly?
Yeah, the foot valve is a check valve so your pump inlet line doesn't empty back into the well when the pump turns off, especially if you don't have a check valve on the outlet side between the pump and the tank. Then all your hard work empties through the pump, back into the well.
Aug
26
comment Why is my shallow well jet pump cycling on and off rapidly?
You might have a waterlogged pressure tank then. Is this a bladder style tank or a free air tank? The bladder type is pre-charged, there should be an escutcheon ring around the bicycle valve on the tank that tells you the pressure it is filled to with the tank empty. It must hold this pressure with an empty tank, else the bladder has a leak. If water ever comes out of this valve, the bladder is ruptured. Free air style tanks need to be recharged every 3-6 months as the air diffuses into the water and leaves the tank.
Aug
26
answered Why is my shallow well jet pump cycling on and off rapidly?
Aug
25
comment Weird set screw on single handle bathroom faucet
Ooh, secure it so the handle can't be removed. Probably a unit intended for commercial installation in public bathrooms. Hence the post and requirement for a special tool.
Aug
25
comment Weird set screw on single handle bathroom faucet
Exactly the tack I chose when disassembling my McColloch electric saw to Locktite and tighten up the motor stator bolts so the armature would quit dragging. They had two of those Security Torx screws in the set to prevent disassembly and repair. Pthht! Remove the pin and let me in.
Aug
23
comment Why do my clothes smell when I dry them outside on line but they are fine when tumble dried?
Everything's moldy in Florida. I can smell the must on our employees clothing when they return home from doing 2 week stints at our other store location. In this case, damp hay smell, the kind that warns you you're going to kill your horses and cattle if you feed it to them.
Aug
23
comment Toilet bowl level drops after flushing
Also, improperly installed back-to-back toilet stalls can suffer from siphoning, doesn't matter how large the stack is, the volume and speed of the water flush pulls more air than can be supplied, siphoning the opposite toilet.
Aug
23
comment What factors influence the security of a front door lock?
Defense in depth. An alarm system renders breaching windows, locks and doors a moot issue often. A motion detection light alerts others in the neighborhood that there's activity, etc. Multiple, persistent threats make a property a less desirable target.
Aug
23
comment How to attach a bolt down post support to a fast set concrete post built with
Be aware that these post supports don't do well against resisting the leverage of a gate trying to topple the gate post and will be prone to gate sagging unless you have a way of tying each gate post to its adjacent fence post with tension elements or use a gateway span beam tied to the tops of the gate posts to keep them plumb.
Aug
23
comment Electrician Terminology “FAU”
If the breaker handles are tied together so they both operate simultaneously, then yes, it would be a 220/240V circuit.
Aug
21
comment Why are carpenters' pencils flat?
So they don't roll, ever done any jobs where you lay a standard scribbler down and and have it head for the nearest inaccessible crack?
Aug
19
comment During a lightning storm, what causes the lights to temporary cut off and on?
Heh, exploding squirrels. One went off with a bang several years ago and took out a transformer in our substation. Never underestimate the power of guerrilla squirrels.
Aug
18
comment Metalwork - Is it possible to achieve a smooth surface (planishing) with just hammers and slappers?
There's people who can do amazing work with a wood mallet and a cottonwood stump. They've had lots of practice. Your equivalent will be a smooth slapper and a lead-shot filled leather bag. Get some sheet aluminum and practice before you do the real thing. The secret is to never hit it with an edge that leaves a kink.