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Jan
15
comment Is a multi-strand conductor better suited for house-hold wiring than a single-core?
@bib - Furthermore, skin effect isn't relevant at household wire gauges at normal frequencies. Skin depth is sqrt((resistivity of conductor)/(pi*frequency*magnetic permeability of conductor*permeability of free space)). At 60hz in copper, that comes to about 8.5mm, so the skin depth is greater than the diameter of the wire and thus does basically nothing. You'd need to be using 00 gauge wire or larger for skin effect to even come into play.
Jan
10
accepted Exhaust venting into air return?
Jan
7
comment How do I prevent mobile home flexible water lines from freezing?
Are these lines in use or is the mobile home in storage for the season?
Nov
13
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Nov
1
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Oct
21
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Oct
15
comment Can I substitute halogen bulbs for incandescent bulbs?
@bib - Amazon won't ship that bulb to Canada. But there are a couple options for similar bulbs on amazon.ca. I also see a 60W-equivilant LED bulb with a candelabra base there.
Oct
15
comment Get rid of squirrels without poison or bb gun?
@Tester101 - xkcd.com/382
Oct
11
comment Why am I getting strange results when using a power meter to measure CFLs?
@Mike - For residential, they only measure watts. For high-load customers (Saskpower's line is 50kVA peak demand), they may bill by volt-amps to encourage them to keep their power factor reasonable.
Oct
11
comment How can I remove a jammed, broken key from a lock?
Have you tried a pliers-type key extractor?
Oct
8
comment What can I do to prevent water from penetrating a poorly tiled tub surround?
If the landlord is refusing to repair things, you might talk to the local rentelsman or office of residential tenancies.
Sep
25
comment Why isn't my mini fridge getting cold?
@Tester101 - It could also use a thermoelectric (Peltier) cooler. I've seen numerous mini fridges, especially portable ones, that used those rather than a phase change unit
Aug
26
comment How can I raise my bed frame cheaply?
@Tester101 - Prices in Canada tend to be higher than they are in the USA, for various reasons.
Aug
22
revised Can you use drywall mud on hardiboard?
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Aug
22
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Aug
19
revised Removing water-based spray paint from car carpet
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Aug
19
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Aug
13
comment How can I attach a keyboard tray to a desk that is 1/2" thick?
Could we get pictures of the desk, tray, and where you want to attach the tray?
Aug
9
revised Are alternative roofing types, such as rubber roll, usable for a typical residential sloped roof?
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Aug
9
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