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even if plugged into a power strip/surge arrestor?

even if plugged into a power strip/surge arrestor?
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That's precisely the action I'm trying to avoid....

That's precisely the action I'm trying to avoid. if I were to resign myself to the idea that it has to come down, I'd replace it with an LED string.

I once had a Honda Civic that kept blowing a...
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patio lights fuse

I have a 100' string of patio lights strung across my yard and the little 5A fuse has blown. I've blown fuses before but always when changing a bulb, so I know which bulb blew the fuse. This time it...
10-13-20, 04:30 PM
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recommendations for an easy, online kitchen planning tool?

Lowe's is horrible, limits where a stove or sink can go, and Ikea doesn't work on a Mac. If I need to download something, it has to be iOS, online, no download, I can do Windows.
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Brick and mortar seems like overkill, as it's a...

Brick and mortar seems like overkill, as it's a steel firebox with foam-like panels like Marq1 referred to. I will definitely replace every panel when I undertake this project.
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Replacement firebrick panels unavailable; what can I make custom panels of?

When I had one of my gas fireplaces serviced last year the firebrick panels that line the firebox were so brittle the top broke, one side chipped and the other side bowed. The replacement panels are...
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Thanks for all the replies! I am never shutting...

Thanks for all the replies! I am never shutting those gas valves again!!

Norm201:
I don't do it to save money; like Pete said:


Pilot Dane:
Our situation is somewhat opposite. Especially...
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gas fireplace pilot question

So I turned on the gas fireplaces last weekend, just 8 weeks after shutting them down during the July heatwave (feels like a week ago, lol). When I shut them off I went the extra yard and turned off...
05-18-20, 02:59 PM
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So, I checked the current dimmer and it does,...

So, I checked the current dimmer and it does, indeed, use a neutral wire (it's the Leviton 6696). Lutron confirms that the PD-6WCL will NOT work with a neutral, but they have another model,...
05-15-20, 11:13 AM
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it's a second home and I'll be there later today...

it's a second home and I'll be there later today for the weekend; once I determine whether there's a neutral wire I'll make my decision. There's another product that requires one.
05-12-20, 03:21 PM
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Everything I'm reading about it says it does NOT...

Everything I'm reading about it says it does NOT need a neutral wire, and actually will not work with one. I'll check what I have currently first though, thanks. Lutron says it's available in black...
05-08-20, 04:12 PM
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That's a great point. I work in wireless telecom...

That's a great point. I work in wireless telecom which has changed dramatically since I started over 25 years ago but I often point to light bulbs as the most dramatic changes. Is there a switch...
05-08-20, 03:09 PM
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Battery powered 3-way dimmer switch

The front door of my house is on a wall that had no light switch, making it really inconvenient when entering in the dark. There was no way to fish wires to that wall, so my electrician at the time...
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Thanks; what about the question as to whether the...

Thanks; what about the question as to whether the valve repair is a DIY job?
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Symmons shower valve reapir: DIY??

So, for as long as I've been a homeowner, every plumber I've ever hired recommends Symmons mixing valves, always telling me they're the easiest to repair. I had one installed in a summer house that...
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well, I think something else is going on here and...

well, I think something else is going on here and I need to call in a pro, especially given my inability to get the burner heads off. I'm now guessing that the igniters on both front burners are bad,...
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yes, that was one of the first things I did after...

yes, that was one of the first things I did after PJmax's first response.
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So I tried to get this done today, but the screws...

So I tried to get this done today, but the screws are impossible to budge, and I don't want to risk stripping the heads. Is there a way to try to clean the burner head "in place"? Is it just the...
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Okay, you said "Take the burner cap off and soak...

Okay, you said "Take the burner cap off and soak it." I do that all the time as part of regular cleaning; burner caps are 2, 24, 25 and 27/28. You also say "You should be able to clean the actual...
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Thanks so much PJmax. So the burner cap is #2 and...

Thanks so much PJmax. So the burner cap is #2 and just lifts off; that's what I need to soak? Or is it #3 the burner head that I need to remove (via those two #33 screws)?
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Gas range, 2 burners light while other two just click

Jenn-Air JGS8860BDP; the two front burners just click but will light with a lighter, the back two burners light fine. Also, the left front burner is dual ring and if we do light it using a lighter...
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https://www.monogram.com/model-number-finder/

https://www.monogram.com/model-number-finder/
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...maybe it's the other part of the lock...

...maybe it's the other part of the lock assembly, the plastic "fork" piece on the door itself?
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Update pugsl: today the door lock failed again!...

Update pugsl: today the door lock failed again! Not sure if it's related, but yesterday my daughter ran a large unbalanced load which didn't spin. I put the washer on spin only, and when I returned...
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gotta hand it to you again pugsl! ordered part...

gotta hand it to you again pugsl! ordered part online for $10.25, paid $9.95 for FedEx and just installed it. Only 48 hours or so of downtime. Since I only got 3 years out of the last one I wonder if...
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