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Epoxy Paint

I have these 20 ft high columns on my front porch, about 9.5" square. See pic. Mostly hollow (probably a 6 x 6 in the center) and the sides are 4 painted cedar boards.

The wood peckers have taken...
07-20-19, 07:35 AM
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Very helpful, thanks very much!

Very helpful, thanks very much!
07-19-19, 06:26 PM
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12 volt Under Cabinet Lights

At one property, we have 12 volt under cabinet puck lights. They power a small bi-pin bulb.

I want to get rid of them and put in a small simple LED light unit, rope or tape perhaps.

My...
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06-16-19, 04:42 PM
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Impending Tank Leak?

At one of my units, See attached pic of water heater top couplings--really corroded and almost seems to be disintegrating.
Can they be replaced/repaired? Will this leak soon? Or do I need a new...
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Bath Exhaust Fans

I have 2 bathrooms upstairs that are literally side by side. So the bath fans follow suit. They are not vented outside however.

My question is, how far from each other must the exterior vent...
05-26-19, 10:43 AM
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Yes MR 16...however I jiggled and jiggled some...

Yes MR 16...however I jiggled and jiggled some more everything including the bulb socket and I couldn't get the light to go out. Could I be missing something else with what your saying?
05-26-19, 08:06 AM
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Low Voltage Light

We have a property with 4 low voltage lights controlled by a low voltage dimmer. All lights work fine--usually. Except the one closest to the dimmer sometimes goes out.

I detached it from the...
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Notching Granite

I'm not certain where else to post this granite modification question. At one property we have a granite counter slab with an electric stove top installed in its cutout.

The new one we bought...
04-20-19, 04:47 PM
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Nail on circular box. My plan is looking to use a...

Nail on circular box. My plan is looking to use a metal one instead with right angle bracket that can screw to floor joist--then put a 2 x 8 (8 inch side towards cellar floor) on the other side of...
04-19-19, 06:47 PM
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Ceiling Flush Light in Basement

I want to install flush mount ceiling lights in the basement. The ceiling is not finished, (for now anyway) it's just the floor joists up there. Seems that a nail on circular box doesn't hold them...
03-31-19, 08:11 AM
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Posted By Gen

No pull chain issue--the chains are 12 ft high...

No pull chain issue--the chains are 12 ft high and out of reach.
03-31-19, 07:46 AM
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Ceiling Fan/Light Malfunction?

We have a ceiling fan/light . The tenant describes the problem when operating the switches, "sometimes the light does not go on unless the fan switch is on."

There is no remotes. The 2 gang box...
02-25-19, 01:17 PM
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Posted By Gen

Thank you for all the replies!

Thank you for all the replies!
02-24-19, 07:29 PM
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Posted By Gen

SQ D Breaker

I have a Square D panel & breakers. See pic...The original breaker is the one on the right. I want to use the hooked type on the left because I need a twin. Both seem to engage positions and work...
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Got it Done, Here's How

Hey got it done. I was able to pry the B/S off very slowly and didn't damage the drywall behind it. Was gonna cut it as XS mentioned other wise.

Top being glued, tried to pry it off was bad...
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Hey guys...there's no screws. Everything is...

Hey guys...there's no screws. Everything is liquid nailed...the top, the B/S, and the mirror.

Thing is I can't pry the top without consequence, as the only direction to pry is upward....in the...
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Posted By Gen

Remove Formica Bath Top

I want to remove the pictured vanity formica top, and you'll see there's a mirror sitting directly atop the back splash.

I need suggestions how to get the top removed without disturbing or...
12-17-18, 04:42 AM
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Electric panel health

Here are two pics I'm wondering about regarding a recent property's panel.
1.)The incoming main wire sheath is missing going all the way inside the panel connector.
2.) The bus bar on the left is...
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Alum wraps existing were one of the failed...

Alum wraps existing were one of the failed band-aids...
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In the case of the house, see pic, and the car...

In the case of the house, see pic, and the car port, previous pic, there's about 3 ft of wood before their respective structure. And as for the house, the beam goes to the interior. (New pic--rotate...
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Yea I know it's a horrible design, but it's a...

Yea I know it's a horrible design, but it's a rental and we just need a fix that looks good, doesn't rot, and doesn't involve rebuilding the house.

One of the failed band-aids was capping w alum....
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Posted By Gen

Exposed Rafter Rot

We have a property where the ends of the rafters that stick out over the elements have rotted. Previous owners have done band-aids, which are also rotting or fallen off.

The attached pic is the...
09-20-18, 07:13 AM
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Posted By Gen

Exterior Step Lights

I want to install exterior steps. I figure they usually go in a single gang box, and I will probably run Carflex after I figure how to get under there.

My question is how do I...

--Get them...
09-08-18, 07:01 AM
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Posted By Gen

Yes all correct about the tapping and 120v sub...

Yes all correct about the tapping and 120v sub panel. It's a side issue for later, but been that way apparently for 40 years.
09-07-18, 05:56 PM
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Posted By Gen

Main Power Cut-off?

At a particular property site.....the garage is detached, and the meter/incoming power are on the exterior wall. On the inside wall adjacent to that there's a box with this in the photo...is it a...
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