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Replacing exterior light - mounting issue - single box

Looking to replace an exterior light fixture. See image. Not sure how to proceed due to odd single-pole box.

Do I need an adapter? Mounting plate?

Working with exterior aluminum siding....
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Posted By CSPierce

Thanks all for the input - helpful &...

Thanks all for the input - helpful & appreciated!
09-11-18, 07:20 AM
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Posted By CSPierce

Thank you. That may be, but this is after a few...

Thank you. That may be, but this is after a few weeks of very heavy rain - so I'm not sure it's a water issue. What might be other other causes/solutions?
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Thanks all! So - the recommendation is to remove...

Thanks all! So - the recommendation is to remove and replace, rather than to amend with another later?

And - why would one use this rather than Great Stuff (expanding foam) or silicone sealant?...
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Posted By CSPierce

Outdoor sealant - what is this? How to correct?

See pics. I'm working to address exterior gaps/holes to limit access for pests and increase energy efficiency.

The attached pics are of an exterior spigot and an AC unit attachment.

As you can...
09-10-18, 11:01 PM
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Posted By CSPierce

Sedum plant is not happy.

See pics. Sedum were planted about two seasons ago in Southeast WI. Pics are from today - Sept. 10.

Species is "Mr. Goodbud" - Stonecrop.

I don't know why they're so unhappy. They are maybe...
09-10-18, 10:52 PM
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Posted By CSPierce

Flopville USA - Hysop and Rudbeckia

See pics.

Simple explanation - my "Blue Fortune Hysup" and "Summer Blaze Rudbeckia" are majorly flopping. I'm really opposed to staking/cages/etc., as I fear that prevent natural long-term...
09-10-18, 10:22 PM
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Posted By CSPierce

Venting Tips for Dehumidifier Condensate Pump Output

I've recently installed a condensate pump adjacent to a dehumidifier that is in a room separate from any drains, sinks, or convenient outputs. I was not emptying the DEHUM frequently enough, and...
03-07-18, 01:44 PM
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Posted By CSPierce

exposed switch bumped...spark!...house lights flickering

The subject line about describes this one.

I had a switch pulled-out and live, doing some work in a hallway. Of course, it gets bumped by my wife in passing. There's a spark.

It's a...
03-06-18, 04:38 PM
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Posted By CSPierce

I'll add - I did not see any threaded holes to...

I'll add - I did not see any threaded holes to add a screw. I have seen ground screw terminals on the brackets used to hang lights. Is that an option?
03-06-18, 04:34 PM
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Posted By CSPierce

Thank you. I tested with the multimeter meter as...

Thank you. I tested with the multimeter meter as you described, with good results. My multimeter is not too precise, but readings seemed to be neared to 140 VAC. I tested in a few near outlet ground,...
03-06-18, 03:39 PM
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Posted By CSPierce

Thanks all for good info. I was able to persuade...

Thanks all for good info. I was able to persuade "A" open and attached Romex with an NM connector.

My only remaining question - the new Romex has a Ground, but nothing else in this old junction...
03-06-18, 11:51 AM
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Posted By CSPierce

Thanks! Do you suggest tapping from inside...

Thanks! Do you suggest tapping from inside (below) or outside (above)? I was really hammerin' at this thing, but I will revisit.

Do you think the damage to "B" is a concern?
03-06-18, 11:44 AM
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Posted By CSPierce

metal junction box - difficulty accessing/opening knockouts

See attached. I'd like to attached some 14/2 Romex to this junction box and add a new light to the hallway below. This view is from top/attic.

See pic.


item A on pic - despite some...
02-27-18, 02:29 PM
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Posted By CSPierce

Thank you for your help. I managed to install...

Thank you for your help. I managed to install successfully!

I was able to actually re-route the existing wires between the humidifier and the humidstat to the Nest. I moved the "HUM" on the...
02-27-18, 06:39 AM
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Posted By CSPierce

Thank you pjmax! I think I can manage this. I...

Thank you pjmax! I think I can manage this. I have a few pigtailed connections near the furnace I could swap/rewire to achieve this, preventing me to feed a new wire up to the Nest for the "*"...
02-26-18, 10:57 AM
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Posted By CSPierce

Aprilaire 110 Humidifier Connecting to Nest 2nd Gen

Hi forums. First, thanks in advance as always.

I'm working to connect my Aprilaire 110 to my Nest, 2nd Gen. mI reviewed a relevant thread (URL below) but I am tripped-up by the power supply to...
02-02-18, 01:02 PM
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Posted By CSPierce

Excellent. Can't thank you enough - this seems...

Excellent. Can't thank you enough - this seems very straightforward. Appreciate it.
02-02-18, 09:50 AM
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Posted By CSPierce

Makes sense. So face frame PLUS trim? I would...

Makes sense. So face frame PLUS trim? I would think it would be an either/or? Or, are you suggesting use 1 x 4's to create a clean frame surround? Thanks again
02-02-18, 08:56 AM
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Posted By CSPierce

Thanks - maybe it is just that easy. Thoughts on...

Thanks - maybe it is just that easy. Thoughts on concealing the now-exposed new ceiling? I could use really wide casing, but I'm concerned about energy efficiency. I'd prefer to not have to patch-up...
02-02-18, 08:15 AM
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Posted By CSPierce

Attic Access - unique size - too large for standard ladders - reduce size?

Greetings Forum,

I'm looking to replace my oversized, approx. 54 x 28, attic access panel and ladder. I thought this would be a relatively easy fix, but I've found no replacement ladder at the 28"...
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Posted By CSPierce

I figured that would be the response. Thanks for...

I figured that would be the response. Thanks for the input. Unless there are other suggestions, I may touch-up and shoot to replace the tile this fall.

I'm grateful for the responses, thanks again!
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Posted By CSPierce

chipping latex paint on fireplace tile surround

Hi all,

I recently repainted some tile that surrounds our fireplace. I think I made a couple mistakes. First, I did not prime. Secondly, I used a latex paint - the same paint used on the walls in...
06-10-17, 02:48 PM
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Posted By CSPierce

Frigidaire dehumidifier - overheating/smell, not working, surprise found inside

Hi all,

I have a Frigidaire Dehumidifier, which has been working predictability and without issue for about 4-5 seasons. I output the appliance direct to a drain, so I don't have much reason or...
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Posted By CSPierce

Exterior Column Wrap - Where to find, and who can install?

Hi all. As part of a larger exterior project, we'd like to update two structural columns in the front of our home.

I've researched some Fypon column wraps (Fypon, Ltd....
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