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comment Why does my circuit breaker keep tripping for a lighting circuit?
yes indeed, the current rating. Sometimes (for a variety of reasons), the rating of the wire may actually already be beyond that for the breaker. I wouldn't personally expect that in a house, but I am not a practical electrician.
Sep
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comment Why does my circuit breaker keep tripping for a lighting circuit?
@Abhijit Imagine you had a 20 amp breaker, this means a certain amount of electricity can pass though it at a time, before it trips (cuts out). The wires in the walls are also rates at 20 amps this means they a can carry that much electricity before they become unsafe (eg become hot risking fire). When try to draw more (with many lamps), the wires would let you becoming unsafe, but the breaker stops that by tripping. If you upgrade the breaker without upgrading the wires, then you will have say a 25Amp breaker, but the wires still become unsafe at 20Amps as they are not thick enough etc.
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comment Can I drill/rivet into my Fridge?
Ecnerwal: Can you expand that into an answer? That is much more an answer than a comment. (Also, unlike the ill fated locks of past, the latch I have can only be closed from outside, and even then is kinda fiddly)
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comment Can I hold a Hammock up with Star Pickets?
I'm not sure I get whatyou mean. Could you sketch a Picture?
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comment Drill a large circular depression into a wood surface
What is a "adjustable bit"? I know exactly what a bit and brace is, but I've never heard of a a adjustable bit
Aug
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comment How much do accoustic tiles help?
I have updated question to explain that there are only limited places they can be put.
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revised How much do accoustic tiles help?
added maximum coating
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comment How much do accoustic tiles help?
Thanks. Do you have any comment on how well just using a scattering of them would work, as compared to covering a wall?
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accepted Removing Yellow Bleach stain from laminate counter
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comment Removing Yellow Bleach stain from laminate counter
Actually couldn't buy rust converter at the hardware store. They only had a phosphoric acid based rust remover. So I got some ammonia based silver cleaner. A reducing agent as you suggest. Definite improvements, though it is still there. I think perhaps a few more applications/giving more time
Mar
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comment Removing Yellow Bleach stain from laminate counter
Thanks. Looks like I'll head to the hardware store on the way home.