Is there a spot around the outside of
your home that is just a little dark? Do you go there and wish that
you had a motion detector light that would come on when you walked
outside and then went off. I know what holds you back, calling the
Dorcy has taken care of that with a wireless
LED motion detector light.
Dorcy Light is equipped with a
motion sensor that will shut off automatically if no motion is
detected after 30 seconds. It has a light sensor that goes on only
in darkness to conserve battery life and it is fully adjustable to
rotate a full 360 degrees . Installation is easy with the included
screws and anchors. Pick up some D-Cell batteries to install in the
light and you will have light in the area for a full year. The
light is a grey color that will look good outside on the house.
Price on the
Dorcy is 26.95; batteries will cost you around $6
so for under $35 you can have light anywhere you can install 2
screws. Now you can add “Electrician” to your resume.
Now to the email….
Question: Trudy, I am so glad you
continue your father’s article. I have a question about grease on
a glass oven door. It’s a rent house that we have not gone into in
quite a years and I am thinking they never cleaned the oven. Is
there a safe cleaner that doesn’t have a lot of fumes? I can’t
stand those cleaners that have strong odors.
Answer: There is a cleaner called Holy
that is a degreaser and has no smell. It’s a
environmentally friendly product that produces no fumes. Just spray
the glass letting it sit for a minute and then use a scrubby sponge
and wipe clean.
Holy Cow is great for grill grates, baked on
grease on utensils, and even car engines.
Question: I was wondering what to use
to patch a hole in cement siding. I accidently screwed into a area
that shouldn’t have been and now I have a hole. Should I just use
regular wood dough?
Answer: Use a caulk that is an
adhesive and flexible called
Big Stretch. It will work on
wood siding and your concrete siding also. And you can paint it to
match the siding.
Question: My sweet neighbor who is
recently a widow lost the first number in her address and I found it
in her landscaping. I want to fix it for her so she doesn’t have
to worry about it. What glue can I use that can handle being outside
with the weather and heat?
Answer: Use a construction adhesive
F-26. Clean the area of any dust or debris and put
adhesive on the back of the number. Place it in place rock back and
forth and then pull away for 45 seconds for the adhesive to get tacky
and then reapply. I would secure it with tape for 24 hours.
Question: I have sold my house and I
have to re-caulk the tub and shower area. I want this to be easy and
quick it’s the last thing on the list.
Answer: Clean off all the old caulking
by using the
Contractor’s Desolv It. Clean off any
remaining caulk residue completely. Then caulk with the
. Apply it in a medium bead and use liquid soap on
your finger to smooth it out. Your caulk job with look like a pro
Question: I wanted to replace my
outside fans because the existing fans have droopy blades. What do
you think is a good fan? I want a good light on the fan and a
Answer: The reason that the blades are
droopy is that the fan is an interior fan and the blades are not made
for the humidity outside. Replace the fan with a
with PVC plastic blades that will never droop. There is a
Vantage Regency Fan that has a 66” blade span, with a 12.5
degree pitch and it comes with a remote. It is there newest fan and
it comes with a LED light kit also.