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Nov
17
accepted What actually happens if I vary proportions of cement and sand in mortar?
Nov
17
asked What's the procedure for stripping wires with pliers?
Nov
17
comment Why are “Wire Nuts” not used in the UK?
@Tester101: I'm in very Eastern Europe and I don't remember ever seeing wire nuts in action. The typical way to connect wires is to either twist them and wrap in insulation tape or use connectors with screws.
Nov
16
comment How reliable are connector strips with plug-in terminals and how do I select and use them properly?
@Walker: Looks like a variation of the thing on photo.
Nov
16
revised How reliable are connector strips with plug-in terminals and how do I select and use them properly?
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Nov
16
revised How reliable are connector strips with plug-in terminals and how do I select and use them properly?
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Nov
16
asked How reliable are connector strips with plug-in terminals and how do I select and use them properly?
Nov
15
comment Can I safely use a switch rated for “1A at 125V” with 240V, assuming I stay below 125W?
@James In the United States there's a good idiom for that: a lawsuit waiting to happen.
Nov
15
accepted How can I hang a framed picture onto a wallpapered concrete wall without damaging the wall surface?
Nov
15
accepted Is earthing required for a submersible water pump?
Nov
15
accepted Is “bronze and silumin” mix actually possible in a ball cock?
Nov
15
accepted Is there some flexible cement-based mortar?
Nov
15
accepted How realistic is DIY sharpening of scissors on a stone?
Nov
15
comment How does a water-heater know when to turn on?
+1, also one way to to address the problem is to use pipes as thin as possible so that less water is stored in them and so the cold water from the pipes is used up faster.
Nov
14
awarded  Enlightened
Nov
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Nov
14
answered Can I safely use a switch rated for “1A at 125V” with 240V, assuming I stay below 125W?
Nov
14
revised What is this 110/24V 60Hz transformer in the breaker room for?
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Nov
8
comment Need a gas cooker but have no gas supply
Seen many people using propane indoors with reasonable ventilation - nothing bad happens. There's no CO when enough air is supplied - propane burns very cleanly with enough air.
Nov
8
comment Need a gas cooker but have no gas supply
+1, the same stuff is widely used in very eastern Europe. The key is to not store propane tanks inside the house and have good ventilation.