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    Re: toilet flapper is closing prematurely

    Dobbs, I watched the flapper and realized that it's not arriving in a straight upright position. The top of the flapper assembly bumps into the overflow pipe and is prevented from standing up...
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    toilet flapper is closing prematurely

    My toilet doesn't flush completely unless you hold the handle down. I've adjusted the float collar, the chain length and the rod that's attached to the handle. This is a fairly new assembly, I...
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    Re: aluminum wiring overhaul

    I'm not a gambler w/stuff like this. Is $3500 a reasonable estimate to do this? Is there an average per outlet/fixture so I can count these up and see what this will cost? I'm not going to put...
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    Re: aluminum wiring overhaul

    As much as I don't want to admit it, it sounds like I should have a professional do this. The last thing I want to do is "fix" myself into a problem. Is this the sort of thing I need to have fixed...
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    Re: aluminum wiring overhaul

    Can't sleep. I went to the AlCop site and see the connectors you're talking about. How do they work/where do they go? Do they fit in the box like right next to the receptacle? Do you use them in...
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    Re: aluminum wiring overhaul

    What about light fixtures? I've replaced five ceiling fixtures and didn't look for aluminum ratings. I've also replaced the light kits on 3 of our ceiling fans from the branch style to the single...
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    Re: aluminum wiring overhaul

    I have replaced several outlets using a standard outlet from Lowe's or Home Depot. Can I go back through and replace these newer ones with ones rated for aluminum wiring? Every outlet that's blown...
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    aluminum wiring overhaul

    I'm sorry, but this is long.

    I've got a 1970's ranch house w/ about 1800 square feet. It's wired with aluminum wiring and the inspector said it was safe when we moved in 8 years ago and that the...
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    Re: extension cord plug

    Ahhhh! Looking at this replacement plug in very bright sunlight, I can see a slightly green tint on one of the screws. Thanks all!
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    extension cord plug

    My DH cut off the end of our orange extension cord with the electric pruners. I have a replacement plug and would like to attach it to the cord. I know that the black wire goes on the ground...
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