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Delete [earthing] tag

I merged earthing into grounding and created the synonym so that future attempts to use earthing will be changed. Thanks for pointing this out.
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Should we break the [circuit]?

I don't think circuit is a very useful tag, as I can't think of any time you'd use it as the only tag on a post. I also don't think many folks would use it to find questions they might be interested ...
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Rename 'refinsh' tag to refinish?

Good catch! I created a new tag, refinishing (because we have the other tags basement-refinishing and hardwood-refinishing this seemed like the logical choice for a name), and merged the typo tag ...
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Time to redistribute [electrical-distribution]?

I think when it started, the tag was for questions that had to do with the electrical system beyond the service drop. Transformers, types of systems, etc. However, it's likely not used properly, and ...
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Do we need the [gas] tag?

I think gas makes sense for many questioners/searchers. They often know they are dealing with gas, but may not know which type.
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Should we remove the [wire]?

wire is only a good tag on questions that ask specifically about wire. For example: "Is there a difference between stranded and solid wire?", "What material is the insulation of THHN wire?", etc. ...
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Merge [septic] and [septic-tanks]

Thank you for the suggestion. I've put in the requested synonym, but haven't merged it yet to give the community time to discuss it. For now, any new questions will only be tagged with septic.
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Do we need the [gas] tag?

I think you could try to retag some if its absolutely clear what they mean, but I would wager that most of them are not specific enough. Adding a more specific tag in to help future searchers is good,...
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Do we need the [gas] tag?

I would point out that in some countries "gas" is the only term people would use to describe what others would call natural gas and or propane because gas is not a shorthand for gasoline. Some people ...
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