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Sorry, I don't have a diagram of exactly how I...

Sorry, I don't have a diagram of exactly how I wired it in the end. But basically I have two switches. One controls the fan, the other controls the recessed lights. All the fan switch does is...
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Yeah I'm not sure where a metal box came into the...

Yeah I'm not sure where a metal box came into the conversation. I know they need to transmit and receive, they're not in a metal box. I'll look into other types of plates. A couple boxes in my house...
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Ha I would but they're awesome switches, work...

Ha I would but they're awesome switches, work with alexa, no hub required, and they go on sale for about $15 a pop sometimes. I'd rather try to deal with this than a subpar switch.
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Well the box is flush with the wall. If it were...

Well the box is flush with the wall. If it were recessed a bit, maybe I could cut out some drywall and make the switch sit back further, but that's not a possibility. And I can't seem to find any...
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Light switch plate not flush with smart switch

So I've been putting in a few Kasa smart switches here and there, as they've been on sale quite a bit lately. And if you are installing a switch in a single gang box, it works great, the cover they...
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Not a bad idea, currently it is all a tan color,...

Not a bad idea, currently it is all a tan color, so I would probably have to start by covering the whole thing one way or another. But I have realized it won't be a big deal to paint it a different...
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Yeah that was what my wife was thinking as well...

Yeah that was what my wife was thinking as well and I am starting to see it that way too.


Hey can't argue with that! However that is why I am asking, as I really don't know how I want it and...
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Thanks, yeah we plan on scrubbing them real good...

Thanks, yeah we plan on scrubbing them real good and giving them a light sanding before hand.
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Just an interesting tidbit, I had called up my...

Just an interesting tidbit, I had called up my sherwin williams the other day to ask them what they used in the paint samples they sell, because I liked how it covered and how it looked. They said...
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We are also planning on painting our cabinets...

We are also planning on painting our cabinets white soon. Although they are a natural stain color, not dark like this. I was planning on using an hlvp sprayer and spraying at least the doors. May...
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How to paint odd archway?

So this is less of a how to question, and more a of a what would you do question? We are painting our entire upstairs next week. We are doing the ceilings in a flat white paint, and the walls in a...
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I got it wired up friday night, as we discussed,...

I got it wired up friday night, as we discussed, I have the light switch controlling only the recessed lights, and the remote controls the fan and the fan lights, which are both supplied power by the...
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Oh that's not a bad idea, I hadn't thought of...

Oh that's not a bad idea, I hadn't thought of that. We could actually do without the fan light 90% of the time, because the recessed lights are so bright as they are. Thanks a bunch, you've been very...
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Ah, duh, didn't think about the fact I was...

Ah, duh, didn't think about the fact I was reversing power through the remote there. I suppose there is no option really to use the remote to turn the light on and off as well is there? Sounds like...
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Ceiling fan and lights on two switches with remote

Hey all, I search and found multiple posts talking a bit about this, so this can be short, I just want to verify that I am doing this right. I recently added recessed lights to my bedroom, and...
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Thanks. Yeah I ended up taking a Sawzall to that...

Thanks. Yeah I ended up taking a Sawzall to that 2x4 brace there, I couldn't get the old box out with it there. Then I got a metal fan rated box with the side mount and screwed it into the bottom of...
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Replacing regular light box with ceiling fan support

So I'm trying to replace the standard light fixture in my bedroom with a ceiling fan, and I'm not sure how to replace the box with one strong enough for a ceiling fan. Up in the attic, I got a couple...
01-01-20, 03:16 PM
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Ah yes of course. Thanks!

Ah yes of course. Thanks!
01-01-20, 03:01 PM
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And put them on the face of the brace? Or in top...

And put them on the face of the brace? Or in top connecting it to the side rails?
01-01-20, 01:36 PM
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Hm not a bad idea thanks. Yeah she is quite heavy...

Hm not a bad idea thanks. Yeah she is quite heavy and when she tried to scoot the chair, the leg just bent back and put too much stress on that corner bracket.
01-01-20, 09:48 AM
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Ha I should have asked here before repairing it....

Ha I should have asked here before repairing it. Ok well thanks. I suppose I'll just not screw it down too tight, and then if it ever does break again I can always just go with the first option and...
01-01-20, 09:28 AM
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Will this wood glue repair hold?

So my sister in law broke one of our kitchen chairs last night, turns out it was because she was scooting on it, and because the leg got pulled outward, it just snapped one of the corner brackets in...
12-19-19, 10:24 AM
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Thanks, good suggestion. I actually have some...

Thanks, good suggestion. I actually have some heat shrink tubing I could try. For the time being, after taking my measurements, it looks like my holes are of the 5/16's variety, and the link that...
12-18-19, 11:11 AM
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True, I could do that. However I guarantee I...

True, I could do that. However I guarantee I would make them crooked and then we would have wobbly shelves for the rest of our days lol.
12-18-19, 10:43 AM
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Posted By paqman

Occasionally my stash of Harbor Freight goodies...

Occasionally my stash of Harbor Freight goodies comes in handy. :cool:
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