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It clearly has bad wiring or contacts. I would...

It clearly has bad wiring or contacts. I would try replacing the whole light kit if not the entire ceiling fan.
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LED Retrofit

I have an ugly 4 ft shop light in my kitchen and got interested in LED bulbs to save electricity. I was hoping to replace the fixture with a similar sized light to avoid ceiling drywall repair. ...
02-15-17, 03:06 PM
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Posted By ClevelandFlips

The bottom plate is the straight line. One stud...

The bottom plate is the straight line. One stud is out 1/2" from it. So, shim the next one at 3/8" then 2/8" then 1/8"?
02-14-17, 03:47 PM
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I'm working on that. The one I removed was...

I'm working on that. The one I removed was leaning back at the top for no apparent reason. The stud on the far right (out of picture, first stud with tub attached on that wall) was pretty...
02-14-17, 03:15 PM
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Posted By ClevelandFlips

Yes, if you blow that picture up (hold control...

Yes, if you blow that picture up (hold control key down while using mouse wheel) you will see the stud extends 1/2" beyond the frame bottom. The gap is clearly visible in the second picture. I...
02-14-17, 02:31 PM
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Posted By ClevelandFlips

Yes, it is a wood frame and the tub and surround...

Yes, it is a wood frame and the tub and surround are designed to be attached direct to frame. Here is a pic of the outermost pillar that shows a 1/2 gap at the bottom. All 3 pillars along the back...
02-14-17, 01:47 PM
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Posted By ClevelandFlips

Bathtub framing nightmare

I hired someone to install a tub for me after I ripped out the old one. To get the old one out, I had to cut through some of the frame to the rear of it. I repaired this before the installers came,...
02-07-17, 09:20 PM
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"Chatters" is there any chance you have 240 wired...

"Chatters" is there any chance you have 240 wired to a 115? I found out someone jimmyrigged two 115v lines to the outlet I was swapping a gfci for when the window a/c made a funny "whine" sound on...
02-07-17, 09:12 PM
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Posted By ClevelandFlips

and that's exactly what I did, Casualjoe. I...

and that's exactly what I did, Casualjoe. I complained that there were no guidelines on the county website and that I wanted written standards presented to me that stated 1)bathrooms and kitchens...
02-07-17, 11:49 AM
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Posted By ClevelandFlips

ibpooks, bathroom and kitchen shouldn't share...

ibpooks, bathroom and kitchen shouldn't share even if separately gfci'd?
If it was never allowed, it had to be originally wired wrong. No way did someone tap into a line to splice a circuit. ...
02-07-17, 11:11 AM
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Posted By ClevelandFlips

Inspection Truth and Lies?

so, I have two gfci's on the same circuit. The first is in the bathroom, the next thing on the circuit is the kitchen outlet. When the inspector tripped the kitchen, it wouldn't reset (because I...
02-04-17, 10:08 PM
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Posted By ClevelandFlips

Oh thanks, those look great. Home Depot has...

Oh thanks, those look great. Home Depot has similar for just $2.38
02-04-17, 07:48 PM
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Posted By ClevelandFlips

Yeah, huge staples were my first thought. I'm...

Yeah, huge staples were my first thought. I'm just resisting buying anything, lol. I spend so much!
02-04-17, 07:28 PM
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Posted By ClevelandFlips

I agree with Astuff. You're 3 prong receptacles...

I agree with Astuff. You're 3 prong receptacles that aren't grounded are a violation. You're giving the impression that grounds exist when they don't. You're gfci's are only better than nothing. ...
02-04-17, 07:11 PM
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Posted By ClevelandFlips

Excess Wire in Ceiling

So, I tossed in a new bathroom fan (no light) and it went well, but there is about 3 feet of excess house wire. Right now, I have it tossed on top of the fan's box. I have an inspection on Monday...
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Posted By ClevelandFlips

Level ceiling fan?

I screwed up and misaligned the starter holes so that the exhaust end of the fan is 1/4 to 1/2" lower than the other end. I'm resisting fixing it because pulling the nails and screws might make it...
02-02-17, 07:35 AM
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Posted By ClevelandFlips

awesome description, ray. Here's a pic of a...

awesome description, ray. Here's a pic of a pigtail:
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02-02-17, 07:23 AM
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Posted By ClevelandFlips

Thanks for all your help. I do feel like I've...

Thanks for all your help. I do feel like I've reduced the shock and fire hazard. I also feel like venting: The solution was opening the breaker box; turning off the breakers, testing to make sure...
02-01-17, 12:16 PM
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Posted By ClevelandFlips

I followed your advice, but found it odd that in...

I followed your advice, but found it odd that in this breaker box, all neutrals and grounds go to the same bar.
01-30-17, 11:31 AM
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Posted By ClevelandFlips

Moving the wires at the box sounds nice, except...

Moving the wires at the box sounds nice, except that I'm not a qualified electrician and will have to hire one. You don't like the ground as a neutral because it carries current. That makes sense...
01-29-17, 07:35 PM
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Posted By ClevelandFlips

Old A/C wiring: 240v and no ground

So, this condo was built in the late 70's. The outlet for the wall air conditioner has 3 lines: White and black are hot 115v lines and the bare ground is used as a neutral. This had a bootleg...
01-29-17, 07:22 PM
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Posted By ClevelandFlips

?? They are not different circuits. The pigtail...

?? They are not different circuits. The pigtail merely lets me not have to stretch the white line to the outlet. Every diagram I've seen shows no neutral on the switch. The only thing different...
01-29-17, 05:54 PM
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Posted By ClevelandFlips

The Line side is receiving the power. The load...

The Line side is receiving the power. The load side is passing power to the next area and that item(s) will be protected by the GFCI. They will lose power if the GFCI is tripped.
I'm kinda...
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Posted By ClevelandFlips

Level Floor for Tub?

So, had to have a pipe under concrete repaired by the plumber chosen by the Condo Assoc. When completed, he didn't level the cement. The "contractor" I hired said he would level it and used some...
12-30-16, 12:19 AM
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Posted By ClevelandFlips

Great answer. I did just that. Now I need to...

Great answer. I did just that. Now I need to find a round cover that fits so I don't have to repair the drywall.
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