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Thank you so much! I cannot believe how much...

Thank you so much! I cannot believe how much mental trauma this stupid little project has cost me.
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Unhappy Wiring and polarizing a small table lamp

I've been reading a lot of other threads hoping to find an answer to my exact question but didn't find one. So here goes:

I had two bedside table lamps in my guest room and the shades rotted. I...
11-25-17, 04:05 PM
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BANZAI! It's fixed!

Hello, all!

Thank you for your patience and advice! I decided to try replacing the GFI but I live alone and could not lift the big flat screen TV off the wall. (I had the power source for the...
11-20-17, 04:40 PM
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Thanks for your input. The cable guy told me...

Thanks for your input. The cable guy told me that the cables were burned black at both the pole and the spot where the cables come into the house. And I've got the new TV up but the GFI won't give...
11-19-17, 09:40 PM
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Yeah, I know what hit my house was the...

Yeah, I know what hit my house was the equivalent of the energy that started life on earth. You should see what it did to my cat.
Anyway, should I just change out the GFI or just put another...
11-19-17, 04:51 PM
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Cool GFI mystery

My house was hit by lightning a few weeks ago. Everything electronic I owned was fried, even those on surge protectors. (Well, no kidding...) I have checked the various outlets and luckily the...
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Thank you all for trying but I am giving up. I...

Thank you all for trying but I am giving up. I dug out my vice grip wrench and tried that upon your suggestions but still no luck. I can't get any of the wrenches squarely on the nut because it is...
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Thanks for writing back, guys. Well, I tried...

Thanks for writing back, guys.

Well, I tried a hacksaw blade yesterday, and couldn't get it underneath the hinge head to work on the bolt beneath. Those plastic nuts are really on there. Finally...
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Angry Can't remove old broken toilet seat

I am losing my mind. This should not be this hard!

One of the brass hinges on the old toilet seat failed due to a plastic center rod. Okay, bought a new toilet seat. The old hinges are not the...
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No, no sheetrock. Just wood. I scraped and...

No, no sheetrock. Just wood. I scraped and sanded and repainted and all. I'm a little hesitant to cut a hole because I don't know what's behind the wood or how the wires are drawn.

The pancake...
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New Light Fixture requires a box and I don't have one.

Hi,

This is a little complicated. I recently had my skylights replaced and they looked so nice, I decided to leave the shaft open so I could see the sky. The skylights all have old crappy bulb...
08-04-13, 03:33 PM
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Want to kill a wire in ceilling

Hi.
I recently had three skylights repaired. The old skylights had plastic panels in the ceiling so you couldn't see them. Good thing because each skylight, for some reason or another, had a...
01-09-13, 04:51 PM
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I did actually take the valve apart and inspected...

I did actually take the valve apart and inspected in while I was putting on the new solenoid. I didn't see anything, and if it were stopped up, why would it work when I turn it on manually?
01-08-13, 06:04 PM
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Unhappy Mystified by sprinkler system

Hi!
Got a sprinkler problem. I have four sprinkler stations around my home. Recently the #1 station won't start. The other three start on schedule and work perfectly.
I replaced the solenoid but...
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Thanks a million! I have not been able to get...

Thanks a million! I have not been able to get onto this page for the last couple of days. But I appreciate your help. And will get right on it.
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Sorry, the link to the redrawn schematic isn't...

Sorry, the link to the redrawn schematic isn't working right.

try this instead. foyer switch wiring redrawn | Flickr - Photo Sharing!...
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Okay, I've got the photos. One interesting...

Okay, I've got the photos. One interesting factor: now that I've got all the wires separated, none of the lights in the adjacent hall or bathroom or bedroom work. When I had it wired up and SW1...
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Unhappy Thanks! Sorry to be so late but I'm out here...

Thanks!

Sorry to be so late but I'm out here at the edge of the universe and its still only early afternoon.

Someone asked for a cleaner schematic, so I've redone my earlier one. Hopefully it...
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Okay, just read the instructions for inserting a...

Okay, just read the instructions for inserting a photo. Hope this is easier to use.


http://www.flickr.com/photos/50793212@N00/5744829640/in/photostream
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Yes, there is one more screw with a piece of tape...

Yes, there is one more screw with a piece of tape over it which says to remove if using for a three-way switch.
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Posted By tinaowens

Mass of wires in switchplate. Help!

Okay, I have spent four days on this and I'm ready to scream. Bear with me because it's complicated.

My house is almost 40 years old. Over time I've replaced many electrical elements and...
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Thank you all! I think I'm good. Mahalo nui...

Thank you all! I think I'm good.
Mahalo nui loa!
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I've been thinking about this. The four cans go...

I've been thinking about this. The four cans go two each on either side of the central ceiling joist. The old light fixture was mounted in the center of the room so the box is mounted to the...
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Smile Okay, got it now. There is no crawl space above...

Okay, got it now. There is no crawl space above so I'll just leave it accessible and disguise it somewhat with paint over the box cover.

Thanks for your help! I just love busting holes in...
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Thanks for the reply. No, there is no insulation...

Thanks for the reply. No, there is no insulation (this is Hawaii). Why does the junction box need to be permanently accessible? I was going to screw a lid on it and drywall it up.
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