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No, that is not an option. Would have to go back...

No, that is not an option. Would have to go back into the wall in the cabinet.
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OTR Microwave venting quandry

I'm in the process of changing a regular range vent to a OTR microwave/vent unit. Everything was going peachy until I discovered that the needed microwave wall venting does not quite line up with the...
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but that's only if the fixture comes it with it...

but that's only if the fixture comes it with it or you just added a grommet?
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just a cord; chain and rod would be easy to get...

just a cord; chain and rod would be easy to get at the same height i would think
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thanks for the tips. those will help. what about...

thanks for the tips. those will help. what about tying the pendant cord into a knot on the inside of the cover plate at the exact height?
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Trick for hanging pendants at exact same height?

I'm hanging 3 pendant lights and of course I will measure but chances are they will still be slightly off. Is there a trick for getting them at the exact same height?

Thanks
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thanks for the lead tow guy. i'll check them out....

thanks for the lead tow guy. i'll check them out.

I spend a lot of time in Clearwater and Dunedin. Love going for a brew at the Chic Boom Room.
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thanks Chandler. I don't have a table saw. I...

thanks Chandler. I don't have a table saw. I think i will have to see if i can find a shop that can make it for me.
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shape a piece of 1" thick oak? you mean with a...

shape a piece of 1" thick oak? you mean with a plane? i was thinking there is some kind of specialty power table saw to that.
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i thought about going that route but it is such a...

i thought about going that route but it is such a small job i don't think any shop would want it. Or they would want $200.

maybe i will try that anyway. thanks
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is there such a thing as an extra wide oak reducer?

I'm trying to fix up a really bad transition between my kitchen (tiled) and living room (hardwood). There is a 1" difference in height between the two. The widest reducer I've be able to find is...
08-18-10, 04:01 PM
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Everything works perfectly. I WILL donate the...

Everything works perfectly. I WILL donate the money to the Red Cross. Again, thank you.
08-15-10, 10:47 AM
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ecman, once again, the moral of the story is...

ecman,

once again, the moral of the story is to never assume anything. the red wire was the culprit. and though i switch the travelers at one end switching them at the other did in fact solve the...
08-15-10, 10:15 AM
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ecman, the diagram above shows how I wired it the...

ecman, the diagram above shows how I wired it the first time... not how it was originally.

here is a diagram of the before and after. At the bottom i've shown the wires exactly as it is in the...
08-14-10, 11:49 AM
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ugh. Obviously I have done something wrong...

ugh. Obviously I have done something wrong somewhere.

i changed the receptacle and put it back the way it was originally. Only the 2 white wires and the red are connected. The blacks have a...
08-13-10, 04:47 PM
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my apologies ecman. I actually did answer your...

my apologies ecman. I actually did answer your question. I don't know why it didn't post to the forum... the mystery expands? lol.

I believe the tab was not broken on the old one.
08-12-10, 09:51 AM
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i rechecked all my wires; tried switching the...

i rechecked all my wires; tried switching the travelers... same problem.
could one of the switches be defective?
08-11-10, 04:54 PM
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i rechecked the switch on the right. the hot is...

i rechecked the switch on the right. the hot is connected to the black screw. also, the 3-ways worked fine before i switched out the receptacle.
08-11-10, 03:19 PM
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My error, there are only 2 black wires in the...

My error, there are only 2 black wires in the box. I connected a 3rd black wire from them to the receptacle.
08-11-10, 01:38 PM
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wiring mystery

I just changed out some older style receptacles and light switches.

The 2 switches that control a hallway light are 3-pole switches. They were working fine until i switched out the receptacle on...
07-26-10, 08:32 AM
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Posted By jimyyz

darn, that's a really good point. and i already...

darn, that's a really good point. and i already moved. i just hope they don't freeze... one more thing i don't need
07-25-10, 03:08 PM
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Posted By jimyyz

Thanks for the quick responses. I was going to...

Thanks for the quick responses. I was going to terminate into a surface mounted box but a receptacle is even better.

thanks again
07-25-10, 12:07 PM
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wiring through wall question

I am replacing our kitchen sink cabinet. Currently the hot and cold wire pipes as well as the electrical wire (used to power an insinkerator) come through the floor.

With the new cabinet floor I...
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Posted By jimyyz

no it wasn't bolted down. but i too your advice...

no it wasn't bolted down. but i too your advice and removed it anyway. nothing was broken.

thanks
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Advice re: Pop noise while shimming new toilet install

i should have checked the level before putting on the wax ring and setting it down. When I slid a couple of shims after setting the bowl down I heard a popping sound.

The flange is metal so i...
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