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Apr
2
comment Electrical turning off on its own
When this happens, does it trip a circuit breaker or blow a fuse? Or does it come back on by itself? Is it approximately half the house, or exactly one circuit?
Feb
12
answered How can I locate and repair a break in a circuit?
Feb
7
comment Why isn't my new toilet flushing system working as well as the old one?
Could you take a photograph of the inside of the tank? Is the water level in the bowl getting to where it used to be?
Feb
7
answered Why does hot water come from the faucet when only the cold water tap is on?
Feb
7
revised Why is there a drip after I replaced toilet innards?
Mention cleaning the tank. Change 1/4 turn to 1/4-1/2 turn.
Feb
7
answered Why is there a drip after I replaced toilet innards?
Feb
7
answered Does a (non-splitting) cable splitter degrade the signal?
Feb
6
comment Do power outlet splitters decrease power for each deviced connected to them?
I would add that using the splitter adds some small resistance to the power supply in series with the loads. With significant loads, this will cause the loads to receive a lower voltage (than they would have without the splitter). This also has the effect of (very slightly) reducing the power consumption (assuming resistive loads, e.g. a light bulb).
Feb
6
comment Hot water running out, already replaced both heating elements and both thermostats
While you're at it, you should check the condition of the anode rod and the emergency relief valve, and replace them if needed.
Feb
6
revised Hot water running out, already replaced both heating elements and both thermostats
Add a few more possibilities based on comments
Feb
5
answered Hot water running out, already replaced both heating elements and both thermostats
Feb
4
revised Why do light bulbs all over the house burn out disconcertingly fast?
typos
Jan
29
answered What could be tripping multiple GFCI breakers?
Jan
4
answered Does this arc fault breaker manage one or two circuits?
Jan
4
answered Is it safe to replace a GFCI breaker with an arc fault breaker?
Nov
18
awarded  Notable Question
Nov
11
comment What can I use to lubricate electrical contacts?
The idea is that the pin will make metal->metal contact with the contact. The grease will be thin enough (or non-existant) at the interface that it won't impede current flow. That said, you don't want to use too much grease, either.
Nov
11
revised What can I use to lubricate electrical contacts?
add notes on temperature.
Nov
10
answered What can I use to lubricate electrical contacts?
Oct
23
comment Does anyone have experience installing window into a cmu rough opening without wood buck?
I replaced mine by cutting off the nail flanges of the vinyl window, fitting some shims, surrounding it with expanding foam, and sealing with silicone outside and latex caulk inside. Even without the tapcons, it is pretty solidly set.