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I will get pics and measurements tomorrow......

I will get pics and measurements tomorrow... Thanks all for the help.
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Posted By Angie Nixon

Fasteners.. not bolts, sorry. Wasn't thinking...

Fasteners.. not bolts, sorry. Wasn't thinking when I typed that. Learning terminology as I get into this.
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Posted By Angie Nixon

Exclamation Metal Roof Leaking, High Wind, Dust, Seals Seem Insufficient/Missing

I have a good condition roof on a section of my house that was installed on an addition in the 70's. Originally, the area was simply the back porch but then was covered, and eventually enclosed for a...
11-02-14, 10:55 PM
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Posted By Angie Nixon

Fixture bar. Thanks! It is actually strong...

Fixture bar. Thanks!

It is actually strong enough, but when the light was removed, or some where along the line, it was bent badly. We bought it from Restore, so who knows.. It's back to flat...
11-01-14, 10:05 PM
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Posted By Angie Nixon

Ah, ok. So, with comments and some thought, and...

Ah, ok. So, with comments and some thought, and some assistance looking for missing pieces from my seven year old, I (she) found the piece that was so crucial. It was attached to the mounting...
11-01-14, 12:55 PM
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Posted By Angie Nixon

Hanging Chandelier - Incorrect Mount

We are exchanging an existing chandelier with a new fixture obtained from Restore. The existing light is attached to a mount, with a screw/pin that is about 1/4" in diameter. The new light appears...
12-18-13, 11:51 AM
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Posted By Angie Nixon

Red face Thanks everyone. Yes, the pipe is/was buried in...

Thanks everyone. Yes, the pipe is/was buried in a wall, so the Sharkbite option would have been only a temporary solution. It's not likely wise to use a Sharkbite under these circumstances (so says...
12-12-13, 11:18 AM
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Posted By Angie Nixon

Emergency Situation - Pinhole Breech on Copper - Active Hydronic Heating System

We have contractors here who unknowingly put a screw through a pipe in the wall that is a feed for the hydronic heating system.

I have access to the breech - pinhole from the screw tip. Can I use...
02-25-13, 01:12 PM
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Posted By Angie Nixon

Clarification: I can retrace the cables (to use...

Clarification: I can retrace the cables (to use the terminology from a previous reply), but based on meter readings, the 14-3, odd as it might seem, is the power feed from the panel into the switch...
02-24-13, 10:08 PM
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Posted By Angie Nixon

Wiring Help Needed- 3 way, Switched Outlet, Power Outlet, Source - Same Box

It was working. I took it apart and mislabeled something and can't get it to work again.

From panel- 14-3
14-2 to straight outlet string of 2 receptacles
14-2 to two lights on a three way,...
12-18-12, 04:34 PM
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Posted By Angie Nixon

Yes, I'd like to replace the toggle with a new...

Yes, I'd like to replace the toggle with a new rocker. Can I use the 3 way I already have or do I have to go get a 4 way?

This particular switch is associated with two lights that are...
12-18-12, 02:38 PM
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Posted By Angie Nixon

You are correct. Black is common... Red & white...

You are correct. Black is common... Red & white are open. I will wire it accordingly to the new 3-way.

Now, for the other switch.. is it possible the original switch is, in fact, a 4way? (4 Way...
12-18-12, 02:33 PM
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Posted By Angie Nixon

You are correct. Black is common... Red & white...

You are correct. Black is common... Red & white are open. I will wire it accordingly to the new 3-way.
12-18-12, 02:25 PM
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Posted By Angie Nixon

Ok, I understand for the switch with the 12-3...

Ok, I understand for the switch with the 12-3 available to it.. will check for which is common.

On the other switch, where there are 4 wires (2 blk, 2 white), how does one convert this to a three...
12-18-12, 01:48 PM
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Posted By Angie Nixon

Two Separate Switch Questions - Mod Combined?

I'm not certain, but it appears both my questions have been grouped into a single thread.

So, to clarify... I have two switches, both are 3-way circa 1960's (maybe a bit later on one), one is...
12-18-12, 01:18 PM
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Posted By Angie Nixon

No indication of C or common... on the one with...

No indication of C or common... on the one with no terminals. It's dusty, but you can see in the image all the comments stamped are patents and where to use a knife and to use solid wire...
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12-18-12, 12:47 PM
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Posted By Angie Nixon

Ok, I think I may have mixed up two different...

Ok, I think I may have mixed up two different threads....

One switch is here -

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12-18-12, 12:06 PM
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Posted By Angie Nixon

The old switch has no screws. Just slots to...

The old switch has no screws. Just slots to shove wire in on the back. Seriously. And it's not like they're just missing - there are no places for terminals.

The order of wires is white on...
12-18-12, 11:44 AM
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Posted By Angie Nixon

Help - 3-way with 12-2

I am updating old switches in my house. I have a series of 3-ways controlling two ceiling lights (there are at least 3 switches, maybe 4 that all control these two lights).

This switch in...
12-18-12, 11:34 AM
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Posted By Angie Nixon

Simple Question - Wiring 3 Way without source power in box

Ok, so I have no idea what terminology to actually use, so bear with me.

I have a set of lights in the ceiling which are controlled by at least three different switches, maybe a 4th that I...
12-05-12, 12:43 AM
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Posted By Angie Nixon

Your thoughts... "The NEC is a safety code,...

Your thoughts...

"The NEC is a safety code, not a design code. Bringing the neutral to each switch does not increase safety. It adds to cost of construction by bringing wires to boxes that are...
12-05-12, 12:37 AM
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Posted By Angie Nixon

I'll review the breakers... It's a renovation, so...

I'll review the breakers... It's a renovation, so we're dealing with a lot of old and new.

I wired as stated, both lights work as intended. Thanks for the heads up however on the amperage - I'll...
12-04-12, 03:25 PM
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Posted By Angie Nixon

Diagrams

Answers: I don't know whether it's 15 or 20amp, it's a standard power run from the panel to a couple outlets and into a junction box to feed the two lights.

I'm using 14-3 wiring. Maybe that...
12-04-12, 10:32 AM
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Posted By Angie Nixon

Deciding How to Wire

Looking for suggestions/recommendations

I am renovating, so I have existing wires as well as open access for new runs.

In this room, I want to run a switch for an existing ceiling fixture and a...
09-01-12, 12:00 AM
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Posted By Angie Nixon

Will do... One of the reasons I like this...

Will do...

One of the reasons I like this gun so well is that because of its construction, it can handle a higher psi than the plastic ones. It can also be entirely disassembled for cleaning and...
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