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DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-24-2012, 01:03 AM
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I just bought an led lamp at Walgreen's. It cost...

I just bought an led lamp at Walgreen's. It cost $3.99 plus tax, it puts out 450 lumens, and it uses about 8 watts. I would have liked to get one with around 800 lumens, but I did not see any.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-21-2012, 10:25 PM
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I was concerned because I wondered what it would...

I was concerned because I wondered what it would take to release the mercury. I figured if the cover broke off, there is a good chance the glass inside would break.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-18-2012, 09:49 PM
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Question about compact florescent bulbs

I have a question about compact florescent bulbs. Some of them have a plastic cover shaped like an incandescent bulb. How tough are those covers? How much of a whack would it take to knock it off...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 02-06-2012, 05:11 PM
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Electric Garage Door Problem

Last month there was a power failure at my house. In order to get the car out of the garage, I disconnected the metal bar that connects the garage door to the opener. I did that at the upper end of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 01-28-2012, 04:08 PM
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pictures of ceiling

Here are some pictures showing the metal roof and the wet ceiling underneath. I felt those dark areas with my fingers. It feels like it's wet. How is that water getting there?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 01-18-2012, 06:33 PM
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They are standing-seam. I don't recall what...

They are standing-seam. I don't recall what type of underlayment they used.
The slope of the roof is very shallow.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 01-16-2012, 04:34 PM
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Wet Ceiling

I live in the rainy region of western Washington. I own a 4-bedroom rambler that I bought in 2002. It has a two-car garage. The pitch of the roof is really low, like about six-to-one. A roofing...
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