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DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-26-2014, 06:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By JoeD
Since your house has no ground wires the ground...

Since your house has no ground wires the ground on the fixture should just coiled up and left. Connecting it to the screw on the bracket is fine.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-25-2014, 06:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By JoeD
Those are the parts holding the lamp on. Use vice...

Those are the parts holding the lamp on. Use vice grips and twist them off. It's only an 8-32 screw. If they don't come loose they will twist off.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-24-2014, 03:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 294
Posted By JoeD
Post all the info you posted over at that other...

Post all the info you posted over at that other site. I will not be going there to look at your info and coming back here to respond.
And post your pictures right side up.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-23-2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 190
Posted By JoeD
Some of the motion sensors will NOT work with CFL...

Some of the motion sensors will NOT work with CFL lamps otherwise I can not see why not. Some of the sensors also work by sensing heat so be sure to check the operation of the unit before buying it.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-23-2014, 02:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 190
Posted By JoeD
I'm not sure why you couldn't use an outdoor...

I'm not sure why you couldn't use an outdoor fixture or sensor indoors.
Why not just install a motion detector switch. Then you can use any fixture you like.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-23-2014, 02:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 294
Posted By JoeD
I don't go to the forum. Please post details here.

I don't go to the forum. Please post details here.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-18-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 304
Posted By JoeD
Depends on what is in between where the old...

Depends on what is in between where the old outlet is and new one. Do you have an attic or basement below? If not then it could mean tearing open walls to run the new cables.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-16-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 145
Posted By JoeD
It has to do with heat. If the bulbs are up and...

It has to do with heat. If the bulbs are up and you put them down now the heat from the lamps goes into the socket and do damage.
By code you can't do it because it violates the manufacturers...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 08-10-2014, 07:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By JoeD
I agree. Until it's dry, unless you are using...

I agree. Until it's dry, unless you are using latex paint then the water will just thin it a bit and perhaps give a better stick.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-03-2014, 07:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 562
Posted By JoeD
How often and for long do you have power outages?...

How often and for long do you have power outages?
Your pump should have a pressure tank as part of the system. that will give a bit of water while the pump is off. The size of the tank will...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 08-02-2014, 06:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 752
Posted By JoeD
Looks like spalling. Do you use salt on drive and...

Looks like spalling. Do you use salt on drive and walks in the winter?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-01-2014, 07:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By JoeD
Or if your neighbour has a problem their current...

Or if your neighbour has a problem their current will be flowing on the pipe.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 08-01-2014, 04:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By JoeD
Metal water lines will do the same thing by...

Metal water lines will do the same thing by sending the neutral current out the water line to your neighbour's house.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-31-2014, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By JoeD
For any electrician the first sentence with the...

For any electrician the first sentence with the description of lights BRIGHTENING and dimming would have immediately indicated an open neutral.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-31-2014, 05:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 464
Posted By JoeD
Website registration required to access the...

Website registration required to access the content.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-28-2014, 09:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,106
Posted By JoeD
Call and get estimates. When you talk to the...

Call and get estimates. When you talk to the electrician you you can ask him the questions.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-27-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 242
Posted By JoeD
I think you mean the ceiling joist not the...

I think you mean the ceiling joist not the rafters.
The only way to add support is to add walls below or increase the size of the joists.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-26-2014, 06:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 573
Posted By JoeD
The simple answer to the question is, NO you are...

The simple answer to the question is, NO you are not required to GFCI a 240 dryer receptacle.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-26-2014, 07:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By JoeD
Several possible issues. The water piping...

Several possible issues.
The water piping system is not grounded properly.
Something is energizing the water, possibly the electric water heater has a bad element.
The ground system on the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-19-2014, 06:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By JoeD
Looks like standard pink insulation to me. It's...

Looks like standard pink insulation to me. It's been there there for a while and is dirty.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 07-12-2014, 04:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 330
Posted By JoeD
Foam needs to be covered with a fire barrier....

Foam needs to be covered with a fire barrier. Drywall is the normal option.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Carpentry and Woodworking 07-02-2014, 09:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By JoeD
The floors should be level between the new and...

The floors should be level between the new and old additions.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-30-2014, 09:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 7,330
Posted By JoeD
Sounds like someone simply changed all the old...

Sounds like someone simply changed all the old two prong receptacles to three prong without adding a proper ground. If they are GFCI protected this is legal. Otherwise you need to rewire or add GFCI...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-17-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By JoeD
Looks like another ask and never come back. If...

Looks like another ask and never come back.
If you truly have black, green and bare coming from the wall then you need a new feed for the cooktop from the panel.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-16-2014, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 233
Posted By JoeD
What does the manual say about how to hook it up?...

What does the manual say about how to hook it up?
Why are you marking the red and green with tape?
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