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Thanks, all, for the ideas. I don't have a Dremel...

Thanks, all, for the ideas. I don't have a Dremel tool. I think what I'll try next is to drill an eighth-inch hole in the concrete right next to the screw and see if I can dislodge it with a hammer...
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Thanks, marksr and Bud9051. I haven't tried...

Thanks, marksr and Bud9051.

I haven't tried vice grips yet--not sure if there's enough exposed to get a grip, but I will try that.

Do you think I could drill through the screw with a bit that's...
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Posted By gogreen1

How do I remove a damaged screw from masonry?

I recently removed the screening on my lanai to accommodate an extension with pavers. Some of the screw tops broke off about an eighth-inch above the floor, with sharp edges. I've tried grabbing them...
02-16-18, 07:18 PM
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Posted By gogreen1

Thanks, Norm201 and Tolyn Ironhand.

Thanks, Norm201 and Tolyn Ironhand.
02-16-18, 03:01 PM
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Posted By gogreen1

How to determine doorbell wire gauge

I'm going to install a Ring doorbell, but I'm moving the location of the wired doorbell about a foot away from its current location. I need to add a foot or so to the doorbell wiring. I've read that...
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Posted By gogreen1

UPDATE: I got really brave and loosened the set...

UPDATE: I got really brave and loosened the set screw. Then I unscrewed the cylinder. I then put it back, carefully threading it in the hole again and tightening it. Then I retightened the set...
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Posted By gogreen1

Thank you, ThisOldMan. I figured the lock may...

Thank you, ThisOldMan. I figured the lock may need to be replaced.
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Posted By gogreen1

Thank you, ThisOldMan. The cylinder...

Thank you, ThisOldMan.

The cylinder retaining screws are already tight even though the cylinder is loose. Should I loosen the retaining screws slightly and then, as you suggest, center the...
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Posted By gogreen1

Thanks for the replies. The hole...

Thanks for the replies.




The hole below the lock is the set screw? (see photo) Is this just a matter of lining up the cylinder and tightening the set screw? I don't think I'd attempt to fix...
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Posted By gogreen1

Loose hurricane shutter lock assembly

On one of my hurricane shutters, the entire locking mechanism spins when I turn the key. The shutter cannot be locked or opened unless I fiddle with the lock to line up the lock on the outside and...
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Posted By gogreen1

I found a simple solution: Rinse Ace. I'm sure...

I found a simple solution: Rinse Ace. I'm sure there are many other ways to do this, but this product works well for my uses.
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Posted By gogreen1

Thank you, Marq1. Can the spout itself be...

Thank you, Marq1. Can the spout itself be replaced with both a spout for the tub and a diverter for the shower in one unit? Do you know of any such replacement for the original tub spout?
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Posted By gogreen1

Add handheld shower to tub faucet

I'd like to replace the tub faucet aerator (arrow in photo) with some kind of adapter onto which I can place a shower hose and handheld shower head. The faucet and spout are by Moen. How would I do...
05-31-17, 06:58 AM
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Posted By gogreen1

Thanks, ray2047, PJmax, and pcboss. I'll think...

Thanks, ray2047, PJmax, and pcboss. I'll think I'll just replace the receptacle.
05-30-17, 12:03 PM
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Posted By gogreen1

How do I clean an electrical socket?

One electrical socket I use often has some black dirt in and around the openings. I'm guessing it's dust that got fried over many years. After shutting off the power, of course, how do I clean the...
04-26-16, 01:33 PM
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Posted By gogreen1

Thank you, ray2047. I will look into this.

Thank you, ray2047. I will look into this.
04-26-16, 06:33 AM
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Posted By gogreen1

Thanks. Good to know. I don't have a...

Thanks. Good to know.



I don't have a meter for that. Can you suggest something please?


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Yes--surge protector. The photo is upside down. The surge protector is at the top right on the...
04-24-16, 07:45 PM
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Posted By gogreen1

Thanks, Tolyn Ironhand. The electrical...

Thanks, Tolyn Ironhand.



The electrical panel has two breakers with test buttons, although I didn't see "AFCI" on them (see photos--the FULL Panel is vertical--only the photo is horizontal)....
04-24-16, 04:22 PM
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Posted By gogreen1

Could very well be dust. The house is and has...

Could very well be dust. The house is and has always been very dusty--even with our dusting nearly every day and using MERV-9 air filters. Would "canned air" work to clear the receptable dust?


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04-24-16, 08:16 AM
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Posted By gogreen1

The home was built in 2009 (we had it built). No...

The home was built in 2009 (we had it built). No Chinese drywall. The home very dusty, though, even though we dust frequently.
04-24-16, 07:27 AM
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Posted By gogreen1

@PJMAX: I can sometimes hear a snap in the fan...

@PJMAX: I can sometimes hear a snap in the fan switches and in the outlet sockets. If the room is dark enough, I can also sometimes see a slight, very small flash in a fan switch or in an outlet...
04-23-16, 04:55 PM
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Posted By gogreen1

House-wide arcing

Our fan wall switches arc, and there's an arc when an appliance plug is inserted into a live electrical outlet socket--throughout the house. The house is 5 years old. Is there a house-wide wiring...
04-23-16, 04:48 PM
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Posted By gogreen1

Interesting suggestion. Thanks! I'll look in to...

Interesting suggestion. Thanks! I'll look in to that.
04-23-16, 06:48 AM
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Posted By gogreen1

Thanks, PJmax. That's correct. It seems that it...

Thanks, PJmax. That's correct. It seems that it would be easier to do it this way than drill through all the cinderblock and stucco to reposition the doorbell. I was thinking of using even a sturdy,...
04-22-16, 11:35 AM
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Posted By gogreen1

Thanks, all for the comments. We've been thinking...

Thanks, all for the comments. We've been thinking this project through a bit more. In the photo above you can see that the doorbell hides behind the hurricane shutters we had installed. It's possible...
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