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February 7, 2018

Hard Wiring Security Lights Is That Legal? New Tool THE HANDYMAN

From The Handyman on Wednesday, February 7th, 2018 in & Videos
Good LED security light 
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Dewalt cordless shop vac 

50 Comments on "Hard Wiring Security Lights Is That Legal? New Tool THE HANDYMAN ":

Mike Ryan Friday, February 9th, 2018
Are you that tall or the top plate height so low? Great video!
alex chirinos Friday, February 9th, 2018
Don't you love how the facia boards sneak up on ya? Lol
John Friday, February 9th, 2018
Duck !! low roof line.
Don Nash Thursday, February 8th, 2018
I found your Instagram page but don't see the video you talk about. Maybe post a link for things like that.
Paul Jackson Thursday, February 8th, 2018
I notice you are really lax about the use of safety glasses,it takes about a micro second to lose an eyeball.
Clint Bennett Thursday, February 8th, 2018
You need a 4 1/8th hole saw bud
MR. FIX-ALL INC. Thursday, February 8th, 2018
Bang your head, I think that a rock song. I've done that more times than I can count.
Jacob M. Rowe Thursday, February 8th, 2018
Dude, your videos are great. Your editing is very unique and I learn the most from your videos vers other YouTube intructional videos. Your explanation is clear and definitely Diggin' the video work. Thank you!
Joseph DESTAUBIN Thursday, February 8th, 2018
Pretty sure the NEC & IRC do not allow for hardwiring without so much as a switch. IBC on the other hand does allow it for commercial use. On the other hand as a GC I only know enough about electrical to get myself into trouble. Also , I know for certain that a switch that requires a ladder to reach does not count as a switch. Cheers!
survivalSC Thursday, February 8th, 2018
Ryobi makes a larger 18v shopvac that they just released about 2 months ago. I own the dewalt one and I can tell you that the ryobi is stronger and I think it's 5 or 6 gallon also and only cost 100 at Home Depot.
Alex Diaz Thursday, February 8th, 2018
My motion sensor lights kept going bad on me. I would only get about one year out of them (cheap-o like the Defiant one you installed in the video) and the sensor would inevitably malfunction. After about a year, the light would either stay on all the time, or never come on at all (even with my doing aggressive jumping jacks right in front of it). I went through about 3 sets of the cheap sensor light fixtures over the course of 3 years and finally had enough. I bought a higher quality light (Rab) and read the instruction manual that states, "Do not install sensors on a circuit that feeds motor loads such as kitchen appliances, HVAC equipment, washer/dryer, or garage door openers." Ever since I took the lights off of the same circuit as the garage door opener (I ran a dedicated circuit for all my outdoor lights), I haven't had any issues(going on 2 years now). It probably also helps that the new motion sensor lights I bought are a lot higher quality (Rab = $$$), but I think taking them off of the same circuit as the garage door opener has helped protect the sensitive components of the motion sensor. Just a head's up in case anyone is having the same issues, requiring replacement every year.
Bob Burch Thursday, February 8th, 2018
Haven't seen your little dog lately.
Mark Albini Thursday, February 8th, 2018
Thank you for caulking around the unit. Even though it has a gasket, that 2 minutes (if that) of time can save headaches later.
Ken L. Thursday, February 8th, 2018
I wish I could spend a week as a non-paid apprentice with you!
Mateo Lopez Thursday, February 8th, 2018
Hey I like your videos and I have learned so much just watching it how much you charge to Apply a galón of pain
jim powell Thursday, February 8th, 2018
love your videos, have had my own property maintenance business here on Vancouver Island BC for seven yrs, my blue tools were stolen from a job while back and swapped them out with lime green!! haven't looked back since :)
Mike Mcneil Thursday, February 8th, 2018
I felt that hit all the way here in nova Scotia
keelinga Thursday, February 8th, 2018
One of the best videos I have seen from you! Love how you showed each of the important components related to this install. Great balance between the time lapse and normal speed. 💯💯💯💯💯💯
Alan Rahlf Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
Was that a 15a or 20a circuit you tapped into? Seemed like it was a 20a circuit based on the 12 gauge wire, and if so, is it legal to tap into with 14 gauge wire? Just curious.
Aaron Singer Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
What type of Romex connecter did you use for the metal box? It was grey and you held it in your mouth that's much easier looking then the threaded rings
Christopher Vindell Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
Cool videos man. Love all that you have done. How long have you been self employed and worked as a Carpenter/handyman? I work for a G.C doing handy work and maintenance on properties. I'm really good at painting and figuring out small problems people have. I would love to have your knowledge of carpentry and electrical. I just know the basics of most trades.
JOHN PIEGZIK Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
Hey Handyman I was just wondering what tool brand would you recommend for the average DIY’er and also for the Handyman or small contractor? I am starting a transition from the DIY stage to Handyman and have the Lime Green tools and was wondering if I should continue with those or switch to a different brand. Thank you! 👍😎🌵
rodney espinosa Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
you ran the wire wrong studs need to be drilled out with 3/4 auger bit and add nail plates
Christopher Vindell Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
Hey there is nothing wrong with the lime green tools lol. Specially the new brushless motor ones. My Co worker has the yellow ones and he says that the new brushless lime green ones are very good. The blue ones were terrible.
Jackson Smith Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
That’s not illegal to hardwire a light.
worlds best Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
what tool belt are you wearing just curius because i need to get one
Blake Horton Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
Ole Bessie in the back bout to stare o whole through u lol
Gavin Romer Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
Talking heads are my second favorite kind of head.
Ville Byberg Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
I hade the Milwaukee duster, and yes it makes it all sooooo fast and customers loves it when you leave a clean jobb. Also super handy when doing plumbing.
Borys Vulgarin F. Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
What about your vest?
liu gonzalez Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
I have that small dewalt vac. It is really handy for small mobile projects and clean ups.
MAYDAY HANDYMAN SERVICES Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
That head bump though. I, always smacking my head on stuff, I even bought a baseball cap bump hat for such incidents and fitted a pencil holder to it. There's a vid on my channel on making it.
Daphne Zink Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
Ack! I felt that one!
Aaron Stone Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
Sounds like you were at a race track
Russ Cherry Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
Are dawn to dusk lights better for security? More tamper proof? I've got to put up 6 porch lights and 2 security lights on a new 4 plex. That's why I asked
Dollar Menu Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
Why wouldn’t you go LED? It’s amazing how cheap some people are when it comes to rental properties. You pay for what you get 🤦🏻‍♂️
Adam Coyne Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
Costco has the best deal on led security lights.
vaughany3 Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
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chadwick hayes Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
I use the vac as a trash can or tool trey when I do a small job I love it
Shaemond Bennett Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
Good video. Got some stones playing with hot wires. But i love my ryobi tools if that was your lime green poke. Really enjoy the product talk at the end also.
Highridge Handyman Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
If you’re desperate the limegreen one LMFAO
S P Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
I bought 3 of the lights using the original discount code you provided. Replaced the lights I had and I must say they are worth every penny. Great lights and thanks for the recommendation.
muniznick Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
At first I thought your were a giant installing those outside lights, low roof on that side?, I still have and like the 20 v Dewalt vac, went mostly red last yr.
SKWDMDYT Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
Why would somebody mount a security light at that level where it can easily be tampered with?
pearsonlands Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
Why no vest?
usdpaulp Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
Why did you switch to the Ridgid oscillating tool away from the DeWalt? Did the DeWalt not holdup?
renoguy25 Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
What , no vest :-) , loved the ...working next door to Daytona , audio track , during when you are tying into the power source :-) Agree with all you said about the sensor lights . the thing that bugs me the most , is that any/all the companies that make them won't make the base plate larger so that they will cover a larger hole ( commonly found done in stucco , glass-chip stucco , etc. ) Or at least produce/sell an optional enlargement ring . so that you don't have to use a crap load of silicone to weather tight these in .Yes like the cordless vacuum for the small jobs ,I'm still using an older model called " hand brush and dustpan " Bob from Calgary
no name Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
I need to replace one of mine but it’s pretty high up and honestly I’m scared. A handyman here said he would do it for $80-$100. I said nah I guess I’ll have to climb it lol
Guywithcrazyideas Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
So low which means easily tapped with a hammer. And what's with doing the wiring with 'hot' wires?
Monte Stu Wednesday, February 7th, 2018
They can’t turn it off, but they can take the bulbs out! If it was an LED like yours, they can’t take the bulbs out.



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