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DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-18-2006, 04:38 PM
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Posted By iqchicken
Definitely mark them.. heh. There are a...

Definitely mark them.. heh.

There are a number of options available for that:

Heat shrinkable labels, wrap around, printed thermal or dot matrix, laser, engraved steel bands, tons more
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-17-2006, 10:55 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,278
Posted By iqchicken
Does the flat wire look like this ...

Does the flat wire look like this (http://www.pathnet.org/sp.asp?id=7540) ?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-16-2006, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,659
Posted By iqchicken
well i just bought a simple ceiling box that cost...

well i just bought a simple ceiling box that cost a buck or two.. I'm just going to put the light back up.

I cracked the original cieling box with a tough screwdriver and a hammer. Then I just...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-15-2006, 03:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,659
Posted By iqchicken
well getting the rivets off with a drill is a...

well getting the rivets off with a drill is a simple chore.. i guess i was just hoping I'd missed some kind of simple trick... I had no idea they designed these things to be such a pain in the butt.....
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-11-2006, 04:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,659
Posted By iqchicken
hhahaha... thanks... one of my favorite movies...

hhahaha... thanks... one of my favorite movies...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-11-2006, 03:26 PM
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Posted By iqchicken
uh oh... lol... won't know till it's off eh.....

uh oh... lol... won't know till it's off eh.. well that's sucks... this house was built so poorley that i'm having to fix all kinds of stuff... i guess it would be cheaper to just move..
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-11-2006, 02:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,659
Posted By iqchicken
Thanks for your help guys. Well it looks like...

Thanks for your help guys. Well it looks like it's either a rivet or a nail going from the top of the box straight up into the ceiling somehow like you said... I can't really tell if it is a rivet or...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-11-2006, 12:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,659
Posted By iqchicken
I just realized that you probably think I"m...

I just realized that you probably think I"m talking about just the light "fixture" itself.. what i'm really meaning is that recessed portion of the electrical box that is inside the ceiling... one of...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-11-2006, 10:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,659
Posted By iqchicken
I could probably get a flat bar in there, but...

I could probably get a flat bar in there, but you're right, it would tear up the ceiling. There are only two nails (from what i can see) holding this bloody thing in, but I guess there isn't really a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-11-2006, 09:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,659
Posted By iqchicken
Replacing a light fixture

Hey guys, I'm obviously new to the forum, and I'll tell ya.. i'm extremely new to home improvement too... I'm just trying to replace a simple light fixture.. but I can't seem to get the thing out of...
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