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DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 11-03-2011, 09:42 PM
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Posted By sailor86
I found offsets to be a nice touch. But I think...

I found offsets to be a nice touch. But I think you can even buy those at your Home Depot nowadays.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 11-03-2011, 05:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 30,823
Posted By sailor86
Have you got a brand or model name? Sounds...

Have you got a brand or model name? Sounds interesting. I've bent quite a few 1/2" pipes using my knee with fairly good results. But if there's an affordable alternative, I'd like to check it out.
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 08-18-2011, 10:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,004
Posted By sailor86
Any chance you could include a photo? I'd like to...

Any chance you could include a photo? I'd like to put a picture together with what these guys' instructions are.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-10-2011, 11:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,942
Posted By sailor86
When a panel is wired in, it can be easy to...

When a panel is wired in, it can be easy to overlook tightening down all the neutrals on the neutrals bar. And I jot down the brand in my head as a mental note. Could be useful later sometime.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-09-2011, 02:48 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,942
Posted By sailor86
Just curious. What brand is your panel box?

Just curious. What brand is your panel box?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-06-2011, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,942
Posted By sailor86
How about checking the neutrals? There's a likely...

How about checking the neutrals? There's a likely suspect.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-05-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,942
Posted By sailor86
So a loose breaker was your problem?

So a loose breaker was your problem?
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Home Improvement Discussion 07-05-2011, 06:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,776
Posted By sailor86
I couldn't find the photo via your link. Try...

I couldn't find the photo via your link. Try adding it as an attachment.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-12-2011, 11:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,096
Posted By sailor86
Wow. Never heard of 4 switched outlets in a room....

Wow. Never heard of 4 switched outlets in a room. Not sure what they were thinking when they did that. Personally, I'd do away with the switched outlets and make them constant hot if I were...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-12-2011, 11:44 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,684
Posted By sailor86
Adding a switch would not only be nice, it's...

Adding a switch would not only be nice, it's practically necessary. Unless you want to be turning the breaker off whenever you want to work with the wiring in your ceiling box, put in a switch. Plan...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 06-08-2011, 03:11 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,026
Posted By sailor86
I suppose you would need an extension ring for...

I suppose you would need an extension ring for your existing outlet.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Cleaning 05-26-2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,475
Posted By sailor86
Used Canola oil cause it was available. Worked...

Used Canola oil cause it was available. Worked like a charm.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Painting Forum 05-25-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 622
Posted By sailor86
texturing via sponge

Anybody here ever texture the actual paint rather than the mud? Can I get a decent orange peel using a sponge on the wet paint?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Cleaning 05-24-2011, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,475
Posted By sailor86
Did not know that, Chaluska. Let you know how it...

Did not know that, Chaluska. Let you know how it turns out.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Cleaning 05-24-2011, 06:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,475
Posted By sailor86
paint on leather

We've got virtually a brand new tan leather recliner and I managed to get a couple of smears of oil-based paint on it. What would you recommend to clean it up without defacing the sofa?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-18-2011, 06:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,908
Posted By sailor86
The very definition of simple. As long as it's in...

The very definition of simple. As long as it's in a convenient location close to the door, go ahead and replace it with the same thing. Super cheap. Super easy. The box should contain directions on...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-18-2011, 03:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,908
Posted By sailor86
I mean there is live voltage (probably via the...

I mean there is live voltage (probably via the black wire) at all times in your light junction box connected to the fixture which must be interrupted by flipping off the breaker. Turn the light on...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 05-18-2011, 02:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,908
Posted By sailor86
Just change the entire fixture. If it is strictly...

Just change the entire fixture. If it is strictly a pull-chain fixture, you'll have a constant hot in there. You'll have to find the appropriate breaker and turn off power. Just go to the hardware...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 04-16-2011, 03:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 675
Posted By sailor86
Al-cu connectors

I understand the need for Nolox on copper-aluminum splices, but what do the special connectors accomplish?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Pest Control 04-01-2011, 05:27 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,525
Posted By sailor86
Actually, after some investigation, I discovered...

Actually, after some investigation, I discovered 2 small holes located under the handles; for ventilation or something. I duct-taped over them and crisis averted.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 03-21-2011, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,166
Posted By sailor86
That's what I thought. Thanks.

That's what I thought. Thanks.
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 03-21-2011, 05:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,166
Posted By sailor86
Can you use a dimmer on CFLs?

Can you use a dimmer on CFLs?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 03-11-2011, 10:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,072
Posted By sailor86
Aluminum to copper neutrals

Do you think using nolox and special au-co wire nuts is necessary when making an aluminum to copper joint where the neutrals are concerned. I absolutely don't waste the effort where the grounds are...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Pest Control 02-18-2011, 11:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,525
Posted By sailor86
Taking care of the bees

I have one of them large rubbermaid plastic containers that I keep my crushed cans in. It's got a lid but apparently it doesn't seal good enough because I opened it up and there were a few bees. I've...
DIY Home Repair Forum: General Appliance Discussion 02-05-2011, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 4,684
Posted By sailor86
That particular br sits on the east end of the...

That particular br sits on the east end of the house. The sun beats on it all morning long. I may consider getting the ducts cleaned.
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