• What is another word for a "Skilled Person"?

    I have posted a question before asking for help for nameing a DIY blog. I am looking to post pictures and videos with tips for basic Plumbing, Electrician work, carpentry... etc. I want to called it something like skillshub.com or something but I am trying to think of a better word for a "skilled person"... show more
    I have posted a question before asking for help for nameing a DIY blog. I am looking to post pictures and videos with tips for basic Plumbing, Electrician work, carpentry... etc. I want to called it something like skillshub.com or something but I am trying to think of a better word for a "skilled person" I can use. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. #Thanks In advance
    7 answers · 19 hours ago
  • Is my room ugly in your opinion?

    Is my room ugly in your opinion?

    18 answers · 5 days ago
  • Would it be safe to put a lit tea light candle in a mug?

    Best answer: A tea light candle will not create anymore heat in a mug [[[ be it .. pottery, glass, or bone china ]]]......... it will be safe and no problems .... Sounds like a great idea to create indirect candle light ... have fun with that
    Best answer: A tea light candle will not create anymore heat in a mug [[[ be it .. pottery, glass, or bone china ]]]......... it will be safe and no problems .... Sounds like a great idea to create indirect candle light ... have fun with that
    10 answers · 4 days ago
  • Minifridge missing cable plug.?

    So my Fiance in all his glorious wisdom, SLICED the end of the cable off to a brand new minifridge, and lost the plug end... My question is that there is a green wire and white wire. (I am not completely ignorant in terms of electrical wiring, I assume that the white is ground and the green is live.) Which wire is... show more
    So my Fiance in all his glorious wisdom, SLICED the end of the cable off to a brand new minifridge, and lost the plug end... My question is that there is a green wire and white wire. (I am not completely ignorant in terms of electrical wiring, I assume that the white is ground and the green is live.) Which wire is in fact live/ground, and which end of the prong is ground/live that goes into the wall? Like which hole in the wall is ground and which is live? Thanks guys!!!
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • Can you change from 10 or 8 gauge wire to 12 gauge in a 20amp circuit?

    I'm attempting to extend a circuit with a few more outlets in a basement room. When I purchased the home they told me the previous owner was an electrician who self-built and wired the room. The room is on a 20amp breaker so I gathered all my materials, 12-2 wire, 20amp rated outlets and wingnut connectors. I... show more
    I'm attempting to extend a circuit with a few more outlets in a basement room. When I purchased the home they told me the previous owner was an electrician who self-built and wired the room. The room is on a 20amp breaker so I gathered all my materials, 12-2 wire, 20amp rated outlets and wingnut connectors. I found the final outlet in the current setup, but when I pulled it out I found that the wire they used looks to be 10 or possibly even 8 gauge. I don't have a tool to check for sure. I know it's okay to use a higher than needed gauge from the panel out, but I don't know if it's okay to continue out from the current outlet with my 12-2 to the new outlets. Would variation in voltage be an issue? All in all, I plan to add an additional 5 outlets. Besides that, I'm following standard configuration with 12-2 wire (2-pair+ground), and pig-tailing the grounds. Would I be okay to mix them like this?
    14 answers · 1 week ago
  • Soundproofing a concrete shed/garage? My shed makes everything louder.?

    Soundproofing a concrete shed/garage? My shed makes everything louder.?

    Just today i had a large apex concrete shed installed that i am going to use it as my workshop. The shed is mostly made of thick concrete walls and slabs that are bolted together. However i noticed that there is an echo and using any electric tool creates a lot of noise, more so than if used outside. The room seems... show more
    Just today i had a large apex concrete shed installed that i am going to use it as my workshop. The shed is mostly made of thick concrete walls and slabs that are bolted together. However i noticed that there is an echo and using any electric tool creates a lot of noise, more so than if used outside. The room seems to amplify the noise and i would have expected the opposite with thick concrete walls. The shed is empty so i expect that is the reason for the echo but not really for amplifying the sound. I don't care how loud it is inside but how loud it is outside since i have neighbours. The side door and large front opening are made of metal and i notice the sound and echo is less if i open the door. It seems to me that these two doors are the problem,especially the large front opening. There is little other steel used on the shed, and i don't thick concrete amplifies sound. Can i use foam board it soundproof them? They are designed with a framing on the inside so it seems quite simple just to cut the foam to size and put it in. If so what foam board should i use? I don't need it to be soundproof but just enough to lessen the sounds outside.
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • I want large lava rock delivered to my property, how do I make this happen?

    I want large lava rock delivered to my property, how do I make this happen?

    Lava rock walls are common on the big island. There is plenty of lava everywhere. If I wanted to have a few truck-loads delivered to my home, how do I do this? I want large pieces, to build with. About how much would it cost per ton? Google is not helpful at all. I've included an example, so you know what... show more
    Lava rock walls are common on the big island. There is plenty of lava everywhere. If I wanted to have a few truck-loads delivered to my home, how do I do this? I want large pieces, to build with. About how much would it cost per ton? Google is not helpful at all. I've included an example, so you know what I'm talking about.
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • Wiring a 9.9kw cooker?

    I have a 9.9kw cooker. The MCB is 32 amp and the cable is 6mm live conductor size to the plate junction. What cable do I need from the plate to the cooker will 32 Amp be ok on a 9.9kw at 230v?
    I have a 9.9kw cooker. The MCB is 32 amp and the cable is 6mm live conductor size to the plate junction. What cable do I need from the plate to the cooker will 32 Amp be ok on a 9.9kw at 230v?
    6 answers · 4 days ago
  • What is the best tool to cut about an inch deep? If it's a knife, what kind of knife?

    Best answer: use a box cutter or an exacto knife or try a branded "" Hinkels """ chef knife .....
    Best answer: use a box cutter or an exacto knife or try a branded "" Hinkels """ chef knife .....
    8 answers · 5 days ago
  • I to get pressure down on combi boiler?

    5 answers · 4 days ago
  • How do I safely use an ungrounded outlet?

    Best answer: the lightening and voltage spike strip will not work if you avoid using the 3rd wire in the romex cable == and therefore your PC and other electronics will be at danger of being == shocked by high voltage or low voltage, hit by a lightening strike from underground or a direct hit to your home, and all precaution ... show more
    Best answer: the lightening and voltage spike strip will not work if you avoid using the 3rd wire in the romex cable == and therefore your PC and other electronics will be at danger of being == shocked by high voltage or low voltage, hit by a lightening strike from underground or a direct hit to your home, and all precaution should be taken to prevent this from "" toasting "" your electronics ... if the romex does run down inside the walls then I suggest that you rewire those plug-sockets that will be used for the connections of the Electronics and for that cable to run a new connection it should be 12 gauge wire romex and you have 3 wires to connect in the home panel .... the cost of the connector STRIP that will protect your electronics is way cheaper than buying a new PC... you can wire that socket[s] onw your own and that assistance at the HoDepot or at Lowe's is time well spent or buy some books to learn more ... == 12ga. romex, new sockets. and a 15amp breaker are all worth the time and money .... any other help just e/m to XTX....
    12 answers · 1 week ago
  • (Electrical n00b question) - 2 devices wired into the same plug?

    Best answer: The power draw by each fan will be unchanged by the additional parallel connection. Adapters are a always a compromise because each connection point adds a non-bolted connection point that could become loose and overheat, but the overcurrent protection (fuse or breaker) will limit the total current draw available... show more
    Best answer: The power draw by each fan will be unchanged by the additional parallel connection.

    Adapters are a always a compromise because each connection point adds a non-bolted connection point that could become loose and overheat, but the overcurrent protection (fuse or breaker) will limit the total current draw available at the receptacle no matter how many splitters you stack.

    If you cut wires and make and make ghetto splices you could risk a section of wire that is too small for the added current draw and might overheat the wire and melt the insulation.
    4 answers · 3 days ago
  • Can't find the right socket size for this bolt?

    I have a piece of patio furniture that has a bolt loose. I pulled out my standard toolkit which includes a standard 1/4 inch square drive socket set (6 point). I tried the biggest one that it had included which was 3/8 and it wasn't big enough...so I went out to Lowes and bought the next size up socket which... show more
    I have a piece of patio furniture that has a bolt loose. I pulled out my standard toolkit which includes a standard 1/4 inch square drive socket set (6 point). I tried the biggest one that it had included which was 3/8 and it wasn't big enough...so I went out to Lowes and bought the next size up socket which would be 7/16 and now that's too big. But from my understanding, there is nothing between 3/8 and 7/16 right? Please help!
    18 answers · 1 week ago
  • Hot water heater date code?!?

    Okay, on my hot water heater it says 120427DC I'm assuming 'DC' stands for date code? Am I right? I'm not the sharpest of the lot so I really need to know the date code, what those numbers stand for if I am correct and it is in fact the date code because I need to know how old it is, pls don't... show more
    Okay, on my hot water heater it says 120427DC I'm assuming 'DC' stands for date code? Am I right? I'm not the sharpest of the lot so I really need to know the date code, what those numbers stand for if I am correct and it is in fact the date code because I need to know how old it is, pls don't be rude if I sound really, really dumb I just have no idea.. I want a answer, not someone to make fun of me. Pls help :)
    8 answers · 1 week ago