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Old 03-17-2014, 11:21 AM  
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You can also get r30 dimmable compact fluorescent.


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This'd be a half hour, max, but currently I'm doing the taxes and even with the tax course I took I am still pulling out my hair. My backup plan is Turbo Tax but the odds of me getting the same answers the first time around is close to zero.
when it comes to taxes, I'm definitely not DIY


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Two weeks into the tax course I took at the community college, my tax guy died. Is this some kind of omen? I didn't even know he was sick.
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Two weeks into the tax course I took at the community college, my tax guy died. Is this some kind of omen? I didn't even know he was sick.
How much is your time worth?
Have you done a spreadsheet to see how long it will take to recover the cost and time to take the coarse and then the odds that you will miss something perhaps costing some taxes or overstepping the boundries and bringing unwanted attention from the feds.
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hey to kind of get back onto my original topic


i went out today and bought some LED retro fit kits for my recessed lights in my downstairs here is the problem i am having is that the top of the LED is hitting inside the socket, and i cannot adjust the socket.

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You may have to search a little but bulb extensions are made, they just screw in.
http://www.ledwholesalers.com/store/...&productId=855
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You can also get r30 dimmable compact fluorescent.
tried that the halogens has a smooth bottom like a glass where the CF has a bubbleish design that sticks out ...
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You may have to search a little but bulb extensions are made, they just screw in.
http://www.ledwholesalers.com/store/...&productId=855


i dont need a extension i need the one i have there already to be a bit shorter so i can get the led retro kit to fit in properly.

take this video to 2:12


that is what i need, i cannot move my socket up or down.
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I don't know what is allowed but looks like you could pullthe can and remove the socket and wire the connecting wire directly.
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So there are mechanical constraints on matching bulbs to fixtures and we don't know and maybe cannot know what they are in advance.

Incandescent bulbs somehow seemed to do a much better job of not having these problems.

Maybe me not having this kind of problem was the exception and not the rule.

So back to the bricks and mortar store and this time you try each energy saving candidate bulb in several of their fixtures. The problem is you'd need to check with a multimeter if the bulb is making contact and I doubt the store clerks would put up with that.
A cardboard profile of the bulb might also work and it's not difficult to make one.



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