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Sep
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comment How do I raise light switches so my kids can't keep toggling the light?
Gentlemen, please remember that when parenting children, we are all pushed to wit's end at some point in time or another. His problem might have been an easy one for us to tackle with our children, but we have our own problems which his children likely lack. Parenting isn't a competitive game, and consider deleting comments you wouldn't be proud to read a month from now. Meanwhile, yes, it can be a big pain to relocate a light switch.
Sep
28
comment Induction power source across 1/2" of wood?
Yes, but the reason he transmitted power from his Niagra Falls dam to nearby Buffalo, NY with wires is because Nikola Tesla knew about the inefficiencies of transmitting power through air. Eventually it did get worked out, and became radio, it's just tough to get a "good enough" signal to actually power a device, but amplifying a weak one makes a good communications channel.
Sep
28
comment Can p-trap be installed higher than drain entry?
looks good to me
Sep
28
answered Induction power source across 1/2" of wood?
Sep
28
answered How should masking tape be used when multiple coats of paint are being applied?
Sep
28
comment Can I drill a hole for a faucet in a porcelain sink?
Note that cutting with a bit like this is not the kind of cutting you normally think of. Consider it sanding in a circle shape till you sand your way through the entire thing.
Sep
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answered How do I make a height adjustable desk?
Sep
28
comment How do I make a height adjustable desk?
Exactly what I would try to build, if I were so inclined.
Sep
28
comment Can bio fuel ethanol used as a main heating source?
A lot of less reputable bio-fuel advocates hide costs in promotion of their favorites. For example, I knew of one person who told of the virtues of used french-fry oil. The only problem is that he was basically stealing it, thinking "it's free" when in reality it is sold back to reprocessing plants. If he paid for his own oil at market prices for used french fry oil, it would have been very expensive.
Sep
28
comment Can bio fuel ethanol used as a main heating source?
My calculations are approximate, and I could have made a mistake, but by all means, check them for yourself!
Sep
28
answered Can bio fuel ethanol used as a main heating source?
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comment How do I raise light switches so my kids can't keep toggling the light?
Your switch guard is the best solution, because it can't be worked around; however, it has the added problem of "finding the remote". There is no such thing as a free lunch, I guess.
Sep
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comment How do I raise light switches so my kids can't keep toggling the light?
@yehuda Children are blessed with minds that work, and work well. Give them a challenge like this, and they will have the solution to toggle that light switch in a matter of days. Use their minds to your advantage, teach them about electrical fires, circuit breakers, show them the switch with the cover remove (power off of course), and then let them tell their friends to stop toggling the switches.
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answered How do I raise light switches so my kids can't keep toggling the light?