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  • mcpmcp Registered User regular
    Just got a message that our home loan is clear to close.

    I guess I'm moving in two weeks.

    Shit. I gotta pack.

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  • IronKnuckle's GhostIronKnuckle's Ghost Registered User regular
    On the topic of exterior lighting, if I want to have some installed my options seem to be
    A. buy some battery-powered ones (or solar-powered) and install them myself.
    B. hire an electrician to run power out to the eaves and install a switch somewhere.

    A will be cheaper, I'm sure. But is it as good?

  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    Now that we have lithium ion batteries and LED bulbs, solar-powered battery lights are pretty decent compared to those little weird ass solar lamps from yesteryear that never worked right.

    But if you want them on a switch pay to have it done right.

    Ladies.
  • BolthornBolthorn Registered User regular
    It was being set off by our dog previously, it just decided the motion part didn't want to work at all anymore. If I flip the switch off and on it'll come on just fine. Which normally wouldn't be a problem except the switch is in the basement. You know, what, picture. Top arrow is where we let the dog out, bottom arrow is the light I'm referring to. Really don't want to go down into the basement every time the dog wants out.

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    Totally might look into a solar thing and maybe attach it elsewhere. Thank you for that suggestion. It might allow me to put the light where I actually want it to be.

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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    I like your deck btw

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  • BolthornBolthorn Registered User regular
    bowen wrote: »
    I like your deck btw

    Thanks, it is pretty roomy. I think it may be original to the house or very shortly after. All of the houses in line with ours on that side of the street have something similar because of the change in elevation from the front to the back of the house. We're thinking about re-configuring it so the steps aren't in the middle of the deck and wasting some usable space. May also look into covering part of it so I can be all mid-western and sit out on my porch during summer thunderstorms. I want to see if we could fit a smaller hot tub underneath as well. Not sure if that's going to happen as it is pretty low on the list of "things to be done".

    This weekend is more lights and maybe Drylok paint the basement. Not that the basement gets any water into it since our lot pretty much just empties downhill into the people who live behind us. I've noticed our sump pump run twice; both times were me testing it.

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    bowen wrote: »
    Now that we have lithium ion batteries and LED bulbs, solar-powered battery lights are pretty decent compared to those little weird ass solar lamps from yesteryear that never worked right.

    But if you want them on a switch pay to have it done right.

    Solar lights are only any good if you spend a fair whack of cash on them, cheap ones are still absolute shit. So to get solar lights that don't suck ass, you're gonna be spending very nearly as much as just having some decent LED eave lights wired in.

  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    bowen wrote: »
    Now that we have lithium ion batteries and LED bulbs, solar-powered battery lights are pretty decent compared to those little weird ass solar lamps from yesteryear that never worked right.

    But if you want them on a switch pay to have it done right.

    Solar lights are only any good if you spend a fair whack of cash on them, cheap ones are still absolute shit. So to get solar lights that don't suck ass, you're gonna be spending very nearly as much as just having some decent LED eave lights wired in.

    LED power consumption is low enough that shitty solar is fine for them.

    Ladies.
  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    bowen wrote: »
    bowen wrote: »
    Now that we have lithium ion batteries and LED bulbs, solar-powered battery lights are pretty decent compared to those little weird ass solar lamps from yesteryear that never worked right.

    But if you want them on a switch pay to have it done right.

    Solar lights are only any good if you spend a fair whack of cash on them, cheap ones are still absolute shit. So to get solar lights that don't suck ass, you're gonna be spending very nearly as much as just having some decent LED eave lights wired in.

    LED power consumption is low enough that shitty solar is fine for them.

    From personal experience, it's really not. And I'm talking about Australian Summer sun, here. You have to spend good money to get acceptable light output and decent batteries, and housings that aren't cheap shitty ABS plastic. To the point where you're spending so much money you may as well get the real deal.

  • IronKnuckle's GhostIronKnuckle's Ghost Registered User regular
    Looks like basically every solar powered solution has a big ol PV panel connected by a wire instead of integrating it into the bulb housing so....battery it is.

  • TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    bowen wrote: »
    I like your deck btw

    It needs a 10 person hot tub and a turkey fryer.

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  • DaimarDaimar A Million Feet Tall of Awesome Registered User regular
    TheStig wrote: »
    bowen wrote: »
    I like your deck btw

    It needs a 10 person hot tub and a turkey fryer.

    With a slight modification that can become a one turkey hot tub and a ten human frier.

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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    bowen wrote: »
    bowen wrote: »
    Now that we have lithium ion batteries and LED bulbs, solar-powered battery lights are pretty decent compared to those little weird ass solar lamps from yesteryear that never worked right.

    But if you want them on a switch pay to have it done right.

    Solar lights are only any good if you spend a fair whack of cash on them, cheap ones are still absolute shit. So to get solar lights that don't suck ass, you're gonna be spending very nearly as much as just having some decent LED eave lights wired in.

    LED power consumption is low enough that shitty solar is fine for them.

    From personal experience, it's really not. And I'm talking about Australian Summer sun, here. You have to spend good money to get acceptable light output and decent batteries, and housings that aren't cheap shitty ABS plastic. To the point where you're spending so much money you may as well get the real deal.

    Well yes that's why that was a $100 light.

    The cheap shitty ones are like $20.

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  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    The instructions for our new vanity are not off to a good start ....

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    I believe they're referring to the countersunk head as "flat" with the material it screws into, not the design of the tool used to drive the screw. I mean, it's still the wrong nomenclature...

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  • tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    i don't know what you're talking about chris, 'flat' is one of the classic screw head types, along with 'round', 'pokey-outey' and 'a bit crooked'

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    Ah yes, how could I forget:

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  • webguy20webguy20 Registered User regular
    Lots of industries and suppliers use the term flat head to reference a screw of that type. I've only heard countersunk as an alternative desrption. Could be different industries though.

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  • I ZimbraI Zimbra Registered User regular
    If my grandma was also somehow Liberace this is exactly what her house would look like:

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    There are 70 pictures of the house at that link and I wish I could post all of them.

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  • JedocJedoc That citation you've neededRegistered User regular
    If you invest in a good vacuum cleaner, you could probably recoup the value of that house by reselling the cocaine from the carpets.

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  • XaquinXaquin Right behind you!Registered User regular
    I'd only ever heard flat head for the required screw driver and countersunk for the screw

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  • webguy20webguy20 Registered User regular
    edited March 16
    I wonder if it's regional. Most businesses I've worked for have bought their small quantity screws from McMaster and that's where I learned my terminology. Screwdrivers are standard (flat), Phillips or specialty (torx, etc...)

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  • pimentopimento Registered User regular
    Well, I'm from Utica and I've never heard that expression.

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    The vast majority of hardware stores here don't carry specialist fasteners like raised head countersunk screws - you get pan head, countersunk, and cap head (allen). You'd have to go to a fastener distributor to get much of anything else.

  • MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    The vast majority of hardware stores here don't carry specialist fasteners like raised head countersunk screws - you get pan head, countersunk, and cap head (allen). You'd have to go to a fastener distributor to get much of anything else.

    I'll stop by after work. Where's the fastener distributor located?

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    So now I need to get it trimmed and adjusted, and all in.

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    MichaelLC wrote: »
    The vast majority of hardware stores here don't carry specialist fasteners like raised head countersunk screws - you get pan head, countersunk, and cap head (allen). You'd have to go to a fastener distributor to get much of anything else.

    I'll stop by after work. Where's the fastener distributor located?

    46 Pilbara Street Welshpool, Western Australia. Enjoy the drive!

    MichaelLC
  • MichaelLCMichaelLC In what furnace was thy brain? ChicagoRegistered User regular
    MichaelLC wrote: »
    The vast majority of hardware stores here don't carry specialist fasteners like raised head countersunk screws - you get pan head, countersunk, and cap head (allen). You'd have to go to a fastener distributor to get much of anything else.

    I'll stop by after work. Where's the fastener distributor located?

    46 Pilbara Street Welshpool, Western Australia. Enjoy the drive!

    <sigh> See, this is where you say in the fastener complex on third, in the fastener district...

    Mugsley wrote:
    So now I need to get it trimmed and adjusted, and all in.

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    Welshpool IS the fastener district!

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  • DevoutlyApatheticDevoutlyApathetic Registered User regular
    Xaquin wrote: »
    I'd only ever heard flat head for the required screw driver and countersunk for the screw

    Machinery's Handbook refers to that drive type as "slotted" and those style of countersunk screws as "flat" for the ANSI standard.

    Which has pretty much nothing to do with how folks actually refer to them day to day but probably explains the print.

    Xaquin
  • ElbasunuElbasunu Registered User regular
    edited March 16
    The last Nor'easter knocked over my two large privacy bushes (one of them snapped in the middle of the trunk system).

    I did my best to tie them back upright by wrapping some small rope around the trunks and tightening, but they are still a bit sideways. Are they a lost cause? Anybody have ideas?

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  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    edited March 16
    Is it a full break or are they still mostly connected?

    You can go pick up some grafting tape at a tree/plant nursery and usually tape the limbs back together. There's a good chance it won't recover from that damage though. E: you might want to call in an arborist if you absolutely want to save that (might require bolts)

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  • BolthornBolthorn Registered User regular
    I Zimbra wrote: »
    If my grandma was also somehow Liberace this is exactly what her house would look like:



    There are 70 pictures of the house at that link and I wish I could post all of them.

    I think my favorite thing about all of this is that the house is in Detroit and listed for $550k. The average in the neighborhood is $33k. Good luck ever selling that thing.

    I mean, besides the ceilings that look like they have blankets covering them. And all the mirrors.

    That basement would legit be a great place to have band practice if you removed all the "stuff" in it currently.

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  • chrishallett83chrishallett83 Hi! Registered User regular
    It comes with ALL the stuff. However, "only shown on sunny days" makes me think that it's got a leaky roof or something.

  • JedocJedoc That citation you've neededRegistered User regular
    I'm guessing they want the sun streaming in through the windows to thwart any prospective buyer who comes in with a blacklight.

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  • N1tSt4lkerN1tSt4lker Registered User regular
    My immediate thought was "dear lord how would you keep everything white!" What a nightmare to actually live there.

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  • TayaTaya Hit refresh Registered User regular
    Apparently, according to the home inspection, my new house doesn't have a vent/fan in the main bathroom. I didn't notice when I viewed the house. One of my coworkers said she used to live in an old house in the downtown area that also didn't have a fan and she never had any problems with moisture damage because the houses are built for it. Sounds suspect to me. Will it be an issue if I just open the window when I shower?

  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    Taya wrote: »
    Apparently, according to the home inspection, my new house doesn't have a vent/fan in the main bathroom. I didn't notice when I viewed the house. One of my coworkers said she used to live in an old house in the downtown area that also didn't have a fan and she never had any problems with moisture damage because the houses are built for it. Sounds suspect to me. Will it be an issue if I just open the window when I shower?

    Yeah it should be fine with an open window except on really humid summer days (where the vent fan will perform better).

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  • SporkAndrewSporkAndrew Registered User, ClubPA regular
    You should be able to get a humidistat fitted for fairly cheap if you know an electrician.

    It was a condition on our mortgage that we got them fitted in the kitchen and bathroom because of the other damp issues

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  • DevoutlyApatheticDevoutlyApathetic Registered User regular
    That sounds like something a few hundred bucks would fix. As for not being a problem....I would not assume that. Though if you look around and don't see any signs of moisture damage you're probably fine. Well, assuming that bathroom hasn't just been redone for some totally unrelated reason.

    bowen
  • bowenbowen How you doin'? Registered User regular
    Yeah if you've got an external wall installing a bathroom vent is like a $500-800 jobber at most.

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