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Besides having chosen possibly the most hostile environment to run a laptop, you have an advantage in using a laptop...it probably has a wall wart transformer and some lower voltage lead that actually goes to the laptop. Since this is low voltage wiring it is much easier to run and not (usually) restricted by code. So, the right thing to do, if you insist ...


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The threaded rod you see in the middle is a stud. It is used to attach mounting bars or hickey (a connecting device). Studs are attached to the box, not to framing members. It is no indicator of the strength of the box itself, or the attachment mechanism. Fan boxes are characterized by their screw system that ensures a redundant attachment between the fan ...


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Typically the reason for the low wattage rating is because of small gauge wire used in the fixture that would not be rated for much higher wattage/current draw required by 40 or 60 watt incandescent bulbs. Incandescent or halogen bulbs burn much hotter and in an enclosed space can fail prematurely. As far as using LED bulbs, they should work fine. The draw ...


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I would not put my faith in a regular toggle bolt. The small bend pin that acts as a hinge for the wing to pivot on and are critical for its integrity seem weak at best. I would rely on it for shear strength rather than tension. Here is what I would use instead...


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There is no reason to be demoing this more than a day before it needs to be done. Demoing the ceiling is a 1 hour job. If they plan on running new electric and you will be demoing it is normal to cut out parts of the ceiling to make your runs - even big parts. We would simply screw the drywall back in where we cut it out with 4-5 screws - doesn't need to ...


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It looks like water damage to me. Likely either a roof leak or a condensation problem with one of the ducts (or something else entirely that you don't know is there?). It's also possible for the leak to be elsewhere above the ducts and this is just where the water found its way down to the ceiling. Do you have access to the area above(attic)? If so, ...


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I will give credit to Micheal on his list of possible causes, the one most probable is the last one. My take on it is there is no or very little insulation in the attic and the temperature swings, mainly heat in summer get the ceiling hot enough to discolor. I have only seen this in very light colored ceilings, directly exposed to the attic where ...


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Technically those lines appear where the ceiling joists are located. Depending on the building construction the joists may or may not correspond 1::1 to the rafter locations. Those lines could be there for a number of reasons. Here are some I can think of: There could be drywall joint lines under the ceiling paint that were not properly primed and the ...



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