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    Burned neutral, and possible Tyco Romex splice?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: JHZR2</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Could this be due to the heat from the fixture? If you could absolutely verify that to be so (e.g. Via ammeter), then Id get either some heat shrink and/or some high temp...
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    Burned neutral, and possible Tyco Romex splice?

    Figures, I learn how to fix this after blowing in more insulation. <img src="/forums/graemlins/eek.gif" alt="eek" title="eek" height="15" width="15" /> Oh well, having a working light once more will be worth it.
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    Burned neutral, and possible Tyco Romex splice?

    Not pictured is a two bulb enclosed flush mounted light fixture that had two 100w bulbs in it for an unknown amount of time and use. Fixture was only rated to have two 60w bulbs. That fixture will be replaced with a new semi flush mount fixture with LED bulbs that should tax the new wiring a...
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    Burned neutral, and possible Tyco Romex splice?

    This neutral wire looks pretty crispy to my eyes. It seems to go beyond the junction box. I'm thinking of using a Tyco Romex splice kit to rip out a few feet of the old, toasty Romex to replace with new. This is in a finished ceiling and the existing wire is stapled in place. Installing a...
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    Amazon Fire HD or Samsung Galaxy Tab A?

    Thanks for the replies! I'm going to pick up a Samsung Tab A since it seems like a better-rounded machine than the Amazon-centric (duh) Fire HD. I can still get my Amazon content on the Samsung, while also stream Netflix and do some light word-processing without issue.
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    Amazon Fire HD or Samsung Galaxy Tab A?

    I'm looking for an inexpensive tablet. Mainly to do Web browsing, listening to music, and watching some shows on the go. Right now I've narrowed down choices to the Amazon Fire HD 8 without ads or the Samsung Galaxy Tab A. Both are in the same ballpark price-wise and feature-wise. Either Prime...
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    pirelli P4 all season plus

    If they're like the original P4 Four Seasons, they should be a great 3.5 season tire. The original P4's wore like iron, and were still grippy. Pirelli hit a home run with that tire.
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    10k posts

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Donald</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: sciphi</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Marking a milestone of 10,000 posts on this board. It's been an...
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    10k posts

    Marking a milestone of 10,000 posts on this board. It's been an interesting ride spanning 3 personal daily drivers in those posts. I've learned quite a bit. About fixing things. How less can be more. About being willing to explore and respect other viewpoints that aren't my own. Roast away!
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    Looking At A Chevrolet Trax

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: c502cid</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: sciphi</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally...
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    Looking At A Chevrolet Trax

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: c502cid</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: sciphi</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Not a bad little Sonic hatch on stilts. The 1.4T will feel...
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    What House DIY maintenance you do yearly?

    PVC plumbing here. As long as it's been done correctly and you don't beast the snake into the clog, it very likely will be fine. Nibble at a large clog a bit at a time. Otherwise it shoves it down further, and makes that much more work to get it cleaned out.
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    Looking At A Chevrolet Trax

    Not a bad little Sonic hatch on stilts. The 1.4T will feel underpowered in that application.
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    What House DIY maintenance you do yearly?

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: maverickfhs</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Rick in PA</div><div class="ubbcode-body">I started servicing our oil fired heater last year...
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    3800 V6 Upper Intake Manifolds

    Dorman's part didn't have the metal sleeve a few years back. They must have changed that. I used the Ineedparts one back in 2009, IIRC. No issues to report.
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    Neighbors garbage cans

    I'd ask first. If my neighbors asked me, I wouldn't mind if they did it once in a while. We have private collection in my town. My company does flat rate for the can plus two extra bags on the side.
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    '97 Volvo 850 - 50k on oil

    That amounts to about a 10k mile oil change interval. I'd get an oil sample analyzed to see what's going on. If they say fine with that oil, keep doing it.
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    Wind and solar power are disrupting electricity...

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Shannow</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: wemay</div><div class="ubbcode-body">That last sentence is worrying. </div></div> <a...
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    Car battery question

    Good to know! Just purchased an East Penn-made Duracell after the OEM battery started venting out of the negative terminal. This will help to take care of it.
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    Blower + mods require higher end oil?

    I'd get something that resists shear well, regardless of brand.
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