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comment What are these male sockets called, and what are they used for?
Nice wobble head impact extensions! A mechanic's best friend during disassembly.
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Bottom set is commonly referred to as Allen or internal hex drive for socketed cap screws, grub/set screws.
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Oct
26
reviewed Approve suggested edit on My fridge runs way too much - is this because it doesn't seem to be level?
Oct
25
comment Can I run an extension cord through my crawl space?
Absolutely not. Does not pass fire inspection or code. If your insurance company figures out it caused a fire, you may lose rights to compensation for property damage.
Oct
25
comment Will using concrete anchors in wall studs cause problems?
They expand as the bolt enters the anchor, wood splits along the grain. Same goes for using an overly large lag bolt with an overly small pilot hole.
Oct
24
awarded  Revival
Oct
22
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How can I repair a hole in bathroom wall tile?
Oct
22
comment Are pull chains available for wall switches?
Ripped out a floor and the switch is now halfway up the wall?
Oct
21
comment Is AutoCAD knowledge all I needed to be a good designer of electrical drawing
Electrical Drowning? Dym Drafting?
Oct
20
comment How should I mount relays in junction boxes?
Oh, that's pretty simple then. Use Amp PIDG style 1/4" female spade crimp terminals (from spec sheet, double check the width, 5/16" is also common) and stranded wiring for the connectors. With the proper crimper, these terminals form a gas tight contact and being dual layer, form a mechanical connection that doesn't relax. No auto style stuff please.
Oct
19
comment Can I repaint and seal a window sill that has fungus growing out of it?
What you see is the fruiting body of fungal mycellium that has penetrated into the wood after it has undergone decomposition. Replacement is the only fix. Painting it is like painting blister rust on a car body, it doesn't stop the rot. As noted, trim removal and further inspection to access how far the rot has gotten into the infrastructure are necessary.
Oct
19
comment How should I mount relays in junction boxes?
If they're industry standard relays (tab) spade terminated for industrial use, they will have a mating socket they plug into available. The sockets are designed to fit into a sort of bracket that allows for solid mounting. The terminations on the socket will be screw lugs similar to what you find on circuit breakers.
Oct
18
awarded  Necromancer
Oct
18
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Does Pex tubing have any advantages over copper?
Oct
18
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Can I remove carpeting that covers a wooden floor?