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My lamp keeps shutting off

I have a magnifying lamp floor model, it keeps shutting off, I opened it up and there is a loose wire that has a ring on the end of it, I do believe it is the ground wire and don't know what to hook it to when I put the elec unit back in, it is a Jim Long Super Silent ________ Limited machiac? itss 110 V tw 105 thats all I can see.

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Just put that ground wire under any nut that it will reach to. Just be sure that there's no paint that will inhibit grounding

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Before you do that though, check carefully at the base of toilet to see if its possible any water is appearing from under the toilet. Your toilet sits on a seal, most often made of wax (sometimes rubber) that seals the water and waste from the toilet into the drain pipe. Normally, those seals last many years. Flush the toilet 3-4 times and observe whether any water seeps out under the toilet. Give it a few minutes (4-5) and recheck. If it is leaking, the fix is pretty simple: Shut off the water, disconnect the source water line just so you won't risk breaking it, and remove the 2-4 toilet bolts. Rock the toilet gently and pull straight up until the seal comes loose. The beeswax seals seem to work the best. Scape off as much of the old wax as you can, and set a new one. They are very inexpensive, and sell for around $2-3.00 USD. To reinstall, remove the protective lining (if present) on the wax, place the ring on the toilet, not the flange and carefully place it straight down onto the flange. Try not to make a mistake - line it up carefully. Press down on the toilet's seat area, maybe rocking yourself a little, until you can see the toilet is back in position.

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The softness in the floor is probably due to water damage and rot. Because this is happening at the sink, the most likely cause is a leak in the drain piping. The trailer is not very old and I don't think that the source is from outside. It is still something to consider, after doing a good investigation of the sink piping. In order to fix your problem thoroughly you will need to find and fix the source of the water, as well as making repairs to the soft flooring.

Most flooring in 5th wheels like yours is a plywood base with an overlay of another flooring material. If you have carpet or vinyl over the plywood it will need to be pulled up to assess the damage. Depending on the extent of the damage, you may want to look into getting a professional to do the work. Your own experience, and how much time or money you have to put into the project, should guide you on whether or not you want to do it yourself.

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The softness of the wood (often called punkiness) will help you determine how much of the wood you will need to replace. Some of the discolored wood may be able to be saved. You should replace all of the soft wood and any wood that is starting to get soft. Cut out some of the worst to get access to the underside for inspection with your hand and an inspection mirror if you have one. At this point you should have a good idea of how much work it will be to put the floor back together after you cut out the bad pieces. You will probably need to cut out some good wood with the bad to get sections out that are easy to replace.

I recommend taking a lot of pictures as you tear stuff out to help in the restoration. The flooring is usually installed before the interior. This may make the repair much more difficult if the bad flooring extends under walls and cabinetry. A lot of careful deconstruction may be necessary to get to flooring under these things. Pictures will help you to put things back the way they were.

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