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Jan
6
comment Can I use a Directv 4 way splitter to connect to an over the air TV antenna?
Another term for powered splitter is distribution amplifier. It amplifies the signal just enough to reduce the loss you normally experience with a passive splitter. Often, 4-way passive splitters tend to cause too much loss on an antenna system.
Jan
5
answered Why do CFLs stop buzzing when an incandescent light is added to the mix?
Dec
30
awarded  Necromancer
Dec
27
revised What could be causing a high pitched squeak when the water is turned on?
added description of noises
Dec
27
answered What could be causing a high pitched squeak when the water is turned on?
Dec
27
comment What could be causing a high pitched squeak when the water is turned on?
Is this a squeak that lasts as long as the water is running, or a short momentary squeak exactly when the water flow starts or stops?
Dec
25
comment Is Switching the Neutral OK?
The thread shell portion of the light socket will be hot and is exposed when changing burnt out lights or dealing with broken bulbs. This is of course, not code. This is alternating current so there is no flow from positive to negative, there is only earth potential (no effective voltage that can force current through your body) which should be present on both neutral and ground and hot on either split phase leg that can fry you...
Dec
24
reviewed Approve Should both ground and neutral in an electrical subpanel be bonded to the service ground?
Dec
21
awarded  Nice Answer
Dec
21
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?