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In the dark

Thanks to all for the advice. But can I just use a plain 'ol common, standard, incandescent light bulb in this dusk-to-dawn fixture? :wall:

Thanks again
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Light bulbs -- too many choices, too many decisions

I have an outdoor security light that uses a dusk-to-dawn sensor. The electrician mounted it under a fairly wide soffit (overhang) and it is not enclosed in a globe. The bulb has burned out. Can I...
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Aerator in bathroom sink faucet

The aerator assembly in a bathroom sink faucet is constructed so that it is recessed up in the spout and I cannot remove it to clean the filtering screens. In most faucets the aerator is simple to...
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Posted By notsohandy

"Flexible hand shower"

We currently have a conventional, stationary shower head for our bathtub. It's okay but we are thinking about getting a hand-shower type with the more versatile 60 inch-long flexible hose.

I'm...
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Posted By notsohandy

Breathe easy -- get rid of the duct work and carpet

If you have duct work that transfers heat from the furnace to your floor registers (vents), nothing will filter out all the dust. In virtually all the homes that have duct work, the dust comes from...
02-20-11, 09:37 AM
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Posted By notsohandy

Thumbs up Cheers!

Yep. That's exactly what I have. And I know what I need.

Many thanks to you, shacko and everyone for responses.:)
02-19-11, 09:58 AM
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Recessed faucet aerator

:coffee:

My upgraded bathroom sink has a recessed aerator in the faucet tip. Over time, tiny particles of debris (grainy pebbles, sand and general junk from the city water supply) collect in the...
12-16-10, 06:28 AM
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Posted By notsohandy

Cheapo spotlight is likely culprit

Thanks to all for the helpful responses.

As tribe_fan said, it's probably the gasket in the spotlight. It's old and tilted upwards and exposed to drizzling rain. I need to upgrade to a more...
12-15-10, 03:56 PM
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Posted By notsohandy

It is covered. Moisture is probably not getting...

It is covered. Moisture is probably not getting into the receptacle.

During the day, when the Christmas lights are not plugged in, I leave the cord to them lying on the brick front porch near...
12-15-10, 07:20 AM
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Posted By notsohandy

Thanks for response. My receptacle isn't...

Thanks for response.

My receptacle isn't overloaded. So I don't know what is causing it to trip unless moisture collects on the plug-in prongs during rainy days.
12-14-10, 04:25 PM
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Posted By notsohandy

Thank you, lawrosa. ...

Thank you, lawrosa.

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12-14-10, 03:34 PM
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Posted By notsohandy

Worrisome and mysterious amber light on outside wall receptacle

I have an outside dual wall receptacle which I use to plug in small drills, saws, etc. During the Christmas season I use it to plug in outside Christmas lights -- not many. Just a spotlight and a...
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Posted By notsohandy

Thanks DIY

Thanks moderator Gunguy45 for the quick and comforting response. We're happy and relieved to know that DWs come that way and side panels were not missing.

Thanks again.

This DIY forum...
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Dishwasher has no metal side panels

We noticed that our recently-installed Bosh dishwasher has no metal side panels -- instead of expected metal coverings, there is nothing showing but a bare and uncovered layer insulation.

Could...
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Posted By notsohandy

Framing saw vs. circular saw

The thickest wood I saw is a 2x4. Does the "framing" saw have enough cutting depth to saw a 2x4?

I have a regular circular saw, but since I'm not so handy, I don't like using it. I was reading...
05-04-10, 04:09 PM
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Posted By notsohandy

Tricky this: mounting 4x4 posts, tops same height

I need to mount eight pressure treated fence posts (4x4s) in concrete, in a row, and have the top end of all of them to be equal distant above the ground (even/horizontal to the plane) so that a 2x4...
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Posted By notsohandy

Kerosene indoor heaters. No kidding.

We've had some unusually cold weather lately -- overnight temperatures in the low 20's for a week at a time and ice covered tree branches falling on electrical power lines. It occurred to me that if...
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Posted By notsohandy

Darn this newfangled faucet!

About a year ago I had a new bathroom sink with faucet assembly installed. It's real nice and purty but the aerator/mesh strainer at the tip of the faucet has begun to clog slightly due to the normal...
09-06-09, 07:14 AM
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Posted By notsohandy

Clean-out plug mystery

In my crawl space I can see what is probably the drain clean-out plug. But what is a clean-out plug? What is its purpose? What does it do? There's not much information on the Internet about the...
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Posted By notsohandy

Actually the only practical solution is to get...

Actually the only practical solution is to get rid of ductwork in its entirety. Go all electric, or install baseboard hot-water heating, or install those new ductless Mitsubishi...
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Posted By notsohandy

Roof ridge vents -- serious problems!

About two years ago we had a new roof installed and the turbine vents replaced with ridge vents.

They do seem to keep the attic a little cooler -- but during a really hard blowing wind drenching...
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Radiator flush -- reasonable price?

A reputable, independently-owned service station in a fairly upscale neighborhood yesterday charged me $97 to drain and flush and replace anti-freeze in a 1994 Toyota Tercel.:madhell:

Do you guys...
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Posted By notsohandy

Suspicious ridge vents

About a year ago I had a new "30-year" roof and ridge vents installed. Previous to that I had turbine ventilators for attic ventilation. I'm beginning to think that having ridge vents is not a good...
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Posted By notsohandy

Overfilling the gas tank -- bad?

I vaguely recall reading on an automotive forum someplace that it is not good to overfill (top off) the gasoline tank. Something about overfilling can damage some kind of "gasoline vapor recovery...
08-31-07, 10:36 AM
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Posted By notsohandy

Okay. Thanks to everyone on the thread for their...

Okay. Thanks to everyone on the thread for their responses and help. Great forum!

Happy and safe Labor Day to all.
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