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thanks guys. pancake box should be perfect. as...

thanks guys. pancake box should be perfect. as always this site is great. Thanks for the response.
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bathroom light fixture

Trying to install a new light fixture on bathroom wall. Instructions state to connect cross bar to outlet box. wall plate will then connect to mounting screws on the cross bar. Problem being there...
12-07-09, 01:49 PM
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replacing dimmer switch

I am replacing an old dimmer switch with a new one. single pole switch in the middle of a curcuit. the 2 whites are joined together as are the grounding wires. I have attached one black to the red...
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I am no professional, but you might want to check...

I am no professional, but you might want to check you local hardware store. You can find a new casing that is flat and much thicker. I believe this would lessen the gap that you have. New thicker...
02-28-07, 06:45 PM
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the area in which i want to run the wire up...

the area in which i want to run the wire up contains a bay window making it a little difficult to get at the wall from the basement. according to a response in the av forum this is indeed against...
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thanks guys. i may run it up the wall or I may...

thanks guys. i may run it up the wall or I may just try and figure out some sort of infrared set up and leave my components in the basement right underneath, which opens up another can of worms. Any...
02-28-07, 03:00 PM
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Running Cable

I posted this q in a/v section as well. I have wall mounted a plasma tv and have installed an outlet behind the tv, with a monster power surge protector. I now plan to run the cable and component,...
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Running cable

I have wall mounted a plasma tv and have installed an outlet behind the tv, with a monster power surge protector. I now plan to run the cable and component, s-video, etc down through the wall into...
02-16-07, 09:44 PM
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RE: I wonder if a flat handybox cover would be...

RE: I wonder if a flat handybox cover would be large enough to cover the opening. These are smaller than standard covers. Since it's just steel you may be able to roll or hammer the edges flat,...
02-16-07, 09:39 PM
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It is definately still accessible. it is a...

It is definately still accessible. it is a swing arm type mount. the bracket on the wall has 3 large holes. the old box almost falls entirely into one of these holes. so much so that i might...
02-16-07, 05:51 PM
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yeah, sorry about that. at the other end is a...

yeah, sorry about that. at the other end is a single gang box. these switches have always controlled the same light.
02-16-07, 05:49 PM
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it is a single gang box. I was considering...

it is a single gang box. I was considering chipping around. i did find a blank steel faceplate, but it is not flush. your idea to chip around may be my best bet, although it may be somewhat...
02-16-07, 05:09 PM
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three way switch

i replaced all my switches with more modern switches and wallplates. I seemed to have missed something during the reconnect. I have a threeway switch which is in the middle of a three switch...
02-16-07, 05:03 PM
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Moving a recepticle

I am installing a mount for a plasma tv and i was forced to relocate the existing outlet approx 6 inches higher. I ran new romex from the existing box out to new recepticle. No problem there. the...
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American Standard. $150

American Standard. $150
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Bubbling Toilet

The problem started when I replaced the inside of my toilet tank. After installing a new gasket as well, I noticed a sewer gas smell(I assume, it was a musty like smell), anyway I tried to tighten...
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I figured the plywood would create a smooth...

I figured the plywood would create a smooth surface, so the carpet would lay flat, and not contour to the gaps between the planks. I figured it might kind of rot quickly or have some sort of...
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outdoor carpet over deck?

I am strongly considering laying some plywood over my tired looking deck and placing outdoor carpeting over it. Any suggestions, do's or dont's, or advice would be greatly appreciated. This is in...
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Outdoor carpeting Over Deck?

Rather than trying to remove the old tired stain from my deck and restaining, I am considering throwing some plywood over the decking and adding outdoor carpeting. Anyone with experience that has any...
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Repairing Deck

I am thinking of replacing the floor of our deck one level at a time. The first level, which is the smaller level app. 12x12 is a little older than the larger level and has a more apparent need for...
06-13-04, 06:42 PM
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When to stain/seal?

I had a new pressure treated fence installed laat summer. I was wondering when is the best time to stain the fence. i cant recall if the install said to wait a few years or if i am mistaken. Also...
05-06-03, 08:54 PM
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I too was concerned with saving all headspace...

I too was concerned with saving all headspace possible under my beam, like brewbeer's idea, I nailed 2x2's along my beam to the floor joists, conected, I beileive 1x6's to to the 2x2's parallel to...
03-17-03, 06:11 PM
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THANKS! The circle cutter was just the sort of...

THANKS! The circle cutter was just the sort of ting I was looking for. Thought i my have seen such a cutter before, but wasnt sure it would fit the bill. It worked great, I appreciate the help. ...
03-15-03, 01:33 PM
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Ceiling Tile

What is the best way to cut suspended ceiling tile around recessed lighting cans? Is there a tool other than a rotozip type tool that will make just as precise a cut, for less money, or is it a wise...
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I prefer to use kidsroom paint in the kitchen. ...

I prefer to use kidsroom paint in the kitchen. Very easy to clean.
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