It's been a good while since I wired an entire residential 120v circuit. As best as I can remember, the max load on a 15-amp breaker was about 10 i...
What does the NEC have to say about splicing copper to aluminum. Can you make a direct joint of #14 aluminum to #14 copper as long as you have UL l...
My kitchen has a lighting problem. I need to run 20' of 14/3 from a wall switch to a ceiling light. I will need to replace the switch box and switc...
How much does an A/C tech typically charge for adding freon to a central home system? Is $100 unreasonable?
I am going to be installing a set of steps from my porch to my patio. I took measurements from the one on the back side and I see the steps are 6 1...
I live in a single-wide mobile home, approx. 17'x84'. The inside label of the heat pump/furnace says 16.9 kw output. Now, is it cheaper to just clo...
I am needing to tap some power at a small commercial establishment. For some reason, the GFIs don't reset. There doesn't seem to be any faults but ...
My tank water level is about 1" below the marked water line. Is this acceptable?
I need to replace some rotting trim on the exterior of my mobile home. I need only a few feet of board that measures exactly 3"x1/2". Does anyone c...
Look, this is sort of a funny question but when I was looking at a B&D drill/saw combo, I saw the circular saw was designated a 1 1/4". Is that the...
I live in a 3-bedroom mobile home, fairly new. The A/C works pretty well here (Dallas-Fort Worth), but in my son's room, with the ceiling vent just...
No, it did not need any prep. I got the job done.(I think as well as most any non-painter could claim that.) Thanks for the assistance.
We are considering painting my son's bedroom. We live in a mobile home. All walls are white and my guess is that it's enamel. Do we need to prime o...
Very interesting stuff. I'm almost OCD about turning out lights. Here's a combo scenario: Putting the PC on standby for an hour or so versus shutti...
I'm trying to do some math and figure out what various devices around the house are costing us. Our rate is 9.7 c/kwh. I rounded it up to .10/kwh. ...
I have a new mower that I want to keep in good shape. What kind of file do I need to sharpen the blade myself?
I've got a B&D electric weedeater. I've also got a mobile home that has only one outdoor receptacle. Now, how much extension cord can I get away wi...
Last year I replaced the kitchen sink faucets with a new setup which included a spray nozzle. Everything has been fine but recently we noticed a sm...