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06-09-17, 05:09 PM
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I assume there is a switch that controls this...

I assume there is a switch that controls this light. The power comes in on one cable, the other cable comes from the switch and is called a switch loop. The white wire of the switch loop should...
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Views: 357
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Gosh, just search for sound clips...there are a...

Gosh, just search for sound clips...there are a zillion of them out there, some free, some for a fee.

With an audio editing program like Audacity you can loop a clip, shorten it, merge clips, etc,...
06-08-17, 07:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 435
Posted By CarbideTipped

Another possibility would be landscape lighting,...

Another possibility would be landscape lighting, especially if it's 2 conductor zip type cord.
06-08-17, 07:13 PM
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The starter solenoid would only be energized...

The starter solenoid would only be energized while cranking. All the other stuff would normally be energized when the key is in the on position. The battery and things connected directly to it...
06-08-17, 04:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 337
Posted By CarbideTipped

No real way to know without trying as it will...

No real way to know without trying as it will depend on what sort of adhesive or fasteners were used. I would say the chances of getting it off and restoring to original condition so it matches the...
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Views: 886
Posted By CarbideTipped

The phone company is very particular about what...

The phone company is very particular about what is hooked to your phone line.

You need a DAA (Data Access Arrangement). They are available as modules or ICs.

Old POTS really only used red...
06-08-17, 01:49 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,681
Posted By CarbideTipped

This sounds like a tough problem and it seems...

This sounds like a tough problem and it seems like most of the obvious things have been looked at.

A couple of thoughts:

Do you have an expansion tank installed near your water heater? ...
06-08-17, 10:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 410
Posted By CarbideTipped

The big ring on the union unscrews, separating it...

The big ring on the union unscrews, separating it into two halves. So you can glue up each side leisurely and then make the final connection by tightening the large ring on the union. The ring is a...
06-08-17, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By CarbideTipped

12/2 NMB will fit through a 1/2" hole but 5/8...

12/2 NMB will fit through a 1/2" hole but 5/8 will give you a little wiggle room. If the box will be mounted right over the cable exit hole you can use NMB.

However, you will need a clamp where...
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Views: 5,203
Posted By CarbideTipped

I think a 600 watt dimmer will work. The initial...

I think a 600 watt dimmer will work. The initial surge isn't a problem with dimmers because most of them ramp the voltage to the lamps rather than step it to full output right away. That gives the...
06-07-17, 01:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By CarbideTipped

They are called pull chain shower heads, but I...

They are called pull chain shower heads, but I haven't seen any that aren't self closing.
06-07-17, 09:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,570
Posted By CarbideTipped

Hanging a door in an opening that is not plumb...

Hanging a door in an opening that is not plumb and square is always a challenge, so you are not alone!

First off, when you hold the level vertically, you are checking plumb. When you hold it...
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Views: 1,237
Posted By CarbideTipped

You can get a tool called a faucet handle puller...

You can get a tool called a faucet handle puller that would probably do the trick....but it might not be worth it for one time use, even though they are not very expensive.
Replies: 3
Views: 353
Posted By CarbideTipped

Probably the easiest way to adjust an incorrect...

Probably the easiest way to adjust an incorrect balance when you are missing data or can't find a discrepancy is to just enter a fake transaction to adjust the balance up or down as needed. Name the...
06-06-17, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,030
Posted By CarbideTipped

I think you might find a torsion spring that...

I think you might find a torsion spring that would do the trick, you could use a nut and bolt as the pivot point for it.

McMaster carries a wide variety; you should only have to get close. And...
Replies: 6
Views: 348
Posted By CarbideTipped

I have had the occasional spray can of things...

I have had the occasional spray can of things like insect repellent slowly lose propellant over a year or more time, but have never had a can of spray paint do so. I think you'll be fine. A...
06-05-17, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By CarbideTipped

Furd....don't leave us hanging....how did you...

Furd....don't leave us hanging....how did you find the clog?
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Views: 372
Posted By CarbideTipped

This place sells replacement diffusers of various...

This place sells replacement diffusers of various styles:

Replacement Light Covers & Light Diffusers by Malcolite | Lightcovers.com (http://lightcovers.com/)

and there are many others. Search...
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Views: 1,237
Posted By CarbideTipped

Assuming you can't get in there with a dremel to...

Assuming you can't get in there with a dremel to cut a new slot in the head for a straight screwdriver, I would use a drill and bit to remove the head of the screw. Then once you pull the handle off...
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Views: 2,085
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Does it do it if you open/close the door...

Does it do it if you open/close the door manually? That might help you see what is happening.

Is the jack shaft level? Are the two winding pulleys lined up (meaning the set screws are nearly the...
06-05-17, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 742
Posted By CarbideTipped

Here's a 100 foot model: ...

Here's a 100 foot model:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00TA02T0U/ref=twister_B00RDIEJOU?_encoding=UTF8&th=1

You have to have the right expectations for these inexpensive models. The cable is not...
06-05-17, 06:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 773
Posted By CarbideTipped

You could use SOOW or SJOOW cord. Two pole GFCIs...

You could use SOOW or SJOOW cord. Two pole GFCIs are available.

How are you going to ensure the water is safe to drink and remains safe to drink?
06-05-17, 06:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,120
Posted By CarbideTipped

It may be that you don't have enough surface area...

It may be that you don't have enough surface area in contact with the frame to give enough mastic coverage to support the weight, so adding a thin but nearly full size backer like Chris suggested is...
06-05-17, 06:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,741
Posted By CarbideTipped

I try to avoid using herbicides in/around the...

I try to avoid using herbicides in/around the pond, for the reasons PD lists, and I want to ensure they don't migrate to our drinking water well.

Adding aeration (a fountain or dedicated air pump...
06-04-17, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 22,176
Posted By CarbideTipped

I'd check the bath fan vent line to make sure the...

I'd check the bath fan vent line to make sure the flapper that blocks the vent when the fan is off isn't stuck open with dust or lint. There is usually one right at the fan itself, and often another...
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