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Pull the plug out of the outlet. Slide it through...

Pull the plug out of the outlet. Slide it through the loop above the conduit. Slide the loop from behind the conduit.

The plug does NOT have to go behind the conduit! :Happy:
01-21-21, 12:57 PM
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Again??? ...

Again???

https://www.doityourself.com/forum/designing-kitchens-bathrooms/615867-converting-wall-cabinet-into-trash-receptacle.html

Since you found a trash can that fits, mount the bottom half...
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Painter's tape on the cut line and cutting...

Painter's tape on the cut line and cutting through the tape will reduce tear out on wood. It might help on bamboo but since it has a fibrous structure (its a grass) it might not. Scoring with a...
01-20-21, 12:17 PM
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I won't argue with Hal's suggestion but I would...

I won't argue with Hal's suggestion but I would be concerned about possible moisture coming up through the concrete. A sheet of poly on the concrete first would be a good idea.

The backing on...
01-20-21, 11:50 AM
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Posted By 2john02458

Do the lights flicker continuously while the MW...

Do the lights flicker continuously while the MW is operating? Or just when it starts up and then again when the klystron tube (the thing that makes the microwaves) cycles on and off while cooking...
01-20-21, 11:26 AM
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Posted By 2john02458

Carpet squares are an alternative solution and...

Carpet squares are an alternative solution and might work better for an office environment. In an 8X8 room commercial grade squares with heavy rubber backing would not have to be glued down.
01-17-21, 11:52 AM
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Posted By 2john02458

The water is coming through the stone foundation...

The water is coming through the stone foundation from outside either from above ground (driveway, downspouts, etc.) or underground (seepage or high ground water). A stone foundation CANNOT be...
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How rough does it feel when you run your hand...

How rough does it feel when you run your hand over it? You want a fairly smooth surface for the poly. Probably 80 grit in a hand sander with the grain will be enough to knock down any significant...
01-03-21, 09:18 AM
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Posted By 2john02458

In a 2012 post on a woodworking forum about...

In a 2012 post on a woodworking forum about wiring a shop in Oklahoma I found this:



but...



My recollection probably came from wiring in New York City and may have been a local...
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Posted By 2john02458

Heating/cooling cycles can cause bolts to loosen....

Heating/cooling cycles can cause bolts to loosen. Check them occasionally or use some Loctite on them.
12-17-20, 11:45 AM
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Looks fine to me. What is your concern? The...

Looks fine to me. What is your concern? The large side panel should have silicone on the three contact sides and is not likely to move. The side panel by the door is supported top and bottom and...
12-12-20, 08:36 AM
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Posted By 2john02458

The item you need is called a panel clip. Link...

The item you need is called a panel clip. Link to source for panel clip. (https://www.richelieu.com/us/en/category/commercial-display-hardware/standards-and-brackets/brackets/panel-clip/1165559)
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12-08-20, 03:22 PM
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Posted By 2john02458

Lutron Caseta works with LEDs.

Lutron Caseta works with LEDs.
12-02-20, 12:28 PM
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You should check all the contacts in "normal"...

You should check all the contacts in "normal" (not engaged) and engaged positions. Usually NC (Normally Closed) will show continuity with the switch in the NON-active position (i.e. not engaged), NO...
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If there is a finished ceiling below, I would go...

If there is a finished ceiling below, I would go with driving screws instead of hammering nails to avoid any cracking, etc. especially if it is a plaster ceiling.
11-29-20, 08:56 AM
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New house--no builder's guarantee? No house...

New house--no builder's guarantee? No house inspection?

Except for the sloppy workmanship it looks like a pretty nice fence. Either someone did not do a final inspection or was in a hurry to get...
11-25-20, 10:33 AM
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No need to add a J-box now. Just leave enough of...

No need to add a J-box now. Just leave enough of a cable loop in the attic to add one later if needed.

I think PD is assuming your switch legs are not line voltage. If they are then it shouldn't...
11-24-20, 12:34 PM
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Posted By 2john02458

Can you remove the thermostat(?) and look in...

Can you remove the thermostat(?) and look in through that opening? A small pocket mirror & flashlight or a borescope would be useful there.

What is behind the switch area on the other side of the...
11-22-20, 07:54 AM
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In order to preserve the integrity and appearance...

In order to preserve the integrity and appearance in the corridor area, I would do all the cutting/drilling/fishing/patching in the closets where repairs would not be noticed.

Vertical wiring...
11-13-20, 02:09 PM
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Posted By 2john02458

Unless you need an excuse to buy a useful tool...

Unless you need an excuse to buy a useful tool...
11-09-20, 05:41 PM
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Not normal. That is why I suggested checking the...

Not normal. That is why I suggested checking the pressure tank. You can also check to see if the pump is short cycling--coming on almost immediately when pressure drops and then coming up to full...
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If that is the case a quick (but ugly) fix would...

If that is the case a quick (but ugly) fix would be to install some "L" brackets, maybe just on the side(s) that wobble. Could be covered with base trim for appearance.

A "real" fix would involve...
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Posted By 2john02458

The product description says that the holes are...

The product description says that the holes are oversized. That will give you a small amount of wiggle room but your anchor bolts will have to be very close to the support holes locations. You...
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Posted By 2john02458

You said in an earlier post that you have 8 ohm...

You said in an earlier post that you have 8 ohm speakers. They will work fine with your receiver but as Pilot Dane noted they may overload if you push the volume too high since your receiver can...
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Posted By 2john02458

Some electronic dimmers (especially remote...

Some electronic dimmers (especially remote control) will continue to pass a very small amount of current even when switched off. This may cause LED bulbs to continue to glow slightly even when...
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