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Old 12-10-2015, 02:24 AM   #351
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Upgrade fail

Maybe we got the one batch of bad lens covers-BUT I will never recommend the outdoor motion detected Starlight 1000 light fixture.

We have had the light turned off for over 90% of the installed fixture time- and here is how the lett lens looks now-



The right fixture cover is about the same...it just has not crumbled in our hads.
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Old 12-10-2015, 08:37 AM   #352
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Maybe we got the one batch of bad lens covers-BUT I will never recommend the outdoor motion detected Starlight 1000 light fixture.

We have had the light turned off for over 90% of the installed fixture time- and here is how the lett lens looks now-



The right fixture cover is about the same...it just has not crumbled in our hads.

The first light I had from this maker would not work on the motion sensor. It only worked on or off. I emailed them and after working thru some of their tests, they sent me a new one. It works. But when on the motion sensor mode, it has a flashing light indicating it is on. This flashing light if way too bright, it looks like a lighthouse light at night. In a campground in Durango Colorado, a camping neighbor asked me to turn off the light because this flashing light was bothering them all night though I would say it would work fine if you have no neighbors. And If yuu have a problem with your light, email them and see if they will make it right.



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oops- here is the correct photo of the disintegrated plastic...

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We had the same thing happen with our Starlight 1000. After only 5 years, those plastic covers just disintegrated into dust at the slightest touch. Bought this one, Motion Guard, this year. The LED is MUCH bigger & brighter & the quality appears better than the Starlight. Plus it cost half the price the Starlight LED did 5 years ago - but then pricing on LED lights has come down significantly since then.

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While QZ, go to big tent to the booth where these are sold. They will give you replacement lenses for the sensors. If they are not there this year, I know someone that has two spares.
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While QZ, go to big tent to the booth where these are sold. They will give you replacement lenses for the sensors. If they are not there this year, I know someone that has two spares.
Thanks Harry I think I might have to do that!
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Front Cabin Area Coming Along Nicely

The front cabin area is nearing completion...


...although we do have a few things left to do before next month. (The list is on the blog.)

Check out the blog here for more photos.
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So we felt the need to upgrade latches on the bedroom cabinets -

Here is a photo of the upgraded lathes next to the older latches-

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Old 12-21-2015, 01:35 AM   #359
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More Brushed Nickel

We are changing many fixtures over to the brushed nickel finish. Here is one more:



You can look at the blog here to see what we replaced.
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Looks nice! I too need to replace all the knobs and light fixtures like you have. Where did you find the one for the bath? Does just standard size like at HD work? I have a sliding door for the bed room, that may be a problem to find for replacement.
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Looks nice! I too need to replace all the knobs and light fixtures like you have. Where did you find the one for the bath? Does just standard size like at HD work? I have a sliding door for the bed room, that may be a problem to find for replacement.
Charlie- We found the knob at Mobilehomepartsstore.com ...the door hinges are also NOT found at Home Depot.
I will find out where we got the hinges from when DH is awake...but I do know that the hinges at HD did not work. FYI - The link above has some that match the ones we got.

(You can also find a list of most of the parts suppliers that we used at this link. (It is on my blog.)
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Thanks, I am trying to book mark things, so when I am ready I can find what I need.
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Another Present

Mrs. Santa found this for my DH -

It is a drilling jig which makes it easier to install drawer handles.



I think I will enjoy this new tool!

There are more photos on the blog.
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Sneak Peek

Here is a photo of the bedroom- via the hallway.


I sure can't wait to change the window coverings!
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