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08-30-17, 11:33 AM
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All great responses - thanks everyone for the...

All great responses - thanks everyone for the help!
08-29-17, 07:52 AM
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Thanks for the help! One thing I noticed - the...

Thanks for the help! One thing I noticed - the existing outlet is flush with the exterior wall. It does have one of those big plastic balloon type covers on it to protect it from the elements. Would...
08-28-17, 01:28 PM
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Add extra outlet on deck?

So I have an exterior outlet on my deck that is attached to the house.

I do alot of grilling and have some accessories (lights, temperature controllers, etc) that I need power for. Problem is my...
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That's awesome news taz420. The light came with...

That's awesome news taz420. The light came with 10 super tiny standard halogen bulbs, so that confirm the step down thing even more.

I might try to do this tonight and will report back as soon as...
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As a quick follow up - I just got off the phone...

As a quick follow up - I just got off the phone with Minka and asked about bypassing the remote receiver - his answer was that its possible, but not as simple as just hooking wires up different. He...
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MinkaAire Ceiling Fan - bypassing the remote receiver for just the light

I recently replaced some ceiling fans in our house with the Minka Aire F737. This fan uses a remote control for all fan functions: speed, on/off, reverse, lights.

The original setup in our house...
05-04-11, 02:11 PM
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We had a buddy come by who is a home inspector to...

We had a buddy come by who is a home inspector to make sure the walls were drying out, no signs of mold, etc. And he told us about the tile. He said 99% of the time a 9x9 tile with the black adhesive...
05-04-11, 01:34 PM
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Basement flood led to finding asbestos tiles - removed a few now worried

So last week we had a sewage backup and it flooded about half of our basement. We got everything cleaned up, tore out the carpet, etc. We were doing some of the final steps of removing baseboards,...
12-13-10, 08:30 AM
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6 lights in kitchen - only 2 turn on

So my wife woke up the other morning, went to the kitchen, turned on the lights....only 2 turn on.

Our kitchen has 6 recessed lights, all controlled by the same switch. But only 2 are turning on....
06-30-10, 11:46 AM
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Grout in tile shower not drying

We moved into this house a year ago, and alot of it was redone. The master bath has a shower stall that is tile from floor to ceiling. The floor is definitely sloped toward the drain. I have noticed...
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So I checked last night at the switches....there...

So I checked last night at the switches....there are 3 wire bundles running to the junction box....all three have 3 wires (black, white, bare copper). They do not look the same as what's in the...
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So it sounds like when they renovated the house...

So it sounds like when they renovated the house before we moved in....they removed the ceiling light, and covered that junction box (where i am seeing the three bundles)...then they installed the...
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Posted By thais0n

So I got a test light. Since the wires were...

So I got a test light. Since the wires were painted on the ends....I cut the end of the black wire. I touched one end of the test light to the very tip of the exposed black wire, and the other to the...
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Posted By thais0n

Its a drywall ceiling, which makes tracing them...

Its a drywall ceiling, which makes tracing them almost impossible.

I just looked again...still havent tested anything....and they each have four wires (red, black, white, and bare copper). Not...
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Posted By thais0n

Cool, thanks guys! I will pick up test light. ...

Cool, thanks guys! I will pick up test light.
One final question....they did tons of renovation to the house before we moved in. The ends of all the wires have some paint on them. Is it ok if I just...
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Posted By thais0n

Nope, none are connected together. No 3-way...

Nope, none are connected together. No 3-way switches either.

Can i use my digital multimeter to test if there are any hot wires?
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Posted By thais0n

Ceiling fan junction box has 3 groups of wires??

I will start off by saying I have installed several ceiling fans before. My wife and I just bought a new house....the big basement room is kinda divided into two halves. Each half has 6 recessed...
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