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Nov
18
answered Is it ok to use a shower that just has the backerboard installed and not yet tiled?
Nov
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reviewed Approve Can I connect an additional wire to HVAC system where all the terminals are full?
Oct
31
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Oct
28
revised What could have caused a shock from cement?
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Oct
28
comment What could have caused a shock from cement?
@SpeedyPetey It's not the same idea. The cows were getting shocked by the current flowing to ground from the bonded equipment. The OP made no mention of any electrical equipment. The premise is ridiculous. How much current would have to flow through the cement for someone to get shocked? Such current would burn though any residential wire, and would bring attention to a utility.
Oct
28
comment What could have caused a shock from cement?
I see that there have been three people that have downvoted my answer, but no one has provided an explanation as to how a concrete slab embedded in the earth can carry a charge significantly different than the ground immediately adjacent to it.
Oct
25
revised What could have caused a shock from cement?
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Oct
25
comment What could have caused a shock from cement?
@SpeedyPetey You may have misread the paper you cited. They are talking about making the concrete the same potential as bonded equipment near places where cows congregate.
Oct
24
answered What could have caused a shock from cement?
Oct
19
comment What is the best method for carrying a 4x8 by yourself over tough terrain?
There are panel carts, but they are for moving panels across a yard or construction site, not the wilderness. amazonsupply.com/dp/… or this: amazonsupply.com/dp/B0000224PA/ref=pd_sim_0
Oct
18
reviewed Approve Does Pex tubing have any advantages over copper?
Oct
18
reviewed Approve Can I remove carpeting that covers a wooden floor?
Oct
17
comment What kind of floor is this?
@tester101, The grain pattern looks like a veneer, like what they put on plywood. Also, the pieces are really tight against each other, like some engineered products, and the edges look too sharp to be solid wood. Could be wrong, so I didn't answer.
Oct
17
comment What kind of floor is this?
Looks like engineered maple.
Oct
16
reviewed Approve What is this dishwasher drain solenoid seal part & how can I replace it?
Oct
16
reviewed Approve How can I eliminate unneeded receptacles?
Oct
15
comment Microwave not heating - replaced magnetron; now what?
@BMitch At some point I would like to make an argument to change your stance on this. Answers like this are not helpful even from a safety standpoint, as they offer no useful specifics on the dangers. For me, all they do is discourage me from asking questions, because I think all I'm going to get is a bunch of people telling me I shouldn't do what I'm doing. We DIYers have enough people telling us "Don't do that".
Oct
15
comment Microwave not heating - replaced magnetron; now what?
@RedGrittyBrick Respectfully, I don't think that's helpful. The moderators can do what they will, but this is clearly not an answer. The OP is clearly asking how he can fix his microwave. The answer, even with the edits, makes no attempt to further that goal.
Oct
14
comment Microwave not heating - replaced magnetron; now what?
@benrudgers Maybe appropriate on an Internet search, but it is not appropriate for this site per the faq: diy.stackexchange.com/help/how-to-answer: "The answer can be “don’t do that”, but it should also include “try this instead”. Any answer that gets the asker going in the right direction is helpful"
Oct
14
comment Microwave not heating - replaced magnetron; now what?
This, isn't an answer. Maybe a comment?