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32 votes
5 answers
490k views

Is it ok to have mixed grounds and neutrals on bars in a breaker box?

20 votes
5 answers
288k views

Should my toilet flange sit on top of the backer board or the tile of the floor?

15 votes
4 answers
126k views

How do I find where mice are entering my house?

12 votes
3 answers
9k views

How do I handle significant snow and ice dams on a 4/12 gable roof with ridge vents?

10 votes
3 answers
16k views

How should I address my bathroom's flickering lights and GFCI tripping mysteriously? (Schematic included.)

10 votes
3 answers
110k views

Is it code-legal to have a circuit breaker box within a storage room?

9 votes
2 answers
3k views

Large voltage swing on incoming main hot line- definitely outside?

9 votes
1 answer
2k views

Is some asymmetry in a breaker box normal? What about neutral to ground having voltage?

7 votes
2 answers
17k views

What are the best practices for a low deck built half on a concrete slab?

7 votes
1 answer
29k views

How does one know if a well pump is "Short Cycling" or pressure tank is water logged?

7 votes
4 answers
34k views

What is the difference between Square D and QP single pole circuit breakers, and can they be mixed?

6 votes
1 answer
10k views

What are the advantages and disadvantages to timber framing vs. platform framing?

6 votes
3 answers
4k views

Setting posts for a sturdy garden fence

6 votes
5 answers
75k views

What voltage/amperage garage circuits should I install for welding tools and an air compressor?

6 votes
5 answers
42k views

Does a grounding wire from a breaker panel to an outside grounding rod need to be in conduit?

5 votes
1 answer
1k views

How do I handle ground wires in 2-gang box with circuits coming from separate breaker boxes

5 votes
1 answer
4k views

In a brick layout for tile, how do I handle exposed cut edges?

4 votes
1 answer
40k views

How can I stop my lights from dimming when major appliances start up?

4 votes
2 answers
3k views

What are some inexpensive options for replacing a single-stall garage door?

4 votes
2 answers
596 views

Storage of portable (but bulky) power tools

4 votes
2 answers
34k views

What thickness drywall do I need for 24" OC wall studs in a detached garage?

4 votes
2 answers
3k views

Is there any NEC code requirement for how far off the floor Category 5 wiring must be run?

4 votes
2 answers
5k views

How does one typically do "Old Work" with metal junction boxes?

3 votes
7 answers
42k views

Can I get away with 5/4" cedar decking across a 24" span in a children's play structure?

3 votes
1 answer
10k views

What would cause a well pump to suddenly be louder when operating?

3 votes
5 answers
21k views

How do I attach a ledger board if I have no interior access?

3 votes
1 answer
7k views

How do I install a butcher block breakfast bar on a half wall?

2 votes
3 answers
1k views

Do above counter bowl sinks require special cabinets?

2 votes
1 answer
98 views

How do I handle the grounded neutral for a simple switch?

2 votes
2 answers
5k views

How should I flatten (not level) a concrete subfloor?