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    ABOUT ME

  • SoCal native stuck in Texas since 2003. Was always my dad's "shop helper" and know all the tools, but not always how to use them.
  • Easy Home Improvement Stuff. Mostly a computer geek.
  • "Just" a Secretary. Have worked in a variety of industries, currently aircraft parts distribution, in the commercial engine programs section.
  • Karleen S
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  • The previous owner of my house thought he was a handyman. I'm working my way through the stuff I know he did wrong and I can do better, repairing his cheap fixes, and such. I just completed a project of my own, which was to replace all of the outlets and switches with decora rockers and such. Combined cable and phone plates into combo jacks to declutter the walls (did a good job patching the holes left behind). Also all the door hardware with levers. What an amazing and inexpensive transformation! Looks great! I also replaced all of the painted over return air grilles. All of the elements are white and paint splatter-free.rnrnI really want to redesign the fireplace and get rid of the junky laminate floors throughout and burnt orange kitchen counters. I'll have to pay for those projects, so it's slow going.
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  • Posted in thread: Install a Light in Place of Smoke Detector? on 01-07-2014 at 08:33 PM
    What give you that impression, Wuz? If you only knew! LOL!I'm not looking for what I want to
    hear for stuff I never mentioned. At the risk of offending the moderators, it's about stuff
    people think I ...

  • Posted in thread: Install a Light in Place of Smoke Detector? on 01-07-2014 at 12:56 PM
    The only thing the "OP" was "clearly set" on was finding out the power level that feeds
    hardwired with the full intention of installing replacement smoke detectors, not eliminating
    smoke detectors all...

  • Posted in thread: Install a Light in Place of Smoke Detector? on 01-05-2014 at 07:26 PM
    Speedy:Thanks for your concern. I already know I would need a pull chain unless I really wanted
    to delve into electrical work, which I don't. I don't dig in that closet often, but hate that I
    have to ...

  • Posted in thread: Install a Light in Place of Smoke Detector? on 01-05-2014 at 03:08 PM
    I don't have a volt meter, so I really don't know what the power level is going to my smoke
    detectors. However, they are old and past their useful life. I intend to replace them with
    battery operated....

  • Posted in thread: Separating Two Lights on Switch on 01-04-2014 at 12:52 PM
    So I still always keep the whites together. Makes sense. That also helps with the USB (outlet)
    I plan to install... somewhere. Ever buy something that looks really cool and then have no idea
    what to d...

  • Posted in thread: Separating Two Lights on Switch on 01-04-2014 at 11:39 AM
    I'm staring at this wiring and it almost makes sense why it is the way it is, but I can't quite
    work out how to take it apart.Background:I have two ugly ceiling ceiling fans my 30' x 18'
    living/eating...

  • Posted in thread: Want to redesign fireplace. Possible? on 11-18-2013 at 04:55 PM
    I have an ugly distressed brick floor to ceiling woodburning fireplace, about six feet wide,
    eight feet to the ceiling. Classic 1980s. The fireplace is really a firebox with glass doors
    and a blower, ...

  • Posted in thread: Embedded Cleanout Covers on 06-19-2013 at 09:18 PM
    Manhole Frames & Grates are available with concrete boxes to provide a home for your cleanout.
    Have done this and its just a matter of positioning the cleanout within the box and ensuring
    the cover is...

  • Posted in thread: Embedded Cleanout Covers on 06-19-2013 at 08:19 PM
    I always like to get the scoop before getting quotes. You guys are good for that.The cleanout
    for my plumbing is really close to my walkway. I want to redo the walkway area, but I'm not
    sure how the c...

  • Posted in thread: Getting Rid of Popcorn Ceilings on 05-23-2011 at 07:46 AM
    Well, like I said, it was a thought and I was just wondering if it was a good one. Apparently
    not. :) I already know it's not asbestos, so no worries there. Part of the problem is that the
    popcorn has...

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