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Posted By Micha

Thanks PJ - I thought so but wanted another...

Thanks PJ - I thought so but wanted another opinion! Wired it just as you said and it's working! :thumbup:
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Posted By Micha

Simple question about dimmer switch install

I have a dimmer switch that was originally used on a 3-way switch. I now want to install it on a single switch - is that possible or do I have to buy another dimmer?
07-19-13, 07:16 AM
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Posted By Micha

Thanks, but too pricey for my needs.

Thanks, but too pricey for my needs.
07-18-13, 11:10 PM
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Posted By Micha

I didn't know they were called foot stops. ...

I didn't know they were called foot stops. Didn't want to ask a dumb question. :o Definitely the best option I think.

Thanks a bunch!
07-18-13, 04:04 PM
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Posted By Micha

Good idea! That would definitely do the trick! ...

Good idea! That would definitely do the trick!
Thanks.
07-18-13, 03:46 PM
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Posted By Micha

I know you're right and after i wrote that, I...

I know you're right and after i wrote that, I realized that idea would pretty much defeat the intended purpose. I think the whole point in the first place was just something to hold it open while I...
07-18-13, 11:49 AM
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Posted By Micha

I found a magnetic door holder on Amazon for...

I found a magnetic door holder on Amazon for about 6 bucks (SOSS Magnetic Door Holder & Stop White - Amazon.com...
07-18-13, 11:12 AM
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Posted By Micha

Oh, I see! Well that makes sense! Thanks...

Oh, I see! Well that makes sense!

Thanks for the insight!
07-18-13, 10:29 AM
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Posted By Micha

Okay - I was afraid of that. I don't think this...

Okay - I was afraid of that. I don't think this is the kind that winds at the top - it has pins in it. I thought perhaps removing or moving the pins might have some kind of effect. Quite frankly -...
07-18-13, 08:34 AM
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Posted By Micha

self-closing door hinges

I just moved into a place that has a self-closing hinge on the door going from garage to mud room. This is fine except while moving with a lot of in and out traffic, it is very inconvenient. Short...
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Posted By Micha

My original question was, "do you think it would...

My original question was, "do you think it would help to use Rid-X or similar product" -- so why bother the landlord if it's only a matter of throwing something down the drain to fix it?
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Posted By Micha

Landlord lives 6 hours away

Landlord lives 6 hours away
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Posted By Micha

toilet gurgles and fills up when bathtub drains

I moved into a rental home with a septic system (landlord says it's new - I'd guesstimate about 1-2 years). I've lived here about 4 months. Two days ago when I drained the tub, the toilet started...
12-06-12, 03:49 PM
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Posted By Micha

Red face I don't have the box anymore but I sort of...

I don't have the box anymore but I sort of thought that might be the problem. I have now put 3 strings on one and 4 on another (had to go get another long outdoor cord; guy at Ace said 4 on one...
12-06-12, 09:26 AM
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Posted By Micha

Why did my Christmas lights go out?

Hi everyone!

I strung about seven 25' strings of C9 Christmas lights together and when I got to the last one, they all went out. Turns out the fuse inside the plug on the first set blew. I...
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Posted By Micha

Update

Hi,

Just thought I'd let you know that the dimmer installation issue is solved! I took the dimmer switch back to Ace this morning and spoke with a very knowledgeable employee who agreed about the...
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Posted By Micha

I'm taking it back to Ace tomorrow and get a...

I'm taking it back to Ace tomorrow and get a different kind! I installed one in a different part of the house last week with no problem - course it was a single pole, but I've never had this much...
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Posted By Micha

No - there was no other label. The wires are...

No - there was no other label. The wires are arranged so that a black and red come out of one end and a red and green come out of the other - but not sure if that has any significance -- see why the...
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Posted By Micha

So then the wire attached to the black screw (in...

So then the wire attached to the black screw (in this case the white one) should be connected to the black (hot) wire - correct? Here is a pic of the instructions, which looks to me like the black...
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Posted By Micha

I misunderstood the instructions and thought it...

I misunderstood the instructions and thought it said the black screw was the neutral wire!!

I re-wired like this: black wire from dimmer to white wire (which was attached to black screw); red...
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Posted By Micha

OK - The white wire was connected to the black...

OK - The white wire was connected to the black screw - i connected it to a red one!! So then i connect that one to the black? (I thought the instructions were confusing!)

Yes, there is a screw...
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Posted By Micha

ground wire cut short

I can see the bare ground wire coming out of the cable, but it's been cut short and there is no way i can connect it to anything.
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Posted By Micha

update: I went ahead and installed the dimmer...

update: I went ahead and installed the dimmer minus the ground wire but when I turned the power back on, there is a humming noise coming from the dimmer switch and the 2nd light switch doesn't work...
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Posted By Micha

No ground wire in light switch

I'm trying to hook up a dimmer switch (3-way) and have discovered that there is no ground wire connected to the switch. I can see that there is a copper wire back in there, but it's been cut short -...
05-08-12, 09:05 PM
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Posted By Micha

Hi Soblueyz, I gave up on trying to get...

Hi Soblueyz,

I gave up on trying to get through whatever it was that was solid. Are you attaching to top or sides? As you can see from the remainder of this thread, I put small boards all around...
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