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Wiring up switch w/pilot light.


July 6, 2020, 6:30 pm

Wiring up switch w/pilot light... When wiring up a switch that requires another wire back from the load to attach to the switch to power the pilot-light (illuminated when ON). Do I have to use #14 ... Read more »

Splice 220 volt 6 gauge line outside- is it safe?


July 5, 2020, 9:19 pm

Our contractor accidentally cut the 220 volt 6 gauge line that ran from our main electrical box to a panel that operates our spa and outdoor lighting. His fix was to splice the lines in a junction bo... Read more »

new thermometer


July 4, 2020, 10:05 pm

I broke the oral thermometer I'd had for 52 years and I bought a new electronic one. The mercury and alcohol ones seemed much thicker than they used to be. From the warnings: Do not use thermo... Read more »

What I use for protection


July 4, 2020, 3:57 am

I earnestly tried using a washable mask. But I found that it: 1. Fogged up my glasses 2. Made my face hot 3. Made it so others could not see my facial expressions 4. Made it harder for others to... Read more »

Change router bit


July 4, 2020, 3:42 am

I am trying to change the router bit of this router someone gave me. Rockwell Commercial Duty Model 4676 I have the two wrenches, but can not get it to loosen? I saw a video, and it said to go cou... Read more »

OT: hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin


July 4, 2020, 1:15 am

Hi All, This will really piss the Lefties off but good. The narraitve is that everything out of Trumps mouth is wrong or a lie Now when Trump said there was evidence the hydroxychloroquine alone... Read more »

Storm door


July 3, 2020, 9:38 pm

What is the diff between surface mount and recessed mount? Read more »

Amp draw measurment on main power feed residential

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July 3, 2020, 9:40 am

I'm looking at a device to monitor my power. It hooks around the main power feed wires that feed the breaker panel. It has a sensor for each of the two main wires (240 volt standard setup). I me... Read more »

Wiring Trouble with Ceiling Fan Replacement


July 3, 2020, 3:26 am

An old ceiling fan, which worked fine, had no lamp and four wires: green, blue, black and white. The ceiling has a black, red and white wires, plus a bare copper wire. (Using multi-meter, the only ... Read more »

OT: my adventure at the post office and viruses transmission

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July 2, 2020, 9:51 pm

Hi All, We have a little post office, which I adore. Seems to me the problems with the post office are all confined to those large Mega post offices. Well, yesterday I had a bunch of things to m... Read more »

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Short Circuit - Caused by nail

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Hi; I have a short circuit in part of my house - the breaker immediately trips when I try to reset it and it's not the breaker because I tried switching the wires with another good breaker and it ma... Read more »

Removing purlins and ceiling joists

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hey all! i have a workshop to which i have fitted a car lift...but i now need to remove the ceiling ties(to which there never was a ceiling fitted), and the purlins which are half way up the 45degre... Read more »

craftsman self propelled mower 917.377361

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------------------------------------- I have a craftsman self propelled mower that worked fine until the batter went dead and would no longer hold a charge. I replaced the battery but when I engage ... Read more »

Deck - can joists be laid flat?

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Ground level deck, want to keep the height low to keep from impedeing bulkhead access. Can the joist be laid flat on the strucural beams instead of upright to keep the height down? Thanks, Bluesman Read more »

Stripping disaster

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Can anyone help with a problem with Peel Away 1? I inadvertantly used this product to strip stain and varnish from a window. Not only has it darkened the wood (it looks like it's burnt), but it had ... Read more »

Will decomposed granite hold up to wheeled garbage can traffic?

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I would like to put in a path over to the side of our house where we keep t he garbage cans. I like the look of decomposed granite, but I'm afraid that the weight of the cans (sometimes as much as... Read more »

Will a microwave oven beep for eternity?

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Will a microwave oven beep for eternity? For me, beeping microwave ovens, as well as door ajar beepers in cars, and anything else that keep beeping, is one of the most irritating things in life. T... Read more »

Clothes Dryer Caution

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Hi, If you use dryer sheets in your clothes dryer, remove the lint filter. After you remove the lint, run water into the filter. If you see puddles of water, that is due to the invisible film ... Read more »

Driveway Sealant in Smaller Containers?

rating: 5

I would like to seal my driveway before next winter but there is no way I can lift a 5 gallon container of the stuff. I am wondering if anyone here knows where I can obtain driveway sealant in s... Read more »

attic fan making noise

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Just got a new attic fan from a guy who replaced my duct work, the old fan was burned out and he replaced it. Anyway 1 month later its making noises like the bearings are going. He came over and sp... Read more »

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