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Passed the smoke test but the output was limited...

Passed the smoke test but the output was limited to 100VAC so no go... fall back plan was to use the original rotary switch. Oh well....
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Simple painting project - beware :-)

What started out many months ago as 'painting' naturally evolved into a lot of other projects. Experienced DIYers know this well!

My 'painting' project spanned painting, flooring, electrical,...
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Yea, never say never but pretty sure everything...

Yea, never say never but pretty sure everything will be fine. I'll let you know when I get it installed.
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Thanks. :thumbup: I couldn't see why it...

Thanks. :thumbup:

I couldn't see why it wouldn't work but have been burnt on 'details' before. ;)
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Yes, speed control toggle style switch. My...

Yes, speed control toggle style switch. My fingers weren't paying attention to my brain. ;) Lack of morning :Coffee Java:

I also meant rotary potentiometer, (as opposed to toggle), the two wires...
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Ceiling fan toggle switch

I want to replace my old rotary r̶h̶e̶o̶s̶t̶a̶t̶ 3A 120VAC fireplace fan speed control switch with a 5A 120VAC solidstate ceiling fan speed control toggle switch.

I'm probably overthinking this...
07-26-17, 07:17 PM
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That's true, and another thing, a pro is getting...

That's true, and another thing, a pro is getting paid for his time so sometimes there are other ways that work just as well or maybe better, but take a little longer. Being a DIY'er, we have all the...
07-26-17, 07:09 PM
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Good tip, hopefully I remember that next time. ;)...

Good tip, hopefully I remember that next time. ;)

I figured I have nothing to lose so I decide to dig into the 'speed bump' so I used a utility knife to slightly score about 1/8" away on each...
07-24-17, 09:01 PM
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Could be I guess. I used a bright light to shine...

Could be I guess. I used a bright light to shine across the wall while working but maybe missed it. I know paint makes defects show up very clear!
07-24-17, 08:05 PM
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"Add more j/c on both sides of your "bump". Sand,...

"Add more j/c on both sides of your "bump". Sand, prime, and paint."

That's plan B. :)

I'm far from a pro at this but have done enough and am half decent at it. Was feathered out enough and was...
07-24-17, 07:53 PM
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Thanks. I'm pleased with the results and I'm...

Thanks. I'm pleased with the results and I'm usually my own worse critic. ;)

Don't know how much I can help out but I learned a lot along the way.

Sure glad I laid out the tiles with spacers...
07-24-17, 07:17 PM
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Kitchen backsplash

Over the years I've done -many many- home projects but never did any tiling.

Just finished up 25 sq ft of 6x6 tile for my kitchen backsplash and glad to report everything turned out great!

I...
07-24-17, 06:58 PM
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Drywall seam 'speed bump'

So awhile back I had to replace a 4'x8' section of drywall. No problems in the corner or ceiling but where the new piece meets the old piece I have an ever so slight 'speed bump' on the seam.
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OK, things were working OK until I saw the...

OK, things were working OK until I saw the automatic updates setting allowed MS to schedule my laptop to update to W10. :mad: I don't want W10 on this machine, if I buy a new one I'll deal with it...
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That was one criteria, but I'm still leery about...

That was one criteria, but I'm still leery about a simple UL stamp coming from China.
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Found a very nice 23ga pinner.... Got a CADEX...

Found a very nice 23ga pinner.... Got a CADEX CPB23.35. Worked perfect for the shoe molding and the 18ga Bostitch worked great for the base.

Looking for more molding to install! :D

The CADEX...
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Picked this up for $2.99, now $6.50. :confused: ...

Picked this up for $2.99, now $6.50. :confused: Seem like a decent quality unit and no flames yet. :D
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Yep, found one. Figures..... couldn't find one...

Yep, found one. Figures..... couldn't find one until I hit Post ;)
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No charger, just a cable to connect to the...

No charger, just a cable to connect to the computer. I wouldn't have thought a good charger is $20 but if it is, so be it.
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USB wall charger

How much is a reliable single port USB charger that won't go up in flames?

Shopping on Amazon and I'm leery of product with single digit reviews. Some reviews of cheaper units mention beware,...
05-02-16, 09:07 PM
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Thanks JazMan! A picture is worth 1000 words. ;)

Thanks JazMan! A picture is worth 1000 words. ;)
05-01-16, 07:42 PM
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Was checking the HD website and didn't see 1/2"...

Was checking the HD website and didn't see 1/2" listed. Searched again and there it was. Under 'Drywall'. :rolleyes:

Thanks for the help, sounds straight forward.
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I always keep removal in mind since it will...

I always keep removal in mind since it will probably be -me- that has to remove it if it ever needs to be done. ;) It's is such a small amount of painters caulk I'm sure that will be the least of my...
05-01-16, 06:00 PM
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OK, thinset it is. I didn't see 1/2" CBU at...

OK, thinset it is.

I didn't see 1/2" CBU at HD, maybe I missed it. Can I use 2 pieces of 1/4"? What if I need to adjust the height just slightly?

As for the edges, the thought is to just leave...
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Caulking baseboard

Not a question but a comment.

It's amazing how much better a painting project looks when a little extra time is taken to caulk the baseboards. It's something the builder didn't do but as I'm...
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