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  1. Electrical
    I had an electrician take a circuit to my garage to replace the old knob and tube wiring. He brought it in to a GFCI outlet then to the rest of the garage. When i get a heavy rain, the garage doors don't work and i have to reset the GFCI outlet to get power back to the garage. I noticed the...
  2. Electrical
    Greetings, I have a mess in 4x box and I may be in over my head. There used to be 3 working single pole switches here (2 independent outside lights and a kitchen chandelier…all LED lights)). I am planning on using the 4th section of the box for a dedicated in-box night light). It is a long...
  3. Electrical
    Hey all, I have quite the job on my hands. I had an electrician tell me I have some knob and tube present in my house due to (2 prong receptacles in baseboard, a picture I sent him (shown below), and the presence of the ceramic knobs and tubes found in the basement (but with wiring removed?))...
  4. Windows and Doors
    Just moved into a new house. The front door has a nice looking handle on the outside but inside is a very little knob-type handle. I have arthritis and between that and the tightness of the door, I cannot open it even with two hands. Is it possible to buy just a replacement lever handle and...
  5. Windows and Doors
    Hello! We've been trying to figure out how to remove this old doorknob with no luck. Does anyone know how? Thank you for any advice!
  6. Electrical
    I am moving two light switches about 10ft. After taking apart the wall, the wiring is knob and tube. Each conductor has a cloth like insulation that makes the 12AWG wire approximately 1/8", then that insulation has a much thicker cover that makes the whole wire approximately 1/2" in diameter...
  7. General DIY Discussions
    I live in a 10 year old double-wide trailer. Two of the bedrooms have dummy door handles, of which I was going to change out for locking handles. Problem is: door handle caps cannot be removed. they can be loosened but do not come off b/c of the door handle. i see screws but cannot get to them...
  8. Electrical
    Hi, a little background: I live in a very old house. I rent, so I pretty much have to deal with what I've got unless something is demonstrably broken. I live on the 2nd and 3rd floor of the building; another tenant lives on the 1st floor. The original wiring is Knob & Tube, but much of it has...
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