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May
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comment Are buried footings required for a shed or other structure to withstand 90mph winds?
Wind + no ties to solid foundation = moving box. Having seen 90MPH winds hit and knock over a tractor trailer rig (Montague Notch), you want to take into consideration the sail area when the wind hits the side of the structure flat on.
May
3
comment Fixing metal grille on a wooden radiator enclosure
This is one of those things that will probably be done several times during occupancy. Cheap autobody tools are available, a standard bumping hammer and shrinking dolly would be the best bet. Hammering against any soft surface will stretch the metal, hence the use of shot bags and wood blocks in the early years of coach building to make those swoopy fenders, the opposite of which you're trying to accomplish...
May
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revised Choosing a power supply, breaker amperage and wire size for a 220V welder
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May
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revised Choosing a power supply, breaker amperage and wire size for a 220V welder
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May
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answered Choosing a power supply, breaker amperage and wire size for a 220V welder
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Apr
30
revised Hang 3 flat-screen monitors from a tilted wooden beam
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Apr
30
answered Hang 3 flat-screen monitors from a tilted wooden beam
Apr
30
revised How can I extend a surge protector's cable?
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Apr
30
comment How can I extend a surge protector's cable?
@BigHomie - Done!
Apr
30
revised How can I extend a surge protector's cable?
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Apr
30
comment Can I run NM wire and put an electrical box in the same wall stud cavity as a metal HVAC supply duct
NO! Ground loops are how induction stoves work and high wattage soldering guns work. One soldering gun I took apart had a single copper strap as the secondary that was shorted through the tip. The tip being high resistance in comparison to the strap, of course, heats. Magnetic fields crossing a loop develop a current. There might not be much voltage in the loop, but there's corrosion and electrical erosion wherever there's bad contact. And in industry where you're working with 440VAC, the ground loop secondary voltage can be quite high.
Apr
30
revised How can I extend a surge protector's cable?
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Apr
30
answered How can I extend a surge protector's cable?
Apr
30
comment How can I reduce street noise behind my house?
We have a 4 lane parkway, the cure was a 20' concrete slab wall between slotted columns that the city installed. No penetrating openings!! Sound bends over the top, but it's higher than the noise sources so what comes over is tolerable. Slat fencing with slots works similar to light experiments, refraction produces a planar noise source behind the grid which defeats the purpose.
Apr
30
revised How can I reduce street noise behind my house?
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Apr
29
comment How can I control this electronic door release with an Arduino?
They have information over on the Arduino website for using a driver transistor to operate a relay (from 5v, low current to higher coil current/voltage) and properly diode bypass the relay coil to cancel out inductive kick.
Apr
29
revised How can I safely put a plug on an old furnace motor that has just two wires
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answered How can I safely put a plug on an old furnace motor that has just two wires
Apr
28
comment Are there ways to determine if a wall is load bearing?
Also in earthquake country another question needs to be asked. Is it a shear wall?