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comment Just bought a house, 70 years old, want to upgrade 2 prong outlets
@Grant, using that logic, i should replace every outlet with a gfci outlet. I haven't heard of anyone being electrocuted by their hd tv or ps4, so I really think a gfci outlet in this case isn't needed.
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comment Need some help removing a kitchen sink drain
Success!!! I hit it with a heat gun and had a friend hold the basket with a screw driver jammed into the basket. So one or both of those did the trick.
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comment Need some help removing a kitchen sink drain
target.com/p/black-decker-rtx-rotary-tool/-/… would something like that be capable of cutting through that metal ring/nut?
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comment Need some help removing a kitchen sink drain
May have to do this but I don't have a dremmel, just a hacksaw. Kind of an awkward place to use the hacksaw though so we'll see how it goes.
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comment Need some help removing a kitchen sink drain
That is exactly what just happened. There is a wrench you can get specifically for that ring/nut under the sink. I got that and the whole thing started to turn. I don't care about saving any of this since I'm removing this to install a garbage disposal. Unless I can find some way to keep the whole thing from turning I may have to try cutting it with a hack saw (I don't have a dremmel)
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comment Need some help removing a kitchen sink drain
trying this now - cant really tell if it's moving since the thing is covered in old paint and any time i try to make a mark, the paint flakes off and for the life of me i cant find a pencil, just a pen. I do however have a heat gun so if this doesn't work i'll try that. I'm also chiseling out all the 'stuff' between the ring and the sink. Not sure if what I am chiseling out is a gasket or putty - i think gasket.
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comment Just bought a house, 70 years old, want to upgrade 2 prong outlets
unless i'm using something that's likely to shock me, there's really no advantage to using the GFCI outlet versus just getting a 3 prong to 2 prong converter, is there? right now i'm just plugging in my entertainment equipment. So i think it's pretty unlikely i'll get shocked from a new tv or a ps4. Which if i understand the purpose of GFCI socket, means they wouldn't really give me any benefit over just using the 3prong to 2prong converter.
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