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comment Looking for a practical way to find the metal posts locations in finished walls
Pictures of the actual house? What country? Why the need for extra steel if this is a framebuilt house as the perimeter walls would have enough strength to support truss or joist and rafter roof?
Dec
18
revised How would I go about “smoking out” rodents from attic before I patch all known entryways?
Change I to How in question
Dec
17
reviewed Approve Need advice to prevent runoff water from going into neighbor's yard
Dec
17
reviewed Approve Craftsman garage door opener works intermittently
Dec
16
comment Should be concerned with water in water table?
"Water Table" = average level at which water is found below the soil surface.
Dec
16
reviewed Approve Can I splice grounding wires together to reach an old outlet that needs a ground?
Dec
16
reviewed Approve Electric water heater leaks around the top, how do I fix it?
Dec
14
comment Why would a 5-amp refrigerator need a 20 amp circuit?
With motors, startup load inrush current is always much more than run current. It has to do with motor back-emf, a non-turning motor has only the winding resistance and inductance limiting the current, as it spins up to running speed the stator induces a reverse voltage in the windings that lowers the current.
Dec
13
revised Newby Heat-Pump question - runs in the winter?
rework paragraphs
Dec
13
answered Newby Heat-Pump question - runs in the winter?
Dec
13
reviewed Approve Draft from under baseboard - pull back carpet or remove baseboard to caulk?
Dec
13
comment Copper Green Wood Preservative used Indoor? Health concerns? How to Mitigate?
Copper napthenate, think mothballs... The long term stink is from it slowly evaporating and leaving the copper behind.
Dec
9
reviewed Approve Why do small vents at top of garbage disposal blow out water when sink drains?
Dec
9
reviewed Approve When is it generally safe/acceptable to use a wire nut?
Dec
9
comment Why do electricians prefer not to use the push-in connections on receptacles?
Because it's common practice in the US to use multiple 15A sockets on a 20A breaker with 12GA wiring.
Dec
7
revised Why do electricians prefer not to use the push-in connections on receptacles?
proper word not temper but anneal
Dec
7
comment Small leak in 1 inch buried PVC water line
Not necessarily on black Polyethylene when you go to purchase it. Irrigation grade isn't NSF. You have to check. I ran into that last summer while doing a project.
Dec
7
reviewed Approve Logic Board for LG WM3677HW
Dec
7
revised Why do electricians prefer not to use the push-in connections on receptacles?
answer to logic question.