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revised How would I go about “smoking out” rodents from attic before I patch all known entryways?
Change I to How in question
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reviewed Approve Need advice to prevent runoff water from going into neighbor's yard
1d
reviewed Approve Craftsman garage door opener works intermittently
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comment Should be concerned with water in water table?
"Water Table" = average level at which water is found below the soil surface.
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reviewed Approve Can I splice grounding wires together to reach an old outlet that needs a ground?
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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.
Dec
7
comment Small leak in 1 inch buried PVC water line
Sodium Silicate (water glass) will seal radiators, but I doubt it works very well on soil buried pipes. Plus most things that would do the job won't be good for the plants and animals.
Dec
7
comment Small leak in 1 inch buried PVC water line
And if this is used for drinking water (humans, animals), the Poly Ethylene pipe needs to be NSF rated. PVC also will develop splits when water freezes inside it, make the ditch deep enough to be below the freeze depth so you don't overly test the flexibility of PE vs the rigidity of PVC.