Kevin McKenzie
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What type of screws/anchors to fasten a closer to a steel door
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Could I suggest not using screws at all, and using something like 3M VHB (Very High Bonding) tape? Some varieties are stronger than rivets, at least according to 3M, and is used in a lot of places ...

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Best way to stick a very long Ethernet cable semi-permanently to walls?
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I would very strongly suggest 3M Command Strips; they make ones specifically for this purpose. They aren't perfect, and may well fall off in a few years, but they won't damage the wall when they do ...

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Will using surge protectors with a two prong outlet adapter help against power fluctuations
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First, I'd suggest looking at Is is safe to plug a surge protector into a 2-prong outlet using a 3-to-2-prong adapter?. That may answer your question. I'd also suggest looking at the outlet box and ...

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How to use house's built in patch panel
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So, based on what I can see there, that's not an ethernet patch panel. The cabling is CAT5, which can be used for ethernet, but those are all being used for phone lines. It looks like there's also a ...

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How can I prevent a shower curtain from drifting into the shower's occupant?
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As another suggestion, you might look at converting the entire bathroom into a shower, in essence (aka doorless shower or walk-in shower). This would involve a couple of things: you'd need to make ...

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Do GFCI protected devices need to be labeled as such, if they are protected from another location?
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At least according to the CSPC, and old version of code I could find, yes, it's required to label the protected outlets as "GCFI PROTECTED OUTLET". Plus, part of code requires that you install ...

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Hiding cables when moving network switch down from attic
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I can tell you what I've done/am doing. I'm using rigid PVC conduit rated for electrical cable, elbows/junction boxes, and where required, duct seal compound, like https://www.homedepot.com/p/Gardner-...

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Puzzled why motion sensor set off home alarm while away!
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Many things can set off a motion sensor erroneously, though it depends on what sort of motion sensor you're talking about. There are a number of different types of motion sensors; PIR (passive ...

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First time testing old motion sensor outdoor light, with new LED bulbs, light flickers at constant fast hz, why?
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This is due to the way older motion sensors worked. Incandescent lights essentially ignore (or at least, don't put out any light) from small amounts of power coming through the fixture, which is how ...

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Sump pump pit fill-in / Radon mitigation
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No, it probably wouldn't be. Radon can come in through many ways, not just via the sump pit. It can come in through cracks in walls or the foundation, as well as other ways. See http://www.dea....

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Can ductless air conditioning+heat pumps work well on floors that have doors closed?
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No, it won't work well. However, there's a compromise you could make, which is . . . semi-mini-ductless, you could call it. You still have the outside compressor, but inside, there's an air-handler ...

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How to remove old single-hole kitchen faucet
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I had a similar problem; I ended up cutting through the faucet, from the top, as close to the sink itself as possible. You have to be careful not to damage the sink, but it only took about ten ...

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