How To Cut A Hole In Sheetrock For An Electrical Outlet With Alure Home Improvements

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Sponsored Content Brought To You By Alure Home ImprovementsDo you want to add an outlet to your home but you’re worried that you might be unable to cut a hole in the wall?Fear not, because Doug Cornwell, the chief operating officer of Alure Home Improvements, shows you how easy it is to create the space you need in this recent installment of Alure Home Improvements’ “60-Second Fix: How to Cut a Hole for an Outlet in 60 Seconds.”Here, the goal is simple. He’s recently installed a new double-switch for the lights, and now he wants to add an electrical outlet nearby for the plugs. He demonstrates how to cut through the finished Sheetrock without making a big ordeal out of it so you can simply insert an electrical outlet box right into the hole.The key to this process is that the wall is already finished. The Sheetrock has been installed and painted; the underlying wall studs are covered up so you can’t access them. This distinction is important because it determines what kind of electrical box is suitable for installation.“Part one is getting the wire there,” he explains. “The other part is cutting the hole out so you can put the box in. Today I’m going to show you how to cut the box out.”Cornwell uses what is called an “old work” or “retrofit” PVC outlet box, which means that the plastic box is not intended for new construction projects.“The walls are closed,” Cornwell explains here. “They’re not open.”He holds the plastic blue box, and recommends that you make sure it’s up to code in your area, which you can do when you’re at your local hardware store.Generally, these electrical boxes come in two kinds: plastic or metal. The plastic boxes are easier for the amateur handyman to handle because they’re lighter than metal and they’re also cheaper.“First thing you want to do is determine the location of the hole,” Cornwell advises.As he shows here, you want to keep the outlet at approximately the same height as the switch for aesthetic purposes and convenience. Take the box and place it firmly against the wall with one hand so you can outline the straight edges with a pencil. Carefully mark all four sides of the box on the wall.“This way you know the area you want to cut out,” he says.You can cut the hole out in several ways. For this job, he wields a small keyhole-type Sheetrock saw, which can cost between $5 and $10. Use whatever tool you’re comfortable with, because this task is not too time-consuming and the hole is manageably small.The keyhole saw is built to penetrate the wall and enable you to perform the in-and-out sawing motion easily. Use the blade to follow along the pencil lines carefully. Try to be as exact as possible because you don’t want to leave an unnecessarily wide gap. When you come to the corner, carefully remove the blade so you don’t tear the wall surface, and then start on the other side.Once you have the little section of the wallboard almost completely cut out, make sure you hold onto the piece so it won’t fall behind the wall.Now comes the installation of the electrical box.As Cornwell points out, the plastic box has two corner screws, one for the top and one for the bottom. Tightening each screw moves a little wing-like flap attached to the back of the box and starts to draw it up until it touches the other side of the Sheetrock and locks in place. These plastic tabs are supposed to act as clamps as they flip into action but they can be rather flimsy flappers, so don’t take them for granted.“You want to go slow with this,” Cornwell says. “You don’t want to go too fast because you just want it to be snug up against the back of the wall.”Done properly, it locks up the box’s top corner and bottom corner.After you’re ready, you can place the box into the wall, line up the screws, and tighten them accordingly.“Once you see the screw start to pull further into the box, stop,” says Cornwell. “You don’t want to pull it through the Sheetrock. That’s it. It’s in.”Click here to learn more about Alure Home ImprovementsTo make sure he’s done, Cornwell prods all four sides with his fingers to make sure the electrical box won’t wiggle.See how simple that was? Thanks to Alure Home Improvements, cutting a hole in Sheetrock is as easy as 1-2-3!last_img read more

Data and statistics often hide the real picture

first_imgLocalNews Data and statistics often hide the real picture by: – August 9, 2011 Dr. Francis Severin, Head of UWI Open Campus.Head of the University of the West Indies, Open Campus in Dominica, Dr. Francis Severin, told a youth symposium yesterday that data and statistics in relation to crime and violence often hides the real picture.Dr. Severin was one of the facilitators of a “Youth and Violence” Symposium for youths from across the Caribbean Region including Antigua, Bahamas, Grenada, St. Lucia, Barbados, Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, St. Vincent, Jamaica, and Dominica.“Very often data and statistics tend to hide the real picture, because indeed there is a dark side of crime. Whether there is; and that sounds clichéd, there is one murder or two murders, or one aggravated assault, or one forcible rape someone, in fact several people by the multiplying effect, are impacted negatively. And therefore what statistics and data can tend to do is to trivialize and minimize the emotional impact, the socio-economic impact, the sensibility of well-being that people experience,” he said.Dr. Severin noted that while some may be of the view that the rate of crime in Dominica is not as bad as in neighboring islands, we need to be more sensitive to those who have been affected by them.“Quite often articulated sometimes in radio programmes where people call to say oh well Dominica or Grenada is not as bad as St. Lucia or Jamaica and so on and so forth. That to me is being extremely rude to those people who have been victimized by crime and other violent acts.”Dr. Severin is of the view that statistics tends to ‘shroud the human element that is affected by crime and violence.”Dominica Vibes News 29 Views   no discussions Share Sharecenter_img Sharing is caring! Tweet Sharelast_img read more

Angels finally get their top nine hitters together in one lineup

first_imgKANSAS CITY, Mo. — Although the Angels had scored the most runs in the majors over their first 14 games, it wasn’t until the 15th game that they put their preferred lineup together.On Friday night, the lineup included Ian Kinsler, Zack Cozart and Shohei Ohtani, the first time those three had been together with the other six everyday players.Kinsler had missed most of the first two weeks with a groin injury. The game before he went on the disabled list, Ohtani didn’t play. The first game in which Kinsler was back on Thursday night, Cozart didn’t play.With everyone together on Friday night, Manager Mike Scioscia had a couple interesting lineup decisions. Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros “There was a lot of discussion of Coz staying there, but in the big picture of where we want to be in the long term, it has Ian leading off and Coz in a role hopefully with some guys on base,” Scioscia said.Also, Scioscia moved Ohtani up from the No. 8 to No. 7 spot. Scioscia wouldn’t elaborate much of his thinking with that move.“That’s the way the lineup flows tonight,” he said.Perhaps a part of the decision was seeing Ohtani get intentionally walked on Thursday night. Ohtani, who brought a .346 average and 11 RBIs into Friday’s game, had Andrelton Simmons hitting behind him on Friday. Simmons was hitting .356 with a major-league leading 21 hits. First, he moved Cozart back to the No. 6 spot, even though the lineup had been productive with him at leadoff. Scioscia opted to put Kinsler back at the top.Related Articles Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone center_img Ohtani is not expected to be in the lineup again until Tuesday, at the earliest, because he is scheduled to pitch on Sunday and the Angels are off on Monday. Luis Valbuena would probably take Ohtani’s spot in those games.ALSOJC Ramírez is scheduled to undergo Tommy John surgery on Tuesday, General Manager Billy Eppler said. The Angels announced on Monday that the procedure was recommended for Ramírez, who has a torn ulnar collateral ligament. Ramírez had tried stem-cell therapy to heal his elbow when it was only partially torn last year. …Felix Peña was optioned to Triple-A to create room for Andrew Heaney, who was activated from the disabled list to make his first start of the season on Friday. …Heaney became the ninth different pitcher to start for the Angels in their first 15 games. They are just the 10th team in major league history to use at least nine starters in their first 15 games, the first since the 1960 Baltimore Orioles.UP NEXTAngels (Garrett Richards, 1-0, 4.20) at Royals (Jake Junis, 2-0, 0.00), 4 p.m., Saturday, FS1, KLAA (830 AM). Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Don Cherry fired from longtime ‘Hockey Night in Canada’ role following immigrant comments

first_imgDon Cherry has been fired by Sportsnet and will no longer appear on “Coach’s Corner” during “Hockey Night in Canada.””Sports brings people together — it unites us, not divides us. Following further discussions with Don Cherry after Saturday night’s broadcast, it has been decided it is the right time for him to immediately step down,” Sportsnet president Bart Yabsley said in a statement Monday afternoon. Statement from Sportsnet: pic.twitter.com/LRKrww0AQ1— Sportsnet PR (@SportsnetPR) November 11, 2019The decision came less than 48 hours after Cherry made insensitive comments about Canada’s immigrants when discussing poppies, the official symbol of remembrance for Canadian veterans and those who served during times of war. “You people love, they come here, whatever it is, you love our way of life, you love our milk and honey. The least you could pay [is] a couple of bucks for a poppy or something like that,” Cherry said on Saturday night. “These guys pay for your way of life that you enjoy in Canada. These guys pay the biggest price.”Sportsnet released a statement on Sunday, saying: “Don’s discriminatory comments are offensive and they do not represent our values and what we stand for as a network. We have spoken with Don about the severity of this issue and we sincerely apologize for these divisive remarks.”Later that night, Cherry’s longtime partner Ron MacLean issued an on-air apology for not condemning him during the segment.”Don Cherry made remarks which were hurtful, discriminatory, which were flat out wrong,” MacLean said. “We at Sportsnet have apologized. It certainly doesn’t stand for what Sportsnet or Rogers [Communications] represents. We know diversity is the strength of the country. We see it in travels with our show and with Hockey Night in Canada. I owe you an apology, too: that’s the big thing I want to emphasize. I sat there, did not catch it, did not respond.”Cherry responded to news of his firing in an interview with the Toronto Sun. He said he had “no problem” with Sportsnet’s decision, but refused to apologize for his remarks.“I know what I said and I meant it. Everybody in Canada should wear a poppy to honour our fallen soldiers,” Cherry said, via the Sun. “I speak the truth and I walk the walk. I have visited the bases of the troops, been to Afghanistan with our brave soldiers at Christmas, been to cemeteries of our fallen around the world and honoured our fallen troops on Coach’s Corner.”“To keep my job, I cannot be turned into a tamed robot,” Cherry added.Earlier Monday, the hashtag, #DonCherryIsRight was trending in Canada. NHL:“While we recognize Cherry’s 4 decades of service broadcasting NHL games, today’s decision was justifiable response to his comments on Saturday night. Opinions he expressed are in direct conflict with values of diversity/inclusion that we embrace as pillars of our sport”— Devin Heroux (@Devin_Heroux) November 11, 2019The firing ends a long-twisted road for the 85-year-old former NHL player and coach who became a polarizing figure in Canada for his controversial remarks for years, aimed at, among other things, European and French-Canadian players, women in the sports industry and the physicality of the sport.A week ago, Cherry laughed when discussing Scott Sabourin’s injury that left the Ottawa Senator forward hospitalized.Sportsnet has not said how or if it will replace Cherry’s “Coach’s Corner” segment moving forward.last_img read more