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Former member of C# team at Microsoft. Now a stay-at-home dad and DIY homesteader.


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comment Wiring a house to prevent light flickers and overloaded breakers
A nice compromise of cost vs. many circuits is to use subpanels. A subpanel is just a single big circuit (cheap to install, less voltage drop) which supplies many smaller separate circuits (less breaker tripping). And later, if you need another circuit, you don't have to run it very far.
Jun
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answered What causes a breaker to trip?
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comment Should I run cable through an always damp crawl space or a dry soffit in the living area?
If you find yourself needing to run multiple cables from point A to point B, consider running 1 larger cable to a sub panel, then branch out as needed.
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comment How can I reduce the bounciness of a floor?
If you build the minimum required by code, it's easy to get a floor that is bouncy, especially if spans are long. If you don't move, you will eventually get used to it.
May
14
comment How do I take apart a wooden pallet without cracking the wood?
Pallets are great for a lot of projects, but in my worldview, they're better if you can use them whole. If you are disassembling them, you should buy lumber instead.
May
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answered What wire and conduit is required for an attached-garage subpanel?
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answered What are my options for running feeder cable into an exterior main panel?
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answered How Can I Install A “Main” in my Distribution Box, such that I could turn the main switch to allow all power to be off while I'm away?
May
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comment Can I run a single 12 guage wire outside of 12-2 to provide power to a fan?
I think you're asking "Can a 12/2 cable plus a single 12AWG conductor work be treated as a 12/3 cable?" I assume you're asking about using the same ground and neutral conductors. I'm pretty sure the answer is "yes" but I don't have a code reference.
May
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comment What size gravel works best for a driveway?
After clearing for my driveway we put down "3 inch minus". This is important for providing a stable base on our loose, clay-rich soil. After driving on it for a while, it packed down well. I was told we could put down some "3/4 inch minus" for a nicer finish, but haven't done that yet. Some hardware cloth might be a good idea, too.
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