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158 votes

Is it important not to scratch copper wire when removing insulation?

102 votes

What are insulated screwdrivers for if you’re not supposed to work on a live circuit?

63 votes

What kind of IKEA screw is this?

59 votes
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When doing electrical work, what do I use to check wires are safe?

34 votes

Damage when drilling a mirror — normal or not?

33 votes

When a 15-amp breaker switch seems to be sending too much power

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Is there supposed to be a gap between the wall and the roof?

29 votes

Why are “Wire Nuts” not used in the UK?

28 votes

Need more torque for driving screws

22 votes

How do I remove these Ikea screws? (studs inside holes)

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What is the name of this metal bar with holes at the ends?

19 votes
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How do I measure the thickness of something with a lip or frame?

19 votes

How to support a turn in a staircase?

18 votes

How firm is this connection?

16 votes

Is a GFCI receptacle device a circuit breaker?

15 votes
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How to improve this table stability?

15 votes

Knowing where to drill holes in steel plate?

14 votes

How can I temporarily close an arched interior passageway?

14 votes
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How to remove rivets?

13 votes

Is twisted and taped splice on cable, objectively any less stable than wire-nuts or terminal blocks?

13 votes

How to SLIGHTLY widen bored hole in 2x6

12 votes

How do I install this lamp on my ceiling?

12 votes
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Why is home heating wiring so low tech?

10 votes

Why do my new basement lights trip the breaker?

10 votes

Can anyone identify this mystery outlet?

10 votes

Why does my ceiling fan change direction 2 or 3 times before it finally stays in one direction?

10 votes
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What kind of screw is this and how do I open it?

9 votes

Attach piece of wood to wall, with need to be removed often

9 votes
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Should I replace ALL the fuses in plugs?

9 votes

Will I lose water pressure going from a 2" pipe to a 1/2" pipe then back to 2"?

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