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Ceiling fan replacement... junction box too deep?

I removed a ceiling fan to replace it with a new one. The junction box, while attached to the joist, sits too deep and not flush with the dry wall (approx. 1). Is there a bracket I can use to fix...
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Agree on the water getting trapped in between...

Agree on the water getting trapped in between pine trim and pressure treated. Now I question whether to replace the pine trim at all.

i have noticed other sections of rotting trim over joists. I...
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Deck Repair - Rotting

Hello all-

My deck is 12-15 years old. It was well built using pressure treated lumber and treks decking. It was also trimmed with pine which has started to rot in some spots. Ive been replacing...
05-25-20, 04:58 PM
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Replacing Rotting house/deck trim with pvc. Nailer?

I have several areas of my deck and house where the pine trim is rotting. The areas are prone to moisture (no sun, base of deck near ground, etc.). I live in the northeast so the seasons can be...
05-10-20, 01:28 PM
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Help wiring Honeywell Thermostat for Electric heat

Hi all-

I purchased a Honeywell thermostat for electric baseboard unit. The current thermostat is wired in the following pic:

<img src="https://i.imgur.com/K9hZ2lH.jpg" width="1536"...
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Thanks all- Wow... $40 per bulb? I have 10 cans...

Thanks all- Wow... $40 per bulb? I have 10 cans or so.. which is why Im wondering if replacing the entire fixture makes more sense?
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Upgrading/replacing halogen landscape lighting?

I’d like to upgrade the landscape lighting at my house with something more energy efficient. The house is 30 yo or so and the landscape lighting are the old halogen cans. Can I just replace the...
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I assume Id still need to temporarily block the...

I assume Id still need to temporarily block the drain so this can penetrate the build up on the sides of the pipe?
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Yes, I periodically remove to remove hair, etc....

Yes, I periodically remove to remove hair, etc. its a 4 stainless drain cover

the blockage is probably 6-8 from the top.
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Suggestions for removing soap scum from vertical shower drain

Any suggestions for removing caked on soap scum from a. Vertical shower drain? I’ve tried boiling water, baking soda/vinegar, drain, etc. several times with no luck. One of the issues is that the...
11-30-19, 04:18 PM
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Thanks ... yes wiring is exactly like the...

Thanks ... yes wiring is exactly like the diagram. I should have mentioned that the dimmer was one of several recommended by the lighting mfr (Utilitech LED 6 retrofits).
11-30-19, 03:29 PM
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Help wiring 3-way dimmer

Hi all- looking for some help replacing a 3 way switch with a Lutron MACL-153 dimmer. The wiring instructions are a little hard to follow.

I installed the 3 way based in this diagram and it...
04-13-19, 01:50 PM
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Disregard... I was able to find my answer. ...

Disregard... I was able to find my answer. :thinker: Thanks!
04-13-19, 01:39 PM
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Wiring question - New Ceiling fan

I'm replacing an existing ceiling fan with a MinkaAire ceiling fan. The previous fan was wired with a black, white, red, and ground. There was no light on the fan.

The new fan includes a...
02-02-19, 07:35 AM
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Thanks guys- another quick question.... there is...

Thanks guys- another quick question.... there is a slotted screw that holds the basket down (see pic). There wasnt a special tool included and I cant seem to find an extra wide flat head screw...
01-19-19, 05:47 AM
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Kraus Sink - Basket Strainer Installation Question

I'm installing a new stainless steel, deep bowl sink made by Kraus. The sink strainer instructions suggest installing the metal drain piece, then a foam ring over the sink. Underneath, there is...
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Thanks - can this be done without having to...

Thanks - can this be done without having to restain as well?
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Repairing clear finish on new floor?

Hi all-

i just recently moved into a new home and completely renovated the house including newly installed/refinished oak flooring. Unfortunately, some of the clear coat lifted due to...
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Thanks for the quick reply!

Thanks for the quick reply!
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Replacing light fixture with Transformer?

I plan to replace three halogen light fixtures over my kitchen island with reg LED fixtures. The halogen fixtures were wired with MDL transformers which are attached to the box. Rather than remove...
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Circling back on this... so can I simply replace...

Circling back on this... so can I simply replace the current tubes with an LED tube? It doesnt have to be fully dimmable. I was hoping I could just increase/decrease the intensity a bit.
09-09-18, 02:33 PM
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Wiring a new dimmer Help

I'm looking to replace a current dimmer in a new home with a Lutron single pole/3 way - there's a red, black, red/white and ground). The existing dimmer is wired to two different black wires and the...
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How about a LED troffer retrofit kit?

How about a LED troffer retrofit kit?
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Converting 2x2 and 2x4 fluorescent lighting to LED

I just purchased a home with a finished basement with a suspended ceiling. The lighting is the traditional fluorescent 2x2 and 2x4. Is there an easy way to convert to dimmable leds without...
07-02-17, 03:13 PM
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All good options, thanks! How long stainlesss...

All good options, thanks! How long stainlesss steel screws? Drill bit size to ensure snug fit?
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