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  • Dan G
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  • Posted in thread: gfi? on 11-21-2014 at 12:39 PM
    Nope, it would not have tripped. However, in the future, do it right the first time. :D I mean,
    how hard is it ? Black to black, white to white, ground is typically bare copper.One of the
    skills for e...

  • Posted in thread: GFCI outlet seems to trip several times a week on 11-16-2014 at 08:09 PM
    Replace the GFCI. If it trips again, you know the problem is external to the receptacle. Double
    check all exterior receptacles and/or lights which might be on the same circuit. Another idea:
    Replace t...

  • Posted in thread: Painting a Brick Fireplace on 11-16-2014 at 08:03 PM
    Once you paint, it is forever ruined. In theory, you could sand blast the surface but not a
    good idea.Yes, a white wash (essentially thinned paint which is ragged) will allow the brick
    color to show t...

  • Posted in thread: Hi All on 11-12-2014 at 12:05 PM
    Welcome, recovering IT guy ... This is where you can put those manual skills to work (and I
    don't mean the "manuals" that somebody in China wrote).If you have questions, be explicit,
    include pics, and...

  • Posted in thread: Veterans Day on 11-11-2014 at 10:14 PM
    Veterans Day is to honor those who served and made it back, even if injured in some
    manner.Memorial Day is when we honor those who paid the ultimate price in defense of freedom
    and liberty.Today, I ho...

  • Posted in thread: Stains keep appearing in drywall on 11-09-2014 at 08:07 PM
    Try sealing the areas with ZILZ and spot re-painting. You seem to be getting some bleed through
    of some kind.

  • Posted in thread: Transition moulding help on 11-04-2014 at 02:54 PM
    The best transition strip sits UNDER the tile and is embedded into the thinset. The curved
    piece rests on your non-tile surface and curves upward onto the tile. This ensures no gap on
    the non-tile sid...

  • Posted in thread: Dryer Venting Dilemma on 11-02-2014 at 10:04 PM
    Gee, you don't leave many options ... Can't go under because the run is kinky and long ...
    Can't go vertically because?? You are stuck going kinda horizontally. I would suggest into the
    furnace/water ...

  • Posted in thread: Outdoor receptacles not working I'm stumped! on 11-02-2014 at 09:55 PM
    The label means the circuit is protected by a GFCI elsewhere. You have to locate the tripped
    GFCI and reset it. My guess is you are missing it. Did you check the garage?

  • Posted in thread: Stopping Water to Solder on 11-01-2014 at 09:20 PM
    Sorry Frodo drilling a hole is not a good idea. Never seen it done by a Newbie, DIYer or Pro
    Plumber. Have seen jelly plugs used and have even done bread. Have blown water out using straws
    and long fl...

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