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answered How should I install a new water heater?
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reviewed Approve Water heater repair
Jul
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revised What type of concrete foundation do you pour for sand?
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Jul
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answered What is this part on the receptacle of the stove called and what is it for?
Jul
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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.
Jul
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comment What is this part on the receptacle of the stove called and what is it for?
Is the wire broken off on both sides? Can you remove that piece and take a better picture of it?
Jul
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Jul
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comment passive air exchanger on split air conditioner line
Sounds complicated for very little effect. Why not just get an appropriately sized window air conditioner?
Jul
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comment How do I properly ground my subpanel that only has one neutral/ground bar?
Your experience does not exempt the rest of the world from following code.
Jul
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comment How to properly ground a subpanel in detached building?
Your experience does not exempt the rest of the world from following code.
Jul
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comment How can I add a 3-way switch to my light? (confused about existing wiring)
A three-way circuit is not the only reason to use 12/3. Another more common use is a switched outlet or a fan/light combination ceiling box.
Jul
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answered What is the difference between “Input” and “Output” values on power adapters? Which one represents the amount of power being drawn from a circuit?
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Jun
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comment What is “code” and what should a DIYer know about it?
Good point. Updated.
Jun
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revised What is “code” and what should a DIYer know about it?
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answered What is “code” and what should a DIYer know about it?
Jun
29
comment How can I level a part of a concrete floor in preparation for installing a washing machine?
Also, the cut doesn't have to be perfect. The silicone caulk will fill the gap.
Jun
29
comment How can I level a part of a concrete floor in preparation for installing a washing machine?
Cut a 2x4 to the right length. Then put it on the floor where you want it. Put a level on top and lift the back end until it's level. Then you can use a compass or dividers to scribe a line on the 2x4 parallel to the floor. Cut it with a bandsaw or a jigsaw. You don't need to paint the 2x4s unless you're going for beauty. Technically, you sound probably be using pressure treated 2x4s, but I think they will probably hold up fine for years unless your basement is a swamp.
Jun
29
answered How can I level a part of a concrete floor in preparation for installing a washing machine?