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DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-06-2012, 11:12 AM
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Posted By dtheobald
That is my intention...I was more concerned with...

That is my intention...I was more concerned with the wiring aspect. I assume it would be pretty straight forward, as long as the fact that it is controlled by 2 three way switches doesn't throw me a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 07-06-2012, 10:22 AM
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Posted By dtheobald
Converting a light to a ceiling outlet?

Hi,
I am converting an office/den to a hobby room. Currently, there is a drop chandelier(sp??) controlled by two 3-way switches. I would like to convert that light box to a two plug outlet. It is...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 11-22-2011, 01:30 PM
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Posted By dtheobald
Perfect! Thanks alot. I did that on my model...

Perfect! Thanks alot. I did that on my model railroad, and that works fine...Thanks alot!
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 11-22-2011, 11:02 AM
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Posted By dtheobald
I am not quite sure I understand how to do this....

I am not quite sure I understand how to do this. 'nutted together'. In what manner?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 11-22-2011, 07:55 AM
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Posted By dtheobald
OK, THank you for all of your replies. The...

OK, THank you for all of your replies.

The red wire that is one on post with another black wire actually goes to the other switch next to it. The other switch has a black wire going to it, and...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 11-18-2011, 12:41 PM
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Posted By dtheobald
That could be it, it does control a Ballast for 3...

That could be it, it does control a Ballast for 3 flourescent bulbs, but they both do. maybe the ballasts it powers are plugged in somewhere...THe house does have 'lamp switches' as I call them. I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 11-18-2011, 12:16 PM
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Posted By dtheobald
Light Switch Replacement Question

I am replacing some of my old light switches. They are like decora switches, but the button is the full size of the switch plate. They are horrible. I boutgh new switches and covers to do the job a...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 11-16-2011, 09:58 AM
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Posted By dtheobald
OK, just an update if anyone is interested. ...

OK, just an update if anyone is interested.
The pressure relief valve was shot. The hot water heater sounded very bad and was loud. So, my wife and I agreed to purchase a new one. I removed the old...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 11-10-2011, 07:39 AM
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Posted By dtheobald
OK, I drained it, flushed it...a bunch of stuff...

OK, I drained it, flushed it...a bunch of stuff came out of there...so I was hopeful. I fired her up and the popcorn popping sound...well, it sounded more loose, if that makes any sense. But the...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 11-09-2011, 08:40 AM
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Posted By dtheobald
well, I figured out what the hissing is...it has...

well, I figured out what the hissing is...it has to be the pressure relief valve. I was out side on the telephone and I saw hot water coming out of a copper pipe on the side of my house. I went...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 11-08-2011, 09:09 AM
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Posted By dtheobald
Thanks for the information. I will try and...

Thanks for the information.
I will try and drain it out. I hope it works. I will have the 'wire hanger' option on my side as well. The house used to be occupied by an older woman, who probably...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 11-08-2011, 08:07 AM
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Posted By dtheobald
...meaning, I am stuck with a hissing water...

...meaning, I am stuck with a hissing water heater until we replace it? Thats OK, as long as it is safe to run it.

Our home has two water heaters, and this one serves the kitchen and laundry...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 11-08-2011, 08:05 AM
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Posted By dtheobald
Thanks for your reply Well, I dont know how...

Thanks for your reply

Well, I dont know how long to let it run for hissing??? its really pretty loud, and it also sounds like there are rocks turning in it.
It makes me a little nervous. Am I...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 11-07-2011, 10:53 AM
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Posted By dtheobald
Hissing Water Heater

Hi, My wife and I just purchased our 1st home. It has been vacent since March of this year, so it has some cobwebs so to speak. We have two gas water heaters, and when I turned them on yesterday they...
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