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The new light hangs from two screws fastened to a...

The new light hangs from two screws fastened to a basic mounting bracket like the bottom one in the image you posted. The new light fixture came with that type of mounting bracket. Unfortunately,...
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I discovered that the old fixture was held in...

I discovered that the old fixture was held in place with just a center spindle.
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replacement of porch ceiling light fixture

I'm thinking of replacing the existing light fixture on my porch. The existing fixture is about 31 years old. It was originally installed by the home builder. I'm not sure how to go about removing...
03-19-21, 11:44 AM
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doughess, ...

doughess, (https://www.doityourself.com/forum/members/552840-doughess), I believe you're talking about a different scenario than what I have. I believe you're talking about a common thermostat...
03-17-21, 05:23 PM
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The installation instructions that came with the...

The installation instructions that came with the Cadet heater says, in instruction item #4, "Heater must be connected to a GFCI protected branch circuit when installed in a bathroom." So, I had...
03-17-21, 03:52 PM
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The thermostat is designed for line voltage; in...

The thermostat is designed for line voltage; in other words, it's designed to control the flow of electrical current to the heater (or other device), effectively serving as an on/off switch for the...
03-17-21, 01:08 PM
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I think I'm going to go ahead and install the...

I think I'm going to go ahead and install the thermostat in the bathroom. Putting a thermostat outside the bathroom to control a heater in the bathroom just does not make sense. If an inspection...
03-17-21, 10:38 AM
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can I legally install this thermostat in a bathroom?

I bought a Cadet wall heater to install in a bathroom. Subsequent to the purchase of the wall heater, I decided I would like to have a separate thermostat rather than use the built-in thermostat on...
03-08-21, 12:21 PM
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need to repair door frame where closer was yanked off

This question is for a friend. The attached photo shows damage done when someone forced the storm door open too far and with too much force, resulting in the door closer/retractor being pulled loose...
02-25-21, 07:23 PM
02-25-21, 11:48 AM
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I was incorrect in my original post when I said...

I was incorrect in my original post when I said "Square D Homeline". My breaker panel does not say "Homeline" anywhere; it says QO. And, after watching Differentiating Square D™ QO™ & Homeline™ Load...
02-19-21, 02:28 PM
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is dual function (CAFI/GFCI) breaker compatible with older breaker panel?

My main circuit breaker panel is about 31 years old. It is a Square D Homeline breaker panel. I am thinking of installing a wall heater in a bathroom; this would involve adding a breaker to the main...
02-07-21, 02:31 PM
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Well,I tested both plug connections on the old...

Well,I tested both plug connections on the old outlet before removing it. Neither of them worked and I had turned off just one breaker. So, apparently, as Xsleeper said, having these two outlets on...
02-07-21, 10:29 AM
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discovered outlet with two sets of black & white wires connected to it

I am replacing 31 year old outlets and wall plates in kitchen to update the appearance. When I removed one outlet, the 2nd one tackled in this project, I discovered two sets (black & white) of wires...
02-04-21, 01:23 PM
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Other than buying and installing a single pole...

Other than buying and installing a single pole GFCI breaker instead of a basic/regular breaker, is the wiring to thermostat and heater the same as it would be with a regular (non-GFCI) breaker?
02-04-21, 10:53 AM
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Yes, I was wrong in saying the heater can be...

Yes, I was wrong in saying the heater can be installed for either 120 volt or 240 volt use. The heater box says 120 volts for my heater.
02-04-21, 09:34 AM
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The heater I bought can be installed to run on...

The heater I bought can be installed to run on 120 volts or 240 volts. I was thinking I would install it for 120 volts. The photo below came from the instructions for the heater.

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02-03-21, 07:35 PM
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wiring from main breaker panel for bathroom wall heater

I believe I know how I would install wiring for this using a regular, i.e. no fault protection, wiring setup. I would add a 20Amp breaker to the main circuit breaker panel, run the 12/2 gauge wiring...
01-29-21, 09:14 AM
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Yes, as Pjmax said, I just expanded the size of...

Yes, as Pjmax said, I just expanded the size of the opening in the manufacturer supplied knockout to accommodation two wires going through the opening.
01-22-21, 07:01 PM
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Thanks! I got it done. I increased the size of...

Thanks! I got it done. I increased the size of the top right hole (see photo in original post) by holding the tip of a flat screwdriver in that recessed area next to the existing cable and whacking...
01-22-21, 10:28 AM
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how to connect additional outlet to existing outlet box

I have cut a panel out of a wall to install a recessed cabinet. Before I install the cabinet, I want to connect a wire for an additional outlet to an existing GFCI outlet which is now exposed where I...
01-10-21, 10:23 AM
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This outlet was installed on the side of a...

This outlet was installed on the side of a bathroom vanity cabinet. So, pressing the surface inward, in the manner that could be done with drywall, is not an option. I removed the plate, loosened the...
01-09-21, 02:06 PM
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any way to make old work electrical boxes hold wall plates closer to wall

I have noticed that if I buy an old work electrical box to add an outlet or switch, the wall plate will have a small gap between it and the wall. The reason for this is clear; the old work box has...
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I finished installing the timer switch. I also...

I finished installing the timer switch. I also replaced the old light switch - see left side of photo - with a dimmer switch. Getting both these new switching devices crammed into the box was...
12-31-20, 07:53 PM
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An update: the capacitor finally arrived, earlier...

An update: the capacitor finally arrived, earlier this week. I installed it and, voila!, the furnace fan turned on during a test run and, based on air flow at heat registers, seemed to be generating...
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