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    Replace Single 20A Outlet with Duplex?

    It's 20. I'd actually like to move it because I want to put a surge protector on it that had a tap screw in the middle, and you can't do that with a GFCI. :) I play with all my toys over there and the one I have without a tap screw is hard to pull a plug from without yanking the whole thing...
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    Replace Single 20A Outlet with Duplex?

    To the point. I like it! :) Here's one... can I move the GFCI?
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    Replace Single 20A Outlet with Duplex?

    This is hopefully an easy answer. I have one 15A GFCI duplex outlet (two sockets) in my garage on one wall, and a lonely single 20A outlet (one socket) on another wall with my little chest freezer plugged into it. That's it for garage power unless I climb up to plug into the door opener. Is...
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    Whirlpool Dryer Repair

    Thanks! Will do!
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    Whirlpool Dryer Repair

    Probably the wrong place to ask this question, but I'll give it a shot. Any appliance repair people out there? I have a Whirlpool dryer (WGD5000DW2), and the moisture sensor has lifted on one end, and stuff gets snagged in it. Since trying to press it back into place doesn't work, and I can't...
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    Sprinklers - Converting to Rotating Nozzles

    I know that, but it was in a specialized group and I thought I might get more than ONE if I posted it more generally.
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    Sprinklers - Converting to Rotating Nozzles

    Does anyone have experience changing their traditional spray nozzles to the more efficient rotary nozzles? I have found too much information and not enough experience. Some say you need to replace the whole body and others just the nozzle in the popup. While I'm sure my system would benefit from...
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    Sprinklers - Converting to Rotating Nozzles

    Does anyone have experience changing their traditional spray nozzles to the more efficient rotary nozzles? I have found too much information and not enough experience. Some say you need to replace the whole body and others just the nozzle in the popup. While I'm sure my system would benefit...
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    Pull-On Shower Trim Replacement

    Understood. I appreciate your caution.
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    Pull-On Shower Trim Replacement

    Thanks, Frodo. I appreciate your thoroughness, but just to be sure, can a handle that you “lever” up and then turn to adjust the temp replace my fixture? I have my eye on Moen Hensley.
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    Pull-On Shower Trim Replacement

    Pretty much. I don't know why I didn't think to include a picture. I want to replace the whole shebang in brushed nickel.
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    Pull-On Shower Trim Replacement

    Hi, kids! I haven't checked in for a while because I haven't had any stupid questions to ask or learned advice to give. But I have one now (stupid question, not advice). I'm trying to revamp my guest bath. I took out the bright brass showers doors, and now need to replace the bright...
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    Tips for Painting Cinder Block

    I have a cinder block wall around my back that is a reddish terra cotta color. The bottom three rows were painted a matching color to hide staining from mildew. I was told that comes from the house behind me being a higher elevation. There are a few places where it looks like salts are...
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    Switching to electric dryer?

    Yeah, gas is the one thing I'm not brave enough to play with. :)
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    Switching to electric dryer?

    Personally, I'm with sparky. I grew up with a gas dryer, had to buy electric in Texas and didn't find it nearly as efficient. When I bought the new house in Utah plumbed for gas (yay!) I paid $100 more for a gas dryer. It's MUCH more efficient. Dries things almost a third faster. It's going...
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