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post #781 of 801 Old 11-03-2016, 10:07 PM
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How about hard wood flooring ? I have about 2000+ sq feet I need to lay down. What is the strategy to get it somewhat consistent ? Just do the same thing and toss the ugliest of the bunch aside and return it ? Or discard and buy enough to allow that?
One thing you can do with hardwood floors is plan where the floor will never be seen and put the ugly ones there.

Inside the front door where there will always be an area rug
In closets, under appliances.
Where will you always will have a sofa parked
under the bed
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When I put down hardwoods in my last house, everything I read said to plan on waste and order accordingly. Like BIG said, closets, under the dishwasher, under cabinets, etc. are all places to put the ugly ones. A lot of the ugly stuff is only bad in a section and the rest gets used for shorter lengths ending at walls, etc.

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When I put down hardwoods in my last house, everything I read said to plan on waste and order accordingly. Like BIG said, closets, under the dishwasher, under cabinets, etc. are all places to put the ugly ones. A lot of the ugly stuff is only bad in a section and the rest gets used for shorter lengths ending at walls, etc.
Great advice. I think I will start in the high traffic areas and end in the lower ones, so the better pieces get used better.
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I counted today- I installed 168 recessed light cans. Jeez....
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I counted today- I installed 168 recessed light cans. Jeez....
WOW.. and I thought I had a lot with 60!
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Walking into Mike's house...

I have (40) 6" cans in the garage. Electrician thought I was crazy!

I laid it out with one less per row (it's 36 feet long) but somehow when I snapped chalk lines I added a row not paying attention. Then I was at odds if I needed one last row or split the difference but because I was lazy and already starting marking and laying out I decided it was easier to just do an entire extra row. That added I think 13 more lights, because I bumped from 7 rows to 8 rows, and from 4 across to 5 across. 5x8 rows = 40. I was about 1/3 into installing them when I realized I was overkill drastically (I did want it excessively bright for working, spraying paint etc... ) but I was too lazy to go back so I stayed the coarse.

When I thought about it these LED use 11 watts each. So 40 x 11 = 440 watts. That is just about what (4) 100 watt incandecent bulbs sucks down. I know many people with only 4 of the 100 watters and their garage are very dark still. That is what I did not want. Plus, how often are the lights actually on in the garage? Not much... so when I want light, I have it! I had him wire it in half and half- so I can do 50% if needed. I do a lot of DIY speakers, working on kids go carts and lawnmowers, spraying paint or building wife furniture out there so the extra light is appreciated. It's oddly not as bright as you would think it is.

You ever seen those BIG ASS LIGHTS for garages? I always wanted one of those, but I guess now I don't need it

Before I had HO T5 florescent, those were nice too. Lots of light (and daylight colored). But they do suck down the power compared to these new LED.

It's pretty cheap to do recessed 6" cans. The cans in contractor packs are about $6 each. The trim LED 65 watt equivalent bulb part is very cheap where I live the power company gives a subsidy rebate on them- cost to me is about $3 each at the register.

The much higher cost was the 3" cans. My wife (like all women) has very strong personal appearance preferences that don't make sense to me. She thinks the 6" cans are uglier, and the 3" cans are cute. Ok, fair enough. But the problem is a 3" can cost about 5x a 6" can to install as new construction (because you need IC rated, airtight, damp or wet location in some cases, and you buy the metal new construction brackets as extras). So $10 versus about $50 per light. Big difference. We used both, places that were not so important like halls and closets, garages, and porches I used the 6". I used the 6" for general lighting. Then layering in some of the 3" cans- especially places like master bath, kitchen, outside exterior down lighting soffits, and other places it made sense. So we have a big mix. I would do one room per day, lay it out, go buy the lights, install them, and move on. I was slightly excessive as a theme- because our old house had terrible lighting. It was always dark, you could never see anything. Lamps and hanging lights, cords, etc.. it sucked big time. House was made in 1953, and back then they did one surface mount ceiling light and that was it. I really disliked dark kitchens and dark baths, so I went heavy on those too. But I think I was about (4) 6" cans per 12x12 space or about 4 feet apart and from walls in most cases so it's not too crazy (except the garage).

I will put up some pictures if I ever download my phone to the PC.
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You can't upload pics from your phone directly to the forum?
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You can't upload pics from your phone directly to the forum?
No it takes forever with iphone, and they always come out sideways or have some annoying problem.
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No it takes forever with iphone, and they always come out sideways or have some annoying problem.
You just need to know the trick.

Load an attachment down where it says "Attach Files...click Manage Attachments then click your photo library and choose the pick. Then once you get out of that screen click and hold over the attached file and copy it.

Now the trick to make it work

Type the following before pasting

[img]

Then at the end of the attachment type

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It will then show up both large and small way people don't have to click on it.

Edit. If you take pics holding your phone sideways then you just need to figure out which way the forum thinks is up or down compared to your phone's orientation. Literally takes like 20-30 seconds and it helps me greatly since I very rarely connect my phone to the MacBook since the cloud backs it up every night.

And if that little section to manage Attachments doesn't show up then click on advanced or preview then it will be there.

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You just need to know the trick.

Load an attachment down where it says "Attach Files...click Manage Attachments then click your photo library and choose the pick. Then once you get out of that screen click and hold over the attached file and copy it.

Now the trick to make it work

Type the following before pasting

[img]

Then at the end of the attachment type

[/img]

It will then show up both large and small way people don't have to click on it.

Edit. If you take pics holding your phone sideways then you just need to figure out which way the forum thinks is up or down compared to your phone's orientation. Literally takes like 20-30 seconds and it helps me greatly since I very rarely connect my phone to the MacBook since the cloud backs it up every night.

And if that little section to manage Attachments doesn't show up then click on advanced or preview then it will be there.
Mfusick is the one who shared that trick [img] with me last year... so that one I'm certain he knows.
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Mfusick is the one who shared that trick [img] with me last year... so that one I'm certain he knows.
Yup! I do... for a long time now. I am old school. That is how you used to have to do it back in the early 2000's- then they upgraded the code a bunch of times and people forgot but the old way still works the best- even though it's the hardest.

But- I am just too lazy to do on my iphone. Doing multiple pics and commentary is too painful on the phone- it's slow. On the PC I use a high quality keyboard and mouse/pad and I have a superior level of control so I always say I will wait until I am on the PC (but then never do it).

I guess I should get up and going on this.

But I really appreciate him saying it. It is annoying when people don't embed the photos into posts properly they do not format well on tablets and smart phones so I can't see them, or just skip them because it's annoying to open a second tab and enlarge then navigate back. I wish more people made more posts like he did, because while I do know I think it still benefits a lot of people who do not.

Guess... what? I just plugged my phone into the USB port. Let's see what comes from it.
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I counted today- I installed 168 recessed light cans. Jeez....
As soon as I saw this, this quote from iRobot came to mind........

Sonny: 2880 steps, Detective.

Detective Del Spooner: Do me a favor, keep that kind o' **** to yourself


That my friend is a lot of can lights!

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Hey man. When we were talking the other day you said you could hook me up with Kinetics products. . Could you get with me about that? I just got my LT20s today so need to start playing around with some panels to see which I like best at certain places.

I was unable to PM you so thought would post here and hope that you see it.

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Unfortunately I've learned that Mfusick has lost his forum privileges due to marketing infraction in relation to the new planning service he was promoting. He will not be posting updates unless that decision is reversed. Michael is on facebook.

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Unfortunately I've learned that Mfusick has lost his forum privileges due to marketing infraction in relation to the new planning service he was promoting. He will not be posting updates unless that decision is reversed. Michael is on facebook.
I was looking for that thread last night and assumed that was the issue......BS......this forum has always benefited from that style of involvement. Who cares if there is a small commercial angle.....ffs
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I concur.

It would seem that the sentence has been served. Free Fusik!
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Maybe we should start one of those online petitions
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