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09-23-20, 04:15 PM
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<off topic> Is this a pool or spa? If pool, you...

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Is this a pool or spa? If pool, you might want to add the FAS-DPD (https://tftestkits.net/FAS-DPD-Chlorine-CC-s-test-p47.html) test which will upgrade your kit to equivalent of the...
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Views: 172
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I have a "Jack & Jill" home office, with 2 wired...

I have a "Jack & Jill" home office, with 2 wired computers on 2 desks in the middle of the room and, of course, the ethernet and power outlets are far away. I'm a "wire it any way you can" kind of...
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Views: 250
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Multi-channel receivers usually have one or more...

Multi-channel receivers usually have one or more modes which can take stereo input and output fake surround sound to multiple speakers. You'll have to look at what modes are available and listen to...
09-09-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
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Which paint to turn brown grass green?

I have a patch of lawn in my back yard which turns brown every summer. It was seeded with a non-drought-resistant strain of grass. We intend to dig it up and replace it, but we have a shorter-term...
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Views: 67
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Loud noise from Sub-Zero freezer/icemaker

Sub-Zero side-by-side fridge model 685/0 3.

Seems like clockwork every year, we get an annoying noise from the freezer near the icemaker. It's pretty loud and sounds like a spinning fan blade is...
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Views: 190
Posted By RocketJSquirrel

Perform a web search on that error code. Many...

Perform a web search on that error code. Many results appear.
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Views: 179
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You could try pdfsam, PDF Split And Merge. ...

You could try pdfsam, PDF Split And Merge.

https://pdfsam.org/
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Views: 80
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Yup, that did the trick. I was able to enlist...

Yup, that did the trick. I was able to enlist Mrs. Squirrel to hold a wrench on the handle while I grunted & groaned my way underneath with the basin wrench and flashlight. There was very little...
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Views: 80
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Yeah, there's a screw under there, but it only...

Yeah, there's a screw under there, but it only serves to attach the knob to the stem. And it's already fully tight.

If I turn the handle body, the part under the sink turns with it. So I tried...
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Views: 80
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Faucet handle won't tighten

The hot water faucet handle in a bathroom is loose. The word "Hot" on the top is now skewed maybe 20 degrees clockwise from where it should be.

I can't figure out what to tighten. The handle...
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Views: 136
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Rubber gloves should give you a grip. I use them...

Rubber gloves should give you a grip. I use them for everything, kind of like duct tape.
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Views: 410
Posted By RocketJSquirrel

Even worse: wireless routers are usually set to...

Even worse: wireless routers are usually set to "auto" channel by default. This means they can hop around and interfere with everyone. You can determine whether this is happening by looking at WiFi...
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Views: 597
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Yes you do. I have had bad luck with bulbs. As...

Yes you do. I have had bad luck with bulbs. As soon as I find one that I like, and install a dozen of them, one will burn out. Then I find it's been discontinued and no available bulb matches the...
07-24-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By RocketJSquirrel

Thanks, @Pjmax, the mni-hacksaw did the trick.

Thanks, @Pjmax, the mni-hacksaw did the trick.
07-21-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By RocketJSquirrel

Thanks for the quick reply. The inside is...

Thanks for the quick reply.

The inside is supposed to be threaded. But I can't tell from feeling around due to the remaining plastic. I had this pool replastered in 2018 and did not watch as the...
07-21-20, 04:38 PM
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Views: 157
Posted By RocketJSquirrel

Unhappy Polaris UWF broke off in the plaster

Today I attempted to remove my Polaris Universal Wall Fitting to add a restrictor disc. Instead of unscrewing, the UWF broke apart, with some in my hand and some embedded in the plaster. I don't know...
07-20-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
Posted By RocketJSquirrel

Your local wastewater agency might be able to...

Your local wastewater agency might be able to answer questions about your sewer line. Mine helped me find my cleanout when I couldn't find it on my own. It was well hidden, and they emailed me a...
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Views: 264
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This makes me suspect there's a GFCI outlet...

This makes me suspect there's a GFCI outlet somewhere upstream feeding your bathrooms. Perhaps it is starting to fail, passing voltage with no load but failing under load.
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Views: 327
Posted By RocketJSquirrel

Someone please educate me why replacing the dual...

Someone please educate me why replacing the dual switch with a switch plus outlet won't work. I have done this in the past and it works fine as long as you have hot, neutral, and ground in addition...
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Views: 327
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Connect the light and fan wires together, such...

Connect the light and fan wires together, such that one switch controls them both. Replace the dual switch with a combo switch plus GFCI outlet, like this one.
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Views: 279
Posted By RocketJSquirrel

You could try this new gizmo I am suddenly seeing...

You could try this new gizmo I am suddenly seeing advertised. I have no idea how well it works but I am tempted to try it.

https://www.nixsensor.com/nix-mini/
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Views: 213
Posted By RocketJSquirrel

I think the answer is to replace the white...

I think the answer is to replace the white plastic tubes with longer ones. The existing ones are very brittle and need replacement anyway.
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Views: 213
Posted By RocketJSquirrel

That's interesting. I would think more...

That's interesting. I would think more electronics would be needed to reduce the power more.

My incandescents are 40w and these ugly LEDs are 6w @ 550 lumens. The ones in your link (thank you for...
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Views: 213
Posted By RocketJSquirrel

Different size E12 candelabra bulb bases

In my ongoing quest to replace all my incandescent bulbs with LEDs, I bought a 10-pack of these candelabra bulbs with the E12 base (online, so I didn't eyeball them first).

But the new bulbs'...
05-21-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 373
Posted By RocketJSquirrel

Unfortunately, the board is indeed nailed into...

Unfortunately, the board is indeed nailed into place. I found the holes and got all excited thinking it was screwed. Then I could have just pulled out the wood and flipped it around and used the...
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