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DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-02-2009, 11:38 AM
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Posted By Harryc
Ok, heres what I did...tell me if you think this...

Ok, heres what I did...tell me if you think this is sufficent.
With the power on, I took one of those non-contact current sensors and found that any metal part of the chandelier would set it off.
I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 03-02-2009, 10:29 AM
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Views: 1,420
Posted By Harryc
Replacement overhead light with no existing ground...

I have just replaced an overhead light with a chandelier. The old light fixture did not have any sort of a ground, just two wires comming out of the ceiling. The new fixture functions, however I am...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-29-2008, 12:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 24,065
Posted By Harryc
problem solved!

problem solved.

A wire nut in a ceiling light did not have its wires twisted together, but rather just stuck in the wire nut and screwed on. This appearently caused some resistance and the wire...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-22-2008, 04:32 PM
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Posted By Harryc
I do not have an electric stove. Let me explain...

I do not have an electric stove.
Let me explain a little more in detail as to what happened. I was sawing wood using a rotary miter saw when the saw just stopped. It was plugged into a gfi outlet on...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-22-2008, 02:49 PM
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Posted By Harryc
Sudden low voltage from electrical outlets?

Today while I was using power tools on the deck, my saw decided to stop working. Turns out that the outlet it was plugged into suddenly lost power along with 2 others in the house. I checked the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 03-06-2008, 07:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,399
Posted By Harryc
Thank you for your response. Actually there is no...

Thank you for your response. Actually there is no attic. I have a cathederal ceiling with exposed beams. There is a layer of homosoap (sp?) insulation laying on top of the beams, and about 6 inches...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Roofing and Siding 03-06-2008, 04:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,399
Posted By Harryc
Question regarding my new roof (bumpy shingles)

I just had a repair done to my roof today where the wood rotted in a small part causing a sag. The plywood was replaced and an barrier was put down. Matching shingles were blended into the existing...
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