Chris Taylor
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Light fixture killing Smart LED Bulbs
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These bulbs draw almost no wattage at all. Some light switches, especially dimmer switches, see this miniscule draw as zero and can't handle such a small load. Did you notice any 'strobing' effect ...

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Have I derated my cable correctly?
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Why not just use one size larger gauge wire? But keep the outlet and the breaker the same amperage. What does the code say about running cables through plenums? I think any cables running in plenums ...

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Attaching toilet flange through tile and uncoupling membrane
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A few points .... Not sure why you need waterproofing under a toilet bowl. Also, you could add an extension flange on to the existing sunken flange. Or, remove the existing flange and add a coupling ...

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Why do I have 5 cables (/3) feeding 2 light switches?
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A few random points .... Find which breakers give power to which wires and turn them off to remove the switches from the wires. Make sure you write down or sketch which wires are connected to which ...

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remove single pole switch that control outlet
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This is not a direct answer to your question, but more of a helpful opinion. I will never push wires into the back of a plug or a switch. This connection is all dependent on a tiny knife-edge cutting ...

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Kitchen sink stopped up and draining into diswasher
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I never recommend using chemical drain products; they can damage your drain pipes permanently; better to snake, or as someone above has mentioned, a wet/dry vac. Running your taps and observing how ...

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GFCI breaker trips only when weather is very cold
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Remember, extreme temperatures expand and contract metal, like copper conductors in a witing circuit. This is usually not a problem when there are good connections. Check for loose connections in the ...

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Shared ground for 3 circuits
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Eighty feet is a long run. You will likely encounter some line loss at this distance. I would increase the wire gauge by one greater for each of the circuit's conductors in order to reduce the amount ...

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Furnace won't start
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On gas furnaces (Nat. gas and propane) its usually the thermocouple that fails or the pilot light has simply been blown out (usually from a down draft). Nothing else will get power until and unless ...

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One dead outlet in 3 way switched circuit
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Perhaps the dead plug is on a seperate branch circuit from the lights and switches. Check for other dead lights and plugs on other floors. Are you sure this box is part of the light circuit? From your ...

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What is the mounting bolt spacing of a typical toilet tank?
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You're talking about 'tank-to-bowl' bolts spacing. I think the span, 6 inches, centre to centre, has been standardized within the industry for a long time now, maybe for the last 40 years? If you're ...

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Can 14/3 wire, with all three conductors hot, be the only cable in a switch box?
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There is 14/4 (white, black, red and blue) usually used for smoke alarm interconnect, but not necessary in this situation. Use 14/3 from ceiling junction box to tandem (twin) wall switches; one wire (...

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