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T8 fluorescent workshop light not working

hello
i have a workshop light
2 T8 fluorescent bulbs 48"
the lights were intermittently flickering for a few months and now everything is dead.
is it safe to assume its the ballast?

also just...
05-21-20, 01:59 PM
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Please correct me if I’m wrong on any the...

Please correct me if I’m wrong on any the following but I believe my choices are
A)use a GFI breaker in the fuse box and regular outlets on the outside
B)GFI on the first and let the remaining...
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Thanks for all the tips I diagnosed the...

Thanks for all the tips
I diagnosed the electrical problem it ended up being a faulty plug
but over the inactivity period the bearings have now gummed up so I will treat as advised
must the oil be...
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Posted By diy409

Diagnosing a fan motor problem

hello

I have a basic household pedestal fan by hunter
the fan is not working, when I plug it in Sometimes the motor hums other times not, but in either case blades do not spin.
is this something...
05-15-20, 10:04 PM
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Posted By diy409

Yes I will be using the appropriate outdoor...

Yes I will be using the appropriate outdoor housings
Affirmative on height question

I plan on installing four in total one at each corner of the house is that ok per code?
The first one in the...
05-15-20, 10:43 AM
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Posted By diy409

Installing outdoor outlets

Hello
I am installing outdoor outlets at the four corners of my home.
my plan is to make the first outlet GFI and the remaining three standard outlets protected from the first GFI on the chain.
...
05-01-20, 02:37 PM
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Posted By diy409

removing heavy crud from wood desktop

hello

i have a wood top office desk which has one of those thick plastic protective overlays on the desktop.
the desk was in storage for many years, and when i tried to remove the plastic it left...
09-01-19, 10:58 AM
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Posted By diy409

room-in-attic engineered truss spec

hello

I purchased a 1200 sq/ft garage/workshop (30'x40') with a room in attic truss attic/storage area above. the "usable" attic area within the truss is 8'high x 10' wide.
my intention is to...
05-20-19, 12:36 AM
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Posted By diy409

transplanting an old Rhododendron

hello

i have a very old Rhododendron next to my house, its at least 20 years old and about 10' tall. i am doing work on my foundation and the tree will have to be removed or relocated.
relocation...
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yes, "figuring out" being the operative word i...

yes, "figuring out" being the operative word
i am not a big fan of 10
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Posted By diy409

windows 7 update feature choking

running windows 7
64 bit
sp1

when i go to control panel and select the windows update icon i get the dreaded hanging spinning wheel which wont stop.
a restart will allow access back into the...
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Posted By diy409

thanks for the advice i purchased a WD 1TB...

thanks for the advice

i purchased a WD 1TB internal drive on sale and
installed it into the empty internal bay and made connections.
the initialization procedure was a bit tricky but with your...
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Posted By diy409

my desktop is a 7 year old tower running windows...

my desktop is a 7 year old tower running windows 7
i believe there is an empty rectangular slot under the cd drive so i am assuming this is where i would put an extra drive?

being the computer is...
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backup solutions for home PC

hello

currently i do simple drag/drop backups for my desktop PC using 2 portable hard drives which i rotate to remote locations.
while this is simple and basic as we all know the issue here is...
12-31-18, 02:37 PM
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Posted By diy409

Thanks I finally had The opportunity to test...

Thanks

I finally had The opportunity to test another battery this weekend, the battery in question was clearly weak requiring a jump from my booster pack.
When I hooked the battery up to the...
12-13-18, 01:44 AM
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Posted By diy409

testing a die hard auto battery charger

hello
i have an older die hard battery charger (appx 2001)
basic charger settings: 6volt/12volt, 2a/10a, auto/deep cycle/manual

i am trying to charge a basic 550cca battery from a mid sized car....
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Posted By diy409

green white mold removal from wood in basement

hello

i have some green/white mold growing on my basement beams and floor joists due to dampness and humidity issues which i will address separately.

that aside what will be the best way to...
08-17-18, 04:57 PM
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Posted By diy409

Ok thanks yes. At the moment I could sure...

Ok thanks

yes. At the moment I could sure use advice on how to clean and tereat the surfaces!

thanks
08-16-18, 11:02 PM
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Posted By diy409

mold in damp basement

hello

i have a damp basement and had asked advice in the " basement improvement forum"
one component of the issue is that mold and mildew has formed on all the wood surfaces (beams, floor joists...
08-16-18, 10:57 PM
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Posted By diy409

thanks for all of the advice for starters i...

thanks for all of the advice
for starters i will get a dehumidifier going
do you think the dehumidifier will help significantly?

all downspouts lead away from the house already.
unfortunately...
08-14-18, 04:01 PM
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Posted By diy409

Damp humid basement with mold advice

Hello
We have an older home (1924) with an old concrete and stone type foundation.
Full basement
Home is only 1200 ft/sq

The basement has always been humid and damp particularly when there have...
06-24-18, 09:35 PM
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Posted By diy409

yes there are two in the system one dedicated...

yes
there are two in the system
one dedicated to the boiler, and a smaller one installed on the cold water line near the water heater as you said.

both of those bladder tanks were installed...
06-24-18, 09:11 AM
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Posted By diy409

proper water pressure

hello
what is the proper water pressure for a smaller residential home?

here are my particulars
public water with 1" copper supply into 3/4" for house
smaller one story home with one bathroom...
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Posted By diy409

your preaching to the choir i take a sledge...

your preaching to the choir
i take a sledge hammer to all old computed hard drives

this machine was amazing in it day but seems to be a paperweight now?
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Posted By diy409

older sears bandsaw help

hello

i recently purchased a used older sears band-saw MODEL#113.24200
i looked on line for a PDF manual but the only one i could find was for a model#113.24201 which i am assuming is nearly...
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