Whatcha doing today?

Discussion in 'Lounge' started by adam01364, Apr 14, 2018.

  1. Dubar

    Dubar Supporting Member

    Well guess what...that damn utility room LED fixture finally quit all together about 4 days ago.

    So today I thought I'd do some home maintenance. Replaced the shower head in the main bedroom's bathroom and also fixed the toilet, it had been making a nasty noise for 2-3 months so I replaced the float assembly and all is well.

    I figured while I was on a roll I'd take down the LED fixture in the utility room and see what was going on. Surprise!!! I hadn't taped the connections after all. Now to the issue, I must have over-torqued the 14ga wire when I twisted the wire coming out of the ceiling to the LED wire, enough that it worked for those few weeks then gave way. I couldn't tell right away so what I did was connect an extension cord to the fixture and plugged it in the wall. Presto! damn thing came on. So back up the ladder I go to reinstall the fixture, making sure the connections were tight and well made. Been on for 2 hours and is working as designed.

    Glad I got it working cause I can't seem to put my hands on the receipt.
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  2. SWAGA

    SWAGA No longer broke... Lifetime Supporter

    About two months ago I bought a set from Costco for $19.95, lasted about 10 min then it quit.
    Returned it and got another one, but this time the $10 store credit wouldn’t ring up. Manager Lala fixed it.
    Been working sofar.
    Still don’t like LED.

  3. Dubar

    Dubar Supporting Member

    I’ve replaced all the screw-based bulbs in the house with LED bulbs. So far only had 2 fail due to mechanical breakage, electronic parts have been fine. I still have 1 fluorescent fixture over the washer/dryer and the garage is full of them, half no longer work. The cold does weird things to them.
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  4. mattman17

    mattman17 Member


    I switched all the high hats in my house to philips hue bulbs 3 years ago and love them. Control from my phone can change to 20 million colors and can set geo fences so your lights come on/off when you get a certain distance from home. Bulbs do a lot more than just that too depending on the app you’re using with them.

    I also have regular LED that were much cheaper than the hue bulbs everywhere else but am working towards replacing those with the hue slowly due to the cost $$$.
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  5. Rabidwookie

    Rabidwookie What the Hell was that? Member

    They get older, earlier in life these days. Next it’ll be 12 year olds that think they’re 30........wait, that may be happening already in some places...
  6. Rabidwookie

    Rabidwookie What the Hell was that? Member

    Oh my god.....that boy ain’t got 2 brain cells to rub together does he?
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  7. Rabidwookie

    Rabidwookie What the Hell was that? Member

    Damn, hope all goes well.

    TNTRAILERTRASH Supporting Member

    Wishing I was at the range
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  9. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

    Like for all but the last sentence.. :p
    She KNOWS, he don't need to remind her ;)

    360, but who's counting?? ;)
    Good observation!
  10. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

    Here's what I'm doing RIGHT NOW...
    HOOSIER B&G!!! 20201105_114234.jpg
  11. Rabidwookie

    Rabidwookie What the Hell was that? Member

    Me too, brother!
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  12. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

    IT'S GONE!! JPEG_20201105_115145_7793071112221690432.jpg
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  13. MaryB

    MaryB Supporting Member

    Main shopping trip yesterday. People are panic buying again and Walmart looked like it had been looted with all the empty shelves.

    Smoking a turkey today, need bones for stock and dark meat for the stuffing for Thanksgiving. Smoked turkey breast sandwiches tonight!
  14. moona11

    moona11 King of you Monkeys Lifetime Supporter

    Wishing I could just leave the house
  15. FlashBang

    FlashBang I Stand With Talon Lifetime Supporter

    Paper work, meetings, conference calls, more paper work and a late afternoon conference call to wrap up the day.
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  16. Dubar

    Dubar Supporting Member

    7 minutes from one post to gone :thumbsup:
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  17. Dubar

    Dubar Supporting Member

    I watched the Verizon dude hook up my stuff to their network. My 2yr "special" with Cox was expiring on Nov 12 and it was going up over $100/month more than what I was paying!!! I said no thanks and switched back to Verizon.

    I'm giving them 6 months and if I don't like what I have then I'm dropping down to their minimum package for tv and internet. I like the house phone, but I have a cellphone that's an additional $58/month and don't need both. Might keep the house phone and dump the cellphone, although I do a lot of texting with my kids and a few friends.
  18. undeRGRound

    undeRGRound ROLL wif Da MOLE! Supporting Member

    You need to learn the difference between "volunteering" and "offering services" :D
    At least you got it right on your end LOL
    Back or Front of gown? :rotfl:
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  19. Rachgier

    Rachgier Administrator Staff Member

    You should probably learn how humor works.
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  20. Rerun

    Rerun Supporting Member

    Getting ready for work.