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08-08-12, 02:08 PM
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Posted By ygillard

For the cordless tools, this is what I will end...

For the cordless tools, this is what I will end up doing (seems less of an headache).
08-08-12, 02:05 PM
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Posted By ygillard

"Don't I have to be worried about the lamp wires?...

"Don't I have to be worried about the lamp wires?
No. The same gauge wire will supply more watts at higher voltage. Wires are rated for the maximum amperage they can safely handle.
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Just to...
08-03-12, 03:33 PM
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Posted By ygillard

Don't I have to be worried about the lamp wires?...

Don't I have to be worried about the lamp wires? If not, I guess I just use a plug adapter. This would be easier and cheaper...

In addition, thinking about it, it is quite likely that I will only...
08-03-12, 03:04 PM
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Posted By ygillard

I will be in France at first.

I will be in France at first.
08-03-12, 02:45 PM
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Posted By ygillard

Sorry for the somewhat similar questions. I was...

Sorry for the somewhat similar questions. I was trying to separate the questions to the right forum as one for for lamps wattage and the other more general.

In term of frequency, for lamps and a...
08-03-12, 02:41 PM
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Posted By ygillard

Thanks for the feedback. I am just planning to...

Thanks for the feedback. I am just planning to take a few lamps that were not cheap as well as some power tools (I just need to power the battery charger as these are cordless tools).

For the...
08-03-12, 02:00 PM
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Posted By ygillard

Electrical converter 220v to 110v - What to choose?

Hello,

I am moving to Europe for a while and need to buy some converters for lamps, power tools, etc...I can't tell if there are some reputable companies that sell such things (when you google,...
08-03-12, 01:37 PM
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Views: 2,103
Posted By ygillard

How to determine the wattage for lamp - electrical transformer

Hello,

I feel like I am asking a stupid question here but I'rather be safe than sorry. We are moving to Europe and will bring a few lamps with us. Since everything is in 220v over there, I need to...
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Views: 1,918
Posted By ygillard

Fireplace blower motor

Hello,

My wood burning fireplace blower motor seems to be broken. Who do you typically call to get this repaired or replaced? Any idea (ball park) of what such job would cost? I need this replaced...
03-12-12, 12:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,504
Posted By ygillard

Thanks for all the feedback received. Considering...

Thanks for all the feedback received. Considering the dodgy work, I figured that it was beyond my level of expertise and called a licensed electrician to make sure that the work was done right.
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03-11-12, 08:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,504
Posted By ygillard

Thanks for the answer. The switch is a...

Thanks for the answer.

The switch is a double switch. The top is for the light fixture and the bottom for the fan.

Damned, this has been that way for 7 years...I am pissed. Out of curiosity,...
03-11-12, 07:47 PM
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Views: 1,504
Posted By ygillard

Here is link to some pics of the switch as well...

Here is link to some pics of the switch as well as the wiring to the bath fixture.

Electrical - a set on Flickr (http://flic.kr/s/aHsjyyjctj)
03-11-12, 06:25 PM
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Posted By ygillard

I'll try to snap a pic later to help. Also, I...

I'll try to snap a pic later to help. Also, I have basic electrical tester and when I tested the bare wire with the black wire (from the box), the light on the tester lighted up. When I tested the...
03-11-12, 05:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,504
Posted By ygillard

The bare wire is in the box. I initially...

The bare wire is in the box.

I initially disconnected the bare wire from the white wire and connected the white wire to the white wire from the fixture and the bare wire to the ground wire of the...
03-11-12, 02:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,504
Posted By ygillard

Help with wiring for bath lighting

Hello,

I am replacing a bath light and I am a bit confused by the wiring. I can reattach the wires with the new fixture exactly like the old fixuture was attached but the old fixture did not have...
03-01-12, 07:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 14,368
Posted By ygillard

I would love to hear what steps people took to...

I would love to hear what steps people took to diagnose where the problem is coming from. I started to have the problem in all my sinks (4). The water is initially cold then turns warn and, after...
10-27-11, 12:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 8,248
Posted By ygillard

How much grout sealer do I need?

Hello,

I bought some Aqua Mix Sealer's Choice® Gold but I am not sure how much I need to buy. I have approx 160 sqft with 12*12 tiles with 3/8 grout lines (polyblend sanded grout). I bought a...
10-25-11, 10:42 AM
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Views: 16,297
Posted By ygillard

Thanks for the advice. So I ended up cutting the...

Thanks for the advice. So I ended up cutting the tile next to the pipe with a dremel diamond wheel (this was faster than removing the tile and worked like a charm) so that there is approx 1/4 in...
10-25-11, 07:00 AM
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Views: 16,297
Posted By ygillard

The sewer pipe moves but just a tiny bit.

The sewer pipe moves but just a tiny bit.
10-24-11, 07:21 PM
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Views: 16,297
Posted By ygillard

The tiles are installed over a concrete slab...

The tiles are installed over a concrete slab (this is the lowest level of the house). The pipe that one of the tile is touching (it is touching at the elbow of the pipe as it goes underneath the...
10-24-11, 01:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 16,297
Posted By ygillard

Thanks mitch17. Is this because my space is...

Thanks mitch17. Is this because my space is fairly small? I am pretty sure that all metrial expand/contract to some extend.

Thx.
10-24-11, 11:24 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,551
Posted By ygillard

Thanks. I ended up using hot water and a razor...

Thanks. I ended up using hot water and a razor blade (using a window scraper). Came out good.
10-24-11, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 16,297
Posted By ygillard

Porcelain tiles - expansion joint

Hello,

I just finished tiling my hallway (25 feet by 7 feet) with 12*12 procelain tiles. I have not put down the grout yet. Do I need to have some expansion joints for a room this size considering...
10-19-11, 12:48 PM
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Views: 2,551
Posted By ygillard

Installing tiles over concrete slab - Level and preparation

Hello,

I am planning to install new tiles on a concrete slab that previously had laminate wood floor and tiles (ceramic tiles that were installed on top of vinyl tiles).

I have two questions:...
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Views: 10,278
Posted By ygillard

Deck stain too orange - options

Hello,

I stained my deck (2 coats) with sherwin williams desckscapes semi transparent waterborne stain. The color did not turn out the way we expected. We used the cedar color but it is way too...
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