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comment Ceiling fan lights flicker with fan off, but go to normal with fan on
If there are no loose connections, this is time to question the remote control module in the fan. Incandescents don't flicker (unless there is a loose wire). You may need to invoke warranty.
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comment How do you replace existing wires behind walls
+1 Hear, hear!!
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answered Ramp for a tool shed
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comment How can I permanently fix a sagging floor?
@DMoore Sounds like an answer to me.
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answered installing a replacement fixture with three lamps in one on a two way switch
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comment How should I attach the grounding conductor for a replacement switch?
@SpeedyPetey While the screws, in theory, provide electrical connection, the strapping of the switch sitting on the box's flanges is a much better connection. But with variable depth on boxes and plaster crap around the boxes, I don't trust mechanical connections.
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comment Can you install an LED floodlight in a regular ceiling fan?
If you mean candelabra bases when you say tiny screws, there are now small LED bulbs with those bases so you can avoid the adapters.
Jan
22
comment Can I add a three way switch to a light circuit when I only have access to light switch and it just cuts the power to the switch?
@Tester101 Thanks much for the illustration and the note. My old school ways keeps blanking out the neutral-at-switch rule, even though you keep reminding us (thankfully).
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22
revised Can I add a three way switch to a light circuit when I only have access to light switch and it just cuts the power to the switch?
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Jan
22
answered Can I add a three way switch to a light circuit when I only have access to light switch and it just cuts the power to the switch?
Jan
21
comment When ordering lumber what percentage of waste should be expected?
Many better lumber yards let the contractor (or homeowner) pick through the order at the yard to avoid the crap. And many will take back and replace the crap that is delivered to site (assuming you did not pre pick it).
Jan
21
comment Options for insulating a ceiling that is already finished (former 3 season room)
Is the ceiling high enough to drop it 6-8" or so? If so, you can create a dropped ceiling with insulation between the new ceiling joists.
Jan
21
answered How can I protect items stored outdoors?
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20
comment What should I do about multiple feeds on the same light switch?
It sounds like wires downstream are at risk since you could pull way more amperage than the rating of either breaker without tripping them. That means the wires, switches and fixtures could be pushed beyond their capacity. It seems essential to correct the crossed circuits.
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20
comment Should I use traditional 2x4 framing or 1x3 grid framing for a New England basement remodel?
+1 for content, but retarded is a term that is considered by many as disrespectful of individuals with developmental disabilities. Perhaps very ill advised instead? Or even stupid?
Jan
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answered How can I waterproof a bathroom ceiling?
Jan
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revised How to fix cable on in-wall flush toilet
fixed grammar and typos
Jan
15
comment Non wood basement panels
When you say non-wood, do you mean to exclude wood derived products, such as MDF and hardboard? Also, what is the purpose? Just decoration? Screening of utilities? Protection of something? Rigid barriers to entry?
Jan
12
comment Is there a limit to the number of holes bored in a joist?
Code or no, you know the inspector would reject. There is an implied obligation (and maybe an express general provision) to use sound building materials, and swiss cheese boards are obviously a material (pun intended) compromise of that obligation.
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comment Is there a limit to the number of holes bored in a joist?
Electrical or building?