That is just the type of discusson forum that I would expect Bob Vila would have his name on. I cringe every time I see him on TV. I am disgusted that he,of all people,would have a discussion/help forum for homeowners. Has anyone read the threads? SCARY!!
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Re: Speaking of DIY........#12016 07/28/0211:15 PM07/28/0211:15 PM
Topic: Bathroom outlet is upsidedown? --------------------------------------------- Shoud the outlet show the 'happy face' right side up or upside down? (As you can see I know nothing about this) If I plug in the hair drier, the plug is inserted upside down. Can I get this rewired?
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Re: Speaking of DIY........#12017 07/28/0211:22 PM07/28/0211:22 PM
WARNING: Certain home improvement projects are inherently dangerous, and even the most benign tool can cause serious injury or death if not used properly. ALWAYS READ AND FOLLOW INSTRUCTION MANUALS AND SAFETY WARNINGS. Be particularly careful when dealing with electricity. Moreover, always use common sense. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE TO HOLD US HARMLESS FOR ANY PROPERTY DAMAGE, PERSONAL INJURY AND/OR DEATH, OR ANY OTHER LOSS OR DAMAGE THAT MAY RESULT FROM YOUR USE OF THE SERVICE.
Re: Speaking of DIY........#12019 07/29/0205:43 AM07/29/0205:43 AM
I notice he's putting the GFCI at the end of the run. I wonder about his wiring methods and burial depth. I have heard about ground rods at pools before, but still dont know why some people believe they are required.
Re: Speaking of DIY........#12020 07/29/0203:59 PM07/29/0203:59 PM
I actually enjoy watching Bob Villa's Home Again and This old House. They usually don't get into electrical too much and not technically when they do, however I was watching one of the other HGTV DIY type shows and saw the guy demostrating installing a ceiling fan. He said the blue wire (from the fan) was for the reversing feature on the fan. If he had even bothered to read the instructions he would've known he was wrong.
Why can't DIY'ers leave the dangerous/critical items to the pros. How many of you have gone to trouble shoot something and after an hour or 2 the guy remembers that he did something himself a few days ago, but he's sure it didn't cause the problem.
Re: Speaking of DIY........#12022 07/29/0211:29 PM07/29/0211:29 PM