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DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-30-2014, 06:05 AM
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Posted By tomsmyth
Well I like to think of myself as a grounded...

Well I like to think of myself as a grounded person so I better fix this for sure! :P
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-29-2014, 05:27 PM
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Posted By tomsmyth
I love the underwriter's knot! There is a...

I love the underwriter's knot!

There is a tube for the socket and it's in there.

Why does polarity matter for a lamp?

How do I determine which wire goes on the brass socket terminal and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-26-2014, 11:52 AM
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Posted By tomsmyth
Should I get new ones or can I re-use the...

Should I get new ones or can I re-use the burnt-looking ones?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-26-2014, 11:25 AM
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Posted By tomsmyth
Repairing lamp - safety check please

Hi folks. I just finished replacing a desk lamp turn switch with one of these:

http://www.ebay.com/itm/261366459744?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

Just want to make sure I'm...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-09-2014, 11:27 AM
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Posted By tomsmyth
Hmm, thanks for the info. Maybe I should just...

Hmm, thanks for the info. Maybe I should just learn how to solder copper. Now is as good a time as any.

Also I noticed the pressure at the fridge water dispenser is low. Any chance the saddle tap...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 01-09-2014, 06:30 AM
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Posted By tomsmyth
Fridge water line from hot instead of cold

I think this was a mistake by the builder. I am on city water so it's not the old hard water trick.

Steaming hot water is not so fun to drink when you're looking for cold. So I need to move the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 11-16-2010, 06:12 AM
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Posted By tomsmyth
ok great, thanks for the info. so basically i...

ok great, thanks for the info. so basically i should just redo this thing from scratch. i think some of those wires are unused. i'll get myself a manual and start over. thanks!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 11-15-2010, 07:44 AM
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Posted By tomsmyth
Problem with wiring in closet light

I think I noticed a spark coming from the light in my closet the other day, so I turned it off and took out the bulb. I undid the socket assembly and this is what I found:
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