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Posted By tobja

The Evermore I used wasn't wall paint, it was...

The Evermore I used wasn't wall paint, it was paint for trim and wood in general (but I guess might as well been)!
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I appreciate the replies. Its just going to be a...

I appreciate the replies. Its just going to be a PITA to get the existing paint off. I don't mind paying an extra $5-10 or whatever, it was just that this product was the only one on sale at that...
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Posted By tobja

Its Evermore High Gloss Int/Ext Brilliant White. ...

Its Evermore High Gloss Int/Ext Brilliant White. Got it from the usual big box stores.

Is there anything you can buy to harden it, such as a clear varnish or something?? Or something to speed...
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Posted By tobja

I used white high gloss paint, used a small...

I used white high gloss paint, used a small roller and quality brush to apply it. I also sanded between the 1st and 3rd coat.

I would say I painted them over a week, so maybe a day or two between...
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Posted By tobja

Painting Bookcase/Shelves

I painted my bookcases about 2 weeks and its pretty hardened right now but not hard enough to put anything on as it leaves scar marks or digs in the paint.

Does anyone have any suggestions for...
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Posted By tobja

I scored the wood before cutting it and it worked...

I scored the wood before cutting it and it worked really well, no chips at all.

Thanks for everyones advice
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Posted By tobja

I think its probably melamine in that case. I...

I think its probably melamine in that case. I have tried to avoid this stuff over the years, preferring the look of a decent wood.

This is the type of stuff I bought as an example. The shelves I...
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Posted By tobja

Im putting up some closet cupboards that I bought...

Im putting up some closet cupboards that I bought last week, I just need to cut a few more shelves to size.

I am pretty certain its particle board...one of those closetmaid systems.

I like the...
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Posted By tobja

Particle Board Cuts

Can anyone suggest a way to cut particle board or a type of saw to use?

I purchased a fine tooth saw which helped get a smooth cut on the top side but underneath it was still chipping away when...
08-12-07, 08:27 PM
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Posted By tobja

3 Way Switch

I have a 3 way switch that I want to fit a replacement switch to.

I have the following:
1. 3 Whites pigtailed
2. 2 Whites/1 Black pigtailed
3. (On Switch) - Red/Black/Black

I have an old...
08-10-07, 03:23 PM
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Posted By tobja

Thanks for the quick replies. Racraft - Out...

Thanks for the quick replies.

Racraft - Out of interest why do you think I need a dedicated line? I know they take quite a lot of power but I thought it'd be ok to use a regular line. Its an LCD...
08-10-07, 03:04 PM
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Posted By tobja

Receptacle for Plasma

I have a receptacle directly below from where I want to put a plasma tv (about 4 ft up).

On the socket I have cable 1 - then cable 2 running to the next receptacle along. If I have enough...
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Posted By tobja

You can go to Start --> Run and type in...

You can go to Start --> Run and type in msinfo32.exe
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Posted By tobja

Now you mention it I have seen them. I...

Now you mention it I have seen them. I appreciate you posting back, thanks
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Posted By tobja

Outlet Behind Bookcases

I hope this is the right forum.

I built some bookcases and Im about to fit them to the wall etc, but I have an outlet behind where I plan to install the bookcases. What would be the best way of...
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Posted By tobja

Thank you very much, all is now done! In...

Thank you very much, all is now done!

In the past I've sorted out some lighting problems but usually the power goes to the switch and then from the switch to the light fitting. Luckily I don't...
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Posted By tobja

Thanks for the replies. Option 1...

Thanks for the replies.

Option 1 (preferred):
to have the switch controlling the light, and the pull chain controlling the fan.

Option 2:
to have the switch controlling the fan and dont...
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Posted By tobja

To make the fan work only I had the following...

To make the fan work only I had the following combination:
Switch Black to Blue on light
Switch White to Feed White (ie. material cable) and white on light
Feed Black (hot) to black on light.
...
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Posted By tobja

My apologies, I meant to state ground rather than...

My apologies, I meant to state ground rather than neutral.

In the ceiling box I have two wires which are hot and neutral which I think is an end of run (as its in the back room of the house). ...
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Posted By tobja

changing light to fan/light

I've searched the forums for 30 mins and cannot find a relevant post. Im putting up a fan/light and have managed to get the fan working via the chain (which is what I want) but the light isn't...
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Posted By tobja

I guess the electronic dimmers would be pretty...

I guess the electronic dimmers would be pretty pricey, so I'll probably go with the other option.

Thanks for taking the time to reply.
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Posted By tobja

Dimmer on a 3way

I want to install a dimmer switch on 3 way lighting in the attic, but only want to do this at the top switch and leave the one at the bottom of the stairs as a regular switch.

My question is will...
12-30-05, 12:51 PM
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Posted By tobja

Thanks for the advice, that's very helpful. ...

Thanks for the advice, that's very helpful.

I also have a question about how I would bring the brick and the plastered walls to a meet. Would you advise some sort of threshold?
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Posted By tobja

Following on from this post last week, I...

Following on from this post last week, I purchased a voltmeter that has 120 and 240v lights. It appears it can be used to plug into a receptacle or bare wire red to black.

Would red to black be...
12-30-05, 08:11 AM
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Posted By tobja

The brick looks a bit of mess at the moment which...

The brick looks a bit of mess at the moment which I think can be cleaned up with a brush and a plain old bucket of water, but then it leaves the mortar which is also a bit of a mess, some lumps in...
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