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Replacing Moen Cartridge - have I ruined the faucet?

I have a single handle Moen bathroom faucet. The hot water had stopped coming out so after verifying that it wasn't a supply line problem, I purchased a new cartridge. The old one was completely...
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Thank you both! A quick trip to hardware store...

Thank you both! A quick trip to hardware store to buy a metric set did the trick. Seems pretty obvious now but didn't think of it. Thanks again.
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Sorry about that. Here is the underside of the...

Sorry about that. Here is the underside of the plate with the holes circled. The allen screws in those holes are holding the plate on.

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Slow draining tub. Screws stripped on overflow.

Our tub is slow draining and I'd like to snake it by going through the overflow but the small allen screws that hold the plate on seem to be stripped. This the plate:
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How water pressure in upstair bathroom has suddenly dropped

A few weeks ago I was showering when the diverter loudly jolted and switched back to faucet from shower on its own. When I switched it back to shower, the water was no longer just coming out the...
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Replacing overhead light. Questions about identifying wires and ground

https://photos.app.goo.gl/sTuHht5grdeFZSpm9http://I just purchased an overhead light for our dining room that has two wires connected together in plastic plus a separate ground. The two wires in...
09-09-18, 10:32 AM
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Thanks for reply. Possibly overkill but in the...

Thanks for reply. Possibly overkill but in the end, I just ordered a new stove. With the stuck burner knob on top, the popped off piece in the gas valve, the oven and burner not working, etc. I...
09-05-18, 05:26 PM
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Well, I think I may have screwed up a bit. After...

Well, I think I may have screwed up a bit. After turning off the main gas line, I tried blowing out the gas jets inside the oven and that didn't work. I didn't see a way to reach any orifices from...
09-05-18, 07:26 AM
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Thanks. I actually have been spraings WD40 in...

Thanks. I actually have been spraings WD40 in that knob tube with no luck. The knob moves in and out but won't turn. Will try some more and also work on blowing out the orifices tonight. That again!
09-04-18, 08:27 PM
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Uugh..I take it these are live spiders living in...

Uugh..I take it these are live spiders living in there? I'd better not tell the family.

No, I have not gotten the top burner knob unstuck. I tried taking knob off and blowing some compressed air...
09-04-18, 05:38 PM
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Posted By garimh

Range not used for 5 weeks. Now doesn't work.

We have a Samsung range model number NX58F5500S that is about 4 years old. We just had our kitchen redone and the contractor put the oven on the outside deck covered with piece of tarp for 5 weeks....
07-02-18, 05:58 AM
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Thanks all. Capped it off and put a cover plate...

Thanks all. Capped it off and put a cover plate over it. It's in my daughter's room and she will be putting a picture over it to cover it up.

Thankfully, I have no knob and tube wiring in the...
06-30-18, 03:41 PM
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Thanks but not sure what you mean by only one...

Thanks but not sure what you mean by only one cable to it. I assume you mean one hot wire between lamp and AC receptacle but not sure how I'd determine that. Wires behind AC receptacle are all old...
06-30-18, 01:57 PM
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Removing a wall mounted lamp.

Would like to remove this lamp from the wall. The lamp is not controlled by a separate wall switch and is on same circuit as outlet below. 94938

Here's what the wires look like: 94939

Can I...
08-14-17, 08:26 PM
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Removing or squaring off achways

We have two archways leading into our living room that look like this:

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The walls run perpendicular to each other so I assume one is load bearing. My question is whether the archway...
07-23-17, 09:49 AM
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Posted By garimh

I don't know. I thought conversation thus far has...

I don't know. I thought conversation thus far has been based on national code, which I assumed would override local codes. Rather than start investigating codes on my own, I figured best thing to do...
07-23-17, 08:49 AM
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Thanks. With this information, I decided to call...

Thanks. With this information, I decided to call another (3rd) electrician to do the work as I don't want to take any chances. Just got off the phone with him and, like others, he told me the old BX...
07-22-17, 11:40 AM
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So if original box is grounded by new cable and I...

So if original box is grounded by new cable and I then run NM cable from that box to a new box, the new one won't be grounded. But if I change both BX cables and then run NM cable from that box to a...
07-22-17, 10:59 AM
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Posted By garimh

Sorry, one more question. As I mentioned, there...

Sorry, one more question. As I mentioned, there are two BX cables attached to this receptacle. I've traced one and it's just a short 10 foot run directly to the panel. If I were to have an...
07-22-17, 09:09 AM
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Posted By garimh

Thanks. The receptacle is old and definitely...

Thanks. The receptacle is old and definitely needs to be replaced so I'm sort of stuck then. Is there any way to safely move and replace this outlet without pulling all the old BX and replacing? Can...
07-21-17, 08:27 PM
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Posted By garimh

What if I use a GFI as the new outlet? Or,...

What if I use a GFI as the new outlet? Or, better yet, use GFI's for both outlets?
07-21-17, 07:42 PM
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Posted By garimh

Thanks. Most of my house is Romex but this one...

Thanks. Most of my house is Romex but this one outlet that was built into my fireplace mantle (I've written about it and posted pictures in another thread) is old style unbonded BX. I had a licensed...
07-21-17, 04:40 PM
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Posted By garimh

Adding new outlet to middle of run

I have an existing outlet that has two BX cables coming in. I want to patch into this outlet to add a new outlet nearby (using Romex). Can I simply pigtail the hots and neutrals of the Romex and one...
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Thanks. The walls in my house are plaster and...

Thanks. The walls in my house are plaster and lath but this particular wall has no lath behind it so I assumed it was drywall. Is it common to have a plaster wall with no lath behind it?

I pulled...
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