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revised Can I use a 23 W CFL in a fixture that's rated for a 60 W incandescent?
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Mar
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Feb
29
comment Blocking the light from a window that spans up to the ceiling
@Johnny You should post that as an answer.
Jul
10
revised How can I alter these wooden towel hooks so that the towels don't fall off?
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Jul
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revised Can I use a cord and plug to power a wall sconce?
OP mentioned in two comments on answers that the wall is an interior wall
Jul
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Feb
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Nov
17
comment Can I install false LED light bulbs in a chandelier to reduce the total light output?
FWIW: If the bulb is incandescent (including halogen), the worst case heating from poor contact is 1/4 of the bulb's wattage rating; this occurs when the resistance of the contact is equal to the resistance of the bulb, so the current is halved and half the power is still going to the bulb. (This does not necessarily apply to anything with internal regulation like CFL or LED.) Of course, that heat is going directly to the contact inside the socket, unlike the output of the bulb which is split among visible light, thermal radiation, and convection as well as thermal conduction to the socket.
Jul
22
comment Can I use a UPS as a Voltage Stabilizer for 32 or 42 inch LED TV?
@wallyk FYI electronics SE does not want consumer electronics questions or shopping questions.
Jun
21
answered Electrical 'input' connector?
Feb
17
answered How to reduce noise from trash chute door closing?
Nov
2
comment How can I fix a bathtub that was not set properly?
You should post your "WHAT I ENDED UP DOING:" section as an answer instead of putting it in your question.
Oct
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Oct
14
revised My plumber installed my hot water baseboard backward. The feed and return are hooked up backward. What problems will this cause?
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Oct
14
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Oct
12
comment How can I soundproof a grille in a wall?
I think the word you want is “grille”.
Sep
28
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Aug
31
comment Garbage disposal install - runs on off, trips breaker when switched to on
That sounds like a switch wired in parallel instead of series.
Aug
15
comment How can I work around a broken faucet handle?
Be careful when using a wrench not to round over the corners of the stem; too much of that will make it even harder to turn and make a replacement handle fit poorly.