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You are probably right, but double-check your box! If your box has a ceiling stud present, then it should support the weight it is listed for (often 50lbs, but check the markings on the box!) as per NEC 314.27(C): (C) Boxes at Ceiling-Suspended (Paddle) Fan Outlets. Outlet boxes or outlet box systems used as the sole support of a ceiling- suspended ...


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Depending on where you live and the rights as a renter, this seems like something that should be taken up with the building owner. You can certainly attempt mitigation, but from personal and anecdotal experience, mold growth that shows up in living areas, is usually a sign of much worse mold behind those visible surfaces. Often times this would require mold ...


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Use an EPA approved moldicide like MoldSTAT Plus Spray this on the surface, brush gently to remove surface mold, spray again.


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Are you sure it's not wallpaper? (sorry had to confirm). Otherwise the only thing I've seen like that was done with a textured roller (probably basket weave looking at the image) and thinned down drywall joint compound. This image came from www.all-wall.com NOTE: matching any 'wet' pattern exactly is difficult as the exact consistency of the original mud ...


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You need to drill out a hole in the centre of the ceiling rose - about 2cm or 3cm diameter should be enough - to bring the electric cables through from the roof cavity. Drill out the hole before you mount the ceiling rose to the ceiling. Then you need to fasten the chandelier through the same hole to a batten or other fixture point using wire or chain.


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This would not impossible to sheetrock and probably your cheapest alternative. By the looks of it there is room between most of the vent work and framing. Since it is a garage you only need to fire tape it so you can cut the sheetrock up anyway you see fit and then fire tape around all of the duct penetrations. Two sheetrockers could knock it out in a day.


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Yup, I figured it out 10 minutes later. Single red to black from fixture, capped the blacks. All good, thanks!!!


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It sounds like a "three way" switch. There are two switches, one lamp and 14-3 cable with 3 conductors and a ground. The switches are wired do both must be on or off for the light to work. This is hard to explain in words. Look up three way switch wiring for examples. And careful, the white wires are hot in this arrangement.


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Red should be switched power and you would cap off the black coming from the ceiling.


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Both the black and red are likely ungrounded (hot) conductors. However, one or both of them are likely switched. That is, one or both of them are energized only when a switch is closed. Test the wires with your meter, and determine which one is controlled by the switch. Once you figure that out, connect only that wire to the black wire on the fixture. ...


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Most of the time in a house in Canada you would have 6-10mil plastic over the drywall in the ceiling. However the answer isn't that easy and the vapor barrier isn't needed for sure. It also depends on the type of insulation that you have (faced or not), what other types of barriers are installed in your attic, and really what is on the rest of your ...


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A lot of people use mold-resistant drywall in bathrooms. This is normally blue or green and costs a few extra dollars at the hardware store.



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