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As said in a reply I made to one of those earlier questions that you linked some microwaves have the switches arranged so that they will short across the mains input voltage through the fuse if they do not sequence properly. This scheme allows a lot of current to flow through the switch contacts for those that perform the shorting function till the fuse ...


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You may want to look into towel bars. They are typically designed with one piece that screws into a wall, using an appropriate screw (into a stud or masonry) or anchor + screw (into a hollow wall) and then a second piece that slips over the part in the wall and tightens with a screw around the edge. However, it you are really set on a handle that only ...


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Yes, the Code requires an exhaust vent capable of a minimum for 150 cfm. (See M1507.3 and Table M1507.3) The duct shall be metal and extend to the exterior. If the exhaust fan exceed 400 cfm, then makeup air is required. (See IMC Chapter 5)


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If the shelves truly are unfinished, it will be fine to prime and then paint them. However, it is not common to have shelving with no surface protection at all (like varnish or veneer). Put a few small drops of water on a back corner in an inconspicuous spot. If the water soaks right in, you are good to prime and paint. If the water beads up and sits there ...


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I think you should remove all the silicone then use a bit of bleach to clean the area well to kill any remaining mold. Let it dry thoroughly and then put a new bead of silicone there. You mention this is a rental property. You may want to talk with the landlord about this. If there is mold, then water is getting behind the silicone and potentially causing ...


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Most microwave ovens have a physical interlock preventing opening the door while cooking (i.e. while the magnetron is running). This is to prevent injury to people, since being irradiated with ~1,000 watts of microwave energy is not good for your health. With the door closed, the oven should radiate no more than 5 mW, but with it open you'd get about 200,...


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It seems to me that Leviton's switch/GFI combo would be perfect if there's already a toggle switch installed for the dishwasher. A wiring diagram (https://www.do-it-yourself-help.com/gfci-outlet-switch-wiring.html) explains the installation except it uses a disposer in the illustration. It would involve replacing the existing switch with this unit. ...


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