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    shower leak on floor

    I have never tried to buy the rubber gasket individually. I normally just replace the entire drain assembly. If you have access under the shower you might be able to do that. Probably easier to buy a new drain assembly, remove the gasket from the new one and replace the old gasket. That...
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    shower leak on floor

    It looks like the drain is assembly is the type that has a rubber gasket that grips the pipe going to the sewer system. The collar inside the drain assembly which has the notches in it is designed to be tightened causing the rubber gasket to be forced in against the drain pipe to make the seal...
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    Older Furnace Not Kicking In During Warmer But Still Cold Weather

    Have you checked the voltage at the gas valve to see if the gas valve is getting the message to open? Gas valves do go bad but not often. Check to see if your pressure switch is closing etc. before you buy a gas valve.
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    Easy light switch power question. But I’m dumb....

    Bud, I have a question regarding your #40 post. I have never heard don't use the second set of screws on an outlet to extend a circuit as best practice. I am not an electrician by trade but have done a lot of wiring over the years. I have never heard that said before and rarely seen it done...
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    Whole house humidifier fear of the unknown

    As I wrote in an earlier post here, the humidifier that I installed last winter came with an outside temp probe that is tied into the controller and reduces RH in the house as the temp drops outside. Since I assume the engineers who designed the thing probably are a lot smarter than I am about...
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    Changing Switched Outlet to Constant Power

    Yeah a single 3 wire works if you want a dimmer later. You would think I had never used this sight before. I wrote the above reply this morning and never sent it.
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    Changing Switched Outlet to Constant Power

    Yes, to your question about running one wire to the switch, as long as you set a box or make your connections in an existing box. You would tie the black wire in your new cable to your power source. That black wire would end up tied to one terminal of the switch. The white wire would tie to...
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    Whole house humidifier fear of the unknown

    The one I put on my mother-in-laws furnace last year has a temperature probe on it that senses outside air temp and adjusts inside RH to the requirement for that temp. It can kick the furnace blower on and blow air through the system to add humidity if operating only when the furnace runs will...
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    Changing Switched Outlet to Constant Power

    I am kind of late coming along here, but why not set a junction box in the attic above the switch, run power from the attic source to the junction box, drop a switch leg to the switch box downstairs and then run a wire to your new light location from the junction box? Leave the existing wires...
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    Changing Switched Outlet to Constant Power

    I am kind of late coming along here, but why not set a junction box in the attic above the switch, run power from the attic source to the junction box, drop a switch leg to the switch box downstairs and then run a wire to your new light location from the junction box? Leave the existing wires...
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    Changing Switched Outlet to Constant Power

    I am kind of late coming along here, but why not set a junction box in the attic above the switch, run power from the attic source to the junction box, drop a switch leg to the switch box downstairs and then run a wire to your new light location from the junction box? Leave the existing wires...
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    Changing Switched Outlet to Constant Power

    I am kind of late coming along here, but why not set a junction box in the attic above the switch, run power from the attic source to the junction box, drop a switch leg to the switch box downstairs and then run a wire to your new light location from the junction box? Leave the existing wires...
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    Changing Switched Outlet to Constant Power

    I am kind of late coming along here, but why not set a junction box in the attic above the switch, run power from the attic source to the junction box, drop a switch leg to the switch box downstairs and then run a wire to your new light location from the junction box? Leave the existing wires...
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    Changing Switched Outlet to Constant Power

    I am kind of late coming along here, but why not set a junction box in the attic above the switch, run power from the attic source to the junction box, drop a switch leg to the switch box downstairs and then run a wire to your new light location from the junction box? Leave the existing wires...
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    Changing Switched Outlet to Constant Power

    I am kind of late coming along here, but why not set a junction box in the attic above the switch, run power from the attic source to the junction box, drop a switch leg to the switch box downstairs and then run a wire to your new light location from the junction box? Leave the existing wires...
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