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comment How do I change which half of a receptacle is controlled by a wall switch?
Also make sure that the circuits are shut off at the breaker panel before attempting to deal with changing the wires.
Jul
19
comment How do I join pieces of wood tiles, 12“ by 12” pieces, to make a larger slab?
+1 For the "buy bigger" comment. Certainly that is the American way.
Jul
13
comment Circuit rewired to accept 5th recepticle
Are the AC power wires connected to the receptacle using poke-in type connections?
Jul
9
comment How to get limestone out of water?
High mineral content in the water is indeed really problematic in cases of equipment used to boil or evaporate water. It will be less of a problem in your washing machine where the water is not normally boiled or evaporated.
Jul
6
comment Block view, but allow sunlight from windows
It is my understanding that you do not want to use the reflective type films on dual/triple pane windows that are filled with an inert gas and sealed around the edges. The reflective film supposedly can cause the window to heat up to the point where the gas expands to the point of blowing out the seals.
Jul
6
comment What's the easiest way to cut a chunk out of a buried railroad tie?
Can a saw like this come close to cutting through an 8" thick railroad tie?
Jul
5
comment Why am I getting no power to the branch circuits with a new sub-panel?
I do not understand the down vote here. Despite who downvoted -- @Jeff -- You wrote right in your posting that "I've re-installed all the breakers...". If that does not sound like you put all the previously installed breakers back in then it is a new language to me. If you had said "I've installed all the new breakers..." then there would have never been a need for me to post this answer. That said my answer is a valid consideration for anyone coming to read this thread learn some details about replacing a panel.
Jul
1
comment Window unit AC installation in narrow window
Terrible - almost worthless picture. Do better.
Jun
27
comment Curcuit breaker not accesible
Sounds like you already have an answer for your question. Call your power supplier.
Jun
25
comment Can I build 11' x 5.5' loft with 2x2x8 beam and 2x4 joist?
@Steven - Yeah. I meant 30" surface space out from the wall.
Jun
25
comment Can I build 11' x 5.5' loft with 2x2x8 beam and 2x4 joist?
@Steven - I have three additional comments. A decent work surface is at least 30" wide. Secondly the 6' head clearance is going to feel confining and almost unusable for some folks. Lastly, you mentioned that there would be 2 - 3 people up there at a time. All these make me suggest that you may want to rethink your design idea.
Jun
25
comment Can you put a small breaker panel after a 30 amp breaker from main panel in the house?
@SpeedyPetey - Please take a look at what came before. My long report was confirming just what you said!! I wrote that all in response to the comment made by PopMachine. Which of course stemmed from my first comment which was suggesting that Sam the answerer here should think about the statement he made in the last line of his answer - which of course is wrong.
Jun
24
comment How should I install the post for a mailbox?
@Tester101 - Unfortunately I cannot show you any photos. He designed and built it back in the 60's in another time and place. I'm sure it is long gone from its spot.
Jun
24
comment Can you put a small breaker panel after a 30 amp breaker from main panel in the house?
(continued from above) protect the circuit according to the fixtures and wiring installed. It will normally be the case that the total wiring capacity of every circuit from your wiring panel will exceed the entrance box current capacity.
Jun
24
comment Can you put a small breaker panel after a 30 amp breaker from main panel in the house?
(continued from above) the meter in the case the total amperage load gets too high. There is nothing in this safety scenario that indicates that the main breaker rating must be bigger than the total of all the secondary load breakers. In fact of matter you purchase and install a service that is anticipated to provide the worst case amperage capacity that you anticipate for the usage scenario in the building / shop / home. Then you install wiring on each circuit of sufficient size to provide the current carrying capabilities to the loads. The breaker used, is as before, selected to (continued)
Jun
24
comment Can you put a small breaker panel after a 30 amp breaker from main panel in the house?
@ThePopMachine - Breakers are primarily put in place to protect wiring from overloads that exceed the capacity of the wire. We are talking amps carrying capacity here. So a 15A breaker in a box protects some 14awg wire behind it from burning up if there is an short on say a light fixture. Likewise a 20A breaker will protect the run of 12awg wire behind it in case an overload on the outlets strung up on the circuit were to happen. Next step up the 100A main breaker in a box is designed to protect the buss bars in the box and the wiring leading up to the premises and through (continued)
Jun
23
comment Can you put a small breaker panel after a 30 amp breaker from main panel in the house?
You should take a look at your main breaker panel. It is highly likely that if you add up the amperage rating of all of the secondary breakers in the box it will total up to a sum that is much greater than the rating of the main breaker!!!
Jun
23
comment Problem with vinyl floor
Why did your little one have access to a bottle of kerosene?
Jun
20
comment Installing cable trunking on ceiling without damaging the ceiling paper
Ditto. Structural changes to rented property, including installing things to ceilings is always a problem. If you are installing the projector from the ceiling on a bracket you may want to reconsider even that.
Jun
20
comment deck repair and painting
You will never achieve a state that "it won't peel again".