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I stand corected. I read the post quickly, and...

I stand corected. I read the post quickly, and when I saw "switch" I understood it to mean taking the inside wiring from one line to the other (A to B, and B to A). Moving the inside wires over to...
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The other posters suggested switching the wires...

The other posters suggested switching the wires in the NID -- however, that will activate the jacks with more wires, and deactivate the single jack. A better solution would be to connect both wires...
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2 thoughts -- buy an equivalent power adaptor for...

2 thoughts -- buy an equivalent power adaptor for the phone in europe -- one that has the right voltage / wattage output for the phone. Then, if you are lucky, plug it in -- but you probably have to...
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I'd go with any of the combo units -- the ones...

I'd go with any of the combo units -- the ones with a compressor and brad nailer. The nailer is usually 18 gauge and only handles 1.5" nails. You can then add a 16 gauge nailer that will use up to...
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Take a 2x4 and cut a "V" notch in the end. Use...

Take a 2x4 and cut a "V" notch in the end. Use the notch to guide the drill bit.
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I had a similar problem getting from the second...

I had a similar problem getting from the second story to the first floor family in a house. I went ourside -- and used outside suited CAT-5 cable with stand-offs and ran a line outside and down the...
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If I understand you correctly -- you can't! ...

If I understand you correctly -- you can't!

The cable modem signal is either a USB connection or RJ-45 connection to an Ethernet card. You have to have one of those connections in your PC.

Your...
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I have used Panasonic and Dewalt -- and never had...

I have used Panasonic and Dewalt -- and never had the problem with the bits loosening. I do use a quick connect which has a hex shaft on it. I never have round shafted bits int he drill for long...
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I assume that when you connected the new wires to...

I assume that when you connected the new wires to the terminals of the jack that you removed the old wires from the terminals! If not, you just connected the 2 phone lines together.

I would...
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The phone company supplies 48V on the line --...

The phone company supplies 48V on the line -- that powers the phone and allows the switch to detect off-hook. However, depending on the length of the wire from your house to the switch, you will see...
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It appears that the headset is loosing its...

It appears that the headset is loosing its connection to the base -- meaning that it is no longer identified as the bases headset. I suspect that they are leaving it off the base until it totally...
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No one manufacturer makes the best tool of all...

No one manufacturer makes the best tool of all types.

If you stick to contractor grade tools -- those from Dewalt, Porter Cable, Milwaukee, Bosch, Panasonic (cordless drills), Makita, Hitachi --...
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If you are sitll having problems with your...

If you are sitll having problems with your brother's laptop, try removing all power -- unplugging the power supply, AND removing the battery (both if there are 2). Re-insert the battery, and then the...
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Here is my guess as to what your are seeing -- it...

Here is my guess as to what your are seeing -- it is called a showering line. What happens is that there is a part of the circuit that is probably around 1K-5K ohms on the line (probably tip to...
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You posted a difficult question -- there are many...

You posted a difficult question -- there are many joints in an entertainment center, and many options for each of these joints.

If it has doors, then router bit sets for raised panels are a good...
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A circular saw is designed to cut objects that...

A circular saw is designed to cut objects that are fairly large and can be secured before being cut. A CS will have a difficult time ripping a 2x4 (cutting it length-wise).

A table saw can cut...
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