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Re: handyman-ness
« Reply #1100 on: August 19, 2018, 11:32:03 PM »
i installed a a new motion sensor security light over my garage, yesterday, because some dirtbag rifled around in my unlocked Jeep the other week.   Very first night i'm sitting there and see the light go on around 9:30 and i'm thinking "Oh its on!" 

I creep over to the nearest window and peer out to see a boring and unoccupied 2008 Jeep wrangler.  Disappointed and slightly concern at the prospect of a faulty motion light i about walk away before seeing it.  A big fat possum waddling around my driveway, hair like balding man and log rat tail.

I'll keep everyone posted on the critter watch that i'm privy to now, thanks to my new motion light and handyman-ness
what brand did you pick? Night vision, power source, storage?
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« Reply #1101 on: August 19, 2018, 11:35:47 PM »
I hope you put some clean rock and some drain tile behind that wall Tom.
with all the openings from the bags we'll probably be okay with water weeping through.
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« Reply #1102 on: August 20, 2018, 08:03:46 AM »
I hope you put some clean rock and some drain tile behind that wall Tom.
with all the openings from the bags we'll probably be okay with water weeping through.

Possibly.....unless the dirt starts washing through the openings creating voids behind the wall. 

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« Reply #1103 on: August 20, 2018, 10:38:35 AM »
I put together a couple of tables and a fancy new office desk this weekend and felt pretty handy

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« Reply #1104 on: August 21, 2018, 12:47:11 AM »
i installed a a new motion sensor security light over my garage, yesterday, because some dirtbag rifled around in my unlocked Jeep the other week.   Very first night i'm sitting there and see the light go on around 9:30 and i'm thinking "Oh its on!" 

I creep over to the nearest window and peer out to see a boring and unoccupied 2008 Jeep wrangler.  Disappointed and slightly concern at the prospect of a faulty motion light i about walk away before seeing it.  A big fat possum waddling around my driveway, hair like balding man and log rat tail.

I'll keep everyone posted on the critter watch that i'm privy to now, thanks to my new motion light and handyman-ness
what brand did you pick? Night vision, power source, storage?
The light i installed was not a security light, it was more of a deterrent.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01ETUHXR4/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
All it does is light up for movement. 
As an observation, i was able to spot several opossums and raccoons as a result of the light.  But, on the flip, it has gone off several times on windy days due to trees.  It does a decent job (i'd say +75% incidence of going off should anyone walk up to my car (parked 20ft away)) of just lighting up if someone is walking up to my garage.

Around this same time, i ordered a camera
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B074JKD49Y/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1
But it is yet installed, today, i was reseaching how my existing Kody server and RAID array might be able to store footage from this camera
https://www.comparitech.com/kodi/kodi-security-cameras/#gref
So i think this next weekend i might finally find a spot for it, i'l report back how the setup goes, bearing in mind i have a good deal of the setup prearranged (storage)

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Re: handyman-ness
« Reply #1105 on: August 23, 2018, 06:33:45 AM »
Updating the landscaping this fall.  Pulled the shrubs, replaced lava rock with river rock, built water feature from parts on-hand.  So far very happy. :)  Mondo grass is going.

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« Reply #1106 on: August 23, 2018, 12:44:00 PM »
Updating the landscaping this fall.  Pulled the shrubs, replaced lava rock with river rock, built water feature from parts on-hand.  So far very happy. :)  Mondo grass is going.

you don't really have pumpkins out on August 23 do you?

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« Reply #1107 on: August 23, 2018, 02:10:53 PM »
Updating the landscaping this fall.  Pulled the shrubs, replaced lava rock with river rock, built water feature from parts on-hand.  So far very happy. :)  Mondo grass is going.

you don't My wife really have has pumpkins out on August 23. do you?   :facepalm:  I know

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« Reply #1108 on: August 23, 2018, 02:15:17 PM »
nothing to be ashamed of slackcat, she's just celebrating the greatest holiday that happens in the greatest calendar month of mankind.
why apologize?  i wear my jesse jackson and/or horse masks year round.


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Re: handyman-ness
« Reply #1109 on: November 04, 2018, 08:09:54 AM »
Worked out the frustration of cat and gorilla losses by replacing rotted steps on my son's rental house deck.

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« Reply #1110 on: November 05, 2018, 05:51:47 AM »
Job well done.

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« Reply #1111 on: March 22, 2019, 09:21:27 AM »
i'm going to attempt to replace a toilet tomorrow. the tank cracked, i tried sealing it with plumber's putty but the crack sort of goes around the bottom curve of the tank and when i started to fill it back up with water, the water just lol'd at the putty and leaked immediately. i looked into replacing only the tank, but the toilet is super old (stamp says 1981) and i think i'll just get an entire new toilet. please rank difficulty out of 7. it looks like it should be a 2 but i don't know what i'm going to find under the current toilet, due to the age of the house.

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« Reply #1112 on: March 22, 2019, 09:28:06 AM »
i'm going to attempt to replace a toilet tomorrow. the tank cracked, i tried sealing it with plumber's putty but the crack sort of goes around the bottom curve of the tank and when i started to fill it back up with water, the water just lol'd at the putty and leaked immediately. i looked into replacing only the tank, but the toilet is super old (stamp says 1981) and i think i'll just get an entire new toilet. please rank difficulty out of 7. it looks like it should be a 2 but i don't know what i'm going to find under the current toilet, due to the age of the house.

2-2.5. The things that can happen are if the water shutoff doesn't actually shut the water off or leaks and if the mounting ring/bracket is still in good shape or lines up with the new one. Will know once you pull the old toilet off.

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« Reply #1113 on: March 22, 2019, 10:33:33 AM »
Buy the extra thick wax gasket which will compensate for uneven floor and other screwed up things under the toilet.  Also, don't tighten the nuts which hold the toilet down too tight or you can crack the base of the toilet.  Probably also wouldn't be a bad idea to buy a package of plastic shims just in case you need to level the toilet.  They are usually sold in little packs in the same area that you would buy the toilet and wax gaskets.

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« Reply #1114 on: March 22, 2019, 12:07:31 PM »
The wax is the #1 most important thing, the rest of pud af
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Re: handyman-ness
« Reply #1115 on: April 08, 2019, 05:04:55 PM »
During a snowstorm this winter the old timey phone line from my house to the utility pole came down (Disconnected from the utility pole). I dont have a home phone so this has had no impact on my life.

Currently the line is pooled up on my patio next to where it goes into the house. What should I do?

Cut the line close to where it enters the house? Its a phone line and only going into my house so I doubt I'm going to die or anything.

Call someone? No idea who it would be.

I'm going to ignore it as long as possible but at some point I'm going to have to do something with it right?

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« Reply #1116 on: April 08, 2019, 05:18:29 PM »
You can cut it with no negative consequences
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« Reply #1117 on: April 08, 2019, 05:43:21 PM »
i'm going to attempt to replace a toilet tomorrow. the tank cracked, i tried sealing it with plumber's putty but the crack sort of goes around the bottom curve of the tank and when i started to fill it back up with water, the water just lol'd at the putty and leaked immediately. i looked into replacing only the tank, but the toilet is super old (stamp says 1981) and i think i'll just get an entire new toilet. please rank difficulty out of 7. it looks like it should be a 2 but i don't know what i'm going to find under the current toilet, due to the age of the house.
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« Reply #1118 on: April 08, 2019, 08:21:50 PM »
i'm going to attempt to replace a toilet tomorrow. the tank cracked, i tried sealing it with plumber's putty but the crack sort of goes around the bottom curve of the tank and when i started to fill it back up with water, the water just lol'd at the putty and leaked immediately. i looked into replacing only the tank, but the toilet is super old (stamp says 1981) and i think i'll just get an entire new toilet. please rank difficulty out of 7. it looks like it should be a 2 but i don't know what i'm going to find under the current toilet, due to the age of the house.
Can we get an update?
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