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Test Switch in Electric Panel Does Not Work. Why?

Posted 03-17-2014 at 06:13 PM by electricalnovic

we have a breaker labeled 'Test Switch' at the bottom left of our electrical box. It contols outlets on the back porch and two bathrooms. Somtimes a heavy rain will cause an outlet on the back porch to get wet and the power goes out. When that happers, the 'Test Switch' becomes 'tripped'. After a day or so, I can switch it back, and everything is fine. Three days ago it rained, the power to those areas went off, but when I checked, the Test Switch had NOT
been tripped. I turned it off, and...
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Removing a wall

Posted 03-16-2014 at 12:52 PM by MelissaFail

We are currently removing a non load bearing wall, and want to get rid of 1 of the registers (for heating and cooling) from that wall (there are 3). Is this a safe thing to do? Do we really need to put all 3 in the ceiling? They are all only about 4 feet apart. We would like to only have 2 relocated, and just get rid of the third. Any suggestions would be great.
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Posted 01-17-2014 at 12:00 PM by Startingover
Updated 03-04-2014 at 05:38 PM by Startingover

Surprised I don't see more posts about injuries on here. I did read recently about a man who needed stitches from running his thumb into a saw.

It's a wonder I haven't done this before, with the clutter from moving everything out of a room to paint or from over reaching when I'm at the top of my ladder.

This week tripped and fell backwards. It was the strangest thing. I went flat down on my back and it was like in slow motion. I've tripped before and quickly reached...
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2014 New Years resolutions

Posted 01-01-2014 at 09:08 AM by Startingover
Updated 03-04-2014 at 05:36 PM by Startingover

Yes, I'm one of the millions who vow to lose weight and save money every New Year. Not this year. This year my resolutions are to finish painting this house.

I'm trying to think of how to make this work more enjoyable. Alcohol comes to mind.

I made an actual list of all the work. 21 freakin things to paint. Some rooms, like the kitchen, only need the baseboard along one wall painted.
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Merry Christmas

Posted 12-24-2013 at 11:33 PM by Startingover
Updated 03-04-2014 at 05:34 PM by Startingover

Wishing everyone here a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
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