Tag: safety

30 Is there a way to safely have exposed electrical wires? 2018-01-08T18:29:11.480

28 When doing electrical work, what do I use to check wires are safe? 2016-05-05T17:21:56.603

27 What are the most important things to check/do after buying a home? 2011-10-17T18:02:55.053

24 How can it be dangerous to feed a water heater from two separate panels? 2016-01-20T15:05:04.543

23 How do you know when and where it is safe to drill into a wall? 2011-07-09T21:38:28.130

23 Extension cord and power strip safety 2011-07-14T17:05:29.047

21 Electric shock - was I stupid, unlucky, or a combination of both? 2014-08-16T12:20:54.583

20 What is the safe/correct way to work on gutters? From a ladder or from the roof? 2011-05-09T18:08:25.903

20 Would bullet proof glass help deter burglars? How does it compare to normal glass? 2011-09-21T14:41:12.593

20 Why should we replace smoke alarms every 10 years? 2017-10-31T10:54:35.947

19 What types of home radon mitigation systems have you used, and how well do they work? 2010-08-05T03:20:33.007

19 What is the proper, safe, and effective way to apply diatomaceous earth? 2012-03-19T00:44:08.020

19 Safe/professional way to transport lumber with just a roof rack 2015-12-10T04:11:32.763

17 What basic safety equipment should everyone have? 2010-07-22T08:52:12.760

17 Is it permissible to have exposed mains conductors in holiday lights? 2017-12-15T16:58:02.717

15 Which tools should not be operated while wearing gloves? 2012-01-31T04:44:02.963

15 What sorts of appliances will malfunction on a reversed AC outlet? 2017-01-24T07:22:19.833

14 We built a pergola, is it safe? 2012-05-10T03:58:11.347

14 How do I keep my Christmas tree from falling over? 2012-12-06T00:17:35.917

14 What is the relative importance of cut-retardant safety gloves when using a chainsaw? 2014-04-06T19:55:28.690

14 How can I protect my fingers while using a band saw? 2014-08-05T17:51:40.123

13 How do I join two cables outside so that they're safe and kept dry? 2011-08-12T06:43:37.820

12 What should I know about radon levels at home? What levels are safe and do they affect resale value? 2010-11-22T19:50:24.097

12 How can I protect my hands when using power tools? 2011-01-24T11:09:20.370

12 How to make this electrical main safe 2012-09-05T23:50:29.733

11 Best practice for oily rag safety? 2012-02-28T15:26:00.977

11 What kind of gloves should I wear during electrical work? 2016-09-07T12:57:50.377

11 Does a 2100W angle grinder need an earth pin? 2018-01-08T13:32:31.350

10 How do I know if it is safe to remove a wall? 2010-07-22T08:40:40.620

10 What do-it-yourself cautionary tales do you have? 2010-07-23T21:14:08.373

10 False positive from a non-contact voltage tester? 2016-02-28T22:48:06.547

10 What's the appropriate range for the angle of a slide? 2016-11-30T19:21:16.703

9 What to do with an apartment with only 2-pronged outlets 2011-02-07T00:28:13.987

9 Can a stove be beneath a window 2011-05-16T22:34:18.773

9 Is it safe to run a USB cable inside a wall? 2012-04-20T20:00:35.727

9 Is wiring with melted insulation and exposed copper dangerous? 2017-04-04T06:42:43.523

8 What is an Arc Fault Circuit Interrupter? 2010-07-21T20:04:55.433

8 Are there any "easy" ways to trace a home electrical system? 2010-11-13T02:50:19.740

8 Is it within code to complete 12g wiring circuit with 10g wire? 2011-10-09T22:38:41.257

8 If I do not have any fuel burning devices, do I need a carbon monoxide detector? 2012-01-10T14:12:40.133

8 Is an LED light strip safe to use under a bed? 2012-06-05T00:44:17.160

8 What type of clothing is required when working around asbestos? 2013-05-17T02:23:19.080

8 At what height should CO detectors be installed? 2015-05-21T01:03:05.937

7 Can I safely power a three-prong electrical device from a light socket? 2010-09-16T20:56:01.283

7 How do I fill a hole under a sidewalk? 2010-10-04T16:26:56.140

7 Fire Extinguisher In Unheated Garage & Shed 2011-02-09T17:04:05.697

7 What is the best short-term solution for fused neutrals? 2011-07-03T08:33:43.180

7 Do Old Houses Have a Pre-determined Lifespan? 2012-01-25T20:11:59.570

7 Is a negative reading from a non-contact voltage detector sufficient? 2012-05-04T17:58:55.057

7 What kind of gloves do I need for working around electrical wires? 2012-06-03T21:09:45.130

7 Can I use two ladders to create a makeshift scaffold? 2013-06-11T03:31:54.873

7 Does washing reduce asbestos? 2013-06-26T01:01:20.673

7 How to I safely anchor a safety line to a chimney? 2013-08-07T19:30:25.437

7 Why is my light switch leaking electricity? 2013-10-30T18:58:38.090

7 Outdoor electrical outlet exposed to the rain 2014-12-12T14:01:06.150

7 What can I do about electric code violations in a rental unit? 2015-05-04T01:25:54.433

7 Why is a steel security door safe if they can break the glass, slide their hand in, and unlock the door? 2016-01-17T23:51:15.140

6 Can I move the main breaker and the electrical meter? 2010-11-19T10:55:11.270

6 How do you maintain good posture when working on things on the floor? 2011-03-13T01:00:53.127

6 What is the safest way to cut up an old kerosene storage tank? 2011-07-07T11:17:57.230

6 Is it possible to earthquake-proof furniture when you have plaster walls? 2013-02-19T07:36:11.723

6 What protection is needed to access the crawlspace under the house? 2013-04-10T21:52:21.887

6 How can I subtly mark a height difference to prevent tripping? 2013-08-16T14:50:41.680

6 Why did I feel an electric current when touching my light switch? 2013-08-24T03:19:27.413

6 Is it okay two breakers are controlling the same outlets and appliances? 2013-10-11T16:03:11.217

6 Why do fire extinguishers lose pressure over time? 2015-01-28T17:16:01.870

6 What's the safest type of power saw? 2017-01-14T18:42:32.947

6 Are service loops allowed by US electrical code in residential wiring? 2017-02-17T18:43:45.280

5 What is a UFCL brand circuit? 2010-10-19T22:47:14.833

5 Should I install tamper resistant receptacles 2010-10-29T20:40:27.893

5 Is operating a 66' boom lift something that a non-construction type homeowner could likely manage? 2011-08-05T23:16:16.313

5 What glass for an interior, mainly glass, wall? 2011-12-07T10:52:14.300

5 When is it generally safe/acceptable to use a wire nut? 2012-02-19T02:09:04.013

5 Risk from installing a "Nest" thermometer without shutting off home power? 2012-04-22T17:40:08.560

5 How do I pressure test a natural gas line and what do the valve pressure ratings mean? 2013-01-29T20:27:43.147

5 Should I remove limbs before felling a tree? 2013-02-23T20:16:19.637

5 How safe is having my boiler in my daughter's bedroom? 2013-09-10T08:51:28.987

5 Why does my laptop charger make a spark when plugged in? 2013-10-18T11:49:20.600

5 Potential Home Grounding Issue - Illinois 2015-08-26T18:44:08.047

5 How can I safely sand a small, thin item with a belt/disc sander? 2015-12-27T18:59:29.547

5 What is the *interrupting rating* of a GFCI receptacle? 2016-01-23T01:52:49.600

5 How to safely route a wide groove in 2x2? 2016-11-02T16:42:26.107

5 How can you determine if an air compressor tank is safe? 2017-06-18T14:39:29.823

4 How do I get utility lines marked on my property? 2010-08-02T00:51:59.020

4 At what height should a stair handrail be? 2010-08-25T21:19:34.727

4 Can re-closing a circuit-breaker be dangerous? 2011-09-24T19:32:29.367

4 Are there any good videos available that teach basic carpentry? 2012-04-30T08:18:27.790

4 Should a fire alarm be installed in the attic? 2012-12-10T19:07:13.223

4 What should be on my pre-purchase house self-inspection checklist? 2013-01-15T17:11:32.147

4 Is it safe to shut off cold water entering water heater? 2013-01-20T00:24:58.907

4 How can I make wooden stairs slip-proof? 2013-01-28T16:29:53.803

4 Will I cause problem/cracks with jumping exercise in upper floor? 2013-02-22T07:57:15.913

4 How can I safely cut this pipe with an angle grinder? 2013-03-08T01:23:37.893

4 Is it safe to mount a medium-sized air compressor to the floor to stop or limit vibrations? 2013-05-10T02:40:04.363

4 Should I convert a single light switch to a receptacle/switch combo? 2013-05-29T02:28:40.747

4 What is an oven anti-tip device and how do you install one? 2013-07-15T20:35:47.020

4 Can I use a cord and plug to power a wall sconce? 2013-09-04T01:38:03.937

4 How can I safely work around power lines? 2013-09-11T14:03:57.923

4 At what Lead levels are respirators and hazmat suits required? 2013-10-18T20:49:33.427