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Resizing Air Registers

I have 7 rooms with the old style registers that look like this...

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They are roughly 12in by 12in.

I want to replace those with the newer standard style registers for a few reasons.....
06-16-17, 06:56 PM
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Hardwire device transformer

OK, so I have one of those Leaksmart valves that I'm going to install as a secondary water main shutoff. The valve works on battery, but is highly recommended to be plugged in all the time. No...
11-25-16, 09:08 PM
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Thanks for clarifying what it is! Given that...

Thanks for clarifying what it is!

Given that we do not have a landline connection and the fact that I've long since removed any terminals throughout the house, I could probably just cut and remove...
11-25-16, 06:11 PM
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Anyone Seen This?

I am re-finishing a room in my basement. I pulled the ceiling drywall down and found this little number. Anyone seen anything like this or know what it could be?

73572

My guess is phone...
03-16-16, 05:17 PM
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Yeah there is a storm door, too. Poorly...

Yeah there is a storm door, too. Poorly installed... Perhaps this is a chance to fix that as well!
03-16-16, 05:00 PM
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I did that as best I could. I suppose that info...

I did that as best I could. I suppose that info might be helpful, huh?

The basement is finished on that side of the house, so I couldn't trace the wire from there without cutting into the finished...
03-16-16, 04:07 PM
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Moving/Pulling Doorbell Wire

I think this is the right spot for this question...

So I'm installing a Ring video doorbell and it can't really fit where my older doorbell was. I don't know how they pulled the wire through the...
10-12-15, 08:16 AM
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Posted By MjnMixael

Change Metal Drain to PVC

I understand how to work with PVC, but I've never seen metal drains like this. I have a big old work sink in my basement. I'm going to replace the basin itself because it's in poor shape. I figure...
09-30-15, 08:48 PM
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Well, like I said. I'll be able to find the...

Well, like I said. I'll be able to find the source once I finish this room and tear open the next door room. Until then, I need to get the end of this pipe up and out of the way.

I know it's...
09-30-15, 06:32 PM
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Well, I'll be tearing down the other drywall...

Well, I'll be tearing down the other drywall ceiling sometime next year when it's not being used (after this room is done). I can unscrew it from there then. There's just no way to do that right now....
09-30-15, 06:14 PM
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Old gas line is an obstruction

I'm finishing my basement and in one area I'm preparing to put up a drywall ceiling. There is a gas line (pretty sure it's a gas line) that's wedged in place due to a foundation i-beam. (See...
07-29-15, 10:50 AM
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Posted By MjnMixael

Seems like it might be easier to just forgo the...

Seems like it might be easier to just forgo the trickle charge and run Ring on its battery (supposedly lasts a year on a charge). I've looked all over and can't find it.
07-29-15, 10:44 AM
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Awesome. Yeah, I haven't even located the...

Awesome. Yeah, I haven't even located the transformer yet. Any tips on where to look?
07-29-15, 10:33 AM
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The house was built in the 50s. As in the...

The house was built in the 50s. As in the picture, the drywall is pink on the inside (the chalk). Outside paper looks like it was white, but hard to tell because of wallpaper and paint over it.
07-29-15, 10:24 AM
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Posted By MjnMixael

Disable Doorbell Chimes - Using Ring

Ok, so I'm going to be installing Ring (www.ring.com). It can replace an existing wired doorbell. Doing so will trickle charge it and will also ring the doorbell chimes connected to the wires.

I...
07-28-15, 06:00 PM
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Pink Drywall (Chalk, not Paper)

I was removing some drywall in a partially finished basement room that I'm going to re-finish myself. There is a soffit in the ceiling that I started removing, but I found the drywall chalk was pink...
07-22-15, 08:02 PM
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Well, the driveway and sidewalk are slowly...

Well, the driveway and sidewalk are slowly sinking. I'm confident that's the problem. I started by cleaning the gutters and patching up all the downspouts if they had issues. We have quotes on...
07-20-15, 10:05 AM
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Posted By MjnMixael

Water Issue in Finished Room

So I have a finished room in my basement that I built over the course of a year and never saw a drop of water in it. Now, naturally, every time there is heavy rain.. it floods.

We are saving up to...
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Painting Unfinished Basement Area

I'm slowly finishing my basement and there is one area that is just going to be walled off and remain as unfinished storage. It's poured concrete walls and slab. Some areas were previously painted...
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Ductwork Conflict, Seeking Options

So I've been working on finishing my basement. This house already had a half-finished basement, so I'm mostly just cleaning up and finalizing what's already done. Naturally, there is some weirdness....
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OTA Antenna Signal Splitter

So, I got confused by all of the options out there. MHz ratings, Splitter vs Tap, Powered vs Passive... Digital, etc.

I simply need to split an OTA antenna signal to two devices, an HDTV and a...
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Awesome, it's all installed how I want now!...

Awesome, it's all installed how I want now! Thanks.

Of course now the fan makes some noise (mechanical), so now I get to open it up again to make sure everything's out of the way of any parts that...
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OK, I opened up the fan and here's what I found....

OK, I opened up the fan and here's what I found. Decided I would get your thoughts and make sure I know what I'm doing before messing with current.

(I had a hard time getting the forum to accept...
10-09-14, 01:06 AM
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Posted By MjnMixael

OK, that makes more sense. Previous owner(s) lose...

OK, that makes more sense. Previous owner(s) lose 50 points for not marking things correctly.

So switches that need a neutral just need to be able to complete a circuit to be powered all the time...
10-09-14, 12:02 AM
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Posted By MjnMixael

Neutral Wire Required

OK, so I think I may have been confused.

I've been adding a lot of home automation stuff to my home recently. It's an older home built in the 50s. Bear with me, because I know enough about wiring...
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