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Painting Gas Lamps posted by Peter C., Plum Harbor I just finished repairing and painting my Gas Lamp. It looks great
and is shining bright and is white again. I purchased my gas mantles purchased online from the American Mantle Co.
Replacing Doorbells posted by Peter C., Plum Harbor About 9 years ago my doorbell was broken and we replaced it with a
wireless system. We put in two internal chime units (battery powered so
no wiring) one downstairs and one upstairs. As for the front door
doorbell push button I removed it: To do this:1.Remove Power. I
disconnected the AC power to the Bell Transformer from the power socket,
I found mine in the garage up on the wall. 2.Then at the front
doorbell, I carefully taped up the wires with PVC tape. Careful because
it may have 120VAC on it. 3. Then I removed the old button & plate
and put in a blank plate and stuck on the small battery powered wireless
button (It has a self adhesive on back) onto the blank plate. As an
alternative location you may stick the Wireless button on your door and
disable the old one. You even could put a second button on the rear door
if you wish. The Wireless units I used have a code you can set, so in
this case all units should be on the same code.
Batteries do last years. The only problem I had after about two years
was with a little corrosion on the wireless doorbell units battery
contact, but I simply put a little bit of Vaseline on the contacts and
have had no further problems since.
Wireless doorbells start at about $15 which is a single indoor unit with one
doorbell button. I would check out the sound to make sure you like it
and that it can be set loud enough. I noticed there is also a model with
a flashing Light for the hard of hearing. To install the indoor
unit, I simply put it on a wall where it could be heard and was not
obtrusive. Just the small screws & wall plugs that came with the
unit were enough to hold it on the drywall. Mine was battery powered so
NO WIRES at all.
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