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Shawn1112

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All I fucking wanted to do was paint this room. I take the outlet covers off and a couple blank covers and see a black wire, bare copper stripped end with a little electrical tape partially covering it in a metal box. Get the tester and it’s fucking live. I cut power and pull that out I start to pull out outlets, half of which were upside down, pull out switches. It’s a fucking train wreck. Switches installed with jumpers made of lamp cord and held together with duct tape. A light in the ceiling that was wired with what looked like stranded black speaker wire. I pulled new NM (romex) for the ceiling light, replaced 2 two gang boxes, all the switches, outlets, with new wire nuts and all properly installed. Now I can finally get to painting.

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so much for taking half the day to paint and work in the garage afterwards.
Sounds like my house in Streamwood and I'm sure BADAZZTEALCOBRA BADAZZTEALCOBRA has seen that shit as well lol
 

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All I fucking wanted to do was paint this room. I take the outlet covers off and a couple blank covers and see a black wire, bare copper stripped end with a little electrical tape partially covering it in a metal box. Get the tester and it’s fucking live. I cut power and pull that out I start to pull out outlets, half of which were upside down, pull out switches. It’s a fucking train wreck. Switches installed with jumpers made of lamp cord and held together with duct tape. A light in the ceiling that was wired with what looked like stranded black speaker wire. I pulled new NM (romex) for the ceiling light, replaced 2 two gang boxes, all the switches, outlets, with new wire nuts and all properly installed. Now I can finally get to painting.

Old junk…
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Nice and new…
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so much for taking half the day to paint and work in the garage afterwards.
All that work and you put in those nasty ass switches? :s00ls:
 

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All that work and you put in those nasty ass switches? :s00ls:
Lol.. well wife likes the standard switches so that is what goes in.

Ohh and now after I do all this wiring the wife wants me to split the fan and light switch and just get rid of the weird 2nd light in this room. seriously I mentioned that to her this morning and she said no. 🙄
 

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Lol.. well wife likes the standard switches so that is what goes in.

Ohh and now after I do all this wiring the wife wants me to split the fan and light switch and just get rid of the weird 2nd light in this room. seriously I mentioned that to her this morning and she said no. 🙄
Im slowly realizing that I have to just do things and let my wife see them. Then she understands and agrees. Otherwise my ideas are all shit, along with my existence and I have no idea WTF I am talking about.

Ok, maybe not that bad, but I still have to just do it and let her see my vision in order for her to agree. Worse case, she doesnt like it and Ill "fix it" after I tackle other things that need to happen and hopefully by then it will be too late and she forgets.
 

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Im slowly realizing that I have to just do things and let my wife see them. Then she understands and agrees. Otherwise my ideas are all shit, along with my existence and I have no idea WTF I am talking about.

Ok, maybe not that bad, but I still have to just do it and let her see my vision in order for her to agree. Worse case, she doesnt like it and Ill "fix it" after I tackle other things that need to happen and hopefully by then it will be too late and she forgets.


Same. So many times the g/f doesn't have the vision to predict how something will go, or look. I'll have to mock it up to show her it won't work, after she is adamant that "it'll be fine, it's how I used to do it."

Oh, you mean all those things in your condo I had to fix before you could sell it?
 

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