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Jan
27
comment Under Cabinet LIghts - Anything Exist That's Not Harsh White?
For one of their UL listed strips Cool White (4500K), Warm White (3000K) and Ultra Warm White (2500K).
Jan
27
comment Under Cabinet LIghts - Anything Exist That's Not Harsh White?
For reasonable natural white lighting, their Warm White or Ultra Warm White, though the latter might be a little too much towards the red end... Quality manufacturers like Cree will give you the Kelvin rating on the whites. UL Listed for safety.
Jan
27
answered Under Cabinet LIghts - Anything Exist That's Not Harsh White?
Jan
26
comment Drill tool unable to work when face up
@Freiheit, worn brushes with worn thrust washer. Yep, that would do it.
Jan
26
comment Drill tool unable to work when face up
Wow, that must have been a much used tool, kind of like my DeWalt cordless that I'm having to retire here. Brushes weren't meant to use gravity pressure or armature float for contact.
Jan
25
answered Drill tool unable to work when face up
Jan
24
comment Why have I lost water in part of my house?
They don't burst when they start to thaw, they leak from the splits, ruptures and fractures caused by solid ice expansion when they froze solid. Der damage ist already long done before der water sprayen und drippen.
Jan
18
comment Even when I turn off the manual valve to back yard sprinkler system few sprikler heads are showing small valter flow?
Picture of this valve?
Jan
18
answered Even when I turn off the manual valve to back yard sprinkler system few sprikler heads are showing small valter flow?
Jan
18
comment How do I terminate coaxial cable in a crimp on F type connector?
Twist-on-Pull-off... Watch out for over-compression on the tool. The end-piece on the connector presses together till the metal pieces meet or there's a slightly compressed plastic band showing where they meet depending on construction. The tool has an adjustment. If you're getting bent metal, it needs to be backed off. Nice tutorial, many years ago, I invested in the tools and did my own wiring for the cable install. House wiring has never been an issue when I have signal problems.
Jan
15
comment Frame Overhanging Slab by 3inches and not attached to support bolts
And if the studs aren't directly over that foundation, but are cantilevered on OSB, 2x4 studs are 3.5" wide, 3 inches out on a sheet of 1 1/8" OSB subflooring means that a little dampness and the bottom plate will be resting somewhere down at ground level when the subfloor sheers off.
Jan
15
comment Frame Overhanging Slab by 3inches and not attached to support bolts
Looks like foundation contractors that know how to pour trapezoids, parallelograms and other quadrilaterals, but have not mastered the square or rectangle yet. The framers have an advantage that the subflooring comes in regular rectangles with 90 degree angles on each corner, so they're square by material, if not by actually measuring it out. Hoo boy, coyote... Aye chihuahua. Not sure where you are, but it's not up to earthquake code, especially if it isn't tied to the foundation.
Jan
15
comment How to get both sides of 1/2 inch water pipe into a new coupling
+1 on highlighting this important difference, that slip coupler is a life saver. Important that you gauge it so it's dead center on the joint. Been there, done that and it was a good tee shirt. BTW, you don't want to accidentally get a bag of the non centering ones UNLESS you like testing your skills every time you need one.
Jan
15
revised What is the life expectancy of a washing machine motor?
brushed motor
Jan
15
comment Is beeswax ok to use to keep a screw tight?
Beeswax, unless really cold is a lubricant, good for drawer slides, dipping wood screw threads so they won't bind . Now propolis in the other hand is tacky, has resin content and can harden to the point that it needs extra work with the hive tool to break the supers apart. But you'll have to be a beekeeper to get the good stuff.
Jan
15
comment Is beeswax ok to use to keep a screw tight?
Best to use Loctite, Blue can allow easy disassembly, Red is semi-permanent and Yellow will never come apart unless you apply heat.
Jan
15
comment Is beeswax ok to use to keep a screw tight?
@WayfaringStranger - in the aviation industry, this is known as torque seal or anti-sabotage lacquer. I remember opening up Japanese radios and seeing a little dot on every screw head and nut. It did two things, showed that something had been disassembled and had just enough integrity to prevent small fasteners from coming undone.
Jan
14
revised What is the life expectancy of a washing machine motor?
split phase
Jan
14
comment What is the life expectancy of a washing machine motor?
All the washing machine motors I've had to deal with were split phase induction motors. I've not seen a brushed universal motor used. The only electrical contacts were in the centrifugal switch for the start winding, otherwise they're capacitor start. What make and model is the above motor from?
Jan
14
answered What is the life expectancy of a washing machine motor?