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Is running over your extension cable with an electric lawn mower dangerous?
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Minimal protection when using a corded electric lawnmower is to power it from a GFCI protected outlet/circuit. If your outdoor outlets do not have GFCI built in, or if you are running your extension ...

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OLD UK Lighting Live wire in neutral, how is this working? is it safe?
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It'll still work - a light bulb doesn't care which terminal is live and which is neutral - it's just a dumb resistor. Generally speaking however, the socket in which you put the light bulb should be ...

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Is it ok that a hot wire connects to two separate switches?
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That is a perfectly functional way of splitting a single hot (highlighted green in your sketch) to supply power to two separate switched fixtures. However, most smart switches require a neutral ...

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Would refilling an AC with refrigerant improve its performance after 8 years?
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how likely is it that some of the refrigerant has leaked over all those years? Not very likely. It's a pressurized system, so if you had a leak I would expect an 8 year period to be more than long ...

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Is this wiring diagram for a series of outlets correct?
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Trevor's answer is correct for a single three gang box, as the question asks. If you have separate outlet boxes or don't have 3-core cable to hand, this is an alternative: If you ever changed your ...

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How can I prevent wasps from nesting in my eaves?
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Wasps do not like strong mint fragrance. You could apply mint essence/oils to the problem areas, though I'm not sure if you'll get a whole season of protection from a single application, so you may ...

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does anyone know this bug?
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Found it. It's a brown-banded cockroach The life stages of the brown-banded cockroach, Supella longipalpa Fabricius, showing an ootheca (first row), five instars of nymphs (second row and first ...

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Cable fence vs deck rail
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Is there a reason that this style of fence is not suitable for a yard perimeter? I can think of a few reasons why people might think they're unsuitable for their front yard. But I don't see why you ...

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Why am I starting to see bubbles after painting a wall?
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If it's concrete or plaster applied to brick, that's a porous surface, which can lead to bubbles like this if not sealed/primed beforehand. At this stage, you could treat the paint itself as your (...

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How to remove the handle on my Delta faucet?
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It looks like you have one of Delta's older 3530 models. Looking at the exploded diagram for this model shows part # H24 (the handle covers) with only a set screw holding it in place. If you've ...

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Three Mosquito Lures, Still Tons of Mosquitoes
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Bat houses! They cost less and blend in better than a lot of the high tech options, they last longer, have lower maintenance requirements, help support declining species, and provide entertainment at ...

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Is outlet box required to be mounted?
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I think for it to be considered an extension cord, it would need a male plug at one end (it has to be portable). Hardwiring to another outlet box or a junction box sounds more like a permanent fixture,...

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How to check if floor is level
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If your bookcase is perfectly square†, you can use a plumb bob. You can make a plumb bob out of a thin piece of string and any suitably heavy small object tied to the end. Once you've put the ...

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