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Re: DEPOT

Postby bobhenry » Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:13 am

My first unfixable failure............ I placed a romax feed off of both entry doors for a set of recessed lights. There were to be 2 in the "living room' and 2 in the entry area. I failed to daylight them out before closing up the ceiling and dry walling the side walls. Well we went hunting for them this weekend. Stared cutting holes in my beautiful drywall job and removing portions of the ceiling I can not find them anywhere :x So now I have two switched lines that are hot when switched on but attached to nothing. I have given up. I will remove the switch and convert the mystery switch to a duplex outlet. I feel so damn stupid. If I had just taken a picture I would know where they are but I will take a beating before I take down anymore finished walls or ceiling.

Remember the post above , well here is the update......

I decided to take that beating and unscrewed more of the ceiling and located both errant wires. I am proud to say I have the 4 can lights now in place. My God the light these little sealed LED'd put out I am so glad I persisted. I was also able to get the ceiling fan up. Energized by these successes I turned to putting down the new flooring. It looks fantastic. I will hopefully finish it today and will have some pictures either way to post Tuesday.

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Re: DEPOT

Postby bobhenry » Sat Mar 02, 2019 4:45 am

Well my $10.00 yard sale ceiling fan needed $4.28 worth of bulbs to be complete. While I was out shopping I picked up about 160 feet of various trim at a flea market. Chair rail , tall base , door stop. and fluted wide trim to flank the sides of the 2 pooch outs, All for $28.00 and change. Guess I will spend our snowy Saturday staining all the trim and getting it ready to install. I need to update my build costs I suppose.....
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Re: DEPOT

Postby bobhenry » Tue Mar 05, 2019 2:06 pm

I just figured up my daily cost of my "bad habit", " the depot" ! I have spent $ 3584.00 in the 540 days I have been working on it. That's about $6.63 a day for each and every day since 10/1/18. Heck I know smokers that go thru 2 - 3 times that much a day in cigarettes. It's a damn good thing I don't smoke. That way I can support my bad habit ! :D
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Re: DEPOT

Postby Gold5one » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:22 am

Bob, one time I covered up a ceiling wire with sheet rock when I built a house- fortunately, I owned a metal detector and was able to find the wire.
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Re: DEPOT

Postby bobhenry » Tue Mar 19, 2019 10:16 am

Well no new progress on the Depot but we do now have 68 metal base cabinets about 14 single bowl sinks and 20 or so Formica countertops.

I guess I am going into the work shed furnishings business. It was only $200.00 so maybe I can make a buck or two to support my building habit.

Anyone need a workbench with storage ?

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Re: DEPOT

Postby bobhenry » Tue Mar 26, 2019 7:31 am

Well the very first sale of the cabinets netted me better than 1/2 of my investment back already. 6 down and 62 to go ! Hope to get some more sold soon I need to be able to get in the building again. It is stuffed to the doorway :o

3/31 UPDATE 21 more cabinets left this weekend. At $20.00 each this is starting to be a rather lucrative deal. :D
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