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  • Posted in thread: Saving Old Windows - Channels? on 09-14-2012 at 09:40 PM
    Follow-up:Found some nice jamb liners at (Bluffton IN) under
    Weatherstripping. They are vinyl with a flexible gasket.Gib

  • Posted in thread: Fed up with FEIT Electric CFL spirals on 09-14-2012 at 09:28 PM
    SJN: A friend in the LED industry tells me that the manufacturers make all these diodes for
    sale and then the top buyers sort through them, keep the ones that meet their standards, and
    send the rest b...

  • Posted in thread: We never had a green thing in the old days on 09-14-2012 at 09:05 PM
    Nice commentary. My cousin, 40 years my senior, had an electrical code book when he started out
    that was smaller than an i-pad, and no thicker. My NEC code book is big enough to be a booster
    seat. In ...

  • Posted in thread: 3 way switches weirdness! on 08-30-2012 at 09:58 AM
    Nice Solution. The 2" deep box was not a good idea when it was first installed.The small
    magnets won't bother the electrical system. They could affect your remote switch electronics
    but it's worth try...

  • Posted in thread: Weird 3-way switch behavior on 08-30-2012 at 09:36 AM
    Typically I find that somewhere along the line someone has replaced a switch and mixed up some
    wires. There are quite a few combinations for 3-way circuits, including whether they are fed
    (powered) at...

  • Posted in thread: Saving Old Windows - Channels? on 08-30-2012 at 08:30 AM
    Thanks Nealtw! I took a look at them and will give them a try. I found out the correct name is
    jamb liners and found a couple places that market vinyl ones. They are made for double hung but
    I should ...

  • Posted in thread: Saving Old Windows - Channels? on 08-29-2012 at 08:45 AM
    I am trying to save some old double hung windows that have lead based paint. They are pre
    sash-weight units with nice wavy glass (4 over 4 panes). I intend to take out the bottom sash,
    secure the top ...

  • Posted in thread: Lead paint worries... on 08-28-2012 at 09:47 AM
    If the place is older than 1978 and the landlord works on the place, he needs training and
    certification in lead based paint. Check with EPA about lead based paint.


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