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Dec
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revised What do I need to do to safely reconnect an A/C-powered smoke detector?
cropped the connector photo
Nov
25
comment How do you remove paint from hair?
I believe this won't always work if paint gets 12+ hours old.
Nov
25
comment What are the “rules” for connecting different kinds mains electrical wires?
@shirlock homes: Steel wire, maybe some special purpose wire like one used in heating elements.
Nov
25
asked What are the “rules” for connecting different kinds mains electrical wires?
Nov
25
comment Is there aluminum wiring in my vent fan?
+1, also aluminum wires can be stranded, but each component will be at least 2,5mm<sup>2</sup>, so that only happens for wires with cross-section of more than 25mm<sup>2</sup> - not something that one will find in a bathroom fan.
Nov
23
answered How do you remove paint from hair?
Nov
22
answered My dryer heating element broke in two: Can I just wrap the ends together?
Nov
21
comment How do I clean an oxidized steel terminal before attaching a wire to it?
@chris: LOL, yes, I'm still alive.
Nov
18
comment How do I clean an oxidized steel terminal before attaching a wire to it?
@Chris: Okay, what's the recommended procedure for terminals that are not live?
Nov
18
comment How do I clean an oxidized steel terminal before attaching a wire to it?
@ChrisF: Yes, they will, so rinsing them with water is out of the question.
Nov
18
accepted What's the procedure for stripping wires with pliers?
Nov
18
comment How do I clean an oxidized steel terminal before attaching a wire to it?
@Tester101: Yes, I do. That's a neutral wire btw (as if this would prevent anyone from calling me insane).
Nov
18
comment How do I clean an oxidized steel terminal before attaching a wire to it?
@Tester101: Yes, they are.
Nov
18
asked How do I clean an oxidized steel terminal before attaching a wire to it?
Nov
17
comment What's the procedure for stripping wires with pliers?
LOL, I mentioned 1kV only because it's the minimal rating I've seen, so it's the only choice even for working on 110V.
Nov
17
comment What's the procedure for stripping wires with pliers?
What's that appropriate tool?
Nov
17
comment What's the procedure for stripping wires with pliers?
Mmmkay, will that 6$ pair have handles insulated for 1kV?
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.