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Two Wall Switch Failures

August 18, 2019, 2:11 pm

Coincidence- or not? I had two wall switches fail within a few days of each other. A heavily-used 40 year old bathroom light switch caused its 20 year old plain vanilla wall fixture with six LED ... Read more »

how do I replace rotted bottom plate on my shed

August 18, 2019, 2:24 am

I got my shed reroofed this summer. The roofer replaced some rotted sheathing on the roof and side. I don't do roofs, at my age my balance isn't reliable. Now I see the bottom plate is rotted on a... Read more »

This Old House!...Join the fun and bring your worst repair stories to the m...

August 17, 2019, 4:24 pm

Everyone learns from house repairs that are a pain to fix. In fact, sharing lightens the memory!... and hearing others tell their accounts of the repair from hell, creates a bonding in compassion tha... Read more »

Warning: Plastic Light Fixtures contain Farmaldehide! Use the Ceramic ones

August 17, 2019, 4:12 pm

I smelled an acrid, foul smell in my closet, thinking it was a bat in my attic, I hired a contractor to remove the bats. Much to my surprise, it turned out that my closet had a plastic light fixture... Read more »

Rely on technology too much

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August 17, 2019, 1:43 am

This school nailed it. We rely on the latest technology too much and it can fail. https://imgur.com/gallery/Mk0vN59 Read more »

Deck Repair Course: 609 Turner Street, Silverton, BC, V0G 2B0, Canada

August 16, 2019, 11:56 pm

August 29th, 1:00 P.M. From simple to complex, this course covers all aspects of Deck Repairs. Read more »

All ball bearing motor

August 16, 2019, 5:54 am

I have a bench grinder that i bought in 1986. The label says all ball bearing motor. Is that motor different than other motors? Read more »

1/4-Inch Spade Drill Bit recommendations

August 16, 2019, 3:18 am

Which last longer, for 1/4-Inch Spade Drill Bit? Bosch or Irwin or Dewalt? Thanks, Andy Read more »

OT. Florida welcomes old people

August 15, 2019, 10:32 am

It's gotta be true if it's in the Babylon Bee: Read more »

Light diverter for bulb holder

August 15, 2019, 12:39 am

I noticed the threads on the light bulb holder. https://imgur.com/a/WPwMtwe Can something be bought that will make the light shine downward? As it is now, the light is too bright and wasted when i... Read more »

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cub cadet 804 wiring

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I have a older cub. The wiring has been hacked up. Does anyone have a wiring diagram? I mainly need to know the conections at the switch Read more »

gaggenau wall oven installation (120/240v)

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I know, I know. Everyone will say don't screw around with electricity if you don't know what you are doing and OK, I will certainly hire an electrician for this job anyway but I need to satisfy my ... Read more »

Replacing FP electrical panel in Condo (with pics)

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I am helping my brother in law renovate his condo. He has an old FP electric panel that I want to replace due to the problems they are known to have. There is a 50A main in the meter room, and the fe... Read more »

Hot tub couple electrical questions

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I have done a couple of hot tubs in the past, but not in many years, and I'm unclear on a couple things: 1. Bonding/grounding. I'm all set to pull 4 #6 (240v/50a) to the hot tub, which includes insu... Read more »

Storing Firewood

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My neighbor just offered me about a half cord of wood. The only place I have to store it would be on the side of my house, probably not more than an inch from the wall. I have stucco walls, and the ... Read more »

Thermostat placement

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I have a Tri-level home with two separate furnaces and air conditioning units. One unit controls the lower two levels and another the upstairs level. The lower unit has a thermostat located at t... Read more »

How to strip UF cable?

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I am working on a circuit with 12/2UF. I have cut it in half to free the ground, but the black and white still have the UF cover on. I am afraid to cut into it and going through the wire insulati... Read more »

You know you've been in heavy duty poison oak when ...

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You know you've been in heavy duty poison oak when ... a) Your pants have these urishiol black stains on them: http://i59.tinypic.com/28mldzr.jpg And b) You have to wash your iPad in the sink... Read more »

Toro Lawnmower Air Filter: Additional Small Diameter Tube; Purpose ?

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Hi, Have the typical Toro 22 self propelled Lawnmower. A few years old. Was wondering about this: I replaced the air filter, and noticed that there is also a small diameter (1/8 inch or so) red ... Read more »

Two Wall Switch Failures

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Coincidence- or not? I had two wall switches fail within a few days of each other. A heavily-used 40 year old bathroom light switch caused its 20 year old plain vanilla wall fixture with six LED ... Read more »

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