How do I add new outdoor lamps where there has never been service in existing older home?


This would ultimately depend on what type of light as a lot of LED pendants will require the electronic parts to occupy the cubic space of the box.

For most pendant lights and chandeliers a regular pancake box will work. For the heavier lights you should use a pancake box that is designed to support heavier weights. They are usually marked as ceiling fan rated.

I would definitely recess the pancake box 1/2" by removing the sheetrock. Not only does this insure a correct installation, but it also allows for more room in the canopy of the fixture where you can keep extra fixture wire. A lot of people will take their fixtures with them when they move and may have a higher...

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A typical motion detector has three wire on it. Black, White and Red. To install this on an outside light it get wired as follows. The White wire is the Neutral. It gets attached to the White feed wire and the white wire that hoed to the light. The Black wire feed power to the motion detector. It attached to the Black feed wire coming from the house. The Red wire on the motion detector is the switched wire. It get attached to the black wire coming from the light fixture. -------- Is the existing light fixture a decorative one? I ask because having been in security biz for long time, it's important to know the difference YOU WANT in your motion light (from a regular decorative fixture.) The purpose of a motion sensored light - for security purposes - is to startle the perp. when a bright light suddenly shines on him. You want him to think you're inside and you turned the light on him so he will run for the hills. Criminals don't like to get caught in the spot light or encounter...

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The Club is now called GoodLife Fitness North York Sheppard East.

We will be keeping the hours the same:Monday to Friday – 5:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.Saturday and Sunday – 7 a.m. to 8 p.m.

We are hopeful that many of the current Fitness Institute Associates will join the GoodLife Team so that there will be many familiar faces when you come into the Club. There will also be the addition of current GoodLife Associates to ensure you continue to have a great experience while achieving your health and fitness goals.

GoodLife is committed to building on the remarkable 50 year history of the Fitness Institute. We recognize that the Fitness Institute offered an exceptional environment for Members to achieve their health and fitness goals which is a great reflection of the welcoming and inclusive environment we provide at GoodLife. We also have a shared goal of changing Members’ lives. We hope to maintain many of the core services, programs and...

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In my daughter’s new Nautical Teen Room,

I used cool outdoor galvanized wall lamps from Lowes:

They were super inexpensive and beachy.

But wait — those lights I bought are outdoor lights with no switches.

They’re the “Portfolio Galvanized Steel Outdoor Wall Lamps” from Lowe’s.

(this and other hardware pictures from Lowe’s … with links in text to the actual product descriptions)

So, how did they get switches? I’ll show you how I did it. It’s easier than it looks.

But before you get started, this is very important:

You should consult a licensed electrician before you undertake any electrical work, and you should make sure that any electrical work is done in accordance with local buildng/electrical codes. makes no warranties or guarantees.

Enough of that legal stuff. Let me show you how we did it.

You’ll need an electric drill with a Forstner bit — the one I used was...

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I have no doubt whatsoever that the RAB ‘Super Stealth’ outdoor motion light is absolutely the best there is for home security.

Why do I say that? Because I have lots of them, and have been completely satisfied for years.

I recently purchased and installed two more of these outdoor motion lights to beef up my home security, and although I already have RAB motion lights from several years ago, I was pleasantly surprised to discover even more improvements to their already stellar product.

They’re still the best. And here’s why.

I mounted this outdoor motion light on one end of the deck (the other new ‘RAB’ is mounted on the other end) with the idea being to have the entire perimeter of the house covered from every direction for better security. For my setup, this means four motion lights.

Having moved to a new (very rural) location this year, one enjoyable project has been solidifying all aspects of my home security –...

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All the answers given so far are way too drastic. You don't need to apt-get purge firefox or rm -rf ~/.mozilla to get what you want.

Here's the thing. Firefox doesn't store any user data in itself. What it does instead is create what's known as a "user profile" -- a directory in your home directory -- and store all your data in there. And by data I mean everything -- add-ons, themes, browsing history, stored passwords, and on and on. (The actual location of your profiles in the filesystem varies by OS; on Ubuntu and other Linuxes, it's generally in .mozilla/firefox in your home directory.) Data in the user profile is completely separate from the Firefox application itself, so removing Firefox via apt-get or the like won't delete the profile data; when you reinstall Firefox later, it'll just look up your profile and reload it all, which can be frustrating if you don't realize what's going on.

When you first use Firefox, it silently creates a default profile for you,...

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I just found this forum, and I'm surprised (although I wouldn't be if I thought about the general trend of bigger, bigger, bigger in everything) that 2000 sq. ft. is considered small! My 2-storey cape is about 1700 sq. ft., excluding the unfinished basement, and I think of it as "medium." It's just my husband and me (and was just him when he bought it), so it's true that we can use two out of the three bedrooms for non-bedroom uses, making the house seem bigger. We're also on about 9 acres and have a big deck, so that also makes us feel less cramped (even if it's winter half the year!) But, I grew up in a 950 sq. ft. old house, no basement, and a tiny in-town lot, and frankly, save for the lack of storage space because of the age of the house, I never even gave much thought to it being particularly small. And we had 5 people living there!

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According to a study by the California EPA, every man, woman and child exchanges between 10,000 and 70,000 liters of air every 24 hours, just to sustain life. With this kind of dependence, I don't have to tell you how important the physical and chemicals properties of your air must be. At that rate, day in and day out, even very minute levels of airborne toxins pose significant health concerns.

And yet, air quality is often overlooked, compared to concerns about what's in your food and water.

There was a time, long ago, when humans spent most of their time outside. But today, of course, this is not the case. The average person spends 90 percent of his time inside buildings, as...

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