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Should galvanized steel pipe be used as a tub spout?

Summary As others have stated, I recommend replacing galvanized nipples with a brass nipple when you have a threaded drop-ear elbow to reduce the chances of corrosion. I prefer the threaded drop-ear ...
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Why no 4x options for headers in CRC 2019?

I can't speak to the CRC, so I'll respond more generally. Four-by lumber is typically far more expensive than combinations of smaller lumber due to much lower sales volume, so LVL and other more ...
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Can neutrals be landed in an old panel which acts as a junction box?

Current flows in loops. It's not like air tools where air only has to go one way. Electric current has to come back too in a full loop. Neutral is the return path that carries 100% of the current - ...
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Does NEC require a refrigerator outlet within six feet of a sink to be protected by GFCI?

I would say that 210.8(A)(6) pre-empts 210.8(A)(7), since as a general rule, specific overrides general. E.G. air conditioner rules override motor rules. However, you can tiebreak that with your AHJ (...
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Does NEC require a refrigerator outlet within six feet of a sink to be protected by GFCI?

Okay, I will answer my own question in the hopes it might help someone else. YES, all outlets within six feet of a sink must be GFCI see https://www.nfpa.org/codes-and-standards/all-codes-and-...
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Are these stapled wires behind my basement ceiling tiles against code?

This is a simple one when exposed smaller gauge requires a backing board to be run perpendicular to the joists. There is a pretty picture exhibit 334.1 this is for crawl spaces and basements code ...
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Does it matter if I mix neutrals and grounds in the main panel?

For the one question, you can use Ramset fasteners to attach wood to your concrete wall, and if there are knockouts on the bottom of your box, then it is designed to have cables coming in from the ...
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Is framing with screws legal?

Going to necro this post because there is no definitive answer after 6 years and 61k views This line in the question and the picture says it all, "The house uses 8x8s to carry the load; none of ...
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