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Feb
5
comment How to fix over-tightened metal drywall anchor?
You may be able to back the screw out by inserting the blade of a kitchen knife under the head and wedging it outward while loosening the screw. Otherwise you may need to saw or grind off the head of the screw.
Feb
5
comment How to fix over-tightened metal drywall anchor?
@AsherJohnson I have edited the answer and removed my comments which only served to confuse. You might want to remove your comments as well.
Feb
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revised How to fix over-tightened metal drywall anchor?
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Feb
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answered How to fix over-tightened metal drywall anchor?
Feb
4
comment Why don't my CFL bulbs stay on in my ceiling light fixtures?
Are you using a dimmer?
Feb
4
comment How do I make sure I get a replacement toilet tank that fits the bowl?
You could take a picture of the toilet and send it to Toto to identify.
Feb
4
revised What is the easiest way to install 4“ recessed lights in 6” holes?
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Feb
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answered What is the easiest way to install 4“ recessed lights in 6” holes?
Feb
4
comment Need help with repairing a door
+1 The door itself, the jamb on the strike side, the stops around the door and the jamb on the hinge side all seem compromised. While it might be possible to fix everything, the amount of work involved by a skilled craftsperson would probably cost more than a new setup, and it would be difficult to get it all looking as good as a new unit.
Feb
4
comment What are these items?
The upper left looks like a 6" trim eyeball style. The others look like 4" trims (although several look like they are oversized to cover 6" holes from older units.
Feb
2
comment Did I break my door lock by locking it from the inside before exiting?
It is unclear what you are asking. Is your door lock broken? If so, what are the symptoms? Or are you just worried about breaking it?
Feb
2
comment Removing broken screw from electrical box
Grab the screw head with a vise-grip type plier and twist counterclockwise.
Feb
2
comment Can a door bell be powered from a receptacle?
@Johnny No experience. The wall switches are from well known providers, such as Lutron and Leviton, but the doorbell is by a newcomer to the US market. Many of the examples on the internet are EU receptacle types.
Feb
2
answered Can a door bell be powered from a receptacle?
Jan
31
revised How do I drill into an existing galvanized fence post?
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Jan
31
answered How do I drill into an existing galvanized fence post?
Jan
30
comment How do I add an outlet to the end of a circuit that terminates with a recessed light fixture?
OK, but even though you may only need a new hot, it must either be part of a cable or in a conduit. If you run a cable, just cap the extra wires and connect the grounds at both ends. And if you are running a new cable, it may just be easier to run it directly to the new outlet box.
Jan
30
comment How do I add an outlet to the end of a circuit that terminates with a recessed light fixture?
Still a bit hard to see the black connections, but if the power is coming into the switch box and only switched power goes on the to ceiling fixture, you can't tap off the ceiling fixture for an unswitched outlet unless you run additional cable to the ceiling.
Jan
30
comment How do I add an outlet to the end of a circuit that terminates with a recessed light fixture?
@Trevor I used x to reflect the gauge of wire, as in 12-3 and 14-3 Non-metalic cable.This means that there are three 12 gauge wires or three fourteen gauge wires in a cable with a non-metallic sheath. Both types of cable also have a fourth bare or green wire for ground (which is understood and not usually listed in the descriptor of the cable).
Jan
30
comment How do I add an outlet to the end of a circuit that terminates with a recessed light fixture?
@Tester101 This question reminds me that more and more I lean toward running x-3 NM for everything (unless it is going to remain exposed and accessible) just to be ready for the next device, change in plan, new technology.