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comment Why might I measure less than 240 volts on a 240V circuit?
possible duplicate of Insufficient voltage to dryer receptacle; what next?
Aug
27
comment HVAC breaker issue
Which breaker is tripping? There a 4 possible breakers: air handler breaker in the main breaker panel, condenser breaker in the main panel, local breaker for the air handler, and local breaker for the condenser. Note that you probably don't have all 4 breakers.
Aug
20
revised Any problem with installing two identical circuit breakers in series?
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Aug
20
comment Do I need to ground black gas pipe?
Storms have nothing to do with it. Imagine a gas stove that uses electricity for the timer, ignitor, etc. If an electric wire inside the stove breaks, it could touch the case of the stove. Now the stove is electrified. Touching it will result in a shock to the user. In addition, the gas pipe is electrified now, too, so any other gas appliances are potentially electrified. Think water heater or gas dryer. All of this danger is avoided by grounding the case of the stove and the gas pipe.
Aug
19
comment Is this consumer unit wired safely?
You mention below that your lawnmower and iron trip breakers when you are using them. How much current do those devices draw?
Aug
17
revised Can I use a Sharkbite connector to join copper to rubber pipe?
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Aug
17
comment Converting a non-switched outlet to switched with an already switched outlet?
Pop the cover off the non-switched outlet and pull the outlet out. Describe the wiring you have in there. If you have two bundles of wire coming in and they both have black/white/red/ground conductors, then this should be easy.
Aug
12
answered Can using a new evap coil on top of an older furnace cause problems?
Aug
11
reviewed Approve Replacing 240V outlet with 120V
Aug
11
reviewed Approve Replacing 240V outlet with 120V
Aug
11
answered How can I prevent a secondary condensation drain line from dripping down the side of my house?
Aug
11
answered Replacing 240V outlet with 120V
Aug
10
comment Used circle cutter in wrong place in drywall, best repair method?
With a paint stick, I usually use construction adhesive or wood glue instead of drywall screws. But either way works great.
Aug
6
answered hissing noise coming from outlet in kitchen
Jul
29
answered How should I install a new water heater?
Jul
27
reviewed Approve Water heater repair
Jul
24
revised What type of concrete foundation do you pour for sand?
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Jul
21
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Jul
16
answered What is this part on the receptacle of the stove called and what is it for?
Jul
15
comment Do they still make attachments for this track lighting?
I have used that lighting system before, but I don't have access to that house anymore. It was purchased at Lowe's or Home Depot.