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Thanks to everyone who gave your opinion. The...

Thanks to everyone who gave your opinion. The plumber just called to see if I want to go ahead with the work, and he was shocked when I told him every comment here said his price is way out of line....
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I thought copper lasts longer, though, comparing...

I thought copper lasts longer, though, comparing the prices at PEX Piping vs. Copper Piping - Articles (http://www.networx.com/article/pex-copper), I can see that the difference is big enough to go...
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The plumber was hired by the homeowners...

The plumber was hired by the homeowners association to replace galvanized pipes with copper. He also came to my unit to see why both the bathroom and kitchen faucets had very little flow when the...
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Is $4000 usual to install gas water heater?

While a plumber was replacing galvanized pipes with copper in the common area of a condo where I rent my unit out, he said I really should replace my 2003 50 gallon Bradford White gas water heater...
03-19-14, 02:41 PM
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Replace tilting cords with wood wand?

When I opened the package of blinds I'd ordered online...no wand. Blinds in all my other rooms have wands and I like the traditional look. I asked a few companies if there's an easy way for them to...
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Gas smell when starting car

The car is a 2003 Toyota Echo automatic coupe with a 1.5 liter engine.I never smelled gas when starting the car till it was hit by a truck on the driver side door. I mostly smell it for a couple of...
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Thanks, if it's safe I'll look into replacement.

Thanks, if it's safe I'll look into replacement.
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Yes, would that give them an incentive to say...

Yes, would that give them an incentive to say that?
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Is extensive body replacement safe?

My 2003 Toyota Echo was hit by a truck. The driver side door is pushed far in and can't be opened, and the rear quarter panel is also damaged. The person from the insurance company who looked at the...
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I find it sometimes the next day on the top,...

I find it sometimes the next day on the top, sides and bottom. As long as it's safe, I'll put up with it.
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Microwave oven retains water.

I bought a small microwave oven called RCA at OSH. Water collects in it, which I don't recall happening with other microwaves. Is this common? Could it be unsafe in any way?
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4233 Here's a picture of the canopy inside...

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Here's a picture of the canopy inside the cut hole in the medallion, and another of a fan the electrician cut the hole for and left the assistant to manage, only the assistant apparently...
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Ceiling medallion and fan

Years ago a handyman installed a ceiling medallion and fan for me, making the hole in the medallion smaller than the fan's canopy so the canopy covered the hole completely. It looked attractive.

I...
10-01-12, 08:06 PM
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Will metal accessories attached to shower tile hold up?

A salesperson at a kitchen and bath shop told me shower baskets and metal hooks, no matter the finish, would be fine in a shower if they're solid brass, because it won't rust.

I liked a polished...
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Thanks for the information. The chart is helpful,...

Thanks for the information. The chart is helpful, especially showing the difference between LED and CFL watts.

I hadn't thought of eBay. Some prices there are a lot better than local stores, but...
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Which Title 24 bulbs should I use?

For California kitchen ceilings that are being inspected after rewiring, I can only use LED or fluorescent bulbs that don't screw in. I also need these as closet lights (National Electrical Code).
...
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I'm not conducting a scientific test. It's just...

I'm not conducting a scientific test. It's just that an electrician made a big thing of needing a special kind of socket in bathrooms, which people here say isn't necessary. Then I came across...
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I guess it depends on how often bulbs are burning...

I guess it depends on how often bulbs are burning out...and how soon incandescents are taken off the market. I was thinking of getting fluorescent
or LED, but I'd better test it with cheapies for a...
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Then, if the fixture is four feet from the...

Then, if the fixture is four feet from the shower/tub, it's OK to use a dry rated candelabra bulb, even if the exhaust fan is not on? When I mentioned the damp/dry issue to a salesperson in a...
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An electrician told me this, talking about the...

An electrician told me this, talking about the medicine cabinet location. He said something about moisture on the ceiling that could collect. If it's not an issue, it'll be much easier to get an...
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Thanks, I'd seen several lights intended for damp...

Thanks, I'd seen several lights intended for damp areas listed as good for baths. Is there some other designation for baths? I was told that lights have to be fitted more tightly than in dry areas so...
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If sold as bath light but doesn't say 'damp'...

...is it still legal to use it in a bathroom next to the medicine cabinet?
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Original light box better than one rated for ceiling fan?

The electrician I hired to rewire my converted condo (built mid-40s) told me the original light boxes were stronger than boxes meant for a fan would ever be. I told him I wanted the code-compliant...
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Instead of a pop-up stopper, I use a little metal...

Instead of a pop-up stopper, I use a little metal cup with holes in it that I cleaned. I don't think I've had anything in the sink any harsher than the vinegar and baking soda combo. Bleach sounds...
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Lingering chemical smell after fixing stopped up bathroom sink

I poured in white vinegar and baking soda for days and sometimes small, leafy-looking black pieces came up. More came up when I finally used a plunger and the water flowed normally.

I think I...
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