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Postby ejhartman91 » Fri Apr 15, 2016 12:53 pm

Running to Lowe's this afternoon to pick up a grill brush. I have a 10% off entire purchase coupon so I want to pick up some LED light bulbs. Any recommendations in terms of brand/model? I've heard GE is good but it looks like they don't carry them.
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Postby Tyler » Fri Apr 15, 2016 1:54 pm

ejhartman91 wrote:Running to Lowe's this afternoon to pick up a grill brush. I have a 10% off entire purchase coupon so I want to pick up some LED light bulbs. Any recommendations in terms of brand/model? I've heard GE is good but it looks like they don't carry them.

No idea on the brand I buy, it's whatever is cheapest at the time.
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Postby Tyler » Wed May 11, 2016 11:08 am

These overhead shelves are on sale at Sam's club. I'll be adding more. I am really happy with the ones I got last year, super sturdy

http://www.samsclub.com/sams/versarac-4 ... 2120167.ip
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Postby bmyoungs » Wed May 25, 2016 10:43 am

Tyler wrote:Nice closet stuff on sale

http://www.amazon.com/Rubbermaid-Config ... bb36e50INT

These are totally worth the money. Id buy a couple more
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Postby ejhartman91 » Wed May 25, 2016 12:08 pm

Tyler - I know you mentioned someone here using the Phillips Hue. This seems like a good deal on a starter kit:

http://deals.kinja.com/get-started-with ... 1778627436

Thinking about pulling the trigger on this, thoughts?
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Postby Tyler » Thu May 26, 2016 7:46 am

ejhartman91 wrote:Source of the post Tyler - I know you mentioned someone here using the Phillips Hue. This seems like a good deal on a starter kit:

http://deals.kinja.com/get-started-with ... 1778627436

Thinking about pulling the trigger on this, thoughts?

I told Corey to check this thread but he's too busy for us nowadays. I have no comment on this deal as I know nothing
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Postby Corey » Thu May 26, 2016 12:46 pm

Buy it! I think I got the same kit for about $60 6-8 months ago
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Postby ejhartman91 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 3:15 pm

Okay - I have a dilemma. Last night one of our smoke detectors decided its battery backup was dead, at 4am...

It's one that I can reach easily by standing on a step stool or chair. However, our living area has vaulted ceilings - I'm not sure how high they are but I know I'd have to stack at least 2 or 3 chairs just to reach the smoke detector in the living room. So, to avoid being helpless if (and when) the detector on my vaulted ceiling's battery backup goes dead, what should I do?

I've contemplated a couple of options:

1. Get a stepladder that telescopes and put it against the wall (I don't think most typical stepladders will get me up high enough to reach it) - I will need to measure how high up it is for this to make sure I know what size ladder to buy.

2. Get one of those recessed light changing pole tools to try to twist off the smoke detector and get it down and change the battery and re-install it.

Any other thoughts/ideas/recommendations?
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Postby wags83 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:21 pm

I think the ladder idea is best. Always good to have a ladder. Stacking chairs sounds really sketchy.
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Postby cwilkins88 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:50 pm

Agreed
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Postby Tyler » Tue Jun 14, 2016 4:55 pm

You will never be able to twist it off with the tool. Invest in a ladder, you'll need one for Christmas lights and other projects.
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Postby ejhartman91 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:13 pm

Tyler wrote:You will never be able to twist it off with the tool. Invest in a ladder, you'll need one for Christmas lights and other projects.

With that said... Ladder suggestions? Just measured and it's just over 10.5 feet to the ceiling. Right now I'm looking at one of these:

http://m.thesweethome.com/reviews/best-ladders/
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Postby Tyler » Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:00 pm

I got this 17' multipurpose ladder for $85 or so on sale at Menards (not that price now, but still decent)
http://www.menards.com/main/paint/ladde ... 2771329025

It is 17' when it is straight and 7' when it is in A frame mode - that would be plenty to reach your ceiling.
It gets down to 4' which is nice for storage.
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Postby cwilkins88 » Tue Jun 14, 2016 7:04 pm

ImageI got this for like 100. I don't recommend it at all
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Postby Tyler » Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:18 pm

cwilkins88 wrote:Source of the post I got this for like 100. I don't recommend it at all

lol, if you needed some kind of scaffolding it makes sense, but not as handy as a telescoping/fold up later.

Also, nice soundbar box.
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Postby bmyoungs » Tue Jun 14, 2016 8:41 pm

I have the 13' version of Tyler's ladder. Great bang for the buck and easy to store
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Postby Tyler » Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:38 am

Harbor Freight has this 17' multipurpose ladder on sale. Not as slick as my Menards deal, but a reasonable price
http://www.harborfreight.com/17-ft-type ... 21_c2416b2
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Postby Tyler » Wed Jun 15, 2016 10:45 am

This 130pc tool set also seems like a great set for someone without a lot of tools at only $29 on sale.
http://www.harborfreight.com/130-Pc-Too ... 21_c2416b2
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Postby bmyoungs » Wed Jun 15, 2016 12:14 pm

Not bad

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