Saturday Morning Round Up for Week Ending 7-3
July 3, 2010
I found a lot of great articles this week which may interest you. If you have been following Charles & Hudson at all, then you know that they have assembled a great team of writers. I found an awesome article which offers some sound advice on Mistakes To Avoid for First-Time DIY’ers. I think that because I work in construction, I feel invincible when it comes to remodeling my home. However, I have gotten in over my head a couple of times due to a lack of planning. Fortunately, I have some really good friends that work in the other trades as well and were willing to step in and help me out with my projects.
I want to get started adding video to this site. I’m doing some research and hope to have something up in the next couple of months; hopefully sooner. While doing my research, I’ve learned that I need a place to record the videos. So, I’ve started cleaning and remodeling the garage. I also need another workbench in the garage which needs to be mobile. I found a cool article where Tom Silva from This Old House provides step-by-step instructions on How to Build a Tool Bench.
Somehow I missed the Handyguys video last week on Installing a sconce in 7 easy steps. Brian installed a wall sconce in his home theater room in his basement. I liked the video but I think a couple of things got overlooked. When you put your cable into the box you are required to have at least 1/2 inch of the sheathing extended into the box. It also looked like the light fixture did not have a ground wire. In this case, you should connect the ground wire in the romex to the ground screw on the fixture bar. This is especially important if you have a metallic light fixture. This is the only way you can bond to the fixture without a ground wire. If the fixture is bonded, then the circuit breaker will trip if a live wire contacts any metallic parts on the light fixture.
Have you been following One Project Closer this week? Fred is installing Brazilian Walnut flooring in his home. Lots of great tips all week long. Go check out the One Project Closer Blog.
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