DIY: Replacing Ventilation Fan


DIY: Replacing Ventilation Fan

Maybe about a year ago, wife told me there is a burning smell of plastic at laundry room – and noticed the fan was on for some long period, and the burning smell went away when I turned off the fan. (and placed a tape on the switch not to turn on)

As this was the fan at first floor, getting access directly from the top was not an option, hence studied youtube videos for a long period and multiple times and finally attempted to replace it. This required lots of work – electricity wiring, hammering/screw nailing – as the fan was attached to different direction then intended, dry wall cutting as there was no exact size as old one in the market. Finally, found the fan’s plastic was broken causing the smell after inhaling lots of dust only after I tore down the existing fan. ๐Ÿ™‚

After all – maybe saved about $150-$200 labor cost ๐Ÿ™‚

์˜ค๋ž˜์ „๋ถ€ํ„ฐ ๊ฐ€์ง€๊ณ  ์žˆ์—ˆ๋˜ To-Do list์ค‘ ํ•˜๋‚˜์ธ – ๋Œ๋ฆฌ๋ฉด ํ”Œ๋ผ์Šคํ‹ฑ ํƒœ์šฐ๋Š” ๋ƒ„์ƒˆ๋ฅผ ๋ฐœ์‚ฐํ•ด ์ฃผ์‹œ๋Š” – ๋ง๊ฐ€์ง„ ์„ธํƒ์‹ค์˜ ํ™˜ํ’๊ธฐ๋ฅผ ๊ต์ฒดํ–ˆ๋‹ค…(์‚ฌ์‹ค ์„ธํƒ์‹ค์— ํ™˜ํ’๊ธฐ๊ฐ€ ๊ทธ๋‹ฅ ๊ผญ ํ•„์š”ํ•˜์ง€๋Š” ์•Š์•„์„œ ๋ฏธ๋ฃจ๊ณ ๋ฏธ๋ฃจ๊ณ  ๋ฏธ๋ฃจ๋˜ ์ผ…)

ํ… ์ „๊ธฐ์—, ๋ฒฝ์— ํ‘.. ๋ฌผ๋ก  youtube์—์„  ์‰ฝ๊ฒŒ ํ•˜๋Š”๋ฐ ํ•ญ์ƒ ๊ทธ๋ ‡๋“ฏ ๋‚ด๊ฐ€ ํ• ๋ ค๊ณ  ํ•˜๋ฉด – ํŠนํžˆ ์ด๋ ‡๊ฒŒ ์˜ค๋ž˜๋œ ์„ค๋น„๋Š”- ์•„๋ฌด๋ฆฌ ๊ณต๋ถ€ํ•˜๊ณ  ๋ฏธ๋ฆฌ ์ค€๋น„๋ฅผ ํ•ด๋†”๋„ ๊ฒฐ๊ตญ์€ ์‹คํ–‰ ๋‹จ๊ณ„์—์„œ๋Š” ์‘์šฉ์„ ํ•ด์•ผํ•œ๋‹ค๋Š”๊ฒŒ ์Šค๋ฆด ๋„˜์น˜๋Š” ์ˆœ๊ฐ„๋“ค….

๋•๋ถ„์— ๊ณต์ž„ ๋Œ€์ถฉ 150-200๋ถˆ ์•„๋ผ๊ณ  ๋˜ ํ•˜๋‚˜์˜ ์„ค๋น„์— ๋Œ€ํ•ด ๋ฐฐ์› ๋‹ค.. -.-;






Working hard toย improve the house whose majority stake is owned by bank by helping Amazon to flourish their business..

๋น„๋งŒ ๊ทธ์ณ๋ด๋ผ… ์ž”๋“ธ๋ฐญ์—ย ์ด๋ผ ์ขŒ์‹๋“คย ์ด์ œ ๋‹ค ์ฃผ๊ฑฐ์จ…ใ…‹ใ…‹ใ…‹ ํ•˜์ง€๋งŒ ํ”ผํ„ฐ์ง€๊ฒŒ ๊ฒฐ์Šน๋ถˆ๋Ÿฌ๋„ ๋‹น๊ตฌ์žฅ ์ฃผ์ธ์ด ์Šน์ž๊ฐ€ ๋˜๋“ฏ, ์Šน์ž๋Š” ๊ฒฐ๊ตญ ์•„๋งˆ์กด๊ณผ ์•„๋งˆ์กด ์ง์›๋“ค &ย ์ฃผ์ฃผ๋‹˜๋“ค….OTL




1040X – attempting to fixing one more things in life..


1040X – attempting to fixing one more things in life..

One good thing about tax return filing is Turbotax does everything for people and process every possible information to get to the finish line. However, as usual as other services in US :), it never steps up to provide “opinioned” recommendation. – Yes I do miss that thing from years in Seoul – everything is based on “This is better because it does XXX for you” while here it is always “refer to professionals”

During this year’s process, I noticed one of my old tax return was filed on standard deduction instead of itemized deduction at the first year we purchased house. I kind of knew there might be something missing by doing the standard deduction at the time I own a house, but pushed out to “later I will fix it” at then.

So I just decided – as usual things in life – to file 1040X, which I have already filed once back in 8 years ago to amend one interest income -which sent the tax doc after I filed. All in all, spent nice 2-3 hours of reading and following one by oneย in reviewing the contents of 1040X instruction, 1040 instructions (and some instructions on schedule sections). So crossing the fingers that my late comeback argument works!

๋ฏธ๊ตญ์—์„œ ์‚ด๋ฉด์„œ ๋ถˆํŽธํ•œ ๊ฒƒ ์ค‘ ํ•˜๋‚˜๋Š” ์•„๋งˆ๋„ ์—ฐ๋ง ์ •์‚ฐ์„ ๋ณธ์ธ์ด ํ•ด์•ผํ•œ๋‹ค๋Š” ๊ฑฐ๋‹ค… ๋ฌผ๋ก  ํšŒ๊ณ„์‚ฌํ•œํ…Œ ๋ˆ์ฃผ๊ณ  ํ• ์ˆ˜๋„ ์žˆ๊ณ  ์Šค์Šค๋กœย ํ• ๊ฒฝ์šฐ ํ„ฐ๋ณดํƒ์Šค๋ผ๋Š” ํ›Œ๋ฅญํ•œ ์„œ๋น„์Šค๊ฐ€ ๊ผผ๊ผผํ•˜๊ฒŒ ์ฑ™๊ธธ๊ฑฐ ๋‹ค ์ฑ™๊ฒจ์ฃผ์ง€๋งŒ – ์—ญ์‹œ๋‚˜ ๋ฏธ๊ตญ์—์„œ ํ•ญ์ƒ ๋งž๋‹ฅ๋“œ๋ฆฌ๋Š” ๋ฌธ์ œ์ฒ˜๋Ÿผ ์„ ํƒ์˜ ์˜ต์…˜์ด ์žˆ์„ ๋•Œ – ์˜์‚ฌ๊ฒฐ์ •์ด ๊ฐœ์ž…๋˜๋Š” ๋ถ€๋ถ„์— ๋Œ€ํ•ด์„  ๋‹ต์„ ์ •ํ•ด์ฃผ์ง€ ์•Š๋Š”๋‹ค…

๋น„์Šทํ•œ ์ฃผ์ œ๋กœ…ย ๋‚˜๊ฐ™์€ “์ด์ฃผ๋…ธ๋™์ž”๋“ค์ด ์ž˜ ๋ชจ๋ฅด๊ณ  ์žˆ๋Š” ๊ฒฝ์šฐ๊ฐ€ ๋งŽ์ง€๋งŒ (๋‚˜๋„ ํ•œ 1-2๋…„ ์ง€๋‚˜๊ณ ์„œ์•ผ ์•Œ์•˜์œผ๋‹ˆ..ใ…Žใ…Ž) ์ด ๋‚˜๋ผ๋Š” ํ•œ๊ตญ๊ณผ ๋‹ฌ๋ฆฌ ์‹ฌ์ง€์–ด ์›”๊ธ‰์—์„œ ์„ธ๊ธˆ ๋–ผ๊ฐ€๋Š” ๊ธˆ์•ก๋„ ์ž๊ธฐ๊ฐ€ ์„ค์ •ํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋‹ค…(๋ฌผ๋ก , ๊ทธ๋Ÿฌ๋‹ค ๋ณด๋‹ˆ ์ด๊ฑฐ์™€ ๊ด€๋ จ๋œ ์„ธ๋ถ€ ๊ทœ์ •๋„ ์ข€ ์•Œ์•„์•ผ ํ•˜๊ณ .. ์•”ํŠผ, ์ฃผ์œ„์˜ ์‹ ์ฐธ๋“ค์—๊ฒŒ ๋“ฃ๋Š” FAQ์ค‘ ํ•˜๋‚˜๋Š” “๋ฏธ๊ตญ์€ ์ •๋ง ์„ธ๊ธˆ์ด ๋†’์•„์„œ ์‚ด๊ธฐ๊ฐ€ ์–ด๋ ค์›Œ์š”” ํ˜น์€ “์—ฐ๋ง์ •์‚ฐํ™˜๊ธ‰๊ธˆ์ด ์ •๋ง ๋งŽ๋„ค์š”…” ใ…Žใ…Ž)

2๋…„์ „ ์ง‘์„ ์‚ฌ๋ฉด์„œ ๋ฐ”์จ+Itemized๋ฅผ ๋ญํ•  ์ˆ˜ ์žˆ๋Š”์ง€ ์ž˜๋ชจ๋ฆ„+์•ฝ๊ฐ„์˜ ๊ท€์ฐฎ์ด์ฆ˜์œผ๋กœ itemized deduction ๋Œ€์‹ ย ๊ทธ๋ƒฅ system์—์„œ ๊ฐ„๋žตํ•˜๊ฒŒ recoํ•˜๋Š” ๊ฑธ ๋ฐ”ํƒ•์œผ๋กœ standard๋กœ ํ–ˆ๋Š”๋ฐ, ์˜ฌํ•ด filing์„ ํ•˜๋ฉด์„œ ์ด์ „๋…„๋„๋“ค์˜ filing record๋ฅผ line by line์œผ๋กœ ๋ณด์—ฌ์ฃผ๋Š” ๊ธฐ๋Šฅ์„ ๋ณด๋‹ค ๋ณด๋‹ˆ ์•„๋ฌด๋ž˜๋„ ์ง‘์‚ฐ ์ฒซํ•ด์—ย ์ผ์ „์ด๋ผ๋„ ์†ํ•ด๋ดค๋‹ค๋Š” ๋Š๋‚Œ์ด ํŒ ์™€์„œ (์ž‘๋…„๋ถ€ํ„ด itemized๋กœ ํ•˜๋ฉด์„œ ๋ฐฐ์šด์ ๋„ ๋งŽ๊ณ …) 2๋…„์ „ tax filing์„ ๋’ค์ ธ ๊ด€๋ จ ์„œ๋ฅ˜ ์ถœ๋ ฅ+ ๋ช‡์‹œ๊ฐ„์˜ ์ •๋…๊ณผ ๊ณต๋ถ€ ํ›„์— 1040X๋ฅผ ์ž‘์„ฑํ–ˆ๋‹ค.. (์‚ฌ์‹ค 1040X๋Š” ์ด์ „์—๋„ -๋’ค๋Šฆ๊ฒŒ ๋‚ ๋ผ์˜จ ์€ํ–‰ ์ด์ž ์„œ๋ฅ˜ ํ•˜๋‚˜ ๋•Œ๋ฌธ์—- ํ•œ๋ฒˆ ํ•ด๋ณธ ์ ์ด ์žˆ์–ด์„œ “๊ณตํฌ”๋Š” ์—†์—ˆ์Œ…ใ…‹ใ…‹)

์ด์ œ ๋ฌธ์ œ๋Š”… ๊ณผ์—ฐ ๋‚ด ์ˆ˜์ •๋ณด๊ณ ๋ฅผ ๋ฐ›์•„ ์ค„๊นŒ์˜ ๋ฌธ์ œ.. ๐Ÿ™‚


Sagging Gutter & Repair


Owning a home – to be exact – owning a responsibility to fix a home, taught me one more thing – Gutter can “sag”. All of sudden from some point there were extreme noise of water dropping at the backyard deck so I looked up and found a gap between gutter and roof-end and found out gutter was getting flatter and separating from the roof..ย  another priceless moment ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

After hours of research on web & youtube, finally found the right materials to fix and enjoyed the few hours of climbing up the roof and crawling flat on the roof with drill on one hand outside to plant the fixers. I guess kind of band-aided maybe for 2-3 years, hopefully…

๋ด„๋ถ€ํ„ฐ ๋น„๊ฐ€ ์˜ค๋ฉด ๋ฑ์— ๋ฏธ์นœ๋“ฏ์ด ๋น„๊ฐ€ ๋–จ์–ด์ง€๋Š”๊ฒŒ ์ˆ˜์ƒํ•ด์„œ ์œ„๋ฅผ ๋ดค๋”๋‹ˆ ๋ฌผ๋ฐ›์ด๊ฐ€ ํ‹ˆ์ด ๋ฒŒ์–ด์ ธ์„œ ์ง€๋ถ•์—์„œ ๋ฐ”๋กœ ๋ฌผ์ด ๋–จ์–ด์ ธ ์‹œ๋„๋Ÿฝ๊ณ  ๋ฑ๋„ ๋ง๊ฐ€๋œจ๋ฆฌ๋Š” ๋“ฏํ•˜์—ฌ ์œ„ํ—˜ ๊ฐ์ˆ˜ํ•˜๊ณ  ์‹œ๋„ํ•œ DIY…

๋•๋ถ„์— ๋ช‡ ์ฒœ๋ถˆ ์ง€์ถœ์„ delayํ•˜๊ณ  ๋˜ ํ•œ ๋‹จ์–ด ๋ฐฐ์› ๋‹ค.. sagging ์ด๋ผ๊ณ  ํ•˜๋Š”๊ตฌ๋‚˜… ํ•œ ์•„ํŒŒํŠธ๋กœ 3์ธต์ฏค ๋˜๋Š” ์ง€๋ถ•์œ„๋กœ ๊ธฐ์–ด์˜ฌ๋ผ ๊ฐ€์„œย ํ›„๋œ๋œ๊ฑฐ๋ฆฌ๋ฉด์„œ ๊ฒฝ์‚ฌ๋ฉด์— ๋ฐ”์ง ์—Ž๋“œ๋ ค ๊ณ ๋ฆฌ๋ฅผ ๋ผ์šดํ›„ ๋Œ€๋กฑ๋Œ€๋กฑย ํ•œ ์†์„ย ๋ป—์–ด ๋“œ๋ฆด์„ ์ฐ”๋Ÿฌ ๋„ฃ์—ˆ๋‹ค…

ํœด… ๋ฌด์„œ์›Œ์„œย ๋‚ด ์ƒ๋ช… ํ›„๋œ๋œ๊ฑฐ๋ ค ๋ช‡๋…„ ๊ฐ์ˆ˜ํ•œ๋“ฏ ์‹ถ๊ธดํ•œ๋ฐ… ํ•œ 2-3๋…„ ์ •๋„ gutter ์ˆ˜๋ช…์ด ์—ฐ์žฅ๋œ๋‹ค๋ฉด ๋”ํ•  ๋‚˜์œ„ ์—†์ด ์ข‹๊ฒ ๋‹ค… ์˜ค๋Š˜๋„ ๊ฒฐ๊ตญ์€ ํ™ˆ๋””ํฌ & ๋กœ์Šค ์Šน…




Well these – installingย garage door pad, changing the brokenย knob, and brokenย toilet handleย -are piece of cake compared to fallen fence..

๋‹ด์žฅ๋„ ์“ฐ๋Ÿฌ์ง„ ์™€์ค‘์— ์ด๋Ÿฐ๊ฑด ์ž”์ฑ™์ด๊ธ‰์ด๋ผ ์›ƒ๊ธฐ์ง€๋„ ์•Š๋Š”๋‹ค…-_-;

์—ญ์‹œ ์ง„์ •ํ•œ ์Šน์ž๋Š” ๋‹น๊ตฌ์žฅ ์ฃผ์ธ์ด์‹ฌ…

์š”์ฆ˜์€ ๋˜๋Š”์ผ์ด ์ •๋ง์ •๋ง์ •๋ง์ •๋ง์ •๋ง์ •๋ง์ •๋ง์ •๋ง์ •๋ง์ •๋ง ๋งŽ์•„ ์•„์ฃผ ์ข‹์•„์ข‹์•„์ข‹์•„ ์ฃฝ๊ฒ ๋‹ค……์–ดํœด..์•„… ์•„์ง ํ™˜ํ’๊ธฐ ์ž‘์‚ด ๋‚œ๊ฑฐ ์•„์ง ๋ชป๊ณ ์ณค๊ตฌ๋‚˜…-_-;



Toilet Connector


Anyone who understand what Toilet Connector is and understand this picture knows what happened at my home. – one more thingย – this toilet was on 2nd floor.

์ •๋ง์ด์ง€ ์•„๋‹Œ ๋ฐค์ค‘์— ํ—ฌ๊ฒŒ์ดํŠธ๊ฐ€ ์—ด๋ ธ์—ˆ๋‹ค. ํ•œํŽธ ์‚ฌ๋žŒ์žˆ์„ ๋•Œ ๋ฐœ์ƒํ•œ ์ผ์ด๋ผ ์ฒœ.๋งŒ.๋‹ค.ํ–‰…ํœด… ๋˜ ํ™ˆ๋””ํฌ๋งค์ถœ ํ–ฅ์ƒ์— ๊ธฐ์—ฌํ•ด์ฃผ์…จ๋‹ค.

๋‹ค๋ฅธ ๋ณ€๊ธฐ๋“ค๋„ ํ•˜๋‚˜์”ฉ ๋ฏธ๋ฆฌ ๊ต์ฒด๋ฅผ ํ•ด์ฃผ๋˜๊ฐ€ ํ•ด์•ผ๊ฒ ๋‹ค… ๐Ÿ˜ฆ



Last DIY Project of 2014: Replacing Kitchen Faucet

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์ง‘์€ ๋นš์–น์–ด์„œ ์žฅ๋งŒ์€ ํ–ˆ๋Š”๋ฐ, ์žฅ๋งŒํ•˜๊ธฐ์— ๊ธ‰๊ธ‰ํ–ˆ๊ณ , ์›”๊ธ‰์€ ๋งŽ์ด ๋ชป๋ฒŒ์–ด์˜ค๋Š” ํ•˜์ฐฎ์€ ์ธ์ƒ์—ย ๋พฐ์กฑํžˆ Moonlightingํ•  ์žฌ์ฃผ๋Š” ์—†๊ณ  ํ•ด์„œ ๋ฐ˜๊ฐ•์ œ์ ์œผ๋กœ ์‹œ์ž‘ํ•œ DIY.

์ง‘ํŽ˜์ธํŠธ ์น ํ•˜๊ธฐ, ๋‚˜๋ฌด ์ž๋ฅด๊ธฐ, ์ด๋ผ ๊ธ์–ด๋‚ด๊ณ  ์ž”๋“ธ ์”จ๋ฟŒ๋ฆฌ๊ธฐ, ์ง€๋ถ•์— ์˜ฌ๋ผ๊ฐ€ gutter์ฒญ์†Œํ•˜๊ธฐ, ๋ฏธ๋‹ซ์ด ๋ฌธ์ง ๋‹ค์‹œ ์„ค์น˜ํ•˜๊ธฐ, ์ „๊ธฐ ์•„์›ƒ๋ › ๊ต์ฒดํ•˜๊ธฐ, ์„ธํƒ๊ธฐ ๊ฑด์กฐ๊ธฐ ์„ค์น˜ํ•˜๊ธฐ, ์„ธํƒ์‹ค ์žฅํŒ ๋‹ค์‹œ๊น”๊ธฐ, ๋ƒ‰์žฅ๊ณ  ์„ค์น˜ํ•˜๊ธฐ, ์‹๊ธฐ์„ธ์ฒ™๊ธฐ ์„ค์น˜ํ•˜๊ธฐ์— ์ด์–ด ์˜ฌํ•ด ๋งˆ์ง€๋ง‰์œผ๋กœ ์ฃผ๋ฐฉ ์ˆ˜๋„๊ผญ์ง€๋ฅผ ๊ต์ฒดํ–ˆ๋‹ค.

์‚ฌ์‹ค ๊ต์ฒดํ•˜๊ณ  ์‹ถ์–ด์„œ ๊ฐˆ์•˜๋‹ค๊ธฐ ๋ณด๋‹ค๋Š” ๋ฌผ์ด ์ƒˆ๋Š” ๊ฒƒ ๊ฐ™์ด ์ˆ˜๋„๊ผญ์ง€ cartridge๋ฅผ ๊ต์ฒดํ•˜๋ ค๊ณ  ๋œฏ์–ด๋ณธ ์ˆ˜๋„๊ผญ์ง€์˜ ๋‚ด๋ถ€ ๋ถ€์‹์ƒํƒœ๊ฐ€ ์‹ฌ๊ฐํ•œ๋“ฏํ•˜์—ฌ, ๋ฌด์‹ฌ์ฝ”์—์„œ ์งˆ๋Ÿฌ๋ฒ„๋ ธ๋Š”๋ฐ ์‚ฌ๋žŒ์จ์„œ ๊ต์ฒดํ•˜๋ ค๋ฉด ๊ณต์ž„๋งŒ ์ตœ์†Œ 200๋ถˆ ๊ฐ€๋Ÿ‰ ์ค˜์•ผํ•œ๋‹จ๋‹ค…ํ—…-_-;

์–ด์ฉ”์ˆ˜ ์—†์ด ์—ฐ์žฅ๋“ค์„ ์ฑ™๊ฒจ๋“ค๊ณ  ์‹ฑํฌ๋Œ€๋ฐ‘์„ ๊ธฐ์–ด๋“ค์–ด๊ฐ€ ๋‚‘๋‚‘, ์‰ฝ๊ฒŒ ๋ถ„๋ฆฌ๋˜์–ด์•ผ ํ•  ๋ถ€๋ถ„์€ ๋…น์ด ์Šฌ์–ด ํ—›๋Œ๊ณ +๋ถ€ํ’ˆ๋ผ๋ฆฌ ๋ถ™์–ด๋ฒ„๋ ค ์ฃฝ์–ด๋„ ๋ถ„๋ฆฌ๋˜์ง€ ์•Š๊ณ .. ์–ด์ฉ”์ˆ˜ ์—†์ด ์‡ ํ†ฑ์œผ๋กœ ๊ฐˆ๊ธฐ๊ฐˆ๊ธฐ ๋œฏ์–ด๊ฐ€๋ฉฐ ๊ธฐ์กด ๊ผญ์ง€ ์ œ๊ฑฐ… ๊ทธ๋ž˜๋„ ์„ค์น˜๋Š” ๋‹จ์ˆœํ•ด์„œ ๋‹คํ–‰… ์•”ํŠผ last word๋Š” – Thank you Youtube! ๐Ÿ™‚ You thought me everything…

ํœด.. ๋‚ด๋…„์—” ๋ญ๊ฐ€ ๋‚  ๊ธฐ๋‹ค๋ฆฌ๋ ค๋‚˜…-_-;



Daytrip to Beaverton, OR – Good Open-Box Dishwasher Hunting

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Embarked a trip to Oregon to hunt for a “hard to find” Bosch Dishwasher at Washington

– There was no ideal dishwasher within our budgetย in Washington – only found out Sears outlet at Portland and Best Buy at Beaverton has it…

– Wondered for 1 hour during midnight to attempt or not and decided to check it out by going there: risk was returnning without any gains after hours of driving back and forth.

– Extra cost: $50-$60 Fuel+carย mileage dep.ย plus some time and effort to drive for round trip for unknown results. (but my time is cheap). Also this means I have to haul-away the old one by myself since it is outside of “delivery & pickup”range. Also, I cannot get installation service or need to hire someone to get installed. (Thank you youtube!!…)

– Savings: $250 from buying an open box- though it has little dent, about $100 for “forced” DIY Installation – becauseย of the reaon stated above, also aroundย some savingsย for sales tax (Thank you state of Oregon!)

Extra gain is seeing/bypassing Nike’sย HQ.. ๐Ÿ™‚ hearing quite dishwasher runningย after 7 hours of round trip driving and 1 hour of uninstall & install DIYย – priceless..