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Making my outdoor light safe overnight

I’ve removed the casing that protects the globe, to replace the globe for the outdoor light. I can’t put the case back on. My question is, do I take precautions to protect the globe overnight?
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How can I replace a old, large drop in sink with a smaller top mount?

I have a 28" x 19" drop in sink and want to replace it without changing cabnetry or countertop. What options do I have to close the large hole. I know I can't match the white corian countertop, but I ...
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Moen 1225 cartridge does not stay in place

I recently replaced a Moen 1225 cartridge (for a T8350 Moen faucet). That fixed the leak, but now when I turn on the faucet (by pulling it out) the faucet does not stay at the temperature I put it at....
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HTS7200 home theater replaced drive (hacked/tweaked) detects disc but won't play blu-ray only [closed]

Downvote.... It doesn't fit on electronics.stackexchange.com, it doesn't fit here.... where else? Don't start to downvote, tell me where to go if it is wrong to place it here on this site. Edit: ...
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Wiring a light switch that only has one cable when the new switch (with neon indicator) has live and neutral both in and out

I am replacing a light switch with one including a neon indicator. There is only one cable to the switch but the new switch has live and neutral terminals for both 'in' and 'out'. Which terminals do I ...
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How hard is it to replace a hollow-core door with a solid one?

The pantry door in my kitchen is a hollow-core door. There's quite a lot of wasted space between the door and the existing shelves, that I'd like to utilize by hanging full-width, full-height, 8"-10' ...
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Replacing an outlet with white black and red wires with a usb outlet with 2 terminals

I have 2 close by outlets that I tried to replace with a new usb outlet. The old outlets have white Black a red wires but the usb outlets have only two terminals. I replaced the first one, and put ...
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Why do LED bulbs in my three-bulb fixture remain on unless one is incandescent? [duplicate]

I have a three bulb light fitting that worked fine with 40 watt golf ball bulbs. On removing the bulbs and inserting the first 5.5 watt led the bulb illuminated while the fitting was turned off. This ...
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Creative way to fix this bi-fold closet door top pivot hardware?

I've got some circa 1975 bi-fold closet doors with an oblong top slider that pops into the track when the bi-folds are all the way open, and then holds the door in the track once they are opened a bit:...
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Replaced a light switch and now it’s always on. Pops if you flip the switch

Replaced a light switch with a dimmer and now the light won’t turn off and pops if you turn the switch off. The box contains 3 black wires, 3 white wires, and a ground. Only one wire is hot, the black ...
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Can I change the my existing square columns to round?

My home is cape cod without the roof gables with a long front porch that spans the length of the house. I'd like to change my existing columns from square to round just for a different look. Are ...
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Crack in floor tile. Replacement possible? Or prevent further damage?

My kitchen floor has been down 4 years and suddenly one of the tiles has cracked. Either it happened by itself (movement between extension and old house? Or someone dropped something very heavy and ...
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Choosing a Switch Based on Amperage

I will be replacing a light fixture that had a switch built in and was operated independently from any wall switch. Rather than limit myself to the very few light fixture options with switches built ...
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Can I ignore the neutral wire in a switch box?

I'm replacing a smart light switch with a regular rocker switch. It looks like the previous owners had a neutral wire pulled down for the smart switch, making a total of 2 black wires, 1 white (...
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Old Outside A/C Unit - replacement vs repair?

I recently had my home A/C system inspected and I am trying to decide how to act on the results. Can anyone offer guidance? Here are my notes from the A/C Inspection Amps on outside unit are ...
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What kind of blind bracket is this and how/where can I get a replacement?

I'm trying to replace and add extra bracket to support my blinds. It looks like the pic blow but cannot figure out what/where I could get a similar compatible bracket. I don't know where the originals ...
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Replacing Wooden 4x8 siding

a family member has just purchased a 1970s home (California shed style) with 4x8 wood siding. The siding has deteriorated over the years due to neglect and many surrounding trees which made a damp ...
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Sink valve replacements, concerning draining water

Two fold question. Background: water to sink and shower shut off for two months prior to shutting main to replace cold water valve. I drained all faucets except the shower. When I removed the valve, ...
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How do I replace a non-standard sized AC closet door?

We inherited this AC closet setup from the previous owner of the house we bought. The HVAC unit is framed in so that it's pulling the return air from the vent below. Combustible air for the furnace is ...
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How can I remove / replace this OSB floor?

I would like to update the flooring in a carpeted room, replacing the carpet with hardwood. I've removed the carpet, carpet padding, and tack carpet strips. Underneath the carpeting was OSB ...
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Replacing a cfl tube light with a led wiring help

So I was given the task of replacing old cfl tube lights in my room for brighter led (120 cm long) ones. Never done this before so I'd appreciate a walkthrough. I already took down the old tube light ...
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How to find replacement for this Blum-type hinge

I have a broken hinge on a mirror cabinet. It is some kind of Blum-like hinge: it is connected to the bottom of the cabinet and then in the side to a door. I can not seem to find such a hinge ...
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Replacing dimmer switch with 3 way switch

I've currently got a dimmer switch which I'd like to replace with a standard 3 way switch. It looks like the following: https://photos.app.goo.gl/Wm4kwdZXYhlQlPlp2 https://photos.app.goo.gl/...
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Is it possible to replace just the inside handle of a screen door?

I found the inside handle like this today. My housemate and my wife have professed ignorance on how it got that way. As a result of the handle getting cranked about 20 degrees from horizontal, the ...
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Should new plywood be installed over old separating plywood?

I just had my roof replaced and the contractor said that the old plywood under the two sets of shingles were separating and rotted in some places. He also let me know that he installed the new plywood ...
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Kitchen cupboard replacement hinges too close: How to fix?

I've replaced the hinges on my kitchen cabinet doors because the spring in the old ones broke. I've used these as they were closest to the old hinge type. Unfortunately, the two cupboard doors are ...
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Replacing valve stem for a faucet in roman tub

I have a fully tiled-in roman tub. The hot and cold water faucets use compression type valve stems. The washers get worn out every few months, leading to drips. I have done the following several ...
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The supplier says I'll be lucky to get 8 years on my new water heater. Is this true? What's up?

The water heater I just replaced (bought it new in '95 when I bought the house and started the remodeling) lasted 22 years. (I wish I had known to replace the anode) I purchased a new one from a local ...
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How to find a replacement globe for this style of lamp?

My oldest boy accidentally broke a lamp on the wall, and I'm stumped in googling for a replacement. Is there a name for this style of lamp base, in which the globe simply rests in the base, not fixed ...
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Converting a Single-Bulb Light to a Dual-Bulb Light - Your Opinions Please?

There are tons of questions about installing and replacing ceiling lights already, and I was looking through them but I didn't feel like checking 106 pages of results to make sure my question isn't a ...
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Installing An Outlet In Garage - Unexpected wires?

So, this may be an easy question, but I've only ever replaced existing outlets before and I want to make sure I know what I'm doing before I do anything. Here's the situation: This is where I want ...
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Help, need alternative to dissolving cheap T-11 siding

fall is coming and the cheap T-11 siding on my garage has dissolved along the bottom just below and above the sill pate on both sides - it will do the same in the front shortly as the siding comes low ...
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Help me identify this window part

I have typical replacement windows that are about ten years old in my house. My boys managed to break one of the piece pictured below. (Actually, I've pictured the one that isn't broken). This piece ...
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Replacing Framing Question

I was replacing some water damaged siding (see first pic) and noticed that the bottom 2x4 was a little rotted as well (see second pic). It doesn't appear to be load bearing. Do I need to replace the ...
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Where can I find a replacement for a Sylvania F40CW/SS fluorescent tube?

I tried Home Depot, Batteries and Bulbs, Amazon, and just Googling it and I found nowhere that sells this kind of florescent bulb anymore: 4' Sylvania Super Saver Cool White F40CW/SS. Rapid Start 34W ...
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weird ceiling fan wiring

I am trying to replace an old ceiling fan. Instead of using a 3-wire for a light switch and a fan switch they used a 2-wire. The black hot wire was connected to the light switch on the fan and they ...
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What is the exact name of this top pivot with plastic lip for old metal bifold doors? (see photos)

Question I have a pair of old metal bifold doors in my house. Unfortunately, the plastic or nylon cap on the top pivot on one of the doors broke. So far I have not been able to find the correct ...
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How to get a stuck Moen faucet cartridge out?

I have a single-lever Moen kitchen faucet that's 12 yrs old and I'm trying to replace the original cartridge. Moen sent a replacement cartridge (1225 B), that includes a removal tool. I've removed ...
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30yo water heater replacement options for a small condo

I bought a small condo under 500 sq.ft., with a 30y.o. rusty, leaking and smelling electric water heater (w/ 30G tank). The water heater is, obviously, to be replaced. Hot water is consumed by 1 ...
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Need new wire for ceiling fan replacement. What gauge wire should I use?

My question is "what gauge wire do I need to replace the old wire?" There is no power from the source. What gauge wire should be used to run the new fan?
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Is it possible to replace Mortise Door Lock With Sash Lock with a thumbturn deadbolt?

As a novice, I was wondering how I should find the correct replacement for a mortise lock. I wish to change it to one with a thumbturn deadbolt. This is what it currently looks like and measures: ...
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Problem wiring a 3-way lamp switch

I just bought a new 3-way lamp switch/socket to replace an old one that had burned out, along with 2 new 3-way bulbs. I'm almost certain I installed it correctly (ribbed - neutral, smooth - hot) but ...
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How to replace a missing drawer in a built-in cabinet

Is there a simple kit or something to replace the drawer that my husband got rid of? I looked at some closet building materials but the drawer units were 24" wide -- too big. The opening is approx. 19"...
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How can I repair decking and a joist damaged by a small fire?

Whoops. My deck caught fire and now I need to replace the burnt parts. From what I can tell, I need to pry up the deck boards to access the burnt joist. Then replace the decking that was damaged on ...
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Blind stop for replacement window in rough opening

http://www.homedepot.com/p/American-Craftsman-27-75-in-x-53-25-in-70-Series-Pro-Double-Hung-Vinyl-Window-2854786/204814587 I am following the guide at above link. This is for replacement windows from ...
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Replace the glass plate of a ceramic stove with heating coils: can I use any heat-resistent glass?

The glass plate of my ceramic stove cracked (Indesit K6C51), and I'm looking to replace the ceramic glass. (I know about What are some alternatives for a glass stove top replacement?, but somehow ...
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Is 1/2" plywood standard and appropriate for a roof replacement?

A local roofer submitted a proposal to me for a roof placement that included replacing rotten plywood with 1/2" CDX. The existing plywood on my roof is only 3/8". I thought perhaps he made a ...
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Are Record and Stanley brand smoothing plane blades interchangeable?

Need a new blade for an old RECORD 04 2" smoothing plane. Is there any significant difference between RECORD and STANLEY plane blades for similar size models STANLEY blades LOOK similar but I'm just ...
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Replace Toilet Water Supply Line

I'd like to replace this old toilet copper supply line with a more flexible braided supply line. The problem is that I can't find one with the right connection to the water supply valve. Current (...
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Wiring Help Needed to replace Ceiling Fan w/light to light only (see pictures)

I am in the middle of replacing a kitchen fan w/light to only be a light. The current wiring configuration of the switch is as follows. The switch face, has two sliders, one for the fan, another for ...