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Sep
9
comment How do I stop the mantel over my gas fireplace from getting way too hot?
Please clarify.
Sep
8
comment What's the easiest way to reframe a portion of a wall with minimal disturbance to the electrical lines?
Why not inline splices?
Sep
8
comment How can I replace the bulb in this ceiling fan?
I have a Minka-Aire with a similar globe. It does twist off as @Tester101 says. I feels like it's going to break, but it doesn't. Recommend two hands and a dishtowel over the glass (just in case).
Sep
6
comment Door open lightswitch for sliding closet doors
You could use magnetic latches to hold the doors tight against the switches. I don't know of any proximity switches that will work without separate relays.
Sep
6
answered Door open lightswitch for sliding closet doors
Sep
6
comment Use of combination CAFCI and GFCI breakers instead of recepticles
@Tester101 The listing at Home Depot says Class A for GFCI which should mean 6 mA, correct?
Sep
6
comment Closet doors makeover
In the image, the track holding the doors appears to be behind the trim. Have you measured the exact actual height of the doors (on the inside of the closet), and compared it to the actual height of the doors available at your big box store?
Sep
6
comment Use of combination CAFCI and GFCI breakers instead of recepticles
@SpeedyPetey Big box offering them special order
Sep
6
comment Use of combination CAFCI and GFCI breakers instead of recepticles
@user24125 There are combination breakers that provide CAFCI and GFCI protection, as well as amperage overload protection. Those are the ones I am considering.
Sep
6
comment How can can I get replacement wood siding to match the existing siding?
Do not power wash cedar! It is a very soft surfaced wood and the spray from power washing can actually cut the board. While you may be able to get away with it using the gentlest nozzle, it is a big risk.
Sep
6
comment Use of combination CAFCI and GFCI breakers instead of recepticles
@SpeedyPetey My understanding is that CAFCI helps protect against arcing in walls and boxes that could start a fire. My exterior walls (on which the exterior fixtures and receptacles are mounted) are no more fireproof than my interior ones. Also, the combo units only cost about $10 more than the straight GFCIs.
Sep
6
answered Closet doors makeover
Sep
5
comment How water proof is concrete?
Very unlikely unless the entire exterior surface was waterproofed during construction.
Sep
5
asked Use of combination CAFCI and GFCI breakers instead of recepticles
Sep
5
answered How can I tidy up a hole in a plaster ceiling rose?
Sep
5
comment How can I tidy up a hole in a plaster ceiling rose?
Is there an electrical box behind that rose (doubtful)?
Sep
3
comment How can I tidy up a hole in a plaster ceiling rose?
Are you trying to eliminate or keep the lighting fixture?
Sep
2
comment What's the best way/tool to cut a strip of drywall out of my window boxes?
While this tool is great if there is a fairly rigid edge that defines the extent of the cutback on the drywall. It works in electrical boxes and if the framing is exactly as far as you want to cut back. It's not clear to me from OP's description that the existing framing is the exact size of the cutback.
Aug
31
comment Replacing Bathroom vent, heat light combo and wiring is weird
Can yo provide pictures of the existing box and the fixture wiring?
Aug
30
comment How much ceiling fan wobble is acceptable?
In that case, the wobble may be too minor to easily correct and of no consequence.