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Old 11-27-2022, 09:49 AM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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We have to get a new doorbell. Was this hard to install?
We didn't hardwire ours since our existing Nicor chime was not compatible. We already had the homebase. The hardest part was linking it with Alexa, which is completely optional.
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Old 11-27-2022, 11:05 AM
 
Location: Amelia Island
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Just purchased a Genie garage door opener on sale. Belt drive was cheaper than the chain one which we were replacing after 23 years. Put the opener up and used some lubricating oil for the rails and bearings and I have to say that is the quietest door opener I have ever heard.

Nice having a working keypad and FOBS now.

We did not go with a smart opener.

Funny how simple things can bring a smile to your face.

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Old 11-27-2022, 11:20 AM
 
Location: New England
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We moved last May and the first thing I bought was an automatic standby generator. Of course now that I have it there will never be an extended power outage. But if it happens (Like in the great ice storm of '08, I'll be ready for it.
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Old 11-27-2022, 11:33 AM
 
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We moved last May and the first thing I bought was an automatic standby generator. Of course now that I have it there will never be an extended power outage. But if it happens (Like in the great ice storm of '08, I'll be ready for it.
Believe me - when you needed you will appreciate it. Do you have enough and cords to share?
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Old 11-27-2022, 11:35 AM
 
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The under the rug heating mat has been on 24/7 in our master batch for over a year. Makes for happy furries and human feet. SO added an 8x10 in the living room. There has been a cat migration:>)
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Old 11-27-2022, 11:56 AM
 
Location: New England
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Believe me - when you needed you will appreciate it. Do you have enough and cords to share?
12 KW, You'll need a looooog cord, 1/8 mile driveway here.
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Old 12-10-2022, 02:04 PM
 
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https://probreeze.com/products/dehum...-dehumidifier/

Wife and I had been sick with the flu. We ran an ultrasonic cool mist humidifier in our bedroom for too long and at too high a setting. Home humidity is now around 65% when bedroom door is left open,…50% when bedroom door opens s closed. Didn’t want a full size dehumidifier because of price, size, and weight. Found this at our local Walmart. It’s light weight and less than $50. Removable water tray. Auto shut off when water pan is full. Quiet operation. Only just plugged it in so don’t know how slow or fast it works. Quiet enough for bedroom or office.
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Old 12-11-2022, 06:34 AM
 
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Update on this dehumidifier. It is working, but slowly. It removes roughly 1 cup of water from the air in 24 hours. Large compressor driven dehumidifiers would remove much more than that in the same time. Two negatives for traditional dehumidifiers. First is noise and second is heat. They emit air slightly hotter than the air entering the unit. This makes the home ac run more frequently. If in an enclosed room, the traditional dehumidifier will make the room hot. This little unit is made for small enclosed rooms. It did not make the room warmer and it was whisper quiet. It also uses less electricity than traditional dehumidifiers so it isn’t an energy drain to leave on all day in whatever small room has a humidity problem.
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Old 12-12-2022, 03:30 PM
 
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Just purchased a Genie garage door opener on sale. Belt drive was cheaper than the chain one which we were replacing after 23 years. Put the opener up and used some lubricating oil for the rails and bearings and I have to say that is the quietest door opener I have ever heard.

Nice having a working keypad and FOBS now.

We did not go with a smart opener.

Funny how simple things can bring a smile to your face.
I am having a side wall mount door opener (and completely new door) installed this week.
They are faster and quieter than a regular opener.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qlzQ5asAGn0
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Old 12-12-2022, 04:03 PM
 
Location: Sunnybrook Farm
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SMW grub hoe. If you don't know what it is, look it up.

7 quart cast iron dutch oven, for $10 at a garage sale.

Pizza pan with the myriad of little holes, for the grill.

A set of three Knipex plier wrenches.
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