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05-28-17, 04:37 PM
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There is about 2" clearance between the back of...

There is about 2" clearance between the back of the drawer and the cabinet. The drawer bottom is 6" below the underside of the countertop. I'll probably just locate the box 6.5-7" below the...
05-28-17, 09:32 AM
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Views: 4,860
Posted By lmacmil

Thanks. The reason I want it on the back is...

Thanks. The reason I want it on the back is because the end on which it would be most convenient is opposite the dishwasher and lots of traffic passes by. Not so much on the back side. FWIW, there...
05-28-17, 09:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,860
Posted By lmacmil

Requirements for kitchen island outlet?

We have an island in our kitchen that is a countertop sitting on two 36" cabinets. We'd like to put an outlet in it because our countertop space near existing outlets is limited. The overhang of...
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Views: 330
Posted By lmacmil

Re-wiring a post light

I've determined that there's a short in my post light (with dusk to dawn sensor) circuit that causes a breaker to trip. I replaced both sensor and bulb and that did not fix the problem. I'm...
12-29-16, 08:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,161
Posted By lmacmil

You are correct, sir! The breaker tripped...

You are correct, sir! The breaker tripped tonight. I turned off the pole light switch so we'll see if that's a work-around until the temps permit outside work, probably 4 months.
12-29-16, 05:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,161
Posted By lmacmil

Failing dusk to dawn sensor trips circuit breaker

All our family room outlets plus the front hall, porch, and pole light are on the same circuit. In the family room is a modest home theater system running through a battery back-up (UPS), a desktop...
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By lmacmil

Ok. This lid is up (i.e., open) and I can feel...

Ok. This lid is up (i.e., open) and I can feel the U shape in the rod. Do you mean squeeze the U a little so the spread is not as wide? Or push against the U so it gets closer to the back of the...
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Views: 429
Posted By lmacmil

Model #LSQ9549PW2 Both screws on both hinges...

Model #LSQ9549PW2

Both screws on both hinges are tight.
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Views: 429
Posted By lmacmil

Whirlpool top loader doesn't start after fill unless lid is slammed

Model is Ultimate Care II. It's probably 10 years old. About half the time after the tub fills, it doesn't start agitating. We have to slam the lid 1-3 times and then it starts and runs fine. It...
03-21-16, 01:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,410
Posted By lmacmil

The furnace is vented with 4" plastic pipe and...

The furnace is vented with 4" plastic pipe and the outside opening has a very small mesh so I don't think that's it. The house is multi-level so there are two attics. I have been in both many times...
03-21-16, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,410
Posted By lmacmil

Bats in the house

In the 29 years we've been in our house, I've probably had 6-8 bats get in. I've found dead ones in the heat vents and on the cold air return side in the furnace. We've had live ones in our 2nd...
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Views: 1,075
Posted By lmacmil

Figured it out with a little help from the...

Figured it out with a little help from the internet. Apparently if any phone in the house is not making a good connection to the wall jack, it disables the house wiring. (This is what I learned on...
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Views: 1,075
Posted By lmacmil

I have a corded phone connected to jack 2 in the...

I have a corded phone connected to jack 2 in the basement. The kitchen wall phone is connected to a wall jack that is part of the original house wiring as is the base unit for my Vtech cordless...
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Views: 1,075
Posted By lmacmil

Comcast voice working fine, then not

First a little background. I ditched AT&T about a year ago for Comcast voice. I wired a jack near my computer from the junction block in the basement and disconnected the lines into the house at...
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Views: 3,334
Posted By lmacmil

You are correct rstripe and the "drive-in" latch...

You are correct rstripe and the "drive-in" latch on the handle is loose and wobbly. The deadbolt is secure. I just looked at the door and their is much more clearance than a typical single door...
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Views: 3,334
Posted By lmacmil

Need replacement lock for steel door

The lock in my 1970 steel door does not have the typical two screw strike plate that is flush with the frame. The plunger and the deadbolt come out of cylinders that are pressed into the door. The...
Replies: 4
Views: 1,572
Posted By lmacmil

Thanks gentlemen. I didn't even occur to me that...

Thanks gentlemen. I didn't even occur to me that there would be sliders for hard floors in addition to carpet.
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Views: 1,572
Posted By lmacmil

Moving furniture on laminate????

We are about to put laminate (PergoMax) in our bedroom. Our furniture is very heavy and there's no way my wife and I could lift the dressers completely to move them (on carpet we use those big pads...
12-01-13, 05:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,064
Posted By lmacmil

What's the service life of a softener?

I have a 27 year old Fleckenstein TurboSoft. We were a family of 4 for the first 17 years but has just been the 2 of us for the last 10. For quite a while, regenerating every 5-6 days was...
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Views: 854
Posted By lmacmil

Does phone wire below grade need to be in conduit?

I've put a phone jack in my partially finished basement. The Cat5e wire runs down a stud on the unfinished side and the jack is about 15" off the basement floor which puts it about 5' or 6' below...
Replies: 3
Views: 1,012
Posted By lmacmil

Wiring question for new phone jack

I want to add a phone jack in my basement. What's the minimum recommended distance between the phone cable (I will be using cat5e) and electrical wire? I have an outlet whose wire runs down a stud....
12-15-12, 08:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,273
Posted By lmacmil

Removed 20 year old wallpaper, lots of paste stayed on the wall

So my better half decided she no longer wanted the dining room wallpaper. Started stripping and although the paper came off easily, about 70% of the paste stayed on the walls. Have tried DIF and...
11-06-12, 01:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 16,825
Posted By lmacmil

Hanging things on plaster walls vs drywall

My son just bought his first house, built in 1950. It has plaster walls. In addition to pictures, he wants to mount his 46" LCD TV on the wall. After you find the studs, is there difference...
Replies: 5
Views: 2,098
Posted By lmacmil

Keep 'em coming guys. Just to add some...

Keep 'em coming guys.

Just to add some additional details, there are no doors in either the LR or DR. The opening between the LR and DR is about 5' as is the opening between the LR and the...
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Views: 2,098
Posted By lmacmil

Opinions wanted: adding wood floor next to older wood floor

26 years ago we moved into our house which was completely carpeted with no wood floors. Having come from a house with all wood floors my wife wanted at least some wood so we did a small area (9x9)...
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