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answered How can I mount a 2" mast to the side of a utility pole?
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answered What is the name of this connector for my fridge's wooden panel?
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answered Why is the water pressure in my home clearly less than my neighbors?
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answered Why does the gas furnace blow cold air at the start of the heating cycle?
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comment What substances should you avoid contact with your bare hands?
been there; done that, more than once. it always makes a beeline for my hair though, don't ask me how. and there's only one cleaner that gets that out, scissors.
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comment Are there any “easy” ways to trace a home electrical system?
I have this exact model and it does work as advertised, it just takes a little practice to get used to the control on the pickup.
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answered How can I increase the heating efficiency of a forced air system?
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revised Do speaker wires need to be protected at exposed end-points?
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comment Do speaker wires need to be protected at exposed end-points?
@tester101,@doresoom valid points but I was always taught to do it since you are turning two unknown wiring paths into one. Hopefully anybody hooking something up to unknowns will trace them first to their ends before lighting them up with audio or voltage (using speaker wire for 120v behind walls is not to code, but I've seen it). But I've tweaked my answer a bit.
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comment How can I increase the heating efficiency of a forced air system?
+1, and keep your cold air returns unblocked, no rugs on top of them!
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comment How can I “seal up” cracks in my wooden shed between wooden slats/floorboards?
how wide are the planks?
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answered Do speaker wires need to be protected at exposed end-points?