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Thanks for all of the insight and assistance. As...

Thanks for all of the insight and assistance. As it turned out, time constraints forced me to forgo the rewiring project so I will likely be hiring an electrician to handle this conversion for me....
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> Poor light source. If the wiring permits I...

> Poor light source. If the wiring permits I would suggest leaving half of each receptacle on the switch. Then if you later want you could plug in florescent work lights fastened to the ceiling. That...
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Posted By sgodun

Thanks for all of the replies. To answer...

Thanks for all of the replies. To answer questions:

> How much experience do you have with electrical work?

I can perform basic home electrical repairs. I've replaced light switches and wall...
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Converting 3-Way Lights to Outlets

My two car garage has two overhead lights. They are simple ceraminc ight fixtures seemingly attached directly to boxes in the ceiling. Both of these lights are controlled by a pair of three-way...
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This fan has no pull chain. All controls, light...

This fan has no pull chain. All controls, light and fan, are done through the remote.
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Posted By sgodun

Replacing a ceiling fan wasn't that easy....

Before I give up and call an electrician I thought I'd see if the community could offer up some wisdom.

The old ceiling fan in my sun room died. It had two wall switches; an on/off for the fan and...
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Posted By sgodun

Math

Chandler: I am confused. Is my math incorrect? Lowes will sell me a 15 watt CFL bulb that's the equivalent lighting of a 75 watt bulb. I am looking at a total of thirty (30) bulbs in the basement. 30...
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Posted By sgodun

A whole lotta three-way light switches.....

I have successfully wired a single electrical outlet to a pair of three-way switches at opposite ends of a hallway. Now I have a bigger project and I don't even know if this is possible.

My...
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Essentially my concern is that I won't be able to...

Essentially my concern is that I won't be able to paint above/around/behind some areas because the spray head will be too big to get anywhere near it, but after thinking about it I realized how dumb...
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Airless Paint Sprayer Recommendation

I am looking for a recommendation for a good airless paint sprayer. My immediate needs are to prime and paint the exposed ceiling in my basement; all of my work would be using latex. I will need a...
10-08-11, 07:11 PM
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Posted By sgodun

Basement Staircase

I'm still working on my basement...

Nearly in the middle of the basement is the staircase leading to the rest of the house. When I moved in, the bottom of the staircase had two 2x4s, one on the...
08-20-11, 08:49 PM
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Posted By sgodun

If not Behr, what would you suggest? The...

If not Behr, what would you suggest?

The more I think about it the more I think I'm going to use a primer after all.
08-15-11, 10:44 AM
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Painting the basement ceiling.

My basement has a 7' ceiling of exposed beams. I am converting the basement to a play area for my daughter. I had originally thought of installing a drop ceiling but due to the cost (about $4k) and...
08-14-11, 08:48 PM
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Posted By sgodun

Mulch & Landscape Fabric

Three years ago (first spring after moving into my house) I cleaned out 20+ years of debris and junk from under my deck, laid down some landscape fabric and covered it with river rock. It has been...
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Twisting Red Cedar?

My patio set is a hand-me-down from my mother who bought it new probably about 20 years ago. It is perfectly functional but looks terrible, not the least reason being many of the plastic straps on...
06-13-11, 09:36 AM
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Posted By sgodun

There will be sunflowers just outside of the...

There will be sunflowers just outside of the garden box and there are marigolds in the smaller garden boxes on our patio which she planted a few weeks ago. When she wasn't looking, we removed the...
06-12-11, 08:45 PM
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Posted By sgodun

Well aware, and we have a contingency plan at the...

Well aware, and we have a contingency plan at the ready. :-)
06-11-11, 07:16 PM
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Posted By sgodun

Daughter's Garden Box

My mother is an avid gardener. Although I never saw the benefit of gardening as a child, the lessons I learned from my mother (mostly through osmosis rather than actual lessons - though she did try!)...
04-18-11, 06:26 PM
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Posted By sgodun

Thanks. I, uh, know I've done the first step....

Thanks. I, uh, know I've done the first step. What I need advice on is the following steps.
04-16-11, 12:42 PM
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Posted By sgodun

The Back Yard: It's dead, Jim.

We have an "inner" back yard which is a fenced-in area that's about 100 feet wide by about 40 feet deep. The grass has always been very thin and full of various kinds of unwanted flora including wild...
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Attaching a table to a pole

My basement has a metal pole with a 4" diameter that's holding up the ceiling (and the rest of the house).

I have a circle of finished birch plywood that's just about 4' in diameter, with a 4"...
04-18-10, 03:14 PM
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Posted By sgodun

Drywall "shims": Why is this a bad idea?

My basement has several 4" diameter metal posts supporting the structure. I am dividing part of the basement, framing walls between the posts. The 2x4 lumber is 3 1/2" wide. When centered between the...
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Posted By sgodun

Help me pick a nail gun....

I would like to buy a powered nail gun but I have no idea what to look for. My needs are fairly simple. I will be doing a number of carpentry projects over the next year or so including building some...
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Posted By sgodun

Thanks for all the tips, all. I'll take a look...

Thanks for all the tips, all. I'll take a look and report back when I've gotten something concrete.

To address some questions:

This is a custom one-off project, not something I intend to sell....
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Posted By sgodun

Need help finding a "specialist".

I have an Illustrator (vector art) file that I made which lays out a pattern on a circular tabletop about 4 1/2' in diameter. I need to find a place that has a CNC woodcutting machine capable of...
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