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Aug
11
comment convert a hardwired lamp to on off switch
This seems like an interesting idea, but I don't have a wall switch for my light. All of the options I've seen seem to interface with either a plug or a wall switch.
Aug
11
comment convert a hardwired lamp to on off switch
@JimmyFix-it - I've found a small subset of hard-wired lamps that have an on-off switch on them (just like the ugly 3 that are already installed in my house). I want to know if there is a way to attach the wires for a plug-in lamp with an on-off switch, to the wall wires, so the plug-in lamp becomes a hard-wired fixture.
Aug
8
comment convert a hardwired lamp to on off switch
Well, this is a very thorough instruction, but it doesn't really answer my question.
Aug
8
comment convert a hardwired lamp to on off switch
No, I mean cut off the wire plug and connect the wire to the wire that's currently attached to the existing fixture that I want to replace.
Aug
8
asked convert a hardwired lamp to on off switch
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
May
14
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
21
comment removing snow from roof
Saw this. They are selling out with the old tripartite Polar Vortex this winter.
Feb
13
accepted removing snow from roof
Feb
13
comment removing snow from roof
looks like what we'll have to do. today there's no getting out to a hardware store for one anyway, even if there were any at our local stores.
Feb
13
asked removing snow from roof
Nov
21
awarded  Critic
Nov
21
comment Why won't HVAC supply stores sell directly to the public?
Extending the logic in your answer: every job somebody else does takes money out of your pocket as well. You can't really do all the work, and you have to share. There are comparatively few DIYers and imho DIY mentality should be encouraged, not obstructed. Legal constraints that stem from advanced training required to do a dangerous job safely is a different thing. But that wouldn't explain these suppliers not selling to the public.
Sep
19
comment Is there a good way to store and organize try/combination squares?
For plastic or non-ferrous tools you could use binder clips, which will stick to the magnet, and can clip the square.
Sep
17
awarded  Commentator
Sep
17
comment Can I use EPS concrete for a fire bowl?
i'd definitely burn the sterno in the can.
Sep
16
comment Can I use EPS concrete for a fire bowl?
thanks @woodchips for all your thought on the issue. i was in Michael's for another project and found some clear 1" glass xmas ornaments, 27 for $5.99, so i bought a couple sets of those. i really want to cast the fire bowl rather than use a concrete coating (for this project anyway). but when you mentioned balsa, it occurred to me that small balsa chips would work too, since they definitely have a lesser density than concrete.
Sep
15
comment Can I use EPS concrete for a fire bowl?
this was pretty helpful (and confirmed my suspicions). i had actually been thinking of adding something hollow to the mix and had thought of glass spheres, but i am stymied trying to find them for sale at a low price anywhere. the best i found was this at 3M (shop3m.com/3m-glass-bubbles.html) but their smallest price is $50 for a gallon and i think they are too small anyway. or i can buy "hand crafted, hand blown" art spheres, but nothing in between. if you have any links for me i'd greatly appreciate it.
Sep
15
accepted Can I use EPS concrete for a fire bowl?
Sep
14
asked Can I use EPS concrete for a fire bowl?