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    Jonas Quin's Avatar
    So i had to replace the doorbell not long ago, no problem, kill power, open it up aaannnnddd, horsehair wiring. Fucking 90 year old house.
    TankerM1A2's Avatar
    Poor WileE your like me a Jack of all trades a master of none.
    RagunCajun's Avatar
    Having similar fun at my house.
    Ripper762's Avatar
    Reminds me of my battle with my front yard drip system. Every time I thought it was fixed and turned on the water to test, a geyser would shoot out of the ground to the merriment of my neighbors.
    WileECyte's Avatar
    Yeah, I noticed the brass vs silver AFTER I figured out they were wired wrong. Glad I had the tester though. I'm going to invest (and at the cost, invest is the word) in a box of romex to keep around for future emergencies. Also going to add a plethora of size wire nuts to my electrical kit so I don't get caught like this again. On a positive note, I have installing ceiling fans down to an art. I installed one in about 30 minutes last night by myself.
    dex71's Avatar
    Lol....Poor WileE......welcome to the life of a nut-twister.

    Wicked said it, though......with every home project, it's always something.

    And a little pro-tip: Look at the screws on the side of the receptacles (outlets). The "hot" side are usually a brass color, and the "neutral" side is usually silver, and will directly correspond to the larger slot on the face of the outlet.
    WickedSoN's Avatar
    Never fails, every time I take on a home project it ALWAYS take twice as long as I predicted. It's the trips to the store that kill me the most. I can't tell you how many times I've had to make that last second trip to Depot or Pep Boys because I'm missing some little gadget or part to finish a job.
    enf's Avatar
    Nice blog and a great person if you ever get the chance to meet him. Well done sir!
    Alundil's Avatar
    nice blog WileE....Now you can be like me and aspire to completely miss your 11,000th as well
    Stealthyking's Avatar
    This is the first blog here ive read All the way through, Well written and a good story.
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    Walkerxes's Avatar
    hahah I missed my 10K post too. Mayble I'll ctch it at 20? :/
    Dusk's Avatar
    Gratz, WileE!

    Hope I can make it even half way to your post count :P
    Viktor_Olin's Avatar
    Congrats on the milestone, WileE!
    Rawr's Avatar
    You know, you should post each paragraph as an individual forum post... that way you can reach 15k even sooner and we can get another swell story ;-)

    Nice post sir!
    Potemkine's Avatar

    I love posts and stories like these. It's damn good to have you here WileE and I am proud to call you a friend since our interactions long, long ago.

    A truly epic adventure.