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Apr
12
accepted Why do my new dimmable CFL bulbs hum?
Apr
12
comment Why do my new dimmable CFL bulbs hum?
Tough to choose but I think Jon was slightly ahead of Keith so...
Apr
11
comment Why do my new dimmable CFL bulbs hum?
There weren't very many "dimmable" CFLs to choose from, and I have a brand new dimmer made for dimmable CFLS. :/
Apr
11
comment Why do my new dimmable CFL bulbs hum?
DA01 - neat idea but this particular chandelier would make that kind of wiring job difficult at best.
Apr
11
comment Why do my new dimmable CFL bulbs hum?
Well I did find the fine tuning knob, after I knew to look for it - it was hidden under the inner plate which I hadn't removed previously. And I found the loudest of the bulbs and swapped it out for one not so loud. But yeah, I think a slow update to LED is in the future.
Apr
11
revised Why do my new dimmable CFL bulbs hum?
edited title
Apr
11
asked Why do my new dimmable CFL bulbs hum?
Apr
11
awarded  Enlightened
Apr
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Apr
10
comment What fire hazard considerations are there when creating a cable hole between rooms?
Ah well - you're greater than me. You were thinking, "We both have great minds!" while I was just thinking, "I win!" ;)
Apr
10
comment What fire hazard considerations are there when creating a cable hole between rooms?
Hah, beat you by 6 seconds! ;)
Apr
10
answered What fire hazard considerations are there when creating a cable hole between rooms?
Apr
10
comment What fire hazard considerations are there when creating a cable hole between rooms?
I concur, the question has value on its own.
Apr
4
answered Was this basement window installed properly?
Apr
4
comment Was this basement window installed properly?
Is the frame anchored to the concrete?
Apr
4
comment How can I catch more lint in my dryer?
+1 on the "do not use one that deflects heat" point.
Mar
31
comment Any reason not to ground the sheathing of MX wire?
I have to agree. A HUGE point of the sheathing is to BE THE GROUND. The potential energizing of ductwork, gas lines, etc. is a risk if the bx is NOT GROUNDED. If the BX IS grounded, then the other lines won't energize because the charge will go to the ground, as designed.
Mar
31
comment Is radiant heat in a concrete floor unpleasant in a super-insulated house?
Sounds reasonable - but you can always cover concrete with something like throw rugs.
Mar
25
comment What kind of screws for attaching an Ikea style coat hook of an internal door?
A pic of the door in question would be helpful. If it's a hollow core door, securing the rack to it will require different techniques than if it's a panel door.
Mar
25
comment Drywall Painting: Do I need to keep priming here?
I'm saying better safe than sorry - I can't say with certainty that you WILL regret it, but if you don't like the look of the surface now after priming once, the final coat if applied now will very likely mimic that look.