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WISC (Windows, IIS, SQL Server, C# - not to mention Wisconsin)/.Net developer by day, LAMP Developer by night.

2 kids and 1 wife who are all smarter than I am.

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comment Low-voltage lights turn on then start to flash
I just got back to this this weekend. The devices are 12v MR16 halogen lights, not LEDs. There are 5 of them at 20W each. This weekend I took a shot at temporarily trying a 50W lamp in the last fixture in an effort to follow @user25261's advice, but that made no difference at all (as I suspected, since my system's not really what they suspected it to be). In fact, even with the 50W at the end, the 20W closest to the transformer was brighter than the 50W.
Oct
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comment Microwave not heating - replaced magnetron; now what?
@Mazure not sure how that could be - wouldn't that stop it from operating at all? It does run, just without heat.
Oct
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comment Microwave not heating - replaced magnetron; now what?
@ben understood and in general agreed. I have an electrical background although I don't use it professionally and am comfortable with HV safety precautions. I just don't know much about microwaves....
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asked Microwave not heating - replaced magnetron; now what?
Sep
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comment Low-voltage lights turn on then start to flash
Thanks for the answer. I'm not sure I've got a Triac in the system - these are not, as far as I know, dimmable LVs, and I don't have an external dimmer in the system. I can try to add a higher wattage lamp, though, and will see if that helps.
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accepted How do I repair spots of damaged hardwood floor finish?
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comment How much does the quality of laminated flooring depend on its thickness?
As detailed and reasonable as this answer is, and as much as I appreciate that you won't use laminate in the kitchen, it has nothing to do with my actual question - I'm not asking whether it's a good idea to put laminate in the kitchen, but about how important the thickness of the laminate is to it's overall quality, all else being equal. FWIW, though, the Mohawk warranty covers water except under certain circumstances, including standing water or inadequate subfloor moisture handling and the like, which I am not concerned with.