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I measured the output voltage of the original...

I measured the output voltage of the original transformer by using a multimeter set to VAC and pushing the probes into each side of one of the G4 sockets while the system was turned on. I turned on...
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I noticed that warning too, and I checked the...

I noticed that warning too, and I checked the packaging for the original transformer I was using and it states that it is fully electronic. I have attached a picture of the packaging for the original...
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I purchased the Philips LED CorePro capsule bulb...

I purchased the Philips LED CorePro capsule bulb that is a halogen T3 replacement with a G4 Bi-pin base. I have attached pictures of the bulb in the packaging, the back side of the package, and the...
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This is what I had thought could be the problem,...

This is what I had thought could be the problem, but the packaging for the light bulb specifically states that it is intended for use with low voltage electronic transformers with AC output. The...
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Posted By Xenzo

12V G4 Lighting Flickering and Transformer Overheating

Hello everyone,

I have been having an issue with a strip of (8) 12V G4 LED lights that begin flickering after several minutes and causing the transformer to overheat. This strip of G4 lights were...
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Posted By Xenzo

1 Lamp Ballast Wiring

Hello Everyone,

I changed the ballast of a (1) lamp (F42T6) fixture. The old ballast was a magnetic rapid start ballast meant to power (1) F42T6 lamp. The new ballast is an electronic instant...
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Posted By Xenzo

A gate valve actually uses a gate which is in the...

A gate valve actually uses a gate which is in the form of a circle shaped piece of brass that moves up and down as you turn the handle. A stop valve uses a rubber washer that presses down to stop the...
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The broach needs to be matched to one of those...

The broach needs to be matched to one of those sets you will see at a big box hardware store. If you can remove that cartridge only, then you can take it with you to the hardware store and use the...
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Posted By Xenzo

I tried to repair a leaking gate valve once but...

I tried to repair a leaking gate valve once but it couldn't be done. Once I finally unscrewed it, there was nothing I could replace (no packing, no washer, and etc.). I had to replace the whole gate...
07-04-17, 02:38 PM
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07-03-17, 06:01 PM
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The plumber quoted me over $2000 to complete the...

The plumber quoted me over $2000 to complete the job even though the only actual plumbing fitting that will be changed is a lead free brass 3/4" FIP 3/4" MIP elbow. The concrete in the way is the...
07-01-17, 11:26 AM
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Posted By Xenzo

I would replace the pipe coming from the wall...

I would replace the pipe coming from the wall along with the shutoff valve connected to it and the connection hose to the commode's fill valve. If it is a galvanized pipe, then I would definitely...
06-28-17, 08:45 PM
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Posted By Xenzo

There actually is an angled/offset PVC push in...

There actually is an angled/offset PVC push in flange that might be the best option for your setup.
06-27-17, 01:12 PM
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Posted By Xenzo

I went to HD and asked about renting a pipe tap...

I went to HD and asked about renting a pipe tap and die set but they told me they don't have those items available for rent. I was also told there wouldn't be a way for me to take the pipe tap and...
06-27-17, 12:40 PM
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Posted By Xenzo

There are a few ways to fix this. 1.) In the...

There are a few ways to fix this.

1.) In the past many plumbers would attach a new cast iron closet flange to that cast iron closet drain pipe by using oakum and melting lead to join them....
06-25-17, 11:49 AM
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Posted By Xenzo

Thank you for the pipe die recommendation. The...

Thank you for the pipe die recommendation. The pipe is probably 4.5' down so would I be able to get the tool down there from the surface to chase the pipe?
06-24-17, 12:25 PM
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Posted By Xenzo

I tried to thread the original yard hydrant back...

I tried to thread the original yard hydrant back on and it wouldn't thread. I then tried to thread a different yard hydrant I have that I know is good, but it wouldn't thread either. All three yard...
06-24-17, 09:42 AM
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Posted By Xenzo

I never had good experiences with Fluidmaster...

I never had good experiences with Fluidmaster fill valves and thus switched to Korky fill valves. I like their design much more and have used them in many toilets without any issue. I would try...
06-24-17, 09:34 AM
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Posted By Xenzo

Yard hydrant not threading

Hello everyone,

I have been attempting to replace a yard hydrant with a 4' bury depth. The outlet size of the water source pipe is 3/4". The new yard hydrant is 1" so I used a lead free brass...
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