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comment Kitchen Remodel Order
Thats true - either way works, but if you already have done the electrical / dry wall there isnt much damage to be done to the flooring after this. But you are right there can be damage due to cabinets being put in...especially if its hardwood flooring - less so for tile / ceramic / marble installations. But like I said this was about spot on to what we had done. Also never underestimate the cost...it always grows based on things you might have missed.
Dec
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comment Kitchen Remodel Order
I'll +1...We just got a redo on our kitchen and BMitch has hit the nail on the head except for we had one minor difference. The contractors followed this order pretty much. We started off with walls (drywall) and electrical, then we got the cabinets. But here is where the difference comes into play. We did the flooring while the cabinets where in the garage. Once Flooring was done we put in cabinets followed by the granite. After that Sears delivered our appliances and the backsplash people came by 2 days later. Put the backsplash in and we did the paint. Finally we had trim put in.
Dec
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comment Christmas lights haunting me
For all interested and others who may read this post with the same issues :)...I ended up buying two power strips (outdoor ones that are green in color and have covers as to not let the snow in). It helps that these are on my front porch and snow / rain don't really get into my front porch. Any how they were 14.99 a piece, I plugged both into a GFCI outlet that is located near my front entry door. I then put some of my lights on one, and some of the lights on the other. And all is well now, I have not had any issues and they are on for sometimes over 4-6 hours a day.
Dec
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comment Christmas lights haunting me
This worked wonders just bought another surge and put some plugs in one and the other plugs in the other...no more problems.
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Nov
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comment Christmas lights haunting me
I was afraid you'd ask, best I go home and check as the boxes are all trashed I'd have to count each line and with the little one at home I dont see her going outside in these temps to take one off...but I will check for you and report back maybe tomorrow...at least some of these have been very helpful. I'll start off by checking to see if both outlets go back to the same circuit per DMoose's comments...
Nov
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comment Christmas lights haunting me
Sounds like gregmac may be right it just might be drawing too much, as it doesn't happen right away...
Nov
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comment Christmas lights haunting me
13 checkboard type nets, 20 single strings total 33. Just got the number from wife. 33 total sets of lights.
Nov
25
comment Christmas lights haunting me
Tell you what I will do some counting today, lost track due to my wife bringing more and more outside :).
Nov
25
comment Christmas lights haunting me
Im not sure exactly how many bulbs in the light set, I really didnt pay attention to that. When I say sets I mean a set of say 50 miniature light bulbs in each set. For instance (and my front yard is fairly large and my landscaping is fairly large). I Have a row of say bushes, each row of bushes I have 3 light sets (one for bottom, one for middle, one for top). But thats just for one row of bushes, imagine having a few of these rows, thats why the number of sets can get close to 20-30.
Nov
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comment Christmas lights haunting me
Okay I will definitely take a look...issue is its so cold outside so Im going to have to definitely do this. Thanks so much.
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Nov
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comment Christmas lights haunting me
Wait let me get this straight, my issue would be resolved (maybe) had I just plugged in 2 power strips and putting say instead of 4 plugs into one just 2 into one and 2 into the other? This seems odd, arent you still pulling the same amount of electricity?
Nov
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comment Christmas lights haunting me
Lets say they do add up more to what my power strip says, would I just need to look for a better power strip? Can you recommend one? I've got one of those al cheapo's from wal mart that was like 10 bucks, plain white holds about 6-7 plugs.
Nov
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comment Christmas lights haunting me
Okay that really sounds easy enough. Lets assume they are not on the same circuit, what would you do next? Lets assume they are on the same circuit - would that mean I just need to either find another outlet or hire an electrician to put in a new outlet using its own circuit - does that seem right?
Nov
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comment Christmas lights haunting me
Okay does this mean all the circuit breakers in the fuse box? If so that is good because most of that stuff is labeled, for instance Kitchen, Dryer Room, etc. so I can look for maybe something that says "Other" or "Outside" ? Maybe turning those ones off and seeing if I plug in a set of lights in either of those electrical outlets? If I plug in something in both and they both dont light up the lights I can then assume its on the same circuit. Is that a valid test?
Nov
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comment Christmas lights haunting me
@DMoore I will definately let you know, my issue is I dont know enough about circuitry to answer these questions. How can I tell if they are on the same circuit?
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