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post #1756 of 4630

Any NYers have a lead on a good contractor for this bathroom that will not go away?

 

lefty

post #1757 of 4630
The 2500-lumen, dimmable BR40 LED:

BR40_DM_2500_3K_LED_bulb.jpg&w=250&h=250

http://www.feit.com/led-lamps/performance/dimmable/reflector/br40-dm-2500-3k-led

This is by far the brightest LED reflector-style bulb on the market. The nearest runners up are 1650 and 1400 lumens. And those are hard to find. Most are 800 or so.

At $50 each and with a white-ish 3000k color temperature, it's not really ideal for me; and I'm not sure whether it's the right depth (though my cans at least could probably accommodate it). Still, it's a hopeful indication that the technology can eventually replace the 100 and 150 watt bulbs the government took away from us.

Edit: despite the appearance in the picture, the specs claim it's the standard 6.3" tall.
post #1758 of 4630
How much does it cost to have someone install an electrical socket where there isn't one? We have a serious lack of plugs upstairs.

Ataturk, don't tell me to do it myself.
post #1759 of 4630
That's what extension cords are for!
post #1760 of 4630
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Originally Posted by texas_jack View Post

How much does it cost to have someone install an electrical socket where there isn't one? We have a serious lack of plugs upstairs.

Ataturk, don't tell me to do it myself.

 

How much have ya got?

post #1761 of 4630
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How much does it cost to have someone install an electrical socket where there isn't one? We have a serious lack of plugs upstairs.

Ataturk, don't tell me to do it myself.

It depends on where you want it and whether you can piggyback it on another nearby circuit.

If you put it right below a light switch, and can share the circuit with the lights, uh, someone you hire off the street could do it in 20 minutes and for about $5 in materials.

As you long as you have an attic above, though, you can put one anywhere, and it's pretty straightforward. I don't know how much an electrician would charge. Figure a hundred bucks an outlet? Maybe more.
post #1762 of 4630

I didn't actually watch the video, but that looks about right.
post #1763 of 4630
I'll join this party. Closed this summer in Uptown, Dallas.

3 story townhome with single car garage. 2 bedroom 2.5 bath. Crazy how far $200/sq ft will go in Texas. I'm in a prime location walking to my office, bars, restaurants, American Airlines Center, etc.

Mostly move-in ready, but I could go to Home Depot every week if I wanted to.





post #1764 of 4630

Do you want advice? Careful.

 

lefty

post #1765 of 4630
Well, Im already in. Voted into HOA so that may help (or hinder)
post #1766 of 4630

Congratulations. Welcome to home ownership.

 

I would consider ripping out the fanlights.

Ripping out the crown moulding and cleaning it up.

Ripping out the baseboards and putting in a larger square baseboard.

Ripping out the carpet and replace with a darker more interesting carpet.

Replace the kitchen ceiling light with recessed lighting.

Replace the stair railing with glass.

Repaint everything white.

 

Welcome to home ownership.

 

lefty

post #1767 of 4630

My in-laws have a place in uptown as well.  Nice area.  Before you make any big changes, do research.  Projects aren't always simple and redoing a pain in the ass project is not fun.

post #1768 of 4630
http://money.cnn.com/2013/12/13/news/economy/light-bulb-ban/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

Get your 40- and 60-watt light bulbs today, 'cause uncle sam won't let you buy them after the first.
post #1769 of 4630
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Originally Posted by Ataturk View Post

http://money.cnn.com/2013/12/13/news/economy/light-bulb-ban/index.html?hpt=hp_t2

Get your 40- and 60-watt light bulbs today, 'cause uncle sam won't let you buy them after the first.

 

When I bought my house in 2009 I converted pretty much every lightbulb I could find into the CFL type so I'm not really all that concerned. We've known this was coming for 6 years so I don't really think it's a big deal to anyone. I thought most people had switched over anyways.

post #1770 of 4630
Obviously it's not a big deal if you prefer ugly, non-dimmable, slow-to-light white spiral tubes over real light bulbs.

But this January, when the last real light bulbs are banned, just think of all that electricity that's being saved from conversion into worthless heat!
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