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Converting 3 inch ceiling light box to an outlet

I currently have a single incandescent fixture in my garage ceiling mounted and hard wired to a round 3 inch box. I'd like to install a fluorescent shop light that comes with a standard plug as a...
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House was built in the late 70s, the duct is...

House was built in the late 70s, the duct is behind the drywall so I really have no idea if it was done right. Is it even possible to replace a duct like this at this point?

I don't even want...
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Safe to put hardware cloth over dryer vent?

Not sure where this post belongs, thought I'd try here first.

I've got a roof rat problem that started 2 years ago when they moved into the neighborhood. An exterminating company and i set traps,...
06-02-08, 03:25 PM
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Not sure about question #1, but the answer to #2...

Not sure about question #1, but the answer to #2 is no, without the cable box the green line is not there.

The cable box is a Scientific Atlanta 8300 HD model with the DVR. I believe the...
06-02-08, 12:49 PM
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Testing the quality of a house's ground?

My girlfriend's cable tv reception has a noticeable green band that travels up the screen from bottom to top constantly.

The cable tech that came out checked everything and thought that it might...
05-05-08, 01:46 PM
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Cool, thanks for the info. I'm in the us,...

Cool, thanks for the info. I'm in the us, Phoenix area.
05-04-08, 10:20 AM
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new GFI, 15 amp on 20 amp circuit?

I'm bought a 15 amp GFI outlet for my kitchen that doesn't currently have one. The home was built in the late 70s, and I believe it's the original wiring.

I took the old outlet out, and noticed...
03-15-08, 12:51 PM
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Thanks for the reply. The house isn't a new...

Thanks for the reply. The house isn't a new build, it was built in the late 70s. I had some major renovations done before I moved in, but can't recall if the door was a part of it. I think I get...
03-15-08, 11:38 AM
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interior wood door binding at the top

I'm having a problem that seems to be the opposite of most info I'm finding on the web. An interior door won't close, it hits the top of the jamb, directly above the door handle. I've been in this...
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For the pipe to work the height of the outlet on...

For the pipe to work the height of the outlet on the dryer will have to match the height of the wall entry, correct? Hmm, not sure if I'm that lucky, and I won't know until I get back there for...
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Jay, the vent is going right from the dryer to...

Jay, the vent is going right from the dryer to the wall horizontally, there is no vertical section inside the laundry room. The exit point from the house is up on the roof. This is a patio home,...
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Several dryer vent questions

I've been battling roof rats at my home for the past week, and discovered that one I had trapped in the laundry room made his escape by gnawing a fist sized hole into my dryer vent between the dryer...
01-27-07, 11:20 AM
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Cool, thanks!

Cool, thanks!
01-27-07, 09:37 AM
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New switch for garbage disposal

I'd like to replace the old switch for my garbage disposal with a new paddle style switch. Would I use a 20amp/125V switch for this? Thanks.
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New ceiling light fixture box questions

I removed an old ceiling light fixture box as it was rotting apart, and I'm planning on putting in a new light there, but I'm not sure what I'll put there yet. I'm planning on putting in a new metal...
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When you say hole saw, do you mean a 4 in. hole...

When you say hole saw, do you mean a 4 in. hole saw attachment for a drill, or is there some type of specialized saw for this?

I didn't realize they made hole saw attachments for drills that...
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Alternative to bathroom exhaust fan?

I removed an old, ugly and loud bathroom exhaust fan to prepare for putting in a new one, and low and behold there is no exhaust ductwork. I confirmed this by getting up on the roof and checking out...
10-11-06, 04:04 PM
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Thanks for the tip on the fabric, I'll do a bit...

Thanks for the tip on the fabric, I'll do a bit of researching on that.

My gut is telling me the rock won't be in bags, but just piled on my driveway in big pile. I'd prefer bags on pallets, but...
10-10-06, 02:38 PM
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How much rock for small backyard?

I'm planning on laying down 3/4 inch navajo brown rock in approximately 480 square feet of my backyard, which is pretty much the whole backyard of my small patio home. I'm getting it from the Home...
08-21-06, 03:51 PM
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Bah, nevermind. I just looked a bit closer, and...

Bah, nevermind. I just looked a bit closer, and while the nintendo charging port looks like a mini usb, it's a tad different shape and the charger doesn't physically fit anyway. Oh well.
08-21-06, 03:47 PM
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Blackberry charger for other devices?

Hi all. Not sure this is really a doityourself electrical question, but I'm not sure where to ask this.

I have a charger for my blackberry that outputs DC 5V and .5 Amps (500 milliamps, correct?)...
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Recommendations for external coax and ethernet cables

I'm planning on dropping 3 coax cables (2 for cable or sat tv, 1 for OTA antenna) and 1 ethernet cable for broadband internet from my roof down into the media center wall. The cables will be exposed...
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Kohler Shower Tower or Moen vertical spa?

Does anyone out there have any experience with these types of "super shower fixtures"? I'm curious about a few things. How difficult is the install? Our contractor will be doing it, but I prefer...
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ah-ha, so I'd hook up the shank to the supply...

ah-ha, so I'd hook up the shank to the supply line outside of the tank, turn on the supply till the shank is full, hold the ball float up to stop the flow, then check for leaks on the shank?
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When you say hairline crack, do you mean in the...

When you say hairline crack, do you mean in the tank or the shank? Interesting idea about the tire pump, is that the same thread size, I wouldn't need an adapter of some sort?

I suppose I could...
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