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    We usually do more than is minimally required in...

    We usually do more than is minimally required in our home improvement projects, but I just can't seem to find a shut-off valve that doesn't look like it should be hidden under the toilet or behind a...
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    Thanks! That's our rationale for not installing...

    Thanks! That's our rationale for not installing one.
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    Oops...once I posted this, I got some other hits...

    Oops...once I posted this, I got some other hits with similar question. I'd be interested in feedback nonetheless!
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    Shut off valve for wall-mounted faucet?

    Just wanted to confirm that a shut-off valve is required when installing wall-mounted bathroom sink faucet. I'm quite sure it's "yes," for obvious reasons (working on plumbing without having to shut...
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    Actually, I DO have the combination...

    Actually, I DO have the combination backstab/screw secure type GFCI outlets. They're industrial type and even have a small green light that goes out when it's tripped (nice feature). Even so, I...
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    p.s. Can I say enough how much I appreciate this...

    p.s. Can I say enough how much I appreciate this site?!! I've received such helpful advice over the past two years and am very grateful. :o
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    Thanks a million! I checked the connection on...

    Thanks a million! I checked the connection on the first receptacle which I apparently didn't check very well the first time and, sure enough, the neutral wasn't seated properly. Yet another reason...
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    Be cautious about some of the plastic box...

    Be cautious about some of the plastic box extenders. The ones I bought at Home Depot recently have somewhat sharp edges and when you push into the existing box, they have a potential to cut the...
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    Reverse connections @ GFCI receptacle

    I am having problems with one of the two 20-amp small appliance circuits in my kitchen. This one includes four 20-amp GFCI receptacles located above the countertop, one receptacle for the ignition...
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    Composite granite kitchen sinks

    Hi:

    Does anyone have experience with composite granite sinks - specifically durability and stain-resistance? I have my eye on one made by Moen that looks great and supposedly has a good warranty,...
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    Island sink air gap - part II

    Thanks to those of you who responded to my last query re: how can I get away with eliminating an air gap on my island since there will be a dishwasher right next to the sink. I discovered that code...
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    Thanks, Frenchie! I thought I was being too...

    Thanks, Frenchie!

    I thought I was being too retentive, but when it comes to possible fire, I don't want to take any chances. I checked Owens Corning's site and the data safety sheet info didn't...
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    Insulation next to hot water copper pipe

    Just had water heater moved to our garage when our new copper pipes were installed, so we now have pipes running in the wall between the garage and kitchen where there were previously none. During...
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    Mike: I checked the local code about a year...

    Mike:

    I checked the local code about a year ago, and I'm guessing something like this doesn't substantially chage that quickly, so it looks like I'm out of luck! I'll see if I can round up...
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    Air gap location on island sink

    We're relocating our kitchen sink and dishwasher to an island and would like to know if there is any alternatives to the unsightly air gap sticking up through the counter.

    The sink is undermount...
  16. Oven/Microwave installed on same wall as service panel

    Here's new one - sparked (no pun intended!) by a recent recall notice we received from the manufacturer of our new built-in oven (which we haven't even installed yet!).

    We are replacing our old...
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    Actually, I do have attic access but...I forgot...

    Actually, I do have attic access but...I forgot to mention why I can't get to it. We had our furnace moved to the attic to free up space inside our small house and, wouldn't ya know, they built the...
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    Thanks everyone for the comments and...

    Thanks everyone for the comments and investigative work! I have to face reality that the combo I'm searching for just won't work unless I want to re-drywall. The area is only about the size of one...
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    Hmmmm...might be. In my desperation, I found...

    Hmmmm...might be. In my desperation, I found something online that is low voltage and described as:

    4" Low Voltage "SHALLOW" AT Rated Remodel Housing 120volts with Electronic Transformer. 35watt...
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    Why are 4" IC remodel housings so hard to find?

    I have been searching high and low for 4" IC remodel housings (line voltage, please) but am only finding either non-IC which won't work with my blown insulation in the attic or IC new construction,...
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    I can only imagine...and cringe! Although,...

    I can only imagine...and cringe!

    Although, Lewis Black's Broadway stand-up routine on HBO makes me re-think even bottled water. He has a really funny segment about how we're obsessed with...
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    Well, I looked up "hammer arrestor" on the...

    Well, I looked up "hammer arrestor" on the internet (what a wonderful tool we have in the web!!) and it doesn't appear that we have one installed. I did notice a few of the pipes could be strapped...
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    Thanks, Eric! We have a raised-foundation and...

    Thanks, Eric! We have a raised-foundation and some walls are still open to the studs, so I can check to see if anything has come loose. Glad to know I didn't screw up the backflow preventors!
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    "Clunking" noise when water first turned on

    I saw a similar question posted here back in '04, but it didn't really give advice, so here goes:

    We recently had our 30+-year-old galvanized pipes replaced with copper and now have great water...
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    I'm guessing there has been no contact with the...

    I'm guessing there has been no contact with the family on the advice of Six Flag's attorneys since there surely will be a lawsuit!

    On another note: so sorry to see the previous elec forum threads...
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