Have a laugh on me. This is a true story, that just happened to me. Recently, in my basement utility shower, I installed a shower head at my six-ye...
When I bought my house two years ago, I found the previous owners had run cable (as in TV cable) under the carpet to all the bedrooms upstairs. Whe...
I just installed a waterproof shower light. It's a recessed fixture that mounts between the ceiling joists, and it has thermal-protection in case i...
I bought a copy of the 2002 National Electrical Code (NEC) last evening. I looked up the requirements for bathroom circuits, and now I have a quest...
I learned the hard way that it's best to remove the masking tape while the paint's still wet. Awhile back I had to redo a significant amount of bas...
Heh! raymondvinzant, having just read your earlier note, I think I just saw a toilette yesterday that was installed on top of a cleanout. It's in t...
This has actually been quite an illuminating discussion. Up until recently, I'd have argued for 20-amp switches on 20-amp circuits. However, I now ...
As far as "safety" is concerned, I'd think that so long as you aren't exceeding the amperage for which your circuit is rated, i.e. not blowing brea...
GS99 said: Use a voltage tester in each box you're working on, to confirm there is no voltage;I can personally and heartily vouch for the importanc...
You should have a thermostat on the front of your water heater. Check to be sure that's turned up. You should hear a big woomph as the pilot lights...
Why a ground rod? I seem to recall the water pipe being used as a ground back when I grew up. What's the reason to not use water pipes today?
Thanks Tom. Your explanation is very clear, and it makes a lot of sense, actually.
Here's a question I've always wondered about. GFCI circuit-breakers exist, right? So why not just get one, as in a GFCI main, to protect your whole...
I've seen double-pole breakers rated for 120 volts. SquareD's QO215b is rated for 120/240 and takes only one slot. I think, but am not sure, that t...
I just talked with a friend today who recently spent two weeks redoing a bathroom in a house he rents. He replaced the floor, moved the stool, move...
Well, I just installed a new "small tube", and life is good again. The bowl fills like it should. I feel like such a bonehead for throwing that lit...
I recently painted walls and floor in a basement bathroom. Floor used to be carpet, but it was old and smelly, so I got rid of it. Fresh paint made...
I'm not familiar with Karndean, but I am familiar with wanting something, compromising, and then regretting my compromise. If, in your heart, you w...