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DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-07-2014, 08:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 769
Posted By SavvyCat
What give you that impression, Wuz? If you only...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-07-2014, 12:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 769
Posted By SavvyCat
The only thing the "OP" was "clearly set" on was...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-05-2014, 07:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 769
Posted By SavvyCat
Speedy: Thanks for your concern. I already...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-05-2014, 03:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 769
Posted By SavvyCat
Install a Light in Place of Smoke Detector?

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-04-2014, 12:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By SavvyCat
So I still always keep the whites together. ...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-04-2014, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By SavvyCat
Separating Two Lights on Switch

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'...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 11-18-2013, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 487
Posted By SavvyCat
Want to redesign fireplace. Possible?

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 06-19-2013, 09:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By SavvyCat
Villa, that is awesome! Just what I was...

Villa, that is awesome! Just what I was envisioning could be done. The cleanout is in a small planter area next to the house that I want to cover over with flagstone. I see no reason why it can't...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Plumbing Forum 06-19-2013, 08:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By SavvyCat
Embedded Cleanout Covers

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 05-23-2011, 07:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,949
Posted By SavvyCat
Well, like I said, it was a thought and I was...

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...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 05-20-2011, 03:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,949
Posted By SavvyCat
That did cross my mind, but I was thinking in...

That did cross my mind, but I was thinking in terms of not reducing the ceiling level too much. I between 1/4 and 1/2 it wouldn't make too much difference. I still wonder if anyone has taken that...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Walls and Ceilings 05-20-2011, 08:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,949
Posted By SavvyCat
Getting Rid of Popcorn Ceilings

I had a thought a couple of days ago and I was wondering if anyone has heard of this, done this, or found out you can't do it with regard to popcorn ceilings.

Instead of the labor and mess to...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-26-2011, 05:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,569
Posted By SavvyCat
Their whole promotion was that the person who...

Their whole promotion was that the person who came out could do the work immediately, and the fee would be applied. I think that was why he was so dismayed that I said no. I'm sure people paying...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-25-2011, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,569
Posted By SavvyCat
I meant it's in the back, on the back part of the...

I meant it's in the back, on the back part of the house outside. Why it's not in the garage protected I have no idea. The people who wired this place were drunk anyway (the circuits don't make any...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-25-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,569
Posted By SavvyCat
The panel is in the backyard and the spot is...

The panel is in the backyard and the spot is toward the front of the house, but having been up in the attic (no basement) numerous times, it's not a huge P-I-A. But this company touted itself by...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-25-2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,569
Posted By SavvyCat
Okaaaay. One yes, one no. I'm sure code...

Okaaaay. One yes, one no.

I'm sure code varies from place to place. The weasel who came out didn't mention whether it was a code issue. Just that it was strongly recommended. Heck, I'd even...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Electrical and Wiring 01-24-2011, 12:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,569
Posted By SavvyCat
Adding New Receptacle

Hi guys! It's been a while since I've bothered you, but I have a new question:

I just had a guy out for an estimate on adding a 120v receptacle in the cabinet above my stove. The original house...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 09-02-2010, 05:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,289
Posted By SavvyCat
You know what? Now that you mention it,...

You know what? Now that you mention it, capacitor dude said something about that. You're probably right. I just wasn't going to take HIS word for it.

But thanks for the condenser info. As long...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 09-02-2010, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,289
Posted By SavvyCat
Thank, Kok, that's helpful. That capacitor was...

Thank, Kok, that's helpful. That capacitor was really iffy, but what was I supposed to do? I was going to hover when he was playing with the unit, but before I got out there, he was walking back...
DIY Home Repair Forum: HVAC 09-01-2010, 03:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,289
Posted By SavvyCat
Condenser Replacement Question

I'm afraid to call an HVAC company because I won't know if I'm going to be bamboozled or not. The last time I had one out for a system tune-up, I forgot to keep an eye on him and I don't know if...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 03-17-2010, 04:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,459
Posted By SavvyCat
BTW, thanks one and all for the replies and...

BTW, thanks one and all for the replies and input. I knew I'd probably have some cracks when I had the foundation done, I just expected the fireplace to be tougher. @Sonyac, maybe I should have had...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 03-17-2010, 08:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,459
Posted By SavvyCat
Yeah, okay, that sounds good... not! LOL! ...

Yeah, okay, that sounds good... not! LOL!

That's my modus operandi--save for something rather than finance, although I did take out a small loan for the foundation repair. It was a weird loan...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 03-16-2010, 02:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,459
Posted By SavvyCat
Thanks! Yeah, it looks less "den" and more...

Thanks! Yeah, it looks less "den" and more "living room." I need to get rid of that door, first. I've got that dog door sealed shut with screws and a glue gun, but because the storm door was...
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 03-16-2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,459
Posted By SavvyCat
More fun with Photoshop. Not my style of...

More fun with Photoshop. Not my style of surround and I haven't created a hearth, but I'm just having fun. Certainly changes the look of things, doesn't it?
DIY Home Repair Forum: Bricks, Masonry and Concrete 03-16-2010, 05:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 8,459
Posted By SavvyCat
Yeah, it would need a nice surround. I'm going...

Yeah, it would need a nice surround. I'm going to find a picture and try to put it in. Like I said, Photoshop isn't one of my skills. :)

I didn't know my room had a design. LOL! I just got the...
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