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08-30-07, 08:45 AM
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Posted By jdegeorge

Thanks Bob for the quick response! I've...

Thanks Bob for the quick response!

I've never worked with recessed lighting before; only fixtures and fans that are installed on the "room" side of the ceiling. I don't want to damage my ceiling....
08-30-07, 07:12 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 921
Posted By jdegeorge

Question Recessed Ceiling Lights...Only 1 Works!

Hi

I have 7 recessed ceiling lights that are all tied to the same dimmer light switch. I did not do the work; this is how the kitchen lights were set up when I bought the house 4 years ago so I...
06-25-07, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,844
Posted By jdegeorge

Porcelain Tile on Raised Sunroom Floor?

We just had a sunroom added to our house. It's a 10' x 12' room built on a raised deck of pressure-treated, 16" OC 2" x 8" joists covered with 3/4" PTS underlayment plywood. The room is protected...
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Views: 11,527
Posted By jdegeorge

Thanks, Nap. I'll look for the combo one.

Thanks, Nap. I'll look for the combo one.
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Views: 11,527
Posted By jdegeorge

I want motion and photocell, but if you're saying...

I want motion and photocell, but if you're saying that the independent motion detector will have dawn/dusk settings then that's what I'll look for. Thanks.
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Views: 17,011
Posted By jdegeorge

I saw in last month's FAMILY HANDYMAN magazine...

I saw in last month's FAMILY HANDYMAN magazine that you can buy a hanging light fixture that screws into the can, cover included. Don't recall the price or the manufacturer, but if you can grab the...
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Views: 11,527
Posted By jdegeorge

The purpose of the light is for it to come on...

The purpose of the light is for it to come on when the motion detector is tripped, so a switch won't work because it would involve invervention every night, and a timer wouldn't work (at least on its...
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Views: 11,527
Posted By jdegeorge

Can I add MOTION and PHOTOCELL to Exterior Fixture?

Hi

I just installed new lighting fixtures on my house and would like to install a matching fixture on my garage. The problem is that the matching fixture has neither MOTION DETECTION nor...
04-16-07, 09:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 8,841
Posted By jdegeorge

Angry Still have F1 Message and Oven Door Still LOCKED!

Sharp

It's been almost a week and the oven's still locked! The beeping stopped, thanfully, after pressing a few buttons on the control panel.

I'm trying to get to the back of the control panel...
04-11-07, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,639
Posted By jdegeorge

I'm in the process of having my house sided. I...

I'm in the process of having my house sided. I now have aluminum over wood shakes. With any one of these products the aluminum and wood shakes would be stripped off to the get to the original house...
04-11-07, 07:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,273
Posted By jdegeorge

I'm having Alside's Prodigy insulated vinyl...

I'm having Alside's Prodigy insulated vinyl siding installed. I currently have aluminum over wood shakes, and the contractor is taking the house down to the original skin, putting on Tyvek wrap and...
04-11-07, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,646
Posted By jdegeorge

Insulated Siding

I'm in the process of having my house sided. I now have aluminum over wood shakes. I researched CertainTeed CedarBoards, CraneBoard and Alside Prodigy insulated vinyl products and have decided to...
04-11-07, 07:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 8,841
Posted By jdegeorge

Question Maytag MGS5770 Gas Range F1 Error

I have a Maytag MGS5770 Gas Range and received the infamous F1 error during self-cleaning. Maytag pointed me to some local repair folks but am waiting for a call back to ask specific questions. So...
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Views: 1,673
Posted By jdegeorge

What's the BEST way to remove musty odor from the INSIDE of Antique Furniture

I have an antique dresser that's in very good shape on the outside. Although there is no visible mold nor any signs of water damage on the inside, there is a strong musty odor.

I've searched...
06-02-06, 11:55 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 10,011
Posted By jdegeorge

Now that you say it, it's looking familiar! ...

Now that you say it, it's looking familiar!

Thanks ever so much!
06-02-06, 11:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 10,011
Posted By jdegeorge

So then, I should connect the light's BLACK wire...

So then, I should connect the light's BLACK wire to the line's BLACK wire and to the photocell's BLACK and RED wires? Then 3 WHITES to WHITES and 3 GREENS to GREENS?
Replies: 8
Views: 3,384
Posted By jdegeorge

I get good results with an angle brush. You can...

I get good results with an angle brush. You can also draw a light pencil line across the ceiling to help you keep the line straight.
06-02-06, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 10,011
Posted By jdegeorge

Wiring an outdoor light and photocell

Here's a good one for you all to laugh at!

I had to remove an outdoor light and the photocell that was attached to it so I could replace the door frame. I did not pay attention to how I...
05-26-06, 07:56 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,049
Posted By jdegeorge

I now understand that there's no way for this...

I now understand that there's no way for this puppy to be grounded, but what do I have to do to splice the NM into the non-grounded BX, falling short of running an NM homerun from the panel?

Would...
05-26-06, 01:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,049
Posted By jdegeorge

Still Don't Know What To Do

I forgot to mark this post so I would get a response! :eek:

Anywho, thanks to all of you for responding so quickly. Interesting how my question sparked a lengthy discussion about the history of...
05-22-06, 02:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,139
Posted By jdegeorge

Exclamation Forget about what you're trying to do. Hire an...

Forget about what you're trying to do. Hire an electrician to change your panel! Federal Pacific panels are fire hazzards!

http://www.inspect-ny.com/fpe/fpefield.htm
05-22-06, 02:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 12,049
Posted By jdegeorge

How to Connect Grounded NM Wire to Ungrounded BX Wire

Hi

I have to move a light switch to an adjoining wall. The existing wire is ungrounded BX. My question pertains to connecting grounded NM wire to the ungrounded BX wire.

I can simply...
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