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May
20
comment Hanging a 65" flat screen tv
Mounting a tv over a fireplace is often a bad idea...usually puts it too high up for comfortable viewing, and the extra heat reduces the tv's lifespan. Doesnt mean dont do it, but keep those facts in mind.
May
15
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May
15
reviewed Approve Can I swap the ends of a retractable extension cord?
May
13
comment Light socket adapters - are they safe?
@threephaseeel Where I live in Canada, at least on commercial property (not sure about residential) plugging one powerbar into another, or into any other kind of outlet splitter, will get you a stern talking to by the fire inspectors. Supposedly from the risk of increased resistance at each connector. Silly as it might be, if you want more outlets they expect you to get a very large powerbar or install more outlets in the wall.
May
13
comment Light socket adapters - are they safe?
@dommycastles I dont know the laws where you live, but there may be fire safety laws that prohibit chaining powerbars like that, reguardless of the total power draw.
May
6
comment I have a leaky faucet
Is this a faucet or a shutoff valve?
Apr
16
answered how to blackout a large bedroom window on a budget?
Apr
5
revised Why are the lights flickering when the a/c is on?
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Apr
4
comment Why are the lights flickering when the a/c is on?
This...doesnt make any sense. The AC unit is reversing the current? So it turned into a generator?
Apr
4
answered Why are the lights flickering when the a/c is on?
Mar
12
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Mar
11
comment What could be causing this strange behavior of a branch circuit?
Please call an electrician before you burn your uncle's house down. It really sounds like you do not understand electrical wiring enough to safely repair this.
Mar
10
comment Electric line to subpanel
Are you sure you mean 100 watt? A lightbulb doesnt usually require its own subpanel...perhaps you mean 100 amp?
Mar
2
comment One shower runs out of water in 7min.. Other stays hot forever!
After hers runs out, does yours still have hot water?
Mar
1
comment Can I use a split tab switch for mains voltage and low voltage?
The downside to wiring it with regular NM cable is that when the nexy guy comes along to replace that switch, they will probably assume its 120V, and wire it up in a way that blows up the fan's electronics.
Feb
28
revised I have had several washers that leak from the bottom i think its a drain problem because we have had three of them do the same thing
fixed typos in title
Feb
28
suggested approved edit on I have had several washers that leak from the bottom i think its a drain problem because we have had three of them do the same thing
Feb
22
comment How can I safely have 2x 7kw/32amp electrical vehicle chargers connected to my consumer unit? (UK)
@Dannytuppeny I would still get them both installed while the government is footing most of the bill. You might be able to use them both at the same time, you might not. But if you are getting them both cheap, at least you have a spare if one breaks, and you have the option of upgrading your electrical service later to handle both.
Feb
20
revised What direction should lever-style door handles be oriented?
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Feb
19
comment What direction should lever-style door handles be oriented?
If I were going to redesign it, I'd have it installed like the first photo, but the curled bit at the end either split off so there's one on the top and bottom, or larger so it covers both sides. That way my hand doesn't slide off no matter whether I push it up or pull it down.