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Old 11-29-2007, 08:53 PM   #1
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Happy Holidays from me to all you DIY'ers.
You helped me add some cool stuff to my toolbox (tester... pliers...)
Thanks to all of you who helped to get me in my tubby.
Special thanks for all the links and pictures you sent, Stubbie.
I was careful, safety first, protective gear I'd don.
I fell hard off that chair but had my safety glasses on.
Tips and info on the cut-in didn't go unheeded,
but things have changed on my end, and the outlet isn't needed.
Female to the core, but man, this guy stuff sure is fun,
and while this thread seems over, this girl's work is hardly done.
A final note to Andy, I must grudgingly admit...
you had me from your first post with your famous charm and wit.

Wishes for a Merry Christmas, and sincere thanks...

Honker

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Old 11-29-2007, 09:37 PM   #2
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We need more women on this forum. At least more like Honker.

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Old 11-29-2007, 10:07 PM   #3
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That brought a tear to my eye. Honker has apparently prevailed! I never doubted her for a minute...Confidence was always high.

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Old 12-01-2007, 06:57 AM   #4
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I wish I was Honker's neighbor. That would be sweet. She had me from the fourth word in the third sentence of her first post!
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You proved my point, you guys are great, and really warmed my heart.
You didn't hesitate with help and laughs right from the start.
You lent a needed helping hand, for that I so adore you.
I'd love to keep this going, but I sure don't want to bore you.
I'll be back with questions, but I really should get cracking.
Electric stuff is much more fun, but now I'm busy packing.
My offer to you, Stubbie, won't expire, I'll be waiting
for you to let me know that soon your fish hooks you'll be baiting.
HH, you're a doll, and I could kiss you on the head.
Mr. French, your accent was a nice touch to the thread.
Hey, 220, when you chimed in I found it a treat...
Thanks to 47, duke, scrapiron and Speedy Pete.
Jwhite, I'll remember all the tips and the advice.
All of you should be on Santa's list of "Very Nice".
Jbfan, the bruises on my backside finally faded.
And Andy, if I need you, that hotel will be upgraded...
I'll remember what you said, I will "divide and conquer".
Signing off with thanks and all good wishes... later, Honker

(Andy, girl enough for ya'?)
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Old 12-01-2007, 05:34 PM   #6
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You proved my point, you guys are great, and really warmed my heart.
You didn't hesitate with help and laughs right from the start.
You lent a needed helping hand, for that I so adore you.
I'd love to keep this going, but I sure don't want to bore you.
I'll be back with questions, but I really should get cracking.
Electric stuff is much more fun, but now I'm busy packing.
My offer to you, Stubbie, won't expire, I'll be waiting
for you to let me know that soon your fish hooks you'll be baiting.
HH, you're a doll, and I could kiss you on the head.
Mr. French, your accent was a nice touch to the thread.
Hey, 220, when you chimed in I found it a treat...
Thanks to 47, duke, scrapiron and Speedy Pete.
Jwhite, I'll remember all the tips and the advice.
All of you should be on Santa's list of "Very Nice".
Jbfan, the bruises on my backside finally faded.
And Andy, if I need you, that hotel will be upgraded...
I'll remember what you said, I will "divide and conquer".
Signing off with thanks and all good wishes... later, Honker

(Andy, girl enough for ya'?)
Honker is not only a (strikingly beautiful) busy TV anchorwoman, she is handy around the house and writes poetry as well.


Santa,

I only want one thing for Christmas, and it starts with an "H". Wrapped up in a big red bow, please. You can put her in front of my mantle by the fire.

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Old 12-01-2007, 11:39 PM   #7
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Andy,

What's the deal? You sound smitten... Man, that post was corny.
All along you had me fooled, I thought you were just horny.
And if you want to keep this up our topic should be wiring,
so ask me an electric question, or this thread's expiring...

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Old 12-02-2007, 06:00 AM   #8
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Dear Santa,

If I am on the nice list this year, and if you see fit to bring me the Honker-2000 plaything for in front of the fireplace, can I make a request? Will you please put the "sassy" on-off button at the small of her back, right above her butt? It's the perfect location for it, IMHO.


I've been called the latter many times....But corny? ME? Electrical questions, huh.

1. Is a switch an outlet?

2. Need any ceiling fans hung? I'll be happy to assist. I'll hold the ladder.


Andy the corny and sassed.

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Old 12-03-2007, 11:54 AM   #9
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Andy,

I've tried to tell everyone thanks and nicely sign off, but I can't help but respond to your last post. In answer to your questions...

1. A switch is the thing in the small of my back that you probably wish was turned off right now, but you asked for it and the "sassy" is turned on.
An outlet is what you're using me as to relieve some of your sexual frustration. (...did I get that one right? )

2. There are a couple fairly quick and easy (hopefully) jobs that I could be nice and take care of for the next guy before I'm outta' here...
The pull string for the lights on one of the ceiling fans doesn't work. A new switch is pretty easy, isn't it? I've just never done it before.
The outside light on the back porch is shot, screwing the bulb in tighter didn't work, probably just needs a new socket wired, won't come on at all anymore. (That's the one I need someone to hold the chair for, I don't want to relive the front light episode.) If I can stay on my feet, this one shouldn't be a problem.
A three-way switch would be nice for the light in the hallway, currently you can't turn it on at one end and then turn it off at the other.

Give me your thoughts, please. Thanks.
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Old 12-03-2007, 04:38 PM   #10
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A little harmless flirting with a cute? girl from MO and now all of a sudden I have to be FRUSTRATED? Golly Honk, is it the wit and charm??, why'd ya post back? I want to hold the chair...to bad I ain't your neighbor.

I need more info on the fan...What kind?, How is it switched on the wall?

I would replace the outside light with a cheapy from the Depot.

3-way is easy. Assuming you have a constant hot and a switch leg in your box to begin with: Run a 14/3 or a 12/3 (14=15A 12=20A OCPD in your panel for this circuit) to the location of the new switch. Remove old single pole switch. In the "old" box take the white (re-identified with black tape) from the new 14/3 and tie it to your constant hot. Take the switched hot and put it on the common (black) screw of your 3-way switch. Take the red and the black wire in the 14/3 and put them on the traveler screws(brass). Doesn't matter which goes where. The switch doesn't care. In the new box, reidentify the white wire and put it on the common screw of the 3-way switch. Take the red and black wire and put them on the traveler screws. Be proud of a job well done.

Honk's charter fan club member,

Andy





P.S. Dear Santa,

I changed my mind....I'll just take the "mute version".
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Old 12-04-2007, 10:14 AM   #11
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Andy,

Ouch. I went from ...'(strikingly beautiful)'.... to ..'cute?'.. in a sassy flash. But if I don't sass ya' a little bit, how will you remember me from all the others that have already been taken in by your wit/charm combo? I'd be back in a month in a new place with a new set of projects, asking questions, and you'd be all, "Honker who?"... I'll try to be good, you'd like me much better with sound, anyway.

The fan - I haven't done a lot of investigating yet, but it isn't hooked up, or hooked up right, to the wall switch. That switch only turns on one of the outlets in the room. The pull chain up above that operates the fan works, but not the pull chain for the light. The Rush/Bon Jovi fan that lived there previously was just screwing the bulbs in and out when he wanted to use it. I haven't used it at all. I'll get into it, take a look, and let you know what I figure out.

Back porch light - I just replaced the socket as the wires looked pretty much the same as the front light's did... old and tired and a bit frazzled. The fixture is a cool one from the late 70's so I wanted to leave it for the next "PLAYA"... All seems well, no new bruises. Thanks, though, for still wanting to hold the chair.

A three-way might be easy for you, but this would be my first time. I'm going to have to investigate there as well, I should have given you a little more info. The swtiches are on opposite sides of the hallway at either end. Possible or worth it to work through the attic? I'll take a closer look at what's already there.

Thanks,
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Old 12-04-2007, 05:43 PM   #12
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HonkalwaysbemyfavouritethreewaygirlBonk,

The fan: I suspect that the fan is not switched. It is possibly "hot-wired" with no switch in sight. The darn light kit should still work, though. First thing I'd do (after shutting the circuit off ) is take the light kit loose. If you get on your chair (you really need a damn ladder Honker...we are all terrified for your butt ) and look carefully you will see the three or four screws that hold the light kit assembly to the fan. There is a connection in there that may be loose. Then I'd consider a new fan. Then I'd pull the canopy up by the ceiling and check the wiring. Then I'd consider a new fan. They have cheap ones, but if you are moving.....

Back Porch Light: You never needed help with that one. You just wanted me to hold the chair.


Three-way instructions: I can't believe I'm on the internet talking to a (strikingly beautiful) girl about how to do a "3-way". It's easy money for a girl like you. With circuit off, remove existing switch. Making sure neither of the two wires attached to the switch touch each other or anything else. Turn the circuit back on, and using your meter determine which of these two wires is the hot wire. The other wire goes up to the light. Memorize or mark which is which. Climb up in the attic with your (assume 15A) 14/3 romex and determine where in the attic the wire goes down the wall. This is where it gets tricky. Using a cordless (or corded) drill make a hole in the header up in the attic next to where the wires go down to the switch. Pray for 1. No insulation 2. No other lumber in the wall between the header and the switch. I'm guessin' you have neither, but I've been wrong before. Is it on an exterior wall? The easiest way for a girl to fish that wire is to drill up through the box and drop a string with some nuts (not those kind) tied to it down from above and have a helper catch it. Other options include removing the box completely and then re-installing it after the wire is fished. This has some risks. There is a danger of doing drywall damage if you are not VERY CAREFUL. If this is an option that you are interested in, post back and I'll tell you how to do it. When drilling down from above, use a 1" spade bit. Go to other location and drill hole down where the new switch is going. Cut hole for single gang remodel box that you bought from Homer from the Depot when you got the romex and 3-ways. Fish wire down to this box. Wire as explained in previous post. NEVER hesitate to ask a question if it is confusing.

you're right, Honk. I felt all sad and empty inside when I asked Santa for the silent Honker-2000 (with blond hair, please). I want the on-off switch eliminated as well. If he could include a volume button on the butt, I suppose that would be OK.

When you get the new place, is it gonna be a one-bedroom or a two?

Andy

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Andy,

Sorry about the delay... I'm a busy girl. (Please don't say "Honker who?" It hasn't been that long, has it?)

The ceiling fan is an easy fix, or should be. There was a loose wire, but that didn't cut it so I'm going to go ahead and replace the switch. Not too spendy, pretty quick, and someone else might appreciate it. I'll throw it in there sometime this week and ask if I have questions. Didn't fall off the chair. I do have a ladder - 16 ft. rickety wooden thing, old as the hills, bought it for $2 at a garage sale. Almost bit it twice leaning it up against the tree hanging Christmas lights, so I'll put some thought into a new one.

Forget the three-way. I know I could do it, (and I do have a cordless drill, by the way) but I don't have a whole lot of time. The next guy moving in can three-way his heart out, but I've gone this long without one, and have done just fine.

As far as other projects, I don't suppose you could walk me through what I need to do to get my round bed to rotate...

Thanks,
Honker

(Apt. has two bedrooms...)
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Old 12-09-2007, 04:23 PM   #14
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Andy,

Sorry about the delay... I'm a busy girl. (Please don't say "Honker who?" It hasn't been that long, has it?)



As far as other projects, I don't suppose you could walk me through what I need to do to get my round bed to rotate...

Thanks,
Honker

(Apt. has two bedrooms...)
Honkeryoucantbeforrealbonk

Oh, now come on. Now you are just teasing me, right. Let's see...A (strikingly beautiful) TV anchorwoman wants to know how to make her round bed rotate. For once I am stuck speechless...anychance we can get pics of the bed??? Need one with you in it, of course, to calculate the motor load. I'm gonna need help on this one, Anyone??? I'm off to take a cold shower.

Andy the speechless and smitten

Edit to add...I definitely want to hold the ladder while you are decorating the tree!

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Old 12-09-2007, 06:30 PM   #15
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Y'all suppose the Honkster is really 400 lbs., named Fred, and is pulling my leg? Tell the truth.

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